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I am willing to bet that most of us play more than one equipment company's gear. But what if you had to play 13 clubs (no putter) from one company? Which company's 2014 offerings do you think would best suit your game and your sense of aesthetics?

 

Don't get into whatever the fitter says mode. We know that's the ideal answer. I'm just looking for impulsive speculation. Is there a batch of 13 that catches your eye and draws you to demo days? Show us your 2014 set-up, and let us hear your reasons.

 

Driver:

Woods:

Hybrid(s):

Irons:

Wedges:

 

NOTE: If you feel the need to post that you are just going to stick to your current gear. This is for fun. We are having a theoretical discussion. Nobody is coming to your house, taking your current gear, and forcing you to play what you list.

 

Statements made in this thread are non-binding :)

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I'm am all Taylor made after seeing and hitting their new stuff. Hard for me to say that because of how much I love Nike but my 2014 bag would be:

 

SLDR driver and fairway woods

tour preferred CB 3 iron

Tour preferred MC 4-9 irons

Tour preferred MB pitching wedge

Tour preferred 52, and 56 wedges

And I'll even game the new ghost tour Daytona putter with the counterbalanced daddy long legs grip

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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My initial immediate thoughts work tailor-made. I want a slider. Their fairway woods are good. The tour preferred irons also really peaked my interest The problem is I have always hated their wedges. After Potter, the wedges are the most important clubs in my bag. However, after giving it much thought, I think I have to go with Callaway. I think I could get the same results as a slider with the new Alpha. Their Fairway Woods Have always been great. The apex irons are probably my favorite irons out this year. I also really like the Mack daddy 2 wedges. However if I were to do this, I would want full on pro treatment custom fitting for all of it. MGS let's make this happen! We've had a lot of Taylor-made guinea pigs on the site lately. I will personally volunteer myself to be the first person to do the same sort of thing with Callaway. I know it will be tough but I think I can do it! (Ha).

Big Bertha alpha driver.

Big Bertha pro fairway.

Not sure on hybrid. Maybe x2hot pro.

Apex pro irons 4-pw

Mack daddy 2 wedges. 52c, 57c, 62u

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Gotta go ping. Best overall total package. Yeah, you are going to maybe leave some distance on the table but the iron performance will make up for it.

 

Driver: i25

Woods: Rapture

Hybrid(s): Rapture DI

Irons: S55

Wedges: Tour Gorge

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Gotta go ping. Best overall total package. Yeah, you are going to maybe leave some distance on the table but the iron performance will make up for it.

Driver: i25

Woods: Rapture

Hybrid(s): Rapture DI

Irons: S55

Wedges: Tour Gorge

The rapture 3 wood will be an interesting club especially at the price point of 400

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Not because of the other thread running right now, I'd go nike. I could realistically go with any OEM and find my happy place, but what draws me most to Nike are the new forged Pro Combos.

 

That being said:

 

Driver: Covert Tour 2.0 10.5

FW: Covert Tour 2.0 strong 3w

Hybrid: Covert Tour 2.0 set to 19*

Irons: Pro Combos 4-pw with KBS Tour-V

Wedges: VR Forged Tour

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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I'd likely go Callaway right now.  The TMag lineup past driver doesn't do it for me (I've hit them all).  The wedges, to me, are terrible.  The irons are so-so and the speed pocket hurts the CB and MC lines for me (creates a gap where the transition from pocket and no pocket takes place).  The fairways this year don't impress me.  Course if we're talking being able to use both Adams and TMag, since they're under the same hat there might be a different story.

The Nikes, I haven't hit the Covert 2 line.  The irons haven't felt right to me since the original forged blades. Wedges are good.  But the middle of the bag is where the meat is at.  

I'd likely go Callaway.  The new drivers and FM are spectacular to the eye.  The iron line-ups are appealing as well, and the wedges, well Roger Cleveland can make anything if they don't already offer it.  That's likely where I'd go for a 13 club deal.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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This is really too early for me, but if I had to venture a guess:

 

Callaway Big Bertha 10.5

Titleist 910 FW 17*

TaylorMade SLDR 18.5 HB

TaylorMade SpeedBlades

Callaway X-Forged Wedges (box grooves)

13 clubs from 1 company... LOL.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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13 clubs from 1 company... LOL.

Yeah man, you aren't following the rules. (Insert the ima boob here. That makes me laugh every time you do it by the way.)

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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If you start from the bottom of the bag and work backwards, putters and wedges would be Nike or Callaway/Odyssey, with an edge to Callaway.  Ditto for the wedges, although I haven't seen the new TMag wedges in person - but they do look sweet.

 

I've hit just about every iron that's available so far (I have that kind of time  :unsure: )…the Tour Preffered demo's were awesome and I've always like the Nike Pro Combos, but the iron that's jumped into my arms and said "whack me" is the Apex.  

 

All over the map when it comes to the big sticks.  Haven't hit any of those, but if we have to stay within the same manufacturer, I'd have to pick Callaway, but from what the boys have been saying about their trip to the Kingdom, and early reports on the Covert - this would be one darned close competition...

 

So, with a gun to my head:

 

Big Bertha Alpha

XHot2 hybrids

Apex/Apex Pro irons

Mac Daddy wedges

Odyssey #9 type putter

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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I know it's early, but amazing that nobody has mentioned Cobra.

Very solid metalwoods (BiOCell+ Fairway is very intriguing)

top-tier iron offerings, and arguably the best wedges (Tour Trusty) on the market right now.

 

There is no weakness in the lineup. 

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I think I would end up with callaway... (Was tempted to go with either tmade or titleist... but callaway won out)

 

The proposed bag:

 

Big Bertha alpha driver.
Big Bertha pro fairway.
Apex pro irons 3-pw
Mack daddy 2 wedges. 50c, 56c, 60u 

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I had to resist my predictable Wilson Staff urges here. When I hit the new stuff at their demo day in Feb in WI I'll maybe have to reevaluate my entire life.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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I know it's early, but amazing that nobody has mentioned Cobra.

Very solid metalwoods (BiOCell+ Fairway is very intriguing)

top-tier iron offerings, and arguably the best wedges (Tour Trusty) on the market right now.

 

There is no weakness in the lineup. 

 

It's interesting that cobra didn't really come to mind as a possibility even though I like all of their clubs... (perhaps if it was an apparel and club deal I would have thought longer)

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Best wedges?  Come on man!

 

I know Jose ground you some special but this is a statement that just cannot be backed up by their current wedge offerings.  

 

You drink last night?  You comin down with my flu?

 

 

I know it's early, but amazing that nobody has mentioned Cobra.

Very solid metalwoods (BiOCell+ Fairway is very intriguing)

top-tier iron offerings, and arguably the best wedges (Tour Trusty) on the market right now.

 

There is no weakness in the lineup. 

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I had to resist my predictable Wilson Staff urges here. When I hit the new stuff at their demo day in Feb in WI I'll maybe have to reevaluate my entire life.

 

When and where is the demo day Paul?  Take me with you!!!!!

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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When and where is the demo day Paul? Take me with you!!!!!

Read it and weep! I'll already be coming back from home, so it'll be on the way.

 

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Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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This is really hard because if I were building my ideal set I'd have many different companies represented. But if you're forcing me to stick to one, I'll go Callaway.

 

Driver: BB Alpha

3-4 Woods: Big Bertha (to go 245/230)

Irons: X Prototype Utility 18/21° (for 215/200 distances)

          Apex irons customized for 185/170/155 distances

Wedges: Mack Daddy 2 45/50/55/60/64° 

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