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Advice on where to get some Penna’s re-shafted


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#1 Dr. Block

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:28 AM

I have a set of LH Penna persimmons.  They are in good shape with the exception of the driver needing a little help in a few spots. My biggest issue is getting the shafts changed so I can play them this season. They have True Temper Dynamics in regular flex. I would like to replace those with Dynamic Golds in S400. Can this be done? And can any of you recommend someone in the Chicagoland area that does this sort of work?

Thanks in advance for any input


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:30 AM

My advice is don’t have them altered. You can destroy the playability of the clubs. Clean them up and try them before you decide.

CHARLEY PENNA

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

Thank you for your reply Charley.  My thoughts are that I won't have many chances to put a set of persimmons of this quality into play. Being left handed in the classic game is a tough predicament. The truly good stuff rarely comes up for sale.  

I could clean them up and keep them as a collection piece, but I don't collect things and I love playing golf with the old equipment.

The shafts seem like they are way too soft (I swing my modern driver in the 110-115mph range).  So I'm thinking it may be worth it to roll the dice. I might end up with the best persimmon woods I've ever played. However, if you guys think the true temper dynamics in regular flex could work for my swing speed, then I am all ears.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thank you for your reply Charley.  My thoughts are that I won't have many chances to put a set of persimmons of this quality into play. Being left handed in the classic game is a tough predicament. The truly good stuff rarely comes up for sale.  

I could clean them up and keep them as a collection piece, but I don't collect things and I love playing golf with the old equipment.

The shafts seem like they are way too soft (I swing my modern driver in the 110-115mph range).  So I'm thinking it may be worth it to roll the dice. I might end up with the best persimmon woods I've ever played. However, if you guys think the true temper dynamics in regular flex could work for my swing speed, then I am all ears.

I guess that we are assuming that you haven't hit them yet.

And, while hitting balls in a dome or under heated covers is nice in the winter in the north, nothing will provide you with the feedback like hitting them outside when the weather gets warmer.

Just my 2 cents
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:50 AM

View Postaugustgolf, on 11 January 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thank you for your reply Charley.  My thoughts are that I won't have many chances to put a set of persimmons of this quality into play. Being left handed in the classic game is a tough predicament. The truly good stuff rarely comes up for sale.  

I could clean them up and keep them as a collection piece, but I don't collect things and I love playing golf with the old equipment.

The shafts seem like they are way too soft (I swing my modern driver in the 110-115mph range).  So I'm thinking it may be worth it to roll the dice. I might end up with the best persimmon woods I've ever played. However, if you guys think the true temper dynamics in regular flex could work for my swing speed, then I am all ears.

I guess that we are assuming that you haven't hit them yet.

And, while hitting balls in a dome or under heated covers is nice in the winter in the north, nothing will provide you with the feedback like hitting them outside when the weather gets warmer.

Just my 2 cents

I haven't hit them.  I should have.  I got them, felt the shafts, and kind of came to the conclusion that they wouldn't work in comparison to my other persimmon woods with firm and stiff flex shafts.  I assumed that I could have them re-shafted and I could possibly create my grail set of persimmons, I didn't realize that it was such a complicated process.  Now I am coming to find out I will risk cracking the neck with the re-bore.

Edited by Dr. Block, 11 January 2019 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:05 PM

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:50 AM, said:

View Postaugustgolf, on 11 January 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thank you for your reply Charley.  My thoughts are that I won't have many chances to put a set of persimmons of this quality into play. Being left handed in the classic game is a tough predicament. The truly good stuff rarely comes up for sale.  

I could clean them up and keep them as a collection piece, but I don't collect things and I love playing golf with the old equipment.

The shafts seem like they are way too soft (I swing my modern driver in the 110-115mph range).  So I'm thinking it may be worth it to roll the dice. I might end up with the best persimmon woods I've ever played. However, if you guys think the true temper dynamics in regular flex could work for my swing speed, then I am all ears.

I guess that we are assuming that you haven't hit them yet.

And, while hitting balls in a dome or under heated covers is nice in the winter in the north, nothing will provide you with the feedback like hitting them outside when the weather gets warmer.

Just my 2 cents

I haven't hit them.  I should have.  I got them, felt the shafts, and kind of came to the conclusion that they wouldn't work in comparison to my other persimmon woods with firm and stiff flex shafts.  I assumed that I could have them re-shafted and I could possible create my grail set of persimmons, I didn't realize that it was such a complicated process.  Now I am coming to find out I will risk cracking the neck with the re-bore.

As with anything a bit aged, damage is always a possibility.

But, any good club repair guy WITH EXPERIENCE WORKING ON CLUBS OF THIS VINTAGE should be able to re-shaft without difficulty.

As for neck cracks - deep whipping of the head all but eliminates that possibility when playing. I've repaired cracked necks, deep whipped, and the club played for many years after. With a power swinger using it.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:29 PM

View Postaugustgolf, on 11 January 2019 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:50 AM, said:

View Postaugustgolf, on 11 January 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

View PostDr. Block, on 11 January 2019 - 11:43 AM, said:

Thank you for your reply Charley.  My thoughts are that I won't have many chances to put a set of persimmons of this quality into play. Being left handed in the classic game is a tough predicament. The truly good stuff rarely comes up for sale.  

I could clean them up and keep them as a collection piece, but I don't collect things and I love playing golf with the old equipment.

The shafts seem like they are way too soft (I swing my modern driver in the 110-115mph range).  So I'm thinking it may be worth it to roll the dice. I might end up with the best persimmon woods I've ever played. However, if you guys think the true temper dynamics in regular flex could work for my swing speed, then I am all ears.

I guess that we are assuming that you haven't hit them yet.

And, while hitting balls in a dome or under heated covers is nice in the winter in the north, nothing will provide you with the feedback like hitting them outside when the weather gets warmer.

Just my 2 cents

I haven't hit them.  I should have.  I got them, felt the shafts, and kind of came to the conclusion that they wouldn't work in comparison to my other persimmon woods with firm and stiff flex shafts.  I assumed that I could have them re-shafted and I could possible create my grail set of persimmons, I didn't realize that it was such a complicated process.  Now I am coming to find out I will risk cracking the neck with the re-bore.

As with anything a bit aged, damage is always a possibility.

But, any good club repair guy WITH EXPERIENCE WORKING ON CLUBS OF THIS VINTAGE should be able to re-shaft without difficulty.

As for neck cracks - deep whipping of the head all but eliminates that possibility when playing. I've repaired cracked necks, deep whipped, and the club played for many years after. With a power swinger using it.

Thank you August, that makes me feel more confident.  I'm taking them to Mark Pekarek at Green Grass Clubfitters up here in West Chicago.  He is one of the best in the area at his craft and although he specializes in fitting new equipment, he has experience working on these clubs.   I have a feeling once he has them shafted with some new Dynamic Gold's in S300, my search for the finest persimmon will have come to an end.  Although I'll always be keeping an eye out for a lefty Wood Brothers Texan.  I've heard they exist.  Heck, I even read it was Phil Mickelson's driver of choice during his early college days.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:00 AM

View PostDr. Block, on 07 January 2019 - 12:28 AM, said:

I have a set of LH Penna persimmons. They are in good shape with the exception of the driver needing a little help in a few spots. My biggest issue is getting the shafts changed so I can play them this season. They have True Temper Dynamics in regular flex. I would like to replace those with Dynamic Golds in S400. Can this be done? And can any of you recommend someone in the Chicagoland area that does this sort of work? Thanks in advance for any input
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