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Don't know about entire companies... but for individual iron sets:

 

Spalding - Tour Edition "Bird on Ball" blades

Ben Hogan - Apex Redline

MacGregor - MT Colokrom

Cleveland - TA1 blades

Tommy Armour - Diamond Scot

Ram - Tom Watson Scoring System wedges

 

I was going to say Toney Penna, but it looks like someone has bought the name and is selling stuff under that name.

The last paragraph Stuff is a polite name for it. IMHO a certain 4 letter word that starts with S is more like it. Cast mass produced junk. I am sure Toney Penna has rolled in his grave several times over this. I have actually saw and hit one of the new wedges pure cast junk I tell you. Your other selections are great. On the Cleveland line I love the old 588 black blades. Funny thing with me being a dyed in the wool Mac man I did not like the Colorkrom short irons but love the 6 thru 2 irons. I have 2 sets of those one original 58 set and the 80s remake. Hogans I like the 1980 Grind blades in fact they are the only set of Hogans I have for now

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Does Adams count?

Certainly--- Look at my signature-- Adams hybrids and older TM rescue hybrids are the only hybrids I do not hook of the planet

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The last paragraph Stuff is a polite name for it. IMHO a certain 4 letter word that starts with S is more like it. Cast mass produced junk. I am sure Toney Penna has rolled in his grave several times over this. I have actually saw and hit one of the new wedges pure cast junk I tell you.

That's truly sad to hear. My HS golf years were right when the game was changing from persimmon to metal. I went from a MacGregor Toney Penna driver I rescued from a used bin to the original dimple-headed TaylorMade Tour Burner with the gold graphite shaft.

 

I still have the TP. I'll never let that go.

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That's truly sad to hear. My HS golf years were right when the game was changing from persimmon to metal. I went from a MacGregor Toney Penna driver I rescued from a used bin to the original dimple-headed TaylorMade Tour Burner with the gold graphite shaft.

 

I still have the TP. I'll never let that go.

You have not been here that long but the guys that are old timers on here know. I did not switch from persimmon until 02 or so> I was the last persimmon guy standing on the SE mini tours. When I did switch I went to a small headed (300 cc) Founders Club Judge with a X-100 steel shaft. My first metal fairway was a Callaway Steel Head 3+ with a UST Pro Force 65 Gold in it tipped 1". Back in those days I hit a bad rope hook and could rope hook any graphite shaft made at the time except the Aldila HM 65 in my persimmon Toney Penna driver. As graphite shafts progressed I aged and my fast hands slowed down. I refer to it as we evolved together. Today I am hitting regular graphite shafts in my front line woods. But I still have one Mac 3 wood with a X-100 I can still hit and kill. I still have my Penna which has a pedigree so to speak. It was one of the last persimmon drivers played on the PGA Tour and as I said before definitely the last one standing on the SE mini tours 

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A few other threads have sparked an idea or triggered a memory so to speak. I remember working at the course as a kid, carrying everyone's bags from their cart to the clubhouse, or to a cart.

 

Many brands I remember seeing were:

 

1. Power Bilt

2. RAM

3. Dunlop

4. MaxFli

5. Jack Nicklaus

6. Spalding

 

To name a few.

 

Today we are blinded by the marketing of the Big Guns. You see, TM, Callaway, Titleist on every magazine.

 

I know with golf's decline these brands went by the way side or bought by another company.

 

But the three companies I would welcome back are Power Bilt, RAM, and Dunlop.

 

What's yours?

 

Here's a link to MGS golf brands list.

 

https://mygolfspy.com/list-of-golf-club-manufacturers/

Hey, I just bought a Powerbilt Citation 5 wood!

 

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Hey, I just bought a Powerbilt Citation 5 wood!

 

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My brother-in-law has an OLD ping 7 wood that he can absolutely smash! 

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Shoutout for Stroker bringing the swoosh up. Before I played golf I thought Nike being in the golf business was a joke. Now I've got heartburn wanting them to start making hard goods again. I'm playing them as long as I can.

 

Now one company that was missed earlier, I wish Penfold had a real presence on the ball scene and were easier to get my hands on. They are a ghost now.

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Shoutout for Stroker bringing the swoosh up. Before I played golf I thought Nike being in the golf business was a joke. Now I've got heartburn wanting them to start making hard goods again. I'm playing them as long as I can.

 

Now one company that was missed earlier, I wish Penfold had a real presence on the ball scene and were easier to get my hands on. They are a ghost now.

Patrick Reed has the swoosh's in the bag again. I read that they were just made for him... ??

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The last paragraph Stuff is a polite name for it. IMHO a certain 4 letter word that starts with S is more like it. Cast mass produced junk. I am sure Toney Penna has rolled in his grave several times over this. I have actually saw and hit one of the new wedges pure cast junk I tell you.

 

They are already a bargain shoppers special on eBay. Factory direct 3 wedges for $79. No not each, $79 for a set of three.

 

I remember when these were announced and I said in a thread here on MGS that I didn't see how taking a generic cast wedge and stamping the name of a pro from the 1950's was going to be successful.

