Review of Ben Hogan Apex Blades (Irons)

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Submitted By: 
THROWADART
Brand: 
Ben Hogan
Model: 
Apex Blades
Category: 
Quality: 

TOP LEVEL, AMONG THE BEST

Pros: 

FORGET ABOUT SO-CALLED GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS. BUY THESE ALONG WITH HOGAN'S BOOK 5 LESSONS. YOU WILL KNOW WHAT A PURE SHOT IS. YOU'LL NEVER BUY ANYTHING THAT'S A GAME HELPER AGAIN. THE FEEL OF THESE IRONS ARE A FRONT RUNNER AMONG THE BEST IN THE GAME. HIS BOOK AND IRONS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR GAME. PREPARE TO GET MAD AS YOU START THINKING ABOUT THE $$$$$$ AND TIME YOU SPENT ON EQUIPMENT/LESSONS ETC. IN THE PAST. I ALSO RECOMMEND THE HOGAN HYBRIDS AS A PERFECT MATCH [ 0- 5 ]. I PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT STICKS I PLAY ACCORDING TO COURSE CONDITIONS. IF THE FAIRWAYS ARE TIGHT, WITH THIN LIES AND HARD TURF I LEAVE THE LONG IRONS AT HOME. USING ALL THE HYBRIDS. IF THE LIE IS PLUSH 3-5 IRON ARE IN THE BAG.

Cons: 

THE DUMBEST MOVE CALLAWAY EVER MADE WAS STOPPING PRODUCTION OF HOGAN EQUIPMENT. DID THEY THINK WE WOULD SWITCH TO X-22 ? I THINK NOT. SURE THEY NOW OFFER FORGED IRONS AGAIN. BUT HOGAN PLAYERS WILL NEVER ACCEPT CALAWAY FORGED NOW. WE KNOW WHAT CLASSIC BLADE FEEL AND STYLE ARE. THE 2006 BLADES PROVES CALLAWAY DOES TOO. BUT THEY STOPPED. THE CAL-CLUNKER FAITHFUL WOULD NOT MOVE TO BLADES ANYWAY. THE OFFSETS LET YOU GET AWAY WITH COMING THROUGH THE BALL INCORRECTLY. [HOGAN'S 5 LESSONS PAGES 100-102]. IF CALLAWAY EVER ADMITTED TO THIS. THE BACKLASH WOULD BE ENORMOUS. THOUSANDS OF GOLFERS HITTING A PURE SHOT FOR THE FIRST TIME ? WHEN THEY WENT SHOPPING FOR FORGED I BET THE NEW STICKS ARE A DIFFERENTBRAND.

Summary: 

TOP MARKS FOR FEEL,WORKABILITY AND STYLE.I CAN TELL WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE SHOT IF IT'S GOOD OR NOT. I KNOW IF I PINCHED THE BALL BETWEEN THE FACE AND TURF. AND HOW MUCH. THIS IS THE ONLY SET I'VE EVER HAD WERE I KNOW HOW HARD TO HIT TO GET SO MUCH HEIGHT/SPIN. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD TROUBLE DRAWING THE BALL [AND STILL DO]. PIPEING A FROZEN ROPE 3 IRON REQUIRES PRACTICE AND A GOOD LIE. WHEN IT PRESENTS ITSELF I GO FOR IT EAVERY TIME NOW. FADES? I CAN FINE TUNE THEM WITH THESE IRONS. [A GREAT HELP IN A CROSSWIND]. ACTION INTO THE GREEN RESULTS IN SANDBAGGER COMMENTS FROM MY BUDDIES. IT'S GOOD NATURED BACAUSE THEY WITNESSED MY IMPROVEMENT AFTER SWITCHING BLADES [5 SETS]. THEY SAW ME DROP 5-7 STROKES PER ROUND IN ONE SEASON AFTER HITTING HOGAN'S. IT'S NOT JUST THE IRON'S THOUGH. PRACTICALAPPLICATION OF HOGAN'S BOOK GET'S A LOT OF THE CREDIT.

Overall Rating: 
5