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Classic Find -- Wilson Staff Dynapower irons


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#1 Asleep

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

Snapped some pics of these Dynapower irons at a local golf shop/reseller.

Love the detailing on older irons.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

Frickin' awesome - what'd they want for 'em?

Edited by Buzzkill, 10 February 2012 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

Never mind about the price - noticed they're $225 in the pic which is pretty good.

Edited by Buzzkill, 10 February 2012 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

Sweet set. Those are the "buttonback" model.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

Those aren't actually 40 year old clubs.  They're the re-makes of the classics that Wilson made in the early 90s.  One foolproof way to distinguish between vintage Wilson gear and remade stuff is by looking at the "Wilson" script.  If the "s" and the "o" are connected, it's vintage.  If the "s" and the "o" are not connected, it's a remake.  

Please don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the remade stuff, it's first rate.  I game a remake 8813 putter and some of the remade 50s staff wedges.  I'd happily put this set in my bag.


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:01 AM

+1

These are the early 1990s remakes of the 1970 Wilson Staff "Buttonback" Dynapower irons...

The W/S SAND WEDGE from this model year is missing a "Dynapower" stamp.. the only club without it.. in the entire W/S Dynapower series from 1957 to 1975.  

The "Fluid Feel" stamps on the sole of the irons were red in the originals, and black in the remakes.

Still consider this model as one of the best iron sets ever made....the design, number stamps, gold ribbon knurling, and  the W/S button...

....even though the remakes were RH only.....

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

the 65 model is the best looking of all the staffs-makes the buttonback look plain

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

..and I wrote "one of the best"....

..All the '65 W/S Dynapower irons, including the Sand Wedge, have the "Dynapower' stamp.

but the 'Dynapower" stamp is missing from the '70 Wilson Staff "Buttonback" model.

that might be why the SW looks so "plain" ..

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

That is a gorgeous set of clubs.
I'd love to pound those until something bled...
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

Jack-

+1....


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

View Postbigeasybri, on 11 February 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

Those aren't actually 40 year old clubs.  They're the re-makes of the classics that Wilson made in the early 90s.  One foolproof way to distinguish between vintage Wilson gear and remade stuff is by looking at the "Wilson" script.  If the "s" and the "o" are connected, it's vintage.  If the "s" and the "o" are not connected, it's a remake.  

Please don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the remade stuff, it's first rate.  I game a remake 8813 putter and some of the remade 50s staff wedges.  I'd happily put this set in my bag.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

I had a set of those remakes 1-SW, leather grips, awesome clubs, Ah to be young again.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

This is an informative post... I didn't know they re-issued these post 1971... I bought a left handed set from eBay... $25... 3-iron was missing... and was worried they were not the 1971 vintage... turns out they are the old ones...

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the '91/'92 re-make was done for the Edwin Watts chain.  I believe he also had another set of classic WIlson's re-made, but I can't remember which they were.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

View PostBrianL99, on 16 February 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

If I'm not mistaken, the '91/'92 re-make was done for the Edwin Watts chain.  I believe he also had another set of classic WIlson's re-made, but I can't remember which they were.

My Maltby guide says it was the 69 Staffs

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

The 69 and 71 remakes were in the Wilson catalog for several years in the 1990s, so I have to believe they were available through dealers other than Edwin Watts.

Watts did have a remake of the 1965 Staff in the mid 1980s that was exclusive to them.  They also had a remake set of Top Flite Bird on Ball irons available around that same time.

Edited by Shallowface, 17 February 2014 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

View PostShallowface, on 17 February 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

The 69 and 71 remakes were in the Wilson catalog for several years in the 1990s, so I have to believe they were available through dealers other than Edwin Watts.

Watts did have a remake of the 1965 Staff in the mid 1980s that was exclusive to them.  They also had a remake set of Top Flite Bird on Ball irons available around that same time.

As one gets older, the years seem to morph together.  You're probably right.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

View PostNRJyzr, on 16 February 2014 - 08:15 PM, said:

View PostBrianL99, on 16 February 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

If I'm not mistaken, the '91/'92 re-make was done for the Edwin Watts chain.  I believe he also had another set of classic WIlson's re-made, but I can't remember which they were.

