15 Jun '13, 9pm

Outside Merion, a golf club manufacturer adapts his father's legacy to changing world

Outside Merion, a golf club manufacturer adapts his father's legacy to changing world

Izett Sr.: Courtesy of Philadelphia Section PGA; Izett Shop and Izett Jr.: Mike Walker Left: George Izett Sr.; Center: Inside the Izett Shop; Right: George Izett Jr. George Izett walked a mile and a half from his family's home to father's workshop on Saturday mornings. The shop used to be in Philadelphia, but George Sr. had strong opinions about commuting -- namely, he thought it was a waste of time, something George Sr. never had enough of. When his morning trolley to Philadelphia passed the empty warehouse in an industrial stretch of suburban Haverford near Merion Golf Club, he decided to rent it. That was in 1946, when George Sr. and his partner Wilfred Bailey started Bailey & Izett, manufacturers of George Izett Golf Clubs. George Jr. was born in 1950. Now 16 years old, he'd been working for his father almost since before he could remember. His father had been one of t...

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