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  1. 1. How many points do you get for keeping your bag consistent this season?

    • 0-4: I change clubs more often than socks.
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majority of my bag has been consistent.

irons - p790 4i to pw

wedges - 52/56 vokey, 60 TM hi toe

putter - TM spider

shoes - jordans and nike tour

now for the changes

driver - went from TM M3 to Ping G400Max and finally to Cobra F9

FW - went from TM M4 HL to Cobra F9

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Alright lets see if I can get this right.

Driver: I upgraded this year from the 2016 M2 (which I bought when my first son was born) to an M4 (which I bought because my 2nd son was born)

Putter: I went from the original Odyssey O-Works #7 to the new Odyssey Strokelab #7.

 

WITB

Driver: Taylormade M4 9.5*

FW: Taylormade M2 (2017) 15*

Hybrid: Titleist 915 19*

Irons: Taylormade RSI 1 4-SW

Wedge: Taylormade MG Milled 60*

Putter: Odyssey Strokelab #7 Superstroke Pistol GT 1.0

All my woods, irons, and wedges have the Lamkin UTX Cord Midsize Grip.

I am looking at 14/20 points.  I have the same range finder and shoes for the past two years.  Changed balls mid-season and had to get a different glove last time because of a hole in the palm and they did not have the same glove in stock at the pro shop.

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What if I've played the same clubs for the last two years?  Bonus points or revoking my club ho man card??😁😂😅

Only new thing is the Cleveland RTX 4 wedges I'm testing for MGS.  Same balls for the past several years (srixon z*stars) irons are still the Cobra F8's, fww and driver is also the F8's from last year's Cobra connect challenge. I've had the same 3 shoes for the past 4 years (although the Nike's are falling apart).  Purchased gloves in a bulk 10 pack quite a few years ago from the bay so I have plenty of them (a glove usually lasts a season for me unless I lose it).  Putter..rotated in an old putter for the last half of the season but before that the Bettenardi C03 had been in the bag for years so I figure I'm around 18.5/20

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Driver: Cobra F6 9.5

3wood: Cobra F6 14.5 

2H: Nike VR Pro 18 degrees

4H: Cobra F7 21.5 degrees

Irons: Wilson Staff V6 5-PW

Wedges: after bagging a mixed set of Nike VR and WS PMP, I went 52,56, and 60 on Cleveland Golf RTX 4

Putter: I switch between my Cleveland Elevado and a cheap lefty Wilson putter I found(I like to putt lefty every know and then)

Ball: Srixon ZStar

Device: some Nikon thing

Shoes: Puma Turfjoys or something...

Glove: $10 every month

 

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Let's see... The only club changes I made this year were the wedges (thanks MGS & Bridgestone). I changed the ball once my supply of Snell MTB-Blacks ran out. Other than that, I've purchased 2 pairs of shoes (adding not replacing anything) and recently added SuperSpeed Golf to my bag. Everything else is the same.

So... 14 or 15/20 depending on whether SuperSpeed counts against me.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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I replaced my whole bag early this season and kept it fairly consistent, changed shafts in the woods back to the Oban shafts I played previously and switched out wedges. 

 

That being said, I have a new set of Titleist irons and utility irons on order.

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Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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This feels unfair because I got approval from the wife to replace my entire bag this year (she gave me a check for Christmas that said "For: New Golf Clubs, Amount: A Bunch" 😂 ) but here goes: 

