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Theoo's topic on pro's changing equipment before Augusta got me thinking about my own bag make up and how much influence my course has had on it.  The longer clubs in my bag have changed significantly since I started playing here and while it's partly due to how I was hitting what it replaced and how I hit the current clubs, I think my course has played a large part in what I selected.

 

If you play a course enough you will consistently find yourself in certain places on the course, and you need a club for that shot.  I don't know how my bag would have changed over the years if I played a bunch of random courses, but playing 90% of my rounds on one course over the past 3 seasons has definitely influenced what I have in my bag.  I have a larger selection of hybrids for shots that I know I will find myself hitting a lot on my course. 

 

So do the courses you play influence what goes in your bag?  Do you change it out from course to course or always keep the same make up?

Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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My bag doesn't but the more I think about it should. I know when I went to Memphis to play I would have killed to have a club I could have hit from the deck longer than my 4i. I've also played courses where they've been short enough driver is all I needed off the tee but would have liked more iron/wedge options. I think with my next set of irons I am going to take a closer look at my lofts and get them speced out to give me more options.

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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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Mine stays the same. I play a lot of different courses throughout the season most of which we only play once. The two courses that I play most often I can't remember ever thinking that I wished I had a different club. Although now that my entire bag is fitted to me I have way more confidence when I'm standing over the ball. My first three rounds this year have been as good as my best rounds last year even with winter rust and less than ideal course conditions.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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My bag doesn't but the more I think about it should. I know when I went to Memphis to play I would have killed to have a club I could have hit from the deck longer than my 4i. I've also played courses where they've been short enough driver is all I needed off the tee but would have liked more iron/wedge options. I think with my next set of irons I am going to take a closer look at my lofts and get them speced out to give me more options.

 

This. I hate having to take as many half swings as I do just too get the right distances. My decision making on 170 and below is almost ike having to solve some complex math equation for swing length and loft. Oh wait, that's exactly what it's like.

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Driver -    :adams-small: Speedline Super LS 9.5*, Matrix Red Tie 6Q3 X stiff
3 Wood - Tour Edge Exotics CB4 Tou
r 13*, Aldila NV Protopype 80X

Irons -   :taylormade-small:  3-PW rac LT, KBS Tour X
Wedges -   :mizuno-small:
 MP-T4, 50.6, 56.14, 60.5
Putter - Odyssey White Hot Pro Rossie

Bag: Daltrek Carry-Lite Stand Bag

Shoes:   :nike-small: Lunar Swingtip Suede

Ball: Wilson Staff Duo

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This. I hate having to take as many half swings as I do just too get the right distances. My decision making on 170 and below is almost ike having to solve some complex math equation for swing length and loft. Oh wait, that's exactly what it's like.

 

I agree, one thing that works in my favor is I am comfortable taking full swings with my higher lofted wedges. 

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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I didn't until last year, the first season I played most of my golf at just two courses.  The courses are very different, particularly the greens, rough and par 3 distances, so I used a different putter and added a wedge at one course, different putter and added a fairway wood at the other.

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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No difference.  Driver all the time off the tee, even on tight holes.  I've got 5 SCORs ( well 4 today; 5 when I fix my 42), so I have all short shot covered.  Need to maybe replace fairway wood and 3H, but not because of any particular course.  While clubs don't change, my strategy on how to play certain courses DOES change; not so much what clubs, but shot shape.

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It can but for me it is based on the weather more than the course but then again sometimes it may be the course. Good example one course that we used to play some mini events on I needed to hit a rope draw on 2 holes so I would pull out my 3 iron and carry my wife's 7 wood that is short with a ladies flex shaft. On a couple of courses I would pull out my 3 wood and carry my old Toney Penna Driver for a lay up drive. But this has changed maybe now. A friend of mine taught me the short punch driver trick and I have been practicing it. I have simplified my game now and I am only carrying 12 clubs. Seems to be working now. One thing that has drastically changed for me is I went back to the way I used to do it with only 3 wedges and I pulled out my beloved 3 wood because I got to where I was not consistant with it like I used to be

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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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It can but for me it is based on the weather more than the course but then again sometimes it may be the course. Good example one course that we used to play some mini events on I needed to hit a rope draw on 2 holes so I would pull out my 3 iron and carry my wife's 7 wood that is short with a ladies flex shaft. On a couple of courses I would pull out my 3 wood and carry my old Toney Penna Driver for a lay up drive. But this has changed maybe now. A friend of mine taught me the short punch driver trick and I have been practicing it. I have simplified my game now and I am only carrying 12 clubs. Seems to be working now. One thing that has drastically changed for me is I went back to the way I used to do it with only 3 wedges and I pulled out my beloved 3 wood because I got to where I was not consistant with it like I used to be

 

I am very fond of the punch driver.  Very effective.

