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Date: 19 Apr 2007 06:27:41
From: Dave
Subject: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
Hi all,

After two years of using my old clubs, my wife is playing more than I
am and is now looking for a new set of clubs. She took a few lessons
this spring and the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them. There seem to
be a huge number of fly-by-night golf club brands these days but a
little googling suggests they are Australian (explains why I've never
heard of them) and they've been around for a while. They have a set
of discontinued 'Magician' clubs on sale or a set of the 'Icon'
model. My wife's tried the 7 iron and 3 wood in each and has a slight
preference for the steel shafted Magician's at this point. She's also
tried some other mid-range (HI) clubs with graphite shafts at another
shop and is having trouble deciding.

Any thoughts would be great.

Thanks,
Dave





 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 22:28:48
From: Colin Wilson
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
Dave wrote:

> After two years of using my old clubs, my wife is playing more than I
> am and is now looking for a new set of clubs. She took a few lessons
> this spring and the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
> www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them. There seem to
> be a huge number of fly-by-night golf club brands these days but a
> little googling suggests they are Australian (explains why I've never
> heard of them) and they've been around for a while. They have a set
> of discontinued 'Magician' clubs on sale or a set of the 'Icon'
> model. My wife's tried the 7 iron and 3 wood in each and has a slight
> preference for the steel shafted Magician's at this point. She's also
> tried some other mid-range (HI) clubs with graphite shafts at another
> shop and is having trouble deciding.
>
> Any thoughts would be great.

Prosimmon have been around in Australia for a couple of decades
(designed and made in Queensland from the usual Asian-cast/forged
heads). I wasn't aware they even exported.

I'd say they're similar in concept and business model to a club like a
PowerBilt ... not a really popular OEM but reasonable quality
nevertheless, with no huge marketing overheads.

The Magician was a less expensive cast model, I think it's got a bigger
head for "game improvement". It would suit a beginner/novice quite well.
As you say, they're discontinued, and the only iron model Prosimmon now
market is the Icon.

The Icon, at least in the recent models, is a forged head of good
quality and reasonably forgiving. A good iron all-round in fact, similar
to some Titleists. If your money extends to it, the Icon would be a good
buy, although the expense of a forged head might be overkill for a new
golfer. Would be nicely adjustable for loft/lie as she improved though.
Prosimmon also now make Icon hybrids which would be worth looking at
instead of long irons, especially for a woman.

Of course, the shafts will make the club. Don't skimp on them if your
wife looks like being long-term serious. An Icon with a good graphite
shaft would be a nice light-feeling club to hit.

--
Cheers
Colin Wilson
------------------------------------------------------------------
Trentham Golf Club: http://www.trenthamgolf.com
Barnbougle Dunes: http://publishing.kyneton.net.au/barnbougle
------------------------------------------------------------------


 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 14:47:23
From: Tom Yost
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
On 19 Apr 2007 06:27:41 -0700, Dave <Confused.Scientist@gmail.com >
wrote:

>...the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
>www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them...

Link is no good


  
Date: 19 Apr 2007 18:03:34
From: MoiMoi
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
In article <aqof2315f21t8vagi8qs3mjcafka25skgv@4ax.com >,
tom@nospamme.com says...
> On 19 Apr 2007 06:27:41 -0700, Dave <Confused.Scientist@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >...the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
> >www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them...
>
> Link is no good

two m's, like in persimmon.

