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5 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

KZGs are great sticks. I have 2 sets of what I call the Teardrop CBs which as you pointed out are no longer conforming. I guess you know the soft feel comes from being Kyoei forged. I know my bud who was the KZG dealer here closed up shop and retired some 5 years ago now. In the past the dealers had some supply and problems with company management and that caused a lot of problems in the past. A lot of independent dealers dropped the line because of that. I think the only KZG dealer we have in SC is Haas ( yes those ones) Family Golf Center in Greenville SC. In fact since I have went to graphite shafts I am thinking on ordering a set of Recoil 60 g seniors and reshafting one of those sets. As far as being "conforming" I could care less I do not play stipulated comps or big money matches anymore. I only play the Shootouts on Saturday at my club and just joined the Men's leagues. No one cares in either one what anyone plays.

I thought it was a bunch of bs when they took square grooves and belly putters away from Amateurs because the tour pros gained a perceived advantage.  The pros talk about controlling spin being a key in all shots so square grooves adding spin didn't give them an advantage.  We lost out on stopping power on greens because of optics on televised golf.  It is stupid to impose rules in a game because the best players in the world can do things way better than the rest of us!  The rules of golf need to give everyone playing an equal opportunity.   

Let's be real if we are playing in a group and decide we are going to play all hazards as lateral for pace of play.  We are not cheating.  groups that don't do this are where you find the cheating.  We play lift clean and replace if it is cart path only, if it is to wet to drive on it is lift clean and replace in the fairways.  The rules need to give structure to enable everyone to fairly enjoy the game. 

Now my soap box will go back in the basement with all the old square groove clubs...

Driver: Titleist TSR 3 10* Accura TZ6 M3 65g

Fairways: Callaway Rogue 15* Matrix Ozik TP 6 HD stiff 

Hybrid: Titleist TSI 4 & 5 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi AV 65 HY X stiff   

Irons:  KZG Forged III 6-P Accura iS7 (Rechromed and regrooved)

Wedges: Cleveland CBX  50*, Taylormade MG 3 Tiger grind 56 bent to 54* & Renegar RxF  58*

Putter: Positive Putter's Custom P2 (think Edel putter meets Heavy Putter)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x                        

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

I will try out a 5 wood this spring 

 

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51 minutes ago, JustJeffy said:

Looks like I'm somewhat in the minority here.  I started with a set of Wilson DynaPower as a teenager that my dad bought and never used.  Kept those all the way through college and then bought a set of Tommy Armor 845's.  Those lasted until 2019 when I finally broke down and bought a set of Srixon 585's.  Those are still in my bag.  I've gone through a few more drivers than clubs.  From a wooden McGregor to a Yonex, to a Callaway Diablo, a Bombtech, and now a Ping G425

I'm similar to you, 3 sets in 30 years. I think a 8-10 year break in my 30s probably kept 1 or 2 iron sets and a set of woods from being added to my list.

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Let's see... I think 11.

1987: Some Ping Eye 2 knock offs... Tour Model III I think. (hand me downs from my Dad)

1999? Ram Laser FX Forged (also hand me down from Dad). First set to shoot under par.

2000? First purchased set: Peerless Palmer blades. Didn't mesh (reg. shaft, really LOW CoG)

2001: NEW Titleist 681's (Loved 'em and used them for a decade).

2012? Used Cleveland CG16 Tours.

2014? A used set of Ping Eye 2's. Didn't mesh with them.

2014? A used set of Taylormades I hated because of the whippy KBS Tour shaft.

2014? I think a set of used Callaways... like the TM's I didn't keep them long.

2015? Mizuno MP4's.

2018: Mizuno MP18MMC

2020: Mizuno MP20MB

The sets that I've LIKED were the 681's, CG16 Tours, MP4's and MP20MB's. All of them running S300 shafts. So clearly a preference for forged blades, with the CG16 Tours being the cavity back exception which I played for a few years when I just couldn't play regularly and so couldn't hit the sweet spot on my 681's. But as soon as I could start playing regularly again, I got back into blades. Tried the MP18MMC's, but went back to blades. I did like the shaft in them (LZ 6.0's)

I would play one of the new TaylorMade irons with the foam injection... they feel pretty good for cavity backs.

