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Hogan Apex 4 Shafts vs Other Stock Shafts

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

I've been looking at picking up a set of Hogan BH-5 irons and had some questions about the Apex 4 shafts. I have read that the Apex 3 is regular flex and Apex 4 is stiff flex. Seems like most sets of BH-5's for sale have the Apex 4 shaft. I guess I'm curious how these compare to other stock shaft offerings in similar clubs. Any idea how they compare to Callaway Uniflex shafts, Ping JZ / CS Lite / AWT shafts, etc. I'm not sure if my swing is suited for a shaft as stiff as the Apex 4. Right now I am playing some hand me down mid 1990's Golden Bears with Graphite shafts with a carry distance on a well struck 7 iron is 150 yards or so.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

The Apex 4 is an incredible shaft - great feel, trajectory and consistency. Sometimes the QC can be slightly out of whack and they can be a little stiff, but they are great. You might be able to handle them with a carry of 150..

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

The Apex 4 corresponds to the True Temper Dynalite Gold S300. Compared to the Dynamic Gold S300 it is lighter (115 g both for the Apex and the Dynalite vs 127 g for the DGS300), it will give you a higher trajectory than the DGS 300 for sure. This shaft was manufactured by Royal Precision, then the production first choice was named Apex and passed to Hogan Golf or so I was told. Personally, I find it stiffer than the DGS300 even though it is lighter.
I do not know the loft of your 7 iron, but 150 yds carry might be just borderline for these shafts. I carry 160 yds with 37 degrees of loft on my Apex Redline 7 iron if it gives you any indication.

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