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#1 NiftyNiblick

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:30 PM

A lot of us started playing with a real set.

 

Three or four matching woods, including the driver.

 

Eight, Nine, or Ten matching irons, even if they were a different model from the woods, although often not.

 

Maybe we'd have an odd sand wedge that didn't match or some utility like a "Ginty" or "Matzie Velvet Touch" chipper, but for the most part, it was a "golf set."

 

Look into a bag now, especially a senior's bag, and you see a kaleidoscope of different graphite shaft colors and clubheads of every description, including sometimes, non-descript.

 

Below is a concoction that could conceivably comprise my bag for my first attempt back on the course since back injury. I'm still at the hitting balls stage, which actually involves more immediate repetition than if I were actually playing.  I think that I'm close to giving it a try.

 

But is what you see below an actual "golf set," or is it just a bag of some of an old man's clubs?

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#2 BIG STU

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:28 PM

Well if it is all in a bag I would call it a "set"---- I guess for a proper term it could be what a lot of us call a mixed bag----- I have always played a mixed bag even when I was on staff--- I have always believed in playing what is best for you and your game no matter the brand or year of the clubs---- Look at my signature and trust me that is tame for me only 6 different brands but notice different vintages--- Even the shafts in my irons yep they are 78 model Hogan Apex shafts---

 

Personally like your selection especially the Mac PCB Tours and that old school Penley shaft in the Titleist PT which is a great classic within itself. I myself am very fond of V-Steel fairways

 

Most of us seniors have been playing long enough to know what works and do not subscribe to the "latest and greatest " school. IMHO you have some great selections in that bag

 

LOL I usually game either an old Ping Hoofer bag and not a Ping club in it or my 10 year old Titleist Staff bag with no Titleist clubs in it unless I sneak one of my old Vokey 252 series wedges or my rusty Scotty Santa Fe in


Driver Homna G1 X Stock Homna stiff Shaft

5 Wood TM V-Steel Pro Launch Blue soft tipped
Hybrid Adams Peanut 22* Pro Launch Red soft tipped

Irons --- 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped

SW  Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore

LW  Cleveland 588* 60* Dg Sensicore Scratch EGG sole grind

Putter - 1985  PGA brand Tommy Armour Ironmaster

Bag Old school 1980s Ping Hoofer

Redneck Hippie Golf Where When The Tailgate Drops The BS Stops !

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

Yes it’s a set. I don’t remember the last time I saw a bag that had one OEM for all 14 clubs.

If the clubs are in your bag, then they’re a set.


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:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)

:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood

:wilson_staff_small: D200 4i-PW

:callaway-small: Jaws 54*

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:08 AM

As others have said what you have in the bag is your set.   Age, manufacturer, condition don't matter as long as you are happy with them. 


Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with Alta CD shaft (could be changing in near future)
Fairway: touredge.jpgXCG7 Beta 15* w/Fujikura Fuel
Hybrid:  :titelist-small: 816h1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:  :wilson_staff_small:  C300 Forged with KBS Tour 120 shafts  4-GW 
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:    :taylormade-small:  TM-180

 

 

 


#5 NiftyNiblick

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 03:28 AM

Three knowledgeable respondents and nobody calling me crazy.

That's encouraging.



#6 BIG STU

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:48 AM

Three knowledgeable respondents and nobody calling me crazy.

That's encouraging.

Heck no this ain't WRX and besides you are not crazy you are smart---- Like I said before you know what works for you and your game and that is very smart in my book


Driver Homna G1 X Stock Homna stiff Shaft

5 Wood TM V-Steel Pro Launch Blue soft tipped
Hybrid Adams Peanut 22* Pro Launch Red soft tipped

Irons --- 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped

SW  Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore

LW  Cleveland 588* 60* Dg Sensicore Scratch EGG sole grind

Putter - 1985  PGA brand Tommy Armour Ironmaster

Bag Old school 1980s Ping Hoofer

Redneck Hippie Golf Where When The Tailgate Drops The BS Stops !

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:24 PM

Yes it’s a set. I don’t remember the last time I saw a bag that had one OEM for all 14 clubs.
 

er...ME... :o

 

OCD is a ****** sometimes... :blink:


In my      :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:

Driver:    :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 10*, Alta CB graphite, stiff-flex

3W:         :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX 65g graphite, stiff-flex

5W:         :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX 65g graphite, stiff-flex

3H:          :ping-small: G-Series 19* 3-Hybrid, Alta 70, (most likely gonna ditch this club in order to carry my new custom Glide Forged 60* wedge)

Irons:      :ping-small: GMax, Yellow Dot, 4-9i, CFS 70 graphite, regular-flex (need to send in to have all bent to 2* up)

Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 58* ES, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, stiff-flex 84g (these wedges ROCK BTW...)

Putter:     :ping-small: Vault Anser 2 in slate, 34", black dot w/PP62 grip

Ball:        Snell MTB BLACK (You just gotta try these..!)

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour in either black, white or the white w/brown saddle which are my go-to's

 

All "mostly" standard stuff really, but it all suits me well...

 

No apologies, just "Play Your Best"

 


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

Three knowledgeable respondents and nobody calling me crazy.
That's encouraging.


That’s because I haven’t hopped in yet. I’m trying to recall, there may have been a brief period when I bagged an entire set of Ping Eye 2 clubs with a Ping Putter of some sort in the mid 80’s but it certainly didn’t last long - the putter, three wood and driver were NG for me.