My Maltby guide says it was the 69 Staffs

Maltby is incorrect.  The 1969 Staffs were quite different and included a choice of steel or aluminum shafts. The ones originally pictured are from 1971-72.

Edited by rgk5, 17 February 2014 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

i swear there was a 65 reissue also

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

View PostBrianL99, on 17 February 2014 - 05:58 PM, said:

View PostShallowface, on 17 February 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

The 69 and 71 remakes were in the Wilson catalog for several years in the 1990s, so I have to believe they were available through dealers other than Edwin Watts.

Watts did have a remake of the 1965 Staff in the mid 1980s that was exclusive to them.  They also had a remake set of Top Flite Bird on Ball irons available around that same time.

As one gets older, the years seem to morph together.  You're probably right.

I have the catalogs, and I bought a set of those 1965 Staffs (don't have them anymore).


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

View Postsuper20dan, on 17 February 2014 - 07:11 PM, said:

i swear there was a 65 reissue also

Yep, around 1984.  I bought a set of them which I no longer have.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

View Postrgk5, on 17 February 2014 - 06:01 PM, said:

View PostNRJyzr, on 16 February 2014 - 08:15 PM, said:

View PostBrianL99, on 16 February 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

If I'm not mistaken, the '91/'92 re-make was done for the Edwin Watts chain.  I believe he also had another set of classic WIlson's re-made, but I can't remember which they were.

My Maltby guide says it was the 69 Staffs

Maltby is incorrect.  The 1969 Staffs were quite different and included a choice of steel or aluminum shafts. The ones originally pictured are from 1971-72.

I wasn't saying the set pictured were the 69 Staffs, I was saying the *other reissued set* referenced by Brian in his post were 69 Staffs.

Edited by NRJyzr, 17 February 2014 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

thanks for confemering that. i saw a set at a nevada bobs around that time. special oak rack and all. price was some where around 1000$ i think. i wanted them soo badly. tru the magic of ebay i have an original 65 set no 1-sw! they were to be my vintage playing set ....... then i discovered hogans lol

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

View Postsuper20dan, on 17 February 2014 - 08:19 PM, said:

thanks for confemering that. i saw a set at a nevada bobs around that time. special oak rack and all. price was some where around 1000$ i think. i wanted them soo badly. tru the magic of ebay i have an original 65 set no 1-sw! they were to be my vintage playing set ....... then i discovered hogans lol

Like these?

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:07 PM

nope -those arnt 1965 models. the 65 is the best looking staff of the dyna fluid feel era. of course your mileage may varyPosted Image


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:27 AM

One thing about the 91 remakes that I seem to recall (foggy pre-coffee memory) is that the remake part was largely cosmetic in nature.  They had the stampings, and the 69 remakes had the bullet groove, but the sole width was narrower than the originals, more like the FG51 which was the standard offering at that time.

Wilson did a remake of the 71 around 1984 that I believe was a bit more faithful when it came to sole width.  The Dynapower irons that were available from 1967-1975 had wider soles than most blades of that era.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:37 AM

View PostAsleep, on 16 February 2012 - 11:30 PM, said:

View Postbigeasybri, on 11 February 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

Those aren't actually 40 year old clubs.  They're the re-makes of the classics that Wilson made in the early 90s.  One foolproof way to distinguish between vintage Wilson gear and remade stuff is by looking at the "Wilson" script.  If the "s" and the "o" are connected, it's vintage.  If the "s" and the "o" are not connected, it's a remake.  

Please don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the remade stuff, it's first rate.  I game a remake 8813 putter and some of the remade 50s staff wedges.  I'd happily put this set in my bag.
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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

got a full set of 65 staffs at flea market for 14$ today. now i can extend one set to my length and leave the other set stock

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:10 PM

Pics please SD

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

they need cleaning and polishing real bad -pics to come . i posted a 65 pic a few posts above for those who dont know whats diff that year from other fluid feel era staffs Posted Image


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