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Wilson “Designed by Arnold Palmer” putter grip question


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#1 TheMoneyShot

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:16 PM

I have a question regarding the grips on the “Designed by AP” putters.  Why are some grips black/silver and others are brown?  Thanks in advance.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

Any collectors out there that can help?

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:35 PM

Pretty sure they used a few different colors for the grips.  The black, brown and I know there is also maroon.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

View Postmrrelish1, on 12 November 2017 - 03:35 PM, said:

Pretty sure they used a few different colors for the grips.  The black, brown and I know there is also maroon.

Thanks for the response.  Do the different color grips distinguish the year the putter was made by chance?



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:43 PM

No I have never heard that.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

It should also be noted that Wilson never had a consistent metal composition for the 8813/8802.  They all were a mixture of brass, aluminum and steel but the % of each metal varied with each production run, hence the difference in feel from year to year.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

View Postmrrelish1, on 13 November 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

No I have never heard that.

Out of the 3 grips used, is there one more valuable as a collector?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:45 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 22 October 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

I have a question regarding the grips on the “Designed by AP” putters.  Why are some grips black/silver and others are brown?  Thanks in advance.
Almost positive that the very first Designed by AP had a brown leather grip.  These came out some time in thecearly 80’s.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

View Postskraly, on 13 November 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 22 October 2017 - 04:16 PM, said:

I have a question regarding the grips on the “Designed by AP” putters.  Why are some grips black/silver and others are brown?  Thanks in advance.
Almost positive that the very first Designed by AP had a brown leather grip.  These came out some time in thecearly 80’s.

The DBAP can out in the 60’s.

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