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Just curious, but about how often does everyone upgrade their equipment? Personally, I change different components at different rates.

 

For example, I upgrade my driver and woods about every 3 years, my wedges every two years, but I don't really change my putter, irons or hybrids ever. I have been playing the same Adams a12 pro irons since 2011, and I played a set of Cleveland TA 4's for years before making a change.

 

I know part of changing equipment is dictated by how many rounds you play since that will dictate wear and tear (I probably play about 20-25 rounds a year), but is wear the main reason most of you upgrade? Or do you upgrade more often to take advantage of advances in technology? Just curious what the community thinks.

Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0, Kuro Kage Silver TiNi (S) cut to 44.5" -- Wood: Callaway X-Hot pro 4 Wood 17* stock project x shaft (S) Hybrid: Bridgestone Precept ECU 21* (S) -- Irons: Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Pro KBS C taper (S) -- Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 54*, 58* (W) -- Putter: Odyssey O Works Red #7s 35” -- Bucket List Courses Played: Forest Dunes, The Loop at Forest Dunes Black and Red, All Tree Tops courses, Black Wolf Run, The Irish Course at Whistling Straits

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No rhyme or reason for me. I'll get a wild hair and pull the trigger on whatever I'm feeling at the time. My Nike VRS forged irons have lasted the longest, 2 years so far. But they're getting old to me so they're probably on the chopping block. So to answer your question, when I get tired of looking at them.

 

 

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I hadn't upgraded anything since high school before I started playing again last year -- so that was about 12 years LOL. Went through a complete overhaul last year, and with the help of this amazing forum, found some irons that have completely transformed my game. Amazing what a shaft that suits your swing can do for you!

 

My Ping Eye 2s from high school were just going straight up and coming straight back down. I don't know what shafts were in them, but my gut tells me they were too soft for grown-up me. My 5i was going the same distance as my 7, and 8i it was crazy.

 

I'm pretty happy with my bag at the moment, the only thing I'm having doubts on is my driver, but I'm about to do some testing this weekend at a demo, and I'll probably explore the U-Try stuff from GlobalGolf.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SIM Max 10.5 Fujikura Motore X F3 5S

3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue 65S

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50 Mid | 54 Full S-grind | 58 Low Relief Grind Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5 BGT Stability Tour

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I used to go thru 2-3 iron sets a year and at least that many drivers and woods too. Now it's more about 2 years since I've gone back to playing titleist and considering Mizuno and ping for future options

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Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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I'm planning on a 2 - 3 year driver cycle, unless something is just that amazing.

 

Irons 3 years

 

Wedges every year

 

Putter... never maybe?

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When my wife least suspects it

 

 

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Yup. And of course, an upgrade for me means 10 years old instead of 20.

 

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I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

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Honestly I've been changing equipment quite frequently until last season. It wasn't so much wear and tear it was find equipment I really liked and was excited about playing with.

Driver is still a question mark, but the rest is staying put.

 

 

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Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

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Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

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Depends on the club and if I find any good deals. I almost always buy used. The only club in my bag that was bought new is my putter.

 

Driver: been upgraded a couple of times over the past couple of years due to winning free drivers. Generally driver will last 5 years in my bag.

 

Fairway: hit my current one well don't hit it enough to really want to change.

 

Hybrids: like my hybrids so no changing these out. Got rid of 5 wood and put in a new hybrid last year as a replacement. Updated my existing hybrid to a newer model after having been in the bag for about 5!years.

 

Irons: in year 4ish for my irons. Last set I had for about 10 years. Don't get motivates to change these a lot since I don't generally see much benefit

 

Wedges; probably need to change but they were bought used when I bought my irons

 

Putter: a few others have been tried but this putter fits my stroke; it is about 6 years old. I used to be a putter ho but learning about how to be a good putter kind of cured me of that habit. I will try other putters that fit my stroke.

