Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Hogan Apex & Classic Blades Question...


57 replies to this topic

#1 Senoj

Senoj

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 245951
  • Joined: 04/17/2013
  • Location:Abedeenshire UK
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:52 AM

Hello,

Not posted for a long while. I'm hoping someone can help me out...

bit of background first -

I picked up a set of McGregor DX2's from ebay, wanting to try some old school blades, just to mess with over winter. Oooh they are nice. They look fantastic.

Normally I'm playing Taylor Made Burners, but the McGregor's feel much more consistent off the face - distance wise. Lofts are totally different, I think there's about a 1.5 to 2 club difference, i.e. Taylor Made 7 iron goes on average same distance as the McGregor 5 iron.  

So I think started thinking, maybe I'll trade the McGregors in and look for a set of blades from the 70's, then 80's and then 90's and so on. Then one of my golfing mates started eulogising about the best set he ever played with....HOGAN APEX, BH Grind (early 90's).  

And I thought, b*gger it, I'll go straight for those...

In searching I can see Apex Grind and BH Grind, is there a difference? And if so, how could I ( can I ) tell from photo's of the club?

If anyone wants to suggest great blades over the decades, I'd be interested in that too!

Cheers
Bob


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 justaman5

justaman5

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,312 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 26172
  • Joined: 03/01/2007
  • Location:Campbellsville, Ky
GolfWRX Likes : 178

Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:03 AM

Just go with a set of 1988 Hogan Redlines.  You wont go wrong.  Apex 4 shaft is great shaft.   The wedge looks slightly off. But either you love the Hogan E wedge or hate it.  I play a vokey for my PW.
You can find a set pretty easy.  And they are bendable.  But get someone that has bent clubs for years.  Not some guy that works in a golf shop and learned how to last week.
Bridgestone J33 8.5 loft
Bridgetone J33 15 loft
Hogan Redline 1988 model 2-9
Vokey 48, 54, 60
Scotty Cameron Napa Valley
Prov1x

2

#3 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:30 AM

Bob,

There is only 1 club. It's called an APEX BH GRIND and it was from 1990-92.
CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

3

#4 rex235

rex235

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,160 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 95615
  • Joined: 10/01/2009
  • Ebay ID:brsmooth235
GolfWRX Likes : 1401

Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:29 AM

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

Bob,

There is only 1 club. It's called an APEX BH GRIND and it was from 1990-92.

HAB-


Hopefully this link will show the Ben Hogan Irons Poster...


http://www.golfwrx.c...tach_id=3908332

4

#5 Senoj

Senoj

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 10 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 245951
  • Joined: 04/17/2013
  • Location:Abedeenshire UK
GolfWRX Likes : 0

Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

View Postrex235, on 05 December 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

Bob,

There is only 1 club. It's called an APEX BH GRIND and it was from 1990-92.

HAB-


Hopefully this link will show the Ben Hogan Irons Poster...


http://www.golfwrx.c...tach_id=3908332

Magic, thanks.

Wanted to make sure I look for the right one. Redlines look nice, but if I can get the actual make as my mate used to play with, he'll get a bit of nostalgia fix while I continue exploring blades...I think it's going to be the way forward.

Suprised myself with how much enjoyed the McGregors. Thought it would be way harder to get around the course, as I'm an official 19 handicapper (15 of the yellows / bounce games). From the spiel you read, I assumed forged blades are for the single figure men...not so. Hopefully.


5

#6 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:40 PM

Senoj,

Here is a nice picture of the 1990-92 Apex BH Grinds.

apex9092.gif
CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

6

#7 DM70

DM70

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 104 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 423942
  • Joined: 05/05/2016
GolfWRX Likes : 178

Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

A set of Apex BH Grinds just popped up on my local classified board, 3-E Apex 4 shaft, but he wants ~120€ for them... A bit too steep for the condition they are in, without a 2I or SI. I'll play it cool and perhaps message him a couple of weeks if the ad is still there.

