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My current set of Cobra F6 irons are now sitting in my closet. Why? Because I wanted to try a Combo set that I acquired from assembling my SCOR irons 41/45/49/53/57 and paired them with Mizuno JPX800 forged 6/7/8. This gives me a set of forged irons with 4* gaps between them. I am trying out the SCOR/Hogan philosophy of the 4* gap. The Mizunos have Project X 5.0 graphite shafts while the SCORs have steel. After getting them adjusted to 2* Flat, I have been very pleased with their outcome. The Mizunos are about 3* weaker, so I added a Mizuno JPX800HD 5 Hybrid to give me the distance I needed(150-165 yds). I then have a Cobra King F6 Baffler set to 19*(5 wood), a Cobra F6 3 wood at 14.5* and a Cobra Bio Cell 2-3 Hybrid set to 19*. My flat stick is the EVNROLL E6. When the USGA approved sole plates arrive from Wilson, the Triton will finish the bag.

 

I want to see if I can play better with 4 Wedges(SCOR) rather than the 3 wedge set in the Cobra F6 irons set.

 

All in all, I am just experimenting for awhile, knowing I can go back to the Cobras and still have a pretty solid game.

 

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I'm like this topic... When I was looking to purchase my latest set of irons I decided first to seek out a top notch fitter. I also wanted to "try" something different. What different meant to me was

I was selected to review them, built to my specs and they have performed. So that's why they are in my bag....Cobra F6     Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

WOW, Where do i start? First off , I'm cheap. I never buy the latest, greatest whatever they are pitching that day. I have used a launch monitor when testing new clubs but primarily I use it  to get r

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My current set of Cobra F6 irons are now sitting in my closet. Why? Because I wanted to try a Combo set that I acquired from assembling my SCOR irons 41/45/49/53/57 and paired them with Mizuno JPX800 forged 6/7/8. This gives me a set of forged irons with 4* gaps between them. I am trying out the SCOR/Hogan philosophy of the 4* gap. The Mizunos have Project X 5.0 graphite shafts while the SCORs have steel. After getting them adjusted to 2* Flat, I have been very pleased with their outcome. The Mizunos are about 3* weaker, so I added a Mizuno JPX800HD 5 Hybrid to give me the distance I needed(150-165 yds). I then have a Cobra King F6 Baffler set to 19*(5 wood), a Cobra F6 3 wood at 14.5* and a Cobra Bio Cell 2-3 Hybrid set to 19*. My flat stick is the EVNROLL E6. When the USGA approved sole plates arrive from Wilson, the Triton will finish the bag.

 

I want to see if I can play better with 4 Wedges(SCOR) rather than the 3 wedge set in the Cobra F6 irons set.

 

All in all, I am just experimenting for awhile, knowing I can go back to the Cobras and still have a pretty solid game.

 

 

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Good luck with the experiment Foz. Knowing the glowing review you gave the F6's when I was looking at them to upgrade, I know the new combo must be treating you well.

 

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Good luck with the experiment Foz. Knowing the glowing review you gave the F6's when I was looming at them to upgrade, I know the new combo must be treating you well.

 

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Thanks jlew, I really like the SCOR irons and love the feel when I strike the ball.......what the northerners say..."it feels like butta"

 

 

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I play what I play because Im old!

Pretty much couldnt get the trusty Hogans out there anymore without a serious refit on them.

Found a set of really clean r7's. Offset was tough at first but they whip nice for me.

Love the old 588 TG wedges and the Odyssey stays too.

Got a Bridgestone J40 445 and put a Fujikura on it, both per MGS, and building some woods now. Like the KZG's for a build there.

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I have an eye opening experience one day several years ago. I went out as a single and got paired with a guy who was in his mid 50s. He played a 4 year old driver 1 fairway wood and an old set of cobra irons and played a DT Solo. It was poetry in motion. He hit everything pure and to the right distance every time. He was always pin high and never short sided. Shot the smoothest 69 I have ever seen. I asked him why he did not ever change being a bit of an equipment geek. He showed me his card that had him 4 under through 16. Lesson learned and I headed this mans advice.

