hickory shaft finishes

Hickory Shaft Finishes

When Old Tom Morris needed to put a finish on a hickory golf shaft he couldn’t run down to the Home Depot to pick up a can of Min Wax stain and polyurethane. The stains and finishes available to early club makers were made from natural resources. A common stain originally used on hickory shafts […]

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the wilson whale

The Wilson Whale

We did a lot of work for Wilson Golf in the 1980’s. In addition to making their Pro Line Staff clubs, we were also making up to 800 clubs per day for other Wilson brands. Our primary contact with Wilson was a gentleman named Larry Bobka. He was a plus 2 handicap and handled the […]

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standard oil and standard irons

Standard Oil and Standard Irons

Do you ever ask your friend, “what club did you hit?” Do you ever wonder, “How did he hit an 8 iron when you just hit a 7 or even a 6?” Last week, my uncle and President of Louisville Golf, Mike Just, wrote an article about Iron lofts in our blog titled “Do you […]

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Do You Need a Gap Wedge?

Do you carry a Gap Wedge or Attack Wedge in your bag? If you’re a younger golfer you have grown up with this club. But if you’re a senior golfer you never heard of this club until the middle of the 1990’s. Where did this club come from and it a necessary club to add […]

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The Hickory Shaft

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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5 great fall golf destinations

5 Great Fall Golf Destinations

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 […]

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3 Tips to Help You Sink More Putts

3 Tips to Help You Sink More Putts

A major part of your score comes down putting well and doing so is sure to save you a lot of frustration and heartache on the course. Follow the tips below to help you sink more putts and slice strokes off your scorecard! Recreate the Pressure of “Only One Shot” When you’re practicing your putting […]

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