Hogan Ft. Worth Blacks

RayGormanRayGorman Posts: 129 ClubWRX
edited Jul 13, 2018 in Equipment #1
Tell you what, once you find the sweetspot, these things are awesome. Out of the box I was really heely and that led to a lot more clankers than I would like to admit. As I'm also working on my swing at the same time, I wrote those off as I was only working on the swing on the range and not on the course. Had a really good range session this morning and was catching the sweet spot 90-95% of the time. The misses weren't nearly as bad as they were.

Even though the lofts are a tad weaker than the previous set, I did gain a few yards apparently. Now that could be a result of the combination of getting on the sweetspot and the new swing (mostly a plane fix).



But as I said, when you tag the spot, they are like buttah...







Sorry about that, I'll try and get a bigger pic. not sure what happened... something to do with the transfer from the phone, I suspect..



Fixed it...I hope



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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 3,956 ClubWRX
    Were you hitting off mats or grass? How was the sole through the turf?
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  • RayGormanRayGorman Posts: 129 ClubWRX
    semi Fluffy mats this AM, but playing last week they were fine. The soles have been tweaked in the new models to ease the path thru the turf... apparently. But I'm not a digger anyway, more of a skimmer (Like Nicklaus was.. or is) so it shouldn't be a problem.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    I saw photos of those irons. They really look great.
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 3,956 ClubWRX
    Love the look of these... what shafts did you end up with? Thanks for the info.
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    Taylormade M2 15* Proforce V2 66s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
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    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
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  • deejaiddeejaid Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    Very nice Ray. Those look sweet. I have the regular Ft. Worths and they are great. I really like the v-sole on them. Would like to see how the Blacks v-sole differ from the original Ft. Worth.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,151 ✭✭
    RayGorman wrote:


    Tell you what, once you find the sweetspot, these things are awesome. Out of the box I was really heely and that led to a lot more clankers than I would like to admit. As I'm also working on my swing at the same time, I wrote those off as I was only working on the swing on the range and not on the course. Had a really good range session this morning and was catching the sweet spot 90-95% of the time. The misses weren't nearly as bad as they were.

    Even though the lofts are a tad weaker than the previous set, I did gain a few yards apparently. Now that could be a result of the combination of getting on the sweetspot and the new swing (mostly a plane fix).



    But as I said, when you tag the spot, they are like buttah...







    Sorry about that, I'll try and get a bigger pic. not sure what happened... something to do with the transfer from the phone, I suspect..



    Fixed it...I hope



    From the looks of that I would say you are flushing it and leaving cover on the face to boot!!! If you take that to the course I would say you will be fairly dangerous man image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,151 ✭✭
    deejaid wrote:


    Very nice Ray. Those look sweet. I have the regular Ft. Worths and they are great. I really like the v-sole on them. Would like to see how the Blacks v-sole differ from the original Ft. Worth.
    Hmmmm knowing your background and tastes in clubs They may be something for me to seriously consider
    Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Diamana Reg
    Irons 3 thru 9 KZG Kyoei Forged CB 1st generation Swing Science 400 Graphite Senior flex
    PW Cleveland Special 588 45* bent to 47* Stock Cleveland Steel Shaft
    SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
    Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
    Bag-- Jones Classic non stand
    Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want **** the USGA & R&A
    Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
    Vintage
    Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
    3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
    Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green or 1980 Macgregor VIP 3 thru PW Hogan Apex #2 shafts " The famous Bastardized Macs"
    PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
    SW Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
    Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
    Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff
  • deejaiddeejaid Members Posts: 453 ✭✭
    BIG STU wrote:

    deejaid wrote:


    Very nice Ray. Those look sweet. I have the regular Ft. Worths and they are great. I really like the v-sole on them. Would like to see how the Blacks v-sole differ from the original Ft. Worth.
    Hmmmm knowing your background and tastes in clubs They may be something for me to seriously consider




    Definitely Stu. To me, they are the natural evolution of a Hogan or even a Macgregor iron. Compact head, subtle perimeter weighting, and again, the v-sole, make them a more forgiving players iron. They play very similar to my Macgregor CB-92’s, except the v-sole makes them much more forgiving by minimizing fat shots.
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  • RayGormanRayGorman Posts: 129 ClubWRX
    Nixhex524 wrote:


    Love the look of these... what shafts did you end up with? Thanks for the info.




    I had to go with the KBS Tour V-Stiff (steel). About a week after I ordered them, they were available with True Tempers, but I was happy with my choice.. because if I had even more choices, I would have never been able to decide which ones to get!



    As for being dangerous out there... It rarely translates to the course as most people know.. Only had 3 approaches using the PW yesterday. One was a bit low on the face, one was a little knock down and the other was a flush, on the spot to 125... Except it was behind a little **** in front of the green, so I couldn't see the "landing dance". But the ball mark was about 2-3 feet ahead so it maybe popped and pulled a little bit.



    The real spinner of the day came from the Vokey Gap Wedge... caught it just so... and it pulled it back off the front and down the slope... <sigh>
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 3,956 ClubWRX
    RayGorman wrote:

    Nixhex524 wrote:


    Love the look of these... what shafts did you end up with? Thanks for the info.




    I had to go with the KBS Tour V-Stiff (steel). About a week after I ordered them, they were available with True Tempers, but I was happy with my choice.. because if I had even more choices, I would have never been able to decide which ones to get!



    As for being dangerous out there... It rarely translates to the course as most people know.. Only had 3 approaches using the PW yesterday. One was a bit low on the face, one was a little knock down and the other was a flush, on the spot to 125... Except it was behind a little **** in front of the green, so I couldn't see the "landing dance". But the ball mark was about 2-3 feet ahead so it maybe popped and pulled a little bit.



    The real spinner of the day came from the Vokey Gap Wedge... caught it just so... and it pulled it back off the front and down the slope... <sigh>




    This would probably be my shaft choice as well... Little on the light side but it's a great shaft. Thanks again for the info, going to keep an eye on these. Have fun with them!
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    Taylormade M2 15* Proforce V2 66s
    Titleist 816 H1 19*  Fujikura Motore 8.8 TS
    Srixon Z745 4-P PX 5.5 Flighted
    Titleist SM5 50/56
    Odyssey PT2
    Srixon Z Star XV
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