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#1 MPD

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

Does anyone know anything about the history of Loy Mac putters.I remember many years ago while playing at Sandringham public I came across a wooden putter with brass inserts which I purchased and used for a long time.I never met anyone who knew anything about them but one thing is for sure it was a quality club.
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

I purchased one at the op shop a few hours ago for $5.00, just as described above. Wood with brass inserts. Does anyone know anything about them? I did a google search and third from the top was this thread so I suspect there isn't much to go on.

 

It feels nice but I'm yet to strike a ball with it


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:48 PM

Is the head wood?

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

Do they have a brass insert?

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:00 PM

Here's a link to an ebay ad.

Mine looks just like it except it's triangular and VERY scuffed

 

http://www.ebay.com....r-/400225234353


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:00 PM

Just saw one on the Bay. Looks pretty cool

http://www.golflink....k_No=4070706250

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 02:01 PM

Yes to Brass inserts and I think the thing connecting the shaft is brass also, at least it could do with some brasso


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 06:37 PM

I think you should let mouldy borrow it for his next putter analysis. If can be putter no. 34.
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 08:53 PM

I think you should let mouldy borrow it for his next putter analysis. If can be putter no. 34.

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:46 PM

Does anyone know anything about the history of Loy Mac putters.I remember many years ago while playing at Sandringham public I came across a wooden putter with brass inserts which I purchased and used for a long time.I never met anyone who knew anything about them but one thing is for sure it was a quality club.

  

I purchased one at the op shop a few hours ago for $5.00, just as described above. Wood with brass inserts. Does anyone know anything about them? I did a google search and third from the top was this thread so I suspect there isn't much to go on.
 
It feels nice but I'm yet to strike a ball with it




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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:02 AM

  


Looks like you purchased MPD's old putter

It'd be funny if I did. It would be like Monty Burns's teddy bear. I'm gunna call it Bobo


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:07 AM

We used to sell them in the 80's when Titleist only had the Bullseye range, I worked closely with one

of Dad's best mates John Barras that was running Cobra Australia and we assembled them in Sydney

for a while at their facility ,,,,, They were a New Zealand design if I remember properly and didn't really

work at retail as the shape should have been more rounded and mallet like,,,, IMHO 


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:12 AM

A little late but my father was Loy in the Loy Mac, Lloyd Rowe. He was the original designer of all of the putters.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:35 PM

A little late...

 

Loy Mac putters were made in New Zealand starting around 1988.  I am not sure how long they were manufactured; but I doubt it was past 2000.  I visited the home of the owner in 1988; which was in Clevedon; just outside of Auckland.  If I recall correctly, he was making the heads in his garage.  He bought the shafts and grips and constructed them there.  I recall this because I purchased five heads and eventually took them back to the US; then added the shafts there.  If the putters were sold in the states, I have to believe he just shipped the heads there.  I can't imagine they were manufactured in the US, because the operation was too small.

 

In 2010, I tried tracking down the owner, because I have the Clevedon address.  I got nowhere.  The owner and the operation are long gone.

 

I discovered the putter in 1988 by reading an article about it in the Qantas flight magazine when flying back and forth to Australia from New Zealand.  I was living there at the time.

 

The heads were made of black maire wood; a very hard wood from a tree that grows only in New Zealand.  The owner claimed that this wood was 400 to 800 years old; which is easy to believe given the nature of native New Zealand trees.

 

I still have two of these putters.  Unfortunately, the varnish did not withstand the rigors of regular play; and I have never found anyone who could refinish them the way the original owner did.  So they are sitting in storage.


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