 

It is all down to what I score with best. I have always gone by the advice to play the most game improvement club you can look at. So when I got fit for irons I went with the JPX 850 (came from CG7 Tours) due to small amount of offset and playability. For Driver I went with best numbers and sound (recently to the 17 M1 460). For fairway woods and hybrids I did a little research and went with what was in the pro shop at our course. Ended up with the F6 3 & 5 and 4H. I have always been a vokey guy for wedges and that is why I stick with them even though I think the SM6 (50 & 54) are the best ones around. I have a 58* scratch wedge with a project x 5.5 shaft I found in the used bin at a golf shop and will use it until the grooves are gone and have bought 2 extra heads of off the bay to replace when the time comes. Putter will never change.

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The equipment I use were a gift from the wife for Christmas, a birthday or the anniversary.   In those instances, she knows to go to the local golf shop where my buds know my specs and what I like.   She knows that she can't go wrong with golf stuff, just like I know I can't go wrong with something that she can wear on her ears, around her neck or on a finger and it sparkles.   So as it relates to equipment, I wait a sufficient time where I can mention the impact of new technology and my buds at the golf shop can confirm.   

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... I think there are 3 reasons to buy new clubs. 1) You think there is better performance out there and are willing to try new clubs to find it. 2) You only buy new clubs when your old clubs wear out or start letting you down. 3) You just enjoy new clubs for a different feel or look or you just like trying new clubs! This category does not necessarily think there will be a performance increase but are occasionally surprised to find one. 

... I would be 3) because I review new clubs from the PGA Show every year for the past 10. A shoulder injury stopped me this year and honestly I didn't miss it after changing clubs every year. It has been fun but it did take a toll on my game every spring. I choose my club based on look at address and performance. Feel and sound can be the deciding factor for me, but I will play a club that looks good and performs well if it doesn't sound/feel like I prefer. Those clubs are always in danger of being replaced. 

... Driver. I fell in love with the Fly Z at the Show and was very pleasantly surprised to find it performed on the course as well or better than the range. Mid high flight with low spin for max carry and plenty of roll. I went to the F6 last season, but after a few months put the Z back in the bag because I liked the look and sound/feel better as they performed equally. I rotated a LTD in and out of the bag but never 2 rounds in a row and will give it a legit shot to make the bag this spring. I will not hesitate however, to put the Z back in after giving the LTD a shot. The Z is my favorite driver of all time and the combination of forgiveness, accuracy, trajectory and spin is just about perfect for me. 

... Fw wood. Lucked into a Aeroburner Tour Rainbird on Ebay and took a chance. It is as good as any I have played. Although I don't love the sound/feel so it is always in danger. 

 

... Hybrids. Still have an Adams LS in my bag with the stock Kuro Kage. Hit at the Show and loved it so it went in the bag that spring and has never left. Longer than any I have played and I use it from the rough and for longer par 5's in two.
... The King Utility is the crown jewel of my bag. Again, hit it at the Show and just loved everything about it. Long, accurate, perfect trajectory and love the feel/sound. Almost as long as my LS with a 1.5" longer shaft. I use it off the tee a ton and for 2nd shots on par 5's from the fairway. 

... Irons. Boy aren't these tough for a ho? LOL. Always something new and exciting coming out. Last season I rotated some Fly Z+ and 588 TT's and really loved the performance and forgiveness of the TT mid/long irons. I considered a split set of Z+ pw-8 and TT's 7-5 but ended up buying a set of 545's because I felt they had the best attributes of the Z+ and TT's. Haven't had a chance to play them yet, but shafted with Recoil 95's and ready for '17 as soon as my shoulder is fully healed. I hit them at the Show and thought the 745's were in my future but the 545's were a little more forgiving and had a lower trajectory. Loved the look and feel as well as the performance.

