Reid Lockhart Irons
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I have some FST 125 shafts going in the heads. I was weighing them on my Ohaus Triple and they run from 122.2g to 127.8g. At first glance the difference seems to be coming from the way they are cut, not wall thickness. I noticed pretty quick that comparing the lightest and heaviest shafts shows a misalignment of the steps, and that tipping from the steps to the cut is necessary to modify that small weight difference. I guess the cone of the shaft moving up or down has caused the weight change.
I bought a set of heads on ebay, cbs, and gave the made clubs to an employee, but noticed how refined they were. I just bought a set of progessives, and notice how fine these are as well. Whats the inside story on what is obviously a company that cares about their irons?
Reid Lockhart was started in the mid '90's in San Antonio Texas by Terry Koehler who now owns SCOR Golf and is heading up the new Ben Hogan Golf Co. Terry was with Hogan prior to starting RL too, and when they moved their operation to Virginia he hired some of the craftsmen from Ft. Worth when he started RL. They were a niche company that targeted players who were a 12 handicap or lower. It was all high end stuff...the blades and wedges that are currently on their website are the same ones they had back then, but they were more expensive at the time. The other models are more recent. They had a persimmon driver then too.
I know Ben Crenshaw played the irons and I believe the wedges on tour at one point, but I don't recall if they had any other tour players on staff. Koehler is no longer involved, and I think the company is in Florida now.