Until 1900, golf heads were completely hand-carved. Using a copying lathe, woodworkers could cut identical items in rapid succession by following the contour of a metal model.
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In 1928 CMC built the first company golf course on the 126 acre site now known as MacGregor Park on Woodman Drive. The course had nine holes and was used as a marketing tool to allow golfers to test MacGregor golf clubs.
Chipping onto the #1 green at MacGregor Park Golf Course in 1932. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE
The rapid demand of CMC’s persimmon woods and soon to be irons, drove the company to form MacGregor Golf which saw annual sales into the multi-millions.
MacGregor sponsored players such as Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange have been PGA, US Open, British Open and masters winners since the 1940s according to the Miami Valley Golf Association website.
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MacGregor Golf changed ownership more than half-a-dozen times in the past 100 years and is currently United Kingdom based. MacGregor Park became the Headquarters for Dayton Power & Light in 1988.