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  • Ben Hogan VKTR Hybrids Review Thread

    While at the 2016 PGA Show, THP TV caught up with Ben Hogan Golf to discuss the new VKTR Hybrids and the technology in them.


    In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

    Driver:
    Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
    Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
    Fairway Wood:
    5 Wood
    Hybrids: Launcher HB
    Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
    Wedges:
    CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
    Putter: EXO Stroke Lab Marxman
    Balls:
    Chrome Soft X

  • #2
    I really like the look and sound of these. Definitely on the must try list as it sounds like Hogan thought of everything to build into these.
    Driver: GS53 10.5 w/ Accra TZ6
    FWs: GS53 3W & 5W w/ Helium 5F4
    Hybrid:
    VKTR 22* w/ iRoD 75
    Irons: PTx Pro 5 - PW w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Wedges: Equalizer 50, 54, 58 w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Putter: BHB03
    Ball: B330-RX / Tour B RX

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    • #3
      Love the look plus all the different lofts. The weight adjustability makes these special in my opinion. I will have to give these a try.
      WITB
      Callaway Epic 10.5, Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 5 Shaft (R)
      Callaway Rogue 3 Wood Evenflow Blue 65 Shaft (R)
      Rogue Hybrids (3,4) Evenflow Blue 85 Shafts R
      Callaway CF 16 Irons 5-AW Recoil Proto 95 Shafts F3
      Callaway MD Wedges, 54, 58 Recoil Proto 95 Shafts F3
      Putter: Cameron Newport, 34"

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      • #4
        Interesting though process behind the design. I wonder how many here feel like their hybrids don't allow them to hold greens as well as they would like.
        Epic Flash SZ 10.5*
        E8 Beta 16.5*
        XR Pro 3i
        J15 CB 4-PW Dynamic Gold
        50* Tour Trusty
        SM6 54*/58*
        Spider Tour Red
        Ball: Bridgestone
        Tour B X

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        • #5
          These are good looking hybrids and I like what I hear technology wise with spin and launch angle. I like they keep the same thought concept with gapping at the top and offer numerous lofts
          "It is what it is"

          "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"

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          • #6
            This was a really informative interview and I like what they are doing. I don't want distance from a hybrid, I want it to fit gapping coming out of the irons and this appears to achieve that. Between the weighting and loft specific heads, they really cover the adjustability that I would need for a hybrid.
            Driver: G400 LST
            Fairway: EX9 Tour 15*
            Hybrids: 816 H1 19* & 23*
            Irons: JPX EZ Forged 5i-GW
            Wedges: CBX 54*/60*

            Putter: Select Newport 2

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            • #7
              I'm really intrigued by these. The shop by me stocks Hogan clubs, so I'll be looking forward to taking a few swings with these. I like the story here - iron replacement, rather than pure distance.
              Proud member of Team THP in the 2018 Granddaddy with

              Driver: Epic Flash With Custom HZRDUS Smoke
              Fairway: Epic Flash with Tensei Blue 75
              Hybrids: '19 Apex 3h and 4h with Catalyst 70
              Irons: Apex Forged 5-PW w/ Elevate 95
              Wedges: MD4 48-54-58 w/ Modus 105
              Putter: Stroke Lab Three
              Ball: Chrome Soft X

              Thanks to PX and THP for an incredible Handcrafted Experience!

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              • #8
                Awesome stuff! Biggest issue with my hybrids is how far they go. When I bought a "3 hybrid", I needed three iron distance, not fairway metal distance. This is a great idea by Hogan Golf.
                In my ​Callaway stand bag:

                Driver: VC-460, Atmos Black Tour Spec 6X
                Fairway: XR 15*, D+ 82X
                Hybrids: X2 Hot Pro 19*,Tour AD-DI 85X
                Irons: Edel "Driver" 3-PW, KBS C-Taper Lite stiff
                Wedges: Edel 50/54/58
                Putter: Edel E2