... Wedges. After playing Scrtach wedges for so many years, especially the EGG grind on my 60*, the grooves finally gave out and I have the Nike Engage wedges in my bag. Love the look and performance but prefer a softer forging than 8802 so not thrilled with the feel/sound. Bought them because they were the closest to the grind of my Scratch wedges but they are also always in danger of being replaced. 
 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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... Addressing the OP's question about LM's, which I think can be very valuable. I prefer to hit clubs at the range and then on the course. If there are things I would like to tweak like shafts or dialing in lofts, I can go on a LM and check my numbers. But I had a bad experience with LM's during a fitting and have not trusted them since, at least for buying clubs. 

 

... TaylorMade fit me at the PGA Show and we settled on a R1 with a Kai'li. However, I liked the RBZ better as it seemed more consistent and I liked the sound/feel as well as the look. But the R1 was about the same for carry distance producing my longest carries as well. It also produced more roll as the spin numbers were just too high with the RBZ. However, I could never replicate the results on the course and it only took about a month to lose confidence in the R1. I exchanged the head for the RBZ and kept the shaft and it was a much better fit. Into the wind I got zero roll and under ideal conditions the RBZ produced some roll but not a lot. I know I was giving up yards but it was very accurate. Same thing happened with the Ping LS, worked great at the Show so I picked up a used one and it was all over the course. In this case I am sure most of the error was mine and not the LS but that provides little solace when you can't find a fairway and my trajectory was inconsistent. Of course I really hated the feel and sound as well as he turbulators so I am sure that played into my poor play. 

... So being fitted is a nice tool, especially if you can take the same swing over and over again, and then do the same thing off the tee on the course. But I think many cannot, as there is a huge difference between grooving a swing standing in one spot and walking a golf course hitting all your shots, and then need one great tee shot. After all, those swings on the LM don't matter if you hit a bad one, but you know it does standing on the tee. Imo there is no substitute for hitting a driver at the range and rotating different clubs into the demo hitting a wedge, then a hybrid, then a 7 iron, then a LW and then one swing with the driver. Of course demoing one at the course is always the best option, but not always available. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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I start with do I need something new? I am always looking and I like shiny new toys as much as anyone but would rather put the money into more golf. So I buy wedges the most because I wear them out. As a lefty, availability sucks in stores and a store isn't really the place to find a wedge unless you know exactly what you want. Really any club I want to try it on a range if not in play etc. That said:

Wedges - look and feel, different brands swing weights vary. If it is a lob wedge I am looking at what versatility the bounce and grind is giving me. Sand wedge I am going to look at how it sits when opened. I like a straight leading edge. I like soft feel but now blend that against wear. I have Cleveland, Ping, and Mizuno but generally play Vokey. Mizunos are great but wore out too fast. Pings are hard. Vokey is good blend. Cleveland nothing wrong just like Vokey shape and options better. So I change when they wear out

 

Driver launch monitor after like shape etc. I tend to lag latest thing here another 2 yards isn't going to change my game. Adjustability great for fitting but then...get the shaft, head combo right and life is fine SLDRs here. Launch monitor and range. Sound is big issue here for me.

 

3w seeking now. Shape, low profile play well from fairway, flight and workability I like this outside another find a great one and stick with it till it breaks club.

 

Irons -do they come LH? Look and feel always played Mizuno so far. Hit lots of clubs first with no monitor just feel and sound. Then launch monitor and range. Workability. Consistency. Feel there is something about clubs that just swing right there is swing weight sure but there is more to it some heads just balance across face differently. Who has a lot of this right (hate them or not) is titleist at free fitting events. Launch monitor, green grass, every head every shaft and they have good LH support.

 

Putter hmm I try them all the time at stores. I have only used 3 in over 30 years. I started with Ping Zing 2 why? Pro recommendation and they pioneered fitting. I used that till balata went away and golf balls became rocks. Decided to go to insert with Odessey because again they kind of in my mind pioneered that. Found I was better on short putts worse on long and would go back and forth a lot especially as the ball evolved. A couple years ago switched to Ping Shea H after LOTs of trying lots of things. Used my Ping putting app data to help with that. Wanted TR putting is coming together.

 

 

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I've only played for 5 or 6 years and play with a set of G20 Pings that my wife bought me for Christmas. The Pings were a recommendation by our instructor. Since I was just starting out I couldn't tell the difference between brands but did go through a fitting for the Pings.

