About a week ago MacGregor golf was bought by Golfsmith. I’ve got two sets of MacGregor irons, a MacGregor 3-wood and two Bobby Grace / MacGregor putters. Or is it three? Can’t even remember.
Another “classic” line like Ben Hogan is absorbed and has become a shadow of what it used to be. It sounds like Golfsmith bought the brand for pennies if I’m reading this article right, $1.75 million over three years? Maybe that is just for the “rights” to the brand.
Regardless, I’ve been a fan of MacGregor and had success with the gear I own from them. While Golfsmith will have MacGregor be a “house” brand for them, this will obviously mean you won’t see it in other big name chains.
Greg Norman is now officially out of the golf equipment business and owns no stake in any golf equipment company. Sell sell!
After a “recapitalization” at the end of 2007, MacGregor Golf has a whole new line of clubs for 2008. The “MACTEC” line is now replaced by the “MT” line. In the near future I’ll be reviewing numerous MacGregor Golf products, from the MT line to the Face-Off putter by Bobby Grace.
MacGregor MT Irons
MacGregor has five sets of irons for 2008 for varying player abilities. The MT irons are in the dead center of the offerings, providing “game improvement” qualities for mid handicap players, and “player” features for low handicappers.
I’ve been in discussions with MacGregor Golf for a few months about doing some reviews of their gear. Finally they sent the first piece of gear for me to review: The Bobby Grace designed V-FOIL M5K-GT. I’ve been using this putter exclusively in my rounds (including tournaments) for about the last 3 weeks.
To be honest, the reason I was so intrigued by this putter is because it just looks cool. This is quite an engineering piece of art considering all of the individual components and the specialized construction of each.