Hi Doug - Do you recall whether Paul Bertholy modified his playing clubs? I remember handling only his special wedge from which he had ground off a lot of the hosel and had added lead to the back. I think he had filed off a lot of the bounce as well.how many of you genteleman had a chance to play golf with Moe. I did on more than one occasion. The first time was in 1979 or 1980 and he had already won a Canadian Senior PGA. The irons he had at that time were different legnths. They were not ground down on the sole to the first scoring line and he told me they had a S/W of E8. They were a Spalding
custom blade with a squrish toe. I hit the 9 iron and it was solid.
His grips at that time were not overly wide but they had very little taper. This was at Foxfire where I worked with Bertholy.
In 1999 or 2000 when on the NG staff his playing clubs away from the NG galleries were a set of the most beautiful Titliest irons I had ever seen. He told me they from the Tour Dept. They were not single legnth either. The grips he liked at that time came from Kenneth Smith. This was in Titusville with his good friend and top Canadian amateur Nick Weslock.
As for Moe's grips, I've read that he preferred a wrapped rubber grip. Now that you report that he got his grips from Kenneh Smith I'm wondering whether Moe's grips were the Goodwin Grip, the best grips I ever used. They consisted of a tapered strip of rubber with a very rough texture. You could wrap them to conform to any shape you wanted over any underlisting. But I haven't seen the Goodwin Grip offered by any manufacturer or component distributor in 20 years.
Thanks for your input.