 

I just started upgrading some clubs - 2 new Cleveland RTX3 wedges and three new Ping hybrids. I tried several brand and these seem to work the best.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

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Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

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2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I played a set of Titleist Dci Oversized for 12 years in with a Adams driver, and a zebra putter. Before that I had some old Wilson blades, can't remember the model, wooden titleist driver, and 3 wood. With a bullseye putter. And right before my TM switch I bought a used set of 990's and a 907 D2. The 990's made me a better ball striker. Although they are not a "blade" they were tiny and unforgiving as you know what on miss hits.

 

"Upgraded" to mostly all 2013 model year Taylormade stuff. Pretty sure I got worse, distance control on irons is not there. The cog on the wedges is pretty much dead center on the hosel. I play these because I invested a lot of money in "Technology".

 

Looking to move back to a MB in the very near future. The Cobra King LTD's have my attention. I hit a few 6 irons at Golf Galaxy in Yorktown, Va... pure joy. On the monitor they were all within a few yards of each other. And felt like Movie Theater butter, or Cream cheese. Just smooth.

 

I bought in on the tech. When I think that the standard set years ago was more than good enough. Just minor tweaks to MB's and I'll be happy.

 

New stolen motto: "aim small miss small"

 

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On most forums we see comparisons of new clubs and today on instagram and twitter MGS posted a question on which wedge you would play. So why do you play what you play and what criteria do you use to knock a club out of your bag? Do you just pick what looks good? Do you buy the latest and greatest? Do you have a process for selection such as side by side on launch monitors? And finally is your process the same throughout your bag (Driver to putter and everything in between).

Initially for me, I went with what felt and looked best. First fitted iron set was the Cleveland TA-7s, then moved onto the the Mizuno MP-32's (both static fitting for correct iron shaft flex and lie). For the driver, I was and still am chasing the distance monster, but feel still plays a big role in that. Same for wedges and putter. With my next bag redo happening this year, I'm going to put more emphasis on scientific approach to fitting than I have in the past to maximize my distance and control. I'm going the dead honest route this time without any preconceived notions of what I want (I tend to lean towards Mizuno irons, Bettinardi putters and Titleist wedges). Going to mostly likely set an appointment to club champion which is brand agnostic to see what they say.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

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Think I might be an odd ball on this subject, I went from name brand to no name.

 

I had RBZ woods, Wilson CI6 irons, Fubuki shafts on the woods and True Temper on the irons, Odyssey putter.

 

I'm a Hobby builder, but the course I play out of doesn't have a shop, so I'm the guy they call. Problem is the market I have can't and won't spend 300 or more on a driver. So I started researching knock off gear. The legit stuff not illegal (made to look like) crap..so the Turner H-1 head, which looks like an M-1, but isn't claiming to be an M-1. So I built a set to try it out, and I have been playing it ever since.

 

I'll change stuff for the 'look' that suits me today/this season and the play style I am looking for ie can't hit a 3 wood (15*) worth a damn, but give me a 4 wood (16.5*) and I am fine...so lets get in a shaft and try a 4 wood head on a 3 wood shaft at 43.5"

 

Maybe if I had a +100mph swing it would make a difference, but at 90mph, I honestly don't see/feel a difference, and I love to experiment.

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RBZ 10.5* driver

DTG Turner H-1 4/5/7 woods

Titleist AP1 irons

TM Tour Preferred wedges (50/54/58)

Hannah C curve putter

My swing speed is on the cusp, stiff flex driver, working down to a regular flex in the irons.

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I am of the opinion that you should play what makes you happy. I think look and feel are important to the enjoyment of the golf experience. On the other hand I am all for performance and playing stuff that doesn't cause too much frustration in the course. Some kind of balance is good.

 

 

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A lot of mine is trial and error. I have a Dick's Sporting Goods near work that I often stop by and have gotten to know the guys that work in the pro shop. They'll often let me in the hitting bay since I stop by when it's not busy and don't care if I tinker with different shafts or lofts. Usually I find what feels good and looks good number wise, and then go from there. I don't often buy at full retail, and usually wait until 50% trade in value or other deals. Irons and wedges are the same method, but usually it's simply based on feel and reviews that I read. Putter is a little more about looks and weight. 

