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#1 oldschoolrocker

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:40 AM

Over the years most of us have bought, sold, thrifted, gifted and just out right found hundreds, if not thousands, when you include the “hoards “ that a few of our members have come across.  My question is “What is the one club that made its way into your bag and stayed due to it’s outstanding service?”
Mine is this Wilson Dual wedge.  Gotta be the heaviest swing weight I’ve ever played, no idea what it actually measures, but, feels around E0-1 to me.  Great club that inspires confidence every time it’s pulled for duty.
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#2 Dcohenour

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:59 AM

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Found at a thrift store recently for 99 cents. Has stayed in the bag since. It must be the weight & shaft. It let's me take it back nice and easy, and I seem to accelerate thru the ball much better with it thay any other wedge I've played. It would take something pretty special to knock it out of the bag.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

It has to be either my 1958 Wilson staff dynapower sand wedge, or my T945 MacGregor super eye o matic 1 wood. Both picked up at the arc for less than $2 each. The sand wedge has the sole stampings damn near worn off, and I think all the Wilson wedges from this era have steam shovel swing weights, mine is an E-0 as well. But lordy, it's automatic. Great feel and distance control, and out of the sand it's a monster. The Mac my girlfriend found and I refinished, its a c-8 at 44 1/4 in, stiff shaft, and it's.... Perfect. Love to see the shocked faces when I pull it out, followed by incredulous gaping when I hit it past my partners 460cc noisemakers. High power fade and suddenly I'm jack Nicklaus, ready to pull my 1 iron and go for a par 5 in two :)

Edited by 1ironcharlie, 14 July 2018 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:35 AM

I don't have a picture handy, but it would be my Wilson Original 600 Geo Low putter. Supposedly a close copy of the one Nicklaus used for most of his majors. Mine was made in 1980, still has the original leather grip which is no longer conforming. Were it not for this, it would still be in my regular bag most of the time.
Drivers: Titleist 915D2 9.5* Aldila Rogue 60-3.8-S
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Fairway: Callaway Rogue 15* Proj X Evenflow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: Titleist 818H1  21*
Irons: Titleist 718AP1 5-GW
Wedges: Vokey SM6  52-08F, 56-10S, 60-08M
Putter: PING Sigma KUSHIN 35"
Ball: Wilson Staff Duo or Titleist ProV1 or AVX

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:38 AM

Cobra M Speed Offset driver.  Fairway splitter!


Edited by sdandrea, 02 August 2018 - 11:39 AM.

Cobra Max 10.5*
TM RBZ 5W & 9W
PING IsI-K   4 - SW
PING Chipo
Odyssey V-Line

  
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

View Postdbuck47, on 02 August 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

I don't have a picture handy, but it would be my Wilson Original 600 Geo Low putter. Supposedly a close copy of the one Nicklaus used for most of his majors. Mine was made in 1980, still has the original leather grip which is no longer conforming. Were it not for this, it would still be in my regular bag most of the time.

Not the Sportsman's Geo Low?   :)

Is this close?
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Edited by NRJyzr, 02 August 2018 - 02:45 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

It changed many times over the decades and getting shorter each time.

Soon, it'll be the putter, I'm certain.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

I wish I could say I had one. I like all my clubs fine but don't feel I'm automatic with any of them.
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:17 PM

My sm2 vokey set in sig

Longest service until she broke was a ping TiSi tec 5w.  Speeder 952 shaft f10 hosel.  Must of bagged for 10 years.  Crazy long
TMade M4 9.75* Mitsu Diamana TI BB 53x
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Callaway Apex 5h 26* Matrix HQ3 Altus 92x
Ping s55 6i - PW Nippon 1150x
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

easily the Orlimar clone 23* 7W.  (knock on wood) I've never mishit the darn club.  It just goes.  TT Lite R flex shaft and an oversize wrap grip.  What a club!

Callaway Hyper X 9*  what's the point?

