Interesting stuff getting back in a time machine with Peabody and his boy Sherman.
I thought this was interesting because my father’s clubs are Hogan +1 bounce soles with Aluminum shafts. PW-3 iron, 1W, 2W, 4W, 5W & 7W. I’m debating getting these bent and playing or just getting my Mizuno Trues bent to 6* flat. The Aluminum shafts don’t feel bad, they just feel different. I wanted as much info as possible on that technology and why it didn’t take off.
Oddly enough there is a technology war going on in the sport of Archery over aluminum vs. carbon shafts. Aluminum is straighter, but damages easier. Carbon is not as straight (by a factor of 3), but doesn’t have a memory.
Anyway, I figured a few people would enjoy the article as there is certainly a resurgence in classic club interest on this forum…and for good reason. Keep in mind that some of the clubs you come across may have aluminum shafts.