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I’m curious what piece of gear that isn’t a golf club has been your favorite? Can be something you’ve had forever or something you just got and has positively impacted your golfing expedience. 

 

I’ll kick it off. For me it’s been getting an Apple Watch a couple years ago. Not inherently golf gear but it lets me use the GPS apps and track my score and basic stats without having to pull out my phone every shot. I know where I struggle and what to improve. It’s been very beneficial to my game. 

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Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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31 minutes ago, LinksgolfFever said:

For me it has to be my grandpa's old shoes.  After he passed away I would play a round in them on his birthday, but full leather shoes don't do too well in wet environments, so these days they just go in my bag when I am playing on his birthday.

That’s a really great way to honor and remember him. My grandpa passed away this past month and has an old bullseye putter that I’m inheriting. I might have to copy you if you don’t mind. 

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Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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This time of year its the rechargeable hand warmer!!!   😃

Really hot days in the summer its the soak-able cooling towel.

When playing in moderate temperatures its the Shotscope H4. 

 

Modern Bag:  :ping-small: G410 LST 10.5*, Hzrdus Smoke RDX 6.5 Flex;   :titelist-small:  915F 3w, Diamana S+ 70 S flex;  Snake Eyes 18* 2h, 23* 4h & 27* 5h; :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Forged 6 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Edison 2.0 49*, 53*, 57* KBS Tour 120 S;   :ping-small:  Heppler Fetch;  Ball - :Snell: MTB-X; Bag - Jones MyGolfSpy Edition! 

Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

Classic Bag:  Driver - :wilson_staff_small: Persimmon; 3w - :Hogan: Speed Slot; 5w - :wilson_staff_small: Tour Block; 3 - pw - :wilson_staff_small: Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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2 hours ago, aguybadatgolf said:

That’s a really great way to honor and remember him. My grandpa passed away this past month and has an old bullseye putter that I’m inheriting. I might have to copy you if you don’t mind. 

You should do that for sure!!! As an added bonus (I used a bullseye for a long time) you’ll easily see when you are twisting your grip or coming off plane with your stroke. 😆. Might even provide your grandpa with some add-on laughs… 

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What's in the Bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST 3diamond LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

3w/5w: Callaway Rogue ST LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

4i-6i: Callaway '24 Apex CB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

7i-10i: Callaway '24 Apex MB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (matte black) 50ºs-grind/54ºs-grind/58ºz-grind

Putter: Callaway AI-one Jailbird mini DB 35"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mine has to be my Clicgear 3.5+ pushcart that has been with me since 2019 and since I started counting my number of rounds in 2020, it's been in front of me for more than 300 rounds of golf on all kinds of terrain in all kinds of weather - awesome for holding the umbrella and keeping the bag cover in place.  Carries my drinks, rangefinder and phone running the SwingU app, not to mention 100% solid support for every golf bag that's been strapped to it.

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I have to say my Clicgear 4 with Club Booster V2.  I just love walking even more since I don't have to push.  In fact, I wont walk with out it now.   I really like the Nike Air Hybrid 2 bag, but the cart is my favorite.

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Woods:  :callaway-small:  Rogue ST Max LS 9*,  Ventus Blue 6S / :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus+, 15*, MCA Diamana Thump 75S
Hybrid: :PXG: 0317 X Proto 3H & 4H, Ventus Blue 7S  

Irons: :Takomo: Takomo IRON 101 5-PW, Accra T90i S
Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX ZipCore 48*, Accra T90i, 53* & 58*, Accra T100i S
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER1.2, 355g, :kbs: Tour GPS, 33" w/
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Ball: Maxfli Tour
Bag/Cart: :nike-small: '20 Air Hybrid 2 / :Clicgear: 4.0 / Alphard Club Booster V2, Swivel kit
Accessories: :Arccos: 360 /  Garmin G80 / Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized 

 

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I would say my rangefinder for on the course and off the course it would be my alignment sticks.  

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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For me, it's easily the Garmin Fenix 7. It gives me distances, club suggestions, and tracks my score. It's much more convenient than using an app on my phone. I love all of the stats it gives me! (I just wish it could fix my slice. 😉

:taylormade-small: M6 clubs in the bag and a GARMIN Fenix 7 on the wrist!

