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Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons Review
Product Name: Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons
Iron Type: Player Iron catering to low handicaps and superior ball-strikers among low-mid handicaps
Price : $628 & $795
Summary : Best Value in the player-iron category in golf. Legit player irons with a touch of forgiveness. Beautiful styling and tons of technology packed into a compact (not too compact) clubhead..
Welcome to our Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons Review.
In short, Hogan Golf has done it again...but better. More on this later
As usual when testing golf clubs...
I put in beaucoup hours on the Longwood range and course with the PTx Pro irons. Ball after ball and bucket after bucket...they were a complete pleasure to hit.
If you are:
- A low to mid handicap golfer. Let's say scratch to 10 'ish
- A fan of Hogan Golf
- In the market for georgeous player clubs
- Like saving money but refuse to sacrifice quality
The PTx pro irons are the clubs for you. You can Demo them or buy them straight up. No brainer
For my personal taste...These are the best all-around irons Hogan has produced.
- I like smaller clubheads
- I need all the tech, but I don't want to see it
- I want distance and playability
Check out the rest of the review for the whole story...
|LOOKS||Gorgeous clubs. No two ways about it.|
|DISTANCE||Good distance on center hits. I carry my 6-iron 175 yds and my 9-iron 145 yards. The PRO's were right up with them.|
|FORGIVENESS||Ample for a player iron...Slight mishits aren't punished too severely, but they are punished.|
|TRAJECTORY||I got the ball up quickly and maintained good distance. No ballooning|
|FEEL/SOUND||A wonderful "click" sound and feel when I connect with the sweet spot.|
|VALUE||Good value. No doubt.|
Testing the Hogan PTx Pro Irons
If you've read any of my club reviews, you will see a pretty consistent pattern for how I do this.
On The Range:
On The Course: 3 Rounds
My method of testing: I always test demo clubs against the same clubs from my bag. In this case a 6-iron and a 9-iron.
The range sessions consisted of me hitting a series of shots with one club, let's say the PTx Pro 9-iron. Then, I switch to my 9-iron. Same went for the 6-irons.
I'm comparing a few things when testing:
- How the club feels in my hands
- How they look behind the ball. Intimidating? Anything strange?
- Feel at impact
- What happens to the ball after solid contact
- What happens with my normal mishit...towards the toe
The PTx Pros are certainly more demanding than the Edge irons. That's on purpose. The Edges are Hogan's only mid handicap irons.
I had complete confidence hitting the Pros during my rounds. Be warned...they don't suffer sloppy swings very well. Being "player" irons, they are more "get out what you put in" clubs.
Put a good swing on them. Hit somewhere around the sweet spot. Go putt your ball in the hole.
Who are PTx PRO Irons For?
Who are they for:
- Low Handicaps (0-8): No-brainer...You are Hogan's and the Pros target market
- Mid Handicaps (8-11): I would say you could probably handle these if you are a strong ball striker
- High Handicaps (12 +): Hard Pass. You DO NOT need the frustration of trying to hit these irons.
- The Edge irons are a much better choice if you hover around 12 - 15 or so.
Ben Hogan Demo Program
You can always demo clubs as you get them for 2 weeks for a nominal price. Hard to pass up this option.
PTx PRO Customization Options
So What Are The Specs?
|CLUB||LOFT||LENGTH||LIE||TOUR V SWING WEIGHT||TOUR 90 / RECOIL SWING WEIGHT||DYNAMIC GOLD SWING WEIGHT||LEADING TRAILING V-SOLE BOUNCE||OFFSET|
|4||22*||39.00"||60.00*||D2||D1||D4||10* / 2*||.175|
|5||26*||38.25"||61.00*||D2||D1||D4||12* / 3*||.160|
|6||30*||37.50"||62.00*||D2||D1||D4||12* / 3*||.145|
|7||34*||37.00"||62.50*||D2||D1||D4||14* / 3*||.130|
|8||38*||36.50"||63.00*||D2||D1||D4||14* / 3*||.115|
|9||42*||36.00"||63.50*||D2||D1||D4||18* / 4*||.100|
|PW||46*||35.75"||64.00*||D2||D1||D4||18* / 4*||.085|
|KBS TOUR V||STIFF|
|KBS TOUR 90||REGULAR|
|TRUE TEMPER-DYNAMIC GOLD||R300|
|UST RECOIL 760/780 WITH SmacWrap||F2-SENIOR FLEX |
PTx Pro Review CONCLUSION
The PRO's are some of the most beautiful irons on the market today and have all the technology of the big boys. Ben Hogan Golf just puts out one quality iron after another and the PTx PROs are no exception. I loved them and I think the better ball strikers among us will love them as well.
Thanks for checking out our Ben Hogan PTx Pro irons review and let us know how they work for you.
The Good Stuff:
- Great Distance & Playability
- Gets the ball up in a hurry without ballooning
- Perfect clubhead size
- Bargain price
- Custom made to order
The Bad Stuff:
- Up to 1 month delays in shipping due to Covid
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