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White Woods Sighting(s)!

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 [...]

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The Same But Different

The search for the perfect persimmon driver is challenging but  rewarding.   When asked for advice regarding what to look for, I usually  recommend trying out as many different models as possible and making sure to hold on to “the one” when you eventually find it.   Because each persimmon driver is unique, you may never be [...]

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Pet Clubs

Great find here courtesy of PGT friend Bradley Hughes.  I like these articles that embed little details about that classic clubs and swings of the persimmon age: Johnny Miller played a wedge w/ F2 swingweight, O’Grady favored a power-fade w/ a 7 degree Taylor Made driver, Haas played a 693 w/ heavy lead tape, Trevino [...]

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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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The flange putter is a classic design that has managed to survive into the modern era. I dug deep into the archives for this 70′s era article covering the origins of the flanged blade. There are some great little nuggets buried within this text – some Toney Penna quotes, discussion of lofts and deadweights used [...]

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Trying to free up some time to put some more extensive thoughts down on virtual paper. In the meantime, enjoy these random bits and pieces that have bubbled up in the last few weeks. ——————————— Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian tapped his resources and managed to acquire a 945 re-worked by none other than Jack [...]

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What is our relationship to the game of golf? How do we derive satisfaction on the links? Whether we know it or not, we are all forced to answer this question on an ongoing basis. It manifests in the courses we play, times we choose, company we keep, stakes we play for, even the way [...]

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Odds and Ends

Random happenings in the land of traditional golf! To lead things off: Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian doing his thing with a nice PT1 from 1960. This is how you swing a persimmon boys and girls! —————————————- Next on the list – a vintage “What’s in the Bag” from 1973! This Wilson bag is played [...]

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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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