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My new old Hogans

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Hello all. New here. Looking forward to all your collective wisdom. Am honored to be here. Ex tennis pro. Good timing is my saving grace in golf. Get to hit links once every 5 yrs or so. Always shoot about 80. Taught myself how to play as a kid with an old 7 iron in the barnyard. Invented my own comfy grip and have always cupped my hands like Ben Hogan. Left palm always facing target on follow through. I just found out about this a few days ago. BTW it actually is an excellent swing technique!! Question...just bought pristine Apex irons. 1972 or73. Serial number is CF40 on complete set. Can anyone tell me anything about these clubs? Thanks. Matt
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Apex from 1973 was a forged iron, as are most of the Apex editions. Club designer Ralph Maltby classified it as a Conventional iron, meaning it was one of the fairly hittable traditional irons. This would be just below the Golf Digest "GI" category. According to Maltby charts, Apex 6 iron had loft of 30*.

 

What kind of markings does the shaft have, as far as brand/model and flex? 

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Thanks for the reply. Red label. Ben Hogan. Apex. 4. Frequency Matched. BTW... I don't think I know how figure a handicap. lol. What would mine be if I shot 80?? Thanks
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I think I messed up and started a new thread. New guys are such a pain in the butt
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Yes you are a pain in the butt! Hey! Did I just answer myself? Yes you did. Don't worry not schizo and neither am I. Well cant tell it by your multiple golf swings on any given round!!
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What is the course and slope ratings? Use "golf handicap calculator" csnnetwork.

If on my home course you'd be like an 7 HC. I know two other ex tennis players who hit a long long way. One ex tennis girl who hits 250.

I'm just plain ###ing jealous of you. Maybe I should have taken up tennis first. a1_smile.gifa1_smile.gifa1_smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

What is the course and slope ratings? Use "golf handicap calculator" csnnetwork.

If on my home course you'd be like an 7 HC. I know two other ex tennis players who hit a long long way. One ex tennis girl who hits 250.

I'm j
ust plain ###ing jealous of you. Maybe I should have taken up tennis first. a1_smile.gifa1_smile.gifa1_smile.gif
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Its worse than that. Made my own grip and swing. Rolled over green on par 4 435 last week.
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Its worse than that. Made my own grip and swing. Rolled over green on par 4 435 last week.

On what shot? b3_huh.gif
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On what shot? b3_huh.gif

HAR!! Good one! Conditions very dry. Fairway like a runway. My drive about 350 or so and got good straight roll. My driver is a Knight Billy Club that was used on tour for a year. It is drilled and weighted and set up for a person six foot six. I am five foot ten. Leverage?? Oh yeah!!
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