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So got out this morning for a quick vintage 9. Can’t believe my only other round was three weeks ago. Between work, kids homeschooling, persimmon refinishes, and building a new workshop, my time has been pretty limited.

A few weeks ago a pretty sought after set of classic 1980’s irons arrived, Spalding Tour Editions. These were the irons Greg Norman used through the 1980’s before buying into Cobra. Well, I’ve also been reading some Tom Wishon articles lately and one idea that really struck me was his mention of using 3/8” length increments between clubs so the short irons are a bit longer and the long irons are slightly shorter. I felt these Tour Editions were the perfect candidate for this experiment.

Staring with my standard 1/2” over 5-iron length of 38.5” I built the set with 3/8” increments which led to a 9-iron that measures 37” and a 36 5/8” pitching wedge. Since I use old Tacki Mac non tapered grips the swing weight didn’t get too crazy ending up at a D3.

Once at the range, wow! I was dropping dimes on anything within 150 yards. My posture at set up with my short irons feels so much better. 3 and 4 irons were more consistent, although the Tour Editions 3-iron might be the hardest to hit of any set I’ve ever played.

So, today was my first round with them, along with my normal gamer Orlimar 1,3,4 woods, a 1950’s era Wilson Triple Duty Wedge, and an old Ping Anser. Also trying a new ball for persimmon play, the Maxfli Tour and Tour X.


First hole started out with a poor tee shot that I pull left. It’s an uphill par 5 that I’ve only reached in two with persimmon a handful of times and from the left rough there is no chance so I figured best to give my new irons their first shot and hit a perfect 8-iron to the right side of the fairway right at the 125 marker. A 50* pitching wedge means that it would take a 9-iron to hit the middle of the green and I stuck it dead center 10 feet from the flag. Unfortunately, I missed the birdie putt which was a sign of things to come.

Second hole is a stream 220 out that take a carry of 235 yards. I’ve been hitting my Orlimars solid since I built them and have carried the creek numerous times with them but I was gun-shy after my tee shot on one so I hit 3-iron and laid up 25 yards short of the creek. Was just under 150 out with the pin in the front so went with a 7-iron. Hit a towering iron and went a bit long. Didn’t think it would go that far but was able to two putt again for par.

On the Par 5 #3 I hit a perfect drive dead straight and long. It’s the longest hole on the course and I’ve never made there it in two so I hit 4-wood and ended up 30 yards in front of the green in the fairway. Pin was back so I decided to run it up with the Triple Duty Wedge and it finished 6 feet away. Made the putt, my only one of the day, and was -1 through 3. That’s when #4 happened.

#4 is a big dogleg left with giant evergreens down the left side. You must hit your tee shot down the right hand side to have the angle into the green. I pulled my drive again and had no shot at the green. I thought I could clear the tops of the evergreens , but not with a 6-iron, and I hit the top of the tree and came down left into the hard pan of the dry creek bed. I had to hit a punch out and ended up in the green side bunker. Out of the bunker and a two-putt for a double bogey 6.

#5 is a 175 par 5 that is always into the wind so I went with 4-iron. I hit it a bit thin so it wasn’t the prettiest shot but it was on about 20 feet away. Two putt for par.

#6 is a short straight Par 4 and I absolutely smoked my drive. Had 135 yards so went 8-iron and hit my best approach of the day to within 8 feet. I rolled what I thought was a perfect putt that just never broke so I settled for Par.

#7 is a short 135 yard Par 3 so I hit the same 8-iron but I pushed it right into the bunker. Out to within 12 feet or so and another two putt for bogey.

#8 I hit another long drive dead center of the fairway. Had 150 as the pin was back on a two tier green. I hit 7-iron that was right on line. It looked perfect. Then it land and slowly rolled backwards down to the first tier about 40 feet from the cup. I didn’t lag well and left myself 10 feet, which I lipped out for a 3-putt bogey.

