36 holes a day? Gene Simmons would approve.
OT: MGoGolfers: What's in your bag?
a Taylormade R1. First time ever I am at the forefront of technology. I had a sizable Golf Galaxy store credit from winning an outing, so I decided why not? Found it used for $225. Love the adjustable loft feature. I'm hoping to go play it today.
Also, the RBZ 3 wood is no joke. When they say it adds 15 yards, they are not kidding. In fact, the reason I had to get a new driver is because I was hitting the RBZ 3 wood farther than my old driver.
Ok, this is starting to sound like a commercial...my irons are older Cobras (I love them), and I'm putting with a Odyssey White Ice blade. I may have to switch that up at some point, because the insert seems a bit marshmallowy on longer putts.
The only real advice I'd have for someone is to check out the used club market both online and at retailers like GG and Golfsmith. It really has saved me hundreds of dollars over the last 8-10 years.
Like you, I love my 7 iron. I can hit any shot from 170 and in with it.
And, on a course with a slope in the 120's I'm about a bogey golfer. Funny thing is, whether I play once (these days) or 15 times in a summer (before children), I'm the same. Probably because I have had the same swing since I was 7.
Titleist Driver and woods/hybrid. Scott Cameron putter. Man you hit your irons long. You hit your 5 iron 30+ yards shorter than your 6?
for some reason I can't hit my 3,4 or 5 iron with any consistency whatsoever, whether on the range or the course. It is painful to watch and even moreso to play when it's a long course where those irons would be an asset. Anyway, I can't explain it, I just can't hit them.
Even some of the top players on the regular tour have ditched their long irons (incl. 2-3-4) and replaced them with hybrids or the new round of driving irons. I believe even Tiger used one of Nike's new hybrids at Merion. The driving irons have a very low CG and might work with your swing speed if you are not a fan of hybrids. Titilest's newwest offering:
I did get a 4 and 5 hybrid in this set but have yet to try them. For some reason they freak me out a little bit. I am going to try to get to the range today and give them a shot. Hell, they can't be worse than my long irons so we'll see.
if you have trouble hitting with the irons.
to hybrids about 5 years ago. Best move ever. Protip: don't try to over swing them. A nice smooth and easy swing yields the best results.
Ping. Ping to me is the BMW of golf. You don't see Ping at big box retailers and the quality is second to none. Also, design changes are subtle and the technology and look of your irons won't be dated as soon as a Taylor Made/Callaway iron.
Ping i3 irons
Ping Rapture driver
Cleveland Mashie 3 hybrid
Cleveland 60* gunmetal SW
Cleveland 56* gunmetal SW
Odyssey White Hot putter
they're one of the rare Ping misses
Agree. Hard to beat a Ping iron aside from those.
I forgot wedges. I am using nike vr pro 54 and 58 degree wedges that I have really liked so far and they have helped my game a bit. I find the thing I lost the most from not playing a lot is touch, in that I can only basically hit most things 100%. If I am in need of anything less than a full shot I have troubles, so these clubs have helped a lot in the 100-130 yard range. Once inside 100 it's a bit of a crap shoot for me.
Same here. I am 100 max on a full 56* swing. Anything 105-110, I look at wind and either use my SW or go PW.
As a gift, I was given a 64 degree wedge. When you hit it right, the ball goes about a hundred feet in the air and maybe 10 yards forward. It sucks. So now I call it my "throw wedge" and chuck it when I'm pissed.
I actually use my 64 more than any club in my bag (sans putter). I hood it and use it to chip, very easy to pinch the ball and generate a ton of spin.
Get a flop wedge dude!
Ping is now on the sales floor of two of the biggest golf retailers in the country in Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
Dick's here in GR doesn't sell Ping. Only Golf Galaxy that I've seen.
It's only in their top 40-50 golf doors as of now, but I'm sure it's soon to be in all. I can't imagine that Ping can ignore the marketshare for too long.
I just made some upgrades to the woods in my bag. Bought the Nike Covert tour with a DI 7x shaft and the x hot pro, 13.5 three wood. Other than those two, most of my clubs are older. Cleveland halo hybrid, ping i10 irons, cleveland wedges and a Ping Anser putter. I've been debating updating my irons but they served me so well when I played in college, it's been nearly impossible to give them up.
