RARE TITLEIST CUSTOM GRIND IRON'S
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:31 AM
Awsome work there m8 Titleist Netherlands isnt doing any effort to help me out concerning the custom grind specs so lets hope your guy can help us out!
Keep us posted.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:07 AM
Just wondering if there's any news about the custom grind numbers and specs?
Hope there's some news.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:59 AM
Was on Titleist Staff program during the '90's and had a set of custom grinds.
Went to the 962B's after that (quite a departure) and now I'm with Mizuno.
Oh well. Thanks for the blast from the past. You sure have some nice sets.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:05 PM
This is what I have found out so far.
That during the mid to late 90's Titleist offered 2 and maybe up to 4 models of the Tour Model Blade through the Tour department.ELK and LEHMAN Grind plus 2 more.. These clubs where very expensive. Below is a few pic's of my TITLEIST 1997 TOUR MODEL FORGED LEHMAN SQUARE TOE RARE. These clubs were ordered through the Custom Department for Brent Studer.
So your Tour Models may be worth more than you think.
As far as the Custom grinds go, I am still waiting to find out more on the model numbers, But there were 100% tour models that where also ordered from the Tour Department between 1991 and 1997.
Below are the pic's of my Lehman Grinds 1997 model 7 iron.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:32 PM
These clubs belong to a mate of mine Fred in the States.
He custom ordered them in 1997.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:40 PM
Here are a couple pics of mine. Addam has been great in getting me some info and replying to me directly concerning my clubs. I really can not remember when exactly I bought these clubs, but it had to be between '96 and '98. I do know though that I bought them from a used shop for $100. I use the 8-PW on a regular basis w/ the 1 & 3-7 irons of the 990's. Every so often I'll put them all in the bag, but I am closer to a 10 these days than to scratch, so I need all the help I can get!!
Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:22 PM
Still hoping for some news bout the grind numbers ;o)
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Edited by procombo, 02 June 2008 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:42 PM
TM TP MC 3-PW KBS Tour S
TM Tour Preferred ATV 56* & 60*
Taylormade Spider Mallet 2.0 38"
Taylormade Lethal/Pro V1
Titleist Perma Soft ML
Adidas Tour 360 2.0
Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:01 AM
First of all I have to say Hi to Dan and great to see you around here mate
Now Seayhorse I have to say my friend you are the biggest Custom Ho I have ever see and that is FANTASTIC.
Now your clubs are so COOL and 2 of your sets are worth a small fortune.
Her we go
Pic 1 Top left around 96/97 model
Pic 1 Top Right VERY VERY RARE 96/97 model
PIc 1 Bottom left Great example of 96/97 model
Pic 1 Bottom Right Very Rare 95/96 with great muscle back.
Pic 2 Top Left Great example of Custom grind around 97 model
Pic 2 Top right Very much like standard 87 tour model.
Pic 2 Bottom Left WELL LOCK THIS ONE UP. 97 Special grind. VERY VERY RARE
Pic 2 Bottom Right 93/94 Muscle Back and one of the finest examples I have seen. Very Hard to get with custom grind on them. If the grooves have diamonds at each end of the groove they will be 88/90 models.
If you want to sell the one with #1 Bottom Pic Top Left let me know. I have the exact same set with a missing 6 and 8 iron. If interested PM me.
Thanks so much for posting the pics and Keep them coming, I am still waiting to get the info on numbers for all custom grinds but as soon as my friend is back from the UK I will be posting a breakdown of all numbers and what they mean.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:21 AM
681 Custom grinds don't have a grind number but most have a serial number on them do you have that?
They are 100% round toe customs which are a great buy very simialar to my 681's in the above pic near the top of the post. As you can see in the bellow pic the toe is much rounder than the standard 681 I posted a good comparison.
Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:18 AM
The round toe is indeed 1 of the changes, maybe you can find out more?
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:45 PM
Great stuff there mate,
Here is a link to all to show Titleist older models
You can see that it show's most of the models.
The First photo you have is another very rare model because to get 95-97 model with Diamonds in the face show's it was a first issue proto of the 95-97 model before the face change So it was a mix of the 93 face with the 95 muscle. Also the Bullet back was brought out in 91-94 then in 95 they filled in the groove in the bullet and it became a full muscle back for the 95-97 model.
This is the changes to the 91-97 model for both the custom order and the tour model.
1991 bullet back come out with diamonds in the face.
1994 final year of bullet back with no diamonds in the face
1995 new full muscle came out and no changes till 97. then the 681 came out in 98.
You second pic is another rare one because I have see these before and they are a proto 681 ( man I hate you Ha ha)
One thing do these have the full black ferrul or the long black and gold one like the tour model.This will let me know the year of build.
The third pic again is rare because of the number on a Tour model, They had to be a custom order and I know that in the custom order numbers that you can order it "saying tour model instead of custom grind" Keep these coming and I hope I have helped with some one to finding a bit more out about there models.
One more thing there are some great set's on ebay now of some titlest tour models some are the older models but still very collectable. Most of the earlier blades by titleist were made in the USA and the chrome finish was so much stronger than todays titleist blades.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:39 AM
Edited by seayhorse, 10 January 2008 - 12:43 AM.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:12 PM
I had a set in 01' and was shocked at how large they (the heads) were when they showed up. They made a set of 95's I had look like kid's clubs.
Fairways: Adams BTY 14.5° and 18.5° w/ Diamana S+ 70S
Hybrid: Adams A12 Pro 20° w/ Matrix Altus S
Irons: Taylormade 2012 Tour Preferred MC 4-PW w/ DG S-300
Wedges: Taylormade Tour Preferred 52° and 58°
Putter: (In Rotation) Taylormade Ghost Tour DA-12 / Taylormade Est 79 TM-110 / Taylormade Soto
Ball: Taylormade Tour Preferred X
Bag: Taylormade FlexTech Crossover
Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:16 PM
Small update on the Custom Grind on my 681's. According to Titleist the grind is also: "the leading edge has been rolled".
Now, who can explain me what this means?
Thanks for your help!!
Edited by procombo, 10 January 2008 - 02:21 PM.
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