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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...

Thanks. Who knows, I’ll probably just hold onto them. They are in such nice condition even if I don’t play them they are a beautiful club to pick up and waggle every once and awhile.

I’ve got a thing for these clubs from the 1980’s- early 1990’s. Back then, I was hitting mismatched retail store quality irons like Wilson Blue Ridge’s that were piled in my Grandfather’s barn. I could only dream of having some of these sets I have now.

And the great thing is, it’s a lot cheaper reliving your youth through vintage golf clubs than vintage cars.


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Thanks Looper

 

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Wife just told me I need to drive the Mother-in-law to dialysis at 6:30 am on Thanksgiving morning. I guess that means an early morning Turkey Day round before going back to pick her up.

So who to choose...Mr. Hogan or Mr. Palmer?


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Then again, maybe I do have to much stuff. I had forgotten I had these sweet Fernquest & Johnson Californian iron heads in my parts drawer. The “Gwynn” BB&F ferrules arrived last week so once I find some shafts these will be ready for spring.


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1 hour ago, deejaid said:

Wife just told me I need to drive the Mother-in-law to dialysis at 6:30 am on Thanksgiving morning. I guess that means an early morning Turkey Day round before going back to pick her up.

So who to choose...Mr. Hogan or Mr. Palmer? emoji16.png


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Decisions decisions I aint going there----

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13 hours ago, BIG STU said:

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

 

Great round @BIG STU! I'm glad to see you were able to get out and play 18. Due to work constraints, I couldn't tell you the last time I sniffed a full round. Hopefully your bank will hold up and you can get out and enjoy some golf.

@deejaid, I wouldn't be qualified to recommend which set to play as both the Hogan's and the Palmer's are beautiful. Those Californian irons are gorgeous and the ferrules you got are nice! I've never seen those irons and need to see if there's any information on the web about them. I really like the looks of them.

I also want to say thank you to @HardcoreLooper for keeping on top of the scoring. I might have said it earlier in the thread, but sleep deprivation does crazy things to what little brain I have and I just want to reinforce how much I appreciate the work you've put in. 

I'm hoping to get out again either Friday or Saturday to play again and I'm really wanting to wear the classic inspired outfit I've put together for it. I think it'll be cool. I can't pull off the timeless look of Arnie, but part of the outfit was inspired by him. 

I hope all you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. We're keeping it low key here, but I appreciate getting time to spend with the family. 

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You guys are crushing it!  

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12 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Great round @BIG STU! I'm glad to see you were able to get out and play 18. Due to work constraints, I couldn't tell you the last time I sniffed a full round. Hopefully your bank will hold up and you can get out and enjoy some golf.

@deejaid, I wouldn't be qualified to recommend which set to play as both the Hogan's and the Palmer's are beautiful. Those Californian irons are gorgeous and the ferrules you got are nice! I've never seen those irons and need to see if there's any information on the web about them. I really like the looks of them.

I also want to say thank you to @HardcoreLooper for keeping on top of the scoring. I might have said it earlier in the thread, but sleep deprivation does crazy things to what little brain I have and I just want to reinforce how much I appreciate the work you've put in. 

I'm hoping to get out again either Friday or Saturday to play again and I'm really wanting to wear the classic inspired outfit I've put together for it. I think it'll be cool. I can't pull off the timeless look of Arnie, but part of the outfit was inspired by him. 

I hope all you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. We're keeping it low key here, but I appreciate getting time to spend with the family. 

Thanks it was 2 seperate 9s on 2 days. I can not go the full 18 yet especially swinging heavy steel shafted clubs but working on it

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11 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

You guys are crushing it!  

Glad to see you are back at it--- Naaw mine was not crushing it mine was ugly---  But I did do all goals I set out to do. I got through 9 ok. Plodded and plotted my way around the course. Got back on my short game some. Had to think for a change because the course is still wet and the greens hard. Putted really well with my green shafted Ironmaster ( you did not see that one) I putt with it a little better than the lead taped one and just as good as Rusty. 

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On 11/26/2020 at 6:16 AM, BIG STU said:

Glad to see you are back at it--- Naaw mine was not crushing it mine was ugly---  But I did do all goals I set out to do. I got through 9 ok. Plodded and plotted my way around the course. Got back on my short game some. Had to think for a change because the course is still wet and the greens hard. Putted really well with my green shafted Ironmaster ( you did not see that one) I putt with it a little better than the lead taped one and just as good as Rusty. 

