FairwayFred's WITB Pic thread

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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    Was going through my collection. This has to be the crown jewel of my persimmon collection. Yes it's real and authentic and made for TW.
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,095 ✭✭


    Was going through my collection. This has to be the crown jewel of my persimmon collection. Yes it's real and authentic and made for TW.




    Very nice. Do you know who made it? In fact, more to the point, did he ever play persimmon after turning pro (or even as a top amateur in college)? He certainly wasn't using a persimmon driver when he won his first Masters back in...errrr...1997? 98?



    Was it built as a sort of commemorative club, rather than for actual use?
    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Oct 29, 2018 #214



    Was going through my collection. This has to be the crown jewel of my persimmon collection. Yes it's real and authentic and made for TW.




    Very nice. Do you know who made it? In fact, more to the point, did he ever play persimmon after turning pro (or even as a top amateur in college)? He certainly wasn't using a persimmon driver when he won his first Masters back in...errrr...1997? 98?



    Was it built as a sort of commemorative club, rather than for actual use?




    Yes Mike Just who used to own Louisville Golf (RIP) made it for him. He never used persimmon in competition but used to play a good percentage of his practice rounds with persimmon which he said helped him hone his ball striking. I don't know if he still does this.
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    Ari Techner
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Oct 31, 2018 #215
    New bag and covers.....
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    Ari Techner
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Nov 2, 2018 #216
    WITB November 1, 2018



    9* Ping G400 Max w VA Drago 55

    16.5* Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta w Diamana Thump 75

    20* Kasco KC103 w Diamana Thump 85

    21* Taylormade M3 4 Hybrid w Tensei Blue 80

    5i Taylormade p790 w TT Xp95

    6-P National Custom Works Don White MB w Shimada Tour Lite

    50* National Custom Works DW w Accra 105

    54* National Custom Works DW w Accra 105

    58* National Custom Works DW w Accra 105

    Toulon Garage Memphis naked H3 hosel w BGT Stability shaft
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  • Matt JMatt J Members Posts: 8,674 ✭✭
    Funny, I played a round with a fella here in Oregon the other day. I commented on his Scratch wedge and he mentioned he knew you. Small world. Best wishes!
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Nov 18, 2018 #218
    More changes to come soon......



    Picked up a Rogue 3w but don't like the face height.



    Have a few Kascos to try (Thank you ZH).......



    Have a XR Steelhead 3w on the way to try. Like the deeper face.



    Reshafting irons and hybrid w KBS Graphite. 85 in the hybrid 100 in the irons.



    Most exciting to me I went down to Artisan Golf and John Hatfield fit me for a putter. Incredible experience. He gets so detailed about the whole entire putter built not just the head. Love the inclusion of balance point in the fitting. Should have the putter in about 4 weeks and am super excited.



    Oh and I have a sweet new Tour Dept Bettinardi being made......
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
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  • GeneralArnie1020GeneralArnie1020 Members Posts: 289 ✭✭


    New bag and covers.....




    When will covers be available!
    2018 M3 9* 440 - HZRDUS Handcrafted Yellow 6.5/65
    0341 GEN 1 3W - HZRDUS YELLOW 6.5
    -- Mizuno Hi Fli 1 iron - Nunchuk
    Srixon Utility 3 iron
    PXG 0311T 4-PW - Tour Issue Dynamic Gold x100
    Bettinardi 2018 H2 303 SS Wedges 50,54,58
    Custom Bettinardi BB8C
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭



    New bag and covers.....




    When will covers be available!




    We are in the process of working on a whole new website w an integrated online store. In the meantime we can make anything custom you want just send me an email [email protected]
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
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  • Katke87Katke87 Members Posts: 134 ✭✭


    New bag and covers.....




    That bag is da bomb!!
    Callaway GBB Epic driver, 13.5°Diamana M40, A flex
    Callaway Bertha 5 wood, 19°, Fubuki Z65, A flex
    King Cobra Baffler 4h (23°) & 5h (26°), Aldila NV-HL, A flex
    Titleist 718 AP1, 5-gap wedge, Tensei CK series, A flex
    Ping Glide 2.0, ES grind 56°/13°, Callaway 2017 PM Grind 60°/10°, KBS Tour-V, wedge flex
    All grips Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
    Ping G5i Craz-E center-shafted putter
    Ping 4 Series bag
    Headcovers Stitch, Jan Craig
    Titleist Pro V1X
    Rovic & Clicgear push carts
  • mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT! Members Posts: 3,816 ✭✭
    Katke87 wrote:



    New bag and covers.....




