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As background I took up golf when I retired 5 years ago. My wife bought me a set of ping g20s back then. I play about 15 times a month from April til October. Additionally I do regrip on a regular basis

 

My wedges look a bit worn - but outside of technology changes do clubs really wear out?

 

 

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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 

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2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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You'll never wear those Pings out. Aside from wanted something new or something different, they'll live forever.

 

Your wedges may be a softer steel, and will wear out eventually.

 

If you change to a forged club eventually, they do wear out:

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You'll never wear those Pings out. Aside from wanted something new or something different, they'll live forever.

 

Your wedges may be a softer steel, and will wear out eventually.

 

If you change to a forged club eventually, they do wear out:

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at least you're wearing it in the right spot

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Wow. Impressive wear pattern. Bet the ball has no spin at all.

I use a groove tool occasionally to get the grooves back. May help here.

Not sure if the USGA approves as you are modifying your club if not done correctly. Remember the Wilson Driver v. Driver show and the retired USGA judge Frank? He has a website that talks about regrooving.

http://www.franklygolf.com/sharpeningyourgrooves.aspx

Love your dedication to your existing club [emoji106]

 

 

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Driver - TaylorMade M2 - Stiff flex / 12.5*

3 & 7 Wood - TaylorMade M2

6i -Gap - TaylorMade M4- Stiff flex

Wedges - TaylorMade ATV 55* & 60*

Putter - Odyssey 2 Ball

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

Bushnell Tour V3 rangefinder

Right Handed Neutral lie on all clubs

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Not my club - just a pic I found for example. I would have updated long before they got that bad!

 

A good groove tool does help - it's kept my 2009 vokey wedges alive so far!

 

 

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As background I took up golf when I retired 5 years ago. My wife bought me a set of ping g20s back then. I play about 15 times a month from April til October. Additionally I do regrip on a regular basis

 

My wedges look a bit worn - but outside of technology changes do clubs really wear out?

 

 

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I agree that you probably won't wear out those G20's.  I have i20's and they still look great after years.  My old Ping Eye 2 wedges from the 1990's are still decent, but I switched to the forged SCOR wedges a few years ago.  More than likely you will want to change irons before they are worn out... it's a sickness.   :)

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More frequently than I need to or should.

 

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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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Well I recently upgraded my driver after four seasons and now I have a certain putter on my mind. [emoji6]

 

 

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Callaway  Rogue ST Max Driver 10.5
Cleveland Launcher xl halo hy-wood 18 Degree
Cleveland Launcher XL Halo 7- wood
Cleveland Launcher XL Irons 5 - PW
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
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Nah, those Ping's will wear out. They changed steel around the i5 line and they don't wear like they used to. I change wedges at least every season, sometimes more. Drivers when the wind blows. Irons I've tried several to replace my gamers but haven't found any yet. Hybrids last the longest for me followed by fairways. Putters are like socks, rotate them daily

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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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I replace my clubs as often as my wife will let me :-)

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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Callaway Steelhead Plus 4 wood

Hybrid: 19*

Irons:  Sub 70 

659 CB 4 - PW

Wedges: Sub 70

JB - 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Arm Lock
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 
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Some of mine get switched out when they displease me.  I have discovered that simply mentioning the "penalty box" often is sufficient to get them back on track.  Others have to learn the hard way... ;)

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I replace my clubs as often as my wife will let me :-)

hahaha... I've replaced my clubs as often as I have wives!  Don't tell Martha!

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I replace my clubs far too often. I've only golfed for 5 years....and the list of clubs that I've gone through is far too lengthy. I've settled down a good bit in terms of constantly buying, but there are still times where something new and shiny catches my eye :)

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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Just curious why you've changed clubs so often? I've only been playing for six years (play about 20 times a month from April through October). This is the first year I'm upgrading - but only because I didn't know what I needed the first time). Just bought new Cleveland wedges as recommended by my instructor. Also upgraded my hybrids.

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

: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
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I started playing 18 years ago. I'm on my 3rd set of irons. Started with Calloway X-12's. Went to Mizuno MX-25's. Currently playing Mizuno MP-64's. Love them. I doubt there is a change any time soon.

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Just curious why you've changed clubs so often? I've only been playing for six years (play about 20 times a month from April through October). This is the first year I'm upgrading - but only because I didn't know what I needed the first time). Just bought new Cleveland wedges as recommended by my instructor. Also upgraded my hybrids.

 

 

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First set of irons I had were cheap and didn't fit me. Same with my driver and woods. Where I live, the options of getting a good fitting aren't great, so the option that I had was Dicks Sporting Goods. After awhile, I eventually got fit for irons and woods which helped drastically, but before that I went through a number of clubs. Some of it were clubs that didn't fit, so I would sell or trade them for something else. Now that I have a set of irons and woods that I like, I haven't gone through as many clubs. I also have a tendency to try and sell/trade clubs just to tinker with other options. I enjoy trying various clubs and options for fun, and if I can do it by trading or selling to buy, then I go ahead and try it just to see how it goes.

 

Once I got into golf I wanted to learn not just about the game, but also equipment and terminology. I love learning about fitting, shafts and the specs of golf, which then drives the side of me that likes to tinker various equipment for fun.

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've been playing about 20 years. I've had a total of 4 sets.

There is no spoon.

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TaylorMade M3
Callaway Diablo 15°
Callaway Diablo 18°
Callaway Steelhead XR Pro 4-W
Mizuno TP-4 50, 54, 58
TaylorMade Rossa Monza Spyder

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