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tstephen

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  1. Saw him give exhibition and every drive same flight unlike all other long drive guys. Probably have seen 10 world long champs and he impressed me the most.
  2. I have tried to do this and all I can say is I’m so lucky to have a top 101 with 97 persimmon woods, 1 persimmon putter, and my 3 all-time favorite laminated woods. As much as Sam likes my ‘50 LFF Dave Wood restored I can’t rank that ahead of any other LFF in my collection. The other 4 can all make good arguments for #1. The DW LFF remains the only one not hit and if it did out hit the others(that would really be saying a lot too) then yes it would be #1.
  3. So I have the only jumbo 1 7/8” deep M85 I have seen. I have my very nice restored M85 1 3/4” deep that might qualify for a big block. Then I have 2 all originals C shaft and silver band M85s both 1 11/16” deep that seems to be the norm for so many of my persimmons and both out hit the 2 larger ones with the more modern steel and chord grips the one time I hit the 4 of them together about 10 balls each driver.
  4. Yes 1 7/8” is the standard. My M85TW and 693 are both 1 7/8” as are 4 of 5 LFFs in my collection. My ‘54 LFF is 1 13/16” and so is my 945W jumbo. Both are still close enough especially the 945W for its large overall size. I had a 2” ‘54 but found that the neck under the whipping was 50% epoxy and I sent it back to the seller.
  5. Thanks for for clarification Sam. Always wondered about the 5 screw ‘52s. So I guess there’s 8 different LFFs a guy could have in his collection.
  6. My Maltby Golf Works makes it look like the LFF wbw insert is ‘52-‘53.
  7. I would love to have 945 and 693 6 woods in my collection. I’ve only seen 1 of each in a collection from someone in Japan. A WW Special 6 wood would be sweet too.
  8. My new wishlist ultimate persimmon driver: 2” deep face blonde Orlimar perfect tight u-shape grain crown and neck with red gamma fire insert.
  9. I picked up that set of 1-5 Orlimars from a friend who got them from a club pro who recently died 25 years ago he knew had cherry picked them from about 12 sets he was selling from his shop back in the 70’s. At times I have hit all of them as hard as any persimmons I have owned. Pictures can’t do justice to how incredible looking the 4 wood and the 5 wood in morning dewy conditions would go longer than a driver sometimes with ultra fliers. No neck numbers is a good thing when you find a set like these. No one would have ever done that with MacGregors. Played with Keven Sutherland around ‘93 an
  10. A good Orlimar is hard to beat. I have 3 great drivers, 2 wood, 2 3 woods, the nicest 4 wood, 5 wood played 2001 California State Am, and ultra rare 6 wood. Wouldn’t trade them for the world. https://www.instagram.com/p/Br0qmRvFLcu/
  11. Red leather Grip Masters I added only one I’ve seen, original shaft. Dave Wood took 3 tries to get white color right and that shows the kind of great craftsmanship he delivers. The different face line colors like the WB All American. It has very rare for model u-shaped grain. I love how it has yellowed. It’s actually been almost 7 years now just noticed grain picture taken 9/2/13. The 2 wood and one of my ‘50 LFFs also 7 years ago are only clubs Dave has restored for me. I will never hit that perfect better than new LFF but the 2 wood probably 50 hits including playing a couple of rounds. Howe
  12. I hit my WW 2 wood yesterday vs Taylormade Rocket 3 wood SIM at 12 degrees and my strongest and both were only 10 yards longer carry.
  13. Interesting just 6 years and it has “yellowed” as though original 50’s refinish
  14. Incredible double find. I was lucky enough to have Dave Wood restore my WW Special 2 wood. If you don’t mind me asking where did you find them?
  15. On the course I take my best modern titanium and gamer persimmon. In 18 holes the persimmon will usually have 4-5 long drives and the titanium 6-7 with 2-3 drives 20-30 yards longer than the persimmon.
  16. Teevons is only other guy I’ve ever seen that had one (he sold it) other than mine. Yours is 3 hash marks short of the 1 7/8” of a Jumbo 693. First picture with my all time favorite 693 still fairly deep and my first LFF M09T. Second picture with the only true Jumbo M85TW I’ve seen, ‘54 EOM M09 LFF, and Dave Wood fully restored to new ‘50 LFF M09T. All 1 7/8” deep. It still comes down to how well it performs. My most solid MacGregor driver is a shallow face 945W.
  17. I think that was their original address then the last couple of years relocated to the wrong end of town. I believe the owner originally had a store and/or bar that attracted prominent tour players from NorCal who would trade clubs and he started as the middle man and the rest was history. After some time caddies would bring their players’ clubs to the store. Until EBay came along.
  18. My Mizuno Masters Tournament set has been referred to as the satin MP29 version. It’s actually the 2nd set I’ve owned. I played a lot of golf even The California State Am at Pebble with my first set before selling them. When I saw this set I flipped that they were less than $300 in great shape and had the P/S wedge. I have seen at least 7 sets but only 1 P/S wedge. The 1st set was slightly used at Gypsy’s Golf for $2400 I saw definitely did not buy in the mid 90’s. By the way, regarding wives and all the sticks and bags, she has a lot of chickens and a huge vegetable garden in the back yard. A
  19. Bags and covers and we know what’s under them. Bag in far left corner Cypress Point Jones housing Jumbo 693,Jumbo M85TW, 3 LFFs, WW Special 2 wood and to it’s right Pacific Dunes leather Jones with WBs, Macs, & Clevelands, then middle left a couple more LFFs, M85 & 80.
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