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#31 FairwayFred

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:06 PM

View PostSkaffa77, on 08 February 2019 - 03:55 PM, said:

View PostPwood28, on 08 February 2019 - 01:14 AM, said:

I recently picked up a set of EZ-1s and have been blown away. Such easy clubs to hit and probably the best looking large cavity of all time.  I was so impressed that I jumped in to ordering a short set with NCW. Currently still keeping my eyes peeled for a set of SB-1s for the collection.

It's too bad...I had a very pretty set of SB-1s with DGS400 Tour shafts.  I then ordered a custom Don White 2 iron.  Sadly, I was tempted by the fruit of another...and traded them for a different set of blades...

(Don't judge me too hard Ari).

Haha don't worry I am the LAST person to ever judge anyone for HOing clubs! (even a sick setup like that....  :P)

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:38 PM

Where I come from changing the world 3 times is a win.
  Comparisons are odious.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:20 PM

View PostFairwayFred, on 08 February 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 07 February 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 07 February 2019 - 10:09 PM, said:

I think the best way to tell the short version of the story is, it is VERY hard to compete with the big boys in the golf equipment industry.  I started Scratch with Jeff McCoy at 23 years old with a $10k investment in my garage and we grew it to a multi million dollar company that changed the way companies offer customization to their customers.  We did a ton of things amazingly well but made a few mistakes along the way which as a small company without deep pockets you just can't do.  In the end the company was taken over by an investor who has done nothing with it that I know of.  I'm very proud of my work at Scratch and have very font memories of all we did there.


I didn't realize you were that young when this all started.  If my memory isn't failing, I seem to remember you posting about this on Derrick's forum, prior to it coming to fruition.  I'd just assumed you were another 5-10 years older.  LOL

Funny how our biases paint mental images.   :)

Yeah I was on Derricks forum and pretty much every other relevant forum starting with the Golf Online forum in 1997.  Then when WRX started I pretty much just settled in here.  I think alot of people thought I was older that I was then.  It's different now going to the PGA Show and not being part of the young generation anymore.  I turn 40 next month and I almost feel like a grizzled veteran.  This year was my 22nd PGA Show in a row.

#1 The name Fairway Fred "sounds old" even still. And 41 is not old.
#2 To quote Harvey Pennick If you were on Golfonline you're my friend.
#3 Am I the only one who remembers that time HP shot 104? At one of the first outings?


:beruo:
  Comparisons are odious.

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#34 FairwayFred

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

View PostJAMH03, on 08 February 2019 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 08 February 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 07 February 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 07 February 2019 - 10:09 PM, said:

I think the best way to tell the short version of the story is, it is VERY hard to compete with the big boys in the golf equipment industry.  I started Scratch with Jeff McCoy at 23 years old with a $10k investment in my garage and we grew it to a multi million dollar company that changed the way companies offer customization to their customers.  We did a ton of things amazingly well but made a few mistakes along the way which as a small company without deep pockets you just can't do.  In the end the company was taken over by an investor who has done nothing with it that I know of.  I'm very proud of my work at Scratch and have very font memories of all we did there.


I didn't realize you were that young when this all started.  If my memory isn't failing, I seem to remember you posting about this on Derrick's forum, prior to it coming to fruition.  I'd just assumed you were another 5-10 years older.  LOL

Funny how our biases paint mental images.   :)

Yeah I was on Derricks forum and pretty much every other relevant forum starting with the Golf Online forum in 1997.  Then when WRX started I pretty much just settled in here.  I think alot of people thought I was older that I was then.  It's different now going to the PGA Show and not being part of the young generation anymore.  I turn 40 next month and I almost feel like a grizzled veteran.  This year was my 22nd PGA Show in a row.

#1 The name Fairway Fred "sounds old" even still. And 41 is not old.
#2 To quote Harvey Pennick If you were on Golfonline you're my friend.
#3 Am I the only one who remembers that time HP shot 104? At one of the first outings?


:beruo:

I actually created the FairwayFred username in the fall of 1997 when I was in college and wanted to sell some clubs on the Golf Online forum.  I've used it for all golf forums ever since.  (Golf Equipment Afficianados, Bombsquad, Tour Spec, Golf Opinions, MGS, THP, I'm sure I missed a few....)

