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Wilson Sam Snead Irons


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#1 Slunkhead

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:02 PM

My grandpa played this old set of Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge irons in the late 80s/early 90s.  After he passed away, I inherited all his old golf gear.  I put most of it in the basement and forgot about it for a few years.  While cleaning out my workshop last week, I found his old irons.  I tried to google some info on them, but can't seem to find anything (years of production, where they were made, etc).  Considering contacting Wilson, but before I do, I wanna see if anyone on here knows anything about these irons.  Are they forged, cast?  Thanks for the help in advance.

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#2 oldpalchamp

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:02 AM

They were an inexpensive starter set manufactured by Wilson in the 50's and 60's (I think).  Nice irons, probabbly forged, but nothing special at the time.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:56 AM

Yes you used to see them at hardware stores, along with baseball bats, gloves and balls, along with  basketballs, and footballs.  For all of you that remember Green Stamps; they had a set at the store you redeemed the stamps for merchandise back in the day, for 4 books of stamps. My dad wouldnt let me get them, thus the reason I remember them so well.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:10 AM

My dad had a set like these. He couldn't afford to play golf and his clubs set in the shead for years. I believe he purchased them from JC Penney. You have a great gift, keep care of them and the memories.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.  I have been wondering when these were made, had no idea they were possibly from the 50s/60s.  And yeah, I was pretty sure they weren't an expensive set, but their worth means nothing to me, I hold on to them for sentimental reasons.  I might just regrip them and play a round with them lol.

Thanks a lot.


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Posted 18 May 2009 - 01:00 PM

Lots of golfers, myself included, got their start with a set of Sam Snead Blue Ridge.  Got mine for Christmas 1966, the classic beginner's set of 1 and 3 woods and 3-5-7-9-Putter.  Still have 'em!
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

My dad started playing with these, and so did I.  Great starter set from back in the day.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 02:48 PM

I agree with all of the posts but would add that they are most likely late 60's or early 70's models. They are forged clubs for department and sporting goods stores and were never sold in pro shops.

I see that you're looking for a 3 wood. I use a Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead III with a steel stiff shaft. It's a great club that's from 2002 or 2003 and I'm amazed at the number of tour players and better amateurs who use them when they could have anything. I bought mine used in 2003 and haven't yet found anything better.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

I had a set of the Sam Snead Blue Ridge irons, I think they were re-released in the late 70's if memory serves me correctly and instead of the sand blasted strip on the muscle back the finish was all high polished chrome. I also had a matching driver and four wood in a beautiful maple type finish ( Strata Bloc ? ) They were not persimmon heads but the much cheaper laminated alternative....but to a teenager, they were nice all the same.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:16 PM

This is such perfect timing. I recently acquired a set of Sam Snead Blue Ridge irons as well. I was thinking about reshafting them. Does anyone know what shaft diameter these clubs accept?

this site gives some info, but not all.

http://www.thehacker...read.php?t=4607


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:26 PM

My first full set of woods 1 2 3 4  1964 my Dad bought me for 36 bucks

they were sweet my Pro made me hit that 2 wood off the tee till I could break ninety about six to eight months


I heard later Sam's deal paid him a buck a club.


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