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We recently caught up with Dave Wood, founder of Wood Brothers via email. For those who haven’t heard of Wood Brothers, here’s a quick rundown of the majors won by Wood Brothers clubs and/or Wood Brothers modified clubs:

-Ben Crenshaw 1984 Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. *Mod Mac M85W EOM
-Bob Tway 1986 PGA Championship. Inverness Club , Toledo, Oh.
-Greg Norman 1986 British Open Championship. Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland *Mod Mac M43T
-Jeff Sluman 1988 PGA Championship. Oaktree Golf Club, Edmond, Ok.
-Wayne Grady 1990 PGA Championship. Shoal Creek Golf Club, Birmingham, Al.
-Bernhard Langer 1993 Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. (Final Major Championship Win with Driver made from Wood)

Dave has graciously allowed us to share his “Classical Wood Restoration” guide on Persimmon Golf Today. The processes and techniques shown in this guide give us a unique look at the uncompromising attention to detail of a master-craftsman. Any remaining doubt that a golf club could be considered art should be alleviated after reading this manuscript. In addition to presenting the guide in .pdf form for the first time, I’ve expanded the thumbnails in the “Workshop Graduation” gallery at the end of the piece.

From Dave’s introduction:
“This is dedicated to all those who admire the elegance, history and performance characteristics of fine wood golf clubs from the game’s classical period. For preservation of these beautiful instruments, I hope to take you through this step-by-step restoration process. Only simple tools are required. However, as with fine crafting, one’s most important assets are internal; patience, a light touch and an eye for detail.”

For those who want more information about Dave’s work with Wood Brothers or his current artistic endeavors, please visit:
Dave Wood Arts

Here it is. Enjoy! [3.2mb]
Wood Brothers Restoration Guide

3 Responses to “Dave Wood : Classical Wood Restoration Guide”

  1. Dave and his Classic Persimmon woods restoration guide have been helpful to me. Thanks Dave for being willing to share.
    Mr. B.M. Phillips
    Canada

  2. Woods, a thing of beauty as is the sound of the club hitting the ball – oh what a sound compared to the pathetic ting of a modern driver.
    One instinctively knows when something is right! And a ting is not it.

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