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Next for Ben Hogan: Two new iron models, moveable-weight hybrids

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The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company announced a return to the golf equipment business in May of last year to much fanfare, following a seven-year absence. See our piece on the company’s return here.

Perry Ellis International, owner of the Hogan brand since 2012, selected Eidolon Brands, LLC to produce the first Hogan irons in a decade. The company introduced the Ft. Worth 15 irons and TK 15 wedges in January, and they began shipping in April. See our piece on the Ft. Worth 15 and TK 15 introduction here.

Response to the iconic golf brand’s new weaponry has been favorable, to say the least, and with the PGA Merchandise show coming up next month, it’s a fitting time to ask, “What’s next for the Hogan company?”

CEO Terry Koehler addressed that question in a recent email, and I spoke with Digital Marketing Manager Tyler Brewton to flesh out the details.

The company will introduce a hollow iron, the Ft. Worth 15 hi, to blend into the Ft. Worth 15 iron set. The higher-launching, more-forgiving irons will be available in lofts from 20 to 31 degrees.

Ft-WORTH-HIThe company is also slated to introduce PTx irons, which will Koehler claims “will introduce a completely new concept in pure forged irons that delivers unbelievable feel, unmatched distance consistency, and more spin and green-holding performance than any other game improvement iron.”

The perimeter-weighted iron set will be available in lofts from 20-47 degrees and is expected to begin shipping in April.

Finally the company, which has recently begun experimenting with metal woods and metal wood technology, plans to introduce a yet-unnamed hybrid club. We can confirm that the hybrid will feature moveable weights and place a premium on spin production.

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  1. cody

    Dec 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I had a set similar to this. The were called the macgregor m675. awesome irons, hollow long irons 3-6, 7-PW were solid classic MBs.

  2. cydrespond

    Dec 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    They changed actually where it is now 2-Ft. Worths or 2-TKs for $19.95 or 2 for $29.95. Cool concept. Wonder if they will do it with the new clubs.

    • mlecuni

      Dec 4, 2015 at 3:31 am

      Hi,

      Is it available worldwide ?

      Thanks

    • Cyd

      Dec 4, 2015 at 6:52 am

      I did the demo back in May. My information was a tad bit out of date. Its good they modified the program to include the wedges.

      Hmmmm, I may have to try the wedges.

  3. rex235

    Dec 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    For 2016, like 2015….

    RH ONLY……

    • Don

      Dec 4, 2015 at 10:34 am

      I hear ya. I signed up for their email notifications when they were going live and dropped it right after due to this. I am assuming we are not the target demographic.

  4. Cyd

    Dec 3, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    You can demo the new Hogan Irons and Wedges at any PGA Tour Superstore. You may also order a set of 3 irons from Hogan Direct to demo for 30 days for $29.95

  5. Mike

    Dec 3, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I wish you could demo these clubs…

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WRX Spotlight: Stitch headcovers

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Pitch: From Stitch: “Your game should match your style. At Stitch, we aim to merchandise our line of products so you can easily put together items that not only match your bag and what is it in it, but also match your style and personality. We want to make it easy for you to have a unique and color-coordinated golf bag. We have designed unique products that have defined color schemes so that choosing which items to put in your bag becomes easier. We aim to provide you with various looks, mixing and matching our head covers to give you confidence that the purchase you make for your bag will take you to the course in style. Let us help you dress your game.”

Our Take On Stitch Headcovers

Stitch is a relatively new company – founded in 2012. The company initially only created premium headcovers but has grown into so much more, with all sorts of golfing accessories now on offer on their site StitchGolf.com. Their bags, in particular, are now some of the most popular amongst golfers, with the quality and uniqueness provided leading multiple Tour players to sport them in tournament play.

That sign of quality in the bags bodes well for what the company was founded on – their headcovers. Stitch provides both leather and knit headcovers in a variety of designs that do as good a job as any in covering the needs of all golfers.

Stitch describes the companies Monte Carlo headcover as being their “classic, timeless design”, and for those looking for that vintage style to add to their set up then they can’t go wrong with this headcover. A mainstay in the likes of multiple tour winner Paul Casey’s bag, the Monte Carlo headcover, as with all of the companies leather covers, is hand-crafted from 100% leather and is both water and stain resistant. The cover comes in four color codes: Black, White, Navy and Red, and at $68 is the most affordable of all their leather headcovers.

Other options in the leather department range from their intricately designed Camo cover which comes in a multiple color design, as well as Stitch’s tribute to “The King”, through their Arnold Palmer headcover.

The AP cover comes in a minimalist black with white stripes for a classic feel, but it also comes in a white color code decorated with red, white and yellow stripes which, for myself at least, looks even more alluring. Part of an exclusive collection, the only issue with the AP cover is that only those located in the U.S. are currently eligible to get their hands on one. But for those in the states, the company is now offering a set of three AP leather covers for $128 instead of $298 should you use the code APLEATHERS on their site.

From their Tour Racer, USA, Shamrock and Bonesman editions, Stitch provides a great choice when it comes to their leather covers, and as previously mentioned, all are hand-crafted from 100% leather, water and stain resistant and will assure an excellent fit on your clubs.

Stitch also provides knit headcovers which contain not only excellent designs but also the same quality which has gone into their leather covers. All of the companies knit covers are made from Techno Wool, which is 100% acrylic and designed in order for your clubs to stay entirely dry. Another feature of the knit covers from Stitch is their smart fit design which ensures all of the covers retain their shape over a long period, as well as providing for a cover that will reliably stay on your club.

The knit covers from Stitch cost $68 ($72 for the limited AP cover), and there are currently seven different designs available to choose from over at StitchGolf.com. The leather covers are, unsurprisingly, a little pricier, but still very affordable, ranging from $68-$98. The covers deliver in both style and performance, and for a relatively new company, it speaks volumes that the likes of Jim Furyk, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau and many more tour pros are now sporting the company’s creations.

 

 

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Bettinardi signs Jason Kokrak (he’ll play custom Tour Department DASS BB8 Triplane putter)

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Bettinardi Golf has announced Jason Kokrak as the latest player to join the companies Tour staff, and the Canadian will play the companies custom Tour Department DASS (Double-Aged Stainless Steel) BB8 Triplane putter.

Kokrak began using the Tour Department DASS BB8 Triplane putter which features Bettinardi’s  F.I.T. Face Milling at the Honda Classic back in February. Since then, the 34-year-old has risen over 40 places in the Official World Golf Ranking up to 65th, and he has also leapt 30 spots in this season’s strokes gained: putting category in the same period.

Speaking on the new partnership, Kokrak praised the “quality, touch, and feel of the putter” from Bettinardi.

“Since switching to a Bettinardi putter earlier this year, I have been so impressed with the quality, touch, and feel of the putter. Bettinardi has the ability to craft anything I want from a solid block of metal, all milled in the USA. This was a big confidence boost to my putting and I look forward to a great partnership.”

Speaking on the addition of Kokrak to the companies tour staff, Robert Bettinardi, President and Founder of Bettinardi Golf stated

“Since switching to a Bettinardi putter earlier this year, I have been so impressed with the quality, touch, and feel of the putter. Bettinardi has the ability to craft anything I want from a solid block of metal, all milled in the USA. This was a big confidence boost to my putting and I look forward to a great partnership.”

Kokrak will next tee it up at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course next month after finishing T23 at last week’s PGA Championship.

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Mark O’Meara’s Scotty Cameron putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Mark O’Meara’s Scotty Cameron flat-stick. The 62-year-old is teeing it up at the Senior PGA Championship from Oak Hill this week, and his putter has impressed our members, who in particular have praised the clean finish and sole shape of the flat-stick.

Here are what our members are saying about the putter, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • BearQ: “Clean. Love the sole.”
  • Bdmac79: “Looks similar to Tiger’s and Rickie’s with the neck placement. I would guess that he’s had it for a bit.”
  • mBiden2: “So fresh and so clean, clean!”

Entire Thread: “Mark O’Meara’s Scotty Cameron putter”

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