    That bag is da bomb!!




    It sure is! Is that a Scott special? Absolutely killer bag, great look!!
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 8 deg
    TEE E8 Beta 16.5 deg
    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Heavenwood
    TEE CB Pro 3h 21 deg
    Titleist 735.CM 4-PW, S300
    Titleist Vokey 54.14, 58.08
    Dave Curry Big Oak custom center shaft
    Custom Eliott carry bag, waxed canvas and leather
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    mshills wrote:

    Katke87 wrote:



    New bag and covers.....




    That bag is da bomb!!




    It sure is! Is that a Scott special? Absolutely killer bag, great look!!




    Yup complete Scott special. I sent him the tartan fabric originally just for the liner but then he did his thing. It came out better than I ever could have imagined.
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    New ferrules.....
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
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    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
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  • Dgott0502Dgott0502 Members Posts: 16
    Nice!
  • mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT! Members Posts: 3,816 ✭✭

    mshills wrote:

    Katke87 wrote:



    New bag and covers.....




    That bag is da bomb!!




    It sure is! Is that a Scott special? Absolutely killer bag, great look!!




    Yup complete Scott special. I sent him the tartan fabric originally just for the liner but then he did his thing. It came out better than I ever could have imagined.




    :-) Typical Scott -- he is the best. Love this one. I'm going to have to order another bag from him this winter.
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 8 deg
    TEE E8 Beta 16.5 deg
    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Heavenwood
    TEE CB Pro 3h 21 deg
    Titleist 735.CM 4-PW, S300
    Titleist Vokey 54.14, 58.08
    Dave Curry Big Oak custom center shaft
    Custom Eliott carry bag, waxed canvas and leather
  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers Posts: 3,230 ✭✭
    How is that G400 Max compared to the old DBD? Is it as straight as the smaller headed or mini drivers you had in play?
    Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep 14.5*
    Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid 19*
    Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid 22*
    Maltby DBM 4-PW w. PX LZ 6.0
    Taylormade Milled Grind 52* (bent to 50)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58*
    Rife Barbados
    Callaway Hex Tour Soft
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    bigmoneyp wrote:


    How is that G400 Max compared to the old DBD? Is it as straight as the smaller headed or mini drivers you had in play?


    I find the max to be extremely forgiving and straight. I don't like the way it looks but performance just cannot be ignored. It's as straight as any driver I have used. I even think there is a good chance I'll use it in 2019.
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
    (still a huge club HO)
  • bigmoneypbigmoneyp MichiganMembers Posts: 3,230 ✭✭

    bigmoneyp wrote:


    How is that G400 Max compared to the old DBD? Is it as straight as the smaller headed or mini drivers you had in play?


    I find the max to be extremely forgiving and straight. I don't like the way it looks but performance just cannot be ignored. It's as straight as any driver I have used. I even think there is a good chance I'll use it in 2019.




    That is good to hear. I'll have to try it out. I've all but given up on 460cc drivers as I just can't seem to be very accurate with them. I've had tremendous success with mini drivers and strong 3 woods and don't give up much distance. I would like to put a driver back in the bag someday but I dropped the ego long ago.
    Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep 14.5*
    Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid 19*
    Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid 22*
    Maltby DBM 4-PW w. PX LZ 6.0
    Taylormade Milled Grind 52* (bent to 50)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58*
    Rife Barbados
    Callaway Hex Tour Soft
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Dec 21, 2018 #230
    New(?) 3w in the bag....



    Changed fwy shafts to Oban Isawa 75 S after a fitting w my man Nick at Detroit Club Champion.



    2 new putters arriving tomorrow just in time for 12 day trip to Scotland on Monday....
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
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    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
    (still a huge club HO)
  • Zach HeusserZach Heusser Marshals Posts: 5,151 mod
    Great 3 wood choice 👍🏼
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Dec 21, 2018 #232
    1 of 2 new putters......
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    Ari Techner
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    edited Dec 21, 2018 #233
    2nd of 2 new putters.

    Both will be coming with me to Scotland on Monday.



