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Macgregor iron experts, what year are these irons?

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#1 OrangeGravy

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:17 PM

Can any Macgregor guys tell me what year these irons were made? I just picked up these rough factory heads 3-sw. They are new old stock factory heads that never had the finishing work done. I got these and some Macgregor DoctoRX (Ping Eye 2 look alikes) set of heads 1-sw. They were a cheap venture for my first grinding/finishing project.

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Edited by OrangeGravy, 13 June 2018 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

Pictures are too small.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:28 PM

 chiva, on 13 June 2018 - 09:21 PM, said:

Pictures are too small.

I realized that right after I posted. I just edited it with stock photos of both type. I'll have to take pictures of the heads

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

The MacGregor cast VIP's are from the late '70s. Jack actually used them for a period in tournament play. I think they were more prominently used by His Honor, Judge Elihu Smails. I should know...
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

I think they are mid to late 1970's.  MacGregor's rather feeble attempt to fight off PING.  Just before the classic/vintage club craze exploded in the late 70's and early 80's.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:04 AM

I do not have a Kaplan book but I think and I may be wrong 77 or 78
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FW TM V-Steel 5 wood 18* Pro Launch Blue
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Irons 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped-- Yeah MacHogans or Bastardized Macs
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:48 AM

 HoganApexBlades, on 14 June 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:

The MacGregor cast VIP's are from the late '70s. Jack actually used them for a period in tournament play. I think they were more prominently used by His Honor, Judge Elihu Smails. I should know...

Awesome!  The DoctorX irons are from 1993 I found out and the Cast VIP's are 70 something. Thanks for the input all

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:05 AM

 HoganApexBlades, on 14 June 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:

The MacGregor cast VIP's are from the late '70s. Jack actually used them for a period in tournament play. I think they were more prominently used by His Honor, Judge Elihu Smails. I should know...

Jack did use the VIP cavity back for awhile.  I saw them in his bag at the Canadian Open in Windsor Ontario in 1975 or 76.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:14 PM

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These Jack Nicklaus VIP Irons are described on the first pages of the 1977 MacGregor  catalog-

The Doctor RX iron model is from page 1 of the 1994 MacGregor catalog

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 03:15 PM

 rex235, on 19 June 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

Gravy-

These Jack Nicklaus VIP Irons are described on the first pages of the 1977 MacGregor  catalog-

The Doctor RX iron model is from page 1 of the 1994 MacGregor catalog
Well what do you know? I hit it on post #6 maybe my mind ain't gone yet

Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stiff shaft
FW TM V-Steel 5 wood 18* Pro Launch Blue
FW TM V-Steel 7 wood 21* Stock TM R
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- Little David 8802 or 97 Scotty Santa Fe rusty as hell
Bag-- Original Ping Hoofer
Founding Father of Outlaw Golf Association member #1---- Play what you want screw the USGA & R&A
Redneck Hippie Golf When the Tailgate drops the BS Stops
Vintage
Toney Penna Model 1 Aldila HM-40
3&4 woods Macgregor DX Keyhole steel TT R
Irons 2 thru 9 1954 Hogan Precision TT green
PW Hogan White Cameo 50* Hogan Apex Wedge
SW Macgregor LRA 56* TT Wedge Stiff DJ Special
Putter ( subject to change) Cleveland 8802 Designed By
Bag Old School Titleist Stand

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