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Seeing as how @GAA started this topic and hasn't visited the site since June 2019, I'm going to say these questions are probably not going to get answered.

I'm not sure if we have any other MacGregor experts here.

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I happen to know more than I should about MacGregor forged irons of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. I probably own 18 sets of these vintage beauties. If you have questions about this era of g

Just buffed up, lengthened a half inch and regripped a set of MT Tourney. Going to take them out today

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GAA here. Yes I have been away for about a year and I have seen a few Posts asking questions.

The shaft stiffness question, the Tourney V shaft is a stiff and those were probably second line department store sold clubs and not Pro lines, especially if they do not have a double row of XXX on the upper hosel.

Don't know anything about the Graham Marsh clubs.

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On 11/6/2019 at 9:31 AM, gatorz7888 said:

Any help identifying these along with stock specs is appreciated:

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The MT's look very much like the 1968-69 M/T's with heavy muscle back. RT2CA. 

The MT Tourney TR9 also is similar. 1969 step sole version with the heavy muscle back.

I probably have five sets of this vintage, most are Step Soles.

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On 3/28/2020 at 12:12 PM, Mnl213000 said:

I've been using a set of the Macgregor Silver Scot Tourney's, Rec No. 915 and love them. The shafts still have the silver labels on them, saying Tourney V. Would you know what level stiffness that equates to? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

 

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I am not familiar with the MacGregor Silver Scot Tourneys.

Do they look closer to the Tommy Armour 985's the Collector 709's or the Tourney Master 234's?  

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My first set of Mac Gregors was purchased in 1969 I believe.  They were new but not necessarily that tears model

Set of MT- driver through pw(10 iron)

woods were black persimmon  with aluminum insert 

 

trying to find photos and year clubs were made

Definitely  prior to split sole

can you help

 

Thank you

Don

 

 

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On 3/13/2019 at 2:46 PM, GAA said:

I happen to know more than I should about MacGregor forged irons of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

I probably own 18 sets of these vintage beauties.

If you have questions about this era of golf,  I may be able to help get some answers.

I have studied and still use as a reference the Jim Kaplan MacGregor and Wilson golf history catalogs.

What were the lofts of the 1980 remake of the M85 irons (tour forged on hosel). We’re the lofts the same as the original 1950’s irons?

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@GAA could you help me figure out what year a set of irons I have is? My wife’s grandfather gifted them to me and they were the first clubs I ever used. I’m thinking they are probably from the 80s and I am having such a hard time getting my hand in a full set. I currently have 5,8,9 and 11 irons but want to get the full set so would need 2,3,4,6,7. They are the Mt Tourney TR2A. I feel like maybe having some idea of what year they are from might help me find a set. They have the split sole on them and the MT marked up and down the grooves on the face of the club. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 12:31 AM, Jake01234 said:

@GAA could you help me figure out what year a set of irons I have is? My wife’s grandfather gifted them to me and they were the first clubs I ever used. I’m thinking they are probably from the 80s and I am having such a hard time getting my hand in a full set. I currently have 5,8,9 and 11 irons but want to get the full set so would need 2,3,4,6,7. They are the Mt Tourney TR2A. I feel like maybe having some idea of what year they are from might help me find a set. They have the split sole on them and the MT marked up and down the grooves on the face of the club. 

The TR2A's came out in 1969. I have a set of TR1A (3 iron > 9 iron with a TR9 #10 wedge) and the only difference is in the shaft stiffness. The TR2A's are medium firm and the TR1A's the shafts are stiff.

I would be will in to sell them for $65.00 plus shipping. All serial numbers match and have playable leather grips. It would cost a lot to find all those clubs you want individually. Not to mention shipping costs and TIME.

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Like I said, 1969. I don't think you could have them redone for less than the $65.00 I am looking for from my set, 9/10 condition.

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On 3/13/2019 at 1:46 PM, GAA said:

I happen to know more than I should about MacGregor forged irons of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

I probably own 18 sets of these vintage beauties.

If you have questions about this era of golf,  I may be able to help get some answers.

I have studied and still use as a reference the Jim Kaplan MacGregor and Wilson golf history catalogs.

I have a set 2-9 of Macgregor  Tourney Custom  72. They look much like the 985 but on back there is a red 72 slightly off center towards heel on the step below Tourney Custom. They have Macregor Custom Dynamic shafts and Tourney grips. Can you tell me more about these. Worth anything?    Thank you.   

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So, I have a set of M85 Colokrom that was my first set of clubs.  My dad bought them off of an older gentleman he would play with.  The guy was one helluva golfer and one of the best in our small town.  I got them in the mid-80's and used them all the way up to around 2001.  

They've just been in the rafters of my garage for the last 20 years.  I'd like for someone that will enjoy them to have them, but I don't know what they are worth.  

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@GAA,

In my search for information on these Macgregor MCX's, I stumbled across this thread and believe I've got myself in the right place.

Came across these and had to have them. Bought purely because I thought they were absolutley beautiful clubs, struck me as unique, and were being let go for a song. I have been curious about a move into a blade and the only other requirement was for it to be a one-piece forge (not my fault for being a snob, first iron set I was given by my father was 2-SW Ram Laser FX and haven't gamed anything else, ever). CheckCheck. Since typing MCX into google doesnt really yield anything useful information wise, I'm getting crash course in the history of the rise and fall of MacGregor. I havent found much as even a mention of the set, and it's now grown to an excitement the deeper I go down the path. Any info you might have on these would be well appreciated.

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On 3/13/2019 at 3:46 PM, GAA said:

I happen to know more than I should about MacGregor forged irons of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

I probably own 18 sets of these vintage beauties.

If you have questions about this era of golf,  I may be able to help get some answers.

I have studied and still use as a reference the Jim Kaplan MacGregor and Wilson golf history catalogs.

MT one sole similar to vip and muirfield

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