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  1. Quite simply - No the tour courses are longer now then courses were 30 years ago, So they and probably equal to what the length of course were in days gone by...!
  2. 16.5* Mizuno F-50 with steel DG-S-300 shaft, standard length.
  3. Top Flite Tour Midsize irons 1994-97. Easy to hit and control and they were set-up - decently at the factory. I'm either playing these or various classic blades.
  4. I hate to be negative but this year's US Open (and a few others) was lame... Very little excitement and boring to watch. Not the kind of game I enjoy as the overly tough conditions are an example of how the best players in the world can't make Par on a regular basis. I wasn't on the edge of my chair, nor was I in my chair throughout the duration of the tournament. I found myself doing other things while the tournament was on, but I did check in on it. So the US Open is my least favorite major. In comparison, the Players Championship (which is not a major) is way more interesting and fun to wa
  5. Awesome set of irons. Probably not too common and your set is in great shape...!
  6. I"d say Faldo first due to 3 wins. And if they were going to consider older winners then it could be Floyd or Watson.
  7. Jack was part of the game improvement - golf ball thingy when he was affiliated with Maxifli and they came out with a tour ball that stayed round longer then the titleist balata. If my memory is correct it was advertised as a better ball then a titleist. I played it and liked that tour ball. I believe it was also a balata ball that did in fact stay rounder / longer than a titleist.
  8. Admittedly I've played some Northwesterns - more on a trial basis rather then a gamer type of club. They were ok and some of the higher end ones that they made were decent enough, And with a set-up I could have played them as a regular set. Now the sad part about the Northwestern type of club is that there is not much out there that the public can find that might serve the same low cost purpose. And, for old time sake I bought a Northwestern Thunderbird 9 iron out of a bin and it has a Power Kick shaft in it. One sticker says S while another sticker says X. The Power Kick shaft is like a bubb
  9. I had forgotten to share my experience with the irons on the course. I found them decent enough to play and the narrow soles were ok too, but have put them away for another day. I decided to keep them as I received them.
  10. I also recall some players indicating that the PW in the Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted set was the chink in the armor of the set. Some players switched out the PW while others played the PW with the rest of the irons. When we consider Mizuno irons as a comparison to the Spalding Tour Editions one has to go back prior to the MP 14 to find something that is more comparable to the Spaldings. In my experience the muscle back irons rain supreme for crisp ball striking. And what I am referring to is penetrating ball flight. I also used Maxfli balata's as they were advertised as good enough fo
  11. Now just a few comments based on what some have asked about the S-22 Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted irons... Some of the Tour Edition Custom Crafted irons varied in head size. I remember a club champion from one of the courses I was a member of - back in the 1980's. His set had a larger head and he played them with DGR-300 and mine had a smaller head with DGS-300 shafts. He was a young tall man that had more then enough strength to play the DGS-300 but he said that he preferred to play a slightly softer shaft so he could work the ball both ways... He had a spot the size of dime on the fa
  12. I guess we are still adding to this thread so I have something to show that I picked up yesterday in a hockey shop. These are SPALDING REGISTERED TOUR EDITION Custom Crafted S 22 forged irons (Circa 1992), They are not exactly what I played in my younger days - but this model is close enough... They were dirty and had some epoxy on the shafts but I could tell that they were close to new shape. Perhaps someone had the heads kicking around and added shafts to the heads. The grooves still have paint in them so they have been hit only a few times. Unfortunately, no PW though - and you will see
  13. I picked up a set of the TV irons as they were cheap as cabbage at the time of the purchase. I believe they had a lightweight steel shaft and they felt a bit dead to me so they moved out of the rotation and eventually I parted with them without hesitation. There was another model that appeared to have somewhat of a figure 8 carved out of the back of the muscle. They looked good - and they had the DGS in the set. I've never hit them though. And... I remember the metal woods having had decent representation on the course...
  14. The most consistent achievement that I could hit on demand from my set was a 4 iron. And this was with my Spalding TOUR EDITION Custom Crafted iron set. The 3 iron was iffy and if I missed it I would loose distance. So my recourse was to stick with the 4 iron or hit a 5 wood. And I know from watching a lot of golfers hit balls over the years they would start running into trouble at the 6 iron. I suspect that the reason was that they did not engage in sufficient practice to hit the lower lofted and long irons in their set. At some point we all need some advice and lessons to get the most out
  15. If you are going to refinish them I would suggest a light refinishing job. It would be near impossible to replace the decals so a light sanding is in order. One has to decide if the soles should be removed but the screws and face plates appear to be fairly solid so I would not remove them. A light sanding and a finish of your own choosing. These woods are laminates and the value would be somewhat limited. Fun to hit though.
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