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                • #9
                  Another information packed video. The technology and thought process is great. I can't tell you how many times I tend to pull an iron over an Hybrid just for those reasons. Definitely interested in the Hogan VKTR hybrids.
                  Driver: J715 9.5* HZRDUS Black
                  Fairway: J40 3+ Tour AD-Di 7s
                  Hybrid: 3H 6.5
                  Irons: J15DF 4-PW DG PRO S300
                  Wedges: NewLevel M50, 54, 58 120S
                  Putter: CX1
                  Ball: B330-RX

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                  • #10
                    I really want to give these a swing, reminds me of my first set of hybrids/irons the Hogan CFT, such a great set!
                    Under custom EPIC 13.5*/MASTERS Themed Elements Gold 6F4
                    Epic 4-SW/LZ 6.0
                    MD4 Black 60* X-grind/DG Tour Issue (Red)
                    'Sure Out 2 64*/
                    Stroke Lab Marxman S
                    All inC130 Cart Edition

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                    • #11
                      Really excited to try these.
                      WITB:

                      Epic SZ 9* w/ GD Tour AD TP 6x
                      Epic SZ 3+ w/ GD Tour AD TP 7x
                      Baffler
                      716 TMB 4 w/ 6.0
                      716 CB 5-PW w/ 6.0
                      RAW SM6 50F, 56S, 60M6.0
                      Black Series i #1 w/ Welded Long Neck
                      or
                      Toulon Garage San Diego w/ H2 Neck

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                      • #12
                        This was a great interview. For what they are going for, in terms of stop gapping between fairway woods and irons, this makes a LOT of sense. I know that I'm often hitting a hybrid as a bit of a smaller fairway wood, and not in terms of spin and stop properties into a green. So, to have this on the market for that capability, is new and intriguing. This is something I could see myself looking into and possibly replacing my 4 iron with.
                        In my 2016 Tour Staff Bag:

                        XR 16 Pro 10.5 : Matrix Speedrulz C Type 60 X
                        Alpha 815 16* (3 wood) : Aldila Rouge Silver 70 X
                        Alpha 815 20* (hybrid) : Fujikura Speeder 665 X
                        Apex 4 - 6 & Apex Pro 7 - PW : Project X 6.0
                        MD2 50, 52, 54, 58* : Project X 6.0
                        O-Works #7 with Super Stroke Grip
                        Chrome Soft

                        PROUD Member of the Callaway A-15 Club!

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                        • #13
                          Amazing concept, getting a hybrid to a number. I haven't been in the hybrid market but I might just take a peek at these now. I like the sound of these.

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                          • #14
                            I love everything he was saying about the hybrid. The fact that it does not get as much roll out and they are thinking about us holding greens with them is awesome. I was hitting another companies yesterday on the sim and getting 20 yards of roll out. That would hurt when trying to hit the green. The fact that you can make the club what ever you want it to be in each loft is a nice touch. Would love to get one.
                            WITB: Driver: G400
                            3wood: Epic 15* with Project X Hzrdus T800 shaft 6.0
                            2hybrid: 915H 18* Project X HD2 6.0
                            3hybrid: J15 21* with Aldila Tour Blue, stiff
                            5-PW: J15DFP with Tour-V, stiff
                            50,56,60*: J15 Black Oxide with black legacy custom shaft.
                            Putter: Not a cool new looking SWAG
                            Judge your accomplishments not on what you have done, but on what you should have done.

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                            • #15
                              I really like thought process behind these and look forward to seeing how the work for people. I'm not in the market for one at the moment, but will be trying these next time I'm up for a club purchase.
                              OGIO Silencer Stand Bag
                              Driver: PXG 0811X, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
                              Fairway: PXG 0341, PX EvenFlow Blk 75/6.5
                              Irons: PXG 0311T 3-PW, TT DG TI X100
                              Wedges: PXG 0311 50*/54*/58*, TT DG TI X100
                              Putter: PXG Bat Attack H
                              Precision Pro NX7 Pro Range Finder

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