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We have a "worst equipment purchase you've made" so how about the best? 

A few years back i sold my G20 FW wood because I couldn't hit it for anything and if I did, it scared the heck out of the worms on the fairway.   Over this past winter I decided I needed a FW for distance and decided to try again - but this time buy something older, take lessons and then get fitted (note the last two could be done simultaneously).. So as a starter  I decided to buy this TM RBZ 3 FW. on ebay = $39.00. Took it out on the range and it was like a rocket... on the course last week it was the best club in the bag!. Geez $39. bucks! 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Ping Zing 2 irons in 1993 or 1994. Immediately improved my game!!!


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 2.0

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Tour Edge Hot Launch 3 iron-woods. Out of frustration with my traditional hybrids I bought one of these (#3) last year at a TE demo day, and so far it’s been a lifesaver. I recently also bought the #2 and they are my long fairway clubs, along with a 7w.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge w/Rotex shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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Mizuno MP-37 Irons!!!!!!! Loved loved loved them. Someone broke into my car at 3 in the morning and borrowed them. The reason I know the exact time is because I saw the lights and ran out the house only to have a gun placed on my forehead.

 

I play MP-5s now but they are just not the same.

 

 

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Great idea for a thread @tony@CIC!

I didn't have to think long for my answer. It was the first set of irons I ever bought brand new, Mizuno MX-20's.

Not only were they the most beautiful set I've ever owned, they were perfect for me, and really got me hooked on this dumb game I enjoy so much. By the end of that year, I was scoring in the low to mid 90's, sometimes mid eighties. I remember that winter offseason buying a Titleist driver, 3&5 woods, two Mizuno wedges, a Ping becu Anser putter and the most beautiful Mizuno stand bag! I felt like a pro with that setup!

The sad part of this story is that one morning about a year later, I stopped at a 7-11 for coffee on my way to the local course (Bethpage Park). I left the SUV running, came out about 5 minutes later with the coffee and a paper. When I pulled into the Bethpage parking lot, I went into the Pro shop to check in. When I got back to the car and opened the back, it was empty. I wanted to cry, I was so mad. I knew I put the clubs in the back when I left the house, but I went back home hoping maybe I had left them there. No such luck, they had been stolen from either the 7-11 lot or the Bethpage parking area.

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Driver     :ping-small: G400 Max 9* Alta 

Fairway  :titelist-small: TS2 16.5* Kuro Kage

Hybrids  :titelist-small:  TS2 19* & 21* Kuro Kage R

Irons       PXG    2021 0211 5-GW MMT70

Wedges :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 52F & 58-M

Putter    :titelist-small: :scotty-small: Newport 2.0 33.5"

Bag       :titelist-small: Hybrid 5 stand or :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5+

             :yes-small: Tracy 33.5" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, SteddyGolf said:

Mizuno MP-37 Irons!!!!!!! Loved loved loved them. Someone broke into my car at 3 in the morning and borrowed them. The reason I know the exact time is because I saw the lights and ran out the house only to have a gun placed on my forehead.

 

I play MP-5s now but they are just not the same.

 

 

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I posted right below you without reading your post. I thought my story was a sad one, but yours is downright scary.

Why does Mizuno have to make their irons so damn beautiful?

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Driver     :ping-small: G400 Max 9* Alta 

Fairway  :titelist-small: TS2 16.5* Kuro Kage

Hybrids  :titelist-small:  TS2 19* & 21* Kuro Kage R

Irons       PXG    2021 0211 5-GW MMT70

Wedges :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 52F & 58-M

Putter    :titelist-small: :scotty-small: Newport 2.0 33.5"

Bag       :titelist-small: Hybrid 5 stand or :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5+

             :yes-small: Tracy 33.5" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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new Sun Mountain C130 bag with the US flag on it.

Dividers, holds everything and performed like a champ on the trip to scotland

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Driver - 44.5" 5.0 flex 10.5 deg ACCRA tour Z GP MCC4+ 1 deg closed

Irons - 5-pw, GW stnd length 5.0 flex same grip 1 deg flat. Type low medium offset cavity back, no diggers

Wedges - 56 and 60 tour grind wedge spinner and mcc4+ grip 2 flat 10 and 8 in bounce

Putter - 33" 3 deg loft 70 lie, lrg slight line slightly toe hang

Ball - truvis

Carried in a Sun Mountain C-130 USA bag - BE PROUD.

HC - LH but 85 is a good number, playing in Ohio.

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PING Glide 2.0 wedges. Massive improvement from the wedges that came standard with my iron set. My Glide Forged 60^ is also awesome, but that was a gift...

