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« on: February 08, 2008, 06:32:45 PM »

I'm trying to track down a particular set of Sam Snead Blue Ridges - they were the first set I'd had, so I'm looking for a particular model. Is there any good way to track down images, or any of these that are actually for sale? I don't really want to play them, so much as just have them again. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 06:47:18 PM »

I just punched it into Ebay and a few sets popped up. Looks like you could get a set for 30 bucks or so.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 08:10:07 PM »

I'm trying to track down a particular set of Sam Snead Blue Ridges - they were the first set I'd had, so I'm looking for a particular model. Is there any good way to track down images, or any of these that are actually for sale? I don't really want to play them, so much as just have them again. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.



My first new, in the box set of clubs were the Sam Snead Blue Ridges!  I believe I was 12 and got them for Christmas.  To this day I take care of my clubs just like I did then: cleaned after every round.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 08:22:07 PM »

My grandfather got mine for me when I was nine or 10. The were a fantastic Christmas present. Unfortunately, I managed to let them get terribly rusted, because I wasn't thinking. Now I'd like to replace them.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 01:40:43 AM »

These were the first set of clubs I hit with.

I hit rocks and tennis balls with them. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 02:14:24 AM »

Wow my first ever clubs. I got given them about 6 years ago when I started. What a club to learn to hit with. Great feeling when you caught one though.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 02:15:16 AM »

This EXACT set: http://cgi.ebay.com/WILSON-GOLF-CLUB-SAM-SNEAD-BLUE-RIDGE-SINGLE-7-IRON_W0QQitemZ360021773693QQihZ023QQcategoryZ115280QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQtrksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

Unfortunately, it's only the 7 iron.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 08:11:26 AM »

The ones I used were my dad's. 3, 5, 7, and 9 iron. He had the woods, too. Of course they had the leather reminder grips. His had to be 1950's models, or early 60's at best.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 12:42:54 AM »

Well I have a set of Blue Ridges - and I play them every once in a while.

I have the Driver - 3 and 4 wood

Irons are 3 - 9 iron (7 iron is a Sam Snead Championship)

Wedge is a Claude Harmon

I also use a Triple Duty Wilson Wedge with the set

They all have the original leather wrap reminder grip in great condition with wilson logo endcaps on all of them, and all have AerFlo shafts with bands in great shape

I tried to insert pictures, but could not do it.  If you want some let me know.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 12:13:06 PM »

A little history on the SSBR sets.  They were up until the Spaulding (?) forgot the name the #1 selling set of all time.  The Ping Eye II then out sold the Spauldings which in turn was toppled by Callaway Big Bertha irons!

Best selling blade of all time was and most probably still holds the record (even though it has been out of production for many years) was the Wilson Staff FG-17.

The main reason for this is that the FG-17 was retailing for $259.00 for a set of 3-PW and many were using the set as a lost leader item as the set wholesale was $240.00 (plus shipping)...for big hitters and $290.00 (or thereabouts) to the green grass accounts.  Many smaller off-course shops were buying them 50 sets at a time...that was and is very very rare for that kind of buy!  It was nothing to see a store go thru 25-50 sets a week at that price.  Most blades at that time were retailing for $399.00 to $429.00 per set.  So obviously, the FG-17, at $259.00 it was a big time prime mover!  Wilson was in their salad days at that time.  They were a Major Major player...How things change!
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 03:53:54 AM »

They were Wilson's Steve. Which was probably Spaulding as well at some stage but I'm not that old so don't really recall
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 08:33:04 AM »

I think Steve is trying to recall the name of the Executive model from Spaulding, which was a retail line competitor of the Wilson SSBR.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 09:55:04 AM »

I think Steve is trying to recall the name of the Executive model from Spaulding, which was a retail line competitor of the Wilson SSBR.

Good one!  That is it..the Executive....Boy, did those sell thru!!  Like free popcorn!  Good looking club as well!  Very EZ to hit!
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 10:02:56 AM »

Had they lasted a bit longer the Browning 440 could have challenged them all!  But, once you got into the rough the club slipped right under the ball......so instead of offering a higher profile wedges and short irons.....the intro'd the Browning 500 to replace the 440....Too late and too standard looking of a golf club and it died...the whole company died within 2 or 3 years...and all because they didn't understand all they had to do was just make a higher profile 440 short irons (the 440 PLUS perhaps)and keep the mid and longer irons the same shape and playability!  They were probably the first, as we call them now, Hybrid iron set!  And they were a goody!

I purchased a set and they were extremely EZ to hit! 

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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 08:42:32 AM »

Hi Sam,
Did you find your Blue Ridges?
I have a set.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2009, 06:52:18 AM »

Still have my set from probably 1975. Bought at Woolco. 3-9 irons, PW and putter. But have a set of Ram drivers. Green vinyl bag. And bought a set of shaft sleeves to protect the clubs. Everything is still in great shape. I was so terrible off the tee, I started driving with the 3 iron. Less distance - more reliable.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2009, 03:25:31 PM »

Looking to find out if anyone can tell me the shaft diameter of the SSBR's. I have a set that I'm considering reshaft....could be fun!
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