I’m not quite back yet.  We’re still locked in but making good progress, thank the Lord!  Hoping to be back in a week or two.  Glad to hear things are still moving forward.  If you’re anything close to as good as that rusty scotty there’s gonna be a lot of putts falling!  Sounds like you’ll be back to  taking names on the course soon—especially with that short game practice. 

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35 minutes ago, edingc said:

I've been silently watching this thread envious of some of the clubs you guys are hitting. I tried trawling eBay and Goodwill, but I didn't see much that excited me.

Anyway, my wife wanted to get out of the house and so we ended up visiting a few socially-distanced antique malls today for Small Business Saturday. I typically look for old sports trading cards (my first hobby/love) and cast iron pans, but today I told her I would look for some vintage clubs.

The first three or four shops all had clubs but they were mismatched and/or wooden shafts. Also, most were priced around $10/club, which is more than I wanted to pay. The last antique mall we visited was almost two acres (!) in size, and they just had stuff laying around outside. Set up against the building was this bag:

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I glanced at the price and it was $25, with a sticker for 50 percent off. Already planned on grabbing it at this point, but I started pulling out clubs and was ecstatic with what I found. A full 2-9 set of 1967 Wilson Staff X-31 irons!

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From what I've found, 1967 was the only year Wilson lended the Staff moniker to the X-31 series. There's a some rust, and they need a good polish, and the grips are rotted away, but I'm so excited to get these cleaned up and on the course next year.

All of the woods are in so-so shape, but there's enough there to field a full set, and there's also an old putter that's too rusty to read the name. 

I did just order the matching pitching wedge from eBay, which humorously cost me more than what I paid for the whole bag. But to get all of these for $12.50 made me grin the whole way home.

Also tucked in the bag were a few loose irons (2, 4, 7 and 😎 of these beautiful 1963 MacGregors:

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That's a great find on some beautiful clubs! I bet they'll look wonderful once you get them polished up. I appreciate the fact you've been following along with us. 

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I've been silently watching this thread envious of some of the clubs you guys are hitting. I tried trawling eBay and Goodwill, but I didn't see much that excited me.

Anyway, my wife wanted to get out of the house and so we ended up visiting a few socially-distanced antique malls today for Small Business Saturday. I typically look for old sports trading cards (my first hobby/love) and cast iron pans, but today I told her I would look for some vintage clubs.

The first three or four shops all had clubs but they were mismatched and/or wooden shafts. Also, most were priced around $10/club, which is more than I wanted to pay. The last antique mall we visited was almost two acres (!) in size, and they just had stuff laying around outside. Set up against the building was this bag:

IMG_28112020_175355_(1280_x_1080_pixel).jpg.53d9b8818262612a2c2b4d845fba8144.jpg

I glanced at the price and it was $25, with a sticker for 50 percent off. Already planned on grabbing it at this point, but I started pulling out clubs and was ecstatic with what I found. A full 2-9 set of 1967 Wilson Staff X-31 irons!

IMG_28112020_175421_(1280_x_1080_pixel).jpg.2f03ac96ece8f1d27188ad3b51949313.jpg

From what I've found, 1967 was the only year Wilson lended the Staff moniker to the X-31 series. There's a some rust, and they need a good polish, and the grips are rotted away, but I'm so excited to get these cleaned up and on the course next year.

All of the woods are in so-so shape, but there's enough there to field a full set, and there's also an old putter that's too rusty to read the name. 

I did just order the matching pitching wedge from eBay, which humorously cost me more than what I paid for the whole bag. But to get all of these for $12.50 made me grin the whole way home.

Also tucked in the bag were a few loose irons (2, 4, 7 and 😎 of these beautiful 1963 MacGregors:

IMG_28112020_175328_(1280_x_800_pixel).jpg.b89a881c4804929a6755213550ba9b24.jpg

Ironfinder might give you a hand in finding the rest of those Macs.  Great find!!!!

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I fully anticipated playing an early Thanksgiving day round as I had to wake up at 5:30am to drive my Mother-in-law to dialysis. Unfortunately, I woke up at 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep. By the time I got home at 7 am from dropping her off I said forget it, and went back to bed.


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Temperatures hit 50* around here yesterday (10C for our metric brethren), and I know some courses were open; I should have made an effort to get out and play.  Ultimately decided not to make the effort, for a number of reasons.  I may regret this in two months, when we're buried in snow and facing the usual Minnesota cold.   

Instead, I'm spending the morning watching the 1990 Open Championship final round, while my wife is off at work.  A lot of persimmon woods in play.  🙂
 

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21 hours ago, edingc said:

I've been silently watching this thread envious of some of the clubs you guys are hitting. I tried trawling eBay and Goodwill, but I didn't see much that excited me.

