Winter withdrawal = trouble

tokeybtokeyb Gonna get betterOmahaClubWRX Posts: 361 ClubWRX
edited Jan 9, 2019 1:28pm in General Golf Talk #1
UPDATE! I bought another set of irons, but am in the process of selling a set and the putter that I bought less than 2 months ago. Thankfully some warmer weather has had me on the course quite a bit and tamped down the BST/EBay traffic somewhat.



My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...



There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.



Since I played last, I:

- sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss

- sold two sets of wedges

- sold a 3 wood

- bought a driver

- bought a 3 wood

- bought a hybrid

- bought a set of irons

- bought 4 wedges

- bought 3 dozen balls

- bought a 5 wood

- bought a putter

- bought a 5 round punch card

- bought a city-wide punch card

I'm sure I've already forgotten more.



The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups.  But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play! 



There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37. I need help. Deleting eBay app now...

Mizuno ST-180 10.5*
TEE 3w 15*
TM Burner Rescue 4 & 5
Cobra King Forged (5-G)
Scratch 8820 (56*)
Odyssey White Hot Rx 2, Tour Snsr 106cc
Project(a)
**Right at single digits - gonna get better**
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  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    No worries, just don't sell the clubs that were your 37. After your 3rd round of next year that bag will be back. Mid 40s rounds with brand new equipment is not all it's cracked up to be:)
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,354 ✭✭
    I live in Florida during the fall and winter. We just came back to VA for 3 weeks and it snowed as soon as we got here. Since then I have bought 3 sets of PING irons, 2 TM drivers and a PING driver. I can't even make it 3 weeks.
    Cobra Max 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler T Rail 19*
    Cobra Baffler 5h
    Maltby Tricept F1 6-GW
    Callaway Sure Out 56*
    Odyssey V-Line
  • rwc356rwc356 Chicago, IllinoisMembers Posts: 315 ✭✭
    Man I know the feeling. I played 9 holes this week and looking at the Chicago forecast, it probably was my last round for the year.



    So, I've already started looking at my stats for the year and have started the annual "gee maybe I need change my swing to be a better golfer next season". Based on past history, I will start re-reading Hogan, Trevino, Bobby Jones and Nicklaus looking for the magic answer and will start trying different swing thoughts at the indoor range. By February I will have convinced myself of the "new" answer and by April, I will be back to my old swing with same old results!!



    Oh well, at least I have a plan for the Winter. Now if I can avoid Ebay, I might have a chance image/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />
    Just an older guy with 7 or 8 clubs and a MacKenzie Walker bag
  • Sonja HenieSonja Henie Members Posts: 108 ✭✭
    edited Dec 15, 2018 #5
    I'm gonna show my wife your post immediately because I'm in the doghouse.
  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better OmahaClubWRX Posts: 361 ClubWRX


    I'm gonna show my wife your post immediately because I'm in the doghouse.




    Just don't show it to mine! She knows part of this story, but not all of it! I was fine while I was just spending down the balance of my sales. But that was several purchases ago!
    Mizuno ST-180 10.5*
    TEE 3w 15*
    TM Burner Rescue 4 & 5
    Cobra King Forged (5-G)
    Scratch 8820 (56*)
    Odyssey White Hot Rx 2, Tour Snsr 106cc
    Project(a)
    **Right at single digits - gonna get better**
  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    it's called buy and sell from the comforts of your lap top, until you have to pack and ship them. the new box at the front door evens it out.



    it's winter in so cal and 70* but i still do the same thing.
    Honma TW 727 455s 10.5* Driver
    Honma TW 727 18* 5 Wood
    Honma TW 727 22* Hybrid
    Miura CB 57 4-PW Irons
    Miura Tour 2018 52 and 58 Wedges
    Wilson 8802 Milled Putter
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,310 ✭✭
    edited Dec 16, 2018 #8
    You need a winter hobby that isn’t buying and selling golf clubs. Maybe curling.
    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
  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX Posts: 1,512 ClubWRX
    I feel your pain, South Dakota here...



    I haven't quite done as much damage as you but...

    - new driver

    - new utility iron

    - new wedges

    - Rukket haack pro net

    - country club elite mat

    - swing speed radar



    Not even to Christmas yet!