Titleist driver (D2 or something, don't honestly remember whichwith a Booyah! graph shaft)
Taylormade V-Steel woods (with the classy steel shafts)
Titleist ZM forged blades (pitch through 3, all one inch longer and 1 degree upright)
Titleist Vokey sand wedge
Oddessey ProType Putter
Favorite clubs are the woods and the 7 iron. I never miss with them. Also that putter is pure gold. Worth every penny. For some reason I can't seem to hit that driver over thirty feet in the air despite the low flex point on the shaft designed for higher shots. Most of my distance is off roll and my drives are essentially immune to wind however I have trouble crossing water off the tee. But my 3 wood is good for at least 250 to 260 so it's not a big deal. The blades are absolute butter to hit well, and red hot pokers to hit poorly.
Unlike OP I've come to appreciate my longer irons, especially that 4 iron, and I occasionally try the Seve Ballesteros approach by using my 3 iron in the trap as practice. And if you are able to get your hands on V-Steel woods you have to get them. I have yet to hit a group of woods that comes anywhere near how they feel to hit.
I bought a Callaway Diablo Octaine driver, 3 and 5 wood. I also bought a set of Titleist MB 695 irons. I strike my irons pretty well, though I'd usually opt for my 5 wood to my 3 iron. I used to have a set of cavity back irons, and am so happy I switched. You get no feedback with a cavity back, so there's no way to improve, but I get a ton of controll with my muscle backed irons. Love them.
Never thought I had enough game for blades, but swtiched about 5 years ago and never looked back. Coveting these, but might need to take out a second mortgage (and find a new spouse):
$2500 +/- 3-pw depending on shafts. Totally ridiculous but forged in Japan by Katsuhiro Miura.
But have you hit those in person? One of the smallest iron heads on the market...if you can perform consistently with those versus what you've already got...I'll have some mad respect for you.
These look beautiful.
Scratch makes some pretty awesome stuff too. I was looking at the putters that just came out... Some pretty sick stuff
Just bought the Nike VR Pro Combo irons last week and they are awesome. 3-4 irons are cavity back, 5-7 are split cavity, and the 8-PW are blades. Was a little intimidating standing over a blade for the first time, but they have a great feel and are very soft. Also have a Nike VR Pro driver from a few years ago, an old Titleist 980 fairway wood, Adams a12 Pro hybrid to replace my 3 iron, Titleist Vokey 52 and 60 degree wedges, Cleveland 56 degree, and a Ping putter that is super old and will be replaced with my next paycheck.
Shanky McHack here... Callaway Big Bertha Irons 4-10 iron and PW & SW with the Warbird driver and 3 wood and the Big Bertha Heavenwood 4H all with an Odyssey putter to round out the bag.
Just started playing last fall and now it's all I can think about (aside from Michigna football, of course). Now if only I could keep my left arm straight and my damn head down!
- TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons with DynaGold S300 shafts.
- TaylorMade R7 driver and fairway woods
- Scotty Cameron California Del Mar putter
Wouldn't trade my putter for anything in the world. Fantastic weighting and has shaved at least 2 strokes off my game in under a year.
To this day I regret giving up my R7. I have been through about 4 drivers since and have yet to find anything that compares.
Confession time. I am the only living person who has spent their adult life in sales that absolutely SUCKS at golf. Years ago I took lessons, bought new state-of-the-art sticks (for 1998 anyways) - Ping irons & Callway woods aaaaaaaand I still sucked. Charles Barkley type suckage. And when you work in sales you get dragged into scrambles & other outings repeatedly so all my friends and co-workers got to see just how bad I am at golf. A sleeve (or two) of lost balls per round? Almost every time.
About a year ago I decided to just give it up. I finally figured out, after about 30+ years of trying that golf was simply not my sport and it would take too much money and WAY too much time to be anything other than terrible so I gave my clubs to my youngest son and "retired" from the game. I wish you guys the best....I will no longer be slowing any of you down while I search my ball that travelled 250 yards straight and then hooked 150 yards dead left into the trees or some poor souls back yard.