  • Clubs - see signature for details
    • 3W, driving iron, and all three three wedges are unchanged from the end of last season (5 pts)
    • Driver: upgraded the head because of cosmetic damage, kept the same shaft (0.5 pts?). But I have another custom shaft on order, so... (-0.5 pts)
    • Putter: I did upgrade to EvnRoll, but I've been using putters designed by Guerin Rife for a few years now (used a Rife back in the day, switched to some other things for a few years, then discovered Guerin Tour Spec a couple years ago, using that until I picked up my EvnRoll). 
    • Irons: Same brand. Newer model. Better shafts (for me). Goal was to pick up a few yards - it worked. 
  • Bag: replaced over the winter, picking up a Vice Force because it's waterproof. Used it from day 1 this season, so technically a point. (1 pt)
  • Glove: I use a variety, but did not change this year -- I'm continuing to work down my stockpile of Under Armour, Vice, and Golf Gods gloves that I bought in bulk last year (1 pt)
  • Distance Device: Still have the Bushnell Hybrid GPS/Laser. I tried a bunch of tracking devices including a new one this year, but I'm off those for now, so it counts. (1 pt)
  • Ball: Again, a variety. Not anything I find (I usually just toss the found ones into the fairway for others to scoop up), but mostly consistent with the variety. I did try some new models this year though... (0 pts)
  • Shoes: Nope. I went through some new Pumas that I didn't like, picked up some True Linkswear (used more as casual than golf), and ultimately picked up two pairs of New Balance that mostly matched a pair I already had (1 Minimus, 1 Minimus SL). I'm pretty set on these now, so next year I should get the point. (0 pts)
  • Wildcard: I go through too many ball markers and similar accessories to take this point. This year I picked up a few things from Eyeline (swing and putter aids), tried GameGolf Pro, picked up some frivolous things like a Birdicorn, Happy Gilmore towels, and new headcovers. (0 pts)

Technically 8 points. It should be quite a bit higher next year. 

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9* (adjusted to 10*), Accra TZ6 75 (American Flag), M5 Flex

Fairway: TaylorMade SIM, 15*, Accra FX 2.0 300F, M5 Flex

Driving Iron: Srixon U85 2 iron, Fujikura Pro 2.0 8 HB, S Flex

Irons: 4-6: Mizuno JPX-919 Forged, 7-PW: Mizuno JPX-919 Tour, all with Nippon Pro Modus 120 S Flex

Wedges: Mizuno T-20 Blue Ion 50.07, 56.10, 60.06

Putter: EvnRoll ER5B 35" with Gravity Grip

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Driver- Srixon Z 785 w/ Hand Crafted HZRDUS Black replaced Mizuno JPX900 with Speeder Evolution II 569

 

3 Wood- Srixon Z F85 w/ Hand Crafted HZRDUS Red replaces Mizuno ST180.

 

Hybrids- Mizuno JPX 900 w/ Fujikura Pro (3&4). Still in the bag from the beginning of the year.

 

Irons- 5-PW. Bridgestone J15 CB. Favorite clubs of all time and never leaving my bag until they break.

 

Wedges- 50,54,58. Mizuno S18. Still in the bag. Was on the fence as I thought of trying glide 2.0 but staying with the Boron.

 

Putter- Machine putter. Not leaving the bag any time soon as well.

 

Bag- Ping Hoofer. Had for almost two years now. Great bag.

 

Glove- have no particular loyalty. Grab whatever and play

 

Ball- Bridgestone tour replaces chrome soft.

 

 

Summary- replaces driver, 3 wood and ball. This is actually the least amount of changes for myself in quite a while. Don’t see any changes for next year as well

 

 

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I'm at the high end of steady-ish. I went through a few different glove models, and after doing a ball test early in the year had a couple of ball changes before finding the current gamer. Everything else has been the same.

Now, I definitely have my fingers crossed for the G410 iron test that is about to announce. Just sayin'.

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Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

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So my set has only had 1 club change this year.

Titleist 915 D2 replaced by Titleist TS2

Fairway: Titleist 915 F 18* (delofted to 17*)

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1 23* and 21* (delofted to 20*)

Titleist 716 AP1s (5-W)

Vokey SM5 52* F grind, SM5 56* S grind

Cameron Futura M7X

Titleist Stand Bag

Ball: Titleist ProV1x, but just picked up some Bridgestone Tour BX to try 

2 Pairs of Addidas shoes 1 black, 1 gray... dont know the model

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  • 14 clubs: Switched driver to a TS4 (-1)
  • Bag  0
  • Ball: Switched after the ball lab to Prov1X (-1)
  • Distance device  0
  • Glove  0
  • Shoes  0
  • Wildcard  0

If we do this next year......I'll have the opposite haha!


:titelist-small:  :vokey-small:  :cameron-small:  :footjoy-small:

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I really tried to not change much this year and well failed miserably.  My end of the year bag does not contain one club that was not purchased in 2019 and most will be on waivers when shiny new stuff comes out in 2020.