#9 I hit a decent drive down the right side but still had 165 to the flag. I hit a 6-iron that just cleared the front bunker and was sitting on the fringe. I putted to within 2 feet and tapped in for a Par and three over 39.

39- ((134/113)x(8.9/2)+36-35.3= 33.02301

The irons played wonderfully, particularly the short irons. Looking back at the round, I did get lucky on number 5 when I thinned the 4-iron, but missing the green on #7, 135 yard par 3 is inexcusable. I also didn’t realize how accustomed I’ve gotten to playing a mallet putter. I played a blade style putter for my entire golfing life until switching to a Rife Legend Z mallet in the last year and I really prefer the mallet now.


The Spalding Tour Edition’s are an absolutely beautiful set of irons. The sole is a bit narrow but they have plenty of bounce so no digging. When you hold them in your hand you just want to give them a swing. A good swing is rewarded and the feeling is one that you keep wanting to experience over and over.

I’ve played a lot of classic sets and these are up there with the best.








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@deejaid - Great round!  We're actually using a slightly different formula.  You're playing the course with the highest rating of all of us (35.3), so there's no upward adjustment for you.  You're now in the lead!

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
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[mention=56773]deejaid[/mention] - Great round!  We're actually using a slightly different formula.  You're playing the course with the highest rating of all of us (35.3), so there's no upward adjustment for you.  You're now in the lead!
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Haha! I’ll take your word for it. This is all too much for me to figure out.


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Glad we have until the 20 of next month.  Either the weather hasn’t cooperated or I’ve been busy on the nice days.

60 today but I’m tied up with work.  Close to 50 on Wednesday but I’m smoking a turkey that day.

Maybe next week will work out.

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14 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

@deejaid - Great round!  We're actually using a slightly different formula.  You're playing the course with the highest rating of all of us (35.3), so there's no upward adjustment for you.  You're now in the lead!

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I would need some help figuring the net score from my round.  The course rating / slope from the card is 70.2 / 130. The par is 35 because one of the par 5's is using a shorter temp green while the real one is being rebuilt, I shot 41.  My handicap from sporadic summer play is not official but a self approximated 5 if that is acceptable.  

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2 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

I would need some help figuring the net score from my round.  The course rating / slope from the card is 70.2 / 130. The par is 35 because one of the par 5's is using a shorter temp green while the real one is being rebuilt, I shot 41.  My handicap from sporadic summer play is not official but a self approximated 5 if that is acceptable.  

If I'm figuring right, using 71 as the total par for your course, I come up with an adjusted score of 38.924. I'm assuming the par five under repair is playing as a par 4. 

I might need a second opinion on this, but that's a great score on a course with a slope of 130. 

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22 hours ago, deejaid said:

So got out this morning for a quick vintage 9. Can’t believe my only other round was three weeks ago. Between work, kids homeschooling, persimmon refinishes, and building a new workshop, my time has been pretty limited.

A few weeks ago a pretty sought after set of classic 1980’s irons arrived, Spalding Tour Editions. These were the irons Greg Norman used through the 1980’s before buying into Cobra. Well, I’ve also been reading some Tom Wishon articles lately and one idea that really struck me was his mention of using 3/8” length increments between clubs so the short irons are a bit longer and the long irons are slightly shorter. I felt these Tour Editions were the perfect candidate for this experiment.

Staring with my standard 1/2” over 5-iron length of 38.5” I built the set with 3/8” increments which led to a 9-iron that measures 37” and a 36 5/8” pitching wedge. Since I use old Tacki Mac non tapered grips the swing weight didn’t get too crazy ending up at a D3.

Once at the range, wow! I was dropping dimes on anything within 150 yards. My posture at set up with my short irons feels so much better. 3 and 4 irons were more consistent, although the Tour Editions 3-iron might be the hardest to hit of any set I’ve ever played.