I picked the name for that exact reason.  I thought it sounded older and like someone you could trust buying clubs from.  Plus at that time I swung really hard and didn't hit enough fairways.  Now 22 years later I swing alot slower but hit alot more fairways so I guess I grew into the name....
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:14 PM

A buddy gave me a mint scratch 58į head still in the plastic for my birthday. I'm excited to shaft it up and give it a whirl in the spring.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:42 PM

View PostFairwayFred, on 08 February 2019 - 07:36 PM, said:

View PostJAMH03, on 08 February 2019 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 08 February 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 07 February 2019 - 11:43 PM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 07 February 2019 - 10:09 PM, said:

I think the best way to tell the short version of the story is, it is VERY hard to compete with the big boys in the golf equipment industry.  I started Scratch with Jeff McCoy at 23 years old with a $10k investment in my garage and we grew it to a multi million dollar company that changed the way companies offer customization to their customers.  We did a ton of things amazingly well but made a few mistakes along the way which as a small company without deep pockets you just can't do.  In the end the company was taken over by an investor who has done nothing with it that I know of.  I'm very proud of my work at Scratch and have very font memories of all we did there.


I didn't realize you were that young when this all started.  If my memory isn't failing, I seem to remember you posting about this on Derrick's forum, prior to it coming to fruition.  I'd just assumed you were another 5-10 years older.  LOL

Funny how our biases paint mental images.   :)

Yeah I was on Derricks forum and pretty much every other relevant forum starting with the Golf Online forum in 1997.  Then when WRX started I pretty much just settled in here.  I think alot of people thought I was older that I was then.  It's different now going to the PGA Show and not being part of the young generation anymore.  I turn 40 next month and I almost feel like a grizzled veteran.  This year was my 22nd PGA Show in a row.

#1 The name Fairway Fred "sounds old" even still. And 41 is not old.
#2 To quote Harvey Pennick If you were on Golfonline you're my friend.
#3 Am I the only one who remembers that time HP shot 104? At one of the first outings?


:beruo:

I actually created the FairwayFred username in the fall of 1997 when I was in college and wanted to sell come clubs on the Golf Online forum.  I've used it for all golf forums ever since.  (Golf Equipment Afficianados, Bombsquad, Tour Spec, Golf Opinions, MGS, THP, I'm sure I missed a few....)

I picked the name for that exact reason.  I thought it sounded older and like someone you could trust buying clubs from.  Plus at that time I swung really hard and didn't hit alot of fairways.  Now 22 years later I swing alot slower but hit alot more fairways so I guess I grew into the name....

Thatís ok Ari, back then you could hit it anywhere at Katke and still be fine. That wonít work anymore.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:03 AM

View PostO.D.underpar, on 08 February 2019 - 11:42 PM, said:

Thatís ok Ari, back then you could hit it anywhere at Katke and still be fine. That wonít work anymore.

I'm still sad about what they did to #2.  (Now 11?)

The old green was so much better.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:37 AM

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:


I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I wasn't earning that then, still don't now!
I had a set.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:08 AM

I had some satin AR1's.
Best looking clubs I have ever owned.
I was in a non competetive phase, but they bit the dust as soon as I started to get interested in my scores again ( not the AR1's fault, just my own shot tendencies)
In the UK they were v rare. Sold them for £150 more than I bought them for.
Great company.
Considering some NCW raw, no offset EZ1 style based irons with a good amount of bounce. I like long blade lengths and bounce, but hate offset. Just musing at the moment, but I know the trigger will get pulled eventually.
I enjoy reading about  everything Ari, Patrick et all get up to. Seem like great guys.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:27 AM

View PostMudguard, on 09 February 2019 - 01:37 AM, said:

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:


I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I wasn't earning that then, still don't now!
I had a set.

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Well...you clearly were NOT on a budget then. Lol.  (If you bought them from Scratch golf)

My friend has 3 sets.  He paid 500 a piece for each set.  They are nice blades just like those you have.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:08 AM

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:59 PM

Years ago I went to their shop outside of Salem, Or. and got the most magical 64* with a heel grind that let me slide under the ball and send it vertical. Ever since I wore the grooves off of it my game hasn't been the same. :(

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:28 AM

Gaming AR1 V2 irons with 3 brand spanking new (whole clubs x3 for £140) wedges still in their wrappers I found from a guy in Germany.  Won't be leaving the bag any time soon :).  A guy at my local club Holywood (Northern Ireland) recognised them which was neat.  The home course of R McIlroy!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:34 AM

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:

I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I get a haircut at a salon.  I pay 60 bucks.  A master stylist cuts my hair to perfection.  I dont have any friends that do that.  Some dont have the hair to justify it.  Some just dont care.  Some wont pay it.


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These are the, sort of, posts that give WRX a bad name amongst we commoners.