Driver: TM M1 9.5*

4W: Wishon bent FLAT

Irons: Mizuno MP20MB

Wedges: 50/55/60 Mizuno

Putter: Evnroll ER2

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I had a senior men’s Ram starter set that I was told to throw away by a pro. I moved on to my Ping G30s for 8 years. Now I’ve jumped to a mixed bag of Mizuno irons, Ping hybrids and woods, and Cleveland wedges. There is a random bag of McGregor Jack Nicklaus forged irons in the garage that I typically use at our par 3 and executive courses. 
 

Not too many sets, but I know there will be more. It seems my gear changeouts have gone up as I’ve been in the game longer. 

Joe

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Bob Toski Symmetry Irons 

Taylor Made RAC 320

Callaway Fusion

Ping G25

PIng G400

Cobra F7 - OL

Cobra Forged Tec Black - OL

Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero 9* Neutral w stock Evenflow Riptide R flex shaft
3W  Titelist TS2 15* Draw w Tensei Blue R flex
3H, 4H Cobra One Length F9 Speedback hybrids (1”short) w Fujikura Atmos R flex shaft
5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length (1”short, 2* flat) KBS 90 R flex shafts
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black (1” short) KBS HiRev2.0 125 S flex shafts
ER7  or Scotty Futura X - 35”

OnCore Elixr (lemon or lime)

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I have owned 7 sets of irons in my golfing lifetime which spans 45 years:

A.  A set of Lee Trevino irons purchased at Walmart

B.  A set of Browning 440 irons.

C.  A set of Hogan Radial irons.

D.  Another set of Browning 440 irons.

E.  A set of Titleist DCI 981's.

F.  A set of Mizuno JPX 825 irons.

G.  A set of Ping i500 irons.

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Well not as many as it should be in reality!

My first set I used for over 20 years and it was a hand me down.

Cougar Turtle Backs

Wilson D200

Nike Covert 2.0

TM P790 (2017 edition)

I intend to get fit in the next year after recovering from hip surgery.

 

Too many other clubs to count 🤣

:honma: Driver, 3W & 5H

:taylormade-small: P790 4-PW S-Taper S

:benhogan-small: 50, 54, 58

:odyssey-small: 7S

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To the best of my recollection, it's been about 7 or 8 sets since 1974.

I joined my high school golf team my senior year just to get out of school.  I never played golf in my life, but I found it was a game I could play for a lifetime.  I bought a used set of Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge starter set with reminder grips, with a bag for $10.

After college I purchased my first set of new clubs:  Ping Eye 2's (with the square grooves).  By the time I moved on, I had 1 iron through LW with a beryllium cooper sand wedge.  

Callaway Big Bertha set (my first graphite shafted irons)

Adams GT irons (the ones that had the steel shaft with the variable length graphite tips)

Pine i3

Ping G2

Ping G10 

Ping G30 (my current set)  

There may be one more set somewhere in there.  But they are long gone and obviously forgotten!

Ping G430 Max driver 10.5 degrees with an Alta Quick45 gram senior shaft
Callaway Epic 3 wood, Project X Evenflow Green 45 gram senior shaft  
Callaway GBB Epic Heavenwood, with a Mitsubishi Diamana 50 gram senior shaft
Ping G 20.5 degree 7 wood, with a stock Alta 65 gram senior shaft
Ping G 26 degree hybrid, stock Alta 65 gram senior shaft
Callaway Paradym X irons, 7-AW with Aldila Ascent Blue 50 graphite shafts
Edison wedges:  50, 55 and 60 degree, KBS Tour Graphite A flex shafts
Putters:  L.A.B. Direct Force 2.1 putter, 34.5" long, 67 degrees lie
 
2022 MGS Tester:  Shot Scope Pro XL+ with H4  
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Likely missing something here, but here’s my list -

