I thought I had found peace

Lancj1Lancj1 Members Posts: 885 ✭✭
Settled bag, sold all the spares, just me and my 14 clubs. Peace. Calm.



A few smug boastful posts to that effect....



Then ping introduce a £200 forged wedge and I am thinking of getting two that won't improve my scores and maybe will make them worse



Im back.... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
G Max Driver, Tour 65 Stiff
G400 3 & 5 Woods Alta CB Reg
G400 2,3,4,5 Hybrids Alta CB Reg
G410 Irons, 6-U, Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
Glide Stealth 54 (SS) & 58 (WS) Green Dot, Alta CB Reg + 1/2"
Ping Sigma 2 Valor, Stealth

Disclaimer*

I'm a handicap golfer in my 50's. Any opinions I have about golf equipment or professional golfers or the game in general should be taken as seriously as you would the opinions of a random guy in the fourball ahead of you who just shot 92 but is usually better than that.

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  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,898 ✭✭
    Lancj1 wrote:


    Settled bag, sold all the spares, just me and my 14 clubs. Peace. Calm.



    A few smug boastful posts to that effect....



    Then ping introduce a £200 forged wedge and I am thinking of getting two that won't improve my scores and maybe will make them worse



    Im back.... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




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    Pings from the beginning

    OGA member 1415
    or is it 1514...
    I don't remember exactly
  • ZBigStickZBigStick Practice Perfect Form Members Posts: 5,313 ✭✭
    I don’t see the problem. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]M4 9.5˚(10˚) GD TP-6[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]BB Alpha 816 16˚(15˚) Rogue I/O 70
    Apex 20˚ Kuro Kage Black 80
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    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Z U45 23˚ Steelfiber i95
    Z 745 5-PW Steelfiber i110 cw
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    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]RTX-4 50˚M, 56˚F (55˚), 60˚F S400 ti[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Spider Tour L-neck Silver
    Pro V1 2017
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    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]TP-5[/font]
    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Oakley Targetline Prizm Golf Dark[/font]
  • DJGainerDJGainer Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    What has helped me with slowing/stopping my gear acquisition problems has been to read through some of the older equipment reviews on the site. The specific cure is seeing all the rave reviews of equipment that came out 5-7 years ago and realizing that there will be another round of new equipment everyone raves about next year, and then the year after. That assures me I don't need to go drop $500 on a driver of $300 on a putter just because I am bored mid-season.
  • the bishopthe bishop Members Posts: 3,231 ✭✭
    Yeah but then you're gonna have those brand new wedges sitting there making those G400 irons look like shiat. Better pick up some i500's while you're at it.
    Dynacraft Avatar Evolution 10.5* - Proforce V2 HL - S
    TM M1 Tour issue 14* - Maltby ProSeries FW - S
    Maltby KE4 Tour 19*/22* - Kuro Kage Black 80hy - S
    Maltby MMB 17 - DGS300
    W/S PMP Raw 52/56/60 - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    W/S Bucktown
  • taylormade4lifetaylormade4life Members Posts: 1,272 ✭✭
    edited Aug 7, 2018 #6
    the bishop wrote:


    Yeah but then you're gonna have those brand new wedges sitting there making those G400 irons look like shiat. Better pick up some i500's while you're at it.




    If you give a wrx’er a wedge, he is going to want some irons and a driver to go with it..
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,353 ✭✭

    the bishop wrote:


    Yeah but then you're gonna have those brand new wedges sitting there making those G400 irons look like shiat. Better pick up some i500's while you're at it.




    If you give a wrx’er a wedge, he is going to want some irons and a driver to go with it..




    ......and a putter.....
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • St JimmySt Jimmy Members Posts: 410 ✭✭
    I'm in a similar place.

    My bag is set perfectly for my home course and i'm playing some of my best golf ever.