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4 hours ago, VernL4 said:

For me, it's easily the Garmin Fenix 7. It gives me distances, club suggestions, and tracks my score. It's much more convenient than using an app on my phone. I love all of the stats it gives me! (I just wish it could fix my slice. 😉

I have been tossing around the idea of getting a watch that can track my distances and give stats on strokes gained. The app I use is 18Birdies and it does a great job giving yardages and tracking basic stats like GIR, FWH, and PPH. Just lacks the very detailed stats such. Does the Garmin track that?

Tester for PingS159 Wedges

Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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My MyGolfSpy driver cover. It's just the best!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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17 minutes ago, aguybadatgolf said:

I have been tossing around the idea of getting a watch that can track my distances and give stats on strokes gained. The app I use is 18Birdies and it does a great job giving yardages and tracking basic stats like GIR, FWH, and PPH. Just lacks the very detailed stats such. Does the Garmin track that?

Shot scope is a great format for all of what you are looking for, I would check them out as well.

B_LinksGolf "Any day golfing is better than a day in the office"

What's in the Bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST 3diamond LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

3w/5w: Callaway Rogue ST LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

4i-6i: Callaway '24 Apex CB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

7i-10i: Callaway '24 Apex MB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (matte black) 50ºs-grind/54ºs-grind/58ºz-grind

Putter: Callaway AI-one Jailbird mini DB 35"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In first place, it's my sunscreen. I have a fairly pale complexion, so I burn pretty easily. So I have to make sure at least my face/ears/neck are good and lathered up before each round or range session.

A close second is the Shot Scope H4. I just started using it towards the end of this season, but I've found the information gathered so far to be very helpful. I look forward to keeping track of my stats this upcoming season to really see where my good and bad areas are so I can focus on them.

My vintage piece is an old Sucrets metal tin (think Altoids tin, but way older) my dad gave me when I first started playing some 35 years ago. I used to keep my tees and divot tool and other things in there. Now it's more of a just a mix of random things I've accumulated over the years - foreign coin, some old range coin, ball markers, etc. It's always in the bag, whether I keep anything needed in there or not.

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In My Sun Mountain C-130 'merica Cart Bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth+ Rocket 3W, 13.5* turned down to 12.75*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 75g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
Ball: :maxfli: Tour & Testing :OnCore: Vero X1
Technology: :ShotScope: H4 w/ Tags, Pro L2 Rangefinder

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I'd say my flask but someone beat me to it .....

I could say my GolfPad app as well, but somone beat me to that as well.

So I'm left with my cool divot repair tool that has a magnet with a ball marker and a hook for opening bottles.

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Titleist T400 Irons, 5-GW
Vokey Wedges, 50 and 56
Cleveland Launcher 3 Wood and Cleveland 10.5C HB Soft Putter
Titleist Tour Soft
 

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I gotta go with either sunscreen or my koozie that I picked up at Bellerive during the PGA Championship.

Driver:            :cobra-small: Aerojet 9* | Hzrdus Black Gen 4
Fairway:         :ping-small: G410 3W 13* | Alta CB 65
Hybrid:           :titleist-small: TS2 18* | Tensei AV Blue 70 S
Hybrid:           :ping-small: iCrossover 20* | Kai'li White 80
Irons:              :taylormade-small: P790 5-PW | DG S300
Wedges:         :titleist-small: Vokey SM9 | 52, 56, 60 | DG S200
Putter:            :L.A.B.: Link.1 | Accra x LAB

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1 hour ago, aguybadatgolf said:

I have been tossing around the idea of getting a watch that can track my distances and give stats on strokes gained. The app I use is 18Birdies and it does a great job giving yardages and tracking basic stats like GIR, FWH, and PPH. Just lacks the very detailed stats such. Does the Garmin track that?

Yes, Garmin shows these stats. Strokes gained is shown and split into Drive, Approach, Chip, and Putt. There are also Recovery and Bunker stats. Drive stats shows the percentage of tee shots that are left, center, or right of the fairway. This can be filtered by the different clubs you have used off the tee. If your shot is on the edge of the fairway and the watch thinks it was off the fairway, this can be changed, but I find it to be very accurate. Approach stats show accuracy of hitting the green. There is a distance accuracy graph and GIR stat on this section as well. Stats can be broken down by course. There you see your average score, GIR, putts per hole and drive accuracy as well. These are the free features. If you add the CT10 sensors (I do not have these.), you can also see more detailed chip and putt stats. I find that the watch automatically detects about 95% of the shots without these sensors. The watch struggles a bit with recognizing shorter swings.

