I have a sickness!! Old blades, new shafts

chivachiva Members Posts: 2,517 ✭✭
Ok, so I have a self diagnosed sickness called classicbladitis. I like old blades. I like new shafts. I like to put new shafts in old blades, and lead tape to get SW where I like it and add new grips. My hope was to get an old familiar set playable by "modern" standards. My last try was good if any of you recall the Tommy Armour MacGregor 985's that I cut down the hosels, added new shafts, lead tape, new grips. They are super solid, but have a tendency to dig. So I found a set of 1962 Dynapowered irons with the turf rider sole. I played the 1961 Dynapowered for several years and liked them. I actually had a 1962 as the PW to that set that I liked the best. So I have 1 iron through pitching wedge coming in the mail. I will re-shaft them, lead tape them, apply new grips and see how they do. I'm hoping to get a Mira baby blade type iron for the cheap. In other words, small, forged head that cuts through the turf w/out excessive digging, new shafts (Nippon 1050gh stiff), new grips, and fairly heavy (D5) swingweight.



With all that effort, I'll most likely still play my TEE CB Pro Tungsten irons as they are rocket launchers with ridiculous forgiveness. After all, this is a game of how many, not how!! YMMV.
OB and water hazards you flunkies
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  • sbboudreausbboudreau FORE RIGHT! Members Posts: 732
    This is very interesting. I’m from the school of “Factory Original” also a PING Iron guy but I also play a full Factory set of 79/80 Titleist Tour Model with the Matching Wood Set. I think it would be sacrilege to remove the Factory shafts from these irons, probably make me cry too.
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    79/80 Titleist Tour Model Woods(D,3,4,5) & Irons(2-PW) Matching Serial #'s
    Titleist Tour Model Flange Putter (2, 34" & 35")
    98 PING ISI Nickel Irons Red(2-PW), (HELP! missing 5 & 7)
    Go To Set
    07 PING G-10 Irons, Yellow, (3 & 4 Hy, 5-SW)
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  • sbboudreausbboudreau FORE RIGHT! Members Posts: 732
    Needed to add. Though a set of nice old Wilson or Spalding muscle backs might be cool to remove the steel shafts and install a quality graphite.
    (8) "Wee" Scot Putters, Model 1W, 4W, 5W, P15, P170, 180, Balata Face Insert(x2)
    1926 MacGregor MASTER Hickory Driver, Ivory SCRULOC Face Inserts
    Early Hickory Peter McEwan of Nairn, Putting Cleek Rustless
    79/80 Titleist Tour Model Woods(D,3,4,5) & Irons(2-PW) Matching Serial #'s
    Titleist Tour Model Flange Putter (2, 34" & 35")
    98 PING ISI Nickel Irons Red(2-PW), (HELP! missing 5 & 7)
    Go To Set
    07 PING G-10 Irons, Yellow, (3 & 4 Hy, 5-SW)
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT 10.5 Driver
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT Pro 3 Deep 14.5 Fairway
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT Pro 5 Deep 18.5 Fairway
  • birly-shirlybirly-shirly Members Posts: 3,247 ✭✭
    I have the same reticence about reshafting old Pings, since Karsten specifically designed his shafts as well as heads. Having said that, a ton of people have had great results and fine tuned the feel of their clubs by swapping in different shafts. Early Pings almost invited that level of modification, since there was no choice in flex available as standard.



    I suppose I should feel the same way about Hogans designed around the Apex shaft, which I get on well with anyway. But I had no hesitation in pulling apart a motley set of redlines and rebuilding them with Apex 4s, and they play great. And a set of '58 Sabers were transformed when I eventually got the right shafts into them. I bought them knowing that the Pro Fit A flex would probably need changed, but they really felt just horrible to hit. I then put in some s300 which had been fine in other clubs, but never really gelled with the Hogans. Finally installed some regular Dynamics and they're some of my favourite irons.



