Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Wisconsin Classic Woods & Blades 2018

classic woods blades outing wisconsin

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:17 AM

Well, it looks like at least two of us will be meeting this Saturday morning for an 8:00 start at Beaver Dam Country Club.

For a 2018 "official" outing, I was thinking of scheduling it for this fall. The only other event I have scheduled is for mid September. Other than that my schedule is wide open.

So if you are interested, let me know here what your availability / interest level is.

As far as location, last year we held it at Old Hickory in Beaver Dam. I would like to find a course of similar age (1920's) somewhere near Lake Geneva, which would make it a little easier on the Illinois folks. Maybe some Michigan players would make the trip? Iowa? Minnesota? Continental US?

Also, last year we had about 8 players. It would be great if we could double that number this year. There has already been an offer of "great giveaways", and I am sure that there will be plenty of clubs to swap / trade / barter for. We had some great gifts given to us last year too. Baloo won a trophy for best round, as did HAB for "most clubs fit into a car by a human being ever". In all seriousness, the collection he arrived with was most impressive, and it was at this event that I obtained the Louisville Smart persimmon driver that is now my favorite.

So think about attending. If you are planning a trip to Wisconsin from anywhere, let us know and we'll try to work around your schedule. If possible, I'd like to pick a date by the end of July.

That's all for now!


My first attempt at a logo. Stock image. I added the text.
Attached File  wcwb logo sm.jpg   19.73K   0 downloads

Edited by Dcohenour, 13 June 2018 - 10:38 AM.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 smorg

smorg

    Tundra Transplant

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 227 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 243305
  • Joined: 04/06/2013
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:16
  • Ebay ID:morgan141414
GolfWRX Likes : 284

Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

View PostDcohenour, on 13 June 2018 - 09:17 AM, said:

Well, it looks like at least two of us will be meeting this Saturday morning for an 8:00 start at Beaver Dam Country Club.

For a 2018 "official" outing, I was thinking of scheduling it for this fall. The only other event I have scheduled is for mid September. Other than that my schedule is wide open.

So if you are interested, let me know here what your availability / interest level is.

As far as location, last year we held it at Old Hickory in Beaver Dam. I would like to find a course of similar age (1920's) somewhere near Lake Geneva, which would make it a little easier on the Illinois folks. Maybe some Michigan players would make the trip? Iowa? Minnesota? Continental US?

Also, last year we had about 8 players. It would be great if we could double that number this year. There has already been an offer of "great giveaways", and I am sure that there will be plenty of clubs to swap / trade / barter for. We had some great gifts given to us last year too. Baloo won a trophy for best round, as did HAB for "most clubs fit into a car by a human being ever". In all seriousness, the collection he arrived with was most impressive, and it was at this event that I obtained the Louisville Smart persimmon driver that is now my favorite.

So think about attending. If you are planning a trip to Wisconsin from anywhere, let us know and we'll try to work around your schedule. If possible, I'd like to pick a date by the end of July.

That's all for now!


Attachment wcwb logo.JPG
Count me in as long as it's not Sept 7-9.  Also plan on my neighbor playing as well.
Hogan Edge 1-SW, Apex 3
Hogan Edge GS 3-PW Apex 3
Hogan Apex ll, 3-9, Apex 4
Hogan Speed Slot 1,2,4
Hogan Rail Putter

2

#3 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

Attached File  wi2.jpg   19.29K   0 downloads

Looks like potential dates would be:

September 22 or 23, 29 or 30
October 6 or 7, 13 or 14

If you have any other suggestions, let us know.

3

#4 baloo

baloo

    A Person

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 140341
  • Joined: 09/28/2011
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:2.7
  • Ebay ID:k2baloo
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:05 PM

I think I can make any of the Saturdays work
Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
2i-9i - 75' Custom Wilson Dynapowers
PW, SW - Wilson Staff
Putter - Bullseye

4

#5 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,923 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1522

Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

Saturdays are good for me. Let's try to do it in September before the leaves fall.

CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

5

#6 oldschoolrocker

oldschoolrocker

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,808 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 126943
  • Joined: 04/18/2011
  • Location:James Island SC
GolfWRX Likes : 4037

Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:41 PM

If yíall donít mind me meandering up your way I think my tired ole bones would be interested in seeing your neck of the woods.  Iím sure Iíll be hankering to get out of this Ďforesaken southern heat and humidity by that time.  My schedule is pretty much what I say it is these days, if I have enough advance notice.
BTW, where is Wisconsin?  I donít get north of the Mason/Dixon line much these days.

Edited by oldschoolrocker, 13 June 2018 - 04:43 PM.


6

#7 HoganApexBlades

HoganApexBlades

    ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny...