I have the Fenix because I also hike and bike. If golf is your primary activity, there are several models that are more focused on just that.

A friend used the 18 birdies app for the last round we played together. After seeing my watch and the Garmin golf app and stats that it shows, he admitted that it's much better than the 18 birdies app. 

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:taylormade-small: M6 clubs in the bag and a GARMIN Fenix 7 on the wrist!

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36 minutes ago, VernL4 said:

Yes, Garmin shows these stats. Strokes gained is shown and split into Drive, Approach, Chip, and Putt. There are also Recovery and Bunker stats. Drive stats shows the percentage of tee shots that are left, center, or right of the fairway. This can be filtered by the different clubs you have used off the tee. If your shot is on the edge of the fairway and the watch thinks it was off the fairway, this can be changed, but I find it to be very accurate. Approach stats show accuracy of hitting the green. There is a distance accuracy graph and GIR stat on this section as well. Stats can be broken down by course. There you see your average score, GIR, putts per hole and drive accuracy as well. These are the free features. If you add the CT10 sensors (I do not have these.), you can also see more detailed chip and putt stats. I find that the watch automatically detects about 95% of the shots without these sensors. The watch struggles a bit with recognizing shorter swings.

I have the Fenix because I also hike and bike. If golf is your primary activity, there are several models that are more focused on just that.

A friend used the 18 birdies app for the last round we played together. After seeing my watch and the Garmin golf app and stats that it shows, he admitted that it's much better than the 18 birdies app. 

Thanks for the info! I also mountain bike and ski which is why I’ve never gone with a full on golf watch. I had an old Garmin before this that I liked a lot for everything but golf since it didn’t have that capability yet. 

Tester for PingS159 Wedges

Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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The only things that can keep me mellow when I pull left off the tee for the 7th straight hole...

'Namaste'

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Driver:  :taylormade-small: Qi10 Max

Hybrid: 🐏 FX Max 5h

5i-9i: 🐏 FX Max 10

Wedges: :titleist-small: 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter:  :cleveland-small: HB Soft 14

Ball: :odin:

 

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1 hour ago, aguybadatgolf said:

Thanks for the info! I also mountain bike and ski which is why I’ve never gone with a full on golf watch. I had an old Garmin before this that I liked a lot for everything but golf since it didn’t have that capability yet. 

The Fenix, Epix, and Instinct models all track golf, mountain biking, and skiing. They also have what they call Mountain Bike Dynamics. It gives you a score that you can use to compare runs that you make on the same course. Fenix and Epix also have offline ski maps and mapping for hiking and biking trails. Oh, one more thing. The battery life- mine (Fenix 7) gets about 18 days per charge!

:taylormade-small: M6 clubs in the bag and a GARMIN Fenix 7 on the wrist!

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Where to start I’ll start with what’s been in my bag for ever! The Kahili full rare Pokemon card was a fun pull when I first met my wife! Been in the bag ever since ! The Tiger upper deck card I got when he won in Milwaukee his first win!image.jpg.4f6a37e0e302335014090e94dc45dae3.jpg

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Driver:      :Sub70:849 Pro-:projectx:HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 6.0-NO1 50 Series Grip
Fairway:   :Sub70:949X-:projectx:HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 6.0 (1/2 inch short)-NO1 50 Series Grip
Driving Irons:     :Sub70:699 Pro 2-:truetemper: DG S400- NO1 50 Series Grips

Irons:     Custom:Sub70: 639 CB 5-Pw :truetemper: DG S400- NO1 50 Series Grips   
Wedges:   WedgeFx 52,56,60-:truetemper: DG S400Shafts-NO1 50 Series Grips 
Putter:      :Sub70: Sycamore 007-NO1 P90 Pistol Grip
Ball:           :odin:X1

Bag:     Side Street- Back9 Backpack Bag

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I would have to say that my two Vessel golf bags (one cart bag and one carry stand bag) are my favorites, followed by my Squairz golf shoes.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke TD, Newton Motion 4-Dot

4W - Callaway Paradym 3HL, Newton Motion Fairway shaft, 4-Dot

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

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Callaway Paradym, HZRDUS Silver Gen 4, S-flex

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

Putter - (currently in flux, but usually an Evnroll 8V

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Ghost Golf Maverick Black Ops

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

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

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