I don't mean to laugh, but that post was pretty good and fairly represents my late Father. He enjoyed golf at first and was actually the one who got me into it. When, after only the first summer, I got better than him he decided to give it up pretty much because he played much like you described.
We could always convince him once every couple of years or so to join my brother and I on the course, but not too often. Anyway, good luck at whatever you chose to fill your liesure time with after you gave up on the golf, and thanks for the post. It got a laugh out of me!
I am younger than you but also in a client relationship business and thus golf is always being offered as part of thd relationship. I am awful and there is a lot of pressure on me at work to take lessons and get good. I'm good sport about it and actually enjoy the lessons but man I am awful. Glad to know Im not the only one.
Forget everything you've ever known about golf and then go to Shawn Clement's YouTube videos. His site wisdomingolf.com has his products, YouTube channel, and a great user forum. No need to thank me later. Best o luck!
Taylor Made Burner (10.5 degree loft)
Cobra Baffler T-Rail +3W (13 degrees)
Cobra Baffler Rail 2 and 4 Hybrids
Cobra Oversize Irons (6-PW): I've had these for 20 years
Calaway Jaws Wedges (52, 56, 58 and 60 Degrees)
Guerin Rife Bimini Putter
I used to hit the 2-iron like a beast, but I am a hybrid convert.
I hit the ugliest irons they had at demo the best and I bought them. The Cobra AMP. They are very orange but I hit them very well.
I've been hitting the TaylorMade Burner 2.0 driver very well this year too. Averaging rounds in the low 90s. Am slowly getting better.
AMP irons are an awesome choice. Too many people overlook them because of that color, but they are a fantastic blend of distance, forgiveness, and feel. "Downgraded" to them this year from TM rac MBs and they have knocked off about 5 strokes a round for me. Every level of golfer looking for a new set should give them a chance. Rest of the setup:
Cleveland HiBoreXL 9.5 (270 carry, zero roll...love it, but looking for something new)
Tour Edge Exotics XCG5 3W (230 carry)
Adams Idea Pro A12 20 deg hybrid (210 carry, drops and stops. Also, if you hook hybrids, give these a look - set up neutral and not draw biased. A lot of tour pros still use these)
Cobra AMP 4-GW (195 - 100 carry)
Callaway VIntage Forged 52 and 58 wedges (anything from 100 in)
Odyssey White Hot #6 (over a decade old, but haven't had a reason to switch)
Driver: Ping G10. Amazing value - I've yet to find a driver that's as pretty to look at over the ball, either.
Irons: TItlest 990. These have served me well even as my game has changed a lot in the 13+ years that I've had these. You can do a lot with these clubs.
Wedges: Cleveland 900 Gunmetal (52, 56, 60). These are great. The 60 is my favorite club in the bag. It's extremely versitile. I never got into Vokey wedges - never saw the appeal.
Putter: Ping Anser 2. I've always been meaning to upgrade, but this guy performs so well anytime you put a good stroke on the ball.
Anything taylormade and nike. I just picked up the Nike vrs from last season real cheap. Great irons.
I totally redid the top of my bag this spring and couldn't be happier. My X-Hot hybrid really has been helping me cover that 200 yard distance when I invariably miss off the tee. The wood is sweet too as it gives you a nice POP when you hit it clean off the fairway. I would highly recommend trying these out.
X-Hot Driver (10.5 degree loft)
X-Hot Wood +3W (13 degrees)
X-Hot Hybrid (3)
Callaway X-Forged Ironss (3-PW) ...*yes, I did buy these because of Phil because I am a lefty
Calaway Forged Wedges (52, 60 Degrees)
Odyssey White HotPutter
At the OP: Ever shoot par with a 7 iron?
I know you said that in jest but there has been many a time that when I lost my stroke off the tee I would tee off using my 7 iron to good effect. I don't know exactly why it has worked out this way, but for whatever reason my 7 iron has served me very well over the years. Even my friends who still golf all the time and are scratch golfers tend to wonder how the hell I get the kind of distance I do with my 7-pw. I don't know what it is, but if it weren't for those irons my game would be utter crap.
