In 1929, when he was asked by Bobby Jones to make a duplicate of his famed Jeanie Deans driver, J. Victor East said that Jones “inspected 5,000 pieces of first grade hickory to find four shafts” that were suitable, and of these four, two met the final requirements for his drivers. You might notice that […]
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Don’t pack your persimmons away just yet. Fall is a great time to explore new golfing destinations while enjoying lower fees, greater tee-time flexibility and cooler weather. Your game may take a little bit longer as falling leaves litter the fairways, but it’s well worth the opportunity to enjoy all that the season has to […]
Timeless Timber has gone to the bottom of the Great Lakes to find a unique treasure. During the period of 1700 to 1920, most of the virgin old growth forests were cut down to build the towns and cities of a growing nation. Many of the best logs, because of their density, sunk while they […]
In addition to these special projects listed above Louisville Golf once manufactured some of the finest Persimmon woods ever made for pillars of the golf industry. This is a partial list of some of the golf companies who entrusted the Louisville Golf Club Company with the manufacturing of their Persimmon woods: Ben Hogan (Apex, Edge, Sure-Out) […]
When historic horse racetrack Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, made some renovations to their clubhouse, some pine rafters from the late 19th century were made available to us to make some limited edition putters. The pine timber was solid and needed little finishing. This remains one of our favorite projects from our “Old Kentucky […]
In 2008 we were at the Ryder Cup (won by the US!) held here in Louisville at Valhalla Golf Club. In 2007 we obtained Cherry wood from the golf course and made mallet putters from it; we sold the putters on site at the event in conjunction with the PGA.
In 2004 we made a special Persimmon driver for the then No. 1 golfer in the world. Nike’s master club designer, Tom Stites, who once worked at the Ben Hogan Company, commissioned us to replicate a Cleveland Classic Persimmon driver Tiger used in the off-season to sharpen his ball-striking. Mr. Stites said Tiger liked it and […]
A handmade mallet putter appeared in the theatrical release of the James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar. On the DVD special edition release, a deleted scene included a Thumper Max Persimmon driver.