Classic Persimmon Drivers

Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby aiguille » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:38 am

I must say that I feel very honoured to have a persimmon that has been crafted by Lag! I just hope that I can do it justice...!
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby freddiec » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:43 pm

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.
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby robbo » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:48 am

Thanks Freddiec,

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?

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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby Persimmonpal » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:21 pm

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)
Armour 693
Penna TP Special (currently own)
Penna 403PT (currently own)
Armour 945
Hogan Pro Model (currently own)
M75 (currently own)
Hogan 4393 (currently own)
Armour 653 Eye O Matic
Love them 'Macs!!
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby freddiec » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:41 pm

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.
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby lagpressure » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:23 am


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.
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby CheeseDonkey » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:30 pm

Here are a couple drivers I recently picked up. The first is a Hogan Apex and the second a. Mac M75W super eye o matic. One or both could get the Lag refinish treatment...
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby bentshaft » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:35 pm

hey cheese---does this look familiar?

fun stuff huh?


more pics here---

I just wanted to be part of this club!!
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby Pippolo » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:16 am

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.
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Re: Classic Persimmon Drivers

Postby freddiec » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:28 am

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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