The club I use the most... My sand wedge...
Like 3 or 4 times per sand trap? So, like me then.
Very useful. But it does make walking the course rather difficult.
I started playing again this year after having not played since middle school (15 years). I play about 2-3x a week (seeing very moderate improvement), but am still accumulating clubs. Here's what I've got:
TaylorMade Burner Driver 10.5 loft (got used for basically nothing at Carl's Golfland, in pristine condition)
Cobra S3 7 Fairway Wood
TaylorMade Burner 3 hybrid (also basically nothing at Carl's)
Callaway X-20 Irons (3-SW, graphite shafts)
Ping Karsten Putter (I found this in my old golf bag, and have absolutely no idea where it came from. It's about 20 years old, but is basically the same as the newer ones).
Now if only I could keep from slicing over to the fairway next to me.
Driver: Taylor Made Superfast Burner 2.0. Like the weight balance on this, feels a little more end-weighted than some of the newer drivers (RBZ), so I feel like I get a little more "whip" and clubhead speed. Put an oversize grip on it, which allows me to swing a little harder and still have control. Highly recommend that.
3-wood: Mizuno F60. 15 degree with the stock stiff shaft. Really like the look of this, and when I was trying out 3 woods about 4 years ago, this one had the best ball flight for me. Was able to turn it over pretty well.
Irons: Mizuno MP-60. Muscleback, so not a true blade, but for my money, there's not a better feeling iron than a Mizuno.
Wedges: Cleveland forged. I have a couple different varieties, but swapped out my 5 wood for a 52-degree gap wedge, and that has helped me, being able to take more full swings with wedges on my approach. Big fan of the Cleveland wedges, though.
Putter: Taylor Made Rossa Monte Carlo 7. Center shafted putter, which to my eye feels right. I used to have an end-shafter putter, and it always felt like I was hitting it off center, especially on long putts. Putters are all about feel, though, so try a bunch and find whatever feels right to your eye.
Acorns... No lie, something ate a hole in my bag and stored some acorns in one of the pockets.
I have a 3 hybrid I use when I want to bring the ball in high from 220-230 and use my 3 iron when I want it to hit and release. I still use my Ben Hogan be cu sand wedge cause I like that I can open it up for flops or pinch it for a more European style chip.
Driver - Calaway x-hot, 9.5 degree, graphite shaft, regular flex. (New, 3 weeks ago)
Hybrids - 3-5, Adams, graphite shaft
Irons - 6-9, PW Adams, graphite shafts
Wedges - 54 & 60 degree, Titleist Vokey, Steele shafts (you don't need graphite flexibility on wedges and the added weight of the shafts helps with shots from the rough).
Sand wedge - History Stick (15 years old, no longer available. You will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands).
My advice on clubs. There is no one brand or maker that is the best for everyone. Buy from a place that will let you demo them first. Get them fitted to your height and swing speed.
Favorite club - 5 Hybrid
I've got the Calloway x20 irons and love them. They've got a heavier feel than a lot of the others I tried when I was looking for new ones. Driver is a triburner that I got a couple years ago and like pretty well.
Adams Insight driver and 3 wood (these are the oldest clubs in my set other than the putter and I may look for new ones in the next year or so, although it'll take some convincing hits with another club to replace the 3 wood)
Callaway FT-iz 3 hybrid
Callaway X-22 irons
Cleveland 54 and 60 degree CG-14 black pearl wedges
Ping Anser putter (it's older than I am, actually belongs to my dad)
I play a set of Titleist 981i clubs that I picked up a couple years back. One of the old orange Taylor Made woods and a Titleist fairway wood. Really need to add something in the 3-wood range this winter, but waiting for good deals.
mizuno mp62 irons stiff, 2 degrees up 3 through pw titleist vokey 60 and 56 Cleveland 52 Nike stiff 2 iron hybrid ping i15 extra stiff proforce shaft ping pal putter with extra thick grip
Still playing oldies, but goodies - R7 driver, R5 dual fairways, Callaway Steelhead irons and Cleveland wedges. The jumps in technology each year are amazing and it's about time for some upgrades. Hoping my wife is paying attention to my hints for my 40th. Playing in Gaylord tomorrow morning and can't wait. Just hope the weather up here improves.
