Picked up this Wilson Staff set from 60s?

kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
Browsing the golf section of the local classifieds app (kijiji) like I do several times a day, and came across this full set and carry bag, guy was asking 45$. So I inquired as I've been looking for an old set of Wilson blades to kinda "restore" and also been looking for a carry bag. Ended up giving the guy 40 bucks, and I'm pretty stoked on these old clubs. They appear to me to have all original grips and shafts, and are in pretty great shape for their age I think. Just curious what year you guys would think these are, be a hoot to go and try and play a round with them I think. The putter is a "Arnold Palmer PERSONAL" Cambell model, with grip rite flat fronted grip. Pretty neat, think I'm gonna clean them up nice and maybe try redoing the paint fill. Maybe make a nice wood display case and put them on the wall (I'm single lol)
TM 17' M2 9.5*
Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
PING G30 4 22*
TM R11 5 - PW
Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant

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  • Fellaheen51Fellaheen51 Go Green MichiganMembers Posts: 4,410 ✭✭
    Sleuthing on iron finder. They're 1966 Staffs. Two hash marks is the tell. Look to be in quite pristine shape. Rare to find shaft bands in that condition. Clean the grips, apply a coat of leather conditioner (Lexol) to preserve. Hit 'em once before you hang 'em.
    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

    OGA - Mitglied Nummer Sechs
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    Thanks for the info! Its Driver, 3 wood, 4 wood, and 2-9. No PW, maybe I'll try and source one in the future. They are very short though, like a full inch maybe 1 1/4" shorter than my modern gamers. Is this normal of old clubs like this? Or could they maybe have been built then for a short fella?
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • birly-shirlybirly-shirly Members Posts: 3,247 ✭✭
    I’d guess a 37” 5 iron would be close to std men’s length. Clubs look great!
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,891 ✭✭
    Congrats on a nice find, and I agree with fella on date.



    Would love to see more detailed pics of the putter as well, if you could, please
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    OGA member 1415
    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    Sure, when I get a chance tonight I'll add some more pics.
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,891 ✭✭
    kmay__ wrote:


    Thanks for the info! Its Driver, 3 wood, 4 wood, and 2-9. No PW, maybe I'll try and source one in the future. They are very short though, like a full inch maybe 1 1/4" shorter than my modern gamers. Is this normal of old clubs like this? Or could they maybe have been built then for a short fella?




    I would actively look for that PW, but realize that the 9-iron in this set is really the equivalent of today's modern PW anyway.
    Pings from the beginning

    OGA member 1415
    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    ^ For sure, it looks almost as lofted as my current 49* gap lol
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,891 ✭✭


    Sleuthing on iron finder. They're 1966 Staffs. Two hash marks is the tell. Look to be in quite pristine shape. Rare to find shaft bands in that condition. Clean the grips, apply a coat of leather conditioner (Lexol) to preserve. Hit 'em once before you hang 'em.




    When you say "2 hashmarks" what are you referring to?



    I think I know, but would just like clarification, since I don't have any of the identification books. My ex thought they were something to sell in a yard sale.



    I think that you can figure out the rest of the story......
    Pings from the beginning

    OGA member 1415
    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited Sep 13, 2018 #10
    I think the 2 vertical grey lines between the lettering and the WS crest, are what they refer to as the identifiers for 1966 models.
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • Fellaheen51Fellaheen51 Go Green MichiganMembers Posts: 4,410 ✭✭
    edited Sep 13, 2018 #11
    I'm sorry. Forgot to post the link to the info page on iron finder in the prior post.



    ****, the 8 iron in these Staffs is likely comparable to a modern PW. With the trend towards ever stronger lofts in irons these days. Maybe someday I'll be able to hit a PW 170 yards. If I stick around long enough. Or place a label over a 5 iron that's marked "PW". Yeah, that's the ticket.
    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

    OGA - Mitglied Nummer Sechs
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,800 ✭✭
    You'd hit jackpot if the putter is a Wilson Arnold Palmer Personal !
  • kmay__kmay__ Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    I don't think the putter is a Wilson, has CAMPBELL stamped on the bottom.
    TM 17' M2 9.5*
    Cobra Bio-Cell 16.5*
    PING G30 4 22*
    TM R11 5 - PW
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    Callaway PM Grind 60* (the greasy Phil)
    SC studio select Newport 2 mid-slant
  • bl8dbl8d Members Posts: 43
    edited Sep 14, 2018 #14
    I have a set of those,(3-Pw) and the 5 iron in the '66 Hashtag Wilson Staff is 30* loft and 37.5 length



    mine are the Pro shaft in reg flex, and these are very playable.

    enjoy
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,166 ✭✭
    Great find!!! Randy is gonna flip when he comes back off of "debarkation"
    Glad to see some of these great old clubs coming to light and being saved by people that love and appreciate them. Shoot that stand bag alone was worth the price you paid for the whole shooting match
    Driver: Homna G1-X Homna stock Regular shaft
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    SW Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore S-300 ( old dependable)
    Putter- 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bulls Eye fluted shaft rusty and lead taped as heck named "Rusty"
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    SW Macgregor LRA 56* S-400 DJ Special-- Will rotate out when old dependable does not behave
    Putter ( subject to change) Lil David 8802
    Bag Old School Power Bilt orange mini staff
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,800 ✭✭
    kmay__ wrote:


    I don't think the putter is a Wilson, has CAMPBELL stamped on the bottom.




    Okay found this thread, but the grip sure looks older than 70 's ?

    Maybe not ?



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/408286-arnold-palmer-personal-campbell-blade-putter/
  • Uncle TUncle T Double Bogey Tour Professional Posts: 187
    Those shaft bands are in pristine condition. great find!
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    Adams Idea Black CB 5-pw, Rflex Wilson Staff Lincoln Park
    Adams Tom Watson Professional Grind, 52, 56, 60
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  • PorkerPorker Posts: 275 ✭✭
    Awesome find! And in great condition, those leather grips fire my jets big time... Let us know how they go!
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