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I could go so many ways. A second putter for when my first stinks. Maybe putting my hybrid back in, or my 2 iron. 

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When my wife asked if I wanted to leave Maine and move to where she grew up, I couldn't say no to Pinehurst, NC. I honestly don't spend much money on golf equipment, but I'm constantly reading reviews in case I ever get ready to buy

I swing left handed and have been the State of Maine Left Hander's champion since 1997, the last year they held the tournament. I'm currently a 6.3 handicap. Trying to get lower, but my gut gets in the way.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: R11 9 degree turned 1 degree lower (Bought since it was on sale at Dick's)

Irons: :titelist-small: 990's S300 Stiff shafts bought when I was in college. (Received a personal use discount, otherwise would've stuck with my Hogan Edge's)

3 Wood: :callaway-small: GBB Epic 15 degree (only club newer than 5 years in the bag)

52/56/60 :taylormade-small: Z Spin wedges (heck of a deal $100 for all 3 at Dick's in 2013)

Putter: :odyssey-small: White Hot XG SRT (bought because I won credit for a long drive in 2010)

 

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Very good question there - currently, I'm debating on what to do for club #14.  I have an old 3H, but my new irons overlap it in distance so it isn't used.  I'm debating on a 5W, 3H, or 60 degree wedge.  I need to see the distances on the new 5W and 3H.  I'm probably going to go 5W with club #14 so I'd add the 60 degree wedge for club #15.

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Bag: Big Max Dri Lite Summit Black/Red

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic

3 Wood: Callaway Epix Max - Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60g

4-AW Irons: TaylorMade P790 - KBS Tour 120g Stiff *fitted

52* 56* & 60* Wedges: Cleveland RTX4

Putter: Mizuno M Craft I Blue

Ball: Vice Pro Plus or whatever premium ball was on sale recently

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Another wedge. I have a PW, 50* Gap Wedge, 56*, and a 60*. The 56* works great out of the sand but not so great out of the fairway. I have a Sub 70 JB wedge bent to 55* and it plays great out of the fairway but I'm not as good out of the sand with it. So the JB would go in the bag. 

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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On 8/2/2021 at 9:21 PM, Jcosta said:

If they changed the rules tomorrow to allow 15 clubs in your bag verses the currently allowed 14, which club (if any) would you add as your 15th? 

I would add a high loft 9 or 11-wood to hit recovery shots from the rough.

I'm not really missing anything else, but restoring the GINTY concept could be helpful,

if anybody here is old enough for that reference.

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Like @Tom the Golf Nuti am going wedge.   Something that I can put a longer swing on to fill the < 100 distance gaps.  

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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        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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Don’t think I would but if I did would be an additional wood/hybrid that’s a pure distance club 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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I would say a 1 or 2 iron, loft wise less than my 4 iron.  Solely to have a flatter recovery club to keep the ball low, when I have to roll it out of the trees, and back into play.

Driver: Cobra King Speedzone

Irons:  :callaway-small: Mavrik 4-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CG-14 56 & RTX 52

Putter:  :ping-small: Scottsdale Wolverine

Woods:  Gigagolf  3W, 2H, 3H

Ball:  :bridgestone-small: E12 Soft Yellow 

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I wouldn’t. I’m perfectly happy with just 12 clubs in my bag.

Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max (10.5°) (Wishon S2S Red Wood S)
Fairway: Wishon EQ1-NX (17°) (Wishon S2S Red Hybrid S)
Hybrids: Wishon EQ1-NX (20°, 24°) (Wishon S2S Red Hybrid S)
Irons: Wishon EQ1-NX (6i-9i) (Wishon S2S Red Iron S)
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 (46°, 52°, 58°) (Project X LZ 5.5)
Putter: :Sub70: 005 Wide Blade CS (KBS CT Tour)
Balls: :srixon-small: Z-Star

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Lefty 7 iron in otherwise righty bag for those nasty shots by the tree or from under the bush. 

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:ping-small:  G425 MAX, 10,5° (set -1,5), Fujikura Ventus Blue 60S, 45''

:taylormade-small: The Original One Mini Driver, 13,5°,  Fujikura Ventus Red 70S, 43,25''

:taylormade-small: SIM Ti 15°, set at 15,75°, Diamana FW Limited 75S, 42,5''

:taylormade-small: SIM Ti 19°, set at 19°, Diamana FW Limited 75S, 41,5''

:taylormade-small: M6 4 Hybrid (22°), Tensei CK White 90S, 39''

:srixon-small: Z565 5-6, Z765 7-8 , Z965 9-PW, Nippon Modus 105S,

:cleveland-small: RTX-3, 50°, Nippon Modus 105S, 56°, 62°, Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

:EVNROLL: ER5, 34'', Gravity Grip

 

 

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I'm going with a *20/*21 7W!!!!   Went back to  an 18* 5W after playing 18* hybrid for many years and kicking myself for not having done it sooner.  The 5w is a beast, hzrdus t1000 shaft I can play any shot that I want, high low fade draw...Looking to cover the gap between my 18 5W (230) and 23* 4i(205).   21* 7w with a stout shaft !!!

 

Driver:  Taylormade SIM2 10.5 OG Motore F3 70x with TP 1.5*  tip - 1 notch to lower

3W: Srixon ZX 15*, HZRDUS Smoke Black HandCrafted 6.0 

5W: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18* TC serial, HZRDUS Yellow  70g

4i: Srixon ZU85 23*, Recoil F4 95S

5i: Srixon ZU85 26*, Recoil F4 95X

6-PW:  Callaway Apex MB 2021, Project X IO 6.0

Wedges: Vokey SM8 Blk 50-08F, SM8 56-08M (55*), Vokey SM8 WedgeWorks 60 T (61*)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Flowback 5.5, Pistolini Grip

Ball: 2019 Taylormade TP5X (sometimes Pro-V1x left dash)

Bag:  Titleist Players 4 Stadry

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5 hours ago, BostonSal said:

I would add a high loft 9 or 11-wood to hit recovery shots from the rough.

