VINTAGE Titleist by Acushnet

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By Ricky M

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  1. I am looking for more information on my vintage Titleist by Acushnet set of irons (3-SW) and Woods (1,3,4,5). In your "Previous Models" Section, the oldest set of irons are the "Finalist Forged Irons" 1970-1976, which look very similar. They are in remarkable shape, original shafts and grips, only slight wear. I bought them off an old man in Southern Illinois (farm country) because I'd never seen anything like them.

    Batch Number on Irons: ARONA59T Batch Number on Woods: NA59T

    Questions: -Date of production -How many sets were produced? -Difference between the Titleist by Acushnet and Finalist by Acushnet -Are mine forged? Cast? Steel? AL? -Place of manufacture -Any historical significance for Titleist/Acushnet? ie First line of irons offered by Titleist/Acushnet -SHAFTS-The shafts are all matching and say Acushnet by True Temper "Title-Lite A". What flex are these? - Grips are Pro Only w/ an eagle logo, Black and Gold.

    Any other history would be greatly appreciated.

    Ricky

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  2. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    I can't answer any of your questions, but that set looks almost brand new. Either the previous owner didn't play much or he took really good care of them. Awesome pickup!
  3. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Titleist by Acushnet irons were produced from 1969-1972. They are forged irons and persimmon woods with steel shafts. Flexes back then weren't as precise as today but an A flex would be somewhere between regular and senior. This set is the best conditioned of this particular club that I have seen anywhere with all original components, markings and no wear or rusting. I would not sell these to anyone except a serious club collector where you will get fair value. If I were the owner of these clubs, I would wrap the heads in plastic bags such as the ones that golf clubs are shipped in, get some golf club boxes to put them in and store them in your house at room temperature. NOT IN THE GARAGE!
  4. Thanks, yes I have them stored in my basement where my kids can't get to them. Ha!
  5. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Can't help with the date other than early 60s. As a High School golfer, I remember seeing them displayed in our club's Pro Shop and I stared at them every time I walked in. Great looking clubs and I could see my reflection in those persimmons.
  6. NMortimer

    NMortimer
    Hertfordshire, UK

    You are a lucky man, they look great and are a 'must have'. Good luck with the research......very jealous !
  7. IAhawkeyeDDS

    IAhawkeyeDDS
    Coralville, IA

    Sweet find!!! Those irons are in great shape!! They look like my 718 MBs
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Ricky M said:

    I am looking for more information on my vintage Titleist by Acushnet set of irons (3-SW) and Woods (1,3,4,5). In your "Previous Models" Section, the oldest set of irons are the "Finalist Forged Irons" 1970-1976, which look very similar. They are in remarkable shape, original shafts and grips, only slight wear. I bought them off an old man in Southern Illinois (farm country) because I'd never seen anything like them.

    Batch Number on Irons: ARONA59T Batch Number on Woods: NA59T

    Questions: -Date of production -How many sets were produced? -Difference between the Titleist by Acushnet and Finalist by Acushnet -Are mine forged? Cast? Steel? AL? -Place of manufacture -Any historical significance for Titleist/Acushnet? ie First line of irons offered by Titleist/Acushnet -SHAFTS-The shafts are all matching and say Acushnet by True Temper "Title-Lite A". What flex are these? - Grips are Pro Only w/ an eagle logo, Black and Gold.

    Any other history would be greatly appreciated.

    Ricky

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    Great find.
  9. I know absolutely nothing on these irons EXCEPT, they look great and are in unbelievable condition at their age. Just beautiful.


    I wish Titleist would release a throwback iron style, with this type ferrule and face with old school old marking on the outsides of the grooves BUT with new tech. How cool would a set of AP2/CB/MB 720's with that old school styling??? Damn that'd be killer.
  10. Dro

    Dro
    Pittsburgh

    Those are sweet
  11. Dave D

    Dave D
    Racine, WI

    I still have my first clubs I purchased as a set. 1973 (?) I think. Finalist by Acushnet. They were the entry level clubs at the time, the Titleist clubs were more expensive. Forged irons, cast were just coming out at the time. Persimmon woods (1,3,5). Mine are well used!
  12. Greg D

    Greg D
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Those are Beautiful!
  13. One beautiful set of clubs. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm no help either as this is the first time I've ever seen these clubs.

    Hope you find your answers.
  14. Those are spectacular! What a great find! It would take every ounce of willpower I have to resist the temptation to go play with those! I would be curious to know if even Corporate Titleist has a set of those.
  15. Nice set. I know a Titleist club collector who would be interested in this set.
  16. I have a set near the same year as those. But yours are in pristine shape. Almost would have to be a refinish on those. Beautiful set!
  17. golfinnut

    golfinnut
    Leesburg, VA

    Those are amazing looking! Just out of curiosity ... how much did you get them for from the old guy? Does he have any other finds in his barn? LOL
  18. Dr. Kovatchian

    Dr. Kovatchian
    Carlsbad

    Those are Great Looking!
    I'm always on the look out for vintage Titleist Clubs at Estate Sales.
    You never know when you will find a diamond in the rough.

    Cheers,
    Dr. K
  19. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Pretty sure the shafts are lighter weight aluminum. "Title Lite "A".
  20. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Pretty sure the shafts are lighter weight aluminum. "Title Lite "A".
  21. larry m

    larry m
    columbiana, OH

    Almost look like my 714MB.
  22. John B

    John B
    Kenmore, NY

    WOW - WOW - WOW!!!
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