I am fairly new to ABS…still in Mod 1 but I pulled out my 48’ Ben Hogan MacGregor a week ago and was absoluted delighted at how I hit it. It has a minor chip on the face, however, so I am sending it to Lag to get it in tip top condition again. In the meantime I need some persimmon to hit, and bought these for $50 on ebay. Hope I did okay. They look nice, but I never really liked powerbilt. Maybe these H & B’s will be fine.
No they are definitely persimmons. I know H & Bs don’t have the value of old MacGregors, but was wondering if anyone had played them and had an opinion. It is always an adventure with a golf club. That 48 Hogan MacGregor is just magical. I also have a Mac Tourney Eye-o-Matic but it just never felt the same, even though the head is very similar.
I just took delivery of the H & Bs today. One question: There is some peeling of the chrome on the shaft of the 3 wood. The seller discovered this when packaging and basically gave me the 3 wood for free. Now looking at it I see no rust. Does anyone know if the peeling of the chrome wrapper will affect playability? Also, is there anything I can apply to the area to avoid rusting? I know the best answer is just to reshaft the thing, but that is a big deal these days since no one in Dallas works with these clubs anymore.
Regarding the look of the clubs I have to say they look great. The driver looks to have less loft than what I typically see. The interesting thing is the lie of the clubs seems much flatter than what I typically see. Can’t wait to hit’em.
Well it didn’t take long to ding the H & B driver. These are quite heavy and quite flat so I was having a hard time adjusting and caught one fat and on the toe and the hit damaged the finish just above the face on the toe. Is there anything I can do to avoid the damage spreading to the remainder of the head…or do I just have to refinish?
Took these out to the course Saturday afternoon. I had hit the 3 wood okay on the range, but not the driver. Wow, what a difference getting on the course made. Don’t know if it was using new balls, instead of range balls, or just seeing shots on the course but I hit these guys great. It was a really nice feeling to play with them. I live in Texas where we get tons of wind, and the most notable thing about hitting persimmon to me is the flat ball flight. I found playing the persimmon preferable to playing my modern driver into the wind. And distance really wasn’t an issue, playing a 6900 yard course. For the most part I was in the same area I normally would be in the fairways. Really like the 3 wood over the modern stuff.