Beyond that and my started set it’s never happened and the starter set very quickly had a non-matching wedge and putter added in.

I’d almost say you’re crazy if you have a so called matching set but in the end everyone needs to play what works best or perhaps what they enjoy the most.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

As set is whatever the heck you want it to be

In my Sun Mountain Sync on my Clicgear 3.5+
 

:cobra-small: F8+ 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow 65 6.5
:cobra-small: F8 15.5* HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.0
:titelist-small: 818 H2 21* Fujikura ATMOS HB Tour Spec 8S
:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour 4-PW - Project X LZ 6.0
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50.08 F - 54.10 S - 60.12 D
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 02:32 PM

er...ME... :o

 

OCD is a ****** sometimes... :blink:

 

Hey I didn't say it NEVER happens... ;)


In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:

:cobra-small:  F6

:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)

:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood

:wilson_staff_small: D200 4i-PW

:callaway-small: Jaws 54*

:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S

:cleveland-small: #10

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:13 PM

Al's Diner is a popular breakfast hangout located at the Whirlaway Driving Range, named after the early 1940s thoroughbred champion who was himself popular when the range first opened.

 

This morning I woke up unusually early, grabbed a quick omelet at Al's, and hit a few balls. A fellow geriatric let me take a couple of swings with his GX-7 (as seen on YouTube) driver.

 

I hit two balls as if I were thirty years old and the gentleman sold the club to me for fifty bucks.

 

I'm not in Manhattan or San Francisco.  That was more than I expected to spend on breakfast.



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

er...ME... :o

 

OCD is a ****** sometimes... :blink:

Hey if it works for you and you are happy so be it---- No problems from me


Driver Homna G1 X Stock Homna stiff Shaft

5 Wood TM V-Steel Pro Launch Blue soft tipped
Hybrid Adams Peanut 22* Pro Launch Red soft tipped

Irons --- 3 thru PW 1982 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts hard stepped

SW  Cleveland 588 56* DG Sensicore

LW  Cleveland 588* 60* Dg Sensicore Scratch EGG sole grind

Putter - 1985  PGA brand Tommy Armour Ironmaster

Bag Old school 1980s Ping Hoofer

Redneck Hippie Golf Where When The Tailgate Drops The BS Stops !

Founding Father Outlaw Golf Association member #1 to heck with the USGA

 

 


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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

OK, a progress report. 

 

Some nice old guy who recently spent two hundred bucks on a GX7  sold it to me for fifty after breakfast yesterday.  It could turn out to be another Alien Ultimate, i.e., a snake oil infomercial club that actually works for me. With some mongrel proprietary shaft. 

 

It outperformed my 983K on the range.  Sample size very small, however.

 

Similarly, on the 5 to 9-iron front,

 

My 1997 Titleist DCI 962s seem to be outperforming my 2000 MacGregor Tourney PCB Tours by a slight margin.

 

The hits aren't much different, but the mis-hits seem to be a little fewer.  I think that it could be psychological--is stainless gray less scary than chrome?  Both are set a little flat and have Aldila NV Pro 105s, R-flex.

 

I'm still afraid to take the ol'  Zebra out onto the practice green. In my head, it will be bending over a putt--not ripping a full swing--that's likely to put me into the emergency room followed by another MRI followed by another epidural steroid shot with lots of oxycodone in between.

 

By the way, please tell me about these Evnroll putters that everybody seems to be talking about. The Zebra's only competition for consideration is a hickory shafted Tad Moore Chicopee and a green, uglier than the Zebra, Frankly Frog. I can't see myself buying a putter right now, but I am interested in the buzz.

 

Tiger just hit a monster 3-wood, by the way.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Check out the Evnroll forum review thread. Tons of information there!

In my Sun Mountain Sync on my Clicgear 3.5+
 

:cobra-small: F8+ 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow 65 6.5
:cobra-small: F8 15.5* HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.0
:titelist-small: 818 H2 21* Fujikura ATMOS HB Tour Spec 8S
:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour 4-PW - Project X LZ 6.0
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50.08 F - 54.10 S - 60.12 D
5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 - customized at The Golf Garage
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:27 PM

Al's Diner is a popular breakfast hangout located at the Whirlaway Driving Range, named after the early 1940s thoroughbred champion who was himself popular when the range first opened.

This morning I woke up unusually early, grabbed a quick omelet at Al's, and hit a few balls. A fellow geriatric let me take a couple of swings with his GX-7 (as seen on YouTube) driver.

I hit two balls as if I were thirty years old and the gentleman sold the club to me for fifty bucks.

I'm not in Manhattan or San Francisco. That was more than I expected to spend on breakfast.

Wow .. if that thing (as also seen on Golf Channel infomercials) continues to work that well for you .. that will be one great breakfast deal!

WITB^ of a right-handed 62 y.o. "aspiring" ;) player ...

 

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Callaway XR16 4W (Recoil ES 450)

Callaway XR 3H and 4H (Project X SD)

Callaway Apex CF16 5i-PW (Recoil ES 760)

Callaway MD3 50-10/S.. 54-10/S .. 58-11/W (Cally Tour M75i graphite)

Machine M2A Converter w/widebody flange

...all in a Datrek DG Lite II bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

 

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