I'm not really missing anything else, but restoring the GINTY concept could be helpful,

if anybody here is old enough for that reference.

Ginty FTW!!!  

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Driver:  Taylormade SIM2 10.5 OG Motore F3 70x with TP 1.5*  tip - 1 notch to lower

3W: Srixon ZX 15*, HZRDUS Smoke Black HandCrafted 6.0 

5W: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18* TC serial, HZRDUS Yellow  70g

4i: Srixon ZU85 23*, Recoil F4 95S

5i: Srixon ZU85 26*, Recoil F4 95X

6-PW:  Callaway Apex MB 2021, Project X IO 6.0

Wedges: Vokey SM8 Blk 50-08F, SM8 56-08M (55*), Vokey SM8 WedgeWorks 60 T (61*)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Flowback 5.5, Pistolini Grip

Ball: 2019 Taylormade TP5X (sometimes Pro-V1x left dash)

Bag:  Titleist Players 4 Stadry

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Maybe a 2nd putter. I would go with my fav. lighter weight putter for long shots, and add a heavier and more stable/less likely to rotate even a degree, for the short putts.

Or I might go with 2 different 3 woods: one low profile flat bottom for hitting from fairway, the 2nd one a fuller face, like Callaway Steelhead XR, for the tee box. 

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Driver  Callaway Epic on Recoil F2 (senior) flex

Three wood is TM Burner Superfast 3.0 on M (mature) flex

3H Old Adams A3OS red boxster on stock Graffaloy Platinum reg shaft

3 MP 18 MMC and 4 GFF hybrid Mizuno irons

5 Mizu hybrid Fli-hi

6 - W Ping I 500 irons on Recoil F3 reg flex shafts

Wedges:  Mizuno blue 52 09, 60 06, and old original Hogan Sure-out 56 14 sand

Chipper (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin Up n In bronze 

Putter Musty wood mallet, sometimes switch with my Scotty Cameron Futura X counter weight face balanced

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BostonSal, SharkyM. I have a Ginty 2 copper sand wedge that I use about 30 yards from the green, and a copper 7 iron I use as a range practice club/warmup club.  And sometimes I add in my Stan Thompson CloseUp chipper.  Stan Thompson and Don Martin made some nice clubs in southern Calif back in the pre civil war era, I think it was.   Or was it after Teddy rode up San Juan Hill???

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Driver  Callaway Epic on Recoil F2 (senior) flex

Three wood is TM Burner Superfast 3.0 on M (mature) flex

3H Old Adams A3OS red boxster on stock Graffaloy Platinum reg shaft

3 MP 18 MMC and 4 GFF hybrid Mizuno irons

5 Mizu hybrid Fli-hi

6 - W Ping I 500 irons on Recoil F3 reg flex shafts

Wedges:  Mizuno blue 52 09, 60 06, and old original Hogan Sure-out 56 14 sand

Chipper (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin Up n In bronze 

Putter Musty wood mallet, sometimes switch with my Scotty Cameron Futura X counter weight face balanced

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Instead of one single, medium bounce Vokey LW, I would add two, a high bounce and a low bounce. SM8 58.12 D and a 60.04L. I own them both and play each one regularly depending on the conditions, but they both aren't kept in the bag for the same round. Inevitably, no matter which one is in the bag, I often wish I had the other at least once a round for a specific lie.

Titleist TSi3 Driver/TSI2 3W/TSI3 20*H

Titleist U500 4i/T200 5-PW/Vokey SM8 48/54/60

Scotty Newport 2 Select

 

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I'd stop alternating between my 20* hybrid and my 20* utility, and carry them both. 

Tour Edge Exotics EXS Pro 8.5*, HZRDUS Smoke Yellow XS

TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver/2W 12.5*, Elements Chrome XS

Callaway Super Hybrid 17*, Aldila Rogue 95 MSI XS

Maltby KE4 Tour TC Hybrid 20*, KBS Tour Steel XS

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal 5-SW, Project X LZ Tour S

Titleist Vokey SM7 60*/D

Evnroll ER5 Hatchback

 

  

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A 4 utility iron.  It is my 15th club now.  I bought a Tour Edge EXS 220 #4 utility iron earlier this year.  It is remarkable for low punch shots under trees or any time to get under the wind.  Super hot face and the ball just runs forever.  Good off the tee as well.  I bought it for a trip to Ireland and Scotland for links style courses.  Unfortunately my trip has been postponed due to Covid travel issues.  I carry it in my bag when practicing or playing casual rounds with friends and swap it for my 5 hybrid when playing in a competition if it is windy.  

It produces the most beautiful stingers!  Addicting to hit.  Great for bump and runs and for courses that don’t have raised greens.  Just not as good as my hybrid for hitting the ball high and landing a ball softly on a green.

Ping G410 LST 10.5

Taylormade SIM Ti - 19 lofted down to 17

Tour Edge XCG7 - 21

Tour Edge C721 - 25

Corey Paul - 5-PW Japan Forged Minimalist Blades

Corey Paul Functional Art 50, 54 & 58

Odyssey O Works Black #7 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft, SuperStroke Traxion 3.0 & 75g CounterCore

Bridgestone Tour BRX

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