How to Care for A Persimmon Driver

I have a 48 Hogan Macgregor Driver that I haven’t hit for a while. Last time I hit it I got some chipping in the wood on the heel side next to the sweetspot. I thought the solid balls were incompatible with persimmon and stopped hitting it. Any ideas on how to repair it and strengthen it for today’s golf ball?


Always make sure you have a good coating of polyurethane on it… covering the whole head, face, and sole plate. Water getting into the wood can be a killer. The chip can be repaired with epoxy and won’t affect playability. I prefer the oil based poly also.

I have no problem hitting modern golf balls with a proper piece persimmon. Hit hard and with confidence.