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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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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

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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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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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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10

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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. 

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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:  Bellum Winmore 787

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180

 

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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

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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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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:

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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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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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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As set is whatever the heck you want it to be

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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er...ME... :o

 

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

 

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

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Big Bertha Mini (the :wilson_staff_small:  D7 is in time out)
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10

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

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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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 an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W (Project X Cypher)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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er...ME... :o

 

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

Hey, we don't judge around here. If it makes you feel your best on the course, rock it. The toughest course you play is the 8" between your ears. Why make it harder?

 

Personally, I've never played 13 clubs of the same brand (with matching bag, no less) until the CCC2. And I haven't played multiple woods of the same brand since I was in high school.

 

If I don't figure the driver out during the challenge, it will be out of the bag. And I don't see the hybrid lasting. It just looks like it's too closed to me. And I will probably go back to the SM 2.5 bag. The Cobra ultralight is a decent bag, but I miss the SM. Everything I need, and nothing that I don't.

 

I wish Cobra made a three iron in the F8's. I'm loving the four.

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
7 Wood  - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha Warbird S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

What's in timeout:
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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look, the free agents sweep the majors this year, although Molinari is mostly TM still but interesting to see what he will play next season without a contract.

 

The moral of the story, play whatever works. BTW doesn't Langer play 4 different iron models in his bag?

Callaway XR 16 (10)
TaylorMade RBZ-2 3W (15)
TaylorMade RBZ-2 T5W (18.5)
Ping iE1 (4-W)

Bridgestone J15 (50)
Callaway MD2 (56/60)
Evnroll ER3

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