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#1 Dr Rangelove

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

I went and played Monday with a neighbor and his 11 year old son. Since it wasn't going to be a stellar round, playing with a kid, my neighbor that golfs once a year, and on a holiday packed course guaranteeing a sloooow round, I packed up a vintage set of Wilson Goose Necks. I'm not sure when they're from, maybe the '40's? Anyways, although losing about 40 yards per club over my Adams MB2's with PXI shafts, I actually played really well and ended up 2 over for 9 holes due to a last hole double.

The thing I really liked about the clubs were the grips, they have a flat spot where the palm rests, kind of a predecessor to todays reminder grips but I found this style more consistent. Honestly, I was practically throwing darts on many shots. My question, if anybody knows, does anybody still make a grip like that?

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:43 PM

I'm pretty certain it's non-conforming to the Rules for Tournament play.

Don;t believe I had seen this type of grip for replacement .  Was that leather wrap on the grip ?  If so, the underlisting was formed in that shape then the leather strip was wrapped on .

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#3 Dr Rangelove

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:05 PM

While I haven't looked up the rules specifically, I did read this when searching for an answer:

putters are an exception. Other clubs must be generally circular
in cross-section, but putters may have a flat spot. See Appendix II of
The Rules of Golf, specifically Item 3. Grip.

Drag, I really thought I was onto something.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 03:30 PM

I learned to play on my mom's old Wilson Mickey Wright irons from the early 60s, and they had that flat spot on the grip.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:03 PM

I bought an old ex Pro set of irons and although the grips were standard, they wore down the two spot where you would normally place your thumbs. Could you make it flat-ish that way?

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:05 PM

View PostDr Rangelove, on 30 May 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

I went and played Monday with a neighbor and his 11 year old son. Since it wasn't going to be a stellar round, playing with a kid, my neighbor that golfs once a year, and on a holiday packed course guaranteeing a sloooow round, I packed up a vintage set of Wilson Goose Necks. I'm not sure when they're from, maybe the '40's? Anyways, although losing about 40 yards per club over my Adams MB2's with PXI shafts, I actually played really well and ended up 2 over for 9 holes due to a last hole double.

The thing I really liked about the clubs were the grips, they have a flat spot where the palm rests, kind of a predecessor to todays reminder grips but I found this style more consistent. Honestly, I was practically throwing darts on many shots. My question, if anybody knows, does anybody still make a grip like that?

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

Kind of like wearing metal spikes on the course or carrying 15 clubs. They gotta catch you before its illegal :)
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:31 PM

I'm still laughing at the title of the thread.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:06 AM

View PostDr Rangelove, on 30 May 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

I went and played Monday with a neighbor and his 11 year old son. Since it wasn't going to be a stellar round, playing with a kid, my neighbor that golfs once a year, and on a holiday packed course guaranteeing a sloooow round, I packed up a vintage set of Wilson Goose Necks. I'm not sure when they're from, maybe the '40's? Anyways, although losing about 40 yards per club over my Adams MB2's with PXI shafts, I actually played really well and ended up 2 over for 9 holes due to a last hole double.

The thing I really liked about the clubs were the grips, they have a flat spot where the palm rests, kind of a predecessor to todays reminder grips but I found this style more consistent. Honestly, I was practically throwing darts on many shots. My question, if anybody knows, does anybody still make a grip like that?

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Yes, that type of grip was common even into the 60's but they were ruled non-conforming sometime in the 70's I believe.  My first real set of irons, 1967 Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge, had that type of leather grip on them.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

View PostUSGA22, on 01 June 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

I'm still laughing at the title of the thread.

The Op's name is Dick.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 08:22 AM

View Postgvogel, on 02 June 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

View PostUSGA22, on 01 June 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

I'm still laughing at the title of the thread.

The Op's name is Dick.

Thanks for the update; doesn’t diminish the humor.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

View PostTinCupping, on 01 June 2018 - 07:28 PM, said:

Kind of like wearing metal spikes on the course or carrying 15 clubs. They gotta catch you before its illegal :)

Op, you’re DQ for illegal grips plus finishing the round with 15 clubs lol

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#13 Dr Rangelove

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

View Postnaval2006, on 02 June 2018 - 09:45 AM, said:

View PostTinCupping, on 01 June 2018 - 07:28 PM, said:

Kind of like wearing metal spikes on the course or carrying 15 clubs. They gotta catch you before its illegal :)

Op, you’re DQ for illegal grips plus finishing the round with 15 clubs lol

Ha, I didn't post!

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