    I wouldn't have any qualms about reshafting a set of irons that came originally with such generic shafts as Dynamic/DG. In fact, an old set of Titleist Tour Models has acted as donors for some other projects. The only thing I would flag in reshafting Titleists is that in my experience they're built at the factory with hardwood dowels installed in the tips. I've always drilled or punched out the dowels and never missed them - but if you want to duplicate the factory build, then that's something to bear in mind.
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    I will change a shaft in a classic Macgregor or Hogan in the blink of an eye to get them playable for me. In fact I am luck I was not excommunicated from the classics forum for committing the ultra sacrilege. Yep I am guilty I put a set of Hogan Apex shafts in a set of VIPs. But in all honesty I do have 2 sets I will never touch the shafts in. My old man's CF4000s and the set of pristine grade A 4000s that Stickfish sent me.
  • Cbad721Cbad721 SingleMalt Members Posts: 34
    chiva wrote:


    Ok, so I have a self diagnosed sickness called classicbladitis. I like old blades. I like new shafts. I like to put new shafts in old blades, and lead tape to get SW where I like it and add new grips. My hope was to get an old familiar set playable by "modern" standards. My last try was good if any of you recall the Tommy Armour MacGregor 985's that I cut down the hosels, added new shafts, lead tape, new grips. They are super solid, but have a tendency to dig. So I found a set of 1962 Dynapowered irons with the turf rider sole. I played the 1961 Dynapowered for several years and liked them. I actually had a 1962 as the PW to that set that I liked the best. So I have 1 iron through pitching wedge coming in the mail. I will re-shaft them, lead tape them, apply new grips and see how they do. I'm hoping to get a Mira baby blade type iron for the cheap. In other words, small, forged head that cuts through the turf w/out excessive digging, new shafts (Nippon 1050gh stiff), new grips, and fairly heavy (D5) swingweight.



    With all that effort, I'll most likely still play my TEE CB Pro Tungsten irons as they are rocket launchers with ridiculous forgiveness. After all, this is a game of how many, not how!! YMMV.




    I have a set of reshafted 62’ turfriders that are awesome and think you’ll be very pleased with the result. Good luck!
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    Iron master 1952 putter
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    Macgregor 3852MS Double Duty wedge
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  • mickeytbonesmickeytbones Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    I have a few sets of very classic blades shafted with Nunchuk shafts.



    Love em.
  • Fellaheen51Fellaheen51 Go Green MichiganMembers Posts: 4,410 ✭✭
    edited Jun 3, 2018 #8
    BIG STU wrote:


    I will change a shaft in a classic Macgregor or Hogan in the blink of an eye to get them playable for me. In fact I am luck I was not excommunicated from the classics forum for committing the ultra sacrilege. Yep I am guilty I put a set of Hogan Apex shafts in a set of VIPs. But in all honesty I do have 2 sets I will never touch the shafts in. My old man's CF4000s and the set of pristine grade A 4000s that Stickfish sent me.




    No way Boss, no sacrilege in my book. In fact, installing more up-to-date shafts in many of these classic irons really wakes them up. Makes them playable. Heavy and stiff is not a good recipe for me these days.



    The Apex II "Cameos" in inventory (acquired from two sources) had a hodgepodge of shafts. Had a set of Rifle FM 5.5's that I wanted to install. Little did I know, or check, but they were .370 pulls out of some Cally's. So now I had to bore out the hosel to accept them. After messing around with removing hosel pins on four of them, used the "chop and drill" method for the remainder. A whole lot easier. Look just fine, play quite nicely. Suppose it I were to ever sell them off, would have to disclose that they've been bored out.



    The '99 Apex's have Nippon 950's in them that I find to be very agreeable to my swing.



    Now contemplating a project of reshafting a set of '71 Wilson "Button Backs" with .370 TTDG R300 with Sensicore recently scrounged up on the very cheap. Can't say I'm all that enamored with the vintage Ultralight stiff steel shafts that are installed. Feel really stiff. Another bore job, which is actually pretty simple using a reamer, some WD-40 and a electric drill. Cost for all the components will be less than $30. Why not. Dab of "Form a Gasket" in the tip, modernized "Fluid Feels".



    Even thinking about adding wood dowels in the tips. Something I've never tried, but have been reading about of late. Old school. May or may not make one iota of difference. Don't know until I try it.



