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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

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

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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Jones at the 1937 Masters in Augusta, Ga., where Calamity Jane I remains on display.

An Ode To Bobby Jones

“Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course, the space between your ears.” Truer words have never been spoken, and these were spoken by one of the most infamous and revered golfers: the only single-season Grand Slam winner, Hall of Famer, and Masters tournament co-founder, Bobby Jones. A Child Prodigy “He must have been […]

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