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5

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... I think there are 3 reasons to buy new clubs. 1) You think there is better performance out there and are willing to try new clubs to find it. 2) You only buy new clubs when your old clubs wear out or start letting you down. 3) You just enjoy new clubs for a different feel or look or you just like trying new clubs! This category does not necessarily think there will be a performance increase but are occasionally surprised to find one. 

 

... I would be 3) because I review new clubs from the PGA Show every year for the past 10. A shoulder injury stopped me this year and honestly I didn't miss it after changing clubs every year. It has been fun but it did take a toll on my game every spring. I choose my club based on look at address and performance. Feel and sound can be the deciding factor for me, but I will play a club that looks good and performs well if it doesn't sound/feel like I prefer. Those clubs are always in danger of being replaced. 

 

... Driver. I fell in love with the Fly Z at the Show and was very pleasantly surprised to find it performed on the course as well or better than the range. Mid high flight with low spin for max carry and plenty of roll. I went to the F6 last season, but after a few months put the Z back in the bag because I liked the look and sound/feel better as they performed equally. I rotated a LTD in and out of the bag but never 2 rounds in a row and will give it a legit shot to make the bag this spring. I will not hesitate however, to put the Z back in after giving the LTD a shot. The Z is my favorite driver of all time and the combination of forgiveness, accuracy, trajectory and spin is just about perfect for me. 

 

... Fw wood. Lucked into a Aeroburner Tour Rainbird on Ebay and took a chance. It is as good as any I have played. Although I don't love the sound/feel so it is always in danger. 

 

... Hybrids. Still have an Adams LS in my bag with the stock Kuro Kage. Hit at the Show and loved it so it went in the bag that spring and has never left. Longer than any I have played and I use it from the rough and for longer par 5's in two.

... The King Utility is the crown jewel of my bag. Again, hit it at the Show and just loved everything about it. Long, accurate, perfect trajectory and love the feel/sound. Almost as long as my LS with a 1.5" longer shaft. I use it off the tee a ton and for 2nd shots on par 5's from the fairway. 

 

... Irons. Boy aren't these tough for a ho? LOL. Always something new and exciting coming out. Last season I rotated some Fly Z+ and 588 TT's and really loved the performance and forgiveness of the TT mid/long irons. I considered a split set of Z+ pw-8 and TT's 7-5 but ended up buying a set of 545's because I felt they had the best attributes of the Z+ and TT's. Haven't had a chance to play them yet, but shafted with Recoil 95's and ready for '17 as soon as my shoulder is fully healed. I hit them at the Show and thought the 745's were in my future but the 545's were a little more forgiving and had a lower trajectory. Loved the look and feel as well as the performance.

 

... Wedges. After playing Scrtach wedges for so many years, especially the EGG grind on my 60*, the grooves finally gave out and I have the Nike Engage wedges in my bag. Love the look and performance but prefer a softer forging than 8802 so not thrilled with the feel/sound. Bought them because they were the closest to the grind of my Scratch wedges but they are also always in danger of being replaced. 

 

I like the EGG grind on the Scratch wedges too. I found a Scratch 60 with the EGG grind at my Goodwill a couple of years ago for $2.99 I immediately snatched it up and paid for it and ran to the car. I liked that grind so much I copied it on my 588 60*. I no longer carry a 60 though and my buddy Bo Bear has the Scratch

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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... Dayum $2.99 for a Scratch wedge? And an EGG grind to boot? Somebody was livin' right.  :rolleyes:

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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... Dayum $2.99 for a Scratch wedge? And an EGG grind to boot? Somebody was livin' right.  :rolleyes:

LOL Why do you think I snatched it up QUICKLY paid for it and RAN to the car?  :D  :ph34r:

