Reviewed by: wb4tjh(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 90s
Model Reviewed: Niblicks and fairway finder driver
Summary: I\'ve been using my LG Niblicks and drivers (2) now for 14 years and I still think they are the best of their type I have ever owned. I do use some titanium drivers too, but the Niblicks remain in my bag and are simply the best performing fairway woods I have used in the 55 years I have been playing golf. My fairwayh finder drivers are the most accurate drivers I have ever hit and the gear effect is simply amazing.I also have several of the LG putters and they are works of art.
Customer Service: shipping and communication have always been just fine.
Similar Products Used: Other persimmon clubs
Review Date March 30, 2014
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Visitors rate this review 4.13 of 5,
Reviewed by: Yazzman(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Louisville Niblick fairway woods
Summary: I have played all different brands of metal fairway woods. I used Ping,Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Orlimar Tr Metals, Snake Eyes, Cobra. Just by chance I purchased a Persimmon 7 wood. I bought it because I thought it would be a gag gift to myself and I would pull it out of my golf bag to have my golf buddies laugh at me. I got one with a steel shaft. I went to the range and oh my god that thing is so easy to hit. I can hit it out of deep rough,wet muddy muck buried lies, sand traps. The thing is a cannot miss club for me. It is freakish how easy it is to hit. Well I play a round with my foursome and I pull it out when I am 200 yards out. They all say " Hey old timer! " and they all laugh and said let me see that old relic! And they do this before I hit my shot. The ball gets up in a hurry and it flies straight and true. It lands right on the green and I am ten feet from the pin. It is my money club! The next thing I do is go out and buy myself a Persimmon 2,4,5,9 wood to go along with my persimmon 7 wood. I am beating my friends so easy that is seems illegal to take their money. Give one a try and you will never go back to a metal fairway wood again. I bought all of mine on ebay. You can get them cheap there too. Look for the bargains and you will save lots of money. The most I spent on a persimmon fairway wood was $45.00 dollars. And it was in new condition and was never used. Two thumbs way up for Louisville golf!
Customer Service: I never used them. But when I called and asked questions they were very nice.
Similar Products Used: Just about every other metal fairway model made.
Review Date May 22, 2011
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Visitors rate this review 3.94 of 5,
Reviewed by: Joe Frances(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 90s
Model Reviewed: Louisville Golf Fairway Woods
Summary: The Louisville Golf Niblick fairway woods are fabulous. I have been shooting in the low to mid 90s for the last year or so. I have gone back to the LG Niblicks and Smart Driver and my scores have been 90, 88, 85. These clubs are so satisfying in terms of feel and sound and they keep the ball in the fairway so consistently (even on marginal heel or toe hits) that I am having a blast and scoring better than with the bomber metalwoods. I simply love these clubs and I am not a perfect ball striker by any means. Anyone who thinks persimmon clubs are only for scratch golfers are totally misinformed. In fact players who are annoyed with off line hits off monster headed clubs could do themselves and their scores a favor by picking up one or more of these gems. Fabulous!
Customer Service: Terrific. Very personal. Small company with a lot of heart and dedication.
Similar Products Used: Cleveland and Ping metal woods.
Model Reviewed: Louisville HL3 34 degree persimmon hybrid
Summary: They are unique, in that very few golfers carry a 34 degree hybrid, let alone one with a persimmon head. I use it as a "gap" club between my Burner 6H (28 deg) and my Ping Eye 2 7 iron. I hit approximately 160 yards dead straight. Has a very good feel and a heavier swingweight (D5 with a Golf Pride grip or D7 with a Winn Excel RF).
Customer Service: Louisville Golf makes some excellent persimmon woods.
Similar Products Used: Louisville Niblick Vanguard 5 wood and Even Wood Red Stripe 10 wood.
Summary: I am probably the least likely person to advocate persimmon woods due to the fact that I'm maybe one of the shortest-hitting, mid 70's player in the world. Virtually everyone asks me why I don't usually hit my Callaway 460cc titanium driver to get a bit more distance. (My usual distance from the tee ball is 215-230 with normal swing). The only answer that I can give them is when I was very young, the PGA championship was held several blocks from my house at Southern Hills CC. My father and I were watching several players during the practice rounds, when everyone else was following Palmer, and SEVERAL times you could hear the player saying to his caddie, "what will keep me in the fairway, this rough is ridiculous", etc. I can't really tell you why hearing this stayed in my head, but it did. I played on both the High School and (small) college teams, being outdriven by virtually everyone, but always managed to play the #1,2 or 3 position. Recently I came across an interview with Hale Irwin when he was burning up the Senior Tour a few years back, and he plainly stated that if he could be GUARANTEED that he would always be in the fairway, he would gladly give up 15-20 yards of distance. Now, given that everyone wants to play "bomb and gouge", it isn't very exciting to just place your tee shot in the middle of the fairway some 225 yards off the tee, leaving about 160-170 to the green when everyone else is trying to swing from their heels and hit a sand wedge for the second shot, but let me ask you straight; and I really want you to think for a second before answering to yourself, which is more exciting; bombing one 280-290 ish not knowing whether or not you might still be in play and therefore having to chip out from behind the trees, or saying to your playing partners--it sure was fun watching you bomb it all day.....oh by the way, you shot 83 and I shot a 74??? I own several sets of Louisville golf persimmon woods, including the Classic 50's set, the Niblick fairway woods and the Thumper driver. Choose any, but just ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish. If you sometimes struggle with getting the ball on the green from outside of about 160 yards, absolutely give the Niblicks a try. If you need to hit the ball with a massive amount of control, and then roll the ball, give the Classic 50's a try. I will ask you one more time, and again I am in the minority, distance or accuracy? Giving yourself the chance to possibly hit every fairway and every green and having a "boring" round of 71 or 72 is very appealing to most amateurs.
BTW--I did win the United States Hickory Open earlier this year in North Carolina using Hickory shafted Persimmon woods and irons on a Donald Ross course where you HAD to keep it in play. It is my opinion that for each extra fairway, and esp. each extra green that you hit, your score will drop by at least one shot--depending upon how far offline that your tee ball normally goes. Also, keep practing on getting your chips close and work on those 4 footers. You may never play for money on the PGA tour, but close to boring par golf is really a great thing!