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Ben Hogan Ft Worth Irons - opinions


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#1 edhong1

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:37 AM

Hey guys, tried searching around to see what people have to say about these irons.  Factory direct pricing is great and they look really sweet. Just wanted some feedback on what you guys thought of these sticks.

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#2 dkr1269

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:44 AM

I have had a set in the bag for three years now. They are really nicely balanced, have excellent turf interaction and are surprisingly forgiving for a blade type iron.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 03:03 AM

Hey edhong1,
I have a set of these: 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43 Ft Worth irons, then to the TK wedges: 48, 53, 58, 63. which I bought in April 2015.
You should have a consistent ball contact, and like bladed, or near bladed clubs. The irons play great, feel really solid on contact, slide through the turf well to give a lovely consistent trajectory. Pretty easy to shape the ball, or hit it higher or lower off decent lies. Quality clubs.
They have stopped making the TK wedges (a real shame), but have brought out a new "Ft Worth Black" model which look good. Hopefully, they will make matching wedges, too.
They were sending out Demo Clubs in the mail to try within the USA - I don't know whether they are still doing that?
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:13 AM

I had the FT worth black, not to long ago. I also own the Miura MC 501 irons. Hogan had to go,but I have to say that the clubs were easier to hit. Did not feel as pure as the 501’s but did feel really nice. I would say as good a blade as any in the US market.

Edited by IIvudooII, 18 June 2018 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

Very nice clubs.  I almost bought them when I demo’d them 2 years ago but went with the PTx. A bit more perimeter weighted. Psychologically a little easier to play, but I will say that the Fort Worth’s were not nearly as “bladey” as you might think.  There is some significant Perimeter weighting going on that’s just well hidden. Very solid feeling and nice piercing ball flight.  If you need a little help elevating the ball,  they might not be for you. You may want to try the PTx or even the new Edge.

I may go ahead and buy the black model they just came out with.  Throw some black KBS $ Tapers in them.  Slick.

You can demo a mid and short iron for the cost of shipping.  $20 buys you two weeks to try them and a prepaid return tag to send them back.

I knew I was ordering the PTx after about 10 minutes on the range. Love at first swing.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:04 AM

View PostDrRob1963, on 18 June 2018 - 03:03 AM, said:

Hey edhong1,
I have a set of these: 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43 Ft Worth irons, then to the TK wedges: 48, 53, 58, 63. which I bought in April 2015.
You should have a consistent ball contact, and like bladed, or near bladed clubs. The irons play great, feel really solid on contact, slide through the turf well to give a lovely consistent trajectory. Pretty easy to shape the ball, or hit it higher or lower off decent lies. Quality clubs.
They have stopped making the TK wedges (a real shame), but have brought out a new "Ft Worth Black" model which look good. Hopefully, they will make matching wedges, too.
They were sending out Demo Clubs in the mail to try within the USA - I don't know whether they are still doing that?
Their website shows the TK Wedges available for order
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:39 AM

Just echoing what has already been said.  Very forgiving set of blades with excellent turf interaction and a piercing  ball flight.  Over the ball they look and play more like a players cavity than a traditional blade.  I have a set of both and the blacks are easily the most beautiful set of irons I've ever had.  Definitely at or near the top of the list for blades in the US market.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

When you try to order TK15 wedges, "discontinued" comes up for most (eg 63* 58* 56*) but some lofts are still there (eg 62* 60*).
I think they are on the way out. Pity - they are nice sticks.
I would buy a set of Ft Worth Black irons, if there were matching wedges available.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:03 AM

they feel so good I really want to pick them up but kinda disappointed that you cant customize the lofts

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

I like that they went to a standard loft system. They will bend them strong or weak for you if you need.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:48 AM

Never hit them, but...
wanted to like them, however "very" limited shaft offerings...buying stock then reshafting would be cost prohibitive.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:51 AM

They are listening. Added DG shafts
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Posted 26 June 2018 - 10:09 AM

anyone here looking to unload a set?

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:57 PM

My set of Hogan Fort Worth Black irons arrived a few days ago. One extended range session and 18 holes with them so far.
Absolutely gorgeous to look at. Black UST Recoil shafts are an awesome match with the black heads.
Took a gamble on shafts due to unavailability of demo clubs and hit it bang on. F2 flex is what I need at this stage of a long golf career and they're going straight and high.
Longer by half a club in the P-9-8 than the TM PSi 760s I have been playing. Other lofts pretty much right on the TMs for distance although flying higher with seemingly less spin throughout.
Added bonus is that the P wedge acts as a very serviceable club for chipping; I think the V-sole definitely helps with turf interaction off tight lies around the green.
Purchase was seamless; delivery to Canada took a bit longer than expected but not a biggie.
First set of Hogans for me, so the discovery of the pure feeling of a well struck shot was much as I have heard it described by you longtime Hogan aficionados.
Looking forward to a longer breaking-in process but they're in the bag now!
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 12:05 AM

This is my 3rd season with mine. I played VR Pros for a few years before my FW15's, and old Hogan's before that. Most forgiving blade I've ever hit--they're on the larger side, not a true butterknife. Longer and higher than my VR Pros, same specs, and very easy to hit. I think only the iBlade is easier to hit in this bracket of clubs. A couple are starting to brown, and if that weren't the case I wouldn't be looking at other stuff. Odds are I'll end up with FW Blacks next year.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:56 PM

Not a fan of the v sole...love, love their look, just gorgeous. It felt like the club ‘bounced’ off the ground tho surely that isn’t the case...
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

Ive got a set of Ft. Worths as well as the TK15 wedges.  Love the look.  I think they are the best looking clubs I’ve ever seen.   Very easy to hit for a compact clubhead.  Definitely play more like a players cavity than a blade.  Very nice feel but definitely not as good a feeling as my KZG Forged Cavities.   I really like the v-sole.  It really makes the club play like the sole is wider than it is, no digging or fat shots.  I’ve shafted mine with KBS C-Taper Lites and they get a nice high flight.  

Unfortunately the original Ft. Worths are now discontinued along with the TK15 wedges.  I asked a Hogan Rep if they were going to make a black TK15 wedge to match the Ft. Worth Black irons and they said no.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:40 AM

They look nice. My first set of 'good' irons were  Hogan Apex around 1970. If I didn't have fairly new set of Ping irons I would be tempted to try again.
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