How often do you buy new golf clubs? Every year, three years?
Would you use the same club for 37 years? No, you wouldn’t, but Jack Nicklaus did and it helped him to 18 major titles.
Nicklaus used a 1958 MacGregor 693 3-wood to win all of his major championships and 73 PGA Tour titles. He stopped using it in 1995. It’s now on display in the new Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA’s museum at its Far Hills, N.J. headquarters.
While the 3-wood is out of his bag now, he still uses what he called “small-headed” irons. Fans ask him why he hasn’t upgraded to modern irons that are much more forgiving than the sticks he used so masterfully. His answer is a window into why he stuck with the 3-wood for so long.
He said, “I say, what do you mean how do I hit it? I hit it all my life, why would I have any problem with it?”