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#1 Scottk

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:06 PM

I am a club ho.

With that out of the way, I was in Golf Galaxy yesterday and they had these classic clubs (Hogan Edge Forged) - the originals from 1988.  I thought it would be fun to see if I could hit them.  I play the TM R7 (non-tp).  

I was expecting them to be difficult to hit.  I proceeded to hit 6 iron after 6 iron PERFECTLY.  The feeling was unlike anything I have felt.  I then grabbed the 8 and started hitting through the set.  Unfortunately, they were asking $190 which seemed high.

I now have a chance to get a set 2,4,6,7,8,9 (missing 5 and wedge) for under $30.  Notwithstanding the great price, are these the kind of clubs that could actually be played regularly or is today's technology so much better that I will be at a disadvantage.  I am an 11 handicap and very decent iron striker.  I would appreciate any advice from those who have played these clubs.  Thank you.


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#2 HackerDave

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:15 PM

It's $30!!!   Find out!!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

It's not the money.  It my wife when I get home with another set of irons (and really old irons that could end up in the basement, which is where I may end up sleeping).  However, it's worth the wrath if these are decent.

I do agree with you, for $30 why not?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:28 PM

Do it like women do with shoes. Buy them; hide them. In a couple of weeks, take them out and tell her that you've had them for months. My preferred method is to tell my wife that I traded some junk that I found in the closet.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:40 PM

View Post3eagles18, on Oct 22 2009, 04:28 PM, said:

Do it like women do with shoes. Buy them; hide them. In a couple of weeks, take them out and tell her that you've had them for months. My preferred method is to tell my wife that I traded some junk that I found in the closet.
I laughed out loud at this. My dad, the worlds first club ho' built a new garage. He had the contractor build an 1/2 attic over the backend of the building. He knew my stepmother hated heights and spiders, both fears she would have to deal with to get up there. When he died, we found at least 10 sets of irons up there.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

Very simple yet veryt effective design.  Too simple for the taste and marketing hype of todays manufacturers.  Get them then go to ironfinder.com to complete the set.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:56 PM

are you talking about the Edge GCD's or just the regular Edge? if so, i bought a set of those (GCD's) brand new when they first came out and i loved them. wish i never sold them. id love to find a set in MINT condition. id have no problem putting them back in my bag

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:00 PM

Just and FYI, Ben Hogan Golf began using the Hogan Apex Edge name in 1989.  Apex Redline came out in 1988.  The first round of Edge Irons went from 1989 to 1993.  You can purchase a 5I Reg in Fair shape for 9.95, Good shape in Stiff for 19.95, and the E (Equalizer) which was their name for a PW in Fair shape for 49.95 at www.ironfinders.com.

Good Luck.

(Those GCD Tours came out from 1996 -1997)

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:56 PM

I bought them.  I met the seller in the parking lot of a local store and gave him $30 and now am the proud owner of the original 1988 Hogan Edge Forged irons (missing the 5 and wedge).  I was shocked at how nice they looked and how little play they appear to have. The grooves look excellent.  Now we will see if they are nice as they felt indoors at golf galaxy.  

If I don't like them I will eat the $30.  Thanks for all the input and the very funny stories.  By the way, I told my wife I was going grocery shopping so I came back with eggs, milks and sticks.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:39 PM

View PostScottk, on Oct 22 2009, 02:06 PM, said:

....are these the kind of clubs that could actually be played regularly or is today's technology so much better that I will be at a disadvantage.

Today's technology not so different. The marketeers want you to believe there is, how else to get people to buy new stuff all the time.

The only thing with an old set like those, the wedge grooves would likely be worn out but since your set doesn't have the wedge, you can go with a Vokey or something you like.

When I bought a new set of irons in 1990, it was a toss up between the Hogan Edge and the Ram Laser FX, a very similar design that I ended up choosing and using for 16 years.

Enjoy!


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Posted 23 October 2009 - 06:01 PM

Nice pick-up.  I think that most of the technology improvements have been in the game improvement and super GI categories.  Players irons have changed very little.  They just keep remaking older designs with new logos and fancy graphics.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:21 AM

As far as I know:

"Edge" started in 1989. they have the "Hogan"-only logo. (Edge GS, 1991, Edge GCD 1995)

"Apex Edge" started in 2001. They have the "Ben Hogan" script Signature logo.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:45 AM

The original Hogan Edge was a great set of irons.  I believe they were the first ever forged cavity back.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:52 AM

I think you will enjoy them and for $30 bucks you have nothing to lose. You can find the 5 and wedge on ebay or other websites that specialize in lost single clubs.