So, today was my first round with them, along with my normal gamer Orlimar 1,3,4 woods, a 1950’s era Wilson Triple Duty Wedge, and an old Ping Anser. Also trying a new ball for persimmon play, the Maxfli Tour and Tour X.


First hole started out with a poor tee shot that I pull left. It’s an uphill par 5 that I’ve only reached in two with persimmon a handful of times and from the left rough there is no chance so I figured best to give my new irons their first shot and hit a perfect 8-iron to the right side of the fairway right at the 125 marker. A 50* pitching wedge means that it would take a 9-iron to hit the middle of the green and I stuck it dead center 10 feet from the flag. Unfortunately, I missed the birdie putt which was a sign of things to come.

Second hole is a stream 220 out that take a carry of 235 yards. I’ve been hitting my Orlimars solid since I built them and have carried the creek numerous times with them but I was gun-shy after my tee shot on one so I hit 3-iron and laid up 25 yards short of the creek. Was just under 150 out with the pin in the front so went with a 7-iron. Hit a towering iron and went a bit long. Didn’t think it would go that far but was able to two putt again for par.

On the Par 5 #3 I hit a perfect drive dead straight and long. It’s the longest hole on the course and I’ve never made there it in two so I hit 4-wood and ended up 30 yards in front of the green in the fairway. Pin was back so I decided to run it up with the Triple Duty Wedge and it finished 6 feet away. Made the putt, my only one of the day, and was -1 through 3. That’s when #4 happened.

#4 is a big dogleg left with giant evergreens down the left side. You must hit your tee shot down the right hand side to have the angle into the green. I pulled my drive again and had no shot at the green. I thought I could clear the tops of the evergreens , but not with a 6-iron, and I hit the top of the tree and came down left into the hard pan of the dry creek bed. I had to hit a punch out and ended up in the green side bunker. Out of the bunker and a two-putt for a double bogey 6.

#5 is a 175 par 5 that is always into the wind so I went with 4-iron. I hit it a bit thin so it wasn’t the prettiest shot but it was on about 20 feet away. Two putt for par.

#6 is a short straight Par 4 and I absolutely smoked my drive. Had 135 yards so went 8-iron and hit my best approach of the day to within 8 feet. I rolled what I thought was a perfect putt that just never broke so I settled for Par.

#7 is a short 135 yard Par 3 so I hit the same 8-iron but I pushed it right into the bunker. Out to within 12 feet or so and another two putt for bogey.

#8 I hit another long drive dead center of the fairway. Had 150 as the pin was back on a two tier green. I hit 7-iron that was right on line. It looked perfect. Then it land and slowly rolled backwards down to the first tier about 40 feet from the cup. I didn’t lag well and left myself 10 feet, which I lipped out for a 3-putt bogey.

#9 I hit a decent drive down the right side but still had 165 to the flag. I hit a 6-iron that just cleared the front bunker and was sitting on the fringe. I putted to within 2 feet and tapped in for a Par and three over 39.

39- ((134/113)x(8.9/2)+36-35.3= 33.02301

The irons played wonderfully, particularly the short irons. Looking back at the round, I did get lucky on number 5 when I thinned the 4-iron, but missing the green on #7, 135 yard par 3 is inexcusable. I also didn’t realize how accustomed I’ve gotten to playing a mallet putter. I played a blade style putter for my entire golfing life until switching to a Rife Legend Z mallet in the last year and I really prefer the mallet now.


The Spalding Tour Edition’s are an absolutely beautiful set of irons. The sole is a bit narrow but they have plenty of bounce so no digging. When you hold them in your hand you just want to give them a swing. A good swing is rewarded and the feeling is one that you keep wanting to experience over and over.

I’ve played a lot of classic sets and these are up there with the best.








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That's a great round @deejaid, especially since it's the first time getting out to play those lovely Tour Edition irons. It's also interesting to read that you experimented with the iron lengths and seeing how it worked out for you.

