Have your designs guys been working with the ‘newer’ Ben Hogan golf. So many of thier designs seem very close to what you have been building lately. Almost seems too close to be a coincidence. Even their DBM options seem to have your hand prints allover them.
Looked great cosmetically if you were a fan of Hogan, and I was, but everything about the shape and design worked against it from a playability standpoint. Short blade, long hosel, thin sole … didn’t like the loft thing stamped on the soles instead of the numbers either. I had a chance to hit them. Did not hit many. Reminded me of 1960’s sets of Wilson staff irons, of which I have three. I’ll try and get the other models that are available. Would be interesting to measure to see if they have more playable characteristics.
We have not had anything to do with the design of the new Ben Hogan golf clubs. I would like to to get my hands on the models that we have not measured to measure the MPF. The one we have measured so far is the Ft. Worth Forged and it came to 90 MPF points. I know they are manufactured at the same factory that many of our forgings are. This factory is also the only factory that does the DBM finish we launched several years ago (we were the first to do it). They now do it for Hogan and Cobra as well. Very high quality manufacturing. As far as the design, mass and dimensional characteristics are what they are and determine how playable the design will be.