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  • Greg Norman wins at Royal St George's | The Open Official Film 1993

    Found this interesting, especially to compare it with this years Open: in 1993 it was the 5 iron on the 16th (same 163 yards), NO WIND and nice day, same as this years weather and yes, I know about the "old lofts", but still...
    Anyone knows what iron they were using on 16th yhis year's Open ?
    Cheers !
    ...and no HATS and probably NO SUN SCREEN, like REAL MEN

    Last edited by veryold; Jul 21, 2021, 01:01 PM.
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  • #2
    3I believe he was playing Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted S22 irons at that time. Pw was 51* so using 4* increment his 5 iron would have been 31 degrees.


    Morikawa's TM 5 iron is 25 degrees by comparison.

    The 4* separation point on modern sets starts after the 6 iron(29) meaning his 7 iron loft is 33.
    Last edited by bl8d; Jul 21, 2021, 01:42 PM.
    things change

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    • #3
      It was not The Open, but Tony Jacklin had the first ever hole in one on British TV back in 1967 on the 16th hole at Royal St Georges.
      It was in the Dunlop Masters that year and apparently he used a 7 iron, you can see it for yourself below.
      The wind usually plays a huge part of what iron the Pros will use, so depending on that, it could be anything between a 9 iron and a 3 iron.

      https://progolfweekly.com/watch-tony...ne-on-live-tv/
      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bl8d View Post
        3I believe he was playing Spalding Tour Edition Custom Crafted S22 irons at that time. Pw was 51* so using 4* increment his 5 iron would have been 31 degrees.


        Morikawa's TM 5 iron is 25 degrees by comparison.

        The 4* separation point on modern sets starts after the 6 iron(29) meaning his 7 iron loft is 33.
        Norman used his Signature forged blades made by MacGregor for Cobra, a variance of the 985 Series. I had a set about 16 years ago. Click image for larger version

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        King Cobra F9 10.5* , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
        King Cobra F9 16*, UST Helium A Flex
        Titliest 585H 19*, Aldila NVS 85R
        TXG Custom, T. Made SIM Max 7-wood, Accra 140 2.0 M2
        TXG Custom Mizuno CLK 23*, Tensei Red CK 60 R
        TXG Custom, Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal 6-pw, 1* up, Recoil E460 R + 1/2"
        TXG Custom Mizuno T20, 50/07, 56/10, 60/07, Nippon 950H Neo
        PXG Brandon, 34.5"

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        • #5
          very Interesting . MacGregor reworked and custom stamped a set of their Tommy Armour 985 model for Norman.
          Thanks for that info rgk5

          I played the Custom Crafted ('85) around that time.
          things change

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bl8d View Post
            very Interesting . MacGregor reworked and custom stamped a set of their Tommy Armour 985 model for Norman.
            Thanks for that info rgk5

            I played the Custom Crafted ('85) around that time.
            Actually it was the Tourney Custom 985 of which there were many variants, a descendant of the legendary Armour 985. . The Hamilton Golf + CC had their own version custom stamped with the club logo.
            King Cobra F9 10.5* , VA Composites Raijin 44 F2
            King Cobra F9 16*, UST Helium A Flex
            Titliest 585H 19*, Aldila NVS 85R
            TXG Custom, T. Made SIM Max 7-wood, Accra 140 2.0 M2
            TXG Custom Mizuno CLK 23*, Tensei Red CK 60 R
            TXG Custom, Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal 6-pw, 1* up, Recoil E460 R + 1/2"
            TXG Custom Mizuno T20, 50/07, 56/10, 60/07, Nippon 950H Neo
            PXG Brandon, 34.5"

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