    > See my current WITB
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9°, Project X Even Flow Blue 6.5 65 gram
    TaylorMade '17 M2 Tour 15°, Kuro Kage Silver Dual-Core TiNi
    TaylorMade P790 UDI 17°, Project X HZRDUS85 6.0
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3 Fli-Hi | 4-PW, Project X LZ 6.5
    Mizuno T7 52-09 | 58-12
    TaylorMade TP Mullen

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,860 ✭✭
    Rookies. I just loaded my wife up early with Xmas jewelry... heading to Florida in 4 days .. golfing and watch spending sprees about to commence
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Oban Kiyoshi White 65s
    Ping G25 7w 20* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Ping G25 4h 23* Diamana White 92s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping s55 6-PW Fujikura mci 100s
    Vokey sm2 50* 54* 59* 64* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • byrne092byrne092 Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Interesting. When winter hits for me the downside, err upside, is im not browsing BST everyday. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up...
  • MychMych Members Posts: 1,816 ✭✭
    No snow season here, but I feel your pain. I don't have a single club I want to replace, so I've bought everything else. Headcovers, bag, shoes, gloves, another ball retriever, etc. I'm hoping that daylight savings time gets here soon before a Skytrak finds it's way onto my doorstep (and credit card).
    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    Main bag: Cobra Fly-Z 10.5*~ F6 Baffler 4-5w ~ Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi 3H ~ King Utility ~ King Forged One 4-P ~ King 50-V, 56-V wedges ~ Nike MC-02W
    6 club minimalist: Cobra King Utility ~ Forged One 5/7/9 ~ Cleveland 588 Diadic 53* wedge ~ Nike MC-02W ~ Silo Club Carrier
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,701 ✭✭
    No more golf stuff until I rid myself of the spleen truss.
  • SixtySomePingSixtySomePing Members Posts: 5,117 ✭✭
    Scatter those clubs out a bit tokey, looks like they're starting to mate with each... otherwise you'll have even more hybrids image/happy.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':happy:' />
  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 913 ✭✭
    We are all living it. And USPS is making the money. I bet more than one of us will buy a club (fairway is likely) and sell it again before even getting to hit it!
  • AJDeffGolfAJDeffGolf Members Posts: 17 ✭✭
    tokeyb wrote:


    My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...



    There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.



    Since I played last, I:

    - sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss

    - sold two sets of wedges

    - sold a 3 wood

    - bought a driver

    - bought a 3 wood

    - bought a hybrid

    - bought a set of irons

    - bought 4 wedges

    - bought 3 dozen balls

    - bought a 5 wood

    - bought a putter

    - bought a 5 round punch card

    - bought a city-wide punch card

    I'm sure I've already forgotten more.



    The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups. But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play!



    There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37. I need help. Deleting eBay app now...





    Want to buy my used TM4 unit and set up your personal at home simulator? ;P

    only asking $12,750!



    Hope the weather breaks and you can get out soon!
  • YrrdeadYrrdead Better Living Through Chemistry Members Posts: 1,613 ✭✭
    edited Dec 18, 2018 #17
    tokeyb wrote:


    My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...



    There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.



    Since I played last, I:

    - sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss

    - sold two sets of wedges

    - sold a 3 wood

    - bought a driver

    - bought a 3 wood

    - bought a hybrid

    - bought a set of irons

    - bought 4 wedges

    - bought 3 dozen balls

    - bought a 5 wood

    - bought a putter

    - bought a 5 round punch card

    - bought a city-wide punch card

    I'm sure I've already forgotten more.



    The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups.  But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play! 



    There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37. I need help. Deleting eBay app




    Or as it's known around here.... A normal Sun evening.
    G400 Max 9*o w/ RIP Beta
    Steelhead 15*
    Apex 21* Hybrid
    Apex Pro('14)4-P
    Exo #7

  • Jacked_LoftJacked_Loft Steps Ahead Members Posts: 487 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    Rookies. I just loaded my wife up early with Xmas jewelry... heading to Florida in 4 days .. golfing and watch spending sprees about to commence




    Rookie. I bought and installed a fireplace in my girlfriend's condo last month. Looking forward to teaching her how to light everything on fire.
    WIMB:

    `16 M1 9.5 Fuji Evo TS 661
    `17 M1 3&5 Kuro Kage 70
    P790 3I Nippon 950
    P770 4-GW Nippon 950
    MG 56° LB KBS REV
    Spider Tour BLK
    H2NO Carry
  • Man_O_WarMan_O_War Members Posts: 2,752 ✭✭
    instead of becoming a worse ho...use the money to travel to warmer joints?
    Cobra LTD PRO/LTD BLACK  Matrix F6M2/F7M3/Project X LZ 6.0 71g HC/ Fuji 661 III
    Cobra LTD 3/4 Kai'li 80
    Cobra LTD 4/5 Kai'li 80
    TM Mid_Rescue TP 22*
    Cobra Fly Z  Pro Irons Modus 120x SSx2 4-pw
    RTX 3.0 50, 54, 60 Modus 125
    Machine LN M6
  • kp6622kp6622 Members Posts: 31
    Got to play golf the other day - not very common for early January in Chicago. Getting 9 holes in made the withdrawals even worse...
    Titleist 917D3 - 8.5 (7.75) - Diamana 70 D+ Limited Edition X
    Titleist 917F2 - 16.5 (15.75) - Diamana 80 D+ Limited Edition X
    PXG 0311T 3-W - KBS $-Taper 130
    PXG 0311T 50, 54, 58
    Wilson Staff Infinite Windy City
  • Railroading13Railroading13 NebraskaMembers Posts: 619 ✭✭
    OP... It's gonna be 52 tomorrow in Omaha, I know where I'll be!
    WITB

