Ben Hogan Edge Irons Review

 

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The Ben Hogan Edge irons produce a high ball flight very consistently.  Quality sole design.  Good forgiveness.

Introduction

The third iron released by the newest iteration of Ben Hogan Golf, the Edge, aims to be the most forgiving.  While the original Ft Worth 15 and subsequent PTx irons leaned toward stellar looks with some forgiveness, the Edge’s stated purpose is to help golfers hit better, more consistent shots.  We tested them to see if they succeeded, and to find out how the Edge compares to the best irons currently on the shelf.

Looks

The Edge irons are the largest, most game-improvement iron that Ben Hogan Golf has released.  They’re thicker in the top line and sole, and have, on average, as 12% larger face than the PTx irons.  Looking at the iron market broadly, I think the combination of thicker top line and minimal offset makes the Edge unique and appealing.

In the bag, the Edge has a conservative look, but it’s far from plain.  The cavity is filled with the classic Ben Hogan logo that gives them a certain credibility.  Beneath the cavity there’s a double stripe of red leading to the unfilled “EDGE” engraving.

Sound & Feel

Much like the Equalizer wedge, the Ben Hogan Edge irons produce two completely different sounds depending on the quality of the strike.  When you find the sweet spot, they’re incredibly quiet and soft.  If you miss the center, the sound gets loud and a bit harsh.  This kind of feedback is rare in a game improvement iron but not unwelcome.

Performance

Ben Hogan Golf uses a wealth of technology to create an iron that provides forged feel and forgiveness.  The Edge is a two-piece forged iron that is laser-welded together and filled with foam to create a solid feel.  The two-piece design also allows for varying face thickness – thinner in the long irons for more speed, thicker in the short irons for better feel.

The result of this high tech design is an iron that launches shots extremely high, extremely consistently.  Even on thin shots, the ball gets way up in the air.  The downside is that the Edge is very hard to flight low.  This may bother the better player, but most golfers will probably be happy to hit every shot high.

Like the Equalizer wedge, the Edge iron features Ben Hogan Golf’s Enhanced V-Sole Technology.  This design places higher bounce in the leading edge and less bounce in the rear of the sole.  The result is a club that prevents digging but doesn’t sacrifice too much in playability.  I found that the V-Sole created great turf interaction, particularly when I made steeper swings.

Overall, the Edge produces very consistent shots.  It wants to go high and straight, and that’s about it.  The Edge isn’t the longest iron, and it’s not going to be the choice of the shotmaker, but for the majority of golfers, it represents a very solid choice.

Conclusion

The major OEMs can’t (or won’t) compete with the Ben Hogan Golf Edge irons on price, but the Edge can absolutely compete when it comes to performance.  It has a great sole design and ample forgiveness.  If you’re interested in giving them a try, check out their demo program HERE.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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18 Comments

  1. Thank you for the review. I love your site and what you do!

  2. Jason Warlond

    Matt, Out of curiosity, which shaft did you test with?

  3. Isn’t the longest, somewhat disconcerting. Where does it fit distance wise. As an example, what iron did you hit and what was the average distance compared to your Miura gamers? Thanks for the info, thinking long and hard about these. Had a set years ago and they were good clubs .

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      With regard to distance, the Edge is similar to players irons like the Miuras I play, New Level, Callaway X-Forged, etc.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Currently gaming the PTx and considering something more forgiving. Is there a significant difference here? Thanks Matt

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      It’s been a while since I tested the PTx, but my recollection is that yes, there’s a substantial forgiveness difference.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. I feel better, thanks for the prompt response.

  6. what club did u prefer the callaway rogue pro or the ben Hogan edge iron, your opinion would be appreciated

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      The standard Rogue is much more of a GI/SGI club than the Edge. The Edge is somewhere in the GI/Players range. My preference is for the Edge because it’s closer to what I play.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. what irons would you say that the Hogan edge irons are comparable to. For example maybe the callaway apex or mizuno 900 forged

  8. Love the look of these irons. #SecretGiveaway

  9. Thomas Bagwell

    Enjoyed your newsletter, always have.

  10. Nice review. It will be interesting to see how this company fares against the competition. Their demo program is an interesting idea.
    #SecretGiveaway

  11. Todd williams

    Looks like a set for me #SecretGiveaway

  12. Alexander Sharpe

    I have been playing 90 hogan edges for about 18 years. I always liked them but I am looking to finally purchase some new irons. I’m a long hitter, 7 iron 190 avg, with a natural draw and my ball flight is high. How do you think these new edges compare as far as forgiveness goes? Also I’m a 18 handicap but can’t seem to get over the hump so to say as my misses are usually big misses.

    • Matt Saternus

      Alexander,

      I don’t have firsthand experience with the old Hogan irons, but I would be very surprised if the new Edge irons are not more forgiving.

      Best,

      Matt

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