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[quote name='finalist' timestamp='1327813692' post='4170903']
Any pics of the blue oxide and black pvd wedges they are showing there?
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More pics including the PVD wedges. I love Don White's bag, where he puts yardages on the bottom of the clubs instead of club numbers.

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Big fan of all the bags..... really liking Don's

Thanks for those photos Hip Check. Very cool!

Callaway Rogue ST MAX LS 10.5* GD Tour AD XC-6X
TM Stealth 17* HZRDUS 75S
PXG 0317X 20* Oban Devotion S
PXG Gen3 0311XF #4 MMT 80S
PXG Gen3 0311P 5/6/7 MMT 95S; 0311T Black 8/9/W/G MMT 95S
SM8 54* & 58* TT DG Onyx S400
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Ari had a great looking booth filled with supper cool stuff. I am happy to see him doing so well! His irons looked unreal in person, and they also had some super cool murdered out wedges...

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After looking at Don's clubs:

Thinking out loud here:

Anyone know/seen a set of TD's with the customer's full yardage stamped? (vs. degree or #?)

Could be a terrible idea for resale, but I think it'd be kinda cool...

Instead of 4,5,6,7,8,9,P,G,S,L

200,190,180,170,160,150,140,130,110, 90 or something similar? (I'm not a bomber :))

I could see some wrxers: 250, 235, etc....

Callaway Rogue ST MAX LS 10.5* GD Tour AD XC-6X
TM Stealth 17* HZRDUS 75S
PXG 0317X 20* Oban Devotion S
PXG Gen3 0311XF #4 MMT 80S
PXG Gen3 0311P 5/6/7 MMT 95S; 0311T Black 8/9/W/G MMT 95S
SM8 54* & 58* TT DG Onyx S400
PXG Battle Ready Mustang

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[quote name='Big Ben' timestamp='1327813841' post='4170909']
[quote name='dab36' timestamp='1327807878' post='4170393']
Been playing golf for 30 years, been a cheapskate for 40, I think if I ever actually invested in my hobby, scratch irons would be where I finally man up......
[/quote]That made me howl, may be one of the best posts I've ever read on WRX! Great form...BB
[/quote]

Yeah, it really is how I feel.....When I look back at how much golf I have played and coached, it really is ridiculous to (if one can afford it) penny wise one's (basically only) hobby to death. Girls spend 2G's on 10 pair of shoes....

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FF Ari,

I am really interested in the new matte black finish? Is that a baked finish?

I will send a follow-up email, but I am considering sending my TD irons in for the treatment... Is this something you guys could do?

Thanks again for being so available to WRX community.

Callaway Rogue ST MAX LS 10.5* GD Tour AD XC-6X
TM Stealth 17* HZRDUS 75S
PXG 0317X 20* Oban Devotion S
PXG Gen3 0311XF #4 MMT 80S
PXG Gen3 0311P 5/6/7 MMT 95S; 0311T Black 8/9/W/G MMT 95S
SM8 54* & 58* TT DG Onyx S400
PXG Battle Ready Mustang

https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/530023/ladahls-witb-pxg-callaway-titleist-taylormade-trying-graphite-in-irons-updates-on-last-pag

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When Don White did his magic for MacGregor I played the 1025cm VIP's for years. Now I play a set of his design from '08 ,the Mac MT forged. Glad to see him with Scratch. What a good fit.

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Wow, those etched irons are absolutely amazing. i really dig the old school names. And I think the etched desing gives them a great look. Almost like an old antique pistol. The finish is equally amazing. It almost looks like it has a clear coat over it. But my favorite is the S that almost looks as if it was burned into the back of the clubhead. They are beautiful, but I doubt I could hit those things. Those are some serious blades. Absolutely 0 offset. I would love to try though. Someday I'll be able to afford a custom set like these. Beautiful.

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Callaway Mavrik SZ 3 Wood w/Ventus Red 7X tipped 1"
Ping G425Max 7 Wood w/Ventus Red 8X tipped 1"
PXG Gen3 0311T 4-PW w/MCA MMT 125TX
Bettinardi BB1 w/MCA MMT Concept Putter Shaft
Mizuno Copper T22 52, 56, 60 w/MCA MMT 125TX Wedge Shafts
Srixon Z Star XV

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I was thinking of going all raw on my three wedges on order, but that blue oxide looks so good. I'm now thinking I'll order the blue oxide and when it wears away I could probably just strip off the remaining for the original raw look I was going to go with.. is that possible or not suggested?

What is DW's scalloped wedge grind all about?


The plaid retro covers look really cool.

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I have 2 sets of DW custom irons and they are the best looking best performing clubs i have ever had. Nice to see the Aerotech Steelfiber shafts getting some love. I put the Aerotech 125cw''s in both sets. DW is a true artist and his work is second to none. I"m glad to see Scratch, Ari and the team getting a lot of good pub. they deserve it.

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[quote name='howeber' timestamp='1327860579' post='4173221']
[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327817789' post='4171067']

Any other questions ask away and Ill be happy to answer them.
[/quote]

What is the finish on your engraved irons? Looks like some sort of glossy raw...
[/quote]

The finish on my engraved irons is a Raw finish that we pre-patina'd a little bit. The glossy look is from the oil I put on them to try to prevent them from rusting too bad during the show.

FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
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National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
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IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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[quote name='ladahl' timestamp='1327862203' post='4173359']
FF Ari,

I am really interested in the new matte black finish? Is that a baked finish?

I will send a follow-up email, but I am considering sending my TD irons in for the treatment... Is this something you guys could do?

Thanks again for being so available to WRX community.
[/quote]

That is a matte black oxide. It looks even better in person. We could also do a similar looking finish but with PVD instead of Black Oxide so it would be a lot more durable.

FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
Ari Techner
National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
[email protected]
IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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[quote name='ToysRUs' timestamp='1327866330' post='4173725']
Ari,
Really nice stuff.
Where did the plaid old school headcovers come from?
I'm gaming a Cleveland Classic and the could use a few more of that style headcover!!

Also, From the first picture on the thread I see that Scratch has teamed with "The Tour Striker"
That's a sound business decision my friend!!!!!!:cheesy::cheesy: Kidding
[/quote]


The head covers are made for us by a company called Seamus Golf. They are really neat and we can get them made in many different fabrics and patterns.

FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
Ari Techner
National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
[email protected]
IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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[quote name='finalist' timestamp='1327940785' post='4178349']
I was thinking of going all raw on my three wedges on order, but that blue oxide looks so good. I'm now thinking I'll order the blue oxide and when it wears away I could probably just strip off the remaining for the original raw look I was going to go with.. is that possible or not suggested?

What is DW's scalloped wedge grind all about?


The plaid retro covers look really cool.
[/quote]

You could definitely do that with the Blue Oxide.

That is a grind that DW does for himself that limits turf interaction and helps prevent the club from digging. It is somewhere between the DOG grind and the XDG grind.

FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
Ari Techner
National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
[email protected]
IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327944086' post='4178621']
[quote name='howeber' timestamp='1327860579' post='4173221']
[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327817789' post='4171067']
Any other questions ask away and Ill be happy to answer them.
[/quote]

What is the finish on your engraved irons? Looks like some sort of glossy raw...
[/quote]

The finish on my engraved irons is a Raw finish that we pre-patina'd a little bit. The glossy look is from the oil I put on them to try to prevent them from rusting too bad during the show.
[/quote]

Do you play these things? They really look remarkable. I love the finish on them. Is there a way to seal that finish as is, so they do not rust a great deal? I'm not going to lie, that is my dream set. Just out of curiosity, what would be the price tag on such an item? I'm sure they're one of a kind, so my guess is priceless.

Taylormade Stealth + w/Ventus Blue TR 7X tipped 1"
Callaway Mavrik SZ 3 Wood w/Ventus Red 7X tipped 1"
Ping G425Max 7 Wood w/Ventus Red 8X tipped 1"
PXG Gen3 0311T 4-PW w/MCA MMT 125TX
Bettinardi BB1 w/MCA MMT Concept Putter Shaft
Mizuno Copper T22 52, 56, 60 w/MCA MMT 125TX Wedge Shafts
Srixon Z Star XV

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[quote name='radiman' timestamp='1327944712' post='4178685']
[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327944086' post='4178621']
[quote name='howeber' timestamp='1327860579' post='4173221']
[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327817789' post='4171067']
Any other questions ask away and Ill be happy to answer them.
[/quote]

What is the finish on your engraved irons? Looks like some sort of glossy raw...
[/quote]

The finish on my engraved irons is a Raw finish that we pre-patina'd a little bit. The glossy look is from the oil I put on them to try to prevent them from rusting too bad during the show.
[/quote]

Do you play these things? They really look remarkable. I love the finish on them. Is there a way to seal that finish as is, so they do not rust a great deal? I'm not going to lie, that is my dream set. Just out of curiosity, what would be the price tag on such an item? I'm sure they're one of a kind, so my guess is priceless.
[/quote]

Yes I will be playing with them. I considered putting them on my wall for just a second but IMO these are meant to be played.
If you oil them often with a product called EEZ-OX they will not really rust. You can also remove any rust with steel wool.
Price would really depend on exactly what you were looking for with the muscle design, engraving, finish etc. Email me at [email protected] for a quote.

FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
Ari Techner
National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
[email protected]
IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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OHH NO... My wife just scoped out my extra gear... How am I gonna pull this off? Looking forward to see what you will make available to us.

Thanks!

[quote name='FairwayFred' timestamp='1327944628' post='4178669']
Just as an FYI for you guys, we will be selling a lot of the clubs we had at the show later this week as a WRX only special.
[/quote]


Callaway Rogue ST MAX LS 10.5* GD Tour AD XC-6X
TM Stealth 17* HZRDUS 75S
PXG 0317X 20* Oban Devotion S
PXG Gen3 0311XF #4 MMT 80S
PXG Gen3 0311P 5/6/7 MMT 95S; 0311T Black 8/9/W/G MMT 95S
SM8 54* & 58* TT DG Onyx S400
PXG Battle Ready Mustang

https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/530023/ladahls-witb-pxg-callaway-titleist-taylormade-trying-graphite-in-irons-updates-on-last-pag

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[url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/581901-2012-pga-show-display-iron-samples-for-sale/"]http://www.golfwrx.c...mples-for-sale/[/url]

[url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/581925-2012-pga-show-display-samples-for-sale-td-wedges/"]http://www.golfwrx.c...sale-td-wedges/[/url]

Here are some display samples from the show that are available for sale

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. White for good part of an hour on Friday morning at the show. What a treat! He dug into his bag and let me check out his Damascus putter. I would describe it as a Napa-esque-fatboy. Amazing piece of art.

I was blown away by the iron sets in the Scratch booth. The engraved iron set is 100x times impressive in hand.

Great stuff from Scratch. I love their wedges, and now considering a set of irons after talking to Mr. White and seeing them in hand.

Callaway Rogue TD - Oban Black
PXG 0341X 3W - HZRDUS Yellow HC
Callaway Epic SZ 5W - Aldila Tour Blue
Sub 70 639CB 4-10 - Shimada VMS
Honma TW 50*

Vokey SM6 54*

Scratch 8620 58*
Tour Cameron NP2

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Ari,

I see you with that Sand Hills stamp on that flatstick! After talking to you and then playing there, I have to agree with everything you had to say about it. Love that stamp!

TI Taylormade SIM (9.0°) Tensei CK Pro Orange 70TX
TI Taylormade SIM Ti (15.4°) Tensei CK Pro Blue 80X
Callaway XR Pro (20°) Diamana White 90X
PING i210 (4i-UW) DG X100
Ping Glide 2.0 (54°) DG S400 TI
Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
Taylormade Spider X Chalk SS

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Here are some pics of the prototypes of the Scratch production putter that we had at the booth at the PGA Show. We are planning on releasing these 2 models with some minor tweaks at the end of April.

Prototype #1

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Prototype #2

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FREE AGENT CLUB HO NO MO!
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National Custom Works nationalcustomworks.com
[email protected]
IG: @nationalcustom
Twitter: @WorksNational
(still a huge club HO)

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