All information below has been gleaned from the Ben Hogan Golf website and from interviews of the CEO.
The very first set of irons I played with when I was 23 were Ben Hogan Edge irons. They were my uncle’s, who didn’t play anymore. The new 2018 Edge irons bare a pretty good resemblance to those. They do, however, fall in line with the good looks of the Ft. Worth and PTx irons the Ben Hogan company put out in 2016.
My impression is there late April 2018 release will be highly anticipated due to the popular Edge irons of 30 years ago. They were referred to as “game enhancement” irons, but still retained the playability of the Hogan “players” irons.
The new Edge irons are forged, as are all other Hogan irons, but, according to the company, pack a ton of technology to minimize misses from the average golfer. They even look much like the Hogan Edge irons I started with. Of course, all this is from pictures, as the irons haven’t been released yet. I’m currently urging Ben Hogan Golf to release a couple demo clubs to me so I can put them through their paces and write a proper review for my readers, even before the scheduled early April demo release date.
Ben Hogan Edge Irons Innovations:
The Edge Irons are slightly more “enhanced” than the PTx irons in that they are about 12% larger, have a thicker topline and have more offset than both the Ft. Worth 15’s and the PTx’s. But, don’t let that fool you. Each set in the Ben Hogan family still caters to lower handicappers. The company claims the Edges can be used by a single handicap on up to around an 18-handicap.
One thing that Will be different in the Edge line is the numbering of the clubs. If you’ve read my reviews or watched my videos on the Ft. Worth 15 and PTx irons, you’ll know that the numbering of clubs was by the degree of loft and not the traditional numbering system. Not so with the Edge irons. Hogan will be going back to traditional numbering.
The Edge irons will also offer customization of your Edge irons (as with their other iron lines) at no extra cost.
I will have a full review of the Hogan Edge Irons as soon as I get my demos in!
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