801, on 06 June 2018 - 03:07 PM, said:
The 99 Hogan Apex truly responds to shaft experimentation. I ordered these custom from Hogan with Rifle 5.0's. Then over the years have installed DG SL's, DG standards, C-tapers, Tour-V's and yes, even an original era-correct (from 2001) set of Apex 4's. I am currently playing the new Dynamic Gold 105's in them. I hate to admit it .. but this iron performs and feels best with the Dynamic Gold shafts. Dynamic Gold SL's were good ... Dynamic Gold S300's were better .... current DG 105s are simply incredible. Don't know why ... but that's just the way it is. I've personally kept Cell Parts in business ordering double-red ringed ferrules from them over the years. I'm telling you, the feel of these irons is just on a whole different level than anything EVER offered .... which allows one to truly assess the differences in feel and playability with different iron shafts.
One of the timeless sets of Hogans. I do have a 99 Apex 2 iron my fellow WRX buddy Peanuts Daddy sent me a couple of years ago. He sent me the head only. I had a brand new S-300 in the shop so I put that in untipped and that damn thing is a Cannon but it is smooth hitting. And to give it credibility that is straight out of the mouth of a Macgregor man. I guess you do know the 99 Apex are endo forged. I like the bag too which appears to be a Hogan bag from the Callaway days or just before. I bet it draws a lot of attention at the local courses. But SOP for me is old Mac irons and modern woods see my signature. Note: yep the shafts ain't a joke either. But those 99 Hogans will hit smooth with any shaft in them as long as you have the SS to pull it off.
Yeh like you I have strayed and tried them all but have always came back to Macgregor. If I switched from Mac it would be either 99 Apex or the 54 Precisions which I have a set of. In fact i am debating whether to put a set of R-300 matched pulls I have into either the 59 Macs or the 54 Precisions. But then again those 82 VIPs with the Hogan Apex #2 shafts hit so good and smooth I can not really complain. I may find me another set of #2 Apex and put in the Precisions----- I know I know keep on Stuey and the Hoganistas are going to cut my nads off
Edited by BIG STU, 20 June 2018 - 03:35 PM.