Reviewed by: Ryan(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 70s
Model Reviewed: Hogan PC
Summary: Fantastic irons, solidly built with extremely thin soles especially compared to modern mbs.
First, these are for top tier players with a very, very controlled swing. Even those who regularly play modern mbs will have trouble if they do not have a consistent deliberate tempo.
Some may say you there is distance loss on these, but if one looks at the lofts you will see that the pw matches the loft of a modern gap, the 9 with a modern pw, etc...with that in mind, ive found the distance to be at least as good as modern clubs...loft to loft, i even found a distance gain.
The feel is not as soft as modern blades, it has more of a crispier sound and higher pitched thud at impact, but it is a great feel for those accustomed to the goals of the times they were made. The leading edge is sharper too, so expect nicely sliced pancakes as divots that keave a perfrctly shaped sole outline in its wake and not more obtuse clods of dirt.
The hogans also come .25 shorter than modern standard but that aids in accuracy, which these provide un spades.
Overall, these are some of the pinnacles of older blade models. A true player will reap the benefits of a controlled swing while a learner will develope precise shot and impact control. Time spent masteting these will result in a highly competent player but if u care more about your club number sayingvyou hit the ball so many yards, go somewhere else, or youll bevdpending your round in the sand
Customer Service: Clised
Similar Products Used: Redline, 99 apex, 72 apex, channelback, vip1025m, cobra pro mb, mp 32,33,59,60,62,4,5,67
Titty 690.mb, 690.cb, 710cb,mb,ap2, etc
Review Date November 22, 2016
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Reviewed by: Ivan Sanders(Unregistered User)
Model Reviewed: Ben Hogan Apex PC (1984)
Summary: These are my everyday irons not simply because of their beauty but their wafer thin soles and high centre of gravity make good shot making a joy particularly when it's windy and / or the ground is wet. I personally find them easier to play than cavity backs, and am so pleased to be able to source high quality irons as these days even top of the range equipment is designed with beginners in mind. And vintage chroming is FAR better!
Similar Products Used: The only irons of similar quality which I have personally handled are Jack Nicklaus Champion 813 series (pro. catalogue version) by MacGregor.
Summary: 1980's era Ben Hogan Apex PC irons that I used for about 8 years along with a set of hogan red lines. These irons have been wonderful for me, and they look great behind the ball. Not very forgiving, obviously. The feel off the face is either a clicky feel when you miss slightly, a harsh feel when toe'd. If you hit that dime size sweet spot, it is nirvana. I find amongst Hogan mb or non cb blades the differences are not so great as people often express, with a handful of exceptions. Hogans tend to have a harder feel off the face than say Mizuno or Titleist forgings. I like to use a soft ball with these clubs. The short irons are just dolls.
Customer Service: na
Similar Products Used: hogan apex red lines
Review Date April 20, 2010
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Reviewed by: Gee I K(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Hogan PC Irons
Summary: What a find. I bought these 5 years ago off e-bay. They set in my closet until about a year ago.
Light, pricise, a joy to hit.
Weak lofts took a little time to get use to.
I have put my newer Hogan apex irons in the closet now.
Summary: Sweet Clubs! I have the apex 4 shafts 2-E wedge and an almost full spare set minus the 5 and E. Great looking clubs, too bad that they did not put the BH sunburst on these babies.- That would be a stunning looking club.
These clubs have great feedback, a med/low boring>-----> tragectory. A good strike feels solid with a fluid feel.
E wedge is great!
Customer Service: -None
Similar Products Used: Ben Hogan BH Grinds, ApexII, Radials, Hagen Ultras, W/Staff- @-many others