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  1. 1. Do you own and operate more than one set of clubs?

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I sure hope my recent upgrade hasn't released the "club ho" inside me 😱.  Ever since joining this forum and having just purchased my G410's this summer, I'm noticing an urge growing to test other irons. Oh, I really like the G410's but, having just completed a lengthy process of fittings (two) and downselect leading to their purchase, I find myself with a hankering to test more. Part of that could be because my location did not afford an opportunity to test the breadth of hardware available (i.e., a True Spec experience).

Then I pause and look at the collection of fly rods and reels I have 😄...do I really want to go down this bunny-hole?  I'm thinking along the lines of trying to find a set of used blades that I might be able to play.  This may be more of a personal challenge to myself than anything.  How many of you own and operate more than one set of clubs?  Are you doing so more to quench your lust for shiny metal or for performance under certain playing conditions, etc.?  I know some just collect and refinish for fun but I'm more interested in hearing from those who play multiple bags.

 

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I guess it just depends on how you choose to look at it.  In my house here in the back room, I have 3 full sets of irons, and some assorted wedges that I have accumulated over the years, with about 5 different putters.  I maintain my regular bag, which is the latest and greatest that I put into play with every serious round.  However, I have a Sunday bag, which holds 6 clubs that I took out for a couple of months this time last year when I was walking a local 9-hole muni.

But beyond the Sunday bag, I don't put the other older irons or clubs into play ever.  They are more along the lines of collecting dust, and there is always the part of me that keeps them because "you never know".  Something along the lines of, "if I should need an emergency replacement for my 7 iron should I lose or break it," type of thing.

If anything, I'd buy new clubs before even considering putting the old stuff back into play.  I've tried going backwards from time to time with the older clubs, and I guess it's kind of like driving a new car with the new technology.  Once you get that FOB keyless push button start in your car, you'll never want to go back to actually having to turn a key to start the car.

I mean, why would I go backwards to the old stuff when the new stuff is so much better.  But alas, I keep the Sunday bag on the ready, as I had a buddy want to walk 9 after work on Monday, and that Sunday bag is much easier to carry and handle for a quick 9 walking then my full bag.

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So I'm thinking along the lines of irons that fall into these MPF categories.  The smart play would be to pick up a used 5, 6, or 7i.  

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Our very own MGS Hit Squad has put together a great starting point.

https://mygolfspy.com/2017-most-wanted-players-iron/

Which ones would make your top 3 list?  A quick look at the used listings shows lots fewer Wilson V6 available than the JPX900's or TM P770's. Perhaps they just aren't catching on... or perhaps they staying in the bag? 🤔

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I've been switching between two sets of irons this year.  I have Wilson C200 irons I play most of the time.  I really like the idea of the one-length irons so I bought a cheap knock-off set from Gigagolf.  I've played full rounds with the one-lengths, full rounds with the Wilsons, and I've even mixed & matched some one-lengths, some Wilsons.  I haven't settled on a specific mix just yet. 

So I guess I am doing the two sets of irons thing partly to test out how each one plays but also partly to satisfy that urge to buy new shiny new toys!

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I have four sets plus various and assorted other clubs right now.  My gamer bag is what I have in my sig, the F8s with the TE HL4 iron-wood.  My guest set is my old Mizuno MX200s with various old drivers.  I picked up a nice looking set of 90s era Cobra cavity backs that a co-worker of mine is currently playing.  And then I have my grandfather's old Titleist box blades and persimmon woods up in my attic.  Plus my old Sounder persimmon driver.  Plus my old MacGregor Tommy Armour driver.

Last week at Schoolhouse, I played with a half-set and had an absolute blast.  I think I'm going to regrip the Titleists and bring them out every once in a while for something different.  I still have the old TPA V putter I used in high school, I suppose I could use that, although I'm such a mallet-head now that I think I'd rather putt with a Zebra if I'm going vintage.  Or a B61. 

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LOL I wish I had ONLY 2 sets----- But my stuff is old---- My front line set is what is in my signature---- I keep sets put together in bags have at least 6 sets put together now complete with balls tees and gloves. Grab and go. Like I have told guys on here and WRX if you are here and do not have any clubs give me a call. You can grab and go or grab an empty bag and put something together. Mostly I have older blades but I do have lets see 4 sets of CBs and not only do I have a plethora of persimmon woods but quite a selection of somewhat modern metal woods too along with metal fairways and hybrids. Putters I have all kinds at least 100. Yep I am a club ho and will admit I have gotten out of control. I was in the shop yesterday afternoon cleaning up a set of Louisville Golf 50 series persimmon woods I had found on the pile at work the other day. I kinda got overwhelmed at the stuff I have in the little shop not counting what I have in the spare bedroom in the front of the house and in the building across the street. Sometimes my biggest decision of the week is what clubs I will take to the course next. I will say I am more than likely the biggest club ho on MGS but I can not hold a candle to some on WRX.  

