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The latest listing from Green Jacket Auctions offers up a rare look into the life and times of one of golf’s great masters: Old Tom Morris. This collection originates from the so-called “Stable Find”, the history of which is described below (courtesy of the auctioneers). ————————- In the mid-1990’s, one of the most important discoveries [...]

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Golfers love talking about Hogan’s secret and I can’t claim to be immune – especially in golf’s silly season. Perhaps it’s because we want to believe that our very best golf is just around the corner provided we can identify that one magic thought or move. Hogan published a description of his secret in the [...]

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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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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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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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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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In an internet awash with junk, every once in a while you stumble onto gold. I wanted to document this little piece that was well researched and presented. I was surprised at how little I knew of this history. This is courtesy of Brock Savage over at GolfWRX: ——————————- Jack fans, who like to accuse [...]

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One of the rarest and most informative views of the golf swing is the “above” or “aerial” view. For me, it’s much easier to figure out exactly what the golfer is aspiring to achieve when you feel like you’re in the cockpit yourself. Some of the positions I see in the aerial views of great [...]

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