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  1. I suspect this comes down to the party of British Pros who travelled over to America in the 1940s (was it for the 1947 Ryder Cup?) Fred Daly and Dai Rees were two I think. I've heard that the British and the Americans were very interested in getting hold of each others clubs. Fred Daly and others returned with the MacGregor Tommy Armour blades, asked John Letters to see if he could produce something similar and the Masters Model resulted. It's also very likely then, that some of the Letters clubs that Daly, Rees and others had with them were acquired by US professionals and a G
  2. Just found a great piece of evidence for 1946 as the date for the Golden Goose. I was searching for information on the Dunlop takeover of John Letters and came across this, full link given below. https://aghs.meta.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Brassie200609.pdf
  3. Like my irons, I rotate my putters, have about 50 going from 1930s hickory to around 1990s, mostly blade styles. They're all individual and have their quirks, a few are favourites but I don't let them know that.
  4. Many a time I've dithered, sometimes I've really regretted it, other times I've thought "phew, I didn't really need that". I'm wondering if the shaft has the Pyratone bamboo effect rather than being stepped, hard to tell from the picture so I'll have to wait until it arrives. I think this will be my last Goose as I've got four now, although there are some nice variations out there.....
  5. Thanks for the information. Is that the shaft band shown below?
  6. Just won myself a Pyratone shaft model the same as the one in your first post @Foozle Haven't received it yet but too excited to wait so I'm posting the seller pictures, of which there are only two. The shaft looks blacker to the brown of yours. It's fairly battered and a bit of Pyratone missing near the ferrule by the looks of it but not too bad. The grip is one of those early pistol types.
  7. Pretty sure it's a USA model so not one I'm familiar with I'm afraid.
  8. You're the man! That shaft can be straightened with a little care.
  9. You left the 2 & 4 behind? Go back and buy them, sets should be kept together, even if the 2 & 3 just sit in your bag and never get hit they'll still look great, and at $2 a club what's to loose?
  10. Nice find! I've been trying to put some dates to True Temper shafts recently, as far as I can tell the Pro-Fit came out about 1959 and ran into at least the mid 1960s.
  11. It does look very similar, a polished finish whereas mine are more of a matt/satin finish.
  12. It is quite a big loft but there's no telling who may have tweaked them over the years. I've found a couple of 58 degree vintage sand wedges: One was a Slazenger Plus International from 1972, also in the set were a 48 degree 9 iron and 53,5 degree PW. The other was a Dunlop Maxfli by Roberto de Vicenzo from 1973, 47 degree 9 iron and 51 degree PW.
  13. The 3 iron is 23 degrees. I found the clubs on ebay within months of each other but from different sellers, which was strange because I've never seen the model for sale again. My suspicion is that a previous owner of the 1 iron didn't like the loft so bent it to something they could handle, and pretty much ruined the hosel in the process! Here are the lofts as measured for the 3 to SW: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW SW 23 27 31.5 34
  14. Talking of Australian Blades, does anyone have any info on these look-alikes? The ferrules are unusual for UK clubs so I'm not sure where they originated.. The 1 iron was found separately and some crazy person has bent the loft to 23.5 degrees and almost snapped the hosel. Profile is almost identical to the black dot Australian Blade show.
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