Lot # 61: Jack Nicklaus 1967 MacGregeor VIP Irons 2 thru PW

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

Want to own a GREAT set of classic irons? These are them. You can't do better than the 1967 jack Nicklaus VIP iron set by MacGregor. And the set offered here—2 through Pitching Wedge—has matching numbers on all the ferrules.

The heads and shafts, which are "Tourney Taper" medium shafts, are in outstanding original condition.  The rubber VIP grips are original, but badly damaged.  They look like they were cooked, over heated, which explains why this set shows little use.  These grips will need to be replaced which is easy enough to do.  The neck numbers on the 2 through the PW begin with "OS", which identifies the set as being a custom set made by MacGregor.

Jack Nicklaus both designed and played the 1967 VIP irons from 1966 to 1976. The original prototypes did not have the crowns on the faces and he played with them in 1966, winning the Masters, and ultimately settled on the production model design with crowns on the faces in 1967. The 1967 model had a bronze ferrule. The early 1967 sets had "By Nicklaus" stamped in a large font on the back of the toe while the late 1967 sets had "By Nicklaus" stamped in a small font.  The heads on the 1968 VIP irons were the same as the late 1967 irons except they used a black ferrule. Like the late 1967 VIP irons, the 1968 VIPs used the small "By Nicklaus" font. Beginning with his US Open win in 1967 and ending with his 1975 PGA title, Nicklaus won 7 of his 18 major championships swinging his early 1967 forged VIPs with the bronze ferruies, crowns on the face, and large "By Nicklaus" just like this set.

Talk about a beautifully designed, historic set of irons! Jack's actual set is on display at the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio. If you have not been, you should go!

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