1. Miscellaneous hickories found in the basement

2. Helen Hicks hand-me-downs from Mom

3. Wilson Staff Dynapowers hand-me-downs from Dad


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Madison bats -

Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5*, Reg 55 gram Riptide

3W - Taylor Rocket Ballz 15* R

5W - Taylor Rocket Balls 19* 

Hybrid 22* Rocket Balls R, 25* Hyper Speed R

Irons - 6-P Titleist AP2 712 S TT Gold Hi Launch

W 52, 56, 60 Vokey SM6

 

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4. Titleist cb’s with tungsten inserts

5. Maxfli Australian Blades

6. Zevo Compe Equipe

7. Titleist 762

8. Titleist AP2


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Madison bats -

Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5*, Reg 55 gram Riptide

3W - Taylor Rocket Ballz 15* R

5W - Taylor Rocket Balls 19* 

Hybrid 22* Rocket Balls R, 25* Hyper Speed R

Irons - 6-P Titleist AP2 712 S TT Gold Hi Launch

W 52, 56, 60 Vokey SM6

 

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Lets see,

Pin Seekers (ping knockoffs).

Titleist DCI Gold triangle.

Titleist MB 718.

Hogan Icon (my younger brother tried them, never saw them again).

Now it's the Titleist 718 CB.

Wow, more than i realized.  I'll probably get fit later this year. I've never been fit for my irons.

 

What's in the bag.

  •  Driver: Titleist TSi3 10° Mitsubishi Tensei AV SFW 55g S Flex.
  • 3W and 5W: Callaway GBB 15° and 18° Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 50g R Flex.
  • 7W: Cobra LTDx 22.5° HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60g S Flex.
  • Irons: Titleist 718 CB 3-PW. 2° flat. True Temper AMT Tour White S300.
  • Wedges: Mizuno S23 2° flat. 52° and 58°. Dynamic Gold stiff.
  • Putter: Mizuno M Craft II. Cut to 33" with 13g heel and toe weights.
  • Ball: Titleist AVX.

 

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started playing in 1981.

Irons

Tourney blades

Wilson 1200 GE

Ping Eye 2

Callaway X-12

Callaway X Hot

Callaway Steelhead

Woods

Palmer Precision Wood woods

Wilson 1200 GE

Original GBB

Callaway X Hot

Callaway Epic

Hybrids

X2 Hot

GBB 19

Wedges

Standard PW that came with above sets plus an R-90 sand wedge (that R 90, what a club!)

Vokey Spin Milled

Vokey SM6

 

I have tried other clubs, especially irons on demo days and realize there are a lot of really good, even better feeling irons out there. But Callaway pre-owned, I just trust that I will get a product that works at a price I am willing to pay.

 

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff (set at 10 degrees with the movable weight in the center}

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5, heaven wood w/ regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in heaven wood, all three set at neutral plus 1 degree)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 (4 set at neutral plus 1 degree and 6 and 7 set at neutral minus 1 degree for gapping purposes)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Max 8, 9, PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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I've only had 5 sets of irons so far in my golf career. (like most all the other clubs are too many to count)

1. Jr. set of random clubs my dad cut down for me when I was really young.

2. Hit a growth spurt around 12 and moved into a set of Knockoff Callaway Hawkeye VFT's

3. 1998 Tommy Armour 845s Silver Scot's

4. Cleveland Ta5 tour action

5. Mizuno Mp-18 MMC (Current Gamers)

I've come to be a Mizuno fan boy when it comes to irons. They have a classic look I love and the feel is out of this world.

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Current WITB:

Driver:                      image.png.ad4d66f798557c86ee934344d1a24ed2.png       Paradym 10.5 Ventus Black 6S

Fairway:                   image.png.3077938d887c52577470dba42554f0aa.png     ST-Z 230 3-Wood (15°) HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 60 Official Test

Hybrid:                    image.png.a874a9a429fd132acae64968308d6a89.png     ST-Z 230 Hybrid (19°) Ventus Blue HB-8 Official Test

Irons:                       image.png.a874a9a429fd132acae64968308d6a89.png     MP-18 MMC (4-9)

Wedges:     image.png.8641af187e8958a5ff8c3c2146b1fc7c.png  Vokey SM8 (46.10F, 50.12F, 54.14F, 58.12D)