    Rest of my WITB for 12/24 Scotland trip:





    9* Ping G400 Max w VA Drago 50

    15* Kasco KC103 Tour Prototype w Oban Isawa 75

    20* Kasco KC103 w Oban Isawa 75

    21* TM M3 Hybrid w KBS TGI Prototype 85

    5i TM 790 w DG105

    6-P National Custom Works Channelback MB w DG105

    50/54/58 National Custom Works w Modus 115 Wedge
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
    (still a huge club HO)
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    **** that first putter is mean!
    Callaway Xr 9* set to 11*, Project X 6.0
    Adams Tightlies 16*,Stock stiff
    Wilson Reflex 4-G Uniflex stock steel
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58* Wedge flex
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • mshillsmshills T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, fight dammit, FIGHT FIGHT! Members Posts: 3,816 ✭✭


    **** that first putter is mean!




    I'm with you -- to my eye, no contest between that Artisan putter and the Swag putter. Ari, which one is finding the hole?
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 8 deg
    TEE E8 Beta 16.5 deg
    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Heavenwood
    TEE CB Pro 3h 21 deg
    Titleist 735.CM 4-PW, S300
    Titleist Vokey 54.14, 58.08
    Dave Curry Big Oak custom center shaft
    Custom Eliott carry bag, waxed canvas and leather
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    I just got them both yesterday and won't get to play until I get to Scotland next week.



    I am super excited about the Artisan I went to Ft Worth and worked w John on a fitting the whole experience was awesome. He goes super in depth and looks at things that others do not. I've been through more putter fittings than I can count over the years but it had been about 3 years and some things about my setup and stroke had changed. We really dialed in my specs and I'm super confident with the setup. Love the finish I'm really a sucker for a good patina.



    The SWAG also really fits my eye well and has basically the same setup. I really like what he did with the shape of that thing.
    FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
    (still a huge club HO)
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,186 ClubWRX
    They are both gorgeous. I would go for the finish and milling of the first one in the shape of the second. Something about those wide blades with a little cutout in the back. They seem easy for me to aim.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭
    I agree they are very easy to aim. I find the same thing with the fanged mallet as long as there are not a bunch of distracting lines etc on top. I could easily game either of these putters long term.
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    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
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  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy Members Posts: 8,655 ✭✭
    Safe travels Ari. Look forward to a few pictures of the bag in action. Hope the weather is kind.
    Cobra King F7 9*<br />Wishon 919FD 13* (1* open)<br />Wishon 950HC 18* (1* open)<br />Wishon 775hs 21*, 24*, 27<br />NCW 28*, 33*, 38*, 43*, 48*, 53*<br />Mac Custom Grind 58* (NevadaGolfGuy Special)<br />Betti, Machine, Mannkrafted, Scotty, Tad Moore, Xenon
  • LongballjockLongballjock Members Posts: 160


    I just got them both yesterday and won't get to play until I get to Scotland next week.



    I am super excited about the Artisan I went to Ft Worth and worked w John on a fitting the whole experience was awesome. He goes super in depth and looks at things that others do not. I've been through more putter fittings than I can count over the years but it had been about 3 years and some things about my setup and stroke had changed. We really dialed in my specs and I'm super confident with the setup. Love the finish I'm really a sucker for a good patina.



    The SWAG also really fits my eye well and has basically the same setup. I really like what he did with the shape of that thing.
    where abouts in Scotland you going to be playing ?
    What's in the bag

    Driver: Cobra F8 9*
    w/ UST elements Chrome
    4wood : Taylormade "07" Burner TP 17.5*
    W/ Fujikura Blur 75x
    Hyrbid: Adams super 9031 21.5*
    W/ Diamana D+ 82s
    Irons : Lynx Prowler VT 5-pw
    W/ Recoil 780 F5
    Wedges: Nike Forged 50* Engage 54*&60* (TS&DS)
    W/ Aldila Multicomp 105
    Putter: Nike Method 001 Flow neck (oven Proto)

    Ball: Callaway Chromesoft X
  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,983 ✭✭



    I just got them both yesterday and won't get to play until I get to Scotland next week.



    I am super excited about the Artisan I went to Ft Worth and worked w John on a fitting the whole experience was awesome. He goes super in depth and looks at things that others do not. I've been through more putter fittings than I can count over the years but it had been about 3 years and some things about my setup and stroke had changed. We really dialed in my specs and I'm super confident with the setup. Love the finish I'm really a sucker for a good patina.



    The SWAG also really fits my eye well and has basically the same setup. I really like what he did with the shape of that thing.
    where abouts in Scotland you going to be playing ?




    I'll be in Campbeltown for 12 days I'll mostly be playing at Machrahanish, Machrahanish Dunes and Dunaverty. Might get over to Machrie and Shiskine also.
    FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
    Ari Techner
    National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
    [email protected]
    IG: @nationalcustom
    Twitter: @WorksNational
    (still a huge club HO)
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