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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For me it depends on how well I am playing because I try to save money and only buy new equipment when I have a decent amount winnings from tournaments. Only reason I wouldn't wait for that is if something breaks or wedges are just worn out. Anything is game to be changed when I have winnings. However, my Black ER2 putter will be nearly impossible to displace!

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (13.5) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

Driving Iron: :titelist-small: U500 2 iron - HZRDUS Smoke (X)

Irons (4-6) :titelist-small: T100S - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :titelist-small: 620 MB - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

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I tend to swap my equipment more for fit than wear. After various fittings, I'm really happy with my bag. Very comfortable with woods and irons, and just made purchases from driver and putter fittings. Also happy with how well the mizuno T7's have held up after a year of play so those will stay in the bag for this season as well since I really like the feel

Driver: :callaway-small:  Rogue 9*, -1" length
FW: :callaway-small:  Epic SZ 13.5*, 18* -.5" length

Utility: :titelist-small:  816 H2 21*
Irons: :callaway-small: Apex CF 16, std. lenght/lie
Wedges: :mizuno-small:  T7 Blue Ion, 52*, 56*, 60*
Putter: :odyssey-small:  #7S
Ball: K-sig (until I run out)

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What I should be doing:

 

Driver/FW/Hybrid: Change shafts every 2 years. Change clubs every 4.

Irons: Change grips every year. Change shafts every 3 years. Change clubs every 5-6 years.

Wedges: Change grips every year. Change clubs every 2-3

Putter: Change grips every 2 years. Change clubs every 5. 

 

What I'm currently doing:

 

Driver/FW/Hybrid: Change every 6-10 months.

Irons: Change every 1-2 years.

Wedges: Change every season.

Putter: Change every time you have more than 1 3-putt in a round. 

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Driver about every other year and I'm normally a year behind to save money.

 

Wedges only if needed or I see something that is a real benefit to my game. My current ones are five years old.

 

Putter almost never. I went ten years with my previous putter and only changed because I was selected as an EVNRoll tester and it worked a smidge better than my other putter. I doubt i will have another putter in my lifetime unless this one breaks or is stolen. The only reason that I changed putters to the prior one was the putter that I had was stolen.

 

Fairway and hybrids every other year or so.

 

Irons often because they are almost irrelevant to my score - seriously. If you haven't you should chart your club usage. You're going to find that irons are not as important as you may think.

 

I want them to be as no brainer as possible - that's been a change for me - it's taken time and lots of discipline to give up on aesthetics in favor of functionality.

 

 

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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Not really any schedule that I follow. The putter has been in my bag since it came on the market. Replaced my driver, irons and wedges this past winter, hadn't thought of doing it but I got a job offer during the off season, so I came out of retirement worked 4 months made a small wheelbarrow full of money and decided I wanted to get some new toys.

Driver: Cobra F8 Tour length

3W: Cobra King F7 3/4 Wood

5W: Cobra King F7 5/6 Wood

Hybrid 3/4: Cobra F7 20.5*

Irons: 5 to PW Taylormade P790

A Wedge: 48* Vokey SM6 F grind

S Wedge: 54* Vokey SM6 M grind

L Wedge: 58* Vokey SM6 M grind

Putter: Rife Two Bar Hybrid 35" P2 Aware Tour grip

Ball: Taylormade TP 5X

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What I should be doing:

 

Driver/FW/Hybrid: Change shafts every 2 years. Change clubs every 4.

Irons: Change grips every year. Change shafts every 3 years. Change clubs every 5-6 years.

Wedges: Change grips every year. Change clubs every 2-3

Putter: Change grips every 2 years. Change clubs every 5. 

 

 

This is interesting to me. Why would you have to change shafts? Do those lose anything after playing them for a couple of years?

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Krank Formula X 5 Wood Matrix HD Radix S VIII 42" 18*

Wishon Golf 775HS 3H Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X-Flex  39.75" 21*

Wishon Golf 585HI 3DI  same shaft as irons 38.25" 21*

Wishon Golf 575 MMC Forged 5-A N.S.Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X

Wishon Golf Micro-Groove HM S, L same shaft as irons 

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This is interesting to me. Why would you have to change shafts? Do those lose anything after playing them for a couple of years?

