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Austad Woods 8 club set 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15 what's it worth$$


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#1 Parster65

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Just bought this set of Austad woods...I can find sales for some of the individual clubs but nothing for the whole set....anyone have any info or experience with these clubs ??/\   ThanksAusatd Woods 8 clubs 001.jpg Ausatd Woods 8 clubs 008.jpg Ausatd Woods 8 clubs 011.jpg

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Plywood clubs made for a golf supply co. are pretty much worthless, except to someone who is looking for a paticular club.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Never seen anything above a 9-wood before!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

View Postguisician, on 24 February 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Never seen anything above a 9-wood before!

Northwestern sold full sets, 1 through 15, with odd and even numbers, (unlike today where the even numbers have largely disappeared) for years.  The 15 wood topped out at 36 degrees and 37.5 inches in length. The catalog said it was "for possible sand use." There was only 1.5 degrees between the higher lofted woods.

I'd have to believe the Austads in the OP were produced by Northwestern.  Ram produced most of Austad's clubs in the 1970s, but I don't recall ever seeing any Ram branded high lofted woods.

The Stan Thompson laminated Ginty was available 1 through 15, odd and even, in the later years of its existence.  Their 15 wood topped out at 46 degrees and 40 inches in length.  Oddly enough, all the woods from 8 through 15 were 40 inches in length, with two degrees between each.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

View PostShallowface, on 25 February 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:

View Postguisician, on 24 February 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Never seen anything above a 9-wood before!

Northwestern sold full sets, 1 through 15, with odd and even numbers, (unlike today where the even numbers have largely disappeared) for years.  The 15 wood topped out at 36 degrees and 37.5 inches in length. The catalog said it was "for possible sand use." There was only 1.5 degrees between the higher lofted woods.

I'd have to believe the Austads in the OP were produced by Northwestern.  Ram produced most of Austad's clubs in the 1970s, but I don't recall ever seeing any Ram branded high lofted woods.

The Stan Thompson laminated Ginty was available 1 through 15, odd and even, in the later years of its existence.  Their 15 wood topped out at 46 degrees and 40 inches in length.  Oddly enough, all the woods from 8 through 15 were 40 inches in length, with two degrees between each.

Wow -- thanks! It's amazing to find out about some of the wild detours golf equipment development has taken over the years.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:58 AM

View Postguisician, on 24 February 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Never seen anything above a 9-wood before!

You can still buy the Louisville Niblick range all the way up to 15 (2,3,4,5,7,9,11,13,15).

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They say that the 5-wood through 15-wood replaces your 3-iron through 8-iron.(5-Wood is 21 degrees, 7-Wood is 24 degrees, 9-Wood is 27 degrees, 11-Wood is 30 degrees, 13-Wood is 33 degrees and 15-Wood is 36 degrees).

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

Thanks Blade J and God bless Louisville Golf!
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

I'd venture to say there's little interest in Austad clubs.  I used to play a generic laminated Austad driver in the 1980's.  It was a good driver, as playable as any of its desirable betters.  Just had no snob appeal, just like Northwestern.




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