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Persimmon drivers with really nice grain pattern ?


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#91 guisician

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I am almost out of drool. . .think I can come up with more as needed, though!

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#92 russad

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

It's a real beauty, perhaps that's why it has a 'beauty spot'

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

Love all the photos of these persimmons with "great grain"

The included photo is of a couple of RH woods we've been entrusted with-

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The bottom is a LH Toney Penna Model 65 with white insert (we've already shown)

The middle is a RH Toney Penna "The Natural", with graphite insert, and graphite shaft.

The top is of a driver which belonged to, and was used by, one Walter Hagen.
It is from Oakland Hills CC, a few generations ago, when "The Haig" was the pro.

The gentleman who provided all the information about it, chooses to remain anonymous, but please do not doubt for one moment "Sir Walter" used this club...

....on both courses....

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Rex, the Penna with the black graphite insert is a winnah!!!!!!!!  The grain on that is epic. I always like a natural stain persimmon with grain like that.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

Here are some grain and carbon spot pics:

2 fairway woods and a driver.

14* Wood Bros Fairway Instrument

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15* Wood Bros fairway Instrument

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Seve's Wood Bros Driver

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I've got a 17* Wood Bros Fairway Instrument that I'll include later, after I take a pic.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Tex, your Seve Texan is in a class all by itself. Love that head and grain and green eom insert.  A collectors dream for sure.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

this is for sale on Ebay right now... just sick

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

Thrift store today... $1.29

I haven't done anything to clean it up...

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#99 russad

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:00 AM

I like the insert on this one.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

Sorry I am a day late in posting this beauty. Now this is a cosmic driver.  Yesterday was April 1st , wasn't it.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:23 AM

this should be in the weird club post!!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

Bob, look at the grain on that floor though!!! LOL.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:50 AM

Less than 1 week until the Masters...  Wood Bros "Augustan" Masters sample shown to Augusta National when Dave Wood was asked to provide samples to Augusta National. The final product was a Limited edition "Masters" driver that said "Masters" on the crown.  The grain is not easy to see on this club, but its very nice. I like the stain on this head because it reminds me of the bark on the tall Augusta Pines at Amen corner.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

View Postfreddiec, on 03 April 2013 - 06:50 AM, said:

Less than 1 week until the Masters...  Wood Bros "Augustan" Masters sample shown to Augusta National when Dave Wood was asked to provide samples to Augusta National. The final product was a Limited edition "Masters" driver that said "Masters" on the crown.  The grain is not easy to see on this club, but its very nice. I like the stain on this head because it reminds me of the bark on the tall Augusta Pines at Amen corner.

Another beauty, great deep brown stain. Wish the honorary starters were using one next week!
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

couple recent refinishes on these pretty blonde bombers, The Hogan was a mess , it has blem lightly stamped above soleplate. Love the grain on the Hogan

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

Nice pair of blondes!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

Very nice finish on those Tim.  Thanks for the pleasure.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:02 AM

lovely to look at, thanks for posting them

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

Toney Penna Mod 1 persimmon driver with beautiful grain ,view from toe is cool!!

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:01 AM

View Postteevons, on 23 July 2015 - 09:58 PM, said:

Toney Penna Mod 1 persimmon driver with beautiful grain ,view from toe is cool!!

Looks like the center of the persimmon tree to me! Beautiful club sir!

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 11:34 PM

While these might not be showing off the grain, I thought you might like these.  
First off is a re coat / freshen up of a Spalding Custom Crafted set that I was eager to play. The insert on the 5 wood still needs  to be reset though.

Before...

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and after ...

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Edited by fluffy265, 23 August 2015 - 02:14 PM.

JP DSP GT
Yamaha YS-45 3W
H&B Super Citation 4W
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TPM 17

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 11:57 PM

The Spaldings didn't really work out on course for me, but the upside to that was that led me to rebuilding a beat up Powerbilt Super Citation that I'd been saving for a rainy day. When I picked this up it had a cracked neck, bent shaft and a chunk out of the insert. So a fair bit of reshaping was in order. The original stain work was very patchy too. Unfortunately even after being completely stripped, sanded and restained my result wasn't that much better. So I ended up going black...

I'm currently playing this driver, and performance wise I couldn't be happier.

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JP DSP GT
Yamaha YS-45 3W
H&B Super Citation 4W
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TPM 17

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:30 AM

Not a driver, I know, but... too much beauty!

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 01:03 PM

That's plum nasty Jonny.  How does it play?

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 05:55 AM

Plays nicely.  Never really played lofted woods previously.  I hit it very high, so always preferred long irons.  Tried rescue clubs, but just could not control the flight.

Going to persimmon though, a good drive into the breeze can still leave you 210 into a long par four (of which there are many where I play) and can be difficult making a long iron talk from this range if you have erred from the short grass.

Have found more four woods than five woods, and some of these (M43s, etc.) can still have big heads.  Good from the tee or fairway, but not as good from damp semi-rough.  Finding a neat little five wood is a real challenge.  Not sure if it was difficult finding wood dense enough to get the club up to weight with such a small clubhead or whether the best examples were used so much they are now battered from being played from woods, sand, heather, car-parks, and so on, just don't seem to be as many around.

Got a doozy here though.


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 06:00 AM

A little velocitized five wood I have just finished doing up.

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Grain not amazing, just following the tangental five wood theme.  Apologies to the thread purists.

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:30 AM

Absolutely correct about finding a good 5 wood.  Plenty of 3s and 4s around, but I have yet to find one good five in an old Mac.  A few Wilson's, but I don't really care for their woods, love the old irons.  When I do carry a 5 it's a Ping eye2.  Works nicely, but looking for something more traditional.




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