I played the Edge GS model in high school and part of college. Very sweet clubs. I still have them and I might have them re-chromed someday. There is nothing like the feeling of Hogan forged iron.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:01 AM

I have the original Edge from 1989, still play them.  They are solid clubs, VERY durable.  Bought a backup set on Ebay for next to nothing, and recently a set of Edge GS to boot.  I have 7-8 Hogan sets so I'm biased but these clubs work well.  Just enough forgiveness to help you but not so much that the clubs do the work for you, which seems to be the curse of modern GI stuff.  Solid distance control, easy enough to work the ball either way.  When you catch it on the sweet spot you get a really solid sound and feel.  Played other brands over the years but overall, the Hogans just seem to feel right; robust and dependable.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:19 PM

Good set. I played a them for 4-5 seasons in the mid 90's with the apex 4 shaft. Good pickup for 30 bucks
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Posted 26 September 2015 - 02:20 PM

One of my first set of clubs that are  still in my garage . Fantastic cavity bsck that got me hooked on forged irons.  Great find !

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 02:28 PM

Nice irons, nicer pick-up. FWIW, newer isn't necessarily better, I I keep going back to my 2000-2002? Precept TP Forged and still love 'em.

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:45 AM

Are GCD's forged irons, does anyone know?? I would appreciated any info on this set of irons.
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 07:14 AM

View PostJoe85, on 06 July 2016 - 06:45 AM, said:

Are GCD's forged irons, does anyone know?? I would appreciated any info on this set of irons.
They are, as the above picture show. They also have a sharp leading edge, which I would like though some would not, as they are a low bounce iron. The Tours were a "cleaner" irons, ie., sharper edges, lower profile. Actually Hogan couldn't stand the originals as he didn't feel that a club's design should be "compromised" to compensate for a golfer's swing inadequacies, lol.

Hey, don't get pissed at me, I could care less. It was the guy who's name is on em :)

With the right shaft, in the right bag, those are as Playable today as anything out there.

THAT is a timeless iron!!

Enjoy em :)

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 07:32 AM

I played the original Edge irons back in the day, sweet feeling set of irons when struck well, which back then wasn't too often. It would be fun to have them spec'd to my current swing and shafted with current shafts, I'm guessing they would be a solid set. Fun fact, I drive a Ford Edge today, maybe it's a sign. Off to the dark site.
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:21 AM

The Edge GCD'S came in a cast and forged model.
The forged model is one of the best irons ever made period.They were ahead of there time and can can stand up to any modern day club out there .
I play them today and have a back up set.
If you can find them get them.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 08:24 AM

Anyone have the club specs for the 1989 hogan edge irons?

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:37 PM

 Scottk, on 22 October 2009 - 04:06 PM, said:

I am a club ho.

With that out of the way, I was in Golf Galaxy yesterday and they had these classic clubs (Hogan Edge Forged) - the originals from 1988.  I thought it would be fun to see if I could hit them.  I play the TM R7 (non-tp).  

I was expecting them to be difficult to hit.  I proceeded to hit 6 iron after 6 iron PERFECTLY.  The feeling was unlike anything I have felt.  I then grabbed the 8 and started hitting through the set.  Unfortunately, they were asking $190 which seemed high.

I now have a chance to get a set 2,4,6,7,8,9 (missing 5 and wedge) for under $30.  Notwithstanding the great price, are these the kind of clubs that could actually be played regularly or is today's technology so much better that I will be at a disadvantage.  I am an 11 handicap and very decent iron striker.  I would appreciate any advice from those who have played these clubs.  Thank you.

I played these clubs for 10 years, and I still think they were the best set of Forged cavity backs that I ever played.  I hope you enjoy them!

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:43 PM

Here are the specs from the Hogan Iron History .pdf that is floating around the Interwebs...

1990 Hogan Edge Forged specs.jpg


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 11:55 AM

 TimeToFly, on 22 October 2009 - 04:56 PM, said:

are you talking about the Edge GCD's or just the regular Edge? if so, i bought a set of those (GCD's) brand new when they first came out and i loved them. wish i never sold them. id love to find a set in MINT condition. id have no problem putting them back in my bag

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