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Northwestern Pro Bilt Persimmon woods, exactly like this but RH. Dad’s hand-me-downs and whatnot from the early 90’s. Started playing around ‘93-‘94 around 8-9yo.

 

Never got to really play much on a real course early on, but we’d go to the city fairgrounds and hit balls back and forth for hours. Definitely dug the foundation of my swing outta the dirt on those grounds, especially learning how to compress the ball. Fond memories.

 

 

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My first "real" driver was a Top Flite Intimidator with a titanium face which I found when I was around 14 years old.  Someone had snapped it in half and thrown it up against a fence at the local cour

Mine was similar to this. Hogan Speedslot persimmon. Had the 2 and 4 wood as well. My grandpa insisted I start playing golf at 15 and he gave me these. 

The first driver I had with a proper set of golf clubs was a MacGregor Dx Power Pyramid driver. Had the full matching set:   But my my first REAL driver was the OG Callaway Big Bertha t

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15 hours ago, mogc60 said:

Mine was similar to this. Hogan Speedslot persimmon. Had the 2 and 4 wood as well. My grandpa insisted I start playing golf at 15 and he gave me these. 

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My first driver was a Hogan Speed Slot. Being left handed pretty certain mine was laminated and not persimmon.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Hawkeye77 said:

My first real one!

 

 

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That is my first one as well - part of a starter set made by Ram and available through Austad's...

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I started properly with a Ryder mark II persimmon driver which was my dads. My first steel headed driver was a Warbird.

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Founders Club Fresh Metal Plus (FMP) from god-knows-when in the 1990s.

 

 

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I wish I could find it now I would love to hit it and see how far it goes

 

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Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Argonne69 said:

Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge. 

 

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Had the same set handed down to me from my granddad when I was 8 or 9. My dad had a Wilson Staff 2 wood cut down for me which was much easier to manage. 

When I got to high school my dad bought me a Callaway S2H2 driver, Memphis 10 steel shaft. I later had a Sandvik Titanium shaft put in it. I used that for years until I bought my a Big Bertha Warbird at the club I worked at in college. 

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18 hours ago, MattC555 said:

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From my father's old set.  Steel shaft.  Not my favorite. 

 

First purchased driver:

 

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Loved it. 

 

I think this was my exact start as well. Had the Hogan, then got a Burner as a hand me down from my uncle. Loved the Burner hated the Hogan

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From what I can remember it was similar to this one except not beat up like this one.  Really was a beautiful driver and I hit it really well.  Just loved it.  But clubs were stolen at some point.1967 MacGregor VIP Driver by Jack Nicklaus - The Vintage Golfer - YouTube

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Wilson 1200 LT Driver/3W/5W and the matching irons.... bought as a set from a department store when I was in high school. I had shattered my grandfather's ancient McGregor persimmon driver and my grandfather chipped in to help buy this set because I was the only grandkid that tried to play golf. (I didn't play much... maybe 3-4 times a summer)

 

When I was a sophomore in college, I got a Callaway War Bird driver. It was a game changer and it was the envy of all of my golf buddies! (started playing for real)

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Callaway Golf Steelhead Plus 10* driver was my first proper driver after I out grew my junior set.

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My first set of woods was a set of Ben Hogan Radial laminated woods.  This was the driver (not mine but same model).

 

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3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

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Irons:  Ben Hogan Icon 4-PW, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

GW:  Ben Hogan 1999 Apex blade E (PW) bent to 50°, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

SW & LW:  Scratch Golf 1018 forged 56° (bent to 54°) / 58°, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

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Bag: Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag

 

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1 hour ago, Spirit76 said:

 

PowerBilt Citation.  I would have enjoyed trying it with today's insanely long golf balls.  I'm sure the result would be a much straighter ball flight vs. using the old balata balls.  And of course 20-30 yards longer.

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I definitely feel more comfortable with a little bit of a “players” looking golf club but I absolutely cannot imagine standing on the 18th tee with a one shot lead and having to stripe the fairway with that thing. 

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Cool thread and some awesome photos! I started playing 10 years ago and bought a set of someone. Taylormade Burner (2007?), and you can see why I had to replace it, lol! Had a 50gr stiff shaft on it. Broke teeing off.

Must admit I have never been accurate enough with a driver and once my current one breaks or I can trade it for a 3w, I will just use a 3w off the tee. In fact, I used this club in 2011 then left it in the garage untill 2016. Took it out again and very clearly remember standing on the 4th tee at the Honiara Golf Club thinking: if I miss hit this thing again, I will get rid of it! I bombed it down the fairway so kept it....and have continued struggling with the driver ever since. I mean, hitting 4 fairways out of 14 on average is not good enough in my book. I can hit it pretty big but that means missing it big too. Anyway, that's my story on this driver.

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Home bag: Driver: Titleist 910D3 9.5o; ; 3h: Nickent 3ds; 5h: Acer 5h; Irons: Srixon Z355 5-pw, AW: Taylormade RSi (50o); SW: Titleist 65o; Putter: Wilson

Travel bag: 3w: Nike Covert 2; 4h: TM M1 ('17) ; MD Golf 7i & 9i, PW: McGregor PW; LB: Cleveland 60o; Putter: Spalding Pro Flite

 

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