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With all this talk about the revered M09 Jumbo LFF, and considering the recent absurd auction of one selling for nearly $3000, I must ask the geezers: Who used it?  I am old enough to know the big names in the past century, but for now let's assume players from 1950 to 1990, when persimmon was indeed played by great players.  I am thinking of all the big names I know, and I don't think any of them used the M09.  This is what I recall.

 

1. Jack Nicklaus: MacGregor Tommy Armour 945W

2. Greg Norman: MacGregor M43

3. Fred Couples: MacGregor M85

4. Nick Faldo: MacGregor M85

 

If the M09 LFF is the most coveted persimmon driver, which golf legends used it?  I cannot name one.

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LFF could be stamped on any MacGregor driver. As to who used the MO9, I cannot recall anyone. When I played in a proam with George Bayer, I recall he had a black  head with a red insert. There was a o

Frank Stranahan was the only player to use MacGregor Toney Penna WW Special driver which are the most sought after persimmons. I have 6 LFF drivers in my collection having hit 4 of them and are hard h

Not sure if this is the one you mention.   Photos with the 2 LFF’s 

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Nearly $3,000?  How about $3,600 a week ago!  Insane.  But anyway, back to the question at hand.  How about George Bayer?  I know he used a deep face and there are several George Bayer models that are nearly as pretty in my opinion but not nearly as coveted.  I gotta think at some point he wielded an LFF model.  But he's certainly not on par with the other big name Mac guys you listed.

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Frank Stranahan was the only player to use MacGregor Toney Penna WW Special driver which are the most sought after persimmons. I have 6 LFF drivers in my collection having hit 4 of them and are hard hitting low ball flight without much workability. They are as solid as any driver I’ve ever hit but tour players like drivers with more workability. Also, I am lucky enough to have in my collection 4 945 early ‘53-‘54 drivers ranging from just over 1 1/2” deep to a jumbo 1 7/8” so guys on the tour had deep face drivers in the more popular models. Also lucky to have M85TW and 693 1 7/8” drivers. I have hit both the M85TW and 945W jumbos and they do have more workability.

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