I am changing out my 3W and 3H this year.  I will probably go with a 5W and 7/9W, but don't know which brand to get.  Some don't make the higher lofted woods, but I am not one to need matching clubs, just fill the gaps.

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I'm not that good or just don't think about it. My home course is short @6100, but is very tight with small greens. Only a couple of holes that aren't par 3's I don't pull driver on only because I'll run out of fairway. When I play most other longer courses the fairways and greens look huge so, it's fair game to really get after it. My home course has made me really comfortable taking full wedge shots from 120 and in. Besides, I don't know what I would change??? The distance gaps in my bag is pretty good right now.

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Driver: :adams-small: XTD Ti 9* Matrix Ozik Red Tie s flex                        

Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

Hybrid:  :cleveland-small: 588 Custom 20.5* Matrix Ozik Altus

Irons: :taylormade-small:  2014 Tour Preferred MC 4-pw w/ KBS Tour s flex +1"  

Wedges:  :scatch-golf-1: 8620 50*DD w/ KBS Rev, 54* and 58* DD w/ KBS C-Taper  

Putter: :bridgestone-small:  TD-01 True Balance 34"

 

 

 

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My bag is mostly based on the weather and it's "wetness". Driver will depend on roll and long hybrid will depend upon roll.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft 

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3-4W(16*) & 5-6W(20*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft 

Hybrid: Cobra F8 3 Hybrid(19*) w/Recoil ES regular shaft 

Irons: Wilson D7 5-PW w/Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore(50*/54*/58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  

Putter: 33" Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black).  

Pushcart:  Caddytek 3.0 from Costco

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

 

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My bag changes depending on the course conditions and the course I'm playing. I can drop 2 wedges for 1 different wedge and a long club if the course dictates. I can also go back and forth in the long clubs. The mix includes driver, 3w, 5w(rarely use), a 1iron and maybe pull my 3 iron if I'm really feeling squirly.

 

At one of my courses' club championship last year I played without a driver because the course was so short and windy. Its an executive par 64. The only hole that really called for a driver was the par 5 18th that was dead straight and allowed a miss out to the right. If I recall, I still got there in 2 both days going 3W to iron.

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Doesn't change. Only difference is maybe a few extra balls if I'm playing a course with fescue or a lot of water.

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 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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Not really no.  I focus on 125 and in.  Seems like I'm hitting those shots regardless of the course I play ;-)

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In my bag, March 2021
:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
 :callaway-small: PM Grind Wedges
:bettinardi-1:  Putter

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:Clicgear: 4.0 Push Cart (I'm walking 9 outta 10 rounds!!)

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I am very fond of the punch driver.  Very effective.

I am changing out my 3W and 3H this year.  I will probably go with a 5W and 7/9W, but don't know which brand to get.  Some don't make the higher lofted woods, but I am not one to need matching clubs, just fill the gaps.

Both my 7 wood and 9 wood are old T Mag V-Steels that I have the same shaft in which is an UST Pro Force 65 Gold I also have the shafts at the same frequency and the heads weigh the same. Callaway makes some nice 7 & 9 woods and so does TM. Titleist makes a 7 wood I know but do not know about the 9. My degrees are 21 and 24 respectfully. I do know in some brands that the 5 wood is 21* There are quite a few V-Steel 7 woods for sale on fleabay and several Callaways and others too
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Driver ---- TM M-6 Evenflow 65 G R flex---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel Ust Pro Force 65 R flex---  Irons 4 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts-- SW Cleveland 588 56* S-400 Sensicore---- LW Cleveland 588 60* S-400 Sensicore--- Putter Rusty 1997 Scotty Cameron Santa Fe fluted Bulls Eye shaft- Bag My Old School Titleist Mini Staff

 

 

 

 

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