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,923 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 249580
  • Joined: 05/08/2013
  • Location:Northern Illinois - Chicagoland
GolfWRX Likes : 1522

Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:13 PM

View Postoldschoolrocker, on 13 June 2018 - 04:41 PM, said:

If yíall donít mind me meandering up your way I think my tired ole bones would be interested in seeing your neck of the woods.  Iím sure Iíll be hankering to get out of this Ďforesaken southern heat and humidity by that time.  My schedule is pretty much what I say it is these days, if I have enough advance notice.
BTW, where is Wisconsin?  I donít get north of the Mason/Dixon line much these days.

Randy,

You, STU and Augie were supposed come up here for a week of golfing NIRVAVA in northern IL/southern WI this summer, remember?
CHASING CLASSIC CLUBS

7

#8 oldschoolrocker

oldschoolrocker

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,808 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 126943
  • Joined: 04/18/2011
  • Location:James Island SC
GolfWRX Likes : 4037

Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

Alan,
  I fully intend to, and, am looking forward to the golf and ďin personĒ fellowship.
Randy

8

#9 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

Happy to hear this Randy!

9

#10 rwc356

rwc356

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 160 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 29907
  • Joined: 05/27/2007
  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Handicap:14
GolfWRX Likes : 116

Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

View PostDcohenour, on 13 June 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

Attachment wi2.jpg

Looks like potential dates would be:

September 22 or 23, 29 or 30
October 6 or 7, 13 or 14

If you have any other suggestions, let us know.

Saturdays are best for me as well. Would love to play!

Bob

8 or 9  clubs and a MacKenzie Walker bag

Hickories:     Louisville Golf woods - Tad Moore OA irons - Macgregor 1928 Dayton, Ohio mallet putter
Vintage:        Macgregor AT2W woods - Hogan Apex irons - Ping Kushin putter
Somewhat Modern:      TM 300 woods - Ping i3 blades - Ping Kushin putter

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 Bigarch

Bigarch

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 369 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 465696
  • Joined: 04/30/2017
  • Location:Herrin, IL
  • Handicap:4.2
GolfWRX Likes : 579

Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:08 PM

I'll comment because I want to follow this and depending on if the date works out....who knows?
  • Driver - Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5* Fujukura Pro 60
  • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
  • Hybrid -  Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Fujikura S +.5"
  • 4-PW- Mizuno JPX EX Forged +1.25"
  • Wedges - 52, 56, 60 Cleveland 588 RTX 588 Apollo MatchFlex +1"
  • Putter - Cleveland Classic 10  - 34.5"

11

#12 NRJyzr

NRJyzr

    Sťamus is 1 yr old now!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,312 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 72626
  • Joined: 01/12/2009
  • Location:Minnesota, USA
  • Ebay ID:n.r.jyzr
GolfWRX Likes : 4706

Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:58 AM

View PostBigarch, on 13 June 2018 - 10:08 PM, said:

I'll comment because I want to follow this and depending on if the date works out....who knows?

I'll do same.  It's a bit far out for me to know if I can make it, but it sounds like it could be fun.
The Ever Changing Bag!

Driver:  R9 SuperDeep, NV ProtoPype 80 X at 43½" --or-- SLDR White, RIP Alpha 80 X at 43.5" --or-- TEE XCG7 Beta, Motore F3 80 X, 43.5" --or-- King LTD, NV ProtoPype 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Stage 2 Tour 3w, SK Fiber Tour Trac 100 X, 42.5"
2h Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400
3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S --or-- 1-PW Golden Ram Vibration Matched, DGS400 (toggle 1i and 2h above)
Occasionally: 1 iron Maxfli Revolution, DGS400

SW:  Ram Tom Watson 55°, DGX ss2x
LW:  Maltby Design 60°, DGS300 tipped 1"
SW:  Ram Troon Grind 58°, Dynamic S (with 1-PW set, replacing SW/LW above)
Putter:  Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
Balls:  in no particular order...  Wilson Staff FG Tour or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV
Shoes by True Linkswear
Pure Pro grips, various colors (also trying Royal X-Treme V)

12

#13 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:06 AM

Excellent! That's 9 players so far!

Edited by Dcohenour, 14 June 2018 - 09:13 AM.


13

#14 TimV

TimV

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,203 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38964
  • Joined: 09/07/2007
  • Location:Margate, Florida
  • Handicap:yes
  • Ebay ID:viceman-1
GolfWRX Likes : 1544

Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

You Guys are Driving Me Nuts!

Ok, perhaps it's more of a short putt.

