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I see what your problem is.........you're a Lefty!

 

No wonder you can't figure out how to use 14 clubs for 18 holes......LOL

 

Whatever the number of clubs.....just go out and enjoy the game.

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I see what your problem is.........you're a Lefty!

 

No wonder you can't figure out how to use 14 clubs for 18 holes......LOL

 

Whatever the number of clubs.....just go out and enjoy the game.

I did learn to play right handed but it felt funny lol so I switched.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Love it! Wish the rules were 10 for us. That would speed up play for sure.

Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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This is my updated set got a classic burner the other day and I love it.

Does that Burner have the "bubble shaft" in it? there are a couple of retirees around here that I know that are real devoted to those. In fact when I go to yard sales or the thrift stores and I see one cheap I pick it up for them for the spare shafts. I also must be the dumb one around here I am the only one that will put grips on those shafts. I guess I am a glutton for punishment

Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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Does that Burner have the "bubble shaft" in it? there are a couple of retirees around here that I know that are real devoted to those. In fact when I go to yard sales or the thrift stores and I see one cheap I pick it up for them for the spare shafts. I also must be the dumb one around here I am the only one that will put grips on those shafts. I guess I am a glutton for punishment

Yes it does. It is a stock bubble shaft stiff flex and I am in love with it I hit it off the tee 200 to 220 right down the middle most every shot.

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I have played many rounds with just a few clubs, as a mater of fact, on I10 just west of Jacksonville, Florida, I hid a "Sunday bag" containing a 5w, 7i, Wedge and a putter.  I bought these in like November of 2006 at a road side tent sale for $50(?) bucks, don't really remember but since I was going to be back and fourth for the next 6 months, I would hid them in the woods by the side of the road, and get them next time I was there a couple weeks later.  Finally, I simply did not go back after May of 2007.

 

But I have also played a 1 club round or 4 club rounds etc.  These are fun and you are 100% correct in your assertion that it does not take 14 clubs to have fun.  Nor does it take 14 clubs to score well.  A lot of higher handicapper would benefit if they had nothing larger than a 23-24* hybrid and nothing with more loft than 55*.  I once shot a 37 with just a 6 iron and used it for putting also. and a guy who had never broken 90 at the time also shot a 42.  He was shocked.

 

However, I do not believe that I score my best with less than 12 clubs.  Granted there are two clubs I could lose and it would not effect my score much at all.  I might have to play some holes differently, but dropping the 3 wood and 64 wedge would have minimal effect on my score.  But the rules allow 14 so why not.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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I have not tried the original so I can't give you a comparison but I love the feel of the Wilson. I bought it with the intent to just try it but now I can't keep it out of my bag. It's so good on fast greens.

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I have not tried the original so I can't give you a comparison but I love the feel of the Wilson. I bought it with the intent to just try it but now I can't keep it out of my bag. It's so good on fast greens.

 

That's how I was with my Acushnet, but I picked up something more modern but it has some similarities. I may have to pick up one of these for my collection.

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I got my first real practice of the season in. None of the courses around me are open so I went to my dad's country land where he has plenty of practice field. I decided to get my yardages down. I came away with some real yardages for the season. My wrist injury(constant battle) flared up so only got an hour in. What I found was that I am a really straight hitter like usual but man I am a short hitter. Practiced with my fitted driver and my exotics 5w. Exotics are long. I hit the 5w about 190 and the driver 200 so I usually will carry the 5w. Here's some stats some of you might like...I hit my 52* wedge(not in the bag) only 45 yards tops. Off the turf of course cause I wouldn't use it off the tee. I still break 100 every round so you can be short and still play decent golf.

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5 clubs

 

I would try that but I would probably be playing the back 9 with my putter and my sand wedge!

 

 

Driver             TaylorMade           R1                    Standard Flex

3W                  Ping                       G15                  Stiff Flex

5W                  Ping                       G15                  Stiff Flex   

4i - PW, GW   Mizuno                  825 Pro            Stiff Flex

54 degree      Cleveland             588 RTX           Standard Flex 

58 degree      Cleveland             588 RTX           Standard Flex

Putter              Ping                      Craz E Too

Ball                 Bridgestone         330 RX

 

Left Handed

Handicap 18.21

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There are some clubs that I never get to use, I reckon I could get rid of certain clubs too.

 

My utility is my old faithful workhorse, whenever I need to get from point A to point B and there's quite a bit of real estate in between, so this 1 club replaces my 3 wood, 3, 4 and 5 irons.

 

My 3 wood & 3, 4 and 5 irons are almost never used. So is my 9 iron, which goes the same distance as my PW, but I'm way more comfortable with my PW.

 

So at most I can get rid of 5 clubs here.

Now in my bag:

TM SLDR 10.5 Deg with Matrix Ozik 6Q3 S flex

TM VSteel 15 deg 3 wood

Cleveland Launcher Hybrid 18 deg Diamana Red Board Stiff

Titleist ZB Forged Iron 3-PW DG S200 Steel Shaft

Cleveland CG15 46, 52, 56, 60 Wedges

Scotty Cameron California Del Mar

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