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  1. One of the first things I generally notice about the re-makes is that the toe stamping usually looks a little too perfect - same for the engravings on the sole plate. I think there may be something about the number of score lines on the face too - someone is sure to be able to confirm that.
  2. What do you have those swingweighted to? About C9 was standard for those, right?
  3. If you want to try some, just do it - you might be surprised at how little (negative) difference it makes to your game. And +1 on the '99 Apex. Just a great looking club and looks pretty friendly behind the ball too.
  4. Er, I think you buried the lede. A Wood Bros Australian?
  5. Thanks Stu - I've got them all sorted out now. They're all shafted, ferruled and gripped. May need some tape here and there but they're pretty close to where I want them. It's funny you say that about MP-33s. Mine have always felt very light to me (I reshafted them without giving to much thought to swingweight etc), but after some research I discovered that Mizuno (and some other manufacturers) produce 'A' and 'B' heads - one is standard weight and the other is 9g or so lighter to allow for over-length builds. So I pulled the shaft from the 3i head, and sure enough it was 9g lighter than a s
  6. I think you're probably right. This is a bit of a coincidence as I've just made this discovery myself - I have a set of Mizuno MP-33s that I shafted up without any real measurement with some Precision Rifle FCM 5.5s a while ago. They've always felt pretty light, and sure enough when I finally got around to checking the swingweight, they were about C4! So I pulled the shaft from the 3i and sure enough it was 8-9g lighter than a 'standard 3i head. A bit of research turned up the fact that Mizuno (and obviously Hogan) and others have often produced two sets of heads for some models - a standard w
  7. I'm sure this isn't true, but it's a good one. A guy is watching Hogan on the range and he's hitting 2-irons. Hogan hits a couple and the guy asks, "how far are you hitting those?" "192... 195", Hogan replies. "That's incredible," the guy says - "you can tell within 3 yards how far you're hitting a 2-iron?" "No", says Hogan. "I hit the FIRST 192, and the SECOND 195".
  8. What do you guys find with regard to swingweight when you put newer shafts in old blades? I've got some '68 VIPs (by Nicklaus) that I want to put TT DG R300s in (ferrules were shot, shafts that were in them were a bit stout for me and weren't original anyway), but when I dry fit and do some measuring, the SW comes out at about C5! Does that sound about what you'd expect? Obviously I'll want to add some weight
  9. Think these were designed by David Graham (DG).
  10. FC stands for Flame Ceramic and is the black material on the face that was bonded to the head at a very high temperature (4000 deg I think, hence the name). MT simply means MacGregor Tourney, the 1 indicates that the shaft is stiff (probably close to a modern x-stiff) and the 9 indicates the shafts are a half-inch longer than the standard of the time, with a 37.5 inch 5 iron. Just FYI, that specific model number refers to a 1961 model. If you post a pic, we'll know for sure ? Checking actual selling (as opposed to asking) prices on Ebay the best way to get an idea of value.
  11. FC stands for Flame Ceramic and is the black material on the face that was bonded to the head at a very high temperature (4000 deg I think, hence the name). MT simply means MacGregor Tourney, the 1 indicates that the shaft is stiff (probably close to a modern x-stiff) and the 9 indicates the shafts are a half-inch longer than the standard of the time, with a 37.5 inch 5 iron. Just FYI, that specific model number refers to a 1961 model. If you post a pic, we'll know for sure Checking actual selling (as opposed to asking) prices on Ebay the best way to get an idea of value.
  12. Of the modern crop, the Titleist DT TruSoft are pretty good. Going back in time the Maxfli HT (90 comp for me) is a great balata ball, but the Titleist Professional (wound, with elastomer cover) might be my favourite ball ever.
  13. Elastomer is what’s on the box. Professional was a great ball.
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