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I just saw the new Hogan apex edge irons and they are really huge. They look like the edge pro's on steroids but you know what they still look good. Clean lines with a well proportioned offset for the size of the iron.

They look like you could hit them in your sleep and I was wondering if anybody else has seen or hit these irons. To me they might fit in their with an iron like the mx 23 from mizuno. Big, forged, and forgiving. I am considering both of these irons and would love to hear your opinions on the new edge and whether you think it is in the same class as the mx 23's. Thanks

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I too, would love to hear some reviews of this iron... I'm trying to steer my father in the direction of something like this... he used to be a fairly solid player back in the day, but his game is a little... err... overly optomistic relative to the blades that he likes so much, visually... Mizzy's will also get a good look, if I can just get him to demo the dang things :)

 

He will also be demo'ing hybrids... lots and LOTS of hybrids :beee:

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I hit the new Edge at a demo day in April and was very impressed. I have tried MX-23s in the past but something about those just never fit me. Surprisingly I could never get MX-23s in the air, it's either the shaft just doesn't fit me, or the swingweight is enough of a difference from what I'm used to that my timing is thrown off. The new Edge compared to the old has a slightly smaller hollowed out cavity and I think a slightly narrower sole. It's probably a little less forgiving than the 2001-2 version but has the classic Hogan feel and look.

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On the issue of Hogan... has anyone out there hit the new APEX blade set? I just saw a set in a local Golf Galaxy on Sunday and WOW... they are really sweet looking.

Frankly... they really did not look like they would be difficult to find the club face.

I am finding that blades just are not in today and most people don't even give them much a look anymore.

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I'm trying to steer my father in the direction of something like this... he used to be a fairly solid player back in the day, but his game is a little... err... overly optomistic relative to the blades...

 

I tried to get may dad to look at these too. He quit playing blades in the mid 1980s. He is now 70 and went to Henry Griffitts in Spokane to be fitted. And to his and my suprise, the pro put him in a set of RDH blades and he is hitting the ball as conisitent as he ever has.

 

 

On the issue of Hogan... has anyone out there hit the new APEX blade set? I just saw a set in a local Golf Galaxy on Sunday and WOW... they are really sweet looking.

 

I hit the Apex blade at a demo day and was really impressed. Very easy and soft. Did not feel like it was a blade. In fact, I liked in much better than the MP-60 I was comparing it with.

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I'm trying to steer my father in the direction of something like this... he used to be a fairly solid player back in the day, but his game is a little... err... overly optomistic relative to the blades...

 

I tried to get may dad to look at these too. He quit playing blades in the mid 1980s. He is now 70 and went to Henry Griffitts in Spokane to be fitted. And to his and my suprise, the pro put him in a set of RDH blades and he is hitting the ball as conisitent as he ever has.

 

 

Therein lies the problem with my father and his equipment... he never was consistent enough to play with blades, even when blades were all that were available :D :hi: :idhitit: ;)

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I could not agree with you more. I have looked at the MP-60's and YES.. they are a nice set, but there is something about that off-set in that iron that just does not fit my eye.

I have hit them and they are solid and like most Mizuno forged irons.. they are a solid set of irons. I just cannot get past the off-set on them and I tried many times to see them differently.. just can't.

But... the new HOGAN Apex is gorgeous comparitively speaking. I find the new Apex to be much more pleasing to the eyes than the MP-60.

I would love to hit the new Apex to see how it compares. Just on looks alone.. the Apex would be in my bag.

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I owned the previous Edge's and they were also large, but very forgiving. Thin shots went the same distance as pured shots, just a lower trajectory. Actually, even the Edge Pro's are rather large with a thickish topline and lots of offset. Hogan makes about the most beautiful irons and I hope they thrive and don't get smothered out by the parent company.

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