Sick of finding nothing on Aussie ebay. After meeting Bradley the other day set the ABS juices flowing, I called into a yard sale this morning on the off chance they might have some golf clubs. Picked up 5 beauties for $10. The guy said his grandfather used them in an Australian Open–I didn’t ask for a name just in case he was bluffing, but I regret not asking now.
The 1 wood is the Hogan Speed Slot, D2 weighted, original shaft which is a Hogan Legend 3.
The irons, a 2, 3, 4 and 6 are Slazenger Ben Hogan Swingweight Plus’, progressively swingweighted from D2 for the 2 iron up to D7 for the 6. Pity he didn’t have the whole set. Non-original shafts.
Interesting to note that the 2-iron has the most wear. Super long hosels.
What a find, Steb… there awfully MP-29 ish… It looks more and more like Mizuno’s R&D dept.'s sole method was flicking through golf equipment history books. I wonder were they designed by Hogan himself- they’re also basically the same as his Personals…
Yes I think we know where Mizuno got its style from
Played 9 yesterday and saved the first hit of the 2-iron for the 9th, a hole just asking for it. Got there and these damn plover birds started swooping me, so its first hit was nearly a bird in flight. Had to skip the hole in the end to get away from their nest, so I still haven’t hit it yet.
The persimmon surprised me. This is only the second time I’ve hit a persimmon and I didn’t have much success the first time. This time it sounded great but obviously was short of where the metal driver would go. But time and time again when I got to my ball it was where I’m used to playing from. It had sneaky length.
Which really means I’m really not hit the metal as well as I think I am. I’m obviously missing its sweet spot and just not realizing it, and/or reaching max velocity way too early from it giving me that false confidence I can swing all out and get away with it.
It’s making me think I might swap out the metal one for next Saturday comp, but a bit scared yesterday was just a flash in the (frying) pan. I now appreciate what John has said about the sound of persimmon, and quite frankly I want more of it.
Nice looking irons Steb…pity they weren’t a complete set, but they are I am thinking the Aussie or English version of Hogan clubs that were made under the Slazenger logo for those markets
I had a complete set of Hogan Slazenger woods when I was 13 years old and used them for a while. They were fantastic looking. A big solid hunk of persimmon. I got them in a bargain barrel somewhere for about 10 bucks. they were beat up but I shaved the colour off, stuck a new inlay in them and with the grain being so pure just lacquered them. They came out beautiful in a cream colour just because of the lacquer going straight onto the wood.
I have absolutely no idea what I ever did with them…but boy I wish they were in my stockpile somewhere
Enjoy them Steb…(aka The Gadget Man!!!)…I know you got a kick out of me calling you that in Hunter Valley when we first met each other a few weeks back