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Well I suppose since it’s because I can’t afford the rare, highly sought after classic gear that I’ve turned to the funky and obscure stuff.   Here we have my latest find – a Wood Arts Gleneagles 1985 Commemorative Driver.    When I first saw this one I thought maybe it was one of Dave Wood’s pieces [...]

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Having shrunk my collection considerably over the last year, I’ve found myself suffering vintage club purchase withdrawals. In an effort to satisfy my rectangular-box cravings I made a small exception a few weeks ago.  It’s not a full iron set, or a fancy vintage driver, but rather a unique wedge which offers up more in [...]

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It’s time for the next write up in the “Classic Club Profile” series and I thought the under-appreciated Spalding brand could use some love. When reflecting on the successful designs of the 50′s – 80′s, it’s easy to overlook Spalding.  While never top dog,  Spalding held their own deep into the 80′s with shrewd, classic [...]

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In recent times I’ve tried to put more emphasis on traditional golf moving forward in the modern age. As such, there are fewer posts reminiscing about particular historical golf clubs or accessory equipment solely because it’s “antique”. I have always believed that the ultimate goal of this site (and of traditional golfers in the modern [...]

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On June 10, 1977, Al Geiberger carded the first ever 59 (on the PGA tour) in the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Colonial Country Club, Cordova, Tennessee. It was a big deal. Here is what Sports Illustrated magazine said after that historic round: —————————– The overzealous were comparing Geiberger’s feat to man’s [...]

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A quick review of my ebay history indicates I haven’t made any purchases this golf season! Despite a bit of a hiatus, it’s still fun to see what’s out there and I like to populate to “ebay alerts” thread to help my fellow traditional golfers out. Despite my best intentions to avoid committing to buy, [...]

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Here we have the MacGregor Tourney PT1 irons from 1959.  These followed the colokroms of the same design which were the first to feature the new “recessed weight”.  This diamond shape muscle pad was blended into the rough forging to sit directly behind the sweet spot.  It also served to raise what they referred to [...]

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For the fourth write up of the “Classic Club Profile” series I dug out the Hogan Precision Experimentals. We recently payed respect to the founding of the Ben Hogan Golf Company in 1953 and I believe these clubs to have been produced right around the time of his introductory letter.  Prior to the first commercial release [...]

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My search for the perfect vintage wedge ended last weekend at Strong’s Golf in Santa Rosa, California. Hiding in the $10.99 wedge bin was this classic beauty, the Walter Hagen Dual Wedge.  The wedge, along with the putter, is perhaps the most personal of clubs.  Grass type, course style, ball, season, and weather all play [...]

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For the second write up of the “Classic Club Profile” series I’m going with Wilson Dynapower “Turfrider”. Not to be confused with the Wilson “Turfrider” woods from the 50′s, the “Turfrider” iron model ran from 1962 to 1963 as part of Wilson’s Dynapower line.  The “Dyna” line can be divided into eras:  “Dyna-Weight” models ran [...]

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