Throwback Thursday – Wilson Whale Driver

Each Thursday we do a little blast from the past and have some fun with it. In this installment, we thought we would showcase the latest and the greatest from Wilson in the year of 1991.

The Year of 1991
Nirvana Releases Smells Like Teen Spirit
Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in a Florida movie theater for indecent exposure.
Dances with Wolves wins Best Picture
Silence of the Lambs is a Huge Box Office Hit

Super Bowl – NY Giants d. Buffalo (20-19)
World Series – Minnesota d. Atlanta Braves (4-3)
NBA Championship – Chicago d. LA Lakers (4-1)
The Masters – Ian Woosnam
U.S. Open – Payne Stewart
British Open – Ian Baker Finch
PGA Championship – John Daly

The Wilson Whale Driver
The “Whale” (not to be confused with the Killer Whale which is a metal wood) was produced from 1991-95. The head was made from laminated maple and retailed for $250 in graphite. THP is fortunate enough to have obtained a few things to help understand this club. The first are scanned images of the original catalog that showcased this “new” driver. These are pictured directly below and can be clicked on to blow up to full size. The second….The actual club in brand new condition that brought a grin to my face that only this driver could do. Pictures can be seen after the “jump” at the link below.

From the beautiful maple wood, to the design that Wilson put on this club, the Whale had it all. At the time it was an oversized club head and featured the Firestick graphite shaft that just seemed so far ahead of its time. In my opinion, this club took the Wilson brand (that was already a household name), and put even more drivers in the hands of golfers everywhere.

Original Catalog

Click here to see Hi-Res Photos of this amazing “new” technology.

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