 

I think as much as we long for some of the names of the past, the reality is many of us have moved on. Case in point, the revived Ben Hogan brand. I know many of us were excited to see Ben Hogan clubs be made again and the best part was they were high quality, forged irons. But how many went out and bought them? The beautiful Ft. Worth Irons were geared to a small population of low handicap golfers and when they did release a more game improvement styled iron it already looked dated upon release with that little Ben Hogan medallion on it.

 

It's kind of funny that Ben Hogan was resurrected with the business model of building high quality, forged players irons first, and then introduce a more player friendly model later. This is exactly what doomed Hogan in the late 1990's. They made beautiful, terrific performing blades for the top 1% of handicaps while continuing to lose money and by the time they introduced cavity back irons for the masses, it was too late and were sold to Callaway.

 

 

Like others, I'd like to see some of these companies come back, but what would we like to see from these companies that would make us open our wallets?

 

 

 

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Patrick Reed has the swoosh's in the bag again. I read that they were just made for him... ??

Tell me more!?!

 

Side note, the "TGR" blades that Tiger played in the Hero were a brand new set of the VR blades. Supposedly the last set to come out of the Oven.

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Tell me more!?!

 

Side note, the "TGR" blades that Tiger played in the Hero were a brand new set of the VR blades. Supposedly the last set to come out of the Oven.

Artisan golf is some remnants of “The Oven” staff from what I've gathered. You can find them on Instagram.

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They are already a bargain shoppers special on eBay. Factory direct 3 wedges for $79. No not each, $79 for a set of three.

I remember when these were announced and I said in a thread here on MGS that I didn't see how taking a generic cast wedge and stamping the name of a pro from the 1950's was going to be successful.

I think as much as we long for some of the names of the past, the reality is many of us have moved on. Case in point, the revived Ben Hogan brand. I know many of us were excited to see Ben Hogan clubs be made again and the best part was they were high quality, forged irons. But how many went out and bought them? The beautiful Ft. Worth Irons were geared to a small population of low handicap golfers and when they did release a more game improvement styled iron it already looked dated upon release with that little Ben Hogan medallion on it.

It's kind of funny that Ben Hogan was resurrected with the business model of building high quality, forged players irons first, and then introduce a more player friendly model later. This is exactly what doomed Hogan in the late 1990's. They made beautiful, terrific performing blades for the top 1% of handicaps while continuing to lose money and by the time they introduced cavity back irons for the masses, it was too late and were sold to Callaway.

Like others, I'd like to see some of these companies come back, but what would we like to see from these companies that would make us open our wallets?

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I would like to see Nike pick up right where they left off. I think they were really producing some great products when they closed up shop.

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I would like to see Nike pick up right where they left off. I think they were really producing some great products when they closed up shop.

I agree. I never liked Nike golf stuff before, but the Vapor Pro Combos were sweet and I thought they were headed in a direction I liked when they abruptly pulled the plug.

 

For me it would be Macgregor. Make a forged cavity back that looks like a players iron but has game improvement features. Keep the unmistakable “Macgregor” cursive logo in a clean, classic Forged look.

 

Pretty much a Mizuno that says Macgregor on it.

 

 

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Artisan golf is some remnants of “The Oven” staff from what I've gathered. You can find them on Instagram.

Found and followed. Great find!

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It's kind of funny that Ben Hogan was resurrected with the business model of building high quality, forged players irons first, and then introduce a more player friendly model later. This is exactly what doomed Hogan in the late 1990's. They made beautiful, terrific performing blades for the top 1% of handicaps while continuing to lose money and by the time they introduced cavity back irons for the masses, it was too late and were sold to Callaway.

Hogan made GI clubs in the 80's.

 

http://persimmongolftoday.org/archives/1571

 

The Radials came out in 1983. You needed to hit them near the center, but they were really easy to get the ball airborne.

 

Then they released the first version of the Edge in 1989. My dad bought those right after I got my redlines. I used to steal his 2 iron. Anyone could hit those things. They were like Eye 2's with feel. The Edge GS that came out in '91 were even better.

 

Hogan may not have been able to market GI irons, but they made great ones.

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Hogan made GI clubs in the 80's.http://persimmongolftoday.org/archives/1571The Radials came out in 1983. You needed to hit them near the center, but they were really easy to get the ball airborne.Then they released the first version of the Edge in 1989. My dad bought those right after I got my redlines. I used to steal his 2 iron. Anyone could hit those things. They were like Eye 2's with feel. The Edge GS that came out in '91 were even better.Hogan may not have been able to market GI irons, but they made great ones.

I gamed Hogan edge irons in the early 90's, they were very nice sticks. I don't know that they were GI clubs but they were very consistent distance wise and easy shape shots.

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Shoutout for Stroker bringing the swoosh up. Before I played golf I thought Nike being in the golf business was a joke. Now I've got heartburn wanting them to start making hard goods again. I'm playing them as long as I can.

 

Now one company that was missed earlier, I wish Penfold had a real presence on the ball scene and were easier to get my hands on. They are a ghost now.

Man that impresses me you knowing about Penfolds--- I thought only us ancient farts knew about them-- I still have some in balata and they are the smaller European size to boot---- With you posting that you may be accused of hanging around me too much :D

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