2017 irons to include traditional numbers in addition to individual lofts
(Fort Worth, Texas) - The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company announced today that it will begin shipping 2017 models of the highly successful FT. WORTH and PTx irons immediately. The design and composition of the golf clubs will remain virtually unchanged, but the 2017 models will now incorporate the more traditional club head numbering system (#4 iron - Pitching Wedge) tastefully engraved on the hosel.
"We listened to our customers and consumers, plain and simple" said Scott White, President and CEO of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. "The concept behind the PreciseLoft System is valid; consistent 4-degree loft gaps between each iron is just logical. However, we wanted to make our equipment as user-friendly as possible so we are adding traditional designations to each iron." Forged Ben Hogan irons and wedges have long been known for their exception feel and performance. In recent years serious, committed golfers have come to appreciate the company's commitment to create a more 'precise' set of irons. "The golf equipment industry as a whole has done a disservice to golfers by focusing on iron distance alone and 'compressing' lofts at the long end of the set" continued White. "In their quest to make the longest #6 or #7 irons so they can make claims in their marketing efforts, most modern sets of irons have significantly strengthened lofts in mid- and short irons, specifically. This means many players experience minimal differences in distance with these irons, but have huge distance gaps in their scoring clubs."
The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company allows golfers to build iron sets in an exact and precise way. The 28 lofts offered, separated throughout the set by 4-degree increments, are arranged into four different configurations to produce exactly the right launch profile to fit various playing styles and preferences:
Low launch loft profile: 20°(#4) / 24°(#5) / 28°(#6) / 32°(#7) / 36°(#8) / 40°(#9) / 44°(PW)
Low-mid launch loft profile: 21°(#4) / 25°(#5) / 29°(#6) / 33°(#7) / 37°(#8) / 41°(#9) / 45°(PW)
Mid launch loft profile: 22°(#4) / 26°(#5) / 30°(#6) / 34°(#7) / 38°(#8) / 42°(#9) / 46°(PW)
High launch loft profile: 23°(#4) / 27°(#5) / 31°(#6) / 35°(#7) / 39°(#8) / 43°(#9) / 47°(PW)
The Ben Hogan PTx irons were launched in early 2016 and expanded the appeal of the brand to a wider variety of player types. Their industry-first co-forged titanium core removes a precise amount of mass from the center of the clubhead, while preserving face thickness and optimizing perimeter weighting for better shotmaking precision. In the lower lofts, a progressive hollow construction ensures higher ball flights and more spin to hold the green on your long approach shots. The PTx iron is the first to deliver optimized launch angles throughout the set by engineering a consistently-positioned center of mass in relation to the golf ball. The PTx irons’ V-SOLE delivers improved shotmaking versatility no matter the lie.
For more information, visit www.benhogangolf.com.