    Then I saw a picture of the JPX 919's and my palms are starting to sweat.
    Ping G400
    Ping G400 stretch 3
    Mizuno HM 4 iron bent to 19 degrees
    Miura CB-57 3-PW
    Miura Y Grind 51
    Miura K Grind 56
    Scotty Golo 3
  • SUITSSUITS Members Posts: 927 ✭✭
    I have two of the same putter so I can try different grips, a reserve 56 wedge for when mine wears out. And a backup driver . I sold a couple extras a few weeks back, tried to give up the ho game. It’s hard
  • Snowman9000Snowman9000 Members Posts: 1,096 ✭✭
    DJGainer wrote:


    What has helped me with slowing/stopping my gear acquisition problems has been to read through some of the older equipment reviews on the site. The specific cure is seeing all the rave reviews of equipment that came out 5-7 years ago and realizing that there will be another round of new equipment everyone raves about next year, and then the year after. That assures me I don't need to go drop $500 on a driver of $300 on a putter just because I am bored mid-season.




    I particularly like the posts from a year or two back saying, “I can’t imagine this driver ever leaving my bag”, but their profile has a different driver in it now.
    Driver 915 D2
    5W Wilson Fybrid
    4h, 5h Adams Idea Tech 2015
    5-AW Snake Eyes Viper MS, graphite
    58º Callaway MD2 Forged S grind
    Putter TM Rossa Daytona 6
  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    Lancj1 wrote:


    Settled bag, sold all the spares, just me and my 14 clubs. Peace. Calm.



    A few smug boastful posts to that effect....



    Then ping introduce a £200 forged wedge and I am thinking of getting two that won't improve my scores and maybe will make them worse



    Im back.... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    Think I'd get the 60 for everything around the greens - the small head will help in the rough to get to ball and get it up, and the low bounce in tight lies and flops. The bunker? Will need to test it out but I'd have an Glide 2 Stealth ES Grind as a 56.
    "My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch" - Lee Trevino

    Bag: Ping G400 Max/TPT Golf Series 17 ● Exotics EX10 Beta 4, 5 wd ● PXG 0317 4H/Tensei CK Pro Red 70 ● Mizuno 919F 5-GW/Accra i80 ● Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56ES, 60SS ●Evnroll ER8
  • rwlrwl Lil' Dickie Members Posts: 214 ✭✭
    SUITS wrote:


    I have two of the same putter so I can try different grips, a reserve 56 wedge for when mine wears out. And a backup driver . I sold a couple extras a few weeks back, tried to give up the ho game. It's hard




    If you only have 1 backup driver you need to leave this site immediately & don't come back until you're ready to start ho'ing it up! Security, remove this man!
    This week`s Starting Line-Up:

    B-Stone J815 w/ Fubuki ZT 60, Stiff
    B-Stone J15 3 & 5 w/Fubuki ZT 75, Stiff
    910H 21* w/ Diamana Ahina, Stiff
    B-Stone J40 Combo set w/ Steelfiber i95, Stiff, 5 - Pw
    52*, 56*, 60* Vokey SM5's
    Ping Ti Anser Wrx
  • kiwihackerkiwihacker Members Posts: 708 ✭✭
    DJGainer wrote:


    What has helped me with slowing/stopping my gear acquisition problems has been to read through some of the older equipment reviews on the site. The specific cure is seeing all the rave reviews of equipment that came out 10-15 years ago and realizing that there will be another round of new equipment everyone raves about next year, and then the year after. That assures me I don't need to go drop $500 on a driver of $300 on a putter just because I am bored mid-season.




    Fixed for accuracy.
    Cobra King F6 Driver 10.5°
    17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
    20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
    Taylormade R7 TP 5-PW irons
    Cleveland RTX 2 5O°, 54°, Callaway MD Forged 58°
    Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,721 ✭✭
    Glide Forged are gorgeous, but $280? (here in Canada)
    All Mizuno bag for this year.
    ST-190 Driver, 3/5 wood
    919F 4-pw Nippon 105R
    S18 50, 54, 60
    Spider X putter
    TP5(2018)


    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly
  • hmurrayhmurray Members Posts: 27
    edited Aug 9, 2018 #15
    Lancj1 wrote:


    Settled bag, sold all the spares, just me and my 14 clubs. Peace. Calm.