Putter:                image.png.a85c45cc6c173613e90f345a17c689b4.png      Select Squareback 2 34.5 Ping Corded 88G PP58 grip double taped

Ball:                       image.png.c4e52864bdd9535caa79ae03a9376870.png        Pro-V1 (currently testing the Callaway Chrome Soft X LS Triple Track)

 

Reviews:

2023 Red Rooster Sussex Glove Official Forum Test

2023 Mizuno Long Game Official Forum Test

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Haig Ultra 

Wilson Staff

Wilson Staff

Maxfli Maxpower

Spalding Tour Edition - Bird on Ball

Spalding Top Flite Tour

Spalding Top Flite Tour Pro Grind

Hogan Cavity Back

Mizuno MP 30

Mizuno MP 60

Mizuno JPX 825

Mizuno JPX EZ Forged

Taylor Made P790

Not bad for 63 years!

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On 3/29/2023 at 1:11 PM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

LOL...Amatuers...They should never bring a knife to a Gun Fight, but yeah, I'm going to say I'm going to be a lot close to 100 than 18 thats for sure. .  I'l have to sit down with pen/paper and calculator in the next several days. 

 

... More like a nail file for many here. 🤣  At the moment I own 7 sets so more than many here in a lifetime: MIM Tours, Forged Tecs, 588TTs, T100Ss, P760's, Z Forged MBs and Lynx MC Forged. Looking back I have never owned a set of Callaway irons. I would guess somewhere around 60 - 70 so faaaar too many to remember but here are some:

Spalding Executives
Spalding Tour Edition MB
Tiger Shark Piranhas
Bob Toski Custom CB
Tiger Shark Great White
Maxfli Revolution Black Dot
Maxfli A10 Tour
Maxfli VHL
Maxfli VHL Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845
Tommy Armour 845 Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845 MB
Golfsmith 600MB
Golfsmith 600CB
Tour Stage MR23 US Spec
Tour Stage Z101
Nike Forged MB
Cobra SS Forged
Cobra Amp Forged
Cobra Fly Z
Cobra Forged Tour
Mizuno MP33
Mizuno MP63
Mizuno MP59
Titleist 962
Titleist 690MB
Titleist 690.MB
Titleist 762B
Titleist AP2
Titleist 775 CB
Titleist 735
Titleist DCI 990
Titleist 962
Wilson Staff MB
Wilson FG51
Wilson 45s
Wilson RM Forged
Srixon's I701 Tour
Srixon Z745
Taylor Made Burner Tour
Taylor Made 300 Forged
Taylor Made Firesole Tour
Taylor Made RAC TP MB Forged
Taylor Made MC 
Taylor Made P790
Cleveland TA1
Tour Edge ZO MB
Hogan 99 Apex
Ping i10s (for 1 day 🤪

Driver:     :taylormade-small:  Qi10 Max 10.5* ... Graphite Design AD-IZr
Fairway:  :cobra-small: Aerojet 3/5 ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:      430 Hybrid 22*... Steelfiber 780Hy 
                  :taylormade-small:  DHy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r 
Irons:       :titleist-small:         '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :EVNROLL:  Custom EV 5.1  33" 
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour

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Started playing in 1984 when we went moved to Mt Pleasant, SC (across the river from Charleston). 

Irons - Wilson Staff FG-17 (against the advice of the manager), Ping Eye 2 Black, Titleist DCI Gold, Callaway X14 (used), Wilson Staff CI9, Titleist AP2 (originals/used), Titleist 714 AP2, Titleist AP3, Titleist T300. 

