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On that thought what was your first set of clubs? Mine were some cut down ladies clubs, don't even remember the brand.

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I'm guessing like many folks my first set was a half set of Northwestern clubs. 1w, 3w, 3i, 5i, 7i, 9i and putter. They are still at my parents house and we cut down a couple of them so my nephews could use them.

 

First full set was the original Titleist DCI's.

Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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My first set were tourpedos they were a ping knockoff and the driver was smaller than my 5 wood is now.

MY BAG-

Driver- Taylormade SLDR 12* (Speeder 7.2vc tour spec S)

3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

All Left Handed!

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I was pretty close to my full height (6' 2") but the time I started playing golf in 8th grade, so I never had a "junior" set. My first set was a starter set of MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Golden Bears (1W, 3W, 3, 5, 7, 9 iron and putter) that my parents generously bought for me. A couple years later I saved up my summer earnings and bought a full set of MacGregor Jack Nicklaus Triple Crowns (1, 3, 4 woods and 2-W irons) that I used through high school.

 

My firend, who was shorter, played a set of Wilson Sam Snead Blue Ridge clubs that were smaller scale than the regular adult clubs (shorter length, smaller grips, etc.).

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My first set was Sam Snead Fairway woods and Tony Penna irons. I cleaned them out of the garage last month and debated about keeping them, but decided I would never use them again. Even though I play some blade like irons now these did not feel good when I took them to the course last month so they went off to the dump with 500 like clubs.

 

Before you ask why I did not recycle these, three years ago I was given clubs by darned near every member of my club for the Boys and Girls Club. I culled out all the usable sets for beginners and the rest found their way to my garage. Since I did not need them for the past three years I let the city take care of them for me.

 

Driver:      :taylormade-small:  SIM2 Max 9° -2° on Fujikura VENTUS Blue 5S

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190 5w  On Fujikura VENTUS Blue 6s

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX 7w  Flat on Project X Hzrdus Yellow 

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX  9w  Flat on Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:     :ping-small:  G425MAX  6 H and 7H Flat on UST ProForce V2 

Irons:     :benhogan-small: ICON Black 7-P on UST Recoil SmacWrap 760

Wedges: :benhogan-small: Equalizer II Black 50°, 54° & 60° on UST Recoil SmacWrap 760

Putter:    :EVNROLL: ER5B

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X :taylormade-small: TP5x 

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  

Range Finder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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My first set was a box set of PGF Progressors when I was 12. Likewise the fairway metals and driver heads are tiny compared to todays. I actually still had these up until July of this year (20 years) and they were still in great condition. Actually, I'm still using the same Cartbag from the set, and it's still in mint condition. I'm an equipment salesman's worst nightmare...

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US Kids Golf driver, 8i, 9i, sw, and putter. Eventually upgraded to my dads old knock off cobra oversizes.

What's In The Bag:

 

Adams 9064LS

Ben Hogan Edge CFT Ti

Ben Hogan Apex Edge 4-PW

TaylorMade ATV 50* 54*

Mizuno Bettinardi BC3 Tour Issue

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My cousin's husband gave me a set of old golf clubs that were in his garage. The woods were made out of wood, the irons were really thin and beat up blades, and the putter was some piece of crap. It came with the putter, 1 wood, 2 wood, 3 wood, and 2-PW. These weren't the best to start with but I hit them on the range a couple of times. I then upgraded to a junior Golden Bear set with a junior Nike Ignite putter and used that for a while until I got more serious clubs.

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Northwestern's for me too.

 

Driver, 3 wood

 

5i, 7i, 9i

 

putter.

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Kroydon Paul Harney's - Driver, Spoon, 3,5,7,9 putter! I got them when I was around 14 - didn't get a new set until I was 21 and had broken 80 - I did add an utility wedge to the mix somewhere along the line though.

 

When I started playing I'd go out into a field and hit balls with hickory shafted clubs that belonged to a friend's father. Imagine that!

 

I do remember those Northwesterns - a few of my friends in the Caddy Shack had those when we'd go out to play.

 

Great thread

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Played 1953 Ben Hogan irons with some slightly later hogan woods until I was 14, which was 1991! They were my grandads second clubs, still have them in the garage. Then I moved on to a set of Maruman 41cx, which after that felt quite forgiving!

Rest in peace long sticks - I'll remember you

 

TM Burner Superfast 2.0 TP Regular

TM RBZ Stage 2 Fairway 14.5 stiff

Adams Blue Hybrid No. 3 stiff

Adams Super xtdHybrid 21.5 Stiff

 

Ping G30 4 and 5 Iron - Regular CFS Shaft

Ping i25 6 - PW Regular CFS Shaft

TM Y Groove Gap Wedge

Cleveland CG10 Sand Wedge

 

PingTR Piper Putter, adjustable shaft, SuperStroke Fatso

 

Titleist StaDry Cart Bag

 

Motocaddy S3 Pro Trolley

 

Foot Joy City, Adidas Boost Boa and Adidas Superstar shoes

 

Pro V1x in the summer, Titleist Velocity in the winter.

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I only started playing 7 years ago, so my first set of irons were Ping Eye 2's and a G5 driver from my FIL. About 2 years later I bought a set of Cobra FP's that I still have in the basement, along with the G5.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0

Hybrid: :Sub70: 949X Pro 2 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Lemme see. This has to be around '79/80

 

Guy in the shop grabbed some old rentals and cut em down. I had blue ladies grips which I hated then but in hindsight would be super cool now.

 

I love Google, found some pics:

 

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I then had 3,5,7,9 in bladez random brands. 7 iron was somthing my dad had bought in the 60's for pitch and putt and I never cut down cause I wanted to preserve the leather grip.

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I was 9 years old and my first summer job was caddying at Oakley CC just outside of Boston. I worked all summer and eyed that last jr set everyday walking passed the golf shop. Finally around labor day weekend i had saved enough to buy the Wilson 1200jr set - driver, spoon 5i, 7i, 9i, sw, and black bullseye looking putter with bag.

 

I was hooked - just found it on ebay

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WILSON-1200-JR-LEFTHAND-GOLF-SET-NEAR-FLAWLESS-COND-/220707579564?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item33633266ac

 

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