The new Ben Hogan PTx PRO irons are a refreshing change of pace. They don’t have a four figure price tag, they don’t have uber-strong lofts, and they don’t make outrageous performance claims. This is a very solid set of irons for the mid-handicap or better golfer.
Thanks to the funding of ExWorks Capital, a primary investor in the original reincarnation of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company and now a significant owner in BH Golf Equipment LLC, the Ben Hogan brand will offer many of the clubs it introduced in 2015 and 2016 at greatly reduced prices.
Hogan’s Clubs Instead, he relied on his 2 through 9 irons , all of which had stiff, steel shafts and less-than-typical lofts that ranged from 18 degrees for the 2-iron to 42 degrees for the 9-iron. Hogan , who stood about 5-foot-7, used a fairly short 43.25-inch-long driver with just 8 degrees of loft.
Hogan played on two U.S. Ryder Cup teams, 1947 and 1951, and captained the team three times, 1947, 1949, and 1967, famously claiming on the last occasion to have brought the “twelve best golfers in the world” to play in the competition.
After Hogan’s death in 1997, the company strayed from its roots as an elite club maker. In 2012, Callaway sold the brand name to Perry Ellis International, which continued to sell Hogan golf balls , apparel and accessories.
A mid handicapper is a golfer who plays off a handicap between around 7, 8 or 10 up to about 17 or 18. That means you can generally break 90 every other round or shoot in the 80’s every round. It’s a wide range but the goal is always the same, break 90 consistently or break 80.
No glove . Hogan never wore one.
Blades on the PGA Tour Approximately 25 percent to 35 percent of PGA Tour players use blades , according to a 2011 “ Golf Digest” article. Top players such as Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els all prefer blades to cavity-backs.
What Golf Clubs are Made in the USA? Proudly American 3.1) TaylorMade . 3.2) Callaway . 3.3) Cobra. 3.4) MacGregor.
Obviously, the driver, putter and pitching wedge are part of every pro’s set. Most carry a 3-wood and the 4 through 9 irons as well. That’s 10 clubs, leaving four to go. The variations come in the fairway wood/hybrid/long iron category and in the wedges .
MacGregor Spur Putter
It has often been reported that Ben Hogan never had a hole in one . The only player to record a hole in one on a par-4 in a PGA Tour event is Andrew Magee, who did it on the 332-yard 17th hole at the FBR Open in 2001.
Ben Hogan net worth: Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer who had a net worth equal to $10 million at the time of his death, after adjusting for inflation. Ben Hogan was born in Stephenville, Texas in August 1912 and passed away in July 1997.
Ben Hogan (1912-1997) is widely regarded as one of the very few greatest golfers of all time. The American won nine major titles including four US Opens, just three men have won more majors than him. He is also one of just four men to have won the grand slam of majors despite playing in just one Open Championship.