    A few smug boastful posts to that effect....



    Then ping introduce a £200 forged wedge and I am thinking of getting two that won't improve my scores and maybe will make them worse



    Im back.... image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />




    Settled my bag in may. Told our teaching pro I was going to stick with everything for the year. Fast forward to August, PING i500 5-U and 54 & 58 degree Glide Forged wedges.....I Ho, I HO, it's off to the golf store I go!.............
    Titleist TS3
    PING 19* Hybrid
    Srixon Z585 4i / Z785 5-PW w/ Nippon 120
    Cleveland RTX4 - 50, 54, 58
    Taylormade Spider X Navy/White
  • 41NAS41NAS Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    I was quitting golf 5 days ago and now I am considering replacing my entire bag instead!
  • Titleist_242Titleist_242 ClubWRX Posts: 1,621 ✭✭
    41NAS wrote:


    I was quitting golf 5 days ago and now I am considering replacing my entire bag instead!




    you're a good man. it's always the equipments' fault. glad you're back.
    917D3 8.5 Oban Kiyoshi Tour Ltd 60-04
    915F 15 Speeder Evo 661S Blue
    716 T-MB 2 Project X LZ 6.0
    716 T-MB 4 Modus3 125S
    714 AP2 Modus3 125S
    SC Buttonback Newport 34"
    TVD M 50/54
    TVD V 60
  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn... Members Posts: 1,036 ✭✭
    Y'all got a problem. My bag has been set for minutes now and I couldn't be happier.
    915 D3 7.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
    Mizzy MP-5 4-9 C-Taper
    SM6 47º, 52º, 56º C-Taper
    Mizzy S18 60-06º Blue Ion
    Scotty Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"


    WITB link
  • TexasCarlosTexasCarlos Unregistered Posts: 861 ✭✭
    I mean, I don't see anything wrong here image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' /> . Im the same way, just love to add new toys, love to try and find something wrong with something SO SO right in my bag lol
    G400 LST
    TM SLDR TS
    Apex UT 18'
    Apex MB 18'
    RTX 2.0 Raw
    Ping Anser Milled
  • Titleist_242Titleist_242 ClubWRX Posts: 1,621 ✭✭


    Y'all got a problem. My bag has been set for minutes now and I couldn't be happier.




    that 909f2 is sticking out like a sore thumb, time for a 917F2!
    917D3 8.5 Oban Kiyoshi Tour Ltd 60-04
    915F 15 Speeder Evo 661S Blue
    716 T-MB 2 Project X LZ 6.0
    716 T-MB 4 Modus3 125S
    714 AP2 Modus3 125S
    SC Buttonback Newport 34"
    TVD M 50/54
    TVD V 60
  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn... Members Posts: 1,036 ✭✭



    Y'all got a problem. My bag has been set for minutes now and I couldn't be happier.




    that 909f2 is sticking out like a sore thumb, time for a 917F2!




    I'll probably just buy every model and loft in the TS series to keep the plethora of 3 woods in my basement company. They'll look great sitting in my office.
    915 D3 7.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
    Mizzy MP-5 4-9 C-Taper
    SM6 47º, 52º, 56º C-Taper
    Mizzy S18 60-06º Blue Ion
    Scotty Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"


    WITB link
  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
    Similar position as OP...



    Had my bag set at the start of the season. M4 driver, M1 5 wood, Adams XTD Forged irons, Engage wedge, Carbon Ringo putter.



    Then I go to pick up my custom ordered M4 driver and find a 2017 M2 3HL with hzrdus shaft sitting in pre-owned...5 wood and 3HL trade blows and 3HL wins (for now).



    Adams are great but just not as "free and easy" as I'd like. Along comes a mizuno fitting day at my course. Ordered 900 Forged...played maybe 10 rounds with them before I realize I prefer something that makes me earn it. Mizzy out and Adams back in!



