Bob Murphy Jr. vintage irons by whom...?
Can someone help me out with a make and era for these? (pics below!)
These, full 2-9 set (and a Haig Ultra PW), came with a vintage, pink vinyl Hot-Z golf bag my wife wanted, with a 2-wheel folding pull cart with really wide, soft, light gray tires that look great with her bag.
All for 25 bucks.
Neither of us golf on a "blades level" yet but I'm cleaning up and holding on to various cool vintage sets, as I have a bit of air conditioned storage space in my home I freed up. I also like to challenge myself with them intermittently while I practice, to see how far I am from sweet spot consistency, whether I supposedly have any business straying from my learner CB's yet or not (King Cobra II OS, a bit vintage in their own right). Sam Snead started with sticks and stones and so was still able to score a 76 with a fresh tree branch, so I want to push myself with what's hard sometimes (blades), early on, without getting discouraged enough to quit.
These say "Bob Murphy Jr." on them (a while since the "Jr." was really elaborated upon on his name, wasn't it? You usually see the Jr. as Robert Murphy Jr.)
It's driving me nuts; I can't remember where I saw that insignia before that looks like an "SR" but also a bit like little atomic orbital symbols. It can't stand for "Senior"(?) hehe as I suspect when these came out Bob Murphy wasn't all that senior, esp. back when he referred to himself as "Jr."...?
**Aluminum shafts! ** They have True Temper aluminum shafts... first acquisition of those!
His Irish pride showing thru in the clover on the back, the green stripes on the ferrule, and Golf Pride even put green highlights in the original grips. There's nothing like a new grip, but when I'm reluctant (either a really cool-looking original grip or I'm not sure if I'll play it) I learned that rubbing a very, very thin film of Bag Balm into the rubber, wiping off any surface black rubber oxidation, grinding the Bag balm in really good, and wiping off any excess (don't want it slipping out of your hands like a movie) vintage grips get more supple and much, much more tacky (but without being prone to picking up dog hairs). Just say'in. But I know I'll feel stupid for not knowing who made these or whose insignia that is... thanks!!
I had no idea I would want to keep the clubs that came with Tina's bag and cart for $25, but I'm going to keep these with my Walter Hagen The Haig's
Odessa, Florida (Tampa Bay Area)