Just found a set of old Titleist irons

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By WKrick

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  1. I found these at a Nashville antique shop. Could anyone tell me what model they are, and if so, what year they came out?

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  2. David ARK

    David ARK
    Sayville, NY

    Don't know what they are, but they are certainly beautiful! What an amazing find. Curious as to how much they were going for.
  3. I believe these were mid 1970's clubs. Acushnet was/is the parent company to Titleist .
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  5. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    WKrick said:

    I found these at a Nashville antique shop. Could anyone tell me what model they are, and if so, what year they came out?

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    Resale value on these are as follows for a full set:

    Low: $18.93
    Mid: $22.27
    High: $25.61
  6. Steve N

    Steve N
    Chapin, SC

    Really interesting to see how the lofts have changed. Today's 7 iron is +/- 33. In that set it was 36.
  7. Lou G

    Lou G
    San Diego, CA

    Steve N said:

    Really interesting to see how the lofts have changed. Today's 7 iron is +/- 33. In that set it was 36.

    695MB have a 7 iron loft of 36*. The 6 iron is 32* and 8 iron is 40*. Vokey 46-10F (44*) is a perfect 9 iron replacement. The gaps are good with a 27H.
  8. Steve N

    Steve N
    Chapin, SC

    Just found out the the Accushnet 108 irons were the first irons with game improvement produced by Titleist
    In what year was Acushnet Company's first iron, the Acushnet AC 108, produced?
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    1972 - The Acushnet Titleist AC 108 irons were slightly larger than other irons at the time and featured tungsten weight inserts in the heel and toe that significantly increased MOI, improving performance as well as feel on off-center hits. The AC 108s were among the first irons ever developed that were truly forgiving.
  9. I owned a set of these clubs which i purchased in early 70's. I believe i paid $150. At the time they were titleist first attempt at tow and heal weighted clubs. Believe it or not i still have set somewhere in attic.John A
  10. AC 108's! First set of Titleist Irons. Still have the sand wedge in the garage and the 2 iron head on my desk.
  11. I just received these as a gift from my wife. I am enjoying cleaning up and re-fitting vintage clubs, and I have to say these are beauties that seem ahead of their time I'm excited to acquire; I had no idea anyone did tungsten inserts this far back. When I saw those and rolled them over and saw the era-telling groove pattern I was astonished. I cannot wait to get some time in with them, perhaps comparing them to my other distinct toe weight/heel weight heads of original Tommy Armour design, "Pro Series" knock offs I have to admit liking when I really just want to depend on the ball to go in a straight line instead of learning to "work it" (but the knock offs don't feature bimetal design... just some good, vintage-looking font in bold, off-white numbers nested inside parallel lines that look like something off of a dash board panel from inside the Millennium Falcon, so I just had to refurbish them).
    Now my beloved, leather Titleist bag will actually have Titleists in it!
  12. Dennis M

    Dennis M
    Miami, FL

    My first job as an Assistant Pro was right after college in 1972.

    We had that set in the shop then. I'm not sure if it was a brand new introduction that year or came out earlier.
  13. Just got a set today 2-pw regular flex for 10$ really in great shape
  14. Anybody know what the letters and numbers on the hosel ferrule mean? For instance my set bought in early 70's has A2CR5A
  15. RICK S

    RICK S
    MEDWAY, OH

    My Dad bought 2 sets of these irons in the 70's. Still have both sets! My brother has one and I have the other set. Re gripped them a couple of years ago. They are still good to play with. They started my love affair with Titleist irons as that is all I have ever played with. Those irons hit just as advertised as they are forgiving.
  16. Sweet find! The tungsten inserts have to elevate these to some level of collectible status, i would contact Titleist and see what they would charge to do a re-finishing on these, basically restore them back to their original condition. They may or may not do it, but worth asking.
  17. Just picked this set up from a Dallas flea market. Gamed them in Galveston with the intention of abandoning them at the course. Fell in love. They are brutal, mean and stingy. But you can game these and they will make you appreciate you weekend gamers. When I got them home I got them regripped. Polish and buffing cleaning, game on. Don’t know how anyone could play them. But I love doing it. Make a par with these and you feel you have accomplished something. They are two club short in distance. Can anyone recommend a period appropriate set a drivers to add to the bag. Early 1972 to 75. I added a couple of miz clubs and a pinnacle putter to go with an old style chipper.
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  18. I have a full set of these. 2 thru PW irons and four woods - driver, 3, 4 and 5. My dad and mom bought them for me for Christmas in 1974 when I made the high school varsity golf team my first year. I stopped playing them over 20 years ago. I always had face savers on the irons and covers on the woods. I had them re-gripped in the mid 80's. They were a very special gift. But I would like to find them a new home. I have moved them from basement to basement since then and we are planning another move. If anyone has interest I can post pictures. I am in SE Wisconsin. Thx
  19. I bet those were cutting edge back in the day. Cool looking head to play once in a while and hang in the office...good find
  20. I bought this complete set of clubs in 1972 when I was a Junior in high school on our golf team. I still have the whole set 48 years later. We are inseparable. Yes, they were cutting edge at the time and yes, I still use them.

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