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#1 weeicemon

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:13 AM

These belong to an acquaintance of mine.  He special ordered the speed slot set directly through Charley.  Set is 1,3,4,5.  I think the others speak for themselves.  Unfortunately, they are not for sale.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

WOW, beautiful! "Crusher" indeed...
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Interesting models. Thanks for sharing.  I know of no other maker who would customize like WB.

The lefty model looks really great, any more pics of that one ? Face shot showing grain?

Edited by freddiec, 29 November 2012 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

I am the acquaintance mentioned above.
Correction: The blonde speedslot model was not made by Charlie but by Dave as a WB custom in the late 80s/early 90s for a local pro, who was a Hogan fan.
(I do own a full custom set of blonde Traditions that Charlie made for me 10 years ago)

Will post some better quality pics of the rare ones shortly as well. These were just quick pics with my iPhone.

Everything is potentially for sale, but the custom ones are obviously special and I am no hurry to part with any of them.

I have a bunch of standard OEM Texans with various shafts and  some with subtle differences in lie, B&R , face angle.
FinalIy also have a good collection of Texan 3 & 4 woods, which are absolute jewels and in my experience about 1/20th as common as the Texan drivers.
Look for pics over the weekend.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Dave Wood wrote me today about these 3 clubs:


All three of these drivers I made in the 1980's at my shop on Main Street in Humble. I can tell by their hand cut sole plates and the markings/engravings. The driver with "Crusher" on its tail-skirt appears to have a brass? sole plate. Having a graphite shaft (reduced tip) from that period is very rare.


I made several drivers for John Mahaffey that were blondes with  Hogan style speed slots. I'm not saying that this was one of these, but it is very rare and unusual.


The 11 degree with the X2 could have been something made up for the tour, Very classic pear shape profile. I would judge this one from 1986-87 due to the inserts top-line thickness and WB engraving (slightly inside angle).


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Geek-

At last!

Another LH Wood Bros Texan 10 Driver!  

...and you have the matching LH Wood Bros Instruments as well?

......."Impressive".....

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:56 AM

View Postrex235, on 30 November 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Geek-

At last!

Another LH Wood Bros Texan 10 Driver!  

...and you have the matching LH Wood Bros Instruments as well?

......."Impressive".....
Sadly no, this is the only WB lefty I have. All of my fairway woods are RH. Back when I was collecting, I never came across a LH fairway wood, so I imagine they are the proverbial hens teeth.
I have the mint unhit leftie and a mint unhit righty displayed like crossed swords over the mantle.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Unbelievably cool thread. A speed slot Wood Bros!!!
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

trying to upload more jpegs of 4 & 5 woods from my mac, but failing. any suggestions?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

I think you need to select more reply options, choose file, then after that you must "attach this file"

Edited by freddiec, 02 December 2012 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

geekdoc,
Here are 2 fairway woods I own. The blonde is a very rare model, completely handmade. Dave considered this 3 wood one of the best he ever made. He estimated he made less than 50 of these in the early stage of WB.  He re etched "Wood Bros" for me last year during the restoration of the club.  Its got a big carbon stop close to the "WB" on the crown. The other one is a newer model.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

I love those hand mades!

I've got 3 of 'em that Dave made for me and my son. Dave told me that he had Tour pros test them at MacGregor. He believes that they are better than metal woods because they are easier to hit high from any lie.

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Edited by Texsport, 02 December 2012 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

Freddiec your collection never ceases to amaze me and make me OOOOOHHHHHH so jealous!   Beautiful stuff man!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Freddiec, thanks for adding these. Awesome clubs. Especially the blonde. (Gentlemen LOVE blondes!)
I am probably more fond of my Texan fairway woods than I am of my drivers, remembering more improbable shots from the turf to the green from 210-250 yds , as well as 250+ tee shots around dogleg lefts that ran and ran, my best stopping 295yds from the tee on a flat hole.
One of my later 3 woods has the grain pattern of your blondie in a typical dark stain. My "go to" 5 wood resembles your blonde one, with carbon spots and grain pattern, but with a Loomis graphite X shaft, and hourglass sole plate, so clearly a later model.

Still trying to upload pics without success. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Geekdoc, above my pics earlier I gave you a tip or two for adding pics.  Try and save you pics at a medium size if you can.   If you continue to have issues you can email them to me and I can add them for you if you like. fredcma@comcast.net


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

below are iphone shots (therefore poor quality) of a nice 5 wood with the X stiff Loomis graphite next to a more common 4 wood with S300 shaft.
The third pic is the backs of the 9 deg Crusher (smaller head) and the 11 deg w/ X200 shaft.
Enjoy (PS  - I would consider offers on any of these but am in no hurry to sell, given that most are rarer than hens teeth)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

Here are 3 Wood Bros. fairway woods, the 3& 5 were made by Dave's Brother after the company was sold and he did them on his own, the 4 wood is a earlier model.The grain on the 4 wood is pretty unique also
I really like the WB logo on the crowns of Dave's brother models.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

View Postteevons, on 03 December 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

Here are 3 Wood Bros. fairway woods, the 3& 5 were made by Dave's Brother after the company was sold and he did them on his own, the 4 wood is a earlier model.The grain on the 4 wood is pretty unique also
I really like the WB logo on the crowns of Dave's brother models.
  Nice set! Will have to post my Charlie Wood set now as well.




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