Your favorite butter knife!

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fluffy265fluffy265 Members  649WRX Points: 81Posts: 649 Golden Tee
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Some us crazies still pull out a 1 iron occasionally, even if it is just to scare our playing partners. But lets face it, there is no satisfaction like that of a purely struck 1 iron.



Any way I just wanted hear about your favorite butter knives, who still carries them and hopefully see some pretty pics!



So fire away please.

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Yamaha W-602
'58 MT PT1 2W
'55 Tommy Armour 945's
Tad Moore "47 Rookie", a TM6? or maybe an 8802 today....
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  • OldTomOldTom Members  80WRX Points: 98Handicap: 6Posts: 80 Fairways
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    Still using a Wilson Fluid Feel 1 iron.

    Realistically it has a similiar loft as a modern 3 iron. You could however ask the same question about 3 irons, there aren't too many of those around anymore.
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  • dandodando Members  80WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Posts: 80
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    I picked a pro original mizuno 1 iron off of ebay as i struggle hitting a driver and its the best £20 I think i have spent!
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7295WRX Points: 1,357Handicap: 7Posts: 7,295 Titanium Tees
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    I'm very much a Ram Ho, have a few assorted models lying around. This is more or less the first choice 1 iron, it's a Vibration Matched model (can't quite see all of the stamping due to lead tape).



    I have another with DGX that I had bent to 18°, was using it as a quasi 2 iron with another Ram set for which I had only 3-PW shafted up.



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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
  • SurfinTurfSurfinTurf In like Flynn with my 8802 Members  4466WRX Points: 6Posts: 4,466 Titanium Tees
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    Yep^^^ image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Ram Axial 1i. Check out how thin the top line is. This one ain't mine. I draw the line at 2 iron image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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    SurfinTurf wrote:


    Yep^^^ image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Ram Axial 1i. Check out how thin the top line is. This one ain't mine. I draw the line at 2 iron image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />







    That top line looks evil. I love it!

    Strangely enough I tend to shun the 2 iron & opt for a 1 iron if I have the choice. However for me it's purely psychological, as a youngster my 2 iron shaft never matched the rest of my iron set, consequently I could never hit it. I never recovered from that . Twenty years later I'm still scarred....



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    Yamaha W-602
    '58 MT PT1 2W
    '55 Tommy Armour 945's
    Tad Moore "47 Rookie", a TM6? or maybe an 8802 today....
  • russadrussad Members  414WRX Points: 81Posts: 414 Greens
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    Here is mine that you have seen before in another post, I'll try and add a top line view later and maybe include a couple of 2 irons:
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  • Nspiel58Nspiel58 Members  1060WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    I don't have a 1 iron, but this Golfsmith 2 iron is a beautiful straight shooter. It's nicely attached to a Precision Rifle 6.5 shaft. I have 2 through SW and would like to add a 1 iron if it were available somewhere. Great butter knives!
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  • russadrussad Members  414WRX Points: 81Posts: 414 Greens
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    A nice looking blade. Here are some more images of my Spalding Top Flite 1 and some assorted 2 irons which I reckon fall into the knife category. The numbered ferrule is from the Dunlop Maxfli which is a Peter Thompson Mark 5 model, I don't know it's vintage. The East Brothers is a Power Pact model with Brian Twite signature, because of the small EB56 stamp on the back it may have been made in 1956. East Brothers is an old Australian company that became Precision Golf Forging, and is now known as PGF. The Wilson is a 1200 model from 1976.
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  • teevonsteevons Members  2215WRX Points: 181Posts: 2,215 Platinum Tees
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    recent pickup id this Wilson Staff Tour Blade 1 iron. Special order model, First time I have ever seen a bullet back with Tour Blade on sole. has serial special order numbers on hosel, real pretty club

    also a bag full of butter knives
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  • defaultoprimedefaultoprime Members  211WRX Points: 0Posts: 211
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    I hit my first 1 Iron a week ago... Found it at Goodwill for $3... I hit it better than I hit my 21* Hybrid...



    In fact, I liked it... and am considering putting it in my bag...



    I'm a fool... HA!
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  • birly-shirlybirly-shirly Members  3247WRX Points: 67Posts: 3,247 Titanium Tees
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    teevons wrote:


    [...] a bag full of butter knives




    That's probably the most responsible thing you can do with those. Round them up, put them in a bag, and keep them out of reach of curious little fingers...
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  • Ironmaster OdditiesIronmaster Oddities Members  1419WRX Points: 119Posts: 1,419 Platinum Tees
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    Here are a few 1-irons from the classic era.



    MacGregor DX Tourney from the mid 1960's.



    Wilson Staff Fluid Feel Dyna Power same era



    First Flight Golden Eagle same era. Note the wide sole



    MacGregor M-85 circa 1953



    Walter Hagen 205 Tom Boy, pre WW II? Note also that this early club has sole weighting. Ahead of its time?
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  • russadrussad Members  414WRX Points: 81Posts: 414 Greens
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    Thanks for the photos, that Hagen Tom Boy dwarfs the others, can't see from the photo, is it a wooden shaft?
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    russad wrote:


    Thanks for the photos, that Hagen Tom Boy dwarfs the others, can't see from the photo, is it a wooden shaft?




