National Custom Works

National Custom Works

Postby LesMurray » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:35 am

So, watching a YouTube video from a guy named Eric Anders Lang (did a great series on Scottish golf courses over last summer) and he mentions National Custom Works. Interesting as it is run by the former owner of Scratch Golf Jeff McCoy and the former Mac club builder Don White. Looks like they will build you a forged iron to your specs. Check out the gallery page as they have some nice muscle-back shapes to work with. M85 remake anyone?

http://nationalcustomworks.com/

Here is the video from Eric at a small 9-hole course in Tennessee, Sweetens Cove.

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Re: National Custom Works

Postby k2baloo » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:28 pm

They make beautiful clubs. More than I'd be willing to spend, but I understand the appeal. Another really interesting company can be found here. They make zero offset irons and wedges
http://truezerooffset.com/why-zero-offset/
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Re: National Custom Works

Postby lagpressure » Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 am

k2baloo wrote:They make beautiful clubs. More than I'd be willing to spend, but I understand the appeal. Another really interesting company can be found here. They make zero offset irons and wedges
http://truezerooffset.com/why-zero-offset/


Thanks for posting.
It's a step in the right direction.... but they were actually making better irons in the 1950's because they understood not only zero offset but the need for some face progression in the more lofted irons to counter the ball being struck higher on the face. Flatter lie angles are equally beneficial as is more head weight and stiffer shafts.
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Re: National Custom Works

Postby k2baloo » Thu May 02, 2019 8:29 am

lagpressure wrote:
k2baloo wrote:They make beautiful clubs. More than I'd be willing to spend, but I understand the appeal. Another really interesting company can be found here. They make zero offset irons and wedges
http://truezerooffset.com/why-zero-offset/


Thanks for posting.
It's a step in the right direction.... but they were actually making better irons in the 1950's because they understood not only zero offset but the need for some face progression in the more lofted irons to counter the ball being struck higher on the face. Flatter lie angles are equally beneficial as is more head weight and stiffer shafts.


They have a little bit of face progression in the short wedges, but no change from 4-9 iron. They list all the clubs as zero offset, but if you look at the onset (leading edge in front of hosel) numbers they're as follows (mm):
4-9 irons - .5
PW - 1
GW - 1.5
SW, LW - 2

The National Works option I'm sure they can get you any numbers you want even in terms of offset, but it's still hard to justify the cost IMO. They're fun to look at though!
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