Jump to content

Johnny Miller WITB 1973 US Open


Recommended Posts

I saw them at Thanksgiving Point in Utah in the early 90’s

TSi3 9° Ventus black 6x
TSi2 15º  Ventus Blue 7x

TSi2  3H GD AD-DI 95x

4-PW T100 AMT White X100

Vokey SM8 50.08°F grind DGT x100

 Vokey SM8 56.08°M grind DGT S400

Vokey SM8 60.08°M grind DGT S400

'95 Cameron Newport 2


"I still wear full spikes so people know when I show up to the course, I am there to ball out."-Bigmean

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now THAT would be cool.

PING G LS 10.5º (Fujikura Zcom Six S)

Taylormade '17 M1 HL3 17º (Kuro Kage 70S)

Taylormade '11 FCT Rescue 21º (set to 20º) (Aldila RIP 85S)

Taylormade '11 FCT Rescue 23.5º (set to 24º) (Aldila RIP 65S)

PING G25 5-SW (PING CFS S)

Titleist Vokey SM6 60.12 K

Acushnet Bullseye WFLO or Odyssey WHP #7

No glove and Royal Linktech Cords

Hndp 6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Driver ... "I had to have everything just right, so I refinished my clubs and refaced them. In '73, they used persimmon that wasn't the hard wood. I wanted the heavier blocks that had a real tight grain. I wanted a little movement, which means [wood] from the knotty area of the tree."

 

😂 ... Priceless. This is what a club ho was in the 70s. Getting to the level where you actually want to pick the specific part of the tree the wood is cut from? This dude would seriously fit in in the WRX Club Techs forum.

Edited by bobfoster
  • Like 1

Titleist TSi3 10.25* ~ Tensei AV Blue

Titleist TSi2 15* ~ Tensei AV Blue

Titleist TSi2 18* ~ Tensei AV Blue

Titleist TSi2 21* (H) ~ Tensei AV Blue

Mizuno MP-20 MMC, 4 - PW ~ KBS $-Taper 120

Miura Milled Tour Wedge QPQ 52* ~ KBS HI REV 2.0 SST Pured

Miura Milled Tour Wedge High Bounce QPQ 58*HB-12 ~ KBS HI REV 2.0 SST Pured

Scotty Special Select Newport 2.5

Titleist Players glove, ProV1 ball

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Great post by Rufus, above.

 

The US Open-winning set, pictured, are in the USGA Museum, I believe. The set on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame are a different, likely later, set.

 

 

 

Miller1973HOFa.png

 

Edited by mat562
  • Like 3

Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

28 minutes ago, mat562 said:

IMG_0199.JPG

I alluded to this in another thread--- The ones you have pictured in the USGA Museum are the original 50s 925s with the reverse muscle. The other ones are the same grind from the custom shop just different Script--

Driver--- TM M-6 Evenflow 65gm R set to 9.5

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

Irons 5 thru PW 2016 TM TP CBs--- Steelfiber 95 R shafts

GW  Ping Eye2 + Cleveland wedge shaft 51* 

SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind -- Modified grind to 10* KBS Wedge shaft

Putter Rusty Scotty Sante Fe Fluted Bullseye shaft--- No it aint going no where

Bag Old TM R-7 stand freebie works good on range and cart

Balls Some kind of Srixon since I have won so many-- Hey new freebies hit good

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, mat562 said:

Great post by Rufus, above.

 

The US Open-winning set, pictured, are in the USGA Museum, I believe. The set on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame are a different, likely later, set.

 

 

 

Miller1973HOFa.png

 

That wedge has a nice modern sort of low bounce grind to it.  

Ping G400 Testing G410.  10.5 set at small -
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood

Ping G410 5 hybrid-not much use.  
Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal. 5-G
Vokey 54.10, 2009 58.12 M, Testing TM MG2 60* TW grind and MG3 56* TW grind.  Or Ping Glide Stealth, 54,58 SS.  
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer, Ecco, Bushnell
ProV1x-mostly
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, nvr3putt said:

Wonder how accurate those distances are.

   Very.  JM was known as the most accurate and precise iron player in the world at the time.  He would ask his caddie for 1/2 yard increments on distances.  

  • Like 1

Ping G400 Testing G410.  10.5 set at small -
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood

Ping G410 5 hybrid-not much use.  
Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal. 5-G
Vokey 54.10, 2009 58.12 M, Testing TM MG2 60* TW grind and MG3 56* TW grind.  Or Ping Glide Stealth, 54,58 SS.  
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer, Ecco, Bushnell
ProV1x-mostly
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, BIG STU said:

I alluded to this in another thread--- The ones you have pictured in the USGA Museum are the original 50s 925s with the reverse muscle. The other ones are the same grind from the custom shop just different Script--

Which set was actually used in the US Open?

