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1952 to 1972 MacGregor Forged Iron Sets

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I'm looking for a right hand set of MacGregor Tourney Classic irons, 2i through 9i. marked as CT1, Patent # 178818, Recessed Weight. These were manufactured by MacGregor Golf between 1978 and 1981 exclusively for sale by the Edwin Watts Golf Shops. They of an older are a replica of an older forging with shorter hozel.  

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What a cool thread! Lots of good info here. 

I am a lurker here, came across this in a google search. I have a couple questions.

First, I found in a local thrift this single club, looks like brand new almost, and I can;t find ANYTHING about it on the net. After reading this, It may be a Brunswick club from the 80's, but I will let the experts inform me- it has the macgregor in a script, it says "Hilander" on it with some type of tiny picture logo on the edge, and the number "690" on it. If it is some kind of department store 80's starter set, well, I am out $1. 

Second, I am interested in picking up a vintage Macgregor iron set, to play and somewhat collect. I like vintage golf, I actually play better with stuff older then 2000 or so, and I tend to switch out the stuff in my bag every 3 or 4 rounds. It keeps the game fun for me. 

Which set, to people that have played or been around or tried many of these, would be "the set" to own for this purpose? it looks like, by this thread, the older MT or Jack signature clubs are popular, or maybe the Colokrome from way back. I like the wingback looks, but I also like quite a few of the beefy looking MT and VIP sets. I tend to favor heavier clubs, if that matters with this. 

Any feedback appreciated! 

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I just stumbled across this site and topic. 
I recently discovered a brand new, still in original wrap set of what I believe are 1977 985 irons. I’ve had them over 20 years and am planning to sell them. Any help on their providence and value would be appreciated.

email is rodburns66@gmail.com


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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 just acquired a pristine set of MacGregor XP/70 irons, minus the 11-iron/pitching wedge.  Can you tell me the specifications: loft especially and lie angle, if available.  

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Hi, I've seen somewhere what the letter markings inside the diamond on Tourney shafts mean, but now I can't locate it. Can you run those down for me? Thanks so much -- great thread.

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