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reminishing best set of iron 1970-1977


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#1 rama5

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:56 PM

I started with a set of acushnet club special [after the grocery special set] until for a birthday present received titilest  AC 100's what is the set of irons best back in the area of "real" golf...? Hogan - top flight - wilson????


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

'72 Wilson blades.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

Wilson Staff
Hogan Apex
MacGregor Tourney Custom
Power Bilt Scotch Blades
Maxfli Australian Blades

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

Kenneth Smith - nothing equalled their custom made clubs
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

All the top amateurs seemed to played custom MacGregor 985 irons. The Western Am was played where I caddied & it was Mac or Wilson's in most everyone's bags. Hogan wasn't the iron or wood of choice. Some Spalding - not too many PowerBilt either.

8802 putters were the ruling flatsticks but Ping was just getting started. Some Bullseye & I remember Andy Bean using an old Spalding Cash - In with a pencil thin shaft.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:14 PM

Anything Macgregor except for the split soled MTs. A lot of it had to do with the region you were in. In the Piedmont area of NC it was mostly Macgregor Wilson and Spalding. Eastern NC east of Raleigh was Hogan country. Those pencil thin Spalding shafts were .223 I have several Cash ins with that shaft and a couple of real early TP Mills with that shaft before TP went to a Bulls Eye/ 8802 style fluted shaft.
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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

MacGregor: 71-73 VIP by Nicklaus, 74-78 985

Hogan: 71 Bounce Sole, 72 Apex, 73-77 Apex, 78 Apex II

Wilson: 72 Button Back,  76-77 Staff (false Bullet back)

Maxfli:  74 Australian Blade, 75-79 Australian Blade (same dies 75-79 but different stamping).... 74s are very hard to find

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