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  1. NFW tne clubs would need to have the lies and lofts changed.They were designed for ladies or senior men. The playability would be destroyed. There are irons designed to fit taller players in the MacGregor line in that era CHARLEY PENNA
  2. I would rather have you try them as is or only regripped. The refinish often alters playability in many ways. CHARLEY PENNA
  3. You are a good example of a persimmon player who was helped by design. Bulge and roll made it easier to get the ball airborne. Today’s metal woods lack the shaft head relationship and bulge and roll of persimmon. In my opinion the ball and shaft , not the head, are responsible for today’s length. CHARLEY PENNA
  4. Too bad that most of thegolfwrx cogniscenti have never experienced hitting a balata ball with a persimmon driver. A skilled player could play shots which cannot be executed with metal woods. The quail high four wood , a Jimmy Demaret specialty was an example. Drivers off the deck, hold up shots. Sam Snead would notice a rookie taking notice of his club selection and hit a spoon on a 175 yard par three . He would watch the rookie fly the green using the same club. Hogan would not put a club in play until he hit 1000 shots with it. Some tour players change wedges monthly because they thi
  5. M65 was meant for senior or women market. The heads were smaller than M75 or M85. Lighter shafts , shorter length, and different grips. They were top of the line. If the heads were reshafted with today’s length , they would not be easy to swing in my opinion. If left as designed, they would be wonderful for ladies or senior men CHARLEY PENNA
  6. LFF could be stamped on any MacGregor driver. As to who used the MO9, I cannot recall anyone. When I played in a proam with George Bayer, I recall he had a black head with a red insert. There was a one and MacGregor on the plate and his stamp on the crown.The year was 1958 or 1959 at Gleneagles in Lemont, illinois .I think the event was called the “Chicago Open” CHARLEY PENNA
  7. The set in the picture was a gift to my daughter,Cathy. From Toney.While the set you have is similar, it’s not the same. I have a special set made for me with the toes rounded off as an experiment. With the same heads. CHARLEY PENNA
  8. NFW Manufacturers would not allow it if anyone would be willing to give up a chance to win. CHARLEY PENNA
  9. Toney made woods using designs he could customize because he had craftsmen who came from the MacGregor plant in Cincinnati . I have his master models and prototypes which were never produced. Toney made woods at MacGregor and the Toney Penna company which won more majors and tour events than any other designer during the persimmon era. CHARLEY PENNA
  10. I have the book .I think it is great. I alsohave BobbieLocke’s book. I think he was the best putter I have ever seen. His wooden shafted putter was bowed towards the toe. He had a closed stance (rare in my opinion) when I saw him at Tam ‘O Shanter and Midlothian around 1947. He won the event at Midlothian by a large margin. CHARLEY PENNA
  11. George Lowe was the man who taught Arnold Palmer to putt.The US Open in 1990 was at Medinah country club in Chicago, I was with Toney Penna, Byron Nelson, and George. we were standing around practice area watchingDavid Duval hitting balls. Curtis Strange ‘s Caddie walked up and said that Curtis had a bad round and wanted a lesson from George. George said to me,”come on Charley , I will show you how I’m going to make $500. While we walked over to the practice putting green ,I asked if anyone ever beat him on the green. George wore boots which had a steel rod on t
  12. The finish would be difficult to properly duplicate , because it was water based and lacquer was used. I doubt the materials are available today(EPA?)Polyurethane and similar finishes were in their infancy.The finish not only turned yellow over time,but also was considered inferior because it was easily chipped. The fable that white woods are rare has been perpetuated in correctly,in my opinion. My idea of “RARE” is a 1-9 irons plus wedges,ground by Miller Huggins,(or one of the other master grinders) , or prototypes which never made production due to difficulty to duplicate.
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