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#14581 oldschoolrocker

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:19 AM

Those VIP's would definitely pique some interest in the Classic Forum, as No said.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:19 AM

View Postleftygolferessex, on 13 September 2017 - 02:20 AM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 12 September 2017 - 11:59 PM, said:

Yep, look like Clay Long VIPs. May even be a prototype? I think there's a thread or two in the Classic Forum on them.
Nice find. If you told me a week ago you were looking for a buyer in the UK, I may have made an offer....
They are also hand stamped LB, which I am told stands for 'Long Blade'
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Thanks for all the comments guys! I love them, but it is time to move them on :(

I was just back in the UK until yesterday; arrived back in Japan today, so just missed them. Also, while I was back home I took the opportunity to buy a spanking brand new set of MP18s.

Lovely irons, though, and just having the heads is a bonus as I have some shafts for them. But I already have 5 sets of Mac irons....
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:15 AM

Just the five sets of Macs?

As it happens I just opened up another box of Hogan Redlines, my second set this year. Pretty sure this will be the keeper. The first set has the APEX 3, from what I understand (no logos). They've also got all original grips, which is nice. And, the condition is second to none, almost.

Actually, they are second to the set I just got. I wasn't expecting such a mint set and they were just regripped with nice new golf pride tour velvets, with what feels like at least two, maybe three wraps. Which is about perfect. I don't know who puts a new grip on clubs and then turns around and sells them, other than maybe me. So, I've got a lot going for me these days. Except wifey seeing another box... So, I've got to maybe put a few sets of classic Mizz up, along with the Hogans...

Catchy, how much nicer are the 18s compared to the 4s? What did you end up going with, shafts, config etc?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

Excellent question Christian....

NCN,  please compare to the 4s as best you can.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:09 AM

View PostChristen_The_Sloop, on 12 September 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

Those bad boys look like a Clay Long design I saw a little while back. Nice.

Yes, that's the answer.  Clay Long VIPs, someone ID'd them when they came up in the Classic folders relatively recently...

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

Went out and bought a set of Miura MB 001 from 2nd swing here in town yesterday after I posted on here. Played really well this morning. Hit them really solid, one bad shot with 5i that flew straight about 150yards. Shorter shaft, weaker loft than my Srixon Z545, but I hit straighter with almost the same distance. See how long this will last.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:24 PM

View PostNRJyzr, on 13 September 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostChristen_The_Sloop, on 12 September 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

Those bad boys look like a Clay Long design I saw a little while back. Nice.

Yes, that's the answer.  Clay Long VIPs, someone ID'd them when they came up in the Classic folders relatively recently...
Don't suppose you have the link for that thread? Would love to read a bit more about them?

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

View Postleftygolferessex, on 13 September 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 13 September 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostChristen_The_Sloop, on 12 September 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

Those bad boys look like a Clay Long design I saw a little while back. Nice.

Yes, that's the answer.  Clay Long VIPs, someone ID'd them when they came up in the Classic folders relatively recently...
Don't suppose you have the link for that thread? Would love to read a bit more about them?

Thanks

I think this was it:

http://www.golfwrx.c...g#entry14858982

NCN from above thread:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 18 January 2017 - 02:48 AM, said:

The cut muscle is really similar to the Clay Long Personal Edition, which apparently also had a longer blade length than the norm (mentioned in the second link). It says in the third link that they came out in 1991. According to the first link, Clay Long worked for MacGregor from 1980 onwards. I'm afraid I'm not expert, but the clubs I saw in your link reminded me of a couple of sets of Macgregors I came across on the Japanese Yahoo! auction site when I was looking for a decent set of VIPs. I did a bit of digging around, and managed to find these links.
The prices for Clay Long sets were all too rich for my blood, by the way.

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http://ameblo.jp/bea...1910308517.html
 
http://ameblo.jp/mac...1514975587.html (includes specs of Clay Long Personal Edition)

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

Blades I've played over the years.

Titleist 1982 Tour (PW was 49*)
Wilson Staff
Mizuno MP 14 (PW 50*)
Mizuno MP 33
Mizuno MP 37
Mizuno MP 67
Titleist 690
Titleist 660
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:27 PM

View PostChristen_The_Sloop, on 13 September 2017 - 08:15 AM, said:

Just the five sets of Macs?

