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I believe they were stainless steel, which is not magnetic.

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Foamed or formed?

Stainless steel head with foam inside, very common practice during that period.

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Not steel. Not magnetic anywhere. Were they Ti? This particular model has Couples signature stamped on the sole

 

Is it possible it's a junior club?

 

Working from my foggy memory, I don't recall seeing Couples' signature on any of the regular Boom Boom woods, but I'm thinking Lynx offered a junior Boom Boom set that did have Couples signature on it.

 

In that case, the head is likely made from aluminum.

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Not steel. Not magnetic anywhere. Were they Ti? This particular model has Couples signature stamped on the sole

 

Is it possible it's a junior club?

 

Working from my foggy memory, I don't recall seeing Couples' signature on any of the regular Boom Boom woods, but I'm thinking Lynx offered a junior Boom Boom set that did have Couples signature on it.

 

In that case, the head is likely made from aluminum.

Good point, overlooked that part of OP myself and do vaguely recall same.

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Not steel. Not magnetic anywhere. Were they Ti? This particular model has Couples signature stamped on the sole

 

Is it possible it's a junior club?

 

Working from my foggy memory, I don't recall seeing Couples' signature on any of the regular Boom Boom woods, but I'm thinking Lynx offered a junior Boom Boom set that did have Couples signature on it.

 

In that case, the head is likely made from aluminum.

it was 203 grams and it is a big 3 wood head
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Not steel. Not magnetic anywhere. Were they Ti? This particular model has Couples signature stamped on the sole

 

Is it possible it's a junior club?

 

Working from my foggy memory, I don't recall seeing Couples' signature on any of the regular Boom Boom woods, but I'm thinking Lynx offered a junior Boom Boom set that did have Couples signature on it.

 

In that case, the head is likely made from aluminum.

it was 203 grams and it is a big 3 wood head

 

Can you post some pictures?

 

The Boom Boom 3 woods I recall seeing were clones of the Ram Laser FX 3 wood that Couples got from Tom Watson. I've got one of the Ram versions. I wouldn't characterize it as a big head, even for the day in which they existed, as by that point we were seeing Big Berthas and Yonex ADX and the like. It (the Ram version) was pretty deep faced for a 3 wood, about 1.5 inches.

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I had a Lynx Boom Boom driver in high school -- was really more like a 2-wood -- and it looked nothing like that. I think it was a 12 degree driver, and it was brilliant!

 

Have not seen that version -- very cool -- thanks for posting up the picture.

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I reshafted it with a spare thrift Rawlings graphite at 43" and am giving it to my father in law. It had a .335 true temper steel in it previously.

 

How long was the club originally? Did the old shaft have a label on it?

It was 41"ish it had the True Temper black graphic down on the lower part of the shaft. It very well could've been a junior club. Rather unique. Is it possible they'd get an alloy head to weigh 200 grams?
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I reshafted it with a spare thrift Rawlings graphite at 43" and am giving it to my father in law. It had a .335 true temper steel in it previously.

 

How long was the club originally? Did the old shaft have a label on it?

It was 41"ish it had the True Temper black graphic down on the lower part of the shaft. It very well could've been a junior club. Rather unique. Is it possible they'd get an alloy head to weigh 200 grams?

 

Sure. They offer alloy heads in a lot of adult box sets, and the weights on those are going to be the about same as the weights would be for steel, titanium or wooden club heads. The walls on aluminum wood heads are a lot thicker, by necessity for some degree of strength, than they are on those made from steel or titanium.

 

It wouldn't be unusual for a club head used for a junior club to be the same weight as one used for an adult club. The lighter swingweight comes from the shorter than standard length. Today they use a lot more flexible lightweight graphite in junior clubs today than they did in the 90s when the Couples model was out. Back then all of the shafts were steel and they were pretty darn stiff, particularly in the clubs made for the smaller kids.

 

This thread got me looking at component catalogs to see what weights were offered in junior club heads. Today they offer some that are lighter than standard, but I also found some that were pretty standard when it came to weight. I'm sure there was nothing all that light in the 90s, so that's why your head was 203 grams. It was likely intended to be used as a combo driver/fairway wood.

 

At 43 inches with a graphite shaft, it may well end up being a serviceable club for your dad.

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Its definitely the junior version.

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