So after digging out the1952 Powerbilt wood set a few weeks ago and spending more and more time hitting them, I decided I needed to find a matching iron set to play with them. I wanted to find a set with the original Powerbilt Golf Pride grips, just like the woods. I found this set of 1949 Powerbilt 8990 irons. They are a perfect match with the woods with both the same grips as well as the same True Temper Dynamic stiff shafts.
Irons are diggers with the sharp leading edge and no bounce, but they are surprisingly long.
Check out those grips. Golf Pride rubber and cork grips vulcanized unto the shaft.
The 8990 DTC irons were on page 1 of the 1949 Powerbilt catalog. I’m assuming these were top of the line.
The model 500 woods are deep faced.