Review: Ben Hogan PTx Tour irons

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By James Tait Published: 11 April 2024 | Updated: 12 April 2024
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Who are they for?

For low handicappers and consistent ball strikers look for precision in shorter irons and added forgiveness in the longer irons

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  • Ultimate combo set with four different forged construction for consistency
  • Titanium inserts in the 7 and 8 iron delivers forgiveness and prevents ballooning
  • A high-bounce leading edge and soft, lower-bounce trailing edge on the sole cuts through thick rough easily
  • Affordable price point


  • Not ideal for high handicappers

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Ben Hogan PTx Tour irons review

Ben Hogan have historically made some incredible irons, and these new PTx Tour irons are right up there. These irons are the ultimate iron combo set, designed to deliver the perfect blend of distance, consistency, trajectory control, looks, and feel. The irons also have an amazing four different forged constructions to create true club-specific performance.

The First Look  

These irons look incredible. They are slick and sharp from the wedge all the way into the 4-iron and the have the classic Ben Hogan iron look. Thin top lines, look great behind the ball; they are a player’s dream with a bit more forgiveness in the longer irons with a bit more weight behind the the centre of the club.

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Ben Hogan PTx Tour toe |

Ben Hogan PTx Tour face |

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The Tech

The PTX Tour is a combo set, boasting four different forged constructions to create the best performing irons throughout the bag.

Special attention has been paid to the size and shaping of each iron to deliver consistency from club to club. In the longer irons (4-5) it goes through a a four-piece construction to help golfers hit their longest irons higher and further, particularly on mishits. The bodies and faces are forged from 1025 carbon steel to deliver the best feel and consistency.

The inside of the head is foam filled for enhanced perimeter weighting and a soft, solid feel, while internal tungsten weights further enhance forgiveness and move weight lower in the club heads to help golfers increase peak height and maintain ideal distance gapping.

A three-piece construction is what the six iron is made from. Its design does not require a tungsten weight, as its weighting is already precisely tuned. This design bridges the gap between the PTx Tour’s high-powered long irons, mid-and-short irons.

Meanwhile, 7 and 8 irons also use a three-piece construction to lower ball flight and give more consistent trajectories for better control. Between the 1025 forged carbon steel bodies and faces lies a co-forged titanium insert that enhances forgiveness, while also moving weight higher to prevent ballooning.

The structure of the PTx Tour short irons (9-PW) is one of pure precision. They are one-piece irons forged from 1025 carbon steel to deliver the ultimate in shot-making performance and control.

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All PTx Tour Irons feature an enhanced V-SOLE design. With a high-bounce leading edge and soft, lower-bounce trailing edge on the sole, this unique design will help the club head move cleanly through the turf, even from the longest rough.

The bunkered Verdict

These irons are a player’s dream. With bladed designs in the shorter irons for spin and control, inserts in the mid irons to prevent excessive spin and more forgiveness through 6 iron into 4 iron, so the consistency through the bag is brilliant.

With four forged designs making up this set you do have a great combo set offering in the Hogan PTx Tour range. The feel off the scoring irons is crisp, delivering great feedback in the hands with the longer irons, giving you distance with that bit of forgiveness and therefore, making it easier to hit. The flight is a mid penetrating flight but the workability in the irons allows you to shape the ball with ease. The distance is consistent throughout the set and with 4-degree lofts between each iron, the gapping is solid as well.

These are a great option for lower handicappers and consistent ball strikers.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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