FWIW, here's post on what U-M's Lion Kim had in his bag via an interview prior to the 2011 Masters.
As I said previously, I have really only been playing golf a couple of times a year for the past 11 years as marriage changed how I was able to spend my time. For that reason I never saw any use in spending a lot of money on new clubs until I made the decision to play more this year.
So anyway, for the past few years I have been playing in the Jody Shelley golf for health tournament in our home town and last year Jody was actually on our team. He broke out these awesome new clubs and I must say we got a laugh out of mine when I hauled them out of the trunk.
Four holes in I was lining up a shot with my trusty 7 iron (which as I said, I hit fairly far and accurate) so Jody and my brother start walking up the left side of the fairway ahead of me. As I hit the shot I hear this SCHWING and all of a sudden my club feels a hell of a lot lighter. I look and my iron is flying directly toward Jody and my brother about 30 yards up the left side, thankfully missing both, though by a narrow margin.
Later in the round I found myself in a sand trap and same thing....SCHWING and off the end flies, across the green and lands in the middle of the next group teeing off at the next hole. Needless to say that without the use of my 7 iron through most of the day my round wasn't very good, and necessitated the upgrade I described in the OP.
Hopefully this summer yields lots of good golfing weather and each of you have a great season. Thanks for all the input!
I have a set of Langert irons I got after my high school graduation in 1995. I need new ones desperately.
I love my new Nike Covert (pro) driver. I highly recommend it, and must get the upgraded shaft. It added at least 15 yds and a whole lot straighter.
Looking to replace my Nike forged irons from 2004. They're fine but there is better technology now to make them more accurate.
Which one did you throw in it?
But it's the "pro" version of the driver.
Driver - Taylor Made R9 - 10.5 set slightly closed
3 Wood- Cleveland Hibore - thing is an absolute bomber.
5 Wood - Taylormade Rocketballz - hate the white but I am getting my desired ball flight and distance.
3-PW- Callaway X-Forged - 2007. They are fantastic clubs, I will buy x forged in the future.
54 and 58 - Titleist Vokey wedges. They were originally chrome, but now they are satin and rust from use.
Putter - Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2.5. Love my putter.
Only other unique portion of my bag is a golden retriever headcover on my driver.
My favorite club is either my six iron or my seven iron. Depending on the day
Have you seen this years x forged? Best looking iron thats hit the market in years. I haven't had the chance to hit them, but they're absolutely beautiful irons.
Absolutely beautiful irons. The x-forged are by far the best looking irons to come out within the past 10 years and they are performers too.
Blue in Yarmouth, reading your story was much like me looking in the mirror. I too used to play a lot during my teens and early twenties, and got my handicap down to about 7 (in the early 1980's). Essentially problems with my swing prevented me from getting any better. I revamped my swing later and it is much better, but I am a much worse golfer due to lack of play (corresponds to grad school and there after). I have probably averaged a few rounds a year for the past couple of decades.
With my old swing, I too use to hit my short iron well, and my long irons terrible. Use to hit a 9-iron 155 yards, and add 10 yards per club. Until the 4-iron or more, where I couldn't hit worth a damn. This is similar to your distances; at this time, I did not have a high trajectory and I am guessing that is the case with you.
Players who have have low trajectories hit their high irons long and their long irons like crap (tough to get sufficient height and difficulty hitting the ball solid).
The most interesting set of clubs I ever had was a set of Dave Pelz' frequency matched irons (including the 1-iron) at 7.0 (increments of 0.5, stiffest were 8.0, most flexible were 5 I think). This was at a time when it was discovered that the shafts of the clubs in a set irons all flexed a little differently, and at different places. Frequency matching addressed this at the time - I think all clubs are like this automatically now. The woods I had were Palmer Peerless persimmon and chemically hardened, also frequency matched at 7.0. These were all bought in 1979, stolen out of my car in 1984. [By this time, I revamped my swing and started hitting the ball a lot higher, and thus started hitting my long irons well - I used to tee off some with my 1-iron and hit it consistently about 230 yards.]