7

#8 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

Bob,

There is only 1 club. It's called an APEX BH GRIND and it was from 1990-92.
Teehee hee and yes I have a set of those too!! the set will be complete because Tim is graciously sending me the missing 7&8 irons. I did play them one time and subbed my VIP 7&8 irons.
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

8

#9 Guia

Guia

    Ancient Dude

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,969 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 97501
  • Joined: 10/28/2009
  • Location:Southwest
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 1881

Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

To me, the best Hogan Irons ever were the 1999  Apex.  Forged in Japan.

9

#10 Nard_S

Nard_S

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,671 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 335269
  • Joined: 08/21/2014
  • Location:Norwalk, CT
  • Handicap:9
GolfWRX Likes : 1363

Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

'99 Hogan Apex is a fine, fine club.Pays homage to several models, Endo forged.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

View PostGuia, on 05 December 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

To me, the best Hogan Irons ever were the 1999  Apex.  Forged in Japan.
Shhhhh! I am working on getting a set of them too--- I do have a 2 iron sent to me by a gracious WRXer and that thing is buttah!!!!
NOTE--- HAB I am slowly slipping to the dark side--- You know the "conversion" I told you about and the set of grinds and working on some 99 Apex
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

11

#12 super20dan

super20dan

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,166 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 139761
  • Joined: 09/23/2011
  • Location:orange park florida
  • Handicap:20
GolfWRX Likes : 764

Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

well stu-looks like our work is done here
73 hogan apex

12

#13 super20dan

super20dan

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,166 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 139761
  • Joined: 09/23/2011
  • Location:orange park florida
  • Handicap:20
GolfWRX Likes : 764

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

grinds and channel backs are the only 2 sets I am missing. the ones that I really lust after anyway.
73 hogan apex

13

#14 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:10 PM

View Postsuper20dan, on 05 December 2017 - 05:00 PM, said:

grinds and channel backs are the only 2 sets I am missing. the ones that I really lust after anyway.
  Grinds must be hard to find because I looked On ironfinder for the 7&8 irons and they did not have ANY Grinds at all. They must have made limited numbers of them or everyone holds on to them. Thank the Lord for Teevons he is helping me out
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

14

#15 augustgolf

augustgolf

    Golf with dignity

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,353 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 438244
  • Joined: 08/25/2016
  • Location:Coastal NC
  • Ebay ID:augustgolf
GolfWRX Likes : 2461

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

Well...I'm kinda partial to the '73 satin back Apex myself, but...I guess when you've found perfection, you stop looking.....


wait...this is WRX......sorry

Pings from the beginning

OGA member 1415
or is it 1514...
I don't remember exactly

15

#16 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:21 PM

View PostBIG STU, on 05 December 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

Bob,

There is only 1 club. It's called an APEX BH GRIND and it was from 1990-92.
Teehee hee and yes I have a set of those too!! the set will be complete because Tim is graciously sending me the missing 7&8 irons. I did play them one time and subbed my VIP 7&8 irons.

Stu,

Welcome to the "D A R K  S I D E"!!!
CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

16

#17 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

View PostBIG STU, on 05 December 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

View Postsuper20dan, on 05 December 2017 - 05:00 PM, said:

grinds and channel backs are the only 2 sets I am missing. the ones that I really lust after anyway.
  Grinds must be hard to find because I looked On ironfinder for the 7&8 irons and they did not have ANY Grinds at all. They must have made limited numbers of them or everyone holds on to them. Thank the Lord for Teevons he is helping me out

I bought my 3-E Grinds from CC last year...I found the matching 2 iron AND a '73 Apex 1 IRON @ the same GW on the same visit!!!

Yep, that horseshoe is FIRMLY embedded!!!
CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

17

#18 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

View Postaugustgolf, on 05 December 2017 - 05:16 PM, said:

Well...I'm kinda partial to the '73 satin back Apex myself, but...I guess when you've found perfection, you stop looking.....


wait...this is WRX......sorry

Augie,

They were my FIRST SET and I WILL NEVER LET THEM GO!!!


Edited by HoganApexBlades, 05 December 2017 - 05:29 PM.

CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

18

#19 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

View PostBIG STU, on 05 December 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

View Postsuper20dan, on 05 December 2017 - 05:00 PM, said:

grinds and channel backs are the only 2 sets I am missing. the ones that I really lust after anyway.
  Grinds must be hard to find because I looked On ironfinder for the 7&8 irons and they did not have ANY Grinds at all. They must have made limited numbers of them or everyone holds on to them. Thank the Lord for Teevons he is helping me out

I bought my 3-E Grinds from CC last year...I found the matching 2 iron AND a '73 Apex 1 IRON @ the same GW on the same visit!!!

Yep, that horseshoe is FIRMLY embedded!!!
You can probably guess where my Grinds came from or I might have told you from my favorite store --- the junk pile at work!! Mine came out of one of the county dumpsters
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

19

#20 Fellaheen51

Fellaheen51

    Go Green!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,883 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284154
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 10673

Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

What?  Nobody has any love for the Apex II's?  Find the Cameos uniquely appealing visually.  Once I changed out the hodgepodge of shafts as found and installed FCM Rifle 5.5's, they became decent players.  For an "old hack" having fun with blades sorta way.

My "better to look good, then play good" bag of Hogans.  

fullsizeoutput_cfc.jpeg

Edited by Fellaheen51, 05 December 2017 - 06:25 PM.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

OGA - Mitglied Nummer Sechs

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 HumbleGolfer

HumbleGolfer

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 106 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 459888
  • Joined: 03/21/2017
  • Location:West Michigan
  • Ebay ID:scotpeterse0
GolfWRX Likes : 142

Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

Great Hogan set up Fellaheen51!  I have the White Cameos. Beautiful but challenging, certainly for me. “Better to look than play good” in my case.  Thanks for sharing the pic of an exquisite kit!

21

#22 justaman5

justaman5

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,312 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 26172
  • Joined: 03/01/2007
  • Location:Campbellsville, Ky
GolfWRX Likes : 178

Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:48 PM

BH Grinds are just Hogan Redlines with the toe ground different.  Only difference.  Also, they were made by Top Flite, or the company before Top Flite. Cant remember the name.  Hogan Redlines were made by the Hogan Company that had been bought by AMF.  in 1960 straight from Mr. Hogan.    I have a set of 2006 Apex but I dont consider it a true Hogan club unless its a pre 1990 club.  They even did away with the truly great Apex shaft and made it the same as TT Dynalite     Hogan No 5 shaft by AMF  frequency matched    made by Brunswick    are the bee's knees.  Beats any modern shaft hands down.
Bridgestone J33 8.5 loft
Bridgetone J33 15 loft
Hogan Redline 1988 model 2-9
Vokey 48, 54, 60
Scotty Cameron Napa Valley
Prov1x

22

#23 fluffy265

fluffy265

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 568 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 211359
  • Joined: 11/15/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 526

Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

Stu,

You know your Mac's will stop talking to you soon...  

I've been doing a test build with PC's and Apex 5's... There is something strangely "Mac like" about the PC's that tells me this build will work nicely. After that I'll build up my BH Grinds for winter play here with another set of #5's that I've been hoarding... ;)
I get along much  better with the Apex 5's.  I cannot control Apex 4's for the life of me.  

At the moment my Mac's are still talking to me.

J
JP DSP GT
Yamaha Y-45 3W
H&B Super Citation 4W
'63 MT FC4000  M1's
Maxfli TM2

23

#24 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:55 PM

View PostFellaheen51, on 05 December 2017 - 06:19 PM, said:

What?  Nobody has any love for the Apex II's?  Find the Cameos uniquely appealing visually.  Once I changed out the hodgepodge of shafts as found and installed FCM Rifle 5.5's, they became decent players.  For an "old hack" having fun with blades sorta way.

My "better to look good, then play good" bag of Hogans.  