Anyway, my wife wanted to get out of the house and so we ended up visiting a few socially-distanced antique malls today for Small Business Saturday. I typically look for old sports trading cards (my first hobby/love) and cast iron pans, but today I told her I would look for some vintage clubs.

The first three or four shops all had clubs but they were mismatched and/or wooden shafts. Also, most were priced around $10/club, which is more than I wanted to pay. The last antique mall we visited was almost two acres (!) in size, and they just had stuff laying around outside. Set up against the building was this bag:

IMG_28112020_175355_(1280_x_1080_pixel).jpg.53d9b8818262612a2c2b4d845fba8144.jpg

I glanced at the price and it was $25, with a sticker for 50 percent off. Already planned on grabbing it at this point, but I started pulling out clubs and was ecstatic with what I found. A full 2-9 set of 1967 Wilson Staff X-31 irons!

IMG_28112020_175421_(1280_x_1080_pixel).jpg.2f03ac96ece8f1d27188ad3b51949313.jpg

From what I've found, 1967 was the only year Wilson lended the Staff moniker to the X-31 series. There's a some rust, and they need a good polish, and the grips are rotted away, but I'm so excited to get these cleaned up and on the course next year.

All of the woods are in so-so shape, but there's enough there to field a full set, and there's also an old putter that's too rusty to read the name. 

I did just order the matching pitching wedge from eBay, which humorously cost me more than what I paid for the whole bag. But to get all of these for $12.50 made me grin the whole way home.

Also tucked in the bag were a few loose irons (2, 4, 7 and 😎 of these beautiful 1963 MacGregors:

IMG_28112020_175328_(1280_x_800_pixel).jpg.b89a881c4804929a6755213550ba9b24.jpg

Move over Cobra's... and don't let the screen door hit you in the derrière on the way out 🤣.  Cool find!  You know what would be just as interesting is to have been a fly on the wall around pro shops and clubhouses, when all these clubs were in their heyday, listening to all the chatter about them.  If only golf clubs could speak.  Where and how they played, and who with.  I think that would be fascinating... but then I'm about a half bubble from level.

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On 11/28/2020 at 3:05 PM, sirchunksalot said:

Played another round of Classic golf today. While it wasn't my best performance, I was joined on the course by the World's Greatest Caddy. 20201128_142424-01.jpeg.467ce7a352b90bd92c42699ed4a4727b.jpeg

It's been a while since my wife joined me for a round and I had a blast sharing the experience with her. 

My round started out spectacularly, I was +7 through the first 5 holes capped off by a par on 5. I hit a nice drive to the left hand side of the fairway to 145 out. I then hit a 6 iron that barely rolled off the back of the green and 2 putted from 20 feet for the par. 

It went downhill from there. 

My next 4 holes I managed to shoot 8,8,7, and 11 to be +18 on the last 4 holes. I completely looked like I had never played golf before. Hole 9 is proving to be a problem for me, losing a drive left and having to hit a provisional. Chunked a 4 wood 6 feet then top pulled another way left. Chunked 2 iron then hit a nice drawy 6 iron left of the green. Skulled a wedge that barely missed going in a trap and ended up short of the green. I putted from there and finished out with two more putts. 

Overall, I shot a 61 from the silver tees 70.4/114. It got pretty clogged up with a lot of wait time after the 5th hole and my wife is positive the waiting had an effect on my game. She also doubles as my mental game coach. She's got her work cut out for her with my mental state. 

I was able to dress in my classic inspired outfit today. I got the idea from a photo of Arnold Palmer. Screenshot_20201128-170007_Firefox-01.jpeg.d664866da47280f11da0b75659dafcdd.jpeg

While not as stylish, or as slim, and needing a hat, I went for the cardigan and buttoned up shirt.We

Even though my game completely left me, I enjoyed the day on the course with some amazing company. 

We now have a clubhouse leader for the classic attire category... good show my man 👏.

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10 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

We now have a clubhouse leader for the classic attire category... good show my man 👏.

I really enjoyed dressing like that, I got a couple of puzzled looks from people and that made it even better. It'll become one of my go to outfits on cool days and I especially loved the hat. 

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21 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I really enjoyed dressing like that, I got a couple of puzzled looks from people and that made it even better. It'll become one of my go to outfits on cool days and I especially loved the hat. 

If they happen to look in your bag with what you were playing you will get some odd looks

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