Presently my irons are Nike Pro Combos (these progress from cavity-backed for long irons, "muscle-backed" for the mid irons, and blades for the short irons) and Ping G-3 "woods," all bought about 7 years ago. On a rare occasion, I will have flashes and actually shoot around 80. I've lost some distance, hitting my driver to around 270, and hitting my 9-iron only about 135.
I do hit my iron shots at a pretty low trajectory for the most part. I have been trying to get more elevation with them and it is starting to work a bit, but I still think I am hitting the ball too low.
On a side note, I was just at the range over my lunch break and the club pro was watching me and said my issue isn't my swing. He said I had a wonderful swing for someoone who plays golf so infrequently and told me to come back tomorrow so he could have a better look and see if there was anything he could do to try to help.
Good luck with the pro. I was friends with the club pro when I was younger and playing a lot, and he would provide me with help when he could. I am sure it will help.
My problems with a low trajectory was that I was fairly closed at the top of my swing (I pretty much hooded it). It was somewhat repeatable, and this is when I got my handicap down to double digits, but I knew that I would never be able to play or hit the ball the way I wanted. My swing was like (but nowhere as good, obviously) Paul Azinger's when he was playing, and why Azinger hit the ball low and tended to play better in the wind.
When I revamped my swing, I had trouble for a long time rotating my hands through the ball. But when I finally was able to rotate properly, I started getting a proper, high trajectory. With that, my problems with my long irons were over.
Other causes of low trajectory is a flat swing (as opposed to upright) and wide stance. Whenever I need to get the ball up quickly (or out of deep rough) I will narrow my stance and swing a little more upright.
is getting old but I hit em well.
Cleveland 9.5 degree Ti460 Launcher (My security blanket. When the rest of my game is crap I can always count on it.)
Cleveland Launcher fairway wood 17 degree ( Other than my driver, I can hit this solid and a long way. Great on par 5's)
Nickent 3DX 23 degree ironwood (Just ok. Usually hit or miss but better than I can hit a 3-iron).
Callaway X-18 Pro Series Irons 4-PW (Great irons and can hit em straight although the distance isn't so great. Not sure if it's me or the irons.)
Cleveland CG10 54 & 56 wedges (Doubt if there's a club out there that can save my awful chipping but I'm getting better. These do the job.)
Odyssey #1 Whit Ice putter (Just replaced my Never Compromise mallet and getting closer to the hole has improved greatly. I have a much better feel for this putter.)
neat post, i'm in. mizuno mp59 4-pw; scratch 53, 58 wedges; yes sophia putter; nike vr pro driver 9.5 rip S and 15 project x 6.0 3 wood. adams pro a12 hybrid 20 with rip S shaft. accessories include 1 rule book, towel, athletic tape, sun screen and matches.
So are you a smoker or are the matches for suvival purposes in case you get lost looking for your ball in the woods?
Driver: TM R1 Black set at 1degree open, 9 degree loft, stiff shaft
Irons: TM RBZ Stg. 1 3-4 Hybrid, 5-PW, stiff steel shafts
Wedges: Cleveland CG15 52, 56, 60
Putter: Odyssey Dual Rossie blade, an oldie but a goodie.
G15 Driver, Ping G2 wedge's - high loft and an odyssey two-ball putter. Purchased a Cleveland 50 degree for my 95-105yards shots and I hate it. Looking to trade that in and get a nice ping wedge.
I refitted a few years ago and love my r7 superquad. It took me half a season to get the weights right but now that I did I can't imagine using anything else. I have the r7 woods to match.
For irons I go back and forth between my g5 ping irons and titleist 704 cb. It's distance and and a larger sweet spot vs accuracy.
Cleveland wedge set will be a mainstay in my bag and I will also always have a ping putter. ProV1, Pentax, or the Taylor made TP black for my ball. Srixon soft feel is my rain/cold weather ball.
Sure have cash for clubs! Some pretty pricey equipment.
Beryllium irons. Taylormade Woods. Couple Cleveland Wedges. Putter of the week.
2 hcp here..
