I had been using a set of '90 Hogan Apex blades which hit very nicely when you get them right. Just switched to a nice set of Miuras though and the difference is huge....
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I had been playing with a set of Ping Eye 2 clubs from 1987. I just recently switched to Ping i3+'s. I'm very glad I switched, but really miss the Eye 2 sand wedge and 2-iron. I still bring one of them sometimes. That 2-iron is a laser beam off the tee. It has a perfect ball flight and goes exactly where you aim it. Overall I like my i3+'s better though. The Eye 2's were lofted higher, but I still get more distance with the i3+'s at the equivalent lofted club.
A friend of mine is taking up the game, and I have been looking around for some irons for him for very little money.
I found these in a junk shop this weekend, and bought them for him. I managed to get them for what seemed like a fairly incredible price of $30 (with an old, beat-up Austad's putter of (I guess) 1970s vintage thrown in, too).
They are Tommy Armour Silver Scot 855s (3 iron - SW). A bit of internet research tells me that the yellow dot was allocated to sets with offset; and these are likely from 1996 or 1997 (or thereabouts).
Anyway, I couldn't resist taking the 5 iron and 7 iron with me to the range on Sunday afternoon. Fantastic clubs!
To be honest, I came very close indeed to giving my friend the Tour Edge Exotics XCG3s I'm currently gaming and hanging on to these Silver Scots for myself; but in the end I gave him the Silver Scots. Hopefully they will be of use to a beginner, once he's had a couple of lessons from the local pro and the chance to hit the range and the practice ground.
Yeah I use two older sets, a set of Wilson staff progressive blades from about 92, great clubs...... but am currently suffering a little bit of a shoulder tear problem so have gone back to my spalding executive xe's (hollowbacks) about 87 vintage.
The best thing about the spalding's is they are basically a set of what we would call today hybrids, still my favorite clubs.