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Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons- First Test Drive

27* & 35* Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons on rack at Houston Nationsl
My Callaways and Ben Hogan ft. Worth demos

I hit my favorite driving range yesterday to give my Ben Hogan Ft. Worth demo irons a try. The irons in question are the 27* and 35*. I think this equates to an 8 or 7 iron, and a 5 iron. I also brought out my current wedge, 7 iron, 8 iron, and 5 iron. I wanted to get a feel for the difference in feel and performance by doing as close to a apples to apples comparison as possible


I warmed up with about 10 wedge shots and hit those pretty solid. I know, I know, you’re supposed to hit wedges solid. But that’s how I warm up, and I’m no stranger to hitting fat wedges to start out. I then moved on to my 8 iron and hit about 20 balls or so. I was catching them pretty solid, but I ended up hooking most of my shots. The right to left crosswind didn’t help matters.


Next, it was time for the 35*- which I figured is comparable to my 8. My hooking intensified. Now I know this is me hooking the ball. Forged clubs aren’t supposed to cover up your mistakes. They did feel really solid, and the slightly smaller clubhead didn’t throw me off from a visual standpoint.  You just have to know you can’t be as sloppy with your swing when using this caliber of club.


I eventually hit a few less hooky shots, but never really buttered it. I went straight to the 27*, or 5 iron equivalent, without hitting my 5 iron. The truth is, I was almost finished with my bucket, and I didn’t feel like getting another one. I did take the extra precaution of teeing the ball up to make sure I got solid contact. The club felt fine, and I hit quite a few solid shots. My severe hooks turned into slight over-draws- but would have been playable on the course. Within a couple shots, I stopped using a tee and started hitting off of the deck. A little to my surprise, I continued hitting solid shots, if slightly over drawn. I even hit one or two fades, which is not an easy task for me.


I’m going to chalk up my success with the 5 iron to being thoroughly warm and learning from my earlier sloppy swings.

All in all, not a bad first outing with these players clubs.


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Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals of Golf Unboxing Video

Ben Hogan Swing Sequence

I ordered Ben Hogans’ Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals ofGolf on Thursday, August 25’th and got this in morning August 28’th at about 10 am. I shot the unboxing video immediately before I opened it and forgot.


What struck me initially is that the book is relatively short. But from what little I know about Ben Hogan, it seems he was a very matter-of-fact kind of man. So it wouldn’t make sense for him to write an over-complicated instruction book for what looks like a pretty uncomplicated- though extremely effective golf swing? As an avid golfer, I’m hoping to get some solid takeaways from this book. I haven’t played much the last three years since my twins were born. I’m started playing again about a month or so, ago. My golf-juices are flowing, and I can’t wait to hit the range and the course with some of these lessons under my belt.


What I think I’ll do now, and I’m not at all sure how I’ll do this, is combine my reviews of the demo clubs and Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons. I’m just starting to get back into golf again, after a major slow down over the last three years (Jesus Christ, time flies), and I can’t think of a better way to start off on the right foot.


I’ve now gone through the first lesson, and it’s exclusively on the grip. The process of physically executing the grip is explained very well, as well as the reasoning behind the way he teaches us to grip the club. The illustrations complement the written instructions perfectly. Thought the image below isn’t focused on the grip, you can get an idea of the effect it could have on helping someone get into the correct position to swing the golf club. It looks simple and powerful to me.

Be sure to click through to my full review and read it once it’s complete. In the meantime, stand by for updates in posts just like this one.

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Fresh Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons Unboxing Video

My #1 Unboxing Video W/ Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons.


Welcome to my maiden voyage in unboxing videos, with the Ben Hogan Ft. Worth Irons.


As I posted yesterday, they have a 21-day demo program, where they will send you two clubs according to your specs and let you kick them around for a bit. I put the order in yesterday afternoon and got them in this morning. Crazy fast. I certainly wasn’t expecting that.I’m a long-time avid golfer, but new to writing reviews and shooting videos on them.


I’m a long-time avid golfer, but new to writing reviews and shooting videos on them. My initial impressions are that they are as pretty in person as they are on their website. The 35* club (7 or 8 iron I think) doesn’t look all that intimidating for a blade- I should mention at this point that I do Not play blades. I like a little forgiveness in my clubs. However, the  27* (5 iron I think) is a different story. I can almost feel the mishit coming. We’ll see. I plan on at least hitting the driving range tomorrow.

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