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Stopped into the local AMVETS golf club emporium after getting chased off the course by a thunderstorm this afternoon and honestly I was only looking for a left hand club for me and a replacement 5i for my son. What I discovered thanks to looking at every 5i in the barrel, I mean club selection display, was this Northwestern Thunderbird II Tour Ground set in 4i, 5i, 6i, 7i, 8i, 9i and pitching wedge. The shafts are black (I'm guessing) fiberglass that are narrow from club hosel to about 2/3 length before flaring out quickly for a thicker diameter for the grips. The grips are still in good condition though the 5 and 7 have a half inch split at the bottom of the grips. Not knowing much about them, they struck me as something to adopt as a full set, if there was anything else that looked like them I would have bought that too. What can anyone tell me as I begin my own research? Thanks in advance 20200622_201345.jpeg20200622_201410.jpeg20200622_201435.jpeg

 

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In its heyday in the 70s and 80s,Northwestern was the largest golf club company in units made. Most of their clubs were low end, low cost clubs which were sold by mass merchants like KMart and so forth.

Like anything, it's in the eye of the beholder weather they are "classics" or simply low end clubs. 


 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

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1 hour ago, MadMex said:

In its heyday in the 70s and 80s,Northwestern was the largest golf club company in units made. Most of their clubs were low end, low cost clubs which were sold by mass merchants like KMart and so forth.

Like anything, it's in the eye of the beholder weather they are "classics" or simply low end clubs. 

Thank you, and that is more than I was finding but adds well to the fact it was sold primarily by Kmart at one point.  Like many of the clubs I find, this set is destined for someone else who is interested in starting to play golf so they will have at least one more caring owner. 


Verified Hack, 31 handicap (for now) 🙂  Golfing for exercise and peace of mind.

|> Big Dogs: Rawlings Fairway Lies driver, TaylorMade M3 3w, O'Donnell hybrids (10, 15, 19, 27 loft), Ginty trouble club (29 loft)

|> Blades: MasterGrip 3i & 5i, Dynacraft Copperhead 7i, Confidence 9i, Worx hybrid wedge (55 loft), Lovett hybrid wedge (59 loft)

|> Flatstick: Pinemeadow Z-ON M1   |> Ball: Nitro Crossfire   |> App: SwingU/Looper 

CoverLogoS-H c sm.png "The World's Greatest Golf Club Without The Course"  www.stickandhack.com

⛳.  :1590477705_SunMountain: C130 Supercharged 🌲  :Clicgear:3.5+  🌳  :taylormade-small:    🏌️‍♂️              EPLogo sm.jpg

 

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For the longest time, I kept a Thunderbird 7 iron which I used when my game started going south. The shaft was a soft regular graphite shaft, this made me swing with a smooth tempo, when I could hit it with some consistency, I knew I would be able to hit my PING EYE 2's with no problem.

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 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

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