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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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On 8/23/2019 at 6:50 AM, russtopherb said:

All 14 clubs I ended last year with are still in the bag. No changes, so 14 points there. (If I had decided on which CBX wedge, it'd be 13 points).

Bag is still the same W/S stand bag the past few years. 1 point.

Still playing the Q-Star Tour as my primary ball, with the B330-RX and Duo as backups/cold weather balls. 1 point.

I did add the NX9 for MGS testing, so -1 point there (unfair!!!)

Glove & shoes are still the same, I have 3 gloves I rotate through and still wearing the same Nikes. 2 points.

Wildcard? Uhhh... I still have the same ball retriever and same type of tees I've been using? 1 point.

19 points. BOOM.

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I have to be fair & honest and update this, I'm now at 11 points. New (to me) irons 5i-GW and new (to me) 54* CBX. 

I can no longer fairly claim the Ben Wyatt mic drop gif 😞


In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

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19/20

i changed gloves and the rest of the bag remains the same. I just hate to change anything and have to kind of start over with each new item. I know old and comfortable. 

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New driver G400 -1

changed wedges to Vokey SM7 and SM6 -2

changed putter to Oworks 7s. -1

same irons Ping G15, same hybrids 9

can’t remember when bought the 3w, but because I never used one until this one will do 0.5

bag, shoes the same 2

balls, I blame MGS for making me go from what I find to the Maxfli  -1

ditto for Kirkland globe -1

so   9.5 and my average score has dropped 4 strokes,  so I’ll take that trade

 


WITB

G400 10.5 

M2 3HL

Titleist 818 3 and 4 hybrid 

Ping G15 5-gap

Vokey SM7 54 degrees 

Vokey SM6 58 degrees 

Bobby Grace Shiloh putter

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On 8/22/2019 at 1:00 PM, ncwoz said:

Every club that started the season is still there, same bag, same ball-ish (I'm still playing whatever I find, but limiting myself to 3+ piecer's now), same distance device, same glove, same shoes, same...everything else? Including clothes haha.

Me too. The two-piece balls go into a shoe box for my 8-year old and/or backyard practice. I find a lot of premium balls at my club; ProV1s, ChromeSofts, TP5s, etc. As a general rule, I've found I like the multi-layer balls with the urethane cover.

Last ball I purchased was the K-Sig 3-piece and it does what I need it to do at a great price.

Edited by J.B. TexasEx

My :1590477705_SunMountain: C-130 cart bag currently includes;

Driver: :srixon-small: z565 10.5*, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 S-Flex
Fairways:  :callaway-small: X-Hot 15* & 18*, Project X PXv R-Flex
Irons: :benhogan-small:Apex Plus, 4-PW, Apex S4-Flex
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CG10; 50*, 54*, 58*, Dynamic Gold W-flex 

Putter: Ray Cook Blue Goose or Tour Edge HP #10 Red
Grips: Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 & Lamkin UTx
Ball: Kirkland Signature 3-Piece 

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On 8/23/2019 at 2:36 PM, edingc said:

Oh boy...

14 Clubs 

  • Driver is new thanks to MGS testing. Changed shaft in it, too, twice. -2
  • 3W I purchased yesterday. -1
  • 19 degree hybrid, bought and sold this season. -1
  • 4-GW are still the same model, but when I did a warranty replacement I changed shafts. So half point from each club. -4
  • 54 degree is same head, but changed shaft and grip. -0.5
  • 60 degree - same!
  • Putter - same!

Bag - Same, although it will be replaced before next season. 

Ball - I purposely started the season testing four different urethane balls and settled on the MTB Black for about two months. That is until I hit the MTB-X and loved it. -1

Distance device - Purchased GAME Golf Live on eBay to go alongside my laser I got for Christmas. -1

Glove - Same.

Shoes - Same, although they will be replaced before next season.

Wildcard - Replaced my cart, as the old one was held together by duct tape. Also replaced my ball marker and bought a Check-Go Pro and Eyeline Impact Liner for my balls. -1

-11.5 Total - 8.5/20 (Truthfully, I should subtract more since the shoes and bag are for sure gone before next season starts.)