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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WOW, Where do i start? First off , I'm cheap. I never buy the latest, greatest whatever they are pitching that day. I have used a launch monitor when testing new clubs but primarily I use it  to get raw data (swing speed etc.) I am getting older and have shrunk 1 1/2" in the last two years so my old clubs don't always fit. The shafts are too stiff or the length is wrong. I am fortunate to have a garage full of clubs so it is no big deal to cut them down an inch or so and put on a different grip and they play totally different. It doesn't take much to repaint a metal wood so it looks new if you are at all handy. I will go th the range with a few 5 woods for example to see how they feel. I am currently playing an old Calloway X that I cut down an inch and refinished. I put a jumbo grip on it and hit the crap out of it. That replaced at least 2 newer 5 woods that I have. I play Ping i25 Driver and 3 wood with senior shafts and I like them both but when I cut down the 3 wood to a 5 wood length I got astounding results. I put these in my bag because they work for me. 

 

I have 2 sets of irons I alternate. I have Mizuno JPX with graphite shafts and an old  set of Ping i3+ with steel shafts. I had to cut down the Pings a bit since when I was fitted for them I was 1 1/2" taller and now they work just fine. 

 

I used a Cleveland G15 60 degree until I misplaced it and found a very old Wilson Sandy Andy 61 in the garage which I regripped and even though I got the Cleveland back that Old Sandy Andy isn't going anywhere.  I had a Ping 58 degree wedge I used to hit 100 yards 9 out of 10 times which is now replaced with a Titleist  Vokey 50 degree, which I hit 100 yards as frequently as that Ping. 

 

In answer to your question Why do I play the clubs I play...BECAUSE THEY WORK FOR ME. I don't give a crap about what they look like sitting together in the bag. I would rather hear from my playing partners..".What did you hit there, great shot"

 

The story about the eight putters I rotate with will have to be for another day-:)

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WOW, Where do i start? First off , I'm cheap. I never buy the latest, greatest whatever they are pitching that day. I have used a launch monitor when testing new clubs but primarily I use it  to get raw data (swing speed etc.) I am getting older and have shrunk 1 1/2" in the last two years so my old clubs don't always fit. The shafts are too stiff or the length is wrong. I am fortunate to have a garage full of clubs so it is no big deal to cut them down an inch or so and put on a different grip and they play totally different. It doesn't take much to repaint a metal wood so it looks new if you are at all handy. I will go th the range with a few 5 woods for example to see how they feel. I am currently playing an old Calloway X that I cut down an inch and refinished. I put a jumbo grip on it and hit the crap out of it. That replaced at least 2 newer 5 woods that I have. I play Ping i25 Driver and 3 wood with senior shafts and I like them both but when I cut down the 3 wood to a 5 wood length I got astounding results. I put these in my bag because they work for me. 

 

I have 2 sets of irons I alternate. I have Mizuno JPX with graphite shafts and an old  set of Ping i3+ with steel shafts. I had to cut down the Pings a bit since when I was fitted for them I was 1 1/2" taller and now they work just fine. 

 

I used a Cleveland G15 60 degree until I misplaced it and found a very old Wilson Sandy Andy 61 in the garage which I regripped and even though I got the Cleveland back that Old Sandy Andy isn't going anywhere.  I had a Ping 58 degree wedge I used to hit 100 yards 9 out of 10 times which is now replaced with a Titleist  Vokey 50 degree, which I hit 100 yards as frequently as that Ping. 

 

In answer to your question Why do I play the clubs I play...BECAUSE THEY WORK FOR ME. I don't give a crap about what they look like sitting together in the bag. I would rather hear from my playing partners..".What did you hit there, great shot"

 

The story about the eight putters I rotate with will have to be for another day- :)

Right up my alley play what works for you. It is also a plus that you can build and modify clubs for yourself like I do. Means you have double knowledge of what works for you. When the money is on the line I play what is in my signature but do not let the stock looking specs fool you I have tuned each and every one to my specs. When I play my classic strictly vintage golf I have 5 full sets to choose from. On the classic stuff I shoot about the same with what ever set I choose but each set is "tuned " to my specs. BTW  I do rotate wedges and putters a lot in the classic stuff it is part of my fun

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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