What should I add to my bag?

DashfastDashfast ChicagoMembers Posts: 32 ✭✭
I currently have 12 clubs in my bag and would love to round it out by adding a couple more. One important note: I cannot hit a 3W further than my 2H (due to not knowing how to swing a 3W properly). Here's what I'm playing and the carry distances:



Ping G Driver 9.5 (stock Alta 55 stiff shaft) - 250

Ping G400 2 Hybrid (stock Alta CB 70 stiff shaft) - 220

Ping i20 5 Iron (CFS stiff) - 195

Ping i20 6 Iron (CFS stiff) - 185

Ping i20 7 Iron (CFS stiff) - 175

Ping i20 8 Iron (CFS stiff) - 160

Ping i20 9 Iron (CFS stiff) - 145

Ping i20 P Wedge (CFS stiff) - 130

Ping i20 S Wedge (CFS stiff) - 100

Ping i20 L Wedge (CFS stiff) - 85



Thanks for any/all advice and comments in advance.
Ping G Driver 9.5, Alta Stiff
Ping G400 2 Hybrid
Ping i20 3-P
Ping Glide 52 SS, 56 WS, 60 ES
Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
Vice Pro+ Ball
Sun Mountain Bag or Ping Moonlite


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  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    Including a putter I only see 11 clubs here...



    What are the gaps in your wedges (degrees loft)
  • DE-ILLINIDE-ILLINI Members Posts: 333 ✭✭
    How about a 3 or 4 hybrid to close the gap between your 5i and 2 hybrid. Otherwise looks good,
    Driver: Taylormade M3
    3W: Ping G400
    3H & 4H: Cobra Baffler
    5 - SW: Ping G25
    58*: Cleveland CBX
    Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser
  • DashfastDashfast ChicagoMembers Posts: 32 ✭✭
    PW is 46, SW is 54, and LW is 58.



    Thanks for the input guys!
    Ping G Driver 9.5, Alta Stiff
    Ping G400 2 Hybrid
    Ping i20 3-P
    Ping Glide 52 SS, 56 WS, 60 ES
    Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
    Vice Pro+ Ball
    Sun Mountain Bag or Ping Moonlite


  • Ryan3773Ryan3773 Members Posts: 204 ✭✭
    I would add a wedge between 46 and 54. Give you some versatility in the short game.



    Then as 14 maybe a specialty club? Driving iron for if it’s windy, maybe?
  • Pwood28Pwood28 Members Posts: 379 ✭✭
    The easy thought for me would be an i20 (since you're playing i20 5-LW right now) 4 iron and Gap Wedge. It should help with some gaps. If 4 iron isn't your flavor, then another hybrid.
    WITB (short set edition)
    8 club bag (play most of my rounds with this setup):
    TM M3 440 Driver - 10.5 degree - Evenflow Black 75s
    TM M4 Hybrid - 18 degree 
    NCW Large Cavity - 24 degree 
    NCW Small Cavity - 32 & 40 degree 
    NCW MB - 48 degree 
    NCW Wedge - 56 degree 
    Putter (Still way too many to list!)

    IG: Filmooregolf
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,333 ✭✭
    Let's do a double-check: assuming you have a putter you didn't list, it seems like you only have 11 clubs in the bag.



    Consider adding:
    • i20 U Wedge
    • Consider a 4W. A little more loft than a 3W. The average golfer can hit 4W more reliably - and sometimes longer - than a 3W.
    • Also, a 3H or 4H (check which splits 5i-2H distance gap best)


    And a question on your driver distance: Is that carry, or total distance with rollout?



    Also, have someone check your set-up on FWs. Ball position at address might be a problem.
    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • LemondeLemonde Members Posts: 745 ✭✭
    ChipNRun wrote:


    Let's do a double-check: assuming you have a putter you didn't list, it seems like you only have 11 clubs in the bag.



    Consider adding:
    • i20 U Wedge
    • Consider a 4W. A little more loft than a 3W. The average golfer can hit 4W more reliably - and sometimes longer - than a 3W.
    • Also, a 3H or 4H (check which splits 5i-2H distance gap best)


    And a question on your driver distance: Is that carry, or total distance with rollout?



    Also, have someone check your set-up on FWs. Ball position at address might be a problem.




    Btw is that the original slot line inertial putter from the late 80’s in your bag?
    Driver - TM M5 Tour 435 10.5 Tensei Stock Orange X
    On Order - TM Original One Mini 13.5 Hzrdus Black 75 6.5
    Fairway - Ping G410 14.5 Evenflow Black 85 6.5 
    Hybrid - TM M6 19 Hzrdus Black 85 6.5
    Irons - W/S C300 Forged 5-GW KBS Tour V XStiff
    Wedge - Mizuno S18 56
    Wedge - TM Hi Toe 58
    Putter - Rife Phenom.Z 34”
  • cmatthews77cmatthews77 Tuscaloosa, ALMembers Posts: 836 ✭✭
    A fairway wood
    Callaway
    Epic Flash Sub Zero 9 degree - Hzrdus Yellow HC
    GBB Epic 3W (14) - Fubuki ax 
    GBB Epic 5W (18) - Project X HZRDUS
    Apex 3 (20) & 4 (23) Hybrid- Kuro Kage
    '16 Apex CF16 (5i), '16 Apex Pro (6,7), '18 Apex MB (8-PW) Recoil 95
    MD3 Black 52 & '19 PM Grind 58
    Toulon Design Odyssey Atlanta
  • jvincentjvincent Members Posts: 616 ✭✭
    Dashfast wrote:


    I currently have 12 clubs in my bag and would love to round it out by adding a couple more. One important note: I cannot hit a 3W further than my 2H (due to not knowing how to swing a 3W properly). Here's what I'm playing and the carry distances:



    Ping G Driver 9.5 (stock Alta 55 stiff shaft) - 250

    Ping G400 2 Hybrid (stock Alta CB 70 stiff shaft) - 220

    Ping i20 5 Iron (CFS stiff) - 195

    Ping i20 6 Iron (CFS stiff) - 185

    Ping i20 7 Iron (CFS stiff) - 175

    Ping i20 8 Iron (CFS stiff) - 160

    Ping i20 9 Iron (CFS stiff) - 145

    Ping i20 P Wedge (CFS stiff) - 130

    Ping i20 S Wedge (CFS stiff) - 100

    Ping i20 L Wedge (CFS stiff) - 85



    Thanks for any/all advice and comments in advance.




    The most obvious add is a gap wedge.



    I would add a 4i or 4-utility and see if you can swap out the 2 hybrid for a 4W.

    Cobra F9 9* : Tour AD TP 7-S
    Cobra LTD set at 16* : Tour AD TP 8-S
    Cobra 3U set at 19.5* : Nippon Modus3 130-S
    Wishon 565MC 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 130-S
    Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon Modus3 130-S
    Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

  • DashfastDashfast ChicagoMembers Posts: 32 ✭✭
    edited Jan 20, 2019 4:53pm #11
    Thank you! Great feedback. Yes, as some of you may already suspect at this point, I'm an idiot because I do actually only have 11 clubs in my bag. For some reason, I thought it was 12 (including my putter). The driver distance is carry, not with rollout. So, I guess I'm looking for 3 clubs.
    Ping G Driver 9.5, Alta Stiff
    Ping G400 2 Hybrid
    Ping i20 3-P
    Ping Glide 52 SS, 56 WS, 60 ES
    Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
    Vice Pro+ Ball
    Sun Mountain Bag or Ping Moonlite


  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Members Posts: 562 ✭✭
    edited Jan 20, 2019 5:20pm #12
    I'd call it good and wouldn't add anything. Sometimes