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#1 stixman

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:56 AM

Just as the Hickory Brigade dress up for their thing, I also wear period gear for P&Bs.

Thought I would post some photos of '60s shoes + the Dexters, which are probably 80s or even 90s, but they are spiked so they count.

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Left to right:
Saxone Gleneagles model, made in Scotland, Italian owned business. The best detailed and best made shoes I've owned, also the most comfortable and the best support. Drawback....13 metal spikes per shoe, and these are big Champ spikes. You are well nailed down in a Scottish gale.

Black Patent leather Barretts Como model. English Northampton made Comfy boats, great quality, not so much support as the Saxones.

Dexters, USA. Very Bling. Quality OK , not as substantial as the UK shoes although the stitching is better than some leather shoes I've seen from Thailand.

Note that I have swapped out the metal spikes with soft screw-ins.
I'm sure someone will show the ubiquitous Footjoy Classics, but has anyone got anything a bit rarer. Let's see them.

Vintage various.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

I still have a pair or two of the metal spiked golf shoes in storage, can;t throw them away since these were seldom worn.

Missing the sound of the metal clicks on the walk way, don;t miss the harsh feel walking with metal spiked golf shoes on hard surface.
Remembering the hallway and the bathroom at the club house had the rubber mat running the length to save the wooden / carpeted flooring......shoe polishing service at the entrance to the club house and the shower......

I miss the period, not so much for the metal spikes.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:05 AM

US Keds…

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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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71-72 Wilson Staff Button Backs 2-PW & R61 Sandy Andy SW w/t Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver and 3 Wood, MacGregor Tourney SAT 5 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter

Modern Classic:
'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

Modern:
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

For S&G:
lil' David Slingers 2-PW w/t Tracks USA 10 degree Driver, 15 degree 3 Wood, and Brass Rammer 3000 USA Putter
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 07:39 PM

View Poststixman, on 04 August 2018 - 08:56 AM, said:

Just as the Hickory Brigade dress up for their thing, I also wear period gear for P&Bs.

Thought I would post some photos of '60s shoes + the Dexters, which are probably 80s or even 90s, but they are spiked so they count.

Attachment DSCF3038.JPG
Attachment DSCF3039.JPG
Attachment DSCF3040.JPG

Left to right:
Saxone Gleneagles model, made in Scotland, Italian owned business. The best detailed and best made shoes I've owned, also the most comfortable and the best support. Drawback....13 metal spikes per shoe, and these are big Champ spikes. You are well nailed down in a Scottish gale.

Black Patent leather Barretts Como model. English Northampton made Comfy boats, great quality, not so much support as the Saxones.

Dexters, USA. Very Bling. Quality OK , not as substantial as the UK shoes although the stitching is better than some leather shoes I've seen from Thailand.

Note that I have swapped out the metal spikes with soft screw-ins.
I'm sure someone will show the ubiquitous Footjoy Classics, but has anyone got anything a bit rarer. Let's see them.

Dexters, all I wore back in the day.  1st pair was Red/White/Blue uppers so shiny you could use these as a mirror when shaving, and those leather soles with Goodyear weld stitching.  Tough to break in, tough to wear out.
Thanks for the memories.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:13 PM

Burgundy Dexters...Tom Watson!
I had a pair as well as FJ Classics (3 pairs still in stock!).

Proper shoes and proper spikes,despite all the moans about 'spike marks' I'm damn sure that greens were never scuffed up in the way they are now with soft spikes not to mention the number of people I've seen slip and fall because soft spikes clog and don't grip in wet weather.
Another con job by manufacturers to wean us on to what they wanted us to buy.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:27 AM

On the soft spikes and marks on the green.  Following on the coattail of Chis once again.
Played in wet conditions last Thursday.  Got in nine before the daily Charleston monsoon came in.  Any condition on the greens other than extremely firm leave marks akin to chicken scratch on the greens, especially around the cup.  Soft spikes...humbug I say...

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:12 AM

View Postoldschoolrocker, on 05 August 2018 - 03:27 AM, said:

On the soft spikes and marks on the green.  Following on the coattail of Chis once again.
Played in wet conditions last Thursday.  Got in nine before the daily Charleston monsoon came in.  Any condition on the greens other than extremely firm leave marks akin to chicken scratch on the greens, especially around the cup.  Soft spikes...humbug I say...
+1 got it right on both the spike marks or gouges and on the Monsoon too. Did manage to hit about 100 balls dialing those Mizuno 68s and wedges in before it hit yesterday. When it quit man oh man was it humid here.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:32 AM

Stix-- Brings back a lot of memories--- Those flaps or Kiltie things I never could stand them used to cut them off with a brand new Pal single edge razor blade.