Mizuno mp 52 irons
Mizuno wedges 56 and 60
Ping g10 driver and 3w
Ping i15 rescue
Odyssey versa 9 putter
That is every bit as useful as what I use for my 3rd shot out of a trap, the hand wedge.
I recently broke my old driver so I picked up a 913D3 with a ProForce V2 shaft - it's amazing how consistent this driver is. Best driver I've ever used, hands down.
3 wood is my old trusty TaylorMade R9 - I don't honestly use it enough to get anything new. Maybe one or two holes a round I use it off the tee and I hit my driver well enough to rarely end up in position to use it on approach shots.
As for the irons, I tried out some Mizunos at a fitting day and fell in love, so I bought some MP53 irons and T11 wedges. They feel amazing and have been surprisingly helpful to my iron game.
Putter is an Odyssey 2 ball white ice, which I bought because I love the feel of my putts off the face.
In Bend, OR for the holiday weekend and play Tetherow today, Pronghorn tomorrow, and Crosswater on Sat. Love how long the ball goes in this high desert air.
My driver is a R11(got it on Quibids for $7). 9 degree, neutral, draw weight set up.
Adams A12 2 hybrid
Adams A7 4 hybrid
R11s 5 wood
Burner 2.0 Irons 5-AW
56 and 60 Cleveland CG16 wedges
Ghost blade putter with a fat grip
Ping G25 Driver
RBZ 3 wood (high loft)
RBZ 3 hybrid
Ping G10 4 iron - PW
Vokey wedge 50, 54, 58 degree
Scotty Cameron Kombi-S putter
Buffalo trace, grey goose, and Bombay gin.. A well stocked bag is important
First much needed updates this year since my sophmore year of high school (1999). Still rocking my old irons and love them. Iron technology hasn't changed a whole lot but I was still hitting the original Great Big Bertha and that thing seemed so small compared to todays drivers.
TaylorMade R1 White, stiff, set at 10 degrees neutral
TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 3w 15 degrees, stiff
TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Rescue 22 degrees, stiff
Titleist DCI 962 (1999) 4-PW, stiff rifle shafts
Titleist Vokey SM4 52, 56, 60
Odyssey White Hot #2 (first ed.) - cut it down to 33.5 and have Superstroke fat grip
Not sure I am in love with the R1 quite yet. I've played about 7 rounds with it so far and have been a little erratic. Almost bought the Titleist D2 and I'm hoping I am not really regretting not buying it.
went golfing for the 1st time in a while. cleaned out the bag and there was an empty gatorade bottle with the OLD original logo on it. at least there was a web address on the thing.
empty, but I would have been tempted
With access to the water from a green. Last time I played without anybody else on the course, and retrieved about 9 balls from the muck with my ball retriever. I then promptly lost 4 with a 20 mph wind. Such are the hazards of a links course.
Ping G2 Driver. 10 degrees with a pro-launch stiff shaft.
TaylorMade 200 Steel 5 Wood.
Cobra 2 oversized irons.
Ping Anser 2 putter.
Older clubs but I hit them well so if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I could put another club in my bag and ive been playing around with different degree wedges from a 56, 58, 60, and 62 degree... I'm not sure which I'll gain the most from. I don't want to put a club in my bag that I only can use for one certain kind of shot.
I'd say if you are only going to put one wedge in your bag, the 56 will probably be the most useful. It has a large array of uses and is one of the easier ones to learn how to play with in terms of a good flop shot and things like that.
R 9 tour driver. 9 degree. Stiff taylormade shaft (absolutely love how high the kick is in theis shaft).Love it, my favorite driver by far. Not really a big fan of the new R1 this year. I was in the proshop and asked the guy what the differences really are between my R9 and the new R1's and the response I got was "well how well do you hit your r9 and do you use the weights system in the head?" I said great and no. He responded with "well then nothing." He explained how the technology at this point has already maxed out what the clubheads can do within the rules so the only new things are how you can customize the heads for draw slice and all that nonsense. I like to golf and teach myself how to hit those shots and not just have an easy mode button to do it for me. To me the whole idea of golf is a skill based game, and when you start to use instrunments that completely take out the need for a great even swing, then what's the point of challenging yourself to get better.