The only people that I, personally, know that play or have played Scratch irons are 1, a handicapped asst Pro at a local muni, who's lucky if he makes 30K a year and 2, a former Scratch employee who made no where near 120k a year. Rock and Roll lifestyle eventually catches up to us all in some shape, form or fashion. If I'd have know I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

And it's hard to f*ck up a high and tight/fade. I have a former stylist who cuts my hair at a local shop that's been open for over 50 yrs and pay $12 with an $8 tip and I've been going there for over 30 yrs, consistently and NEVER got a bad cut. I stand by the old adage that "a fool and his money are soon parted".

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:22 AM

View PostDr Rangelove, on 09 February 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

Years ago I went to their shop outside of Salem, Or. and got the most magical 64* with a heel grind that let me slide under the ball and send it vertical. Ever since I wore the grooves off of it my game hasn't been the same. :(
Send it to NCW and have a couple remakes made!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

Iíve been trying to find something better than my FIT 60 for years with no luck.  At this point I have 4-5 of them with the exact same grind, Iím down to 2 with life left in the grooves then Iíll send them all out for a refinish.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 01:17 PM

Saw my first set of Scratch tour dept. irons in the flesh yesterday.   They were glorious.   Finished with a handsome set of Neopolitan inspired Boyd Blade ferrules.

A random meeting with a fellow WRX member.   Really cool to meet another Ďgear headí.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 01:48 PM

I got my SB-1s and 2 wedges the same year Scratch announced they were shutting down, and Iím so glad I did. Best irons Iíve ever had, and Iíll play them until they really start to wear out. I know the tour department stuff was a lot more expensive, but the standard heads were ran around $2k for 4-PW and 2 wedges, which was more than some OEMs, but for the quality, and because they were a local company, and because I play with the same set of irons for years, I was okay spending a little extra, and Iíve never regretted it. I was able to get in touch with Patrick to get a 3 iron head after Scratch shut down. My 4 iron was among my favorite clubs in the bag, and the 3i has proved to be a great addition, as well. This will be my 4th year with these irons, and I expect theyíll be in the bag at least another 5 years.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

last year at the Chicago Golf Show, a friend saw a set of Scratch wedges at some vendors used club display.
he didn't know what they were and didn't tell me about it until a few days later.
when he described to logo on the heads I about fell over. forty for the pair. said they were clean and unmarked.
of course we were there Sunday afternoon.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:47 PM

View Posttdk8180, on 09 February 2019 - 09:27 AM, said:

View PostMudguard, on 09 February 2019 - 01:37 AM, said:

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:


I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I wasn't earning that then, still don't now!
I had a set.

Posted Image230320111517

Well...you clearly were NOT on a budget then. Lol.  (If you bought them from Scratch golf)

My friend has 3 sets.  He paid 500 a piece for each set.  They are nice blades just like those you have.

Scratch had 2 different lines of clubs you could buy.  That pic is a pre-made set that was ground in Japan and sold for $150 a club.  We also had the hand made Tour Dept clubs that sold for 2x that or more depending on what you wanted.  These were made to spec one at a time ground in the USA by Jeff McCoy or Don White.

I appreciate reading all the kind words from everyone.  Nice to hear about so many people still enjoying their Scratch clubs!  I always got really excited when I randomly saw them in peoples bags out in the wild.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:25 PM

View PostPayton1020, on 10 February 2019 - 03:34 AM, said:

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:

I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I get a haircut at a salon.  I pay 60 bucks.  A master stylist cuts my hair to perfection.  I dont have any friends that do that.  Some dont have the hair to justify it.  Some just dont care.  Some wont pay it.


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These are the, sort of, posts that give WRX a bad name amongst we commoners.

The only people that I, personally, know that play or have played Scratch irons are 1, a handicapped asst Pro at a local muni, who's lucky if he makes 30K a year and 2, a former Scratch employee who made no where near 120k a year. Rock and Roll lifestyle eventually catches up to us all in some shape, form or fashion. If I'd have know I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

And it's hard to f*ck up a high and tight/fade. I have a former stylist who cuts my hair at a local shop that's been open for over 50 yrs and pay $12 with an $8 tip and I've been going there for over 30 yrs, consistently and NEVER got a bad cut. I stand by the old adage that "a fool and his money are soon parted".

I started at a Barber Shop.  Paid 13 bucks...didnt know any better until I grew up a bit.  Ventured into a salon and had my hair cut dry, not wetted down and hacked at...dry cut.  Using razors to shave/split hair and using point cutting, texturizing shears.  If youve got the hair and youve got the money (and youre vain)...then you are doing yourself and the people looking at you a great service.

