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Persimmon drivers with really nice grain pattern ?


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#1 freddiec

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Its been a while since I've posted something and the fall season normally gets my juices going for playing golf with the old gear.  I thought I start a thread today and see if you guys can dig up your favorite club that displays perfect or a grain pattern you really like. Here is one of my Wood Bros drivers from the Mid 1980s. Grain is tight horse shoe shape starting at the pear of the toe.  Would like to see some others if you have the time.

Edited by freddiec, 26 October 2012 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

Fred that's not a bad way to re-introduce yourself back to the fold, like tight grain, some age to that block. Am like you come winter time I start hankering for the older equipment. will have a root thro and try and find something worth posting.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

Freddie,
Beautiful golf club.  I love the horseshoe grain or the straight across grain.  It adds symmetry to a club with transparent or translucent stain.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

How's this?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:32 AM

And a better pic of the first, along with a persimmon 2-wood.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Penna Mod 65

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Also here's a pretty much faultless MacGregor DX1 I've been working on refinishing.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

Here are a few of mine - Golfsmith Tiger grain, Honma, Tommy Armour, and a Maltby

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

Great responses and all great looking sticks. Neil, I like that Maltby and the Armour. Very nice.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

My Tommy Armour MacGregor Tourney
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and my John Ofer

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

Some nice looking drivers.  Persimmon drivers were often a work of art.  Quality persimmon was getting
harder to find by the mid 80s.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

Here is a driver that I made for PGA Tour players in 1990-1994 that still wanted a wooden driver.  David frost won with one.  I crafted these in japan with the Dunlop Maxfli staff.  Wood was from the USA.  The other is my Armour I played with for years.  653 head.  tad

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

Wow! Thanks for posting all these great-grained woods! Beautiful!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Freddie-

These are updated photos of the LH Persimmons from last years thread...

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This MacGregor Tommy Armour 653 T has been a favorite-

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The Toney Penna Model 65 was custom made, with white insert-

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This photo includes close ups of the grain patterns in the
LH MacGregor Custom (M09), and LH Wood Bros Texan-

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the LH Cleveland Classic TC-15, The LH MacGregor Tourney with Al insert, and
LH Bert Dargie Driver-

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

wow, those are some beauties Rex, nice display rack you have for them also


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

Teevons-

Thanks again for the '67 LH MacGregor Tourney with the Al insert....and the matching 4 wood....

We used them in our recent trip to Chicago, when we played Marovitz in the morning...

Both are very solid.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:42 PM

Tad, those are stunning. I remember you posting a pic of your Model last year, its really great. That TA is also really an awesome block.

Rex, thanks for re posting your clubs.

Couple more of my favorites.  A Blonde Wood Bros  and a Hogan Pro model.

Edited by freddiec, 29 October 2012 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

packing up some woods today and came across this Macgregor M09 Jumbo with natural stain on nice horseshoe grain pattern

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Tim, its a beauty! Huge face on that guy. Interesting insert as well, must be a replacement, or maybe not, the color contrast makes the insert look very burgandy like. Handsome club

Edited by freddiec, 05 February 2013 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Some real beautiful woods being posted.  Thanks all!!


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

holy cow some real stunners in this thread!
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Truly an HDQ (High Drool Quotient) at work here!
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Wow!  After looking at these it makes a person wonder why anybody would want to play with the suff stamped out today.  Persimmon is wonderful and the folks that made those are truly artisans.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

isn't it nice to be able to view pictures like those above?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Here's my J H Busson driver again.....I'm very tempted to put it back in the bag!!
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Recent refinish on this Toney Penna The Natural. The club was owned by a former mini tour player, real nice grain pattern and finish, lots of carbon spots. Graphite insert S400 shaft

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Blonde persimmons, blonde ladies, my lovely blonde wife -- supremely attractive!
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Postteevons, on 28 February 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

Recent refinish on this Toney Penna The Natural. The club was owned by a former mini tour player, real nice grain pattern and finish, lots of carbon spots. Graphite insert S400 shaft

Oh my goodness that is stunning. You, sir, are a very lucky man.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

View Postteevons, on 28 February 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

Recent refinish on this Toney Penna The Natural. The club was owned by a former mini tour player, real nice grain pattern and finish, lots of carbon spots. Graphite insert S400 shaft

Now I remember why I loved Toney Penna Drivers. Freaking gorgeous!!!
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:41 AM

here is a Macgregor Nelson with some cool looking grain

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