Drivers - Taylormade Burner, Ping, Dynacraft, Wilson Staff, Muzino, Callaway, Titleist 910, 913, 917TSI3 

Fairways - Ping, Wilson Staff, Callaway, Adams, Nickent, Titleist 910, 913, 917TSI2

Hybrids - Adams, Nickent, Titleist 910h, 913h, 915h, and 816 and 818

Wedges - Wilson Staff, Vokey Design, SM5, SM7, SM9  

Putters - Titleist Bulls Eye, Ping Pal, Callaway (at least four models), Scottie Cameron (have owned and sold at least six other Newport 2 models), EVNRoll,  SC Special Select Newport 2, Ping PLD Anser

**** Those in bold are still active or still in collection.  Am not really a hoarder.  

 

Driver - TSi3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR

Fairway - TSi2 14.25* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 

Fairway - TSR1 17.0* - Fujikura Vista Pro 65S

Hybrid - TSR1 20.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75  

Hybrid - TSR1 23.0* - Fujikura Atmos Red Tour 75

Irons - T350 (2023) - 6-48W - True Temper AMT Red 95g-107g

Wedges - Vokey SM9 - 52.08F, 56.10S - True Temper AMT Red 94 

**  GolfPride MCC +4 Midsize Grips  (all woods/irons/wedges)

Putter - 2023 Scotty Cameron Super Select Squareback 2 35" 

**  Superstroke 1.0 Pistol Grip  

Golf Ball - TITLEIST - Prov1s (2023)                                                         

Golf Bags - TITLEIST  - Cart 14 (black), Mid Size Tour (black/white)

Golf Glove - FootJoy (StaSof), Shoes, Apparel and Outerwear        

Rangefinder - Bushnell Pro XE

 

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10 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... More like a nail file for many here. 🤣  At the moment I own 7 sets so more than many here in a lifetime: MIM Tours, Forged Tecs, 588TTs, T100Ss, P760's, Z Forged MBs and Lynx MC Forged. Looking back I have never owned a set of Callaway irons. I would guess somewhere around 60 - 70 so faaaar too many to remember but here are some:

Spalding Executives
Spalding Tour Edition MB
Tiger Shark Piranhas
Bob Toski Custom CB
Tiger Shark Great White
Maxfli Revolution Black Dot
Maxfli A10 Tour
Maxfli VHL
Maxfli VHL Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845
Tommy Armour 845 Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845 MB
Golfsmith 600MB
Golfsmith 600CB
Tour Stage MR23 US Spec
Tour Stage Z101
Nike Forged MB
Cobra SS Forged
Cobra Amp Forged
Cobra Fly Z
Cobra Forged Tour
Mizuno MP33
Mizuno MP63
Mizuno MP59
Titleist 962
Titleist 690MB
Titleist 690.MB
Titleist 762B
Titleist AP2
Titleist 775 CB
Titleist 735
Titleist DCI 990
Titleist 962
Wilson Staff MB
Wilson FG51
Wilson 45s
Wilson RM Forged
Srixon's I701 Tour
Srixon Z745
Taylor Made Burner Tour
Taylor Made 300 Forged
Taylor Made Firesole Tour
Taylor Made RAC TP MB Forged
Taylor Made MC 
Taylor Made P790
Cleveland TA1
Tour Edge ZO MB
Hogan 99 Apex
Ping i10s (for 1 day 🤪

my god its a masterpiece

Driver: 2023 Callaway Paradym - Tensei AV White 65X
3w: Mizuno GT 180 14 degree
5w: Cobra Rad Speed 19 degree
Irons: Mizuno Pro 225 4-PW
Wedges: Vokey SM7 52F, 56M, 60M
Putter: TaylorMade GTX black
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x #7

2023 Callaway Paradym Driver Tester

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3 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Kinda off topic. I see you are from Raleigh. My old man was a Raleigh native. Is the old RGA course still open on Tryon Hills road? I played golf there quite a bit when I was a teen when the old man would go to Raleigh and gamble there with his buddies. I know the old Cheviot Hills course on US 1 is long gone. The old man's friend used to own it and I played there some too. RGA holds some memories for me

Yes, RGA is still there. I don't know how much longer it will be given the development we have going on. The old grass driving range near RGA (where the batting cage scene of Bull Durham was filmed) just closed after being purchased by a developer. 

WITB: Cobra LTDxLS 9.5*; Taylormade RBZ 15*; Callaway FT 21* hybrid; PXG 0311xf Gen 5 25* hybrid; Mizuno MP52 (5-PW); Edel TRP G 50*; Edel DRV S 54*; Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5; Titleist ProV1

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12 minutes ago, EZlife007 said:

Yes, RGA is still there. I don't know how much longer it will be given the development we have going on. The old grass driving range near RGA (where the batting cage scene of Bull Durham was filmed) just closed after being purchased by a developer. 

