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  1. I recently acquired a 6 iron that has no TD stamp at all and was flabbergasted to discover it's a .355. I'd been through a number of these and hadn't seen anything other than .370. It must be from the first run of them.
  2. Whether or not one agrees with how the different measurements are combined to come up with an MPF rating, the actual physical measurements do not lie and are very useful for comparing the attributes of various clubheads. It's also a good fact checker for OEM hype such as "this iron has the lowest center of gravity of any we've ever produced." Often times such statements simply aren't true.
  3. You're among friends here. No reason to feel any shame. I'd say most of us here have done it. Or, if not the exact original set, a duplicate of it. Multiple times, in my case. I don't do as much of it as I used to, but I still have the old Titleist iron set box from the 80s that my wife refers to as "The Coffin." When she would see it making its way from the basement to the trunk of the car, she knew that set was dead. They were headed for the "Play It Again" to be swapped for something else. Most of it ended for me when one morning I was on the first
  4. More from the magazine pictured above. It says "Premiere Issue," but if there was a second one I never saw it.
  5. Not only was there an E.V.-A. Pitching Wedge, there was an E.V.-A. Driver as well. "EV" was for Ernie Vadersen, who later achieved fame as the designer of the original Snake Eyes products.
  6. When they first hit the market, Dynamic Gold shafts were available in R-100, R-200, R-300, R-400, R-500, S-100, S-200, S-300, S-400 S-500, X-100, X-200, X-300, X-400 and X-500, and were available in all of those flexes for woods and irons. I apologize if I misunderstood your comment about never having seen S200 in anything other than wedges.
  7. There was a Ping Eye 2 Sand Wedge in there, and a plain heel shafted blade putter made less plain due to the fact that it had the lie angle of a 4 iron, which would make it 10 or 12 degrees flatter than most putters. I believe Scotty Cameron made that putter for Doyle. I am a big Allen Doyle fan. He did it his way.
  8. Again, as previously stated, and what you and countless others continue to miss, or choose to ignore, not sure which, is that the distance gains are through the bag, not just with the drivers. When the 60 degree wedge first became popular in the 80s, the stock distance for pros was 70 yards. Now it's 100 or more. That's not head size and materials, COR, shaft length and materials, jacked-up lofts, etc etc etc. That's the ball. And it is through the entire bag. And the other thing that is ignored, and again as previously stated, is that the distance gains are across the full sp
  9. I'm well aware that there were non wound urethane covered balls prior to the Pro V1. The Spalding Tour Edition likely cost Greg Norman two majors due to excessive spin. Re: regulating spin rate, it is possible to do anything a rule making body wants to do. They decide what the parameters should be and act accordingly. With all of the data available today it would be more doable than ever. They won't, for the reasons I cited in my other post. But they could. Re: Ping. May be a fact historically, I can't recall, but the USGA is the governing body on equipment. Any
  10. How is removing your shirt (or pants) on a pro tour OK? Because any publicity is good publicity!
  11. I have acquired, sold, re-acquired and sold again so many clubs over the years it is borderline embarrassing. But one set that qualifies for this thread is a set of 1978-79 Spalding Top Flite Pro Forged that I bought brand new in the Spring of 1979. I played some of the best golf of my life during that period, but I thought I could do even better and sold them in order to help pay for a set of Ping Eyes (not Eye 2). As Bugs Bunny would say, "What a maroon!" I didn't get along with the Eyes at all and spent the next 10 years trying a million different sets. I finally managed to find a
  12. That's the first version of the C/S Classic, a head cast from carbon steel and chromed. I don't thnk they made it more than a year (no idea why), and the second version which says "Mild Steel" on the back was 431 stainless according to the catalog I have. Gay Brewer used that model on the Senior Tour, and even had an endorsement deal with Dynacraft for a year or so. Gay would have been right at home on WRX. He was known to change steel shafts on a weekly basis because he believed they "wore out!"
  13. Probably Apollo. Dynacraft pushed those shafts pretty hard back in the day. I found them to be excellent products. Hireko still sells them today, but I don't believe the original manufacturer (Accles and Pollack from England) is making them today. I don't have any experience with the current models. The TT Multi-Step Lite as basically the same step pattern as the Apollo Shadow, which was probably Dynacraft's best selling shaft back then as well as being the stock shaft in the original King Cobra Oversize irons.
  14. You're going to get thrown off of here for saying it isn't the clubs. On WRX, it's ALWAYS the clubs!
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