Thinking he had the find of the century, a GOLF! reader sent this club to GOLF! headquarters.Â With a name that reflects local interest, the reader asked GOLF! to identify the club when his attempts failed.Â Initial attempts by a simple web-searched produced no research.Â Since GOLF! never wants to disappoint a reader, three of the researchers here at GOLF! headquarters grabbed the club, climbed aboard the GOLF! corporate jet andÂ flew to Wichita, Kansas where our repository of all things golf is located when such items are not on loan to various museums around the globe.Â Along with repository curator N.O.Par, the researchers racked up too many hours of overtime finding the answer to the task at hand.
Local club-maker, Marty Irving began using the name Lake Superior Golf Co. after the close of Marty Irving Golf.Â After the close of LSG Co.Â Irving went on to participate in Belly Golf.
The markings on the club indicate that it is a four degree loft.Â That set-up is about the same loft as several touring pros have on their putters!Â GOLF! would opine that a four degree driver is probably more difficult to manage that a 1 iron.
“Freeze Tempered” trademark was not located in a cursory search of US Patent Office files.
The numbers “90Ti-6AL-4V” represent a titanium alloy perhaps representing the clubhead or parts of the clubhead are titanium of that grade.
The club marking “320cc” represents a displacement or size of the clubhead to be 320cc’s.
Interestingly, this club has a graphite shaft.Â We comment interestingly, due to the fact that LSG Co’s successor, Belly Golf, reportedly experienced problems with graphite shafts.
Although the clubhead is not serialized, our crack researchers offer that clubÂ Â may have been manufactured in the early 1990′s.Â While a good find of local golf lore, the value of this club is equal to the enjoyment you will receive hanging it on the wall.