I agree with you on loving how well a mallet putter plays, I just love mine and getting used to the Ping blade putter in my bag has been the most difficult part of this challenge for me. 

How did the Maxflis work out for you? 

 

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

If I'm figuring right, using 71 as the total par for your course, I come up with an adjusted score of 38.924. I'm assuming the par five under repair is playing as a par 4. 

I might need a second opinion on this, but that's a great score on a course with a slope of 130. 

Here's what I get for @Shapotomous's round using the new formula based on the highest course rating (from @deejaid's round):

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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On 11/22/2020 at 8:12 PM, deejaid said:

So got out this morning for a quick vintage 9. Can’t believe my only other round was three weeks ago. Between work, kids homeschooling, persimmon refinishes, and building a new workshop, my time has been pretty limited.

A few weeks ago a pretty sought after set of classic 1980’s irons arrived, Spalding Tour Editions. These were the irons Greg Norman used through the 1980’s before buying into Cobra. Well, I’ve also been reading some Tom Wishon articles lately and one idea that really struck me was his mention of using 3/8” length increments between clubs so the short irons are a bit longer and the long irons are slightly shorter. I felt these Tour Editions were the perfect candidate for this experiment.

Staring with my standard 1/2” over 5-iron length of 38.5” I built the set with 3/8” increments which led to a 9-iron that measures 37” and a 36 5/8” pitching wedge. Since I use old Tacki Mac non tapered grips the swing weight didn’t get too crazy ending up at a D3.

Once at the range, wow! I was dropping dimes on anything within 150 yards. My posture at set up with my short irons feels so much better. 3 and 4 irons were more consistent, although the Tour Editions 3-iron might be the hardest to hit of any set I’ve ever played.

So, today was my first round with them, along with my normal gamer Orlimar 1,3,4 woods, a 1950’s era Wilson Triple Duty Wedge, and an old Ping Anser. Also trying a new ball for persimmon play, the Maxfli Tour and Tour X.


First hole started out with a poor tee shot that I pull left. It’s an uphill par 5 that I’ve only reached in two with persimmon a handful of times and from the left rough there is no chance so I figured best to give my new irons their first shot and hit a perfect 8-iron to the right side of the fairway right at the 125 marker. A 50* pitching wedge means that it would take a 9-iron to hit the middle of the green and I stuck it dead center 10 feet from the flag. Unfortunately, I missed the birdie putt which was a sign of things to come.

Second hole is a stream 220 out that take a carry of 235 yards. I’ve been hitting my Orlimars solid since I built them and have carried the creek numerous times with them but I was gun-shy after my tee shot on one so I hit 3-iron and laid up 25 yards short of the creek. Was just under 150 out with the pin in the front so went with a 7-iron. Hit a towering iron and went a bit long. Didn’t think it would go that far but was able to two putt again for par.

On the Par 5 #3 I hit a perfect drive dead straight and long. It’s the longest hole on the course and I’ve never made there it in two so I hit 4-wood and ended up 30 yards in front of the green in the fairway. Pin was back so I decided to run it up with the Triple Duty Wedge and it finished 6 feet away. Made the putt, my only one of the day, and was -1 through 3. That’s when #4 happened.

#4 is a big dogleg left with giant evergreens down the left side. You must hit your tee shot down the right hand side to have the angle into the green. I pulled my drive again and had no shot at the green. I thought I could clear the tops of the evergreens , but not with a 6-iron, and I hit the top of the tree and came down left into the hard pan of the dry creek bed. I had to hit a punch out and ended up in the green side bunker. Out of the bunker and a two-putt for a double bogey 6.

#5 is a 175 par 5 that is always into the wind so I went with 4-iron. I hit it a bit thin so it wasn’t the prettiest shot but it was on about 20 feet away. Two putt for par.

#6 is a short straight Par 4 and I absolutely smoked my drive. Had 135 yards so went 8-iron and hit my best approach of the day to within 8 feet. I rolled what I thought was a perfect putt that just never broke so I settled for Par.

