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Tommy Armour 845 irons: Any stories?

post #1 of 46
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Every golf shop I go into seems to have a used set or two of the Tommy Armour 845 irons.

These were manufactured from about 1988 up until 2004 (?). The 845 HB model most recent, I believe. Several of the models fell into the Super Game Improvement category.

* Does anyone still play them?

* If you played them in the past, how did you like them?

Lots of sharp looking clubs, the Silver Scot and Stripe models. I just never had the chance to try them out.
post #2 of 46

Re: Tommy Armour 845 irons: Any stories?

I played with a set of 845 Silver Scots for a few years in the early 90's and seem to recall I got on really well with them. I can't remember where I bought them from or what I did with them either! I was playing with them when my handicap came down from 23 to 14 and then changed for a set of Titleist DCi irons. I think I snapped my 7 iron shaft playing out from under some trees accidently and because the pro couldn't get a matching shaft that may have prompted the change.
Damn old age and my receding memory...
post #3 of 46

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I played with the 845 Silver Scot's for 5 yrs before upgrading to my G5's....I still have my old clubs....played really well (for me) by was time to get new technology. Would definitely recommend them for a begginer or high handicapper
post #4 of 46

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I'd totally recommend them for someone like woodzie mentioned above, and even for some mid-handicap level players. When I played in HS there were 2 or 3 guys on the team who had Silver Scot's and played them extremely well. I never owned a set personally, but hitting theirs I could tell that they were a more than adequate set of irons.
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An uncle of mine bought me a set right when they first came out. He stumbled on them at a great price and liked them so much, he bought them for me. They were so good, he almost gave me his Ping Eye 2 and kept the 845s.

Being of modest financial means, the 845s were a dream set for me. Then as I played them, I liked them more than just being a kids with something he really couldn't afford. So, as the years went on, I kept them. Even when I could afford a new set, I stayed with my 845s and it wasn't until just two (or three) years ago I replaced them with a set of Callaway X-18s.

The 845s are still in my basement and I still carry the lob wedge that came with the set. At least I will carry it until the Cleveland wedge I just bought on Ebay arrives.

You can't go wrong with the 845s, or any of Tommy Armour's clubs in the 845 series. Including the Evo 845s they came out with in the late 90s.
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I have owned and played 845 silver scots for the last 5 years. I like them alot and they have been really good for me. They are game improvement irons that alot of low handicappers played similar to the ping eye 2's. They actually have a good amount of wins on tour too from back in the early 90's. I love my tommy armours, but they are finally starting to look their age and they have knicks and dings everywhere so they will probably be replaced by christmas. I would reccomend tommy armours to anyone, especially beginners who are looking for a cheaper set of beginner clubs.
post #7 of 46

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These irons were the rage when I started the game back in ~1994. Many of the golfers I fell in with were gaming either these or the PING Eye2 irons.

My first set of sticks was in fact a copy of the Tommy Armour 845 irons. A local guy rough fit me and made up a set for really cheap. They did really well for a few years until I moved on (needlessly really) to other sets.
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I played with a set of the titanium faced irons w/ stiff graphite shafts back around 2001-02. Great quality set, but didn't feel great (probably due to the titanium face) and I could never get used to how light the shafts felt. Performance was very similar to the DCI 762's that replaced them and remain in the the bag to this day.
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A friend of mine bought a set of them in 88. I think he gave like $500 for them then. He played them for years and really liked them. I'd bet with with some new good shafts in them they'd play nearly as well as new clubs.
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I use the TA 845s Oversized and am reluctant to upgrade (haven't really tested anything else) because I'm so happy with them.

People mention they're for beginner/high-handicapper, but I find them to be very workable - although I don't really have anything else to compare them to...
post #11 of 46

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I had a set of 845s in high school as well in the mid 90s. Absolutely loved them. Unfortunately I traded them in for a set of Tommy Armour V-31s - they're progressive irons. The V-31s were not nearly as good and I've been kicking myself for trading in those 845s. Another vote of for the 845s - one of the best set of affordable irons ever made in my humble opinion.
post #12 of 46

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I still play 845 Silver Scots. The first set I ever played was actually a knock off set of 845s. After that I replaced them with the legitimate version. So I have been playing with the same set (essentially) for as long as I have played golf ~20 years.

Back when I got them they were matte grey. I have worn them down to a smooth silver. Lately I have been considering swapping them out but it's hard when they are so comfortable.
post #13 of 46

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I played the original 845 Silver Scots for a few years and absolutely loved them. I switched to the forged Titleist because I wanted newer technology and forged clubs. I never really saw the 845's as game improvement irons since they have much smaller heads than the King Cobras I played before them. I still keep them for a back up set and for friends that play and don't have a set of clubs.
post #14 of 46

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I agree with bman1313. I've played with the 845s for the last 18 yrs. I'm in the market now for new irons (looking at Mizunos) and, surprisingly, Mizuno's MP-52s (their most forgiving "players club") don't have a head that's much smaller than the 845s. All-in-all the 845s have served me extremely well. Highly recommended.
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Re: Tommy Armour 845 irons: Any stories?

People can't seem to take these clubs out of their bag. I hear of people playing them for years and years - I did it too.

If I didn't need something with increadibly vibration damping, I would still be playing my 845s.

Does anyone know if the newest versions have the stronger lofts of more modern clubs? Or are they the same as always?
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I have 845hb sand wedge in my bag and love it, very easy to play.  I have never tried any other Armour irons, but if I had a chance I would give them a try.

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I played a set of 845HBs for about 3 years.  I thought they were great clubs for a beginner or casual golfer, especially the hybrid 3 & 4.  Very easy to hit, and the topline of the irons wasn't quite as bloated as what you see in some newer UGI/SGI irons.

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I play a set of original 845's. Great set of irons, very forgiving and feel pure when you hit the ball. I'm not a low handicapper, but I know scratch golfers who still use them. Had my first eagle with them a little while ago. To me they are a proof that you don't need the newest and most expensive clubs to go low and improve at golf.

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