Not so much the shafts wear out or change characteristics, but as I get older and new technology comes out in shafts, there might something out there that would be better fitted for my swing. For instance, my driver angle of attack has changed over the last few years and I used to find shafts that launched the lowest and knocked off some spin...now I need a shaft that launches a little bit higher while maintaining the low spin. Your swing changes but club technology is getting maxed out in my opinion. Plus I'd rather spend $250 on a new shaft that might give me a few more yards and hit more fairways than spending $500 on a new setup that might or might not give me what I want. 

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Not so much the shafts wear out or change characteristics, but as I get older and new technology comes out in shafts, there might something out there that would be better fitted for my swing. For instance, my driver angle of attack has changed over the last few years and I used to find shafts that launched the lowest and knocked off some spin...now I need a shaft that launches a little bit higher while maintaining the low spin. Your swing changes but club technology is getting maxed out in my opinion. Plus I'd rather spend $250 on a new shaft that might give me a few more yards and hit more fairways than spending $500 on a new setup that might or might not give me what I want.

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Totally makes sense

 

 

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Krank Formula X LAGP Ozik Black Tie 70X 45" 9*

:755178188_TourEdge:CBX 3 Wood Matrix HD Radix S VIII 43" 15*

Krank Formula X 5 Wood Matrix HD Radix S VIII 42" 18*

Wishon Golf 775HS 3H Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X-Flex  39.75" 21*

Wishon Golf 585HI 3DI  same shaft as irons 38.25" 21*

Wishon Golf 575 MMC Forged 5-A N.S.Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X

Wishon Golf Micro-Groove HM S, L same shaft as irons 

:EVNROLL: ER7B Gravity Grip 35"

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How much time I spend surfing eBay dictates how often clubs last in my bag. Way more often than I should but typically sell the old clubs for about what I purchased them for so it does not cost a ton of money.

 

 

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Driver - Ping G410 Plus 10.5 - Ping Tour 65 Stiff

4 Wood - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

Hybrids - Titleist 818 H2 -  3(c-1) and 4(c-4) - Tensei CK Blue 70 stiff

Irons - Callaway Apex  CF 16 5-AW - True Temper XP 95 Steel Stiff

Wedges - Ping Glide 54 SS, 58 TS

Putter - Edel e1 Torque balanced

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No fixed schedule.

Only things that I bought at retail price are my irons (since my Mizuno MP59 were about 4 years old and not very forgiving) and my ER1 putter based on MGS test and reviews.

I've only seen minimal improvement on the other clubs compared to the newest, shiniest on the market... so safe to say I wouldn't drop full retail price on them.

 

But as a rule of thumb, I think 4 years is a good number. I play about 60-80 rounds per year and don't see much wear.

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I was out of golf for about 20 years, nothing in my bag was newer than about 1990. I ditched my old woods. I bought a used Ping G 3wood, a 3 hybrid and a Taylormade M2 driver. Next up will be a putter. I have been studying this forum my old one is a slotline inertial. I am going with an Evnroll ER2 based upon my studies so far. Looking for a used one but don't need to buy yet so I am waiting a little while for one to pop up.

 

I am comfortable that based upon reviews an Evnroll is going to serve me better than my old one.

 

The M2 is an unbelievable jump from my old fashion metal driver which was a traditional size club head. The ball really feels like it explodes off the club face. My swing speed should be close to what it was when I quit, but it certainly feels the same as it did then. At the moment I think I only hit the ball marginally farther with the new club vs the old one. The big difference I see is that my chances of missing the ball are much lower. Mishits are a lot less of a problem and the ball is more controllable.

 

I feel like a center hit with the M2 and a Center hit with my old driver would not be that different though. But it is much harder to hit a perfect ball with my old driver than with the M2 and the consequences of being off are a lot greater with the old club.

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