MM


 
Date: 20 Apr 2007 08:57:30
From: Rex
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
Snip
"Dave" <Confused.Scientist@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1176989260.962854.246580@n59g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all,
>
>
> this spring and the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
> www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them. > model. My wife's
> tried the 7 iron and 3 wood in each and has a slight
>> Any thoughts would be great.
>
> Thanks,
> Dave
Prosimon are Australian and are quite popular in NZ. They appear to be
just below the top level clubs but their Icon series seem to be more towards
the top level club.
I suggest you try asking on aus.sport.golf

Rex




 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 12:24:52
From: John van der Pflum
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
On 19 Apr 2007 06:27:41 -0700, Dave <Confused.Scientist@gmail.com >
wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>After two years of using my old clubs, my wife is playing more than I
>am and is now looking for a new set of clubs. She took a few lessons
>this spring and the pro suggested a set of Prosimmon (http://
>www.prosimon.com) clubs but I've never heard of them. There seem to
>be a huge number of fly-by-night golf club brands these days but a
>little googling suggests they are Australian (explains why I've never
>heard of them) and they've been around for a while. They have a set
>of discontinued 'Magician' clubs on sale or a set of the 'Icon'
>model. My wife's tried the 7 iron and 3 wood in each and has a slight
>preference for the steel shafted Magician's at this point. She's also
>tried some other mid-range (HI) clubs with graphite shafts at another
>shop and is having trouble deciding.
>
>Any thoughts would be great.
>
>Thanks,
>Dave

Dave,

You might try posting over on uk.sport.golf. There might be more
Aussies there to help you.[1]

[1] Not implying that there aren't any Aussies here. :-)
--
jvdp
RSG Cincinnati July 13-15, 2007
http://www.rsgcincinnati.com


  
Date: 19 Apr 2007 22:31:37
From: Colin Wilson
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
John van der Pflum wrote:

> You might try posting over on uk.sport.golf. There might be more
> Aussies there to help you.[1]

Not really. Just the same two old farts. :-)

--
Cheers
Colin Wilson
------------------------------------------------------------------
Trentham Golf Club: http://www.trenthamgolf.com
Barnbougle Dunes: http://publishing.kyneton.net.au/barnbougle
------------------------------------------------------------------


   
Date: 20 Apr 2007 08:31:13
From: John van der Pflum
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:31:37 GMT, Colin Wilson
<publish@removethis.kyneton.net.au > wrote:

>John van der Pflum wrote:
>
>> You might try posting over on uk.sport.golf. There might be more
>> Aussies there to help you.[1]
>
>Not really. Just the same two old farts. :-)

I'd hardly call a guy who walked a million KM through the deserts of
Australia, braving snakes, scorpions, dehydration, and lost directions
an "old fart". :-)
--
jvdp
RSG Cincinnati July 13-15, 2007
http://www.rsgcincinnati.com


    
Date: 20 Apr 2007 14:21:09
From: bill-o
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon

On 20-Apr-2007, John van der Pflum <nowhammymyspammy@bite.org > wrote:

> >Not really. Just the same two old farts. :-)
>
> I'd hardly call a guy who walked a million KM through the deserts of
> Australia, braving snakes, scorpions, dehydration, and lost directions
> an "old fart". :-)

How about a tough old fart! ;-)

--
bill-o

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between
two golfers neither of whom can putt very well.


     
Date: 20 Apr 2007 10:30:17
From: John van der Pflum
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007 14:21:09 GMT, "bill-o" <assimilate@borg.org >
wrote:

>
>On 20-Apr-2007, John van der Pflum <nowhammymyspammy@bite.org> wrote:
>
>> >Not really. Just the same two old farts. :-)
>>
>> I'd hardly call a guy who walked a million KM through the deserts of
>> Australia, braving snakes, scorpions, dehydration, and lost directions
>> an "old fart". :-)
>
>How about a tough old fart! ;-)

That works. :-)
--
jvdp
RSG Cincinnati July 13-15, 2007
http://www.rsgcincinnati.com


   
Date: 20 Apr 2007 10:42:30
From: david s-a
Subject: Re: Prosimmon Magician/Icon
Colin Wilson wrote:
> John van der Pflum wrote:
>
>> You might try posting over on uk.sport.golf. There might be more
>> Aussies there to help you.[1]
>
>
> Not really. Just the same two old farts. :-)
>
I heard that!

:-)