Author: Ned Howard – Retired PGA Teaching Professional
List Of Ben Hogan Apex Irons by Year
Ben Hogan Apex Irons by Year Table:
|Year Released||Ben Hogan Apex Iron Model|
Apex Edge Pro
|2001||Apex Edge (‘01)|
|1990||Apex BH Grind|
List of Remaining Ben Hogan Irons by Year
Ben Hogan Irons by Year Table:
|Year Released||Ben Hogan Iron Model|
|2018||Ft. Worth Black|
Fort Worth Hi
|2015||Fort Worth 15 Forged|
|2003||50th Anniversary Irons|
|1996||H40 Black Diamond|
|1963||IPT (Improved Power Thrust)|
Ben Hogan Irons History
Ben Hogan is one of the most recognizable names in golf, and for good reason. You don’t get a bridge named after you at Augusta National for just being mediocre!
Ben Hogan strived for perfection. Not only in swing, but in club as well. In 1953 Ben Hogan started his own golf club company aptly named “Ben Hogan Golf Company.”
Hogan clubs made “for serious golfers” debuted in 1954 with the release of the original Precision irons. The Precision iron shape and design is still modeled after in today’s modern clubs.
The Apex line didn’t make way until 1972, over a decade after Ben sold the company to AMF (in 1960).
Throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s Ben Hogan irons were best known as a true golfer’s clubs. Blade muscleback at its finest. AMF was purchased by Minstar in 1985, who turned an sold the Ben Hogan Golf Company to Cosmo World in 1988.
Throughout the change of guard over the years, Ben kept his seat as chair, and consulted on many of the designs.
An independent investor owned the Ben Hogan Golf name until 1997 when it was sold to sports giant Spalding. Less than a decade later, in 2004, Callaway purchased the Ben Hogan brand during Spalding’s bankruptcy sale.
The Ben Hogan line never seemed to find traction with Callaway, and Callaway discontinued the line in 2008.
In 2017, the Ben Hogan brand came back again as the first ever direct to consumer golf brand. Known as the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, they have found a slice of the pie in the competitive market, and thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Classic lines, and equipped with the classic Ben Hogan signature and BH sunburst, the new found Ben Hogan brand has found new life.
Throughout all of the years, change of ownerships, factory relocations, and uncertainty at times, Ben Hogan Golf Company has created some of the most iconic and lasting iron designs, and changed the game of golf.
From the original Precision, the IPT, Edge, and of course the Apex. The Apex irons are still branded on Callaway’s best iron sets. Now that’s perfection.
11 thoughts on “Ben Hogan Apex Irons by Year”
What about the most beautiful blade ever made,the Hogan Vector Lite?
They’re there 😉
Haha, good catch! I just added them. Let me know if you see anything else, thanks!
Do you know when the ben holgan dimond irons where released
The H40’s are also known as the H40 Black Diamond Irons. They were released in 1996. Is that what your’e referring to?
Yes thanks very much
What about the hogan irons nobody wants to talk about? The Magnum irons? My boy plays with a set of them, and they are very easy to hit.
Good catch, just got them added! Thanks
Leader irons? I never see these in a list. But have a half set in the shed.
Yeah I haven’t been able to find much on them. I did find one picture from ebay and they look like an early 80’s set if I had to guess. They look very similar to the Director and Medallion sets. Could easily be 1981. If you can find out officially, then I’ll add them to the list.
I have a set marked “Classic” I’m told Re-make of 73 Apex. Considered to be “Holy Grail” of Hogan irons, being lowest number of iron sets produced by company.
In 1988, when Cosmo World bought the company, during inventory, they found 850 sets (heads only.)
Released somewhere between 1988-93 and not as a limited edition set. I cannot see them either.
Sorry is there a question or are you just making a statement haha. I would say they are probably the ’88 Apex or something similar.