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12 hours ago, EZlife007 said:

You all make me feel good about starting to think about a new set. I've owned 3 sets over the last 30 years or so:

Titleist DCI oversize+

Mizuno MP14

Mizuno MP52

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

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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Only Listing the Irons

First set was my Dad's old set Spaulding Kro-flites 4-9 used for my first two years

Wilson Staff Fluid feel 1984 in high school Had to cut lawns for two years to be able to afford them 

Spaulding tour editions because that's what Greg Norman  played 

MacGregor Jack Nicklaus  Muirfield 20th  Because   JACK 

Wilson Staff dynapower 1965 

Wilson Staff Dynapower 1967

Wilson Staff Dynapower 1969  for some reason I got into a vintage Blade  binge 

Ping Zing  2  from 1995 - 2021   Hit them great for 25 years 

Callaway Apex Cf-16

Currently playing Srixon Z585 

54 years young, golfing for 40 years and still loving it play about 3 rounds per month

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I'm one of those guys who plays a set of clubs until I wear them out.  My grandfather taught me how to play and I only remember him having one set of clubs his entire life.  They were some non-descript set my grandmother bought him at Kaufman's in the late 50s.  He was still using them well into the late 70s with the original leather grips.  So I come about my use of clubs genetically.

Anyway here's what I remember:

Wilson K-28 junior clubs

Northwestern Pro Built (bought one club at a time through a local grocery store chain), Wilson Arnold Palmer 8802 putter

Wilson 1200 Gear Effect--full set, Palmer putter still in the bag. 

Callaway X-14--Big Bertha Driver and woods--Slotline Intertial Putter

Mizuno 823s--Callaway Razr Fit Pro driver--Callaway X2 Hot 3 wood, 3-4 hybrid, Scotty Cameron Newport 2.  

Changes coming in 2023.

Driver; Callaway RAZR Fit

Fairway and hybrids: Callaway X2 Pro

Irons: Mizuno JPX 825

Wedges: Mizuno JPX 825 Pro

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2

 

 

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On 3/29/2023 at 8:59 AM, Pvicary said:

and the almost embarrassed to say King Snakes.
 

Played a full set of King Snakes plus AW and 1 iron grade 8-middle of 12, earned a college scholarship with them, loved that set. 

WITB: Driver Ping 410 LST 9 deg; 3W Ping 410 15 deg, Titleist 818 H2 3H 21 deg, Taylormade TP MB (3-PW), Cleveland RTG 54 and 60 deg, Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball, Pro-VI X or Srixon Z-Star XV

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First set was a set of Ram, can’t remember model number after that

Hogan Radials

Wilson Staff

Cleveland TA5

Ping G15

Taylormade M2

 

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion

3wood: Titleist 917F

5 wood: Titleist 917F

irons Titleist T350 5-pe

hybrids Taylormade 4 

wedges: Titleist SM8 50/54/58

putter: Scotty Cameron Newport slotback
 

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31 minutes ago, Mackey said:

Started with a box set as a teen.  My first adult set were Cobra oversized irons in the 90s.  Graduated into KZG irons which were magic.  Played them for 18 years replacing them with the same head and better shafts after 9 years.  Moved to Muira after Tony wrote about them, played those for 9 years.  Switched to PXG 0311p gen three in my 60's and just got fit for the Gen 6. 

I would still play the KZG irons if I could get them.  They were the best.  The Muira were amazing and so unforgiving that as soon as my vision stopped being 20/20 I had to give them up.  The PXG irons are just as easy to hit and soft feeling as the KZG irons but the square groves were a big advantage.

Hey since the USGA have bifurcated the rules on the ball We should get square grooves and anchored putters back right???  They took them away from us because golf had to have one set of rules for everyone. 🤣

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.

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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Junior - Acer (with the red shafts)

High School - King Snake+, 3-AW and 1 iron (great for playing high school comps from the white tees)

College - Mizuno MP-33's 3-PW

Post College - Taylormade R-7 TP 3-PW; Taylormade MB TP 3-PW

Also have a set of Titleist 690MB's and old Hogan Apex blade's that I throw in the bag occasionally for fun.

Donated my MP-33's a number of years ago and still regret it, miss those irons. 

WITB: Driver Ping 410 LST 9 deg; 3W Ping 410 15 deg, Titleist 818 H2 3H 21 deg, Taylormade TP MB (3-PW), Cleveland RTG 54 and 60 deg, Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball, Pro-VI X or Srixon Z-Star XV

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15 minutes ago, funkyjudge said:

(20) sets and (158) putters ...... you amateur!  I'm probably right there with you in the putter category, but I estimate that I have owned at least (45) to (50) sets of irons and more drivers and fairway woods that I can imagine, and that doesn't count the demo sets that I have owned -- and continue to own -- as a representative of various OEM golf club manufacturers.

Pretty good but I will tell you we can not hold a candle to some of the guys in the Classics section of WRX. One guy over there a few years back bought a 48 ft trailer stacked with clubs from a hoard in Niles Michigan. He rented a warehouse to sort stuff out. That hoard is legendary in WRX circles and the Forged Club Appreciation section on Facebook. Another guy from across the pond called Moaning M had a large collection and he was on WRX but he has not posted for years. Another big collector on FB is from Japan and he has an extensive collection and posts something new darn near every day. 

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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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

:ping-small: G425 Driver

:ping-small: G425 3w

 :callaway-small: 2 Hybrid

:srixon-small:  Z585 Irons 3-PW 

467311891_Screenshot2021-12-24002654.jpg.3c87f11fa77f127a10ed922bdcbbcc69.jpg RTX Zipcore 50 Gap, 56 SW, 60 LW

:odyssey-small: 2 ball Putter

 :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour Balls

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Racking my brain and I only remember 4 sets of irons. I've had a bunch of Drivers.

-Knock off set of irons

-Ben Hogan Apex

-Tommy Armor 845

-Ping i3

Been playing golf since I was 8, so.... a long time!

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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* Matrix Ozik TP 7 HD

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

Hybrid: Taylormade M1 19* Matrix Ozik Altus stiff, Titleist TSI 4 & 5 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi AV 65 HY stiff   

Irons:  KZG Forged III 6-P KBS Tour V

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: Srixon Z Star Divide                          

All clubs have Winn Dri-Tac Wraps oversized

 

 

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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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