For many years, the only real source of custom clubs
that was also an OEM was MacGregor. Depending on the
year and who owned the MacGregor company, the custom
fitting process offered was MacGregor. To some extent,
MacGregor is returning to its roots by offering custom
fitting services again in 2002.
In the 60's, 70's and 80's, if you wanted a truly customized
set of clubs, you could visit the MacGregor factory
in Georgia and they would do the fitting. You might
have to come back once or twice. You would discuss all
of your options with their experts. You might, depending
on the year, get a bag, headcovers and lunch with the
President. You might pay $2000 to $5000 not counting
travel expenses. But you would get the coolest clubs
available during that time.
These custom sets were all serially numbered and MacGregor
kept the records. From time to time, these truly customized
sets come on the market. They are, in our opinion, fabulous.
The only problem is that they were made for someone
else. Nevertheless, we have been diligently building
a small collection of MacGregor Customs.
There is one "buyer beware" problem. In years
when MacGregor fell on hard times, they were not above
stamping "MacGregor Custom" on clubs that
went into distribution. Buyer beware. You can find MacGregor
Customs from time to time. They can sell for a lot or
a little. If you have some for sale, call us.