Is this driver a persimmon or maple ?

Hi all, I've just purchased this driver. It's going to match my 28 yr old Tommy Armour 986 Tour Forged blades. Just wanting to know if the driver is Persimmon or Maple ? Cheers


  • rgk5rgk5 rgk5(OLB) Members Posts: 3,620 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


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  • PaulG03PaulG03 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Thanks for the quick response. Glad to know it's persimmon. Quite difficult to find any information on the internet about this driver. Must have come out round about the same time I guess as my irons, late 80's I reckon

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Persimmon. I think the year the 986 blades came was, easily enough, 1986, so I would guess your driver is the same. 1986 to early/mid nineties.

    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. 
  • BigBodBigBod Operations Director, Diamond Golf International & Wishon Golf Littlehampton, UKMembers Posts: 69 ✭✭

    And also the preferred 'U' grain to the wood.

  • freddiecfreddiec Members Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s a beauty !

  • PaulG03PaulG03 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Awesome ! You know in all the years I've had my irons I didn't realise the 986 "86" was the year they came out. I purchased my set in 1989.And the BU13 what does that mean, also any idea on the loft?

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  • freddiecfreddiec Members Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Pga Tommy Armour woods were my 1st set. I had a set w red/white/red inserts . This was around 1985

  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,537 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shallowface said:
    From the 1986 Catalog.

    Thanks Shallow, simply awesome stuff. It's interesting how the irons page doesn't mention the offset, or lack thereof. Probably because it wasn't such a big deal in the mid 80s. LOL

    First time I've ever seen 986 Tour specs.

    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Ping Eye2, ZZ-lite shaft
    3w: Ping Eye2, ZZ-lite shaft
    2h:  TM Stage 2 Tour, Nv105 stiff -or- 1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind TW282, Precision 6.5
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS -or- Ram TG-898 56*, DGS
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane/Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    I've proven once again that anything over 44.5" or even 44.25" is a horrible fit for my tee game
  • PaulG03PaulG03 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    Thanks for the link, and ja same for me seeing the 986 Tour specs. Driver arrived yesterday, only took 2 weeks from the States. Near mint condition head and shaft. Just needs regripping.

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