My Review of The New Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons
Quick hits from my Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons Review: Absolutely my new favorite irons from Hogan. Beautiful styling and tons of technology packed into a compact (not too compact) clubhead.
(The PROs have replaced the PTx irons introduced by the company in 2015)
I was able to make these clubs sing from the first swing. I ripped off a nice high cut with the 6-iron and never looked back.
|LOOKS||Gorgeous. I fell in love immediately|
|DISTANCE||As long as any I've tested. I carry my 6-iron 175 yds and my 9-iron 145 yards. The PRO's were right up with them.|
|FORGIVENESS||Plenty...A decent mid handicap ball-striker will do just fine with these. Not for high-handicappers that aren't serious about putting in the work to improve (Avoid)|
|TRAJECTORY||I got the ball up quickly and maintained very good distance. No ballooning|
|FEEL/SOUND||A wonderful "click" sound and feel when I connect with the sweet spot.|
|VALUE||Best clubs for the price...PERIOD.|
My opinion on choosing clubs in this day and age is that it comes down Mostly to personal preference. Exceptions exist of course.
Some people are loyal to certain manufacturers. We may like a certain “look.” You might be looking for a balance of performance and value.
I’ve said for a while that all the top companies produce great clubs. It’s a matter of what performs good enough and looks good enough to your eye.
The PRO’s look like players irons and perform like players irons. My eyes have gotten used to smaller clubheads after hitting a ton of blade irons in the last few months. So, these look great to me and don’t have the intimidation factor common with blades.
You can hit the ball straight, hit a draw, hit a fade, hit it high, hit it low…whatever. These are real-deal players and are good to go.
I was “stuck” with a draw for over a dozen years until recently. I’m at the point where I can hit draws and fades pretty easily…Make that very easily with the PTx PROs.
I tested the 6 and 9-iron demos on the range 4 or 5 times and took them on the course twice. Though these aren’t fit to my exact specs I had complete confidence under playing conditions.
Not since I tested the Edge irons had I found a new club that got the ball up as easily and went as far as my current set. These are serious gamers
“The Edge irons will hang with any new club on the market, and for the price…well, there is no contest. I rank them as probably the best-kept secret in golf when it comes to great irons at bargain-basement pricing.”
That’s from the Edge review a few months back. Well, there’s a new sheriff in town…the PROs. I’m smitten.
Hogan is seriously serious about competing in the better player market and these clubs are for real.
Mid – Low Handicap: PTx PROs are designed and made for mid handicaps with good ball striking and low handicaps…In My Opinion.
I’m an 11.3 and ball striking is my strong point. I love them.
High Handicap: Pass unless you are SERIOUS about getting lessons and seriously working on your game. Prepare for much frustration for a while.
These clubs are hot-off-the-presses so you will likely have to check back often to grab your demos. Well worth it in my opinion.
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|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 |
Set and Pricing Options
What The Hogan PTx PRO’s Bring To The Table:
The long and short irons are forged with multi-material construction.
For the long irons, tungsten is placed strategically in the toe to create a more consistent center of gravity from heel to toe.
For the short irons, a tungsten weighting is used higher in the clubface to produce a more piercing ball flight and prevent ballooning.
The same “linear center of mass weighting” originally used in the PTx’s are in these too. All designed for ideal ball flight in the long and short irons.
Main Differences Between PTx and PTx PRO Irons
The new PRO irons have a slightly larger clubface, sole, and a touch more offset. According to Hogan, these changes are the results of testing and customer feedback
and are meant to produce more stable ball flight.
Compared to the EDGE irons, these clubheads are a little more compact, have a thinner topline, and less offset.
Improvements In The V-Sole Design
Here’s what they say about that: “With a high-bounce leading edge and soft, lower-bounce trailing edge on the sole, you’ll easily get the clubhead through the longest rough”
Also: “The scorelines are 100% milled into the clubface of all PTx PRO Irons. This provides consistent ball flight with more spin, and all but eliminates “flyers” when grass or water negatively impacts interaction between the clubface and the ball.”