Taylormade RBZ 15* 3W

Cleveland Launcher 3W 15*

Synchron Vespa 19* hybrid

Dunlop Pro 18* driving iron

Orlimar clone 23* 7W

Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

Lynx putter

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

Right Now it would have to be a #2 HD pencil with an eraser.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

The 2 iron in every set I play that has one!
Vintage:
60-61 Wilson Staff 2-PW w/t MacGregor Tourney Persimmon Driver & 4 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Signature Brass Putter

67-68 Spalding Top Flite Professional 2-PW & Palmer FTD SW  w/t Cobra Persimmon Driver & 4 Wood, T.P.M. 12 Putter

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'1995' Snake Eyes S&W Forged 3-10 Irons, Hubby Habjan Scotch Blade 2 Iron, Mizuno MP 52-07, Titleist 258-08 Vokey, w/t TaylorMade R5 Dual 10.5 degree Driver, Snake Eyes Quickstrike 19 degree 4 Wood, Brass Anser Style Slotline Putter

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2016 Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 Forged 4-GW Irons, Wilson Harmonized 55 degree SW, w/t TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0: 10.5 degree Driver, 18 degree 4 Wood, 21 degree Hybrid. Tour Edge CNC Milled Feel III Putter

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:32 PM

XR 3 hybrid.  Rarely miss with it and it is long.  Has me wanting to change the 3 wood, that I never use, for a 2 hybrid.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:40 PM

The eraser on my pencil......
Cobra Max 10.5*
TM RBZ 5W & 9W
PING IsI-K   4 - SW
PING Chipo
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:38 AM

Assuming you mean favourite club to use, I would say it's my George Johnson 'Rustless Mashie Niblick' - an outstanding chipping club around the green as well as a reliable pitching club from 125 yards and in. Given a half-decent lie I only have to look at the target and make a confident swing, and the ball mysteriously appears within a few feet of the hole. I am often tempted to bag it with my Mizunos and modern frying pan driver on competition days, but don't want to run the risk of getting DQ'd for using a (potentially) non-conforming club.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:38 PM

"Modern" set I'd struggle to choose between a Taylormade V-Steel 4-wood and Ram Zebra Z7 putter (a mid 90s version of the Zebra). Both are permanent fixtures in an ever changing bag.

P&B, would have to nominate my Paul Gibson Hand Made persimmon 6-wood ... just a great club off the deck for 175-190 and for long par 3s.

In the hickory bag, I have a few hardy survivors from my first ever bag of hickory originals back in 2012  ... a Bulldog (fairway wood) by W.Jeffery of Saunton GC, a dot-faced Tom Stewart Mashie by  W.Hallam, Ormskirk, and a dot-faced Stewart Spade Mashie by JC Smith & Sons of Monifieth. Until yesterday, there was a 4th club, but sadly my lofted driver, which was a second option off the tee if the lower-lofted one was mis-behaving, and which was also a club I could hit very well off the deck, died a sudden death on the 5th tee last night. It's now on paperweight duty ... :)
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:08 AM

View PostBlade Junkie, on 14 September 2018 - 03:38 PM, said:

"Modern" set I'd struggle to choose between a Taylormade V-Steel 4-wood and Ram Zebra Z7 putter (a mid 90s version of the Zebra). Both are permanent fixtures in an ever changing bag.

P&B, would have to nominate my Paul Gibson Hand Made persimmon 6-wood ... just a great club off the deck for 175-190 and for long par 3s.

In the hickory bag, I have a few hardy survivors from my first ever bag of hickory originals back in 2012  ... a Bulldog (fairway wood) by W.Jeffery of Saunton GC, a dot-faced Tom Stewart Mashie by  W.Hallam, Ormskirk, and a dot-faced Stewart Spade Mashie by JC Smith & Sons of Monifieth. Until yesterday, there was a 4th club, but sadly my lofted driver, which was a second option off the tee if the lower-lofted one was mis-behaving, and which was also a club I could hit very well off the deck, died a sudden death on the 5th tee last night. It's now on paperweight duty ...

These misfortunes can be fixed by someone who knows how. :)
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