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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

Postby BomGolf222 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:05 pm

I took the 7-iron from that 2006 set for a quick hit at the range......... yikes! To say it flew a bit higher than my PC 7-iron would be a gross understatement. I see I have some tweaking to do.


It's funny, I never liked Hogan clubs until I saw the older ones. The ones from the 90's and beyond always looked chunky and offset to me. I don't mind a bit of offset in wedges because I don't like when the leading edge lips out beyond the shaft on a wedge/sand wedge, but I just can't hit a long iron with offset, I never could. I remember getting a ping 1 and I couldn't hit it 3 feet off the ground. I think I compensate for offset by getting ahead of it because I hate having the face back there, and end up actually hitting them lower. I really have to like the look of a club, I'm 'shallow' like that :)
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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

Postby Steb » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:42 pm

You shallow? I can't even use a ball if I don't like how the print on it is done, and try to avoid putting an identification mark on it.

I failed to clear a long carry with the old Slazenger 2-iron last comp and this other guy in the group, a 10 marker who as early as the 1st tee stated that he used to be much lower (you know the type) held out his Ping hybrid and said have a go. I think he hit a nerve, because I told him I can't even look at that ugly piece of shit let alone think of using it, even if the rules did allow.
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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

Postby robbo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:59 pm

Steb wrote:You shallow? I can't even use a ball if I don't like how the print on it is done, and try to avoid putting an identification mark on it.

I failed to clear a long carry with the old Slazenger 2-iron last comp and this other guy in the group, a 10 marker who as early as the 1st tee stated that he used to be much lower (you know the type) held out his Ping hybrid and said have a go. I think he hit a nerve, because I told him I can't even look at that ugly piece of shit let alone think of using it, even if the rules did allow.


I wonder if Bom's "shallow" comment has some dual connotation? My guess is it does. ;)

Good on you for providing some "feedback" to your playing partner! Same stuff I get when guys look in my bag. I'll often pull out one of their 5-irons and incredulously ask how they can possibly hit something so upright??!!! :

So how are those Slazenger's treating you in general?

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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

Postby BomGolf222 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:12 pm

I wonder if Bom's "shallow" comment has some dual connotation? My guess is it does.


Yeah, I'm a smartarse like that. It just happened as I was typing so I had to go with it- it made too much sense not to.
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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

Postby Steb » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:52 pm

Haven't had much of a hit lately Robbo, so hard to say. I've recently moved area and the only club within reasonable driving distance sux. Course is fine, just I like to hit off about 6pm after work and here they're pulling the flags out for the night and closing up with 2 hours of good light left. Plus a tonne of other idiotic things that has me on the verge of creating a website detailing all the nightmarish things you find out about clubs after joining them.

I do wish I had the whole set of Slazengers though. I'm only using the 2-iron, the others I use for impact bag work. Compared to the rest of my clubs, Miz TP-19's, the 2-iron goes about the same distance as my usual 3, maybe half a club in it. Not hitting it great but happy enough considering it's only got a Reg shaft and visually looks maybe only 2 deg flat.

BTW, I learnt not to take a persimmon driver out when you've got sore wrists. I had sore wrists from hammering heaps of nails and my wrists just couldn't handle the extra weight of persimmon. I hit 5 hazards in 7 holes :(
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Re: New Persimmons by the Ben Hogan Company

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Re: Ben Hogan Equipment - thru the years

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Re: Ben Hogan Equipment - thru the years

Postby jrich99 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Those are gorgeous! Old Hogan stuff is very scarce for us lefties, unfortunately.
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Re: Ben Hogan Equipment - thru the years

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Re: Ben Hogan Equipment - thru the years

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