High and tight fade...thats a skillless cut and you have been overpaying for 30 yrs.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

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Might have to put these in play, done by Jeff back in the day! Had a set or AR-1s that I almost wore out and really never used these!



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#53 Tempo tempo

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:02 PM

Still play my SB-1’s and get more compliments on them then any other iron I have played.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

I always wanted a set of scratch irons but it never happened.  All the models were/are beautiful.

As far as haircuts I’m a self-administered No. 2 man myself.  Not a lot up there to cut.  I give myself at least one dollar after every haircut if I do a good job.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

I still have a couple well used wedges out in my barn, but I never got to try the irons. Iím sure there probably were a few lefty sets around, but I never had the opportunity to try them. Always loved the look of Scratch clubs.
If Iím not mistaken, didnít David Duval play the irons for a bit? I could be wrong, but it seems like he did.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

View Postegehoski, on 10 February 2019 - 07:48 PM, said:

I still have a couple well used wedges out in my barn, but I never got to try the irons. Iím sure there probably were a few lefty sets around, but I never had the opportunity to try them. Always loved the look of Scratch clubs.
If Iím not mistaken, didnít David Duval play the irons for a bit? I could be wrong, but it seems like he did.

LH irons are SUPER RARE.  I think we only made 20 sets in the history of Scratch.  10 blade and 10 CB.

Yes we had David on staff for a while.  Great guy and incredibly knowledgeable about clubs.  Loves bounce!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:09 PM

Scratch is back and better than ever! Those clubs were meant to be Uber premium and IMO not massed produced. Get your Don White custom grinds while heís still doing them boys! Treat yourselves! Canít wait to get mine! Had a set of DW blades back in scratch days and have been searching since!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:52 PM

Still have a  like new Scratch 1018.... 58 degree wedge [demo stamp] laying around.  Bought it with all the cash iv'e saved  getting the standard bowl cut vs springing for the stylist option. :)

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:29 PM

View Posttdk8180, on 10 February 2019 - 06:25 PM, said:

View PostPayton1020, on 10 February 2019 - 03:34 AM, said:

View Posttdk8180, on 07 February 2019 - 10:29 PM, said:

I dont think Scratch ever seen an avg golfer on a budget...I have never met a golfer with scratch irons that made less than 120K per yr.

I get a haircut at a salon.  I pay 60 bucks.  A master stylist cuts my hair to perfection.  I dont have any friends that do that.  Some dont have the hair to justify it.  Some just dont care.  Some wont pay it.


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These are the, sort of, posts that give WRX a bad name amongst we commoners.

The only people that I, personally, know that play or have played Scratch irons are 1, a handicapped asst Pro at a local muni, who's lucky if he makes 30K a year and 2, a former Scratch employee who made no where near 120k a year. Rock and Roll lifestyle eventually catches up to us all in some shape, form or fashion. If I'd have know I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

And it's hard to f*ck up a high and tight/fade. I have a former stylist who cuts my hair at a local shop that's been open for over 50 yrs and pay $12 with an $8 tip and I've been going there for over 30 yrs, consistently and NEVER got a bad cut. I stand by the old adage that "a fool and his money are soon parted".

I started at a Barber Shop.  Paid 13 bucks...didnt know any better until I grew up a bit.  Ventured into a salon and had my hair cut dry, not wetted down and hacked at...dry cut.  Using razors to shave/split hair and using point cutting, texturizing shears.  If youve got the hair and youve got the money (and youre vain)...then you are doing yourself and the people looking at you a great service.

High and tight fade...thats a skillless cut and you have been overpaying for 30 yrs.

I beg to differ and I'm not vain. There's more to me going there than just a haircut. You probably get mani and pedicures too. I don't wear pink nor do I hold my pinky out when I drink.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:53 AM

Still got my set!  I'll never ever sell them.  I lost the 7-iron and after years of searching for a replacement (and never finding...) I just this winter settled on a demo 6-iron off the bay.  I bent/trimmed/lead-taped it
to 7-iron specs and I also added a NOS EZ-1 3-iron. I'm pumped to put the set back into the rotation this spring.  Check out my semi-retro ten year old players bag (poser bag? Lol!):

Titleist 909 D3 8.5 degree driver with ProLaunch Axis 60S shaft
Mizuno MX700 ES-230 hybrid with Proforce V2 S shaft
Scratch EZ-1 3-iron DD with KBS Tour stiff shaft
Scratch SB-1 irons 4-pw DS with KBS Tour stiff shafts
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Scratch 8620 58 degree DD with N.S. Pro1030H S shaft† (bent to 56)
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