Hey guys I have few ideas for making improvements to the bag as the 2019 season is around the corner. I got fitted for my current equipment two years ago and I dropped my handicap from 5.6 down to a 1.5 index in just two seasons. I feel very confident with what I have in the bag now but I just know that on a round to round basis there are small areas to improve on.
I am currently playing Ping through the whole bag.
Driver: G400 LST 10 degree with a Project X hzrdus yellow 76 gram x-stiff shaft.
Woods: G400 5 wood with a Project X hzrdus yellow 76 gram x-stiff shaft.
Irons: 3-pw iBlades with Dynamic Gold x-100 shafts.
Wedges: Glide 2.0 wedges 50-54-58 with Dynamic Gold S400 tour issue shafts.
Putter: Ping sigma G tyne 34" mallet.
My G400 LST driver is my favorite club in the bag. When I have the driver in my hand I feel that I am always going to hit the fairway. But by the end of the round I feel that my club head speed will slow down by 4-6 mph which makes the Hzrdus x-stiff shaft harder to keep up with. So my thoughts were to maybe look into a stiff flex that has a little more wight so its still there when I want to go after one.
Love my G400 5 wood haven't had any problems with this club. It fits perfectly in my bag between my 3 iron and driver just felt like 3 wood was to much for me.
The Ping iBlades are awesome irons I really like how much forgiveness they have for blades. My distances are just around an 8-12 yard gap for each club which makes them very consistent from 3-pw. But I feel like its the same issue as the driver, by the end of the round I feel like my club head speed starts to slow down. So my thoughts are that the x-100 shafts are great but I feel that the S400 tour issues would give me the same feel as the x-100 but it would save me at the end of the round by being a little bit less stiff. If not S400's I feel like the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus x-stiff would be a great alternate.
My wedges are good can't complain about them, I hit them pretty constantly from full shots to half shots to around the green, but I would like to compare them to the new Ping forged wedges and see if there is a difference.
The Putter has been my biggest downfall in my game and I think its time to go big or go home on this one. I have been struggling for years with trying to find the right putter for my stroke until I did a putter fitting. Probably one of the most helpful things for me was to identify my type of stroke and what fits it best. The Ping sigma G tyne is a face balanced mallet that fits my stroke really well and I like the feel of it but not a big fan of the sound it makes. Even tho the sigma G tyne came in third on the most wanted mallet putters for 2018 I think its time to change it up. Evnroll is at the top of list of most wanted putters for 2018 in two different categories, mallet and blade. I think its almost a no brainer to check out what evnroll has to offer, it pretty much sells me with just the name of it. The science behind them are pretty cool you will have to check them out for yourself. (evnroll.com.)
These are some of my ideas for improvement for 2019 in the bag. Let me know what you guys think. Good luck to everyone this year may 2019 be the best yet.