    Cobra King LTD 9.5 Fujikura Pro 73 X
    Cobra Bio Cell 14.5 Diamana D+ 80 X
    Cobra Bio Cell+ 18.5 Diamana Ahina 80X
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4-5 KBS Tour 130X
    Mizuno MP18 SC 6-PW KBS Tour 130X
    Mizuno S18 GW 52.9
    Mizuno T5 SW 56.14
    Callaway PM Grind 60.10
    Odyssey O Works 7s W/ Superstroke 50G counterweight
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,449 ClubWRX
    In two weeks, new set of irons, wedge, gps, driver, and iron covers. Played 18 yesterday, and that will be it for quite awhile, according to the weatherman.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5-6 WD
    F9 7-8 WD
    OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • St JimmySt Jimmy Members Posts: 413 ✭✭
    All i've purchased so far is a hybrid that I probably won't ever game, but i've spent half the day on the Miura website.

    I have absolutely no business even looking at those irons.



    I need to start playing the sim again and stop thinking about what's in the bag.
    Ping G400
    Ping G SFT 3W
    Mizuno HM 4 iron bent to 19 degrees
    Miura CB-57 3-PW
    Miura Y Grind 51
    Miura K Grind 56
    Scotty Golo 3
  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,974 ✭✭
    Trust me these women know darn well once the snow flies to start counting the boxes adding up. Welcome to the rabbit hole!
    Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
    Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
    Fairway: Titleist 917F2
    Hybrid: A-Grind
    2 iron: Ping Rapture
    Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
    Putter: Evnroll 9.1
    Balls: ProV1
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,258 ✭✭
    My slush fund is building up. I'm waiting until it gets closer to March to see what Ping comes out with new.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G410 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • som500som500 Members Posts: 31 ✭✭
    The winter is the silly season, time to try all sorts of clubs for a day or two before you replace them and end up with a whole new set prior to the start of the season.
  • tphilptphilp Members Posts: 97 ✭✭
    Lol guilty on this..1 putter and 2 wedges. God I hate winter
  • Vintage1976Vintage1976 I think something was lost in transition Members Posts: 2,682 ✭✭
    edited Feb 3, 2019 8:55pm #28
    I have lived this same scenario out many a winter. I've come to an understanding with myself that I'm going to buy some stuff over the winter. I'm trying to limit the damage though, so my first look is always to the big bin of shafts in my garage to see what I can re-do rather than replace. Sometimes that works.



    I just had a BIN offer rejected on the bay, otherwise I would have added a new driver shaft to my winter list which so far only includes one fairway wood...unless anyone has a non-TM graphics RIP'd VS proto driver shaft for sale...(PM me)



    Edit: Add a driver to that list now, so I don't need the Rip'd VS anymore. I mean, unless someone has one or something.
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    909D3 9.5*  //  VSProto...what to do about driver...
    906F4 13.5*  //  AttasT2
    913F 16*  //  NV2KXVBlue
    i20 20*  //  PXBlack5.5  
    RSi2 4-P  //  KBSTour105  
    FGTourTC 50/56*  //   DGSpinner
    SlotLine SS385

    It's a lovely day for a game
  • Higgs66Higgs66 Members Posts: 46 ✭✭
    One set of irons, three wedges, one putter, one carry bag, balls, grips etc...
  • Maverick17Maverick17 Members Posts: 49 ✭✭
    Chicago winter isn’t helping the pocketbook at all! New set of irons, new wedges, new driver x 2, new hybrids, new putter, new shoes (but I really needed them.....I swear)........and I’m on eBay multiple times throughout the day.



    Need the weather here to break soon!
    Taylormade SLDR 460 Tour Issue 9.5* w/Speeder 661 S
    Taylormade Rescue 11' TP 18* w/Aldila RIP 85 S
    Taylormade Rescue 11' TP 21* w/Aldila RIP 85 S
    Mizuno MP 57 3-pw w/ s300
    Cleveland Tour Action 588 TS 54* w/s300
    Cleveland Tour Action 588 TS 58* w/s300
    Taylormade Rossa Daytona Sport 1 35"
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    I had a good winter. Just a demo driver from PGA SS. But at least I didn’t need it.
    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
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