The quality persimmon from the 50's and the 60's had long been disappeared from our local thrift market place for years if not decades. So when I came across this Hiro Honma Extra 90 persimmon driver, couldn't walk away leaving it in the rack; especially for less than a full meal deal price. I remember one of my uncle used to be pretty big on Japanese golf clubs back in the days and he had one of the first graphite shafted persimmon driver ( happened to be a Honma ). All I know the Extra 90 model was from the 1970's . Upon research, the Extra 90 model was introduced in 1976 by Hiro Honma. Could not find anywhere what the "Extra 90" means. I'm guessing it has something to do with the face insert ? This one has a boron graphite shaft, rated S2 ? I'll try to clean it up a little and hopefully get it ready for some photo. I'd appreciate if anyone could shar the knowledge of the designation of "Extra 90 ".
Hi folks. I'm refinishing some Maruman woods to play with. The 5 wood has what seems to be a crack in the head behind the face plate. The varnish was broken over the crack before I removed it so it looks like there was movement there at some time. I've attached a picture. My current plan is to drill out the area around the crack and fill with liquid epoxy. I'd appreciate your views on this approach.