History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby lagpressure » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:30 pm

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Re: History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby uleite » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:51 pm

I just saw this on ebay - a history of MacGregor & Wilson catalogs plus a Walter Hagan biography for $45:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120710180501?ss ... 1439.l2649
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Re: History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby bladeuser » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:50 pm

Here is a Google magazine search I used: MacGregor golf site:news.google.com/newspapers
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Re: History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby lagpressure » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:44 pm

This is a really great read for anyone interested or playing MacGregor vintage gear.
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Re: History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby nfbandon » Tue May 02, 2017 8:21 am

Nice interview with John Ashworth. I know Lag had several discussions with John about a persimmon tour. Nice to get an industry figure talk about the virtues of a solidly struck persimmon.

http://www.pgatour.com/style-report/201 ... rview.html
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Re: History of MacGregor Golf Clubs

Postby lagpressure » Mon May 15, 2017 5:28 pm

I think it will just take more time, probably like 50 to 60 years, similar to how a new generation suddenly discovered old vinyl jazz recordings from the 1950's... as if it was some new thing in 2006.

The great game has been completely dissed and buried as far as the mainstream golf is concerned. It will probably have to be buried for half a century before someone who hasn't even been born yet re-discovers an old nicely preserved vintage set hidden under some floorboards of an old house being restored near what was once a classic old golf course that went to seed and became a dog park.
Someone's curiosity might get them to turn off their dumb phone and take a trip to the last know library in their state and find their way through some crumbling archaic golf books that were actually printed on paper.

So if my prediction is correct, we could say roughly 1990 was the unofficial end of the persimmon era, so we are looking at 2040 before someone has to use the part of their brain the scratches their head and asks a simple question that starts with....

"you know what? wait a minute, could this actually be......."
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