Regardless I dearly wish I could join you but know it's not going to happen.
I'm extremely jealous but do wish you all the best and hope you have a great outing together!
Vintage:
60-61 Wilson Staff 2-PW w/t MacGregor Tourney Persimmon Driver & 4 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Signature Brass Putter

Classic:
71-72 Wilson Staff Button Backs 2-SW w/t Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver and 3 Wood, MacGregor Tourney SAT 5 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter

Modern Classic:
Mizuno Grad MP 2 Iron, 84-85 Mizuno Cimarron 3-PW Blades & Mizuno RSF 90 BeCu w/t 10* Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha Ruger Driver, Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead III 3 Wood, & Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead Plus 7 Wood, Brass Slotline Putter

Modern:
07 Ping G10 (YD) Draw Driver & 4 Wood, 3 & 4 Hybrid, 5-SW w/t Ping Anser Putter

Farcical:
lil' David Slingers 2-PW, I haven't put any woods or putter with these as I can't bring myself to play them.  

Founding Father of the Jolly Roger Golf Association Member #1 and only...
(You can join but you have to get the tattoo)

Spank the Persimmon or Walk the Plank!

14

#15 jplroper

jplroper

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 353 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 288987
  • Joined: 12/26/2013
  • Location:Wisconsin
GolfWRX Likes : 165

Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:02 PM

This sounds like a cool event, how good do you have to be to play in it and how old do your clubs need to be?


15

#16 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:24 AM

Hi! Any skill level is fine. Generally, "classic woods" means woods that are made of actual wood. Before the graphite era. Blades means forged irons, again, before graphite. There are no rules, but to be in the spirit of the gathering your clubs should be at least earlier than the 1990's.

This is a fun event, so we just get together to meet, enjoy fellowship, play golf, admire, swap, & trade gear, and maybe even let someone else hit your clubs for a shot or two. Last year, IIRC, Scott and I swapped clubs for the last two or three holes. That was fun!

Then we share a meal together, for those that can stay, at a local burger joint. I think this year the club swap will be after we play.

So there is no competition really, just a gathering of like minded people interested in playing 18 holes with vintage clubs.

If you need some guidance, just post what you got here and someone will chime in. :-)

If you can make it, you are welcomed to attend.

16

#17 Dcohenour

Dcohenour

    "Kill Kill Kill the ball does not work." ~ Wriggles

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 324 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 469404
  • Joined: 05/28/2017
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:25
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:49 AM

Regarding classic clubs to play:

I will be bringing along an extra set for someone to use if you do not have a set of clubs to play with that day. I am sure that with all of the clubs that were there last time, if this years gathering is equal to that, we could probably put together 10 sets. But if you are planning to attend, and can put together an extra set with bag to loan out on that day, please do so and let me know so I can get a count of extra "play sets". So we now have one extra set.

To borrow, all you need do is show up and provide your own golf balls, tees, etc.

Other sources: Ask around. Let friends and family know that you are interested in playing with vintage golf equipment. You would be surprised to see what is lurking in your parents or grandparents basement, garage, shed, barn, or storage unit. Most times you will get them for free. Last week I got two hickory putters just for bringing the subject up in conversation. So you never know.

You also do not need "collectable" clubs to play in a fun event. You can probably gather enough intel here to get a good idea of what you should be looking for. Wilson was a big name in the 1970's, as was MacGregor, Hogan, & Spalding. Yes there were others.

If you hit a regular flex shaft in your normal set, then it's probably best to stick with that in a vintage set. All you really need is a fairway wood or two, a long, mid, and short iron, a wedge and a putter. That will get you around most courses. Play the forward tees and you will have even more fun.

Start looking around for clubs with decent grips, and if you happen upon a vintage bag that's a bonus. Six or 7 clubs is really all you need. If you find a full set that too is a bonus. Be sure to post pics of your finds in the "Thrift Shop" thread. Have fun looking, it's all part of the appeal. Or just plan to attend and borrow a set. let me know if you plan to do that so we don't run out of clubs.

So to recap, I will be bringing one extra set to loan out that day. Anyone else? let me know.
:to_become_senile:

Edited by Dcohenour, 15 June 2018 - 08:32 AM.


17

#18 baloo

baloo

    A Person

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 140341
  • Joined: 09/28/2011
  • Location:Wisconsin
  • Handicap:2.7
  • Ebay ID:k2baloo
GolfWRX Likes : 481

Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

I can bring an extra set of clubs as well if someone wants to play and doesn't have their own.
Driver, 3W, 4W - Macgregor Custom Tourney
2i-9i - 75' Custom Wilson Dynapowers
PW, SW - Wilson Staff
Putter - Bullseye

18

#19 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,663 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 25816

Posted Yesterday, 12:35 AM

View PostTimV, on 14 June 2018 - 12:08 PM, said:

You Guys are Driving Me Nuts!

