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Anybody got any info to share about Scottish club maker George Nicoll of Fife, Leven, Scotland.  I just bought a set of his Monogram series irons.  Beauties from the 1930s or 1940s.   Very rare.  A few putters on Ebay, very very few irons.

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Drivers  Callaway Diablo Edge on Habanero 60-r and a Callaway Heavy Fusion on a Recoil F3.

Three wood is a Ping head married to Graphite Design YS AD F speed reg flex red shaft.

3H or H3  Old Adams Idea 3 hybrid on Graffaloy Platinum reg shaft.

4H or H4 Mizuno FLi Hi 4 GFF on an ancient generic graphite shft.

4-7 irons are 2016 Nike Vapor Fly on Recoil F3.  The last cast iron from Nike.

8-w will be new Ping I500 when they arrive, on Recoil F3 shaft.

Wedges:  Mizuno blue 52, Stan Thompson Ginty 2 BeCu sand, Hogan Sure-out sand, Mizuno blue 60.

Chipper  Pat Simmons and looking for an old Don Martin Up n In bronze. 

Putter Scotty Cameron Titleist Futura X counter weight face balanced.  
 

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I have a friend that has an interest in antique clubs and he is from Fife I'll have a word and see if he has any info.

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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Here is my friends reply.

 

Yes, I know lots about George Nicoll of Leven. The last owners were the Ovenstone family who lived in Lundin Links, and in fact still do, and one in Upper Largo.  Mr Ovenstone married into the golf club business and basically made a mess of it over a period of many years. One of the craftsmen in the Nicoll business is working as. A golf club maker still works at  https://www.standrewsgolfco.com/about/history/

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Our history at the St. Andrews Golf Co. Ltd's dates back to 1881. We are the last remaining Scottish golf club manufacturer.
www.standrewsgolfco.com

And you may remember the little prize i put up for the Elonics golf day which was some miniature clubs on a board, made by Bobby Ovenstone, but I'm not sure he still does any..
 
My mother and father had Nicolls Pinsplitter clubs and I played with my father's clubs for years.

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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Hi Donn

I have the NEW irons, 5-PW with Gap & Sand.

Best irons I have ever had, and been through a few makes, although my previous set was Macgregor VIP V-Foil 1025c's.
KBS Tour Regular Shafts, Half Cord Grips.

Superb feel, great balance, the KBS Tour Reg's are lightweight so adds to thebalance and feel.
Had them Custom fitted at https://www.standrewsgolfco.com/shop/products/modern-collection/george-nicoll-precision-series-steel/

Highly recommended....

 

 

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  • 10 months later...

1964 stumbled into my pro's personal clubs, Nicolle O'Leven Muscle Back 

(par excellence) irons.  I was an 8 hcp, in less than 1 year, I played to a 3. Best irons, with perfect balance, ever held in my hands.  I played these clubs until

1999.  Age caught up with distance, and the weight of the club caught up to my swing speed.  35 years playing with these

wasn't easy to change.  I found Armour 845 small heads played those Irons for 10 years,  now playing Hogan Edge for 9 years. 8 hcp now, playing 2- 3 times a week.

Those Nicolle O'Leven clubs were magic in my hands.

BTW the sandwedge showes almost no wear over almost 40 years of usage.

( not because I wasn't in bunkers, )

hardest steel.

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