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#1 pymmdcp

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Someone posted in a thread not too long ago about finding a Shamrock putter. It reminded me that I had a friend buy me one that I later sold and always regretted it. Well, today I found one in beautiful shape.

I also found a Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted 4 Iron. Years back I found a complete set and sold it. Always regretted it. It may be my biggest selling regret. It might be the prettiest set of clubs ever IMO.

I thought that would be an interesting discussion. What have you sold that you regret selling. Keep in mind. I found another Shamrock. Redemption is out there. �

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:48 PM

Well, how bout that.  Good show!!!  Iím thinking of cutting mine down to my size, getting a green leather grip and pimping it out with a Shamrock covered head cover.  Have been playing phone tag with Augie about these.  I believe he is back posting now, so he should have some insight about the Shamrock.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Pym-

Both are very nice finds.

Know for certain there weren't LH Spalding "Birdie on Ball" Tour Edition forged iron models like yours- All these were RH Only.

Shamrock?   Only saw RH models. They (Shamrock Golf) had a Tour presence for a while, but it wasn't very long.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

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Well, how bout that.  Good show!!!  I’m thinking of cutting mine down to my size, getting a green leather grip and pimping it out with a Shamrock covered head cover.  Have been playing phone tag with Augie about these.  I believe he is back posting now, so he should have some insight about the Shamrock.
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Need a conference call about these Shamrock putters.

Amazingly soft feel for a SS putter.

I know it wasn't a $1.99 find....
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:39 PM

View Postpymmdcp, on 03 August 2018 - 05:17 PM, said:

Someone posted in a thread not too long ago about finding a Shamrock putter. It reminded me that I had a friend buy me one that I later sold and always regretted it. Well, today I found one in beautiful shape.

I also found a Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted 4 Iron. Years back I found a complete set and sold it. Always regretted it. It may be my biggest selling regret. It might be the prettiest set of clubs ever IMO.

I thought that would be an interesting discussion. What have you sold that you regret selling. Keep in mind. I found another Shamrock. Redemption is out there. �

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Wow - that putter is in excellent condition from the looks in the pictures.

Original leather grip?

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

August-

A friend of mine used a Shamrock putter with some success back in the '70s.

Everyone here was looking for the 8802s or 8813s.  

In some cases, they found the Walter Hagen Cascade putter.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

A Pro Only Grip. Got it for $1.99 believe it or not.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:20 PM

View Postrex235, on 03 August 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

August-

A friend of mine used a Shamrock putter with some success back in the '70s.

Everyone here was looking for the 8802s or 8813s.  

In some cases, they found the Walter Hagen Cascade putter.
As a caddy, the pro shop at the course had that Cascade putter in a black finish. Never saw another one. Would grab it if I could find another.

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A Pro Only Grip. Got it for $1.99 believe it or not.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:38 AM

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View Postoldschoolrocker, on 03 August 2018 - 06:48 PM, said:

Well, how bout that.  Good show!!!  Iím thinking of cutting mine down to my size, getting a green leather grip and pimping it out with a Shamrock covered head cover.  Have been playing phone tag with Augie about these.  I believe he is back posting now, so he should have some insight about the Shamrock.
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Need a conference call about these Shamrock putters.

Amazingly soft feel for a SS putter.

I know it wasn't a $1.99 find....

Augie,
  You are correct.  With my points and retired military discount at my local GW I got it for free.  Picked up a decent Sun Mountain Bag for around 6 at the same time.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

If my memory serves me correctly Auld golf over in Concord NC was distributing those putters in the Carolinas in the mid and late 70s. Or it may have been the Old master 8802 clones they were handling

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

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If my memory serves me correctly Auld golf over in Concord NC was distributing those putters in the Carolinas in the mid and late 70s. Or it may have been the Old master 8802 clones they were handling

It was the Auld Master who marketed the Li'l David.

Shamrock had their own reps.  Buddy Allin played them on tour
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:04 AM

I used the Shamrock putter yesterday with great success. Birdied the first hole and made several good putts. I only had one real “miss hit”. The guys I played with all commented on the putter.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:37 AM

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My apologies to Augie for not posting these sooner.  We were finally able to connect on the phone about The Shamrock, golf, growing older, and life in general.  Looking forward to breaking out the balatas, meeting up with him and Stu, and letting them show me how a proper golf shot is executed.
Augie, mine does not have a fluted shaft, YET!!!  I have a couple of spare Bulleyes with the fluted shaft that I may pull and inset into the Shamrock.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:49 AM

I would love to trade for or buy one of those.
I was really sick as a sophomore in high school,
Spent a lot of time putting on an AstroTurf mat with ball return in my bedroom.
Couldn’t last too long, but got pretty deadly with a Shamrock blade like these!

Thanks for posting the picks, I haven’t thought about that in a long time!

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

View Postaugustgolf, on 05 August 2018 - 03:03 PM, said:

View PostBIG STU, on 05 August 2018 - 02:49 PM, said:

If my memory serves me correctly Auld golf over in Concord NC was distributing those putters in the Carolinas in the mid and late 70s. Or it may have been the Old master 8802 clones they were handling

It was the Auld Master who marketed the Li'l David.

Shamrock had their own reps.  Buddy Allin played them on tour
Guess what? I am putting front line with a Little David 8802 I found on the pile at work. Sorta blasphemy in this section but I have it cut down to 34 inches and have the Master Grip version of a SS 3.0 on it and of course plenty of lead tape. Feels good. Some old guy asked me the other day if it was a 8802 and I sorta told a white lie and said it was. After all it does say 8802 on the bottom if you could see it through the lead tape. To point out he did NOT ask if it was a WILSON 8802. He chuckled and made some smart crack about a small head with a big grip. I told him I would putt him for $20 a putt and go to my truck and get my original Tommy Armour Ironmaster with the original grip. He clammed up and shuffled away.

Yep you are right about the Lil David and Auld golf I knew Tim over there. And you jogged my memory Jack Pace golf in Charlotte distributed thos 8802 style Old Masters and he also had his version of the 8802 with his house brand Par Ace on it

Edited by BIG STU, 22 August 2018 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:26 PM

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My apologies to Augie for not posting these sooner.  We were finally able to connect on the phone about The Shamrock, golf, growing older, and life in general.  Looking forward to breaking out the balatas, meeting up with him and Stu, and letting them show me how a proper golf shot is executed.
Augie, mine does not have a fluted shaft, YET!!!  I have a couple of spare Bulleyes with the fluted shaft that I may pull and inset into the Shamrock.
Heck yeah come on up---- Lead tape on the Shamrock hmmmmm seems like I have corrupted you too!
Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stiff shaft
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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
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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
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

View Postrangersgoalie, on 21 August 2018 - 01:49 AM, said:

I would love to trade for or buy one of those.
I was really sick as a sophomore in high school,
Spent a lot of time putting on an AstroTurf mat with ball return in my bedroom.
Couldn’t last too long, but got pretty deadly with a Shamrock blade like these!

Thanks for posting the picks, I haven’t thought about that in a long time!

I'll keep you in mind, should one cross my path.
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