As it happens I just opened up another box of Hogan Redlines, my second set this year. Pretty sure this will be the keeper. The first set has the APEX 3, from what I understand (no logos). They've also got all original grips, which is nice. And, the condition is second to none, almost.

Actually, they are second to the set I just got. I wasn't expecting such a mint set and they were just regripped with nice new golf pride tour velvets, with what feels like at least two, maybe three wraps. Which is about perfect. I don't know who puts a new grip on clubs and then turns around and sells them, other than maybe me. So, I've got a lot going for me these days. Except wifey seeing another box... So, I've got to maybe put a few sets of classic Mizz up, along with the Hogans...

Catchy, how much nicer are the 18s compared to the 4s? What did you end up going with, shafts, config etc?

I really would like a set of classic Wilsons (or even modern Fg62s or 100s) and a set of Hogan Apex (Redlines would be good) or Personals, but I have so many sets right now, and I just dropped a fair chunk of change on the MP18s. So I have to hold off purchasing for a while.
Yes, it is 5 sets of Macs, and I think I have the ones I wanted. My VIP set is a Japanese reissue, and I would quite like to get an original set, but they're tough to find in good condition and at a price I'm willing to pay, so I'll make do with what I have.

OK, the MP18 specs. I went 4-PW in standard lofts (kinda regretting not getting them weakened a bit from the 5i downwards to a 47 or 48* PW). Lies are 2* upright, and shafts are PX6.0 at 1/2" longer than standard. I got two wraps on the left hand and three on the right. I like an almost straight grip.

I was split between the PX6.0 and the XP115X, but I had a tendency to try and thump the ball too much with the lighter XP115 shafts. That said, the figures on the Flightscope monitor were as good as identical, and ball flight on the range was as well.

Looking forward to getting them, but I don't when that would be. I'm thinking it could be as little as a fortnight, or as long as a month!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

View Postmosesgolf, on 13 September 2017 - 07:24 PM, said:

Blades I've played over the years.

Titleist 1982 Tour (PW was 49*)
Wilson Staff
Mizuno MP 14 (PW 50*)
Mizuno MP 33
Mizuno MP 37
Mizuno MP 67
Titleist 690
Titleist 660
Titleist 710 (my all time favorite)
Titleist 712 (current)

Most of you gents know that once you play blades the joy of playing them rarely leaves your soul.

I still have a set of the original Titleist Tour models back in the UK. In fact, I was playing with them recently. I got them secondhand some time in the late Eighties, maybe 1989, and played them solidly for about 4 years. I have to say, having since hit lots of other blades, including blades from that time period, that the Titleist Tour model I have is not a great iron, and it is probably the hardest one I have hit. I did like the weak PW, though, and I miss that in modern sets.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:15 PM

Just thought I would post a few pictures of my UK bag set up. Mostly old second hand stuff, so the Ping G hybrid I got in march stands out like a sore thumb. The irons I have had for a long, long time. I got them regripped 3-4 years ago, about the time I bought the driver and 3w. The Ping L-wedge is now back in Japan with me. I really took to it this time back, and I have decided to see if it deserves a place in my proper bag.
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The putter is about 30 years old, and very, very light. I need to do a lead tape job.

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 13 September 2017 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:38 PM

Digging those Yamaha RMX 018 Tourmodel irons they just released. Pretty nice looking iron.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:11 AM

No,
  Spot on about the lead tape.  I have been using it on a couple of my vintage putters, to be specific, an Anser, and flanged Bullseye, and it has worked wonders.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:07 AM

View Postoldschoolrocker, on 14 September 2017 - 03:11 AM, said:

No,
  Spot on about the lead tape.  I have been using it on a couple of my vintage putters, to be specific, an Anser, and flanged Bullseye, and it has worked wonders.

A flanged Bullseye! The Holy Grail of putters for me. I've come across a couple of flanged Bullseye-type putters I liked well enough, but they were not quite right at setup.
I'm also a bit wary of buying sight-unseen off the internet for that reason. With a putter, I really need to see it, pick it up and try it before I buy it.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:53 AM

Have at least 2, maybe 3 flanged Bullseye.  When I get sorted out from the aftermath of the flood, I will check.  Have been concentrating on the house proper.  Haven't had the time, or, the heart to make an honest assessment of my club stash in the garage.  Just getting back up to speed after the thousand year flood with my new vintage collection.  Was able to save a few sets this time.
I find putters, especially Bullseye for me, because of the style, do require a hands on experience, before purchasing.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:40 AM

View Postoldschoolrocker, on 14 September 2017 - 04:53 AM, said:

Have at least 2, maybe 3 flanged Bullseye.  When I get sorted out from the aftermath of the flood, I will check.  Have been concentrating on the house proper.  Haven't had the time, or, the heart to make an honest assessment of my club stash in the garage.  Just getting back up to speed after the thousand year flood with my new vintage collection.  Was able to save a few sets this time.
I find putters, especially Bullseye for me, because of the style, do require a hands on experience, before purchasing.