The Dexter shoes were a lower priced alternative to FJ back in the day--- My old man would never sell that line he was all FJ----- For him it was either FJ or he was fond of taking like a pair of his older street Florshiem or Johnson Murphy shoes and having the shoe shop up the street recap them so to speak with golf spike soles. He was also fond of ordering plain white FJ Classics and having his sign painter friend up the street paint them to match his outfits. There was a course over in Cramerton NC about 30 miles away that had some kind of smoking hot deal with Dexter direct and had some great deals on shoes. You would have to know him as in it was his way or the highway. He would tell people I do not care if you buy those cheap shoes don't cry to me when your feet hurt. Never saw any problems though with Dexter shoes myself.  He was also friends with a man named B B Walker who owned a quality shoe factory in Asheboro NC. He tried to get Mr Walker to expand to the golf shoe industry and get himself an exclusive distributorship for the Carolinas. That was in the making when Mr Walker died suddenly. I guess in a twist of fate i maybe would have been in the golf shoe business (shrug). LOL I remember a few years back I found a pair of NOS Dexters in a flea market black and white sharp new in the box. I think I gave $10 for them and of course had to change the spikes out. My old man was long dead and gone then. Was in Hickory NC playing in a NGA event and one of his old cronies wandered up who was still a sharp guy. He remarked "Your Old Man would have rolled in his grave if he saw you wearing those Dexters" I remarked back "he would have rolled over again if he knew how little I had in them". Wore those things for years I guess when the stitching rotted they may have been 25 years old total
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SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore
LW  Cleveland 588 60* DG Sensicore custom sole Scratch EGG style
Putter- 1985 PGA Tommy Armour Ironmaster
Bag-- Original Ping Hoofer or Vintage Titleist Mini Staff
Vintage-- Too many variables to list and I get tired of updating this thing!
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:58 PM

The whole spike thing still twerks me off! As Chris said it's simply more marketing B.S. A good pair of golf shoes would last you at least 10 to 15 years with no spike change needed. Now the spikes need to be changed yearly or more and you pay $100 or more for a pair of shoes you're lucky to get 3 years out of. What A Racket!
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

Classic:
71-72 Wilson Staff Button Backs 2-PW & R61 Sandy Andy SW w/t Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver and 3 Wood, MacGregor Tourney SAT 5 Wood, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter

Modern Classic:
'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

Modern:
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

For S&G:
lil' David Slingers 2-PW w/t Tracks USA 10 degree Driver, 15 degree 3 Wood, and Brass Rammer 3000 USA Putter
*Ridiculous offset on all of these. You have to see it to believe it!  

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:59 AM

View PostBIG STU, on 05 August 2018 - 04:32 AM, said:

Stix-- Brings back a lot of memories--- Those flaps or Kiltie things I never could stand them used to cut them off with a brand new Pal single edge razor blade.

The Dexter shoes were a lower priced alternative to FJ back in the day--- My old man would never sell that line he was all FJ----- For him it was either FJ or he was fond of taking like a pair of his older street Florshiem or Johnson Murphy shoes and having the shoe shop up the street recap them so to speak with golf spike soles. He was also fond of ordering plain white FJ Classics and having his sign painter friend up the street paint them to match his outfits. There was a course over in Cramerton NC about 30 miles away that had some kind of smoking hot deal with Dexter direct and had some great deals on shoes. You would have to know him as in it was his way or the highway. He would tell people I do not care if you buy those cheap shoes don't cry to me when your feet hurt. Never saw any problems though with Dexter shoes myself.  He was also friends with a man named B B Walker who owned a quality shoe factory in Asheboro NC. He tried to get Mr Walker to expand to the golf shoe industry and get himself an exclusive distributorship for the Carolinas. That was in the making when Mr Walker died suddenly. I guess in a twist of fate i maybe would have been in the golf shoe business (shrug). LOL I remember a few years back I found a pair of NOS Dexters in a flea market black and white sharp new in the box. I think I gave $10 for them and of course had to change the spikes out. My old man was long dead and gone then. Was in Hickory NC playing in a NGA event and one of his old cronies wandered up who was still a sharp guy. He remarked "Your Old Man would have rolled in his grave if he saw you wearing those Dexters" I remarked back "he would have rolled over again if he knew how little I had in them". Wore those things for years I guess when the stitching rotted they may have been 25 years old total

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