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What ever happened to Scratch Golf?


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#61 thesaxemachine

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:03 PM

EZ-1s were the first "real" set of clubs I bought when I took up the game about 10 years ago. Wanted something different so when they popped up on a local classified I did a bit of research and grabbed them. Sold them after a couple of seasons but they were sweet and (sometimes) regret not holding on to them.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:06 PM

I use to love to stop in their shop in Berkley and browse...never did buy a set of their irons but wish I had!!

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

I've seen these in the past and never had the urge to try one. Just happen to have a spot for a 56* in my bag and found this today.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:28 PM

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 fond memories of all we did there.

Thanks for the two wedges that were made for me at the 2010 Sr. Open.  Those were great wedges.  Customization was a tremendous feature!

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

View PostPayton1020, on 10 February 2019 - 11:29 PM, said:

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.

I'm not an 80s Yuppie.  I just care about looking my best.  You can always look better.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:29 PM

View Postkmc, on 08 February 2019 - 06:49 AM, said:

Glad to hear the good news! Just purchased 2 new sm7's to replace my 8620's. After 4 rounds, the 8620's are back in the bag. Another winter ho shopping experiment gone awry.

Dude its so hard to get off Scratch wedges.  I have had 8620’s and the Forged easily 7-8 years and ow I cannot find anything to move too.  Tried them all too, Jaws, Engage, Vokeys (yawn), 14’s, Mizzy and finally Trusty Rusties which I started with before my Scratch days 10 years ago.

I finally found a nice set from Adler on bst (Infamous Shank).  Unfortunately they are chrome but is what I am going to bag now.  

I owned easily 7 sets of Scratch including 5-6 DW sets.  Awesome irons, just awesome and so easy to play.  Not for the Callaway X18 type guy who treats his clubs like his weekend dump truck.  But for the guy who walks and takes his game serious you cannot go wrong with the investment!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:00 PM

I still have my custom 8620 50.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:43 PM

View Post8overpar, on 11 February 2019 - 02:21 PM, said:

I've seen these in the past and never had the urge to try one. Just happen to have a spot for a 56* in my bag and found this today.

That's a great find!  Original JLM series.  That was our first pre-ground wedge offering that was not Custom.  After that we had the dark finish forged 1018 and satin finish 8620 and lastly the forged Satin finish FIT series.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:54 PM

I  miss my wedges.   56  and 60.   Wore out the grooves.....   not legal now..

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:36 PM

What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:28 PM

I miss mine. Had the full iron/wedge set with the staff bag. Best feeling blades I've owned.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM

View Postode1, on 11 February 2019 - 06:36 PM, said:

What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?

EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:25 AM

View PostFairwayFred, on 11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

View Postode1, on 11 February 2019 - 06:36 PM, said:

What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?

EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.

Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?

Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!

Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.

Sure I will find one sooner or later.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:12 AM

View PostMarco Colo, on 12 February 2019 - 12:25 AM, said:

View PostFairwayFred, on 11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM, said:

View Postode1, on 11 February 2019 - 06:36 PM, said:

What's the/are the differences between AR1 and EZ1?

EZ1 is larger and longer heel to toe w a lower COG.

Probably I'm talking nonsense, but why don't you get some orders from WRX members and go with a special edition of the EZ1/AR1 and the like?

Mate, respect for what you have done, they look stunning!!

Since I entered in this thread I daily look on ebay in order to see if a 5-PW set of EZ1 in good condition and with the S logo on the bottom side is available.

Sure I will find one sooner or later.

think I may have set if interested...or a combo EZ/AR (been hording lots of Scratch stuff) send me a PM

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