Persimmon - the legend. This hard, resilient American timber has long been recognised as the most perfect golf club head material - in fact nothing gets near it for the essentials of distance, accuracy and feel.
Persimmon weighs some 52 lbs per cubic foot, and its relative hardness, measured by the rebound characteristic modulus of elasticity, is superior to other woods. Persimmon cushions little at impact, allowing the wood to maximise energy transference to the ball. To quote "Persimmon is nature's gift to the game of golf. Its performance value is eternal".
For the first time, young players discover the unique benefits of playing persimmon whilst established golfers are amazed by the performance and playability when aligned with the modern golf shaft. So where is the drawback? - simply that persimmon is expensive to source and requires skill to manufacture in direct contrast to the mass-produced factory product of the major brands.
But there is a choice. Since 2003, Persimmon Golf have led the persimmon revival in Europe, proving to thousands of golfers that our clubs have the power to revolutionise the performance, and above all enjoyment of their game.
Orders: every Persimmon Golf club is assembled to the customers' specification by our Master Clubmaker, Kevin Redfern, yet again voted European Clubmaker of the year (see News page), and despatched within 48 hours. Prices include leather headcover, VAT and UK delivery.
"The word 'persimmon' is iconic, but the golf world has been led to believe that wooden heads cannot compete with technology-led metals. I can tell you this is simply not the case! Fitted with the modern shaft, Persimmon Golf's drivers are competitive off the tee, whilst the shape and dynamics of the fairway woods cut through the rough better than any metal equivalent or rescue club. So not only do they provide more distance, they also increase the accuracy of your shots from a suspect lie. No contest!" Michael Moore, Tour Professional.
"The look, feel and performance of Persimmon Golf's T-Classic driver and V-Classic fairway woods are exceptional. They allow me to shape the ball in a way that is impossible with metal drivers and fairway woods. These are definitely my golf clubs of choice." Marc Amort, Marc Amort Golf Academy.
"After years of using 'modern technology' it was refreshing to be hitting your persimmon headed woods, and discovering there is no loss of performance in overall shot result. I found the fairway woods most impressive, as I could work the ball and still obtain the distances I require. I would recommend to anyone!" Greg Smith, Head Professional.
"Persimmon Golf's woods are timeless. Striking these clubs from the centre, they perform just as well as today's fairway woods with the added advantage of the V-shaped sole which cuts through tough lies so much better than today's equivalent. When coaching with EGO, our clients are always surprised at just how easy it is to strike the ball as well as with the latest metal woods and how much more explosive they are from the rough,. Combining the performance with the classy, traditional look is like driving a Rolls Royce with a Ferrari engine." Nick Pateman, Elite Golf Organisation.
"I have been making clubs and custom fitting for leading tour pro's over 3 decades, and have seen all types of technology and trends come and go, yet persimmon is permanent. I really enjoy working with your persimmon clubs, and players are amazed when I demonstrate the results on my launch monitor against the latest metal headed woods. I have seen a large increase in golfers appreciating the many benefits that your great clubs bring to their game." Kevin Redfern, Master Clubmaker.
"OK I love this Persimmon Golf 3 wood - it arrived today! Waited until par 5 sixth to hit her........par 5 only 500 yards. #3 wood struck perfectly off tee, middle fairway, followed by another off the deck to 15 feet....two putts birdie. I hit it twice more and so far I have hit four sensational shots...what a lovely thing... goes a mile too!!! Well 250 yards, which is ample. So happy." Andrew Crockett, Author 'Bump & Run'.
Plus numerous brilliant customer responses. The latest:
You sent me a club a few weeks ago over to Christchurch, New Zealand. I just wanted to let you know that I am unbelievably delighted with it.... it feels like a proper golf club. The club pro was laughing at first until he realised how good it feels. I have hardly missed a fairway with it. Thanks again, very happy.
Danny, New Zealand
My feedback concerning my last order (T-Classic driver) - simply fantastic!!! No vibration, great control and distance. I've proceeded with an order for two fairway woods. PS- After the tee-shot with my new T-Classic, the player following said 'Wow, double wow - is it a persimmon driver? I can't believe it!!!' Great satisfaction!! Luca, Monza, Italy.
ich habe jetzt ein paar Mal gespielt und bin total begeistert. So eine Lange habe ich mit meinen anderen Schlagern, einschlieblich Driver, nie erreicht.
I have played a couple of times now with my new persimmons and I am totally enthusiasic about them. I have never reached such a length with my metal clubs including the driver. Eva Hauke, Germany.
I am loving my Persimmons. I am hitting more fairways and I can really work the ball. I feel like a magician! Thank you, I am chuffed, seriously chuffed.
Brent. New Zealand