    Golf clubs are sporting goods implements. Not antiquities. Have no issue with changing things up to make them suitable to my capabilities. Part of the fun, quite separate from the actually playing.
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  • chivachiva Members Posts: 2,517 ✭✭
    It's nice to see that other guys besides me are re-shafting these clubs to make them more playable. Thanks for the encouragement.
    OB and water hazards you flunkies
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    edited Jun 4, 2018 #10
    I've always reshafted old irons, if they came with something that didn't suit me. Didn't make sense to me to try to hit a club that forced me to make compensations in my swing. I have enough problems playing this game. LOL



    Sometimes I'd reshaft them just to try something different. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



    The Apex shaft would be a great example of this. A shaft designed to hit the ball higher is something I definitely have not needed in my time playing this game. I hit the ball too high already (or did at one time), based on the famous Trackman Tour Averages floating around the intarwebs, adding to that seems less than a winning proposition. Were I to pick up a set of 99 Apex with Apex shafts, they'd be quickly refitted with DG.
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  • BigarchBigarch Members Posts: 496 ✭✭
    Since I'm the only one that will probably end up playing most of them, I don't care what I have to reshaft them with. I'll even ream sets out to accommodate .370 tip shafts if I think its a set I want to play quite a bit with. I need clubs that are at least an inch longer and it's easier to find shafts in that length that I can swap around between sets.
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    • Fairway - Adams Fairway Blue 16* Stock Slim Tech Stiff
    • Hybrid - Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Fujikura S +.5"
    • 4-GW- Cleveland TA7 FST 90 Shafts with Sensicores
    • Wedges - 54, 59 Cleveland 588 RTX 588 Apollo MatchFlex +1"
    • Putter - Odyssey O-Works 7S - 35"
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  • rebbyrebby CNH 320 ClubWRX Posts: 2,189 ✭✭
    I did that with a set of Hogan Precisions, absolutely love this set! -> http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1169103-my-hogan-precisions/



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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    rebby wrote:


    I did that with a set of Hogan Precisions, absolutely love this set! -> http://www.golfwrx.c...gan-precisions/



    Classic Precisions with KBS Tour-Vs.
    I love mine and the bad thing is I have not done a shaft switch yet. I did change the grips and put 1" extenders in because they were a little short for me. Shot 2 of my best rounds this year with those in the bag.
  • TimVTimV Members Posts: 1,484 ✭✭
    I certainly don't think it's Blasphemy to swap out shafts in old Classics but I've been fortunate in not needing to. For whatever reason I seem to get on well with most classic regular flex professional model club shafts. For me to go to the expense of swapping in new shafts to increase performance would require me finding basically pristine heads of a highly regarded model on the cheap with shafts that were a poor fit for me.
    All Forged, all the time.
    The Sets that see regular playing time...
    67 Spalding Top-Flite Professional, Cleveland Classic Persimmon Driver, 3 & 4 Spalding Top-Flite Persimmon Woods, TPM Putter.
    71 Wilson Staff Button Backs, Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver, 3 & 5 Woods, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter.
    95 Snake Eyes S&W Forged, Snake Eyes 600T Driver, Viper MS 18* & 21* Woods, 252 & 258 Vokeys, Golfsmith Zero Friction Putter.
    2015 Wilson Staff FG Tour F5, TaylorMade Superfast Driver, 16.5* Fairway, & 21* Hybrid, Harmonized SW & LW, Tour Edge Feel2 Putter.
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,772 mod
  • pymmdcppymmdcp Members Posts: 262
    Buzzkill wrote:
    Got these





    Sweet mercy those look nice. Let us know how they hit.
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,772 mod
    edited Jun 15, 2018 #17
    pymmdcp wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:
    Got these





    Sweet mercy those look nice. Let us know how they hit.




    Thanks! They'll probably be ready Wednesday and after a few rounds, I'll report back. Anxious to try out these shafts since I've played mainly Dynamic Golds for 40+ years.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzz--- That looks good let me know how those hit-- I am thinking along the same lines on my 58 Mac Diamondbacks and possibly my Muirfields. Yeah I know I have too much classic stuff
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy WAMembers Posts: 1,208 ✭✭
    BIG STU wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzz--- That looks good let me know how those hit-- I am thinking along the same lines on my 58 Mac Diamondbacks and possibly my Muirfields. Yeah I know I have too much classic stuff




