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Hybrids are on my list too.

Kenny talked me into buying some 4-More Yards tees a few years ago. I only got 1 more out of them. 😖

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For me, it was the driver's that I'd purchase and more specifically the shafts accompanying the clubs.  I really would only look at shaft stiffness and I just didn't know enough about what I was buying until a couple years ago.  

I'd say how bad I would hit a club, when in reality it was most likely the shaft combo that didn't fit me at all.

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

3 Wood: :titelist-small: 917F2 Fujikura Pro 84 Tour Spec S

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

Irons 4-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 58* Nippon Modus Wedge

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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19 minutes ago, PlaidJacket said:

Hybrids are on my list too.

Kenny talked me into buying some 4-More Yards tees a few years ago. I only got 1 more out of them. 😖

LOL!  So, you are complaining about only gaining 25% of the claimed yardage?  A gain is a gain!!

BTW, I still have a few, but I'm not playing them anymore.  😄

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I have a couple of 3 hybrids taking up space right now. I hit them fine at the range but they’re useless when I try them on the course.


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PXG Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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I never sold or traded in my clubs.  I kept a half-century's worth.  Even if a certain model didn't work out as I'd hoped, at least it added to the collection.  So I've no regrets.  I'm even getting over not being able to play anymore.  I'd suck at my age anyway.

But it's still a great game, and I'm very happy that I got to play with prettier equipment than they make now. 

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Count me as another victim of the hybrids...

Also, I bought an Odyssey White Ice blade style putter on the bay... one day, contact on the face started sounding hollow... took it to the pro shop to check and it turned out to be a counterfeit club...

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:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
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Taylormade burner irons.  Hated them from the moment I got them.  Didn't like the feel, the appearance at address, the grips or the shafts.  Bought them cheap as part of a whole bag (a few clubs of which I'm still playing) but free would have been too much to pay.

Did I mention I hated them?

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Great idea for a thread.

For me it has to be a putter and two hybrids I bought from bombtech. I was new to golf and fell for all the hype. In fairness I'll say it is probably more that they weren't fit for me. Definitely didn't last long and I regret buying them.

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Bryan Pool

Ping G20 Driver

Bombtech hybrids

Ping G20 green dot irons/wedges

Cleveland Huntington beach 6 putter 

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Bought a set of srixon 545s from ebay.  The posting was kind of bare, so I emailed they seller and he confirmed that they were stiff flex and standard everything else.
I bought them, but it turns out they were regular flex shafts and an inch over standard length.
So regular flex playing 1/2 flex soft due to length? The Bay is truly buyer bewarw

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:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 10.5 *NEW* Fujikura Pro Green 65 X

:callaway-small: Rogue 15 degree Evnflow Blue 6.5

Back in the Bag :srixon-small: Z765 4-G Nippon Modus 120 Stiff

:vokey-small: 54 and 60

 

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I bought a Scotty thinking it would make me a great putter since I spent $$$ on it. It didn’t. Ping is back in the bag and my handicap is down!


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Driver-    Callaway GBB Epic 9.5 Aldila Rouge Max 75X 

3 Wood- Callaway GBB Epic 15 Aldila Rouge Max 85X

Hybrid-   Callaway GBB Epic 19 UST Recoil F4

Irons-      Callaway CF Apex 16'  4-PW S300

Wedges- Titleist SM6 GW/SW/LW S300

Putter-    Ping Anser Sigma G w/ Superstroke Pistol GT 2.0

Ball-        Bridgestone B330/ TaylorMade TP4/ Titleist ProV1

Grips-     Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Grey

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I hope the iron-wood I just ordered today does not become one of my mistakes.


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PXG Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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I was obsessed with the M1 when they first came out and wanted one so bad, so bright minded me decided that r15 is also made by taylormade so I should go with that cause it's cheaper. Not a bad club but thinking back my decision making process was seriously flawed.

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Easily the Callaway Epic Pro irons that stayed in the bag for about a month. Loved them on the range and hated them on the course. I was fortunate that I got pretty much what I paid for them when I dumped them. To say how bad they were was that I actually sold clubs that I had purchased.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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What mistakes?  I purchased my current set of PE2's in 1988 and it has been bliss ever since. 😍

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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For me it was the Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Everyone who had game played a Scotty so without testing I took the leap of faith. In my hands it was horrible......by far the worse putter I’d ever owned. I tried changing grips, weights and even putting style but nothing worked. I finally trashed it for an EVNROLL and haven’t looked back.


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All the clubs purchased after 10pm 🥃


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Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
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Wow - my answer could easily be so long that there would be no room left on the site.

Certainly any set of irons I purchased post Nicklaus Ironmax (and I lucked into those) until the current G30’s.

The worst though has to be the Taylor Made Burner. I was chasing distance and my pro at the time said - “Oh you’ll hit this a mile.” True but the thing had a closed face and I had never seen that before - I hit it a mile all over the place.

It lasted in my bag for two weeks and was replaced by one of my best club decisions.


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Believing in the lie board (and sadly, retail fittings) was my worst mistake. It was many years ago but I learned a valuable lesson out of it. Impact tape on the sole doesn't tell you anything. They just kept wrenching it more upright trying to get the sole tape to move the strike point away from the toe and I just kept hitting it further and further left. Ended up with a beautiful set of 990Bs that were 3 up and +1" that I couldn't keep on the planet. Sold them for a big loss in under a month.
Fit for ball flight folks.

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:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 10.5 *NEW* Fujikura Pro Green 65 X

:callaway-small: Rogue 15 degree Evnflow Blue 6.5

Back in the Bag :srixon-small: Z765 4-G Nippon Modus 120 Stiff

:vokey-small: 54 and 60

 

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All the clubs purchased after 10pm


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Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.

Okay, most times it doesn’t.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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