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My wife is super cool and has little issue with me buying clubs; so long as it’s a 1:1 swap. One comes in, one has got to go.

I’m not the most impulsive buyer and once I have something I like, I’ll tinker with it but it will also stay in the bag. It works for me as I’ve only played four sets of irons since 1998. Wedges are a whole other thing but once I get something in my hands, it’s there for a bit.


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More than one set?! Wow, talk about living the high life. 

I value my manhood and my marriage to ever think about bagging more than one set. My golf inventory is similar to the 'Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark' swapping idol scene...I buy a club, I better sell/remove one quickly before the boulder (my wife) finds out and unleashes the fury. 

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Do I own more than one set... yes.  Do I operate more than one set... no.   On occasion I will swap out a club, but not a set of clubs.

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More than one set?! Wow, talk about living the high life. 
I value my manhood and my marriage to ever think about bagging more than one set. My golf inventory is similar to the 'Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark' swapping idol scene...I buy a club, I better sell/remove one quickly before the boulder (my wife) finds out and unleashes the fury. 


I’ve had friends poke fun at how I let my wife have say on what clubs I buy and how I choose to spend or not spend.

I’m with you. It’s nice to see more guys speak up and share the same habits. 🤙🏼

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8 minutes ago, bens197 said:

 


I’ve had friends poke fun at how I let my wife have say on what clubs I buy and how I choose to spend or not spend.

I’m with you. It’s nice to see more guys speak up and share the same habits. 🤙🏼

 

So, I don't have a wife (yet), but I'm in the same boat, if only because I don't want to be tempted and the value of moving those for new goodies is a good way to offset my costs.

The only clubs I have downstairs is basically the set of clubs I played throughout High School and into college because there are too many good memories to get rid of those.

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So, I don't have a wife (yet), but I'm in the same boat, if only because I don't want to be tempted and the value of moving those for new goodies is a good way to offset my costs.
The only clubs I have downstairs is basically the set of clubs I played throughout High School and into college because there are too many good memories to get rid of those.


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I sure hope my recent upgrade hasn't released the "club ho" inside me .  Ever since joining this forum and having just purchased my G410's this summer, I'm noticing an urge growing to test other irons. Oh, I really like the G410's but, having just completed a lengthy process of fittings (two) and downselect leading to their purchase, I find myself with a hankering to test more. Part of that could be because my location did not afford an opportunity to test the breadth of hardware available (i.e., a True Spec experience).
Then I pause and look at the collection of fly rods and reels I have ...do I really want to go down this bunny-hole?  I'm thinking along the lines of trying to find a set of used blades that I might be able to play.  This may be more of a personal challenge to myself than anything.  How many of you own and operate more than one set of clubs?  Are you doing so more to quench your lust for shiny metal or for performance under certain playing conditions, etc.?  I know some just collect and refinish for fun but I'm more interested in hearing from those who play multiple bags.
 

One set is all I ever have. I am of the belief that if one set has been beaten out by another set, why keep the first set around? I sell them immediately and take the money to apply to future golf purchases. The only time I’ve had two sets at a time is when I have tested irons for My Golf Spy, or won a set in a drawing.

Now, have I been on eBay recently looking at MP 25 irons, 785 irons, and Honma irons? Yes, but I won’t be pulling the trigger as there’s no way I’ll find them in the specs I need, but it sure is fun to look at other irons I think I’d like to play.


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I don’t quite have two bags per se but I’ve had and have multiple clubs of same spot in the bag. 
 

if I have a second or third of something it’s usually a different category. CB irons and something more on GI or players distance. Forgiving driver and low spin driver. Sometimes it’s to have something different to look at or just fun to play something different 

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Well my club ho habit really started late in life---- Up until 2001 I had only played 2 different sets of irons since 1977 or so. I did have 3 putters but putted with the same one which was a Ping Zing 2 for over 20 years. Then I got into the golf shop business with a friend of mine in 03. He got me to trying different clubs etc. We closed the shop in 09 due to the recession and had lots of older stuff. He passed away in 2011 and I ended up with all the stuff. Then I went to work for the metal recycling company in 13. That added fuel to the fire. So much stuff comes in and I can not stand to see any classic club destroyed in the shredder. I buy the stuff by the pound usually between .05 and .15 per pound. Most of my putters I have for the sake of being expensive 0.15 each and some full sets like $1.50. I shoot my grips on and off with air. I actually need to sell a lot of stuff--- Some I give away and some stuff I trade to a local shop for store credit. I also go to thrift stores that is where a lot of my bags come from.

My wife bless her does not have any problem with my hoeing habits. Some of the persimmon woods she loves to look at. And she knows I do not spend much money on golf stuff. I even salvage grips from POS clubs I find. I also salvage shafts from the same sources. She knows it can be worse. When she married me I owned 2 18 wheelers and had 2 dirt track race cars and 2 antique Harleys.. If you think golf and boats are bad mess with race cars and antique Harleys. And we ain't even going to go into owning big trucks

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