Ok, perhaps it's more of a short putt.

Regardless I dearly wish I could join you but know it's not going to happen.
I'm extremely jealous but do wish you all the best and hope you have a great outing together!
HAB and myself have talked about the trip for a while I may not be able to make it this year. I may do it next year after hopefully I retire. Augie took over management and refurb on a golf course in the mountains of NC. But anyhow Tim we need to get together with Randy because we are sorta close geographically wise.
Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stiff shaft
4 wood 16.5 TM V-Steel Stock TM Stiff
Hybrid Adams Peanut 22* Stock Adams stiff hybrid shaft
Irons 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped-- Yeah MacHogans or Bastardized Macs
SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore
LW  Cleveland 588 60* DG Sensicore custom sole Scratch EGG style
Putter- 1987 Vintage Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Rusty and beat up nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag-- Original Ping Hoofer or Vintage Titleist Mini Staff
Vintage-- Too many variables to list and I get tired of updating this thing!
Founding Father of the Outlaw golf Association Member #1--Screw the USGA play what you want to
Home of Redneck Hippie golf where When The Tailgate Drops The BS Stop

19

#20 BIG STU

BIG STU

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,663 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 284204
  • Joined: 11/14/2013
  • Location:Garden City Beach SC
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 25816

Posted Yesterday, 12:39 AM

View Postbaloo, on 15 June 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

I can bring an extra set of clubs as well if someone wants to play and doesn't have their own.
That is good of you. Now HAB will have enough stuff if he does like he did last year to equip half of the PGA Tour with classic sticks if some of them decide to show up. Now if any of you guys happen to be in the Myrtle Beach area and I know bring your modern stuff down but still want to play a vintage round you feel free to borrow vintage stuff from me--- as long as you like hitting Hogan or Macgregor

Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stiff shaft
4 wood 16.5 TM V-Steel Stock TM Stiff
Hybrid Adams Peanut 22* Stock Adams stiff hybrid shaft
Irons 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped-- Yeah MacHogans or Bastardized Macs
SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore
LW  Cleveland 588 60* DG Sensicore custom sole Scratch EGG style
Putter- 1987 Vintage Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Rusty and beat up nicknamed "Rusty"
Bag-- Original Ping Hoofer or Vintage Titleist Mini Staff
Vintage-- Too many variables to list and I get tired of updating this thing!
Founding Father of the Outlaw golf Association Member #1--Screw the USGA play what you want to
Home of Redneck Hippie golf where When The Tailgate Drops The BS Stop

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 TimV

TimV

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,203 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 38964
  • Joined: 09/07/2007
  • Location:Margate, Florida
  • Handicap:yes
  • Ebay ID:viceman-1
GolfWRX Likes : 1544

Posted Yesterday, 09:16 AM

View PostBIG STU, on 17 June 2018 - 12:39 AM, said:

View Postbaloo, on 15 June 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

I can bring an extra set of clubs as well if someone wants to play and doesn't have their own.
That is good of you. Now HAB will have enough stuff if he does like he did last year to equip half of the PGA Tour with classic sticks if some of them decide to show up. Now if any of you guys happen to be in the Myrtle Beach area and I know bring your modern stuff down but still want to play a vintage round you feel free to borrow vintage stuff from me--- as long as you like hitting Hogan or Macgregor

My selection will differ but the same offer applies to any venturing to South Florida.
Anywhere between West Palm on the north end and Plantation on the south works for me.
I don't do Miami!  :stop:
Vintage:
60-61 Wilson Staff 2-PW w/t MacGregor Tourney Persimmon Driver & 4 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Signature Brass Putter

Classic:
71-72 Wilson Staff Button Backs 2-SW w/t Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver and 3 Wood, MacGregor Tourney SAT 5 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter

Modern Classic:
Mizuno Grad MP 2 Iron, 84-85 Mizuno Cimarron 3-PW Blades & Mizuno RSF 90 BeCu w/t 10* Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha Ruger Driver, Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead III 3 Wood, & Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead Plus 7 Wood, Brass Slotline Putter

Modern:
07 Ping G10 (YD) Draw Driver & 4 Wood, 3 & 4 Hybrid, 5-SW w/t Ping Anser Putter

Farcical:
lil' David Slingers 2-PW, I haven't put any woods or putter with these as I can't bring myself to play them.  

Founding Father of the Jolly Roger Golf Association Member #1 and only...
(You can join but you have to get the tattoo)

Spank the Persimmon or Walk the Plank!

21




Also tagged with classic, woods, blades, outing, wisconsin

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors