Model: Tourney M85T / M75T / MFT / MHT Woods
Material/Mfg: 6-4 Titanium (drivers), 17-4 Stainless Steel (fairways and hybrids)
Golfsmith purchased the MacGregor Golf Company in June 2009. My crew was tasked to immediately develop an entire product line to be introduced in early 2010. Nothing like rushing a product to market. But with the graphics guidance from Golfsmith’s Brandon Ortwein the Maestro, Bill Totten, got each design modeled and onto the toolmaker. The running theme throughout these MacGregor woods is cup-face technology, a technology trademark of the brand going back many years. In addition, the M85T driver incorporates an adjustable face angle technology in the hosel.
Model: VIP Forged Irons
Material/Mfg: Billet Forged 1020 Carbon Steel 100% CNC Milled Cavities
The legendary VIP irons became the first iron model that Bill Totten oversaw the design work on with help from his teammate David Cersley and an overall design guidance from Golfsmith's Brandon Ortwein. Kudos to a great looking set. The heads are forged out of a soft 1020 carbon steel with the cavities 100% CNC milled for precise geometric layout, face thicknesses and weight distribution.
Model: ROTA Series Putters
Material/Mfg: Investment Cast 8620 Carbon Steel with Skim Milled Surfaces
Although not officially called the Rotunda series, the MacGregor putter line we developed has model names associated with Scottish British Open courses. ARC (Advanced Roll Control) Face technology has been incorporated in each of the designs. This is the same face technology used on the Snake Eyes Tour Platinum putters but using a different milling pattern around the ARCs. The heads were cast in a soft 304 stainless steel and then CNC surface milled for it final rich presentation.
Model: Tourney Woods and Irons
Material/Mfg: Beta-Titanium Driver, Stainless Steel Fairway and Hybrid Woods, Investment Cast 431 Stainless Steel Irons
The 2012 Tourney woods and irons were designed for the intermediate level golfer. It was surprise to see how much their performance appealed to better players. The M85i Tourney iron is the longest hitting set of irons in MacGregor's storied history. While the Tourney woods are targeted to be a lower price point than the VIP line these turned out to be the real performers of MacGregor's 2012 product line.
Model: VIP Wedges
Material/Mfg: Billet Forged 1020 Carbon Steel
What can I say about these other than they are classic forged wedges produced using a precision 5-step forging process to compact the grain structure of the carbon steel into great density. The grooves conformed to the newly introduced USGA competition spec.