    STU,



    Have you ever hit the old MacGregor Tourney PT3 "recessed weight" with copper face?
  • TimVTimV Members Posts: 1,484 ✭✭
    Those look Awesome Buzzkill!
    All Forged, all the time.
    The Sets that see regular playing time...
    67 Spalding Top-Flite Professional, Cleveland Classic Persimmon Driver, 3 & 4 Spalding Top-Flite Persimmon Woods, TPM Putter.
    71 Wilson Staff Button Backs, Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver, 3 & 5 Woods, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter.
    95 Snake Eyes S&W Forged, Snake Eyes 600T Driver, Viper MS 18* & 21* Woods, 252 & 258 Vokeys, Golfsmith Zero Friction Putter.
    2015 Wilson Staff FG Tour F5, TaylorMade Superfast Driver, 16.5* Fairway, & 21* Hybrid, Harmonized SW & LW, Tour Edge Feel2 Putter.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,319 ✭✭
    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these





    Very nice. They're the 1981 model, aren't they?

    I still have my 79-80 Titleists back home, and play them when I'm over. I'm actually thinking of getting them restored and putting in a modern shaft.
    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. 
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭

    BIG STU wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzz--- That looks good let me know how those hit-- I am thinking along the same lines on my 58 Mac Diamondbacks and possibly my Muirfields. Yeah I know I have too much classic stuff




    STU,



    Have you ever hit the old MacGregor Tourney PT3 "recessed weight" with copper face?
    Yep I have a set of PT-2s "recessed weight" with the copper faces. Original Pro Pel 2 shafts. 2 thru 9 actually found them in one of the bins at work along with a 58 Mac Ironmaster offset putter. That was the irons in the set when I played the "all Scrap Pile" bag a couple of months ago. Shot 80 from the mid tees at Founders Club in Pawley's Island SC with them. That was the bag of clubs I played that I had less money in than most of the tourist golfers had in 2 Pro Vs brand new. Love those things. Would have them in the bag today but some back problems have crept up for me recently trying to hit stiffer shafts. So today I have my Franken Macs as Mitchell calls them in the bag. That Apex 2 is a little softer shaft and I do not have to swing as hard. I am seriously thinking about putting a set of matched R-300s I have in a set of scrapyard Snake Eyes Forged irons. I think they will hit really well for me with the R-300s
  • TimVTimV Members Posts: 1,484 ✭✭
    Feel Free to send me the snake Eyes if you do. I like them. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    All Forged, all the time.
    The Sets that see regular playing time...
    67 Spalding Top-Flite Professional, Cleveland Classic Persimmon Driver, 3 & 4 Spalding Top-Flite Persimmon Woods, TPM Putter.
    71 Wilson Staff Button Backs, Wilson System 3000 Persimmon Driver, 3 & 5 Woods, Wilson Sam Snead Pay-Off Putter.
    95 Snake Eyes S&W Forged, Snake Eyes 600T Driver, Viper MS 18* & 21* Woods, 252 & 258 Vokeys, Golfsmith Zero Friction Putter.
    2015 Wilson Staff FG Tour F5, TaylorMade Superfast Driver, 16.5* Fairway, & 21* Hybrid, Harmonized SW & LW, Tour Edge Feel2 Putter.
  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals Posts: 6,772 mod
    pymmdcp wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:
    Got these





    Sweet mercy those look nice. Let us know how they hit.




    Will do!

    TimV wrote:


    Those look Awesome Buzzkill!




    Thanks!


    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these





    Very nice. They're the 1981 model, aren't they?

    I still have my 79-80 Titleists back home, and play them when I'm over. I'm actually thinking of getting them restored and putting in a modern shaft.




    Yes!
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  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker Members Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    I may be getting on this bandwagon myself after having the custom ‘71 Buttonback 1 iron fitted with a modern shaft. Took it out for its maiden test drive today at the range and I’ll not be carrying a wooden club in my vintage bag for a while.

    I now have the 1 and PW modernized in the ‘71 setup, and, I am liking the results.
  • IcemanYVRIcemanYVR Amateur Vancouver, BCMembers Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    I have Mizuno MP-33 (not completely old school but blades are blades) with KBS Tour C-Taper shafts in them. I never thought they would work, but I really like them. Generally speaking, I don't think clubheads care much what shafts are in them as the head is just along for the ride.