Playing 42 rounds (9/18/scrambles) so far this season after playing no where near that in my life previously and cutting my handicap from 20+ to 12ish? Priceless!

Updates to this because I'm becoming quite the equipment ho:

Irons - Replaced my Wilson C300s with Maltby PTMs. Change -4 to -8.

Hybrid - Dropped Maltby 4 iron for Cobra F8. Another -1.

Wedges - Replaced wedges with custom DTG 52/56/60 setup. -.5 becomes -2.

Shoes - New Pumas. -1.

Bag - Sun Mountain Sync replaces OGIO. -1.

Distance Device - ShotScope replaces GAME Golf. Another -1.

Pretty sure I'm close to zero or negative at this point. 😂

 

 

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 11.3 (Last Updated Sept. 20, 2020)

Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4" SHORT, Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2" SHORT, UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: :tour-edge: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Tungsten, UST Recoil 670 F4, Tour Edge/Lamkin R.E.L.
5-GW: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2" SHORT, KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°: :cobra-small: Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" SHORT (54°), -1/4" SHORT (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter: :taylormade-small: TaylorMade Spider X, 33", Golf Pride Tour Only Red Star
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / :srixon-small: Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8

2020 Participant #CobraConnect Challenge | 2019 Reviewer Callaway Epic Flash Driver

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1 minute ago, edingc said:

Updates to this because I'm becoming quite the equipment ho:

Irons - Replaced my Wilson C300s with Maltby PTMs. Change -4 to -8.

Hybrid - Dropped Maltby 4 iron for Cobra F8. Another -1.

Wedges - Replaced wedges with custom DTG 52/56/60 setup. -.5 becomes -2.

Shoes - New Pumas. -1.

Bag - Sun Mountain Sync replaces OGIO. -1.

Distance Device - ShotScope replaces GAME Golf. Another -1.

Pretty sure I'm close to zero or negative at this point. 😂

 

 

I got me some Pumas last year and they've been great shoes! 

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My :1590477705_SunMountain: C-130 cart bag currently includes;

Driver: :srixon-small: z565 10.5*, Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6 S-Flex
Fairways:  :callaway-small: X-Hot 15* & 18*, Project X PXv R-Flex
Irons: :benhogan-small:Apex Plus, 4-PW, Apex S4-Flex
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CG10; 50*, 54*, 58*, Dynamic Gold W-flex 

Putter: Ray Cook Blue Goose or Tour Edge HP #10 Red
Grips: Golf Pride MCC-Plus 4 & Lamkin UTx
Ball: Kirkland Signature 3-Piece 

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12 hours ago, J.B. TexasEx said:

I got me some Pumas last year and they've been great shoes! 

These are the Ignites with the DISC/BOA laceless system. Unbelievably comfortable and supportive. Love them so far.

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Unofficial WHS Handicap: 11.3 (Last Updated Sept. 20, 2020)

Driver: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme (9°, set to Draw), 44.5", Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
3W: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone (15°), -3/4" SHORT, Aldila Rogue Silver 70 (110 MSI) Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
17° Hybrid: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, -1/2" SHORT, UST Recoil 480 ESX F4, Lamkin Sonar Connect
19° Driving Iron: :tour-edge: Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro Tungsten, UST Recoil 670 F4, Tour Edge/Lamkin R.E.L.
5-GW: :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone, 2° Flat, -1/2" SHORT, KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
54°, 58°: :cobra-small: Cobra KING MIM Black, 3° Flat, -1/2" SHORT (54°), -1/4" SHORT (58°), KBS C-Taper Lite 115 X-Stiff, Lamkin Sonar Connect
Putter: :taylormade-small: TaylorMade Spider X, 33", Golf Pride Tour Only Red Star
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow / :srixon-small: Srixon Z-Star XV Tour Yellow
Tracked By: :Arccos: Cobra Connect powered by Arccos
Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Personalized 2020 Sun Mountain Sync
Riding On: :CaddyTek: CaddyTek Caddylite EZ V8

2020 Participant #CobraConnect Challenge | 2019 Reviewer Callaway Epic Flash Driver

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