Thanks Raleigh has been growing in massive leaps and bounds the last 20 years. I think my Grannies old house ( if it is still standing) in Millbrook is now city limits. I have not been near there in some 25 years now

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex- 5W TM V-Steel Fubuki 60r--- 7W TM V-Steel UST Pro Force Gold 65R----- 9 W TM V Steel TM MAS stiff---- Irons 2015 TM TP CB Steel Fiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy 2 52* shaft unknown junk pile refugee. SW Callaway PM Grind 56*  Modified sole grind--- KBS Tour Wedge-- LW Vokey 58* SM5 L grind--- Putter Ping B90I Broom Stick 

 

 

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In my 16 years of golf (10 being more serious), I have had 4 sets total. One I just bought this year!

First Set was an old 80's department store set of irons called PowerFlows. They were my dads old college clubs haha. Cant find any info about them on the internet haha. 

Second Set was Adams Idea Iron/Hybrid set. For a 300-dollar set at the time, very nice beginner set! Love the feel of the hybrids still to this day.

Third Set was Titleist 718 AP1 4-AW. Gift to myself for graduating college 🙂

Set I just purchased recently was '21 Callaway Apex Irons 5-AW. Cant wait to play with this set! 

Celtics33fire23

Northwoods Golfer ⛳

Lineup

Driver: Undecided... (Leaning Toward Callaway Paradym X) 

3 Wood: Taylormade M3 Mitsubishi Tenesi 55G Shaft +1/2" 

Hybrid: Undecided...

Irons: Callaway Apex 21 (5-AW)  +1/2" Stiff True Temper 85

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw Weges 52° S Grind 10 Bounce and 56° S Grind 10 Bounce 

Putter: Scotty Cameron 2.5 35"

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43 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... More like a nail file for many here. 🤣  At the moment I own 7 sets so more than many here in a lifetime: MIM Tours, Forged Tecs, 588TTs, T100Ss, P760's, Z Forged MBs and Lynx MC Forged. Looking back I have never owned a set of Callaway irons. I would guess somewhere around 60 - 70 so faaaar too many to remember but here are some:

Spalding Executives
Spalding Tour Edition MB
Tiger Shark Piranhas
Bob Toski Custom CB
Tiger Shark Great White
Maxfli Revolution Black Dot
Maxfli A10 Tour
Maxfli VHL
Maxfli VHL Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845
Tommy Armour 845 Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845 MB
Golfsmith 600MB
Golfsmith 600CB
Tour Stage MR23 US Spec
Tour Stage Z101
Nike Forged MB
Cobra SS Forged
Cobra Amp Forged
Cobra Fly Z
Cobra Forged Tour
Mizuno MP33
Mizuno MP63
Mizuno MP59
Titleist 962
Titleist 690MB
Titleist 690.MB
Titleist 762B
Titleist AP2
Titleist 775 CB
Titleist 735
Titleist DCI 990
Titleist 962
Wilson Staff MB
Wilson FG51
Wilson 45s
Wilson RM Forged
Srixon's I701 Tour
Srixon Z745
Taylor Made Burner Tour
Taylor Made 300 Forged
Taylor Made Firesole Tour
Taylor Made RAC TP MB Forged
Taylor Made MC 
Taylor Made P790
Cleveland TA1
Tour Edge ZO MB
Hogan 99 Apex
Ping i10s (for 1 day 🤪

I knew somehow if you came over here you would out do me------ I have owned and still own a lot of clubs but quite a few I have never played with. That was part of my plan in retirement. To play a different set everyday putters and wedges included. Yep you know how that went

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex- 5W TM V-Steel Fubuki 60r--- 7W TM V-Steel UST Pro Force Gold 65R----- 9 W TM V Steel TM MAS stiff---- Irons 2015 TM TP CB Steel Fiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy 2 52* shaft unknown junk pile refugee. SW Callaway PM Grind 56*  Modified sole grind--- KBS Tour Wedge-- LW Vokey 58* SM5 L grind--- Putter Ping B90I Broom Stick 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mackey said:

I thought it was a bunch of bs when they took square grooves and belly putters away from Amateurs because the tour pros gained a perceived advantage.  The pros talk about controlling spin being a key in all shots so square grooves adding spin didn't give them an advantage.  We lost out on stopping power on greens because of optics on televised golf.  It is stupid to impose rules in a game because the best players in the world can do things way better than the rest of us!  The rules of golf need to give everyone playing an equal opportunity.   