    I would wholly recommend at least giving it a try...
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    edited Jun 17, 2018 #27
    TimV wrote:


    Feel Free to send me the snake Eyes if you do. I like them. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    Did you read over in thrift store finds. I actually found the missing 8 iron to the Snake Eyes set at Goodwill last night. When I pull the shafts the heads are yours free. They are actually beautiful heads but have too much offset for me. Mitchell gave me the run down on them a while back. They are rare they are the Snake Eyes Smith and Wesson forged. I need the shafts and will be glad the heads will get a good home.Give me time in a couple of weeks and I will pull the shafts
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    IcemanYVR wrote:


    I have Mizuno MP-33 (not completely old school but blades are blades) with KBS Tour C-Taper shafts in them. I never thought they would work, but I really like them. Generally speaking, I don't think clubheads care much what shafts are in them as the head is just along for the ride.



    I would wholly recommend at least giving it a try...
    IMHO the 33s are one of the Holy Grail sets of all time. Believe it or not they are some of the most sought after of Mizuno blades. I loved mine I played them until they wore out
  • IcemanYVRIcemanYVR Amateur Vancouver, BCMembers Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    BIG STU wrote:

    IcemanYVR wrote:


    I have Mizuno MP-33 (not completely old school but blades are blades) with KBS Tour C-Taper shafts in them. I never thought they would work, but I really like them. Generally speaking, I don't think clubheads care much what shafts are in them as the head is just along for the ride.



    I would wholly recommend at least giving it a try...
    IMHO the 33s are one of the Holy Grail sets of all time. Believe it or not they are some of the most sought after of Mizuno blades. I loved mine I played them until they wore out




    Agreed 100%. I'm on my fourth set. I wore out 2 sets completely and sold my 3rd when I switched to something more forgiving as I played less. I missed them too much so bought another set in pretty good shape online. I still search online every week or so for that elusive "played once or twice" set of MP-33.
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,384 ✭✭
    IcemanYVR wrote:

    BIG STU wrote:

    IcemanYVR wrote:


    I have Mizuno MP-33 (not completely old school but blades are blades) with KBS Tour C-Taper shafts in them. I never thought they would work, but I really like them. Generally speaking, I don't think clubheads care much what shafts are in them as the head is just along for the ride.



    I would wholly recommend at least giving it a try...
    IMHO the 33s are one of the Holy Grail sets of all time. Believe it or not they are some of the most sought after of Mizuno blades. I loved mine I played them until they wore out




    Agreed 100%. I'm on my fourth set. I wore out 2 sets completely and sold my 3rd when I switched to something more forgiving as I played less. I missed them too much so bought another set in pretty good shape online. I still search online every week or so for that elusive "played once or twice" set of MP-33.
    I will tell you something else and over on some of the main club forums especially the JDM ones I would probably be flamed to **** and back but trust me this is true. Those 33s hit as smooth and "buttery" as any Miura blade. As a strictly feel player I can not tell the difference at all between a set of 33s and ANY Miura blade
  • OrangeGravyOrangeGravy WAMembers Posts: 1,208 ✭✭
    BIG STU wrote:


    BIG STU wrote:

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzzkill wrote:


    Got these

    Buzz--- That looks good let me know how those hit-- I am thinking along the same lines on my 58 Mac Diamondbacks and possibly my Muirfields. Yeah I know I have too much classic stuff




    STU,



    Have you ever hit the old MacGregor Tourney PT3 "recessed weight" with copper face?
    Yep I have a set of PT-2s "recessed weight" with the copper faces. Original Pro Pel 2 shafts. 2 thru 9 actually found them in one of the bins at work along with a 58 Mac Ironmaster offset putter. That was the irons in the set when I played the "all Scrap Pile" bag a couple of months ago. Shot 80 from the mid tees at Founders Club in Pawley's Island SC with them. That was the bag of clubs I played that I had less money in than most of the tourist golfers had in 2 Pro Vs brand new. Love those things. Would have them in the bag today but some back problems have crept up for me recently trying to hit stiffer shafts. So today I have my Franken Macs as Mitchell calls them in the bag. That Apex 2 is a little softer shaft and I do not have to swing as hard. I am seriously thinking about putting a set of matched R-300s I have in a set of scrapyard Snake Eyes Forged irons. I think they will hit really well for me with the R-300s




    That haul I got that I posted in the other thread I think you probably saw? I found a set of those Mac PT2's ( not PT3 it turns out ). 1-pw. I left them there, but I think I will grab them. They're not in the best shape and need to be regripped. I had them set aside, but felt guilty enough with everything I already had loaded in the truck!
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