    Sorry I cut off the shaft in the photo. also, most of the size difference is an optical illusion, due to the angle at which I shot the pic. It is a steel with Pyratone, I believe. The shaft is a good inch or so shorter than the other 1-irons in the photo, which confuses me. I don't think it was a women's club.the grip looks original, so don't believe its been cut down. cut down. Kind of a Mystery.

    But, 2 things are noticeable to me. 1. the Hagen has quite a bit of sole weighting when compared to other pre war clubs...and ,2. the Wilson Staff was really a quantum leap with regard to moving the weight from the hosel to other parts of the club head. MacGregor caught on with the MT's. But it was probably 15 years after the Haig.



    Uncle bob
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    [...]

    Notice hoe much shorter the hosel is on the Staff? They got on that weight distribution wagon before the other big boys.i think that is a big reason that staffs gained in popularity.



    Uncle Bob




    I'm sure that this is correct. I've seen Wilson adverts from way back in the day talking about how their bore through head design on dynapower irons let them take weight out of the hosel and move the clubhead CoG out towards the middle of the clubface. A shorted hosel would be entirely in keeping with the same philosophy. I wonder whether it was a shorter hosel insertion depth that led to them using those threaded shaft tips?
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    They all look in great shape, love the signature on the Haig.
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    Hmm, uh, oversized-head, reverse-tapered pre-formed grip, you sure that one conforms to the guidelines?
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  • Nspiel58Nspiel58 Members  1060WRX Points: 55Posts: 1,060 Platinum Tees
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    Gotta love Cutco. Now that's a butter knife!!!
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  • tembolo1284tembolo1284 Boom Boom Banned  20715WRX Points: 1Handicap: BeefPosts: 20,715 Titanium Tees
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    I think with a balata ball a 1i at 16 odd degrees is still doable. Modern ball though forget it.
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  • Swoosh-ThudSwoosh-Thud Members  1512WRX Points: 120Posts: 1,512 Platinum Tees
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    I agree, the current low spin ball makes using the older clubs very difficult. I'd love to use my S2H2 3&5w as pseudo-hybrids.



    I have a brand new Ram Golden Ram 1i that needs a shaft along with the well used Golden Ram 1i FM 6.5 and a Ram Fx 1i with a Rifle 6.5 in it. I don't play them any more- my 3i is my favorite club in the bag.



    I don't need a 1i as I deloft my irons and can hit 3i and 3w stingers 10' off the ground all day long.



    PS Imagine what the club making forum would be like if all these "high launch/high spin" casters had to play with a balata ball. There'd be a whole new category on launch monitors- the suck back.............They'd be whining about their 124 ss, 6000 spin rate, 220 y carry and 20 y suck back on their drivers......
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7295WRX Points: 1,357Handicap: 7Posts: 7,295 Titanium Tees
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    The golfball is why I stayed out of the higher loft world for quite a long time. I played the quasi-wound balls for a long time (Maxfli A10, M3 Red or Black, Slaz Players, Wilson I-Wound), even years after they vanished from the market. Even still have some lying around.



    I've wondered if having played those balls for so long, I subconsciously developed lower iron spin over the years, except for the occasional shot.



    Not really topical, sorry for the minor threadjack...
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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
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    Ping Eye 2... Green dot
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    Wilson Staff Fluid Feel red dot hosel, I haven't bagged it in 10yrs. Will not get rid of it though...



    Didn't Daly have a 0 Iron made? Esentially a 12 Degree Iron. Ugh...
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7295WRX Points: 1,357Handicap: 7Posts: 7,295 Titanium Tees
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    Ah yes, the John Daly 0 iron.... back in the 90s, when he was with Wilson. According to a piece I found, it was indeed 12°.



    Great fun. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 43.5"
    3w:  Orlimar persimmon, Dynamic S, 42.5"
    2i:  Mizuno Pro, DGS300
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft forged 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar, Snell MTB Black, Vice Pro Lime... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 1-SW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    On occasion, Ram 1i or Mizuno 2i replaced with Orlimar persimmon 4w, Dynamic S

    Driver Substitutes: Golden Ram TW801, TW802, or TW805
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,191Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    in the bag right now...Titleist 94 model tour model 1 iron...really not that hard to hit...but it freaks people out when they see my bag that goes driver then 1-9 iron and 3 wedges.... lol its all in what your used to in my opinion
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  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13019WRX Points: 3,988Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,019 Titanium Tees
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    Believe it or not I just sold a KZG 1 iron to a friend the other day. In my collection I have the following.

    Hogan PC

    Power Bilt Scotch Blade

    Ping Eye 2. I carried and hit this club up until a year or so ago have had for 25 or so years. if it is really windy here I will pull out my 7 wood and substitute this because a 7 wood down here in the bad wind is as useless as a screen door on a submarine

    Ping Karsten 1 have had since the 70s carried it in high school and in the late70s early 80s
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    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

  • super20dansuper20dan Members  3374WRX Points: 73Handicap: 20Posts: 3,374 Titanium Tees
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    mine is quite unusual. i bought it off a pga tour player. ping karsten 1 iron with titanum shaft and newman leather grip. mishits hurt like ****. people who ask to hit this club seldom ask to use it again. it really hurts! the rare flushed shot goes like a rocket. gives new meaning to the "stinger" shot
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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members  5341WRX Points: 201Handicap: ?Posts: 5,341 Titanium Tees
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    I have a Hogan Apex Grind 1 iron, MP 14 1 iron and an MP 33 1 iron......



    They are all in my garage with their original sets.



    They are going to stay there.



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