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Persimmon Woods with less face progression and an Open face angle


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#1 BenjaminP

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:00 PM

Hi guys,

The title says it all. I am looking for persimmons or laminates with an open face angle and very little face progression. Drivers are ok square, but I find many of the 3,4,5 woods have an excessive amount of face progression to my liking.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

Benjamin-

Since you're pretty particular about what you're asking for in fairway wood models, do you also have a manufacturer in mind?

For example- Izett, Kenneth Smith, Toney Penna, Joe Powell, and Louisville Golf were notable names who could (and did) build custom woods.  

There are others, but you sound like you know what you want.

Good Luck.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the reply. I like Louisville Golfs niblick models although I have never seen them in person. I just wonder how the face progression compares to other traditional woods.

I am new to persimmon golf. My Macregregor Muifields are nice clubs but the 3 and 5 wood have more face progression than I would like.

I really am not partial to any one maker.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:33 AM

View PostBenjaminP, on 05 August 2018 - 09:23 PM, said:

Thanks for the reply. I like Louisville Golfs niblick models although I have never seen them in person. I just wonder how the face progression compares to other traditional woods.

I am new to persimmon golf. My Macregregor Muifields are nice clubs but the 3 and 5 wood have more face progression than I would like.

I really am not partial to any one maker.

The “new to persimmon” jumped out at me, and my first thoughts are,
1.  Welcome to the mix and enjoy the ride.
2.  With persimmon woods, more so than with any other club in the bag, individual preference plays a big part in “what works” for you.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:55 AM

Face progression almost inevitably increases in fw woods as the loft goes up. If I remember correctly, Bronty made some offset laminate woods back in the day, though since offset has often been sold as a slice reduction design, it might be unlikely to appear matched with an open face. Cobra might be worth looking at too.

For steel shafted woods, it's possible to bend a more open (or closed) face angle. I wonder whether a conventional wood would have enough of the look of reduced face progression, if you just opened the face.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:54 AM

Macgregor woods always look more toed-in than others,both Penna and the Ram persimmons just bought sit much more square to open at address in my eyes.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for the info guys. I am going to look for some TP fairways in the near future. If I could find some woods that set up to my eyemore like a modern “better player” fairway, I would be a happy man.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:33 PM

Modern woods cannot be compared to the persimmons. Because of the higher CG because of being made from wood they had some face progression to help elevate the ball. All by design.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

The driver that I used for many years with the least face progression of any persimmon club I have ever seen is the Toney Penna model 65.  I still have several of them and they were great clubs.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Also consider finding a general design that you like, then modify it via rasp/file to obtain the look you desire - and if you find it true to your liking, then refinish it

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