Let's be real if we are playing in a group and decide we are going to play all hazards as lateral for pace of play.  We are not cheating.  groups that don't do this are where you find the cheating.  We play lift clean and replace if it is cart path only, if it is to wet to drive on it is lift clean and replace in the fairways.  The rules need to give structure to enable everyone to fairly enjoy the game. 

Now my soap box will go back in the basement with all the old square groove clubs...

Personally I do not care if someone plays square grooves or not. I do not care if they anchor a putter or not. If you look at some of these new wedges closely these milled faces etc. are a heck of a lot more aggressive than any 588s of the 80s 90s. Down here at my home course we do not have pristine fairways so we do roll the ball in Mens League play and of course in the weekly cheat fest uggh Shootout. I will say in all fairness and I have said it before 99% of all of those that play the game play by the rules of their own group and could care less what the USGA The R&A or the PGA Tour for that matter say. 

A lot of courses here adopt a "local rule" especially in Tourist Golf season making all hazards and OBs lateral for the pace of play. Most courses here made again a local rule and disregarded the Anchor ban because a lot of senior league players have bad backs and such. I can remember when I played a local mini tour we played by USGA Tournament rules  with like drops on the tee side of the hazard etc. I know every pre event players meeting we always had a rules sheet and the tournament director would remind the guys like " all of you who play here all the time left on like #15 is not a lateral it is OB as in ( at the time) stroke and distance" But most recreational players do not know the real rules nor do they care they just agree to play by whatever their group decides. I guess now days I fall into that catagory since I do not play stipulated events any more or a GHIN handicap. Our league does their own handicaps for our play.

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex- 5W TM V-Steel Fubuki 60r--- 7W TM V-Steel UST Pro Force Gold 65R----- 9 W TM V Steel TM MAS stiff---- Irons 2015 TM TP CB Steel Fiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy 2 52* shaft unknown junk pile refugee. SW Callaway PM Grind 56*  Modified sole grind--- KBS Tour Wedge-- LW Vokey 58* SM5 L grind--- Putter Ping B90I Broom Stick 

 

 

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First set of clubs when I was 27 was a mixed set of blades, no two the same.

Cleveland Vas

MacGregor Tourney PCB

Nike VR Covert Forged

Srixon Z 565

Taylormade 790

 

 

Driver - Ping G410

Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Taylormade MG3 50, 54, 58, SM9 60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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15 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

I knew somehow if you came over here you would out do me------ I have owned and still own a lot of clubs but quite a few I have never played with. That was part of my plan in retirement. To play a different set everyday putters and wedges included. Yep you know how that went

 

... I know you have owned waaaaaay more drivers, wedges and especially putters than me. I have really only used 3 putters for my entire golfing career. Wilson 8802, Bobby Grace e 6330 and my current Cleveland 11S. Although I have been looking at the Scotty Phantom 5.5 for awhile now so if I find a bargain on one I'll pick it up.

... Irons have always been my chili's heel and to be fair quiet a few of those sets were not paid for from either being on staff when teaching or submitted for reviews. It was also a different time pre 2000 when we could buy a new or mint used set of irons and turn them around for a slight profit, what we paid or a small acceptable loss. 

Driver:     :taylormade-small:  Qi10 Max 10.5* ... Graphite Design AD-IZr
Fairway:  :cobra-small: Aerojet 3/5 ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:      430 Hybrid 22*... Steelfiber 780Hy 
                  :taylormade-small:  DHy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r 
Irons:       :titleist-small:         '23 T200 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small: Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :EVNROLL:  Custom EV 5.1  33" 
Ball:           Maxfli     Maxfli Tour

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On 3/29/2023 at 4:14 PM, sennysideup said:

Honestly not that many.  Probably 7 iron sets in 30 years.
But putters, wedges, drivers/woods.... certainly much more.

