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That's funny that you showed the picture of the persimmon driver. I was just downstairs looking at a couple of mine. I have the 1,3 and 5 woods of Tommy Armour 986 Tours as well as a Yamaha Tour Model with a Lagniappe graphite shaft with Hal Suttons "etched" signature on the top of the driver that acts like a alignment aide. I was comparing them to my 460 Comp and they looked like what a modern day 3 wood looks like! Simp

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Ok, so this weekend was interesting. The weather up here in the Northshore of Mass was in the high 50s low 60s, it was like mid april weather Friday and Saturday. I took both my new MacGregor Vintage drivers with some old Titleist balatas over to the local course and hit some drives. I found my Eye O matic M75W to be more responsive than the Tommy Armour 693. I was amazed at how straight and long I hit the M75W. I now know for sure the new technology and new drivers are about 10-20 percent longer than the vintage stuff. I figured I was hitting these about 230-240 into the wind. It was fun. I can't wait to take them out in the summer and play 9 with them.

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Boy, that picture brings back memories! I've got a 1, 3, 4, 5 set of those woods.

My driver looks exactly like that one except the sole plate is in a little better condition.

I used that driver from the time I was 16 until I was 36. I had a graphite shaft put in

it in 1986. There is nothing to compare to the feel of "nutting" one with these clubs......

 

Thanks for the memories!

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These are my 693T's and would have been purchased in 1977 or 1978. I still take them out one weekend a year, with Hogan PC irons and a Wilson 8802 putter. The coin is a 1944 Mercury Dime that has been my ball marker for about 25 years.

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