PGT member Tim aka Teevons was nice enough to share a little project of his – a rework of (perhaps) the rarest article in the world of persimmon golf clubs. For those who don’t know, the WW Special is the 1909 Honus Wagner of classic clubs. The WW Specials date to 1954 and were available only by custom order. Designed by Toney Penna, the WWs had medium-deep faces and a variety of inserts – generally the black/white/black Eye-O-Matic or a solid color fiber secured with either 4 or 6 screws. Colored with a distinctive white finish, the paintfill was usually red or black but you could order the WWs any way you wanted – the only constant was the white finish. These are so rare nowadays that many seasoned collectors have only seen 1 or 2 sets in their lifetimes.
Tim did a fine job refinishing these clubs with black lettering and red numbers. Enjoy!
As a funky coincidence, I happened to see a set of WW’s come up on Ebay recently for the first time in my 3 years of interest in vintage clubs. Curious as to how much one of these rare sets is worth? This set sold for $50,000 IN THE FIRST DAY LISTED. Looks like Tim has some gold on his hands.
These are the ones that sold on Ebay: