Lure of Classic Clubs
everyone is cut out to be a collector, but for those in the world of golf
collecting, theirs is a passion fueled by desire. What makes golf collecting so
special is the many areas in which the collector can satisfy that desire.
If your passion for collecting includes Classic clubs and playable Classics, you
may find just what your heart desires in the listings below. If you are not yet
a collector and want to join this growing and profitable hobby, the books below
can not only introduce you, but will become valuable reference sources as your
who collect Antique Golf Clubs, are for the most part, content to admire them
in display cases. This is true also of some Classic Club collections. The driving
force for most Classics collectors, however, is the superb playability of these
clubs. For some, today's factory-made, assembly line, metal woods cannot not match
the feel and play of these handmade beauties. |
Tommy Armour 693
deep face "Oil Hardened" persimmon driver.This is the club that set the standard
for design, materials and playability. Played by hundreds of the top touring pros
over the years, this is MacGregor's most famous club.The 693 driver was designed
for the better player and made with a standard loft of 8.5 to 9.5 degrees. (ca.
1949-52) Value: $500.
American Golf Classics
What makes a Classic? Quality is the
most significant criteria. The original classic woods were made in the 40s, 50s
and 60s from the finest oil-hardened perisimmon, and then finished by the greatest
woodworkers in the country. Irons, wedges and putters of this era were forged
from the best soft steel and hand-ground and shaped. Some say the "feel" of these
clubs cannot be duplicated today.
The listing below contains clubs not only sought for their rarity by collectors,
but those sought by avid golfers because they were the best ever made "to do the
job." Such clubs are in great demand even if not in the pristine condition demanded
by the diehard collector. Small nicks or scratches, as long as they don't effect
play, are of little importance. One of these classics can be had at great savings
over a "showcase" model, while sacrificing none of the superb playability of the
Here you will find both clubs in "mint condition," suitable for display, and those
that have given their owners many hours of fine play.
American Golf Classics
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