You got flooded by Irma? I'm sorry to hear that. Glad to hear you're OK, and I hope that all our WRX brothers and sisters are OK.

I also hope you club collection is OK. Obviously, life is the most important thing, but let's be honest, it also hurts somewhat to lose material things that can't be replaced.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

NCN, what putter is that?  I can't think of hand of the guy, but I am positive it is actually quite a nice stick as he Used the multiple sight lines and perpendicular line on his models....I think he designed putters for soakding and TM?  

Tomorrow should be my first round post storm.  I have been pretty bored this week and out of sensitivity to those with real devastation I didn't want to complain about woes of club being out of busines, but fingers crossed tomorrow is a go.  Hell, there are still major intersections here with black traffic lights, I have seen like 4 accidents on road In Last 3 days, one horrific, and still a good number don't have power(my parents still) so I know golf is the lowest of selfish things to be concerned about......but I am still itching to get out!

Edited by Bigmean, 14 September 2017 - 01:16 PM.

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    Roddio 21* hybrid/Tour AD DI75
    Miura 1957 small blades/Nippon 1150 tours
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

View PostBigmean, on 14 September 2017 - 01:16 PM, said:

NCN, what putter is that?  I can't think of hand of the guy, but I am positive it is actually quite a nice stick as he Used the multiple sight lines and perpendicular line on his models....I think he designed putters for soakding and TM?  

Tomorrow should be my first round post storm.  I have been pretty bored this week and out of sensitivity to those with real devastation I didn't want to complain about woes of club being out of busines, but fingers crossed tomorrow is a go.  Hell, there are still major intersections here with black traffic lights, I have seen like 4 accidents on road In Last 3 days, one horrific, and still a good number don't have power(my parents still) so I know golf is the lowest of selfish things to be concerned about......but I am still itching to get out!

It's a knockoff. If you saw it from the sole or topline, you would spot it right away! Back when Faldo was winning stuff with his Wilson TPXVIII (also the same model was put out by TM), there were a number of knockoffs that came out with the same sort of rough black paint and yellow and white sight lines. I really wanted a TPXVIII, but there was no way I could afford one, so this putter was the closest I could get. I can't remember what it cost me, but I think I got it with the winnings from a Saturday medal tournament. It was made by a company called Vantage, if I recall correctly. Not a bad putter, but a bit lighter than I'd like.

Edit: Also, I couldn't even find the mallet version of the knockoff. I realize this is nothing like a TPXVIII, but it was the closest I could get at the time!

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 14 September 2017 - 01:27 PM.

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Irons: Mizuno MP18 PX6.0 @ + 1/2"   
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

Big,
  Even in troubling times we need a respite to continue fighting the good fight.  One of the issues with disasters is that we are taken out of our normal routines.  
  We are blessed here that our damage was mostly limited to flooding.  Recovery will be much simpler than that of major structural damage.  
  We had that during Hugo.  Took many months to return to a sense of normalcy.  Thoughts and prayers out to all that were in the path of both recent storms.

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#14601 dciccoritti

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 September 2017 - 10:27 PM, said:


Lies are 2* upright, and shafts are PX6.0 at 1/2" longer than standard.


Mind if I ask how tall you are? Thinking of going from 1 flat to 2 upright. Tried swinging more upright with a different club and it makes my move much more effortless and balanced. I'm 6' with a wrist to floor of 35.5". I know there's more to it than height but with quite a few players going flat, I'm wondering if I should give it a go or not.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

That's the one!  That is what I thought it was NCN.  Wilson  and TM, that's who had them.
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#14603 No Catchy Nickname

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:50 PM

View Postdciccoritti, on 14 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 September 2017 - 10:27 PM, said:

Lies are 2* upright, and shafts are PX6.0 at 1/2" longer than standard.