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1 hour ago, chisag said:

 

... More like a nail file for many here. 🤣  At the moment I own 7 sets so more than many here in a lifetime: MIM Tours, Forged Tecs, 588TTs, T100Ss, P760's, Z Forged MBs and Lynx MC Forged. Looking back I have never owned a set of Callaway irons. I would guess somewhere around 60 - 70 so faaaar too many to remember but here are some:

Spalding Executives
Spalding Tour Edition MB
Tiger Shark Piranhas
Bob Toski Custom CB
Tiger Shark Great White
Maxfli Revolution Black Dot
Maxfli A10 Tour
Maxfli VHL
Maxfli VHL Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845
Tommy Armour 845 Mid Size
Tommy Armour 845 MB
Golfsmith 600MB
Golfsmith 600CB
Tour Stage MR23 US Spec
Tour Stage Z101
Nike Forged MB
Cobra SS Forged
Cobra Amp Forged
Cobra Fly Z
Cobra Forged Tour
Mizuno MP33
Mizuno MP63
Mizuno MP59
Titleist 962
Titleist 690MB
Titleist 690.MB
Titleist 762B
Titleist AP2
Titleist 775 CB
Titleist 735
Titleist DCI 990
Titleist 962
Wilson Staff MB
Wilson FG51
Wilson 45s
Wilson RM Forged
Srixon's I701 Tour
Srixon Z745
Taylor Made Burner Tour
Taylor Made 300 Forged
Taylor Made Firesole Tour
Taylor Made RAC TP MB Forged
Taylor Made MC 
Taylor Made P790
Cleveland TA1
Tour Edge ZO MB
Hogan 99 Apex
Ping i10s (for 1 day 🤪

Not counting a couple sets of demo irons from Tour Edge Golf, I have (9) sets of irons right now that I could potentially use myself, and I will have (10) sets once I finish reshafting a 2022 set of Tour Edge Exotics C722 irons that I now technically own because their 2023 sets are now available:

1.) Adam’s Idea Forged cavity backs

2, 3, & 4) three sets of Tour Edge Exotics irons - EXS220, C721s (my gamers for the last three years, and E721s

5 & 6) two sets of Maltby forged irons - a blended set of TS1 and TS2s & a set of black PTM Forged “players cavity backs”

7.) Sub 70 mixed set of 699/699 Pro irons

8 & 9) two sets of ERG Forged irons built as demos - one set is +1” in length and was intended for a customer, as were the Maltby PTM set.

Soon, I will have a set of 2022 Exotics C722 irons with new XCaliber Rapid Taper 95-R graphite shafts in them, as the process of reshafting them began over the weekend.

Beginning in the early to mid 1980s, I have easily owned 4x that many sets of irons — probably many more than that; the most memorable ones were:

Golden Ram Blades (my first real set)

A couple sets of Hogan Apex blades (the Redlines were the best of the bunch)

Several sets of Golfsmith irons that I built when I worked there in the 1990s through early 2000s

Mizuno JPX 800 and JPX 825 sets

Callaway Apex and Apex Pros

Ping i3s

Mizuno JPX 900 (among the best of the bunch)

I have surely forgotten about as many sets as I listed above.

EDIT: I forgot about a couple sets of Taylor Made irons, as well as some Titleist sets.

Also, how could I not count the Cobra King Forged Tec X irons that are currently in my bag?

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DR - Callaway Paradym X, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - T.E. Exotics C722, Diamana D+ 82-S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Callaway Epic Flash, ACCRA Tour X 80S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X (5-GW), KBS TGI 75-R

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100

Putter - Makefield VS custom, 34", 67* lie, 1.75* loft

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023) or Vice Pro Plus (OnCore ELIXR or Maxfli Tour S in winter)

Bags - Vessel

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

driver / off the tee is no longer a weakness for me!

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