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Oldest JDM club you own!
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:22:33 PM »
My Honma LB-606 Super Persimmon 4 wood!!    Circa late 1980's
loft is 21 deg so it's a 7 wood by today's standards.  Size of the head is similar to today's hybrids.

These Honma Super Persimmons used carbon fiber face plate with titanium center inserts along with gold pins (I believe they were 24 or 18kt gold)
I've heard about people buying these for cheap and then pulling out the gold pins to make money... ridiculous!
These heads are also polymer filled ...  not exactly sure about the objective but the head does feel super nice.
While it is still persimmon,  it packs technology like no other persimmon club.   

Original shaft was Honma's Titanium Boron shaft in regular flex so I had a company up in Minnesota reshaft this with one of my all time favorite FW shafts, Fuji Rombax Proto 80B in Seafoam green.   I take it out to the range from time to time and it hits beautifully with a feel that you just can't even come close with metal heads. 
DR: Modart MA01D+R / Diamana W
FW: Modart MA01F / Diamana 'Ahina
UT: Modart MA01H / Crazy STP
IR:  Epon AF-505/SUS316 / Modus 125
WG: MG S-01 / Modus Wedge 125
PT:  Ping Vault 2.0 CRAZ-E H ( in trial mode )

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 01:01:50 PM »
That is seriously sweet looking!

I still do have my first JDM purchase, a TourStage X500 driver
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 01:39:45 PM »
Macgregor's attempt to bring back their Eye-o-matic design ( just the looks ) 

http://www.macgregor.co.jp/m85_120anniv.html

they even collaborated with Muziik to use their Doggati shaft!!

DR: Modart MA01D+R / Diamana W
FW: Modart MA01F / Diamana 'Ahina
UT: Modart MA01H / Crazy STP
IR:  Epon AF-505/SUS316 / Modus 125
WG: MG S-01 / Modus Wedge 125
PT:  Ping Vault 2.0 CRAZ-E H ( in trial mode )

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 01:48:32 PM »
That is seriously sweet looking!

I still do have my first JDM purchase, a TourStage X500 driver

X500 was used by Shigeki Maruyama when he started playing in the US and was also used by Tommy Nakajima for some period of time.
This article compares the legendary drivers from that time the Mizuno 300S and Tourstage X500

http://www.golfdigest-minna.jp/_ct/16980013

Back then, Japanese tour professionals started complaining about these approximately 300cc drivers saying .... "they are starting to get "too big!!" " 
Obviously they had no idea of where things would end up!!

DR: Modart MA01D+R / Diamana W
FW: Modart MA01F / Diamana 'Ahina
UT: Modart MA01H / Crazy STP
IR:  Epon AF-505/SUS316 / Modus 125
WG: MG S-01 / Modus Wedge 125
PT:  Ping Vault 2.0 CRAZ-E H ( in trial mode )

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 02:10:02 PM »
It had to be I would say 2000/2001 I was playing at a local course with my dad, we got paired with a single, he was a little older than I was, but he had an X500, it looked at the time like a Titleist 975D on steroids.....he let me hit it a couple times and the rest is pretty much history, that was my introduction to JDM, and the TourStage bug began, it lead to mr-23 us spec cb's countless limited Maru wedge sets. Also the original Zodia US spec wedges were another one of my JDM firsts...

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
1980s  Yamaha  forged SX-25   irons set.
finally getting to pick the set up  next week  reshafted with modus 120 protos.
in time for me week of golf in the pacific........

cant wait,
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 11:51:12 PM »
2 sets of TN-87s.

Then, a PRGR 200i #3 19* driving iron. My first exposure to JDM. Re-shafted it 1.5 years ago with a Tour AD.

3rd oldest is a Fourteen HI-660 #4 23*(?) DI, re-shafted 1.5 years ago with a Bangvoo Premium.
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 12:24:38 AM »
Still have the 3 and 4i epon technity factory copper heads as paper weights.
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 05:55:47 AM »
J's Professional Weapon driver and 3 wood.  The 3 wood was given to me back around '05 by my co-worker who was a very very good player.  I remember him hitting some ridiculous bombs off the deck with that thing.  I was gaming the Titleist PT15 and the J's was just on another level!  That was probably my first intro to JDM clubs. 

I picked up the driver a year or two ago just to go along with the 3 wood.  I've read how crazy long the driver was when i first came out, I think Jumbo even gave Jack one of the drivers after he asked about it.  Also remember reading how hard it was to hit and get in the air.  Anyway, I haven't even hit the driver yet.  The shaft is waaay too stout for me now.  The thing is a beast.

Been thinking about making an all J's Professional Weapon bag for a long time.  I even have a NOS J's L-shaped putter.
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 12:04:06 PM »
Oldest one I have is OG egg spoon!

Next oldest probably my vokey forged wedges

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 02:45:19 PM »
Great topic nobsy!  That Honma and disco stu's yammy irons are spectacular! 

I've got a couple treasures out in the wild so not to old or exotic here but these were the pinnacle for feel...at least for my tastes...
11.2*155/Basileus Alpha 60x
15.6spoon/f7s
18.3cleek/f7s
21hyute/lunar8
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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 03:01:30 PM »
...
I've heard about people buying these for cheap and then pulling out the gold pins to make money... ridiculous!
...

Yes, I remember well one such incident that was noted over at Golfwrx in 2011. Absolutely criminal: http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/439842-oh-no-what-a-tragedy/

The Ebay text from the seller:

"100 4 STAR TITANIUM CARBON HONMA DRIVER SHAFTS!!!

We can only ship these to the United States & Canada. We cannot ship to Guam or Puerto Rico!!!

Another Great Auction Listed By MisterInvestor!!!
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We have full time jobs. We both have hobbies dealing with quality items of value. We have been buying collections throughout the country. We are always looking for potential investments. If you have any items you want to sell or put on consignment we'd love to hear from you!
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We are listing 100 4 STAR TITANIUM CARBON HONMA DRIVER SHAFTS!!!! The Club Heads have been removed for the gold plug but the Titanium Carbon Shafts are in Perfect condition!!!"


100 new unhit premium hand crafted Honma persimmons ..... trashed. "Respectable" men indeed.  :'(

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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 03:22:06 PM »
Checking the cave:

1980s Maruman and Daiwa forged irons. Also some Daiwa carbon fibre headed woods, 1980s too.

Early S-Yard (mid-1990s) titanium Drivers and FWs. Believe S-Yard had the world's first forged titanium woods? They are interesting things with relatively small heads, foam-filled for sound muting (and probably to add weight) and they have a cushioned feel - almost as if they were trying to hark back to the feel of a wooden head.

Early PRGR (mid 1980s) carbon fibre headed woods.

Early 1980s Fourteen forged CB irons.

Mid to late 80s cast Yamaha CBs.


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Re: Oldest JDM club you own!
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 07:02:23 PM »
Taylormade Firesole Forged 3-PW plus SW.