  • Like 1

Ping G400 Testing G410.  10.5 set at small -
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood

Ping G410 5 hybrid-not much use.  
Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal. 5-G
Vokey 54.10, 2009 58.12 M, Testing TM MG2 60* TW grind and MG3 56* TW grind.  Or Ping Glide Stealth, 54,58 SS.  
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer, Ecco, Bushnell
ProV1x-mostly
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, dlygrisse said:

Which set was actually used in the US Open?

I believe from what I have read the ones in the USGA museum

  • Like 1

Driver--- TM M-6 Evenflow 65gm R set to 9.5

3W  TM V-Steel 15* bent to 14 NVS green Aldila 65gr R

7W TM V-steel 21* Ust Pro Force Gold 65 R

Irons 5 thru PW 2016 TM TP CBs--- Steelfiber 95 R shafts

GW  Ping Eye2 + Cleveland wedge shaft 51* 

SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind -- Modified grind to 10* KBS Wedge shaft

Putter Rusty Scotty Sante Fe Fluted Bullseye shaft--- No it aint going no where

Bag Old TM R-7 stand freebie works good on range and cart

Balls Some kind of Srixon since I have won so many-- Hey new freebies hit good

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
12 hours ago, iBanesto said:

 

Great post.

 

Did the magazine do any other old school WITBs?

Not to my knowledge, but it's a great idea. Can you imagine an Old Tom Morris WITB?

PING G LS 10.5º (Fujikura Zcom Six S)

Taylormade '17 M1 HL3 17º (Kuro Kage 70S)

Taylormade '11 FCT Rescue 21º (set to 20º) (Aldila RIP 85S)

Taylormade '11 FCT Rescue 23.5º (set to 24º) (Aldila RIP 65S)

PING G25 5-SW (PING CFS S)

Titleist Vokey SM6 60.12 K

Acushnet Bullseye WFLO or Odyssey WHP #7

No glove and Royal Linktech Cords

Hndp 6

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 12/3/2021 at 11:37 AM, rufus mangler said:

From Oct 2012 GOLF magazine. It's always nice to put things in perspective amidst all the new technological advances.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 6.38.14 AM.png


Great post thanks. Interesting about the ball since I switched c the same time to the small Pinnacle ball introduced then. It was still legal for a while around then in the U.K., at 1.66” diameter it may have been or maybe 1.60. I shot down to single figures because I could then take doglegs out with the driver, a cheap cross-cut Riley Persimmon ( cost used £5; 43” playing length ). When we had to use the American ball it was much harder to play in wind, especially in winter, but better for the short game. Retired it when a Penna came long. 

D378CFF4-79F2-488F-8FA8-B9C00365CCF7.jpeg

0662902E-BD32-4512-99D8-EF8ED36F5D49.jpeg

Edited by Pastit
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2022 American Express - Discussion and Links
      Please put and comments or questions here
       
       
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2022 American Express
      New Taylor-Made putters - 2022 American Express
      New Odyssey putters - 2022 American Express
      New Axis 1 model putter - - 2022 American Express
      Patrick Cantlay - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Mitsubishi MMT putter shaft - 2022 American Express
      Ping putter - 2022 American Express
      Abraham Ancer - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Jason Dufner - WITB - 2022 American Express
      Will Zalatoris - WITB - 2022 American Express
      The Surgeon 6109 wedge - 2022 American Express
      LA Golf "DJ Series" shafts (2022 American Express)
       
       
       
      2022 American Express - Monday #1
       
       
       
       
      • 0 replies
    • Sony Open Pics from January 11, 2022 Part 1
      I was able to get out to the Sony Open today to take a few pics.  I guess due to Covid precautions they kept the spectators pretty far from the players.  Also due to camera restrictions they've put in place, I wasn't able to bring the big lens like I normally do. Hopefully they'll ease up on the ropes and I'll be able to get more pics tomorrow!
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 22 replies
    • 2022 Callaway Rogue ST drivers (in-hand photos)
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max driver
       

       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max D driver
       
      2021 Callaway Rogue ST Max 
       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Max LS driver

       
      2022 Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS

       
      Rogue ST exploded views
        • Like
      • 113 replies
    • Titleist Vokey SM9 Link on Wedge Works Coming Soon- UPDATED Pics Added Pg 4
      Looks like there is a link on Titleist Wedge Works for the new Vokey SM9, but doesn't show any photos yet.
       
      https://www.vokey.com/product/WM137.html#start=4
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 188 replies
    • Cobra 2022 Plans
      Anyone have info on Cobra's plans for the upcoming release season? I know the blades are new and assume the King Tours are sticking around for another year (or two); maybe a Forged Tec and Utility update along with their SGI stuff & woods?
      • 459 replies

×
×
  • Create New...