Learning to be content is one of the most valuable lessons you can learn.
I’ve done the golf equipment merry-go-round. I’m at the two year mark now with no changes to the bag. I’ve proved to myself that I can hit every club in my bag well so when I have a bad round, or start puttIng poorly, or can’t find a fairway with my driver, I know it is me, not my clubs. That logic has helped me break the cycle.
Like many of us I love to bst equipment. The thought process goes like this; I see a Vokey wedge for sale and start thinking that my mint Cleveland wedges aren't good enough. I see a set of Miura irons and think my Mizuno irons aren't good enough.
I'm an analyst by trade and want to immediately dive into the details of grooves, forging process, benefit analysis of cast vs forged, performance gains or losses potential, etc. An hour later I âm completely wrapped around my axel in indecision.
The irony is that I don't play more that 6-8 times a year. I can buy a club new today and it will be near condition a year from now. It just doesn't seem like I âm ever just happy with what I have.
Do you ever feel like this? Have you been able to turn it off? Are you just happy with what you have?
I'm currently on the "slippery slide" everyone talks about. The good news is that it has finally worn my out. I've been playing golf for 4 years and I have a feeling that most go down this slide who are equipment enthusiasts. My weakness is buying/trying irons sets. No desire to change anything else.
At the moment I have or will be receiving the following sets in the next couple days. 3 of the 4 will be on the BST in the near future.
1) Srixon 565/765 with DG AMT X100 Softstepped 1x
Didn't expect to like these as much as I do.
2) Callaway X-Forged 2018 with Project X 5.5
Played these for several months and liked the consistency.
3) Callaway CF-16 with Project X 5.5
Won an auction on the bay that I didn't think I would win. Owned CF-16's before and they were OK. Should have never bid....
4) 2018 Callaway MB Raw with X100 SoftStepped 1x
Bought the heads new and put DG 120 S400's in them. Played for 4 months. Had a moment of weakness and sold them 2 weeks ago. The person who bought them switched the shafts and Listed them for sale and I bought them back.
I have no idea how I am going to narrow these down to one set. I only get to play 3-4 times a month and I'm not patent enough to keep all 4 while I test them during a month.
So how do you know you have found the ONE (iron set)?
Thanks in advance for sharing what your experience has been finding the set that has kept you happy.
Hat Trick wrote:
During the season I'm happy with my sticks. But its winter that gets me thinking and drives me nuts for 6 months until I can get out and trust my sticks again!
*pops over to the BST to try and find a PM Grind 60*