Cobra 3 and 5 wood. Stiff shaft.Don't remember the model. At least five years old. I got them when I was either a junior or a senior in high school and have used them since (just graduated college in May)
Ping G11 irons.Steel shafts. 3-UW Graduation present (high school). I absolutely love how heavy the head of these irons are. To me they feel like the smoothest irons I've ever hit. I like the fact that the heads are heavy because I am a fairly tall and big person and swing like you would imagine a tall and big person to swing, so the added weight is very nice in making the bottom of my swing not as whippy as some other irons that I have used.
Wedges are strictly cleveland wedges. 56 and 60. Love them. Hit the 56 around 100-110 which is perfect for my distances of everything else and the 60 is beautful for everything inside 70.
Putter I actually just got this year as a graduation present from my cousin. It's a Scotty Cameron Newport Select. This putter, in my opinion is the best on the market. It is the smoothest and most consistent putter (in terms of reaction off of the face) that I have ever used. Before I had this (mainly because of price) I swore by my Odyssey's, but this Scotty is just out of this world. It blows every other putter out of the water.
In my Bag
Driver- Taylor Made Rocketballz 9.0 stiff shaft
3 wood- Sonaratec
3-PW- Ping S59 irons love had them.
Wedges- 52 54 60 degree Titleist Vokey Wedges
Putter- Taylor Made Spider
Golf balls- Titleist ProV1
I wish I could play as much as I did back in the day playing junior golf and college golf. I miss those days!
Driver: 2012 Nike VRS 9.5 Degree, Graphite Project X 6.5 Stiff Shaft
Wood: 2012 Nike VRS 4 Wood 17 Degree, Graphite Project X 6.5 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid: 2012 Nike VRS 3 Hybrid 21 Degree, Graphite Project X 6.0 Stiff Shaft
Irons: Nike Victory Red Split Cavity 4-9. Gives the look and feel of blades with the forgiveness of cavity backs.
Wedges: Nike VR Pro PW, AW, LW
Putter: 2012 Nike Method Drone Belly Putter
Grips: Sharpro Standard Red
Balls: Avid eBay user for any good used balls. Usually Nike One or ProV1.
Recently switched to spikeless shoes (Nike Lunar Swingtip) and have never been more comfortable walking 18.
I stand upright and use a sweeping motion. Helps put less stress on the back.
Just giving you a hard time. I have a buddy that does that exact same thing. And he uses one of those suction cup things on the end of his grip to pick the ball out of the hole.
Driver: TourStage X-Drive 460 w/ Diamana Whiteboard
3 Wood: Titliest 906f w/Diamana Blueboard
Hybrid: 19 degree 585 w/ Fujikura Speeder 904hb
4-pw TourStage MR23 US Spec cb w/ Project X
Gap, sand & lob wedge: Callaway X Forged
Putter: Taylor Made Rossa Monza Corza
is always between your right ear and your left ear .... especially putting !
Taylor Made (TM) R11s driver with 2 10 gram weights in it. 10.5 degree loft (C setting and less loft setting)
TM R 11s 3 wood ( neutral setting and higher loft setting).
TM 2011 19 degree hybrid. ( don't like the stock shaft. Ball comes off too low)
Irons 4 - AW TM Tour Preferred Burners with Rifle 6.0 shaft
Ping i3 SW and LW (for some reason still like this wedge over my Vokies that stay in the trunk)
All clubs with old school golf pride tour wrap grips. Still feel the best to me.
Scotty Cameron Red X putter, bent to 60 lie angle and has to have a mid size pistol grip on it.
Michigan head covers and towel.
Driver: Taylormade R11 with graphite design tour Ad di6 x stuff shaft
3wood: Taylormade R9 with Oban Kiyoshi x stiff shaft
Irons: combo set of 6-3 irons Titleist AP2 and 7-P Titliest ZB all with project x 6.0 flighted shafts
Wedges: 52, 56, 60 are Titleist vokey spin milled with project x 6.0 shafts
Putter: I have several but the one I typically use is the odyssey 2 ball.
Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood #7, a PW, and a putter. That's all I use.