#7 is a short 135 yard Par 3 so I hit the same 8-iron but I pushed it right into the bunker. Out to within 12 feet or so and another two putt for bogey.

#8 I hit another long drive dead center of the fairway. Had 150 as the pin was back on a two tier green. I hit 7-iron that was right on line. It looked perfect. Then it land and slowly rolled backwards down to the first tier about 40 feet from the cup. I didn’t lag well and left myself 10 feet, which I lipped out for a 3-putt bogey.

#9 I hit a decent drive down the right side but still had 165 to the flag. I hit a 6-iron that just cleared the front bunker and was sitting on the fringe. I putted to within 2 feet and tapped in for a Par and three over 39.

39- ((134/113)x(8.9/2)+36-35.3= 33.02301

The irons played wonderfully, particularly the short irons. Looking back at the round, I did get lucky on number 5 when I thinned the 4-iron, but missing the green on #7, 135 yard par 3 is inexcusable. I also didn’t realize how accustomed I’ve gotten to playing a mallet putter. I played a blade style putter for my entire golfing life until switching to a Rife Legend Z mallet in the last year and I really prefer the mallet now.


The Spalding Tour Edition’s are an absolutely beautiful set of irons. The sole is a bit narrow but they have plenty of bounce so no digging. When you hold them in your hand you just want to give them a swing. A good swing is rewarded and the feeling is one that you keep wanting to experience over and over.

I’ve played a lot of classic sets and these are up there with the best.








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I've always liked the look of the Tour Editions, but never got around to picking up a set.  Even ran across a set at 2nd Swing that had belonged to a Tour Player, whose name I can't remember at moment, but didn't jump on them.

Can't play 14 sets all at once.  LOL 

And now that I'm transitioning to graphite iron shafts...  well, that could get a little spendy.  😉

 

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Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
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That's a great round [mention=56773]deejaid[/mention], especially since it's the first time getting out to play those lovely Tour Edition irons. It's also interesting to read that you experimented with the iron lengths and seeing how it worked out for you.
I agree with you on loving how well a mallet putter plays, I just love mine and getting used to the Ping blade putter in my bag has been the most difficult part of this challenge for me. 
How did the Maxflis work out for you? 
 

The new iron lengths is an epiphany. I’ve ordered two more sets of shaft extensions and I’m doing the same to my Hogan Ptx Pro/Icon combo set and my Hogan Medallions. My posture during set up on my short irons and wedges feels so much better and more natural. I feel I have a more consistent set up which leads to a more consistent swing.

The Maxfli’s played well, very similar to Pro V1’s for me. I bought a box of both the Tour and Tour X when Dick’s had one of their “two for $50” sales. I like using the Wilson Zip with my classics but my Orlimar woods I don’t consider classics. They may be persimmon but I reshafted them with new Dynamic Gold X100 and they play like a modern club. There is no feeling that you are compromising performance with and antique.

The Maxfli’s carried well off the persimmons with good spin. Spin great around the greens too. I plan on playing them regularly with my modern set (Hogan Combos and Orlimar’s)

With my vintage sets I think I’ll stick with the Wilson Zip. They don’t go any farther than the Maxfli but the soft feeling of the ultra low compression is closer to a balata-like feel.


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I've always liked the look of the Tour Editions, but never got around to picking up a set.  Even ran across a set at 2nd Swing that had belonged to a Tour Player, whose name I can't remember at moment, but didn't jump on them.
Can't play 14 sets all at once.  LOL 
And now that I'm transitioning to graphite iron shafts...  well, that could get a little spendy. 
 

I’ve wanted a set for a long time as I heard so many good things about them in the Classic Golf forum. I love the fact they are Spalding. People just assume they are some KMart clubs or something. Little do they know these are some of the finest forged irons ever made with a PGA Tour pedigree.