Attachment fullsizeoutput_cfc.jpeg
My running partner Bear found a beautiful set like yours the other day in a local pawn shop 2 thru E---- get this $55 cash out the door--- A week later I found a partial set when I found the Grinds and they were also missing the 7&8 irons. I gave that partial set to Bear in case he needed any spare shafts or something
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

24

#25 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:57 PM

View PostHumbleGolfer, on 05 December 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Great Hogan set up Fellaheen51!  I have the White Cameos. Beautiful but challenging, certainly for me. "Better to look than play good" in my case.  Thanks for sharing the pic of an exquisite kit!
Someone educate me--- What is the difference between White Cameos and Black Cameos? Remember I am a Mac man and Hogan rookie

Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

25

#26 Fellaheen51

Fellaheen51

    Go Green!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,883 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284154
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 10673

Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

White paint fill v. black paint fill.  The black cameos were the latter rendition IIRC.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!

OGA - Mitglied Nummer Sechs

26

#27 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,103 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 22733

Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:05 PM

View Postfluffy265, on 06 December 2017 - 12:38 AM, said:

Stu,

You know your Mac's will stop talking to you soon...  

I've been doing a test build with PC's and Apex 5's... There is something strangely "Mac like" about the PC's that tells me this build will work nicely. After that I'll build up my BH Grinds for winter play here with another set of #5's that I've been hoarding... ;)
I get along much  better with the Apex 5's.  I cannot control Apex 4's for the life of me.  

At the moment my Mac's are still talking to me.

J
Well my Macs are pissed right now--- I did a Frankenstein thing last week and screwed up-- I had found a set of Directors ( 80-82 funky looking ones) and they had #2 shafts. Yep I put them in the VIPs Mitchell sent me a year ago. I played them last week and could not get any distance out of them period. Hogan Apex Blades just informed me that #2 shafts were Senior shafts. May pull them back out or save them for when I get older. Besides I have the Grinds and they are #4 shafts and I hit them pretty decent. Tim is sending me the missing 7&8 irons. When I get that into place I will need someone to provide me the stock loft and lie specs and I will go from there. That is what I get for jumping into that with out asking first

View PostFellaheen51, on 06 December 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:

White paint fill v. black paint fill.  The black cameos were the latter rendition IIRC.
Thanks Fella so no difference spec wise and they are the same forging then
Driver: Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S 15* Bassara Regular flex
Hybrid - TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue
Hybrid- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM Tip Stiff
2 iron 1999 Hogan Apex " Canadian Special" 19* S-300 Stock Tip Butt cut only ( yes a real Hogan Apex)
Irons -- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway Forged X Rifle 5.5 PXI
GW Callaway BECU 50* S-300 hard tipped 1x
SW Callaway PM 56* FST wedge stock named "Mickey"

Putter - Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage rusty as heck nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag Old School TEE 3.5 stand

Founding Father of the Outlaw Golf Association Member #1 To heck with the USGA
Redneck Hippie Golf-- When the tailgate drops the BS stops

27

#28 Fellaheen51

Fellaheen51

    Go Green!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,883 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284154
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 10673

Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

Stu, picked up a black 6 iron as a fill for my set.  The rest were white.  During the rebuild, the weight slotted in progression wise correctly.  Couldn't not detect one iota of difference between the two.  Had a weird weight difference between the 7 and 8 and those were both white cameos.  Forging inconsistencies?
Laissez les bons temps rouler!

OGA - Mitglied Nummer Sechs

28

#29 super20dan

super20dan

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,166 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 139761
  • Joined: 09/23/2011
  • Location:orange park florida
  • Handicap:20
GolfWRX Likes : 764

Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:53 PM

View PostHoganApexBlades, on 05 December 2017 - 05:28 PM, said:

View Postaugustgolf, on 05 December 2017 - 05:16 PM, said:

Well...I'm kinda partial to the '73 satin back Apex myself, but...I guess when you've found perfection, you stop looking.....


wait...this is WRX......sorry

Augie,

They were my FIRST SET and I WILL NEVER LET THEM GO!!!
my first hogans  also 73 apex
73 hogan apex

29

#30 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,802 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1374

Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:57 PM

View PostFellaheen51, on 06 December 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:

White paint fill v. black paint fill.  The black cameos were the latter rendition IIRC.

Doug,

You are correct.

Black cameos = 1983 model.

White cameos = 1979 - 1982 models.

CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



2 user(s) are reading this topic

1 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


    stevehj

GolfWRX Sponsors