New Hogan GS53 Driver and Fairways

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wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat SunflowerMembers  1253WRX Points: 664Posts: 1,253 Platinum Tees
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Driver: https://benhogangolf.com/products/gs53-driver

Fairways: https://benhogangolf.com/products/gs53-fairway-woods

Happy to see this company making a driver. The adjustability ("flight control" they call it) looks a little convoluted to understand, but for me, I tend to stick with a driver setting anyway once I have found one I liked. The head is two-piece titanium (the body cavity and the face) and says the face is forged. Head is 450cc and traditionally shaped.

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  • gpleonardgpleonard New Smyrna Beach, FloridaMembers  1353WRX Points: 159Handicap: 15Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    Interesting to say the least. Hosel adjustment is on the idea of the Callaway Opti Fit.

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  • tannyhobantannyhoban Members  2099WRX Points: 389Posts: 2,099 Platinum Tees
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    Incorporate design features (speed slot and sweet spot/face insert shape) of the Hogan woods of days gone by. They look good.

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  • lazyjc4lazyjc4 Members  947WRX Points: 137Handicap: 5.9Posts: 947 Golden Tee
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    Like the idea of being able to adjust face angle/loft without moving the shaft and grip. Great for us ribbed grip users!

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    Look great but drivers might be a tough sell. Hoping I'm wrong because I'm a big Hogan fan.

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  • playgolf111playgolf111 Members  364WRX Points: 82Posts: 364 Greens
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    I was a long time Hogan player before i switched to Titleist.
    Nice to see this traditional company and Hogan name is back. Would like to see a PGA player presence on tour.

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  • ibradleyibradley Members  476WRX Points: 203Posts: 476 Greens
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    It is a very interesting business model. Great prices. Driver looks great. It’s probably close enough to being as good as anything out there that most won’t be able to notice any difference. I’m tempted to buy for sure.

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  • bhj83bhj83 Kansas CityMembers  858WRX Points: 145Handicap: 1.2Posts: 858 Golden Tee
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    I checked with them and they said the drivers would be available in the demo program within a few weeks. I'm intrigued, but not enough to throw $300 their way without hitting one. $20 demo program will be the way to go :)

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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4217WRX Points: 513Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,217 Titanium Tees
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    I'm interested in the Fairway woods, specifically the 4 wood, since no one wants to make a 4wd these days....

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  • AzSuperHack76AzSuperHack76 ClubWRX  1751WRX Points: 278Posts: 1,751 ClubWRX
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    The drivers and FW’s are up on their site for the demo program now.

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    On -, @AzSuperHack76 said:

    The drivers and FW’s are up on their site for the demo program now.

    Nice, thanks! I went ahead and ordered. Nice that they include a driver and fairway wood. Interested to try them out.

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Me too. I jumped on these earlier today. I'm wondering if I can go by and pick them up.

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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors  4430WRX Points: 647Posts: 4,430 Titanium Tees
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    Also interested in the 4w. Can someone post actual pics when they get them in hand?

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    I requested the driver and 4 for my demo. Let's see if they have it

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Played one round with the 10.5 driver and the 4. Both are very solid feeling. I need to get the driver on a Trackman, it seems to be a very low spin head even coupled with the high launch, high spin Helium shaft. Very controllable and works both ways. I left the settings in the standard mode but will try it with the loft set lower this afternoon.

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  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2846WRX Points: 284Posts: 2,846 Titanium Tees
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    4 wood looks interesting.Going low spin on the Driver is an interesting design choice! Clearly targeting the Low Cappers! Reminds me of when i bought a J33r ? and just couldnt launch it!!!!! And thats still a Classic so well done....predicting an off contract PGA tour bag with one of these soon!

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  • Payton1020Payton1020 Cincinnati, OhioMembers  2095WRX Points: 183Handicap: 12.5Posts: 2,095 Platinum Tees
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    And nary an in hand pic to be posted.🙄

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    I will post a picture of the 4 shortly. It's a gem, by the way. With the Helium shaft it's very easy to elevate and long. It feels very solid, reminds me of the Callaway Steelheads I always loved.
    I tweaked the driver to the low loft (from 10.5). I had to do the same thing with my XR16 Sub-Zero. The Hogan is very controllable, very accurate and was giving me consistently good distance.

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    Do they send the wrench along with the demos?

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Yes, and headcovers.

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Here are some quick pictures of the 4. Sorry for the quality, it was so bright out I couldn't see the screen.

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  • Jvoom30Jvoom30 Members  169WRX Points: 50Handicap: 10Posts: 169 Fairways
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    i have the driver still testing it out. A review was posted on youtube yesterday numbers were pretty solid. One thing it does come out of the box set a little closed but you can adjust to set it more neutral.

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  • bhj83bhj83 Kansas CityMembers  858WRX Points: 145Handicap: 1.2Posts: 858 Golden Tee
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    I got the demo setup of driver and fairway wood. Finally had a chance to play 9 and compare against my M3 driver and I was surprised I was actually hitting the Hogan a little further today. Small sample size for sure but I'm surprised at this point. I have the same Tensei Blue shaft in both drivers. 4 wood on the other I'm not a big fan of. It looks closed to me at address and doesn't have a great sound IMO.

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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3766WRX Points: 690Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,766 Titanium Tees
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    How is the fairway wood at adress? The stock photos on the hogan website look like the face is slightly closed.

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    On -, @Golfingfanatic said:

    How is the fairway wood at adress? The stock photos on the hogan website look like the face is slightly closed.

    See my comment directly before yours. Definitely looks closed at address to my eye and I don't like that it's not adjustable so it won't be beating out my F7.

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  • sieb33sieb33 Members  30WRX Points: 62Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Anyone else have or hit this driver? Launch monitor?

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  • dkelly1269dkelly1269 Members  109WRX Points: 84Posts: 109 Fairways
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    I demoed the driver and 4 wood and liked them very much. Tried them with the Helium shaft so the 4 was very easy to elevate. A really nice club.
    I found the driver to be low spin, long and very accurate. It had a very solid feel and muted sound. I will be ordering one soon.

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