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1 hour ago, deejaid said:


I’ve wanted a set for a long time as I heard so many good things about them in the Classic Golf forum. I love the fact they are Spalding. People just assume they are some KMart clubs or something. Little do they know these are some of the finest forged irons ever made with a PGA Tour pedigree.


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They're such a basic, clean looking muscleback.  No cutesy cuts or shapes added, just basic solid goodness.  Very much a what you see is what you get sort of thing.

I mean that in a good way, of course.  

 

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2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, RIP Tour 115 R
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9 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

They're such a basic, clean looking muscleback.  No cutesy cuts or shapes added, just basic solid goodness.  Very much a what you see is what you get sort of thing.

I mean that in a good way, of course.  

 

One of the best juniors at the club I grew up working at played those same bird-on-ball Tour Editions.  I used to drool over those things... until I got the Hogans.

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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One of the best juniors at the club I grew up working at played those same bird-on-ball Tour Editions.  I used to drool over those things... until I got the Hogans.

I got the Tour Editions, Medallions, and Grinds, all from the same collector. Had I bought the Tour Editions first I wouldn’t even had bought the Hogan’s. The Tour Editions are a much better club for me.


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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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33 minutes ago, deejaid said:


I got the Tour Editions, Medallions, and Grinds, all from the same collector. Had I bought the Tour Editions first I wouldn’t even had bought the Hogan’s. The Tour Editions are a much better club for me.


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If I didn't already have a set of Grinds, I'd make you an offer.  Or if those were the 88 redlines...

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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On 11/18/2020 at 11:44 AM, NRJyzr said:

I can think of a couple immediate issues there....

One, Arnold Palmer was former military, and was still in very good shape in his prime golf years.  I'm an overweight 50something.

Two, I was playing 80s-90s retro golf, with my Golden Rams and Zing Blondes.  I don't know if we need to revive *those* fashion trends in an overweight old guy who's losing/lost his hair.

At least the 90s were baggy clothes.  Not the most unflattering for an overweight dude, right?  🙂 

 

LOl I do my own Classic Stu Style. 63 overweight limping moving slowly floppy hat and sunshades Stinson Style. Sometimes the big cigar. My own style of Shabby Chique

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, deejaid said:


I’ve wanted a set for a long time as I heard so many good things about them in the Classic Golf forum. I love the fact they are Spalding. People just assume they are some KMart clubs or something. Little do they know these are some of the finest forged irons ever made with a PGA Tour pedigree.


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Hells bells that ain't nothing we have people around here that think Miura are knock off clubs. My bud who was the Miura dealer before he retired told me not to explain because they would not understand

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, deejaid said:


I’ve wanted a set for a long time as I heard so many good things about them in the Classic Golf forum. I love the fact they are Spalding. People just assume they are some KMart clubs or something. Little do they know these are some of the finest forged irons ever made with a PGA Tour pedigree.


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Hells bells that ain't nothing we have people around here that think Miura are knock off clubs. My bud who was the Miura dealer before he retired told me not to explain because they would not understand

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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Ok I am somewhat in ---- I played 2 nine hole rounds one Monday and one yesterday all vintage with my 62 FCs and an assortment of woods. And BTW John I did not cheat and use Rusty either I used another one of my Ironmaster putters. I am trying to get my feel back again. Used a combination of the Old Maxfli Elite wound 90 and some NOS PGA brand balata. And I am sticking to my 5 handicap I had before injury no concessions. I played from the green super senior tees. Glad I got 2 rounds in with heavy steel shafts and persimmons with minimum stiffness and pain so here goes. BTW played the back side first on Monday

43 40--- Rating 66.7 Slope 109 Yardage 5120 Par 72---- You brains can figure this if you will--- As long as my back and weather holds up I am planning at least 3 vintage rounds a week. I am done with the Scrambles for now got me swinging too hard and fast. But so far so good. As I get more strength and form I plan on going back to my regular senior tees

 

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Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label --- PW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- SW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Rusty Scotty Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

 

 

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