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That Texan is a stud!! Looks awesome. I really like the paint fill combo. All the Texans heads were made with choice persimmon and thats a great example. I have a WB 3 wood that matches that,also a blondie and has a WB on the back.
I've gotten some good ebay deals in my time, but this was by far the best. I have one of the WB "Corkers" and one of their "Kool Kat" fairway woods, both of which I bought back in the 90's. Neither of those are very "special" to me as it seemed to have been from a time when they were trying to "trick things up" a bit...... they probably felt like they had to with the direction the industry was taking. The Texan is simply a classic!
What ball do you play when you bring the persimmons out?
Great to see everyone's persimmons on here.. I truly love them, and my hobby is refinishing them. I try and play them from time to time, and am currently refinishing what will be my "classic gamers" that I will play with next year. The clubs are all MacGregor, and are as follows:
George Bayer GB1W DX Model deep face driver
Tommy Armour SS1W 2 wood
Tommy Armour 693 4 wood
M55 5 wood (reshafted with an M85 shaft)
In a month or so I will try and post some pics!
Here are my top 10 favorite MacGregor drivers (In order)
Penna TP Special (currently own)
Penna 403PT (currently own)
Hogan Pro Model (currently own)
M75 (currently own)
Hogan 4393 (currently own)
Armour 653 Eye O Matic
Love them 'Macs!!
I usually play Titleist tour balata 100s when I take out my persimmons. Although I also have dozen Professionals which I used last week for the 1st time and they are also good to play with. I'll always stick with the old wound balls. I need to stock up soon. I'm getting a bit low. I recently also picked up a Texan and should have it early next week. I'll post a pic, yours is sweet.
I would love to see pics of your persimmons, in particular, the George Bayer...
I play all my stuff, and customize it for my tastes and swing theories. I have been flattening all mine to 48 degree lie angles with my drivers. Like Bill Mehlhorn, I am a big believer that that golf swing works better from flatter swing planes. Closer to 45 degree angle the better. At least with the persimmons, you can do this, or work on your own gear.
hey cheese---does this look familiar?
fun stuff huh?
more pics here---http://www.advancedballstriking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=311&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=beb70120c1a00d67e0720e26b7a4c2f7&start=60
I just wanted to be part of this club!!
I have searched for some persimmon woods and found that some came as a set of 3: driver, 3wood and 4wood. What was the idea behind the 4 wood? Easier to hit from the fairway? I can't see the different loft between the 3 and 4wood making a huge difference in terms of distance but I might be wrong. Any ideas? Thanks.
The classic MacGregors from the 50s and early 60s era (full set) included driver, 2 wood, 3 wood, 4 wood. Not exactly sure when a 5 wood became available, will have to check my Mac History book. The 4 wood was pretty much like the modern day 5 wood, move loft and shorter, easier to hit from the scrappy lie or fairway. I used to carry a nice Tommy Armour model when I was in High School (model SS1W) I believe. It was beautiful. I loved hitting it off the tee on short holes.
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