    Love my Engage wedge but the grip is starting to go and the grooves aren't what they used to be. Pick up a Mac Daddy Forged for a heck of a deal. Sand game is better than ever! Then one day it's worse than bad! Like I would've been better with an 8 iron out of the traps kinda bad! Engage isn't back in yet but he's warming up in the bullpen.



    Ringo is everything I wanted in a putter, raw finish, no alignment, solid feel, beautiful milling, great sound! Then I play in a 2 day event at my course and it was like Ray Charles was on the greens. Just couldn't get anything to drop even 4 footers were a prayer. So now I'm working my Machine putter and ordered a toulon Atlanta. I just don't know!



    Even the bag itself has been all over the place. I was rocking a Ping 4 series then walked one day and used my L8 (old school I know) and now I'm using that one but I'm thinking about going back to my old J-bag (I'm nostalgic for Ping bags what can I say).



    The only consistent and peaceful thing has been my golf ball. Bridgestone Tour B XS.



    And today I'm going to play and lord knows if something will get the yank and another dark horse will start for my weekend rotation tomorrow. I'm a mess...
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/pierso2
  • 20six20six Members Posts: 563 ✭✭
    The Fed can only do so much. It is incumbent upon those of us with the means to do so to keep the economy humming. Buy! Buy! Buy!
  • Titleist_242Titleist_242 ClubWRX Posts: 1,621 ✭✭
    pierso2 wrote:


    Similar position as OP...



    Had my bag set at the start of the season. M4 driver, M1 5 wood, Adams XTD Forged irons, Engage wedge, Carbon Ringo putter.



    Then I go to pick up my custom ordered M4 driver and find a 2017 M2 3HL with hzrdus shaft sitting in pre-owned...5 wood and 3HL trade blows and 3HL wins (for now).



    Adams are great but just not as "free and easy" as I'd like. Along comes a mizuno fitting day at my course. Ordered 900 Forged...played maybe 10 rounds with them before I realize I prefer something that makes me earn it. Mizzy out and Adams back in!



    Love my Engage wedge but the grip is starting to go and the grooves aren't what they used to be. Pick up a Mac Daddy Forged for a heck of a deal. Sand game is better than ever! Then one day it's worse than bad! Like I would've been better with an 8 iron out of the traps kinda bad! Engage isn't back in yet but he's warming up in the bullpen.



    Ringo is everything I wanted in a putter, raw finish, no alignment, solid feel, beautiful milling, great sound! Then I play in a 2 day event at my course and it was like Ray Charles was on the greens. Just couldn't get anything to drop even 4 footers were a prayer. So now I'm working my Machine putter and ordered a toulon Atlanta. I just don't know!



    Even the bag itself has been all over the place. I was rocking a Ping 4 series then walked one day and used my L8 (old school I know) and now I'm using that one but I'm thinking about going back to my old J-bag (I'm nostalgic for Ping bags what can I say).



    The only consistent and peaceful thing has been my golf ball. Bridgestone Tour B XS.



    And today I'm going to play and lord knows if something will get the yank and another dark horse will start for my weekend rotation tomorrow. I'm a mess...




    Man i know some of us are really bad equipment hos but you're something else lol
    917D3 8.5 Oban Kiyoshi Tour Ltd 60-04
    915F 15 Speeder Evo 661S Blue
    716 T-MB 2 Project X LZ 6.0
    716 T-MB 4 Modus3 125S
    714 AP2 Modus3 125S
    SC Buttonback Newport 34"
    TVD M 50/54
    TVD V 60
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭
    the bishop wrote:


    Yeah but then you're gonna have those brand new wedges sitting there making those G400 irons look like shiat. Better pick up some i500's while you're at it.




    It’s funny, because it’s true.



    I love everything in my bag. It’s been years since there wasn’t anything that was screaming to be replaced. It’s a little disconcerting.



    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway 2019 PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,353 ✭✭
    My bag is all set........................



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    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
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