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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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Can I have more than one?  My G25 driver head was an Ebay refugee and I paired it with an Attas 3 that was on clearance at Dallas Golf.  Still in the bag 5 years later and nothing has clearly beaten it during fittings.  My TE Forged irons have been a real blessing.  I actually score better with them than the more GI irons I had previously and they were $250 new (and custom built).  Finally there is my 2007 Burner 7 wood - wrong flex, too light of shaft, stupid good.  Both my son and best friend have the same spec 7 wood in their bag.

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Callaway Razr Fit 3w for $10 out of the used rack at a golf store. That thing loved me. There's a very good chance it ends up back in my bag after I get a new grip on it. It's longer than the Bridgestone from the test least fall but maybe not quite as accurate. 

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

:SuperSpeed: Tester
Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

Final Driver Speed (end of Level 2): 120 mph

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My 50 degree Vokey wedge. I hit that thing anywhere from 50 yards to 110 yards and it just feels like money in my hands. It gives me confidence that no other club in my bag gives me. Unfortunately I'm not smart enough to hit it more than I should lol. I keep pulling out my 56 and 60 instead of trusting that club.

Driver: TS2 9.5 stiff
3 Wood: 915 F stiff
3 Hybrid: 915 HD
4-PW: Original AP2
Wedges: 50, 56, 60 Vokey SM6
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport M1

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I'm going to say the Shotmaker insert.

https://mygolfspy.com/harrison-shotmaker-review/

 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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I'm going to say the Shotmaker insert.
https://mygolfspy.com/harrison-shotmaker-review/
 

Have you put it in your tour edge driver yet?

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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Best purchases are definitely my putter and my driver. Not that I don't think there are better options available for both, but I've seen significant improvements with both clubs since making the switch from my previous gamers. Average distance with the driver has improved and I find just as many if not more fairways. The putter is much easier for me to align and get close to the hole - distance control is typically very good as well.

Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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24 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Have you put it in your tour edge driver yet?

I have not. Yet.

I've been in sporadic email contact with Michael Chang - Harrison Shotmaker. I don't have a good feeling about things right now. Last week he asked for my shipping address and said he'd be in contact prior to shipment to get my payment. Tick, tick, tick. I kind of think they are almost or mostly out of business. 

I ruined the one in my SLDR because I didn't read the directions for removal. (I twisted the top - seating element of it off) Dammit. I was going to use it in my EXS.

If you'd like to try and order one I'd be happy to supply his email.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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I have not. Yet.
I've been in sporadic email contact with Michael Chang - Harrison Shotmaker. I don't have a good feeling about things right now. Last week he asked for my shipping address and said he'd be in contact prior to shipment to get my payment. Tick, tick, tick. I kind of think they are almost or mostly out of business. 
I ruined the one in my SLDR because I didn't read the directions for removal. (I twisted the top - seating element of it off) Dammit. I was going to use it in my EXS.
If you'd like to try and order one I'd be happy to supply his email.

I have often considered getting one but never pulled the trigger. Combination of price and selecting the right flex for my swing.

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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Callaway Heavenwood. There's just something about it that works for my swing, either off the tee or the deck. If I was smart, I'd use it as my tee club on par 4s & 5s and I'm betting my handicap would plummet as a result. 

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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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Cleveland 900 gunmetal 58* wedge. There wasn’t a shot I couldn’t hit with it.


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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52, 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide
  • Oncore Elixr

 

Western, NY

5.7 Index

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I had cracked the head on my driver and one of the guys in my league asked if wanted to buy his Taylor made R9 super Tri. He bought it and could hit it a mile but not sure which direction it would go.. SO i give it a try and like the driver hit it well.. Then he tells me it has 2 range sessions and 1 full round on it.. He tells me $200 at the time the club brand new was still going for over $300. SO i buy it.. about 3 weeks later at league he yells at me to come over to his car. He hands me the matching 3wd, says it goes with the driver.. the 3 wd was in my bag until last year and the driver up until I bought my Ping G30 LST.. so it was a VERY good buy.. 

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 WITB:

Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

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On 4/11/2019 at 12:07 AM, SteddyGolf said:

Mizuno MP-37 Irons!!!!!!! Loved loved loved them. Someone broke into my car at 3 in the morning and borrowed them. The reason I know the exact time is because I saw the lights and ran out the house only to have a gun placed on my forehead.

 

I play MP-5s now but they are just not the same.

 

 

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there was no SHOCK HORROR SCARY emoji in the reaction list.

Obviously you weren't shot but OMG, all for some clubs in a car. Did they get the perps eventually?

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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