persimmon wood recommendation
Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:07 PM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:49 PM
Here are a few ebay items.. Neither of these are mine.. just passing along the info.
Here is a Hogan:
Here is a very nice Cleveland Driver. A litle over your stated price, but a very nice club. Its the Cleveland replica of the MacGregor Tommy Armour 693, which is thought of as the best persimmon driver of all time.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:52 PM
What you could also could do is try a persimmon 2 wood. The extra loft is probably better suited for the modern ball. Most people find it hard to get a decent flight with persimmon drivers because the head generates a lot less backspin then todays drivers. You'll probably be able to find a good MacGregor 2 wood for the money you're willing to spend as demand is a lot less for these. Here is a MacGregor TP Special 2 wood for sale on ebay now at $25. HERE
edit: added a link to the TP Special
Edited by 84425, 07 September 2009 - 02:31 PM.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:59 PM
Anyone that is interested in a new Persimmon you should really contact John Powell at Joe Powell Golf. He can literally make you anything you want as he makes them all by hand in his shop.
14.5* Adams XTD Super Fwy w/ Rapport Blue Velvet
18* Adams XTD Super Fwy w/ Aldila RIP Beta 80
20* Sonartec TRC w Aldila RIP Beta 80
22* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Long Iron
26* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Mid Iron
30* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Mongrel Mashie
35* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Mashie
40* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Spade Mashie
45* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Mashie Niblick
50* Scratch Don White Handmade LCG Blade Niblick
55* Scratch Jeff McCoy Flanged Niblick
60* Scratch Jeff McCoy Lofted Niblick
Irons/Wedges Aged Raw finish, Hand Engraved w silver inlay
Irons w/ Aerotech Steel Fiber 110
Wedges w/ GD Tour AD/Scratch Wedge
Scratch by James Ingles Mallet Hand Engraved and Color Case Hardened
SCRATCH GOLF CO.
**Email me instead of PM for a faster response**
Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:06 PM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:03 PM
I also have a pretty good feeling they would not be a "major score raiser" maybe a minor score raiser, after all people shot some pretty good scores pre 1999. If you dont beleive me just watch Johnny Miller during a telecast, he will remind you he shot a 63 at Oakmont with persimmon, blaata, and blades, that course was a beast even back then. Don't seel your self short on being able to use them, just lower your expectations on total distance.
Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:09 AM
Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:16 AM
Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:55 AM
Based on what I own and have played on the course, I'd recommend almost any 70s or 80s persimmon from Powerbilt, Ram, or MacGregor. I've only hit a 5-wood from Hogan (Apex), and although the wood is beautiful in my 40s and 50s era Spaldings, the shafts aren't really matched to my swing. The insert-less fairwoods are actually nice to hit though.
In summary - Do it!!!
EDIT: PS - if you find one, and you're thinking of getting it refinished (or doing it yourself), hit it at the driving range first to make sure there are no hairline cracks - if it's cracked, you'll know.
Edited by sean_miller, 08 September 2009 - 01:03 AM.