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#1 Porker

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 03:15 AM

Anyone play 3 degrees flat with their Hogan's? Did you see damage to the chrome when bent that much? Would you recommend bending them?


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:29 AM

Forged blades? Should be no problem so long as the job is done carefully. The bending bar will most probably leave small marks on the hosel, but I've routinely had to adjust old, knocked about clubs up to 5* in loft to get them right and not seen any damage in the chrome.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:32 AM

Thanks Birly!yes... Hogan FTX and Apex Edge Pro's. How obvious is the mark made by the claw?

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:40 AM

just have them done professionally, should be no problem with forged.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:40 AM

Bending marks on the Hogan forged irons will leave lines on the hosel.   How deep the lines will depend on the tools and the skill of the person performing the task.
Had bent Hogan irons from 1 ° to 4 °.  The 3° bent was for a golfer with a flat swing plane and I remembered he was about 5'6".

Had only one hosel with cracks in the chrome finishing, I think it was the first Edge they made from the 80's, a SW.

Always bend the hosel with the cavity filled. ( leave the shaft in ).  Some will say never bend an empty hosel .


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:40 PM

View Postmocokid, on 30 July 2018 - 07:40 AM, said:

just have them done professionally, should be no problem with forged.

That's almost always sound advice, but when there's not too much at stake, I like to have no-one else to blame but myself.

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Thanks Birly!yes... Hogan FTX and Apex Edge Pro's. How obvious is the mark made by the claw?

It's not obvious - especially on clubs that have already seen a bit of wear and tear. I try to minimise it using lead tape on the bending bar and hosel. I can pick up a club that I've worked on and find the marks, but someone else would I think need to go looking to notice.

The nerviest job I've done personally was a set of Maxfli Revs that I actually, shock horror, bought new. And they're not forged, and I wasn't sure to what extent the chrome plating was comparable, and they have a cavity back. I made some loft adjustments of up to 4* and they were fine too.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:21 PM

Thanks guys! I will recommend the lead tape to my smith, that seems like  a great idea��

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