Mind if I ask how tall you are? Thinking of going from 1 flat to 2 upright. Tried swinging more upright with a different club and it makes my move much more effortless and balanced. I'm 6' with a wrist to floor of 35.5". I know there's more to it than height but with quite a few players going flat, I'm wondering if I should give it a go or not.

Thanks
David

I'm just shy of 6'3".
I've played with standard length clubs for much of the time, but I do grip them right at the butt with my left hand. Recently I have been extending the shafts in some of my sets and having longer shafts installed in others. Like you, I was a bit uncertain, so sometimes I just tried 1/4", but I think 1/2" should be fine.
As for the lies, I found recently in England that my divots with my old Titleists were severely deeper towards the toe of the club. Found out the lies were up to 3* flatter than standard, depending on the club. Got them bent 2* upright, and the divots improved. However, lies weren't the only cause, as my steep downswing was also a factor.
So I've got the lies more upright, shaft length longer, and I'm trying to flatten out the swing a little in the downswing. A better, more upright posture is helping this.
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#14604 No Catchy Nickname

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

View PostBigmean, on 14 September 2017 - 07:49 PM, said:

That's the one!  That is what I thought it was NCN.  Wilson  and TM, that's who had them.

Yep, I couldn't afford a real one back then, though!. I've had a look at the XVIII on Yahoo! Auction, and found a few for a decent price in decent shape, but I just think they will be too light for today's faster greens. My White Hot Pro #9 is the same design and it works well enough for me, though I did get this yesterday....
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:07 PM

Ok, so I couldn't tell what that putter is because I can't look away from that ball....

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:08 PM

View PostBigmean, on 14 September 2017 - 10:07 PM, said:

Ok, so I couldn't tell what that putter is because I can't look away from that ball....

It's my gamer ball...

OK, so it's just a putting aid. Shows if you put a good roll on it or not. They must have them in the US as well?
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:36 PM

Can't say I have ever seen one over here. Although I've played with some old timers that decorate their ball up as such and play as a gamer.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:26 AM

View Postdciccoritti, on 14 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 September 2017 - 10:27 PM, said:

Lies are 2* upright, and shafts are PX6.0 at 1/2" longer than standard.


Mind if I ask how tall you are? Thinking of going from 1 flat to 2 upright. Tried swinging more upright with a different club and it makes my move much more effortless and balanced. I'm 6' with a wrist to floor of 35.5". I know there's more to it than height but with quite a few players going flat, I'm wondering if I should give it a go or not.

Thanks
David

I'm not Catchy, but I'm inserting myself into this line of thought.  :)

I'm about 6' tall, but have shorter arms; my wrist to floor is around 36.5".  When I started playing golf, I hit fades quite a bit.  Was better fit for lie angles in 2001, following my purchase of my first set of Golden Rams, and it was suggested I should be playing with a 63° 5 iron.  No more fades.  LOL

Some fitters suggest someone in my physical zipcode should perhaps look at slightly longer irons, so I've begun doing that; I now have a couple sets of irons with a 38.25" 5 iron, and I play them 1° flatter at 62° 5 iron (with a 0.75° lie angle slope for every half inch of length change).

A couple times over the years, I've spent extended time playing with irons a couple degrees flatter, and it's had an interesting effect on my driver.  Each time, after a while, I start missing left more often.  Go back to the more upright irons, tee ball slowly straightens out.  Relatively speaking, of course, LOL.

Because of that, I tend to believe playing with irons too flat can encourage a harder release overall, across the entire bag.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:44 AM

View Postdciccoritti, on 14 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 September 2017 - 10:27 PM, said:

Lies are 2* upright, and shafts are PX6.0 at 1/2" longer than standard.


Mind if I ask how tall you are? Thinking of going from 1 flat to 2 upright. Tried swinging more upright with a different club and it makes my move much more effortless and balanced. I'm 6' with a wrist to floor of 35.5". I know there's more to it than height but with quite a few players going flat, I'm wondering if I should give it a go or not.

Thanks
David
6'1'', 36'' wrist to floor. According to Ping I should be 2* up(green), but I go black (standard) because I need help with my 'draw'. I wouldn't get hung up on static fitting, comes down to ball flight IMO. ;)
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

After a short stint back through the forged cavity backs, IM BAAAAACK!!!!  Sending my 33s off for new shafts, grips, swingweight, loft/lie and maybe even refinish then its on.  If i get them refinished, i'll upload pics.  Cant decide if I'm going to or not yet.

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