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$3,225.28.

 

I just went onto TGW.

 

To offset thoughts on how hard it was for me to pick up the balls after a short chipping and putting session early this morning, I let my mind wander to considering one last new set of clubs--if I actually make it back onto the course.

 

The above figure--for new clubs and bag-- is the deduction from my kids' inheritance if it comes to that.

 

Back in the golden times when we bought clubs from our club pro on the course, it was forty bucks per wood and twenty-five bucks per iron. 

 

Could it be that I've just lived too long?

 

 

 

 

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$3,225.28.

 

I just went onto TGW.

 

To offset thoughts on how hard it was for me to pick up the balls after a short chipping and putting session early this morning, I let my mind wander to considering one last new set of clubs--if I actually make it back onto the course.

 

The above figure--for new clubs and bag-- is the deduction from my kids' inheritance if it comes to that.

 

Back in the golden times when we bought clubs from our club pro on the course, it was forty bucks per wood and twenty-five bucks per iron.

 

Could it be that I've just lived too long?

I'd just get something that made it easier to pick up balls.

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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
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What clubs was it?

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (14.25*) - 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) :mizuno-small: MP18 SC - KBS C-Taper X-Stiff

Irons (7-P) :mizuno-small: MP18 - KBS C-Taper X Stiff

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Putter: 5WoCG8Y.jpgBlack ER2 (Finish Courtesy of NorCal Putters) 

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the amount of people that buy everything from putter to driver to bag brand spanking new from a retail store has got to be very small.

 

I'm not arguing that golf isn't cost prohibitive but there are so many 'affordable' ways to purchase gear now that unless you are independently wealthy (which some are) it just doesn't make sense to spend that much on equipment.

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When you've gotten well past the mortgage and kids' tuition days, you want what you want and I'm not getting my personal fitting specs on EBay.

 

That's the price of a new fifteen-slot cart bag and fifteen clubs with the shafts and grips that I want to stuff into it.

 

And it doesn't even include a driver, the most expensive of clubs, because I do better with a strong lofted fairway wood than with a fat, ugly driver. 

 

Callaway Steelhead XR.....13.5, 16, 20.5º

Ping G400 Crossover.....3, 4, 5

Ping i210.....6, 7, 8, 9

Mizuno S18.....46, 51, 56, 61º

Scotty GoLo 5S.....putter

Ping Pioneer.....cart bag

 

But not unless I'm sure that I'll be able to play. Jury still out on that.

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When you've gotten well past the mortgage and kids' tuition days, you want what you want and I'm not getting my personal fitting specs on EBay.

 

That's the price of a new fifteen-slot cart bag and fifteen clubs with the shafts and grips that I want to stuff into it.

 

And it doesn't even include a driver, the most expensive of clubs, because I do better with a strong lofted fairway wood than with a fat, ugly driver.

 

Callaway Steelhead XR.....13.5, 16, 20.5º

Ping G400 Crossover.....3, 4, 5

Ping i210.....6, 7, 8, 9

Mizuno S18.....46, 51, 56, 61º

Scotty GoLo 5S.....putter

Ping Pioneer.....cart bag

 

But not unless I'm sure that I'll be able to play. Jury still out on that.

It will save you cash and penalty strokes if you only get fourteen. [emoji6]

 

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Here's the thing, GJ.

 

If they offered sets with 5º increment gaps, playing with fourteen clubs would be more fun.

 

They don't, so fifteen are required (well, preferred).

 

Also, the Dukes of Decrepitude TUES-THURS-FRI Morning Seniors League, which has surpassed both the USGA and the R&A in prestige as a sanctioning body, observes a disturbing number of "local rules."

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Why not just get something like the apex cf16? From 8 down has 5* gaps. Then bend the others about 1* to finish the set. While it will change bounce, it probably isn't that big of a deal in the mid to long irons.

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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:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
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Here's the thing, GJ.

 

If they offered sets with 5º increment gaps, playing with fourteen clubs would be more fun.

 

They don't, so fifteen are required (well, preferred).

 

Also, the Dukes of Decrepitude TUES-THURS-FRI Morning Seniors League, which has surpassed both the USGA and the R&A in prestige as a sanctioning body, observes a disturbing number of "local rules."

Wait, they allow 15?!

 

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:mizuno-small: MP-60, 3i-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold
:mizuno-small: S5 54° & 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold
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....like I said: "independently wealthy".  

 

I played over the weekend with a dentist who is a 1 handicap and you could tell he was pretty well off.  He was in his mid to late sixties, had a Cleveland driver from about 8-10 years ago and irons to match, used a beCu ping wedge and shot 73.

He's a 1 hcp and was a multiple time state champ.

 

3000 plus on clubs is ____  (fill in your adjective)

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$746

 

That's how much my bag cost me.

 

Cobra F6 driver - $99 on clearance

Callaway GBB fairway - $119 used

Callaway Heavenwood - $70 used

Wilson/Staff D200 irons - $185 used

Taylormade RAC wedge - $15 used

Cleveland Smart Sole S - $99

Cleveland HB putter - $99

Wilson/Staff bag - $60 on clearance

 

And I am 100% fine with that because I know the latest and greatest still won't help with my weight shift problems, or get me to stop lunging at the ball, or give me more touch around the green, or help me read putts better.

 

Clubs are only new and shiny until you hit them once.

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:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
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Do it Nifty. We all get one go around and if we can feed our families and pay our bills we should be allowed to spoil ourselves once and awhile.

 

 

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$746

 

That's how much my bag cost me.

 

Cobra F6 driver - $99 on clearance

Callaway GBB fairway - $119 used

Callaway Heavenwood - $70 used

Wilson/Staff D200 irons - $185 used

Taylormade RAC wedge - $15 used

Cleveland Smart Sole S - $99

Cleveland HB putter - $99

Wilson/Staff bag - $60 on clearance

 

And I am 100% fine with that because I know the latest and greatest still won't help with my weight shift problems, or get me to stop lunging at the ball, or give me more touch around the green, or help me read putts better.

 

Clubs are only new and shiny until you hit them once.

 

 

I think this would make a fun thread. I'll start one.

 

 

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Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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3000 plus on clubs is ____  (fill in your adjective)

I'm far from wealthy, but I'm in a place in my life a little different from where I've been in the past.

 

3000 plus on clubs is........just one of many options.

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I'm a huge advocate of component brands. I.e. companies that aren't in the spotlight, paying multi-millions for sponsorships and R&D.. Maltby, edel, Wishon, KZG. Etc. This allows them to make excellent clubs with the same tech that the big guys use but not charge you your kids inheritance for a set. Some of them have fitting liaisons and some rely on online static fitting.. Or you can do what I did and get fit for clubs and use those specs to place a phone order for a custom set. If somebody gave me $3k today and said "go buy a new set", I'd respectfully decline because the set that I paid $400 for cut, bent, built to my specs (with my favorite grips and shafts) and shipped is just as nice as any $3k set available. That's not wishful thinking either.. I've hit them all and these are as sweet as they come.

 

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:cobra-small:  F6 3 Wood 14* / Mitsubishi Diamana Kai'li x5ct XS  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) 
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW Wedges - 50/6 + 56/12
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All of this should be viewed from the perspective that if I am able to play, this will be my very last set.

 

I'd like to buy it all at once like my first new set decades ago.

 

I'd like it to be special.  I don't need new clubs. I have almost every golf club that I've ever owned.

 

Right now, though, it's all very iffy.

 

I'm not sure how I'll be able to play if i have so much trouble just picking up balls off the practice green.

 

 

 

 

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All of this should be viewed from the perspective that if I am able to play, this will be my very last set.

 

I'd like to buy it all at once like my first new set decades ago.

 

I'd like it to be special. I don't need new clubs. I have almost every golf club that I've ever owned.

 

Right now, though, it's all very iffy.

 

I'm not sure how I'll be able to play if i have so much trouble just picking up balls off the practice green.

If you can play, have the money, and it makes you happy, go for it.

Make it $3,230.28 and get a ball grabber for the end of your putter.😉

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Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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When you've gotten well past the mortgage and kids' tuition days, you want what you want and I'm not getting my personal fitting specs on EBay.

 

That's the price of a new fifteen-slot cart bag and fifteen clubs with the shafts and grips that I want to stuff into it.

 

And it doesn't even include a driver, the most expensive of clubs, because I do better with a strong lofted fairway wood than with a fat, ugly driver.

 

Callaway Steelhead XR.....13.5, 16, 20.5º

Ping G400 Crossover.....3, 4, 5

Ping i210.....6, 7, 8, 9

Mizuno S18.....46, 51, 56, 61º

Scotty GoLo 5S.....putter

Ping Pioneer.....cart bag

 

But not unless I'm sure that I'll be able to play. Jury still out on that.

It sounds like you've earned that new set of clubs....enjoy!

 

 

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Driver $40 

3 wood 40th birthday present $0

5 wood $200 (a guess, it's 10 years old!)

4 hybrid $175 (as above)

Shafts and fitting for above, $32 each. $128

 

5-P irons $800 

Wedges $240

Putter $0 (thanks MLA and MGS)

Bag $220

Cart $220

Rangefinder $0 (won it)

Wet weather gear $150

Balls $3.50ea, except for 3 k-sigs $0 (thanks dlk)

Gloves 2 @$15ea $30

Port/Muscat $12

 

 

Total $2255, this may be well off the mark as most of my gear is so old I can't remember how much it cost and exchange rates might be totally off as well.

:ping-small:  G400 SFT Aldila Xtorsion Copper Stiff
:cobra-small: F8 3 & 5 Woods Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0

:titelist-small: TS2 7 Wood Project X Evenflow Blue 6.0
:mizuno-small:  MP18 MMC - Project X LZ 5.5
:cleveland-small: Zipcore Wedges 50,54,58 - Project X LZ 5.5
MLA Tour Mallet 33"
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Value = $1,773

Paid = $574

 

Driver 109 (99 + 10 for lead tape)

3w, 5w 150 each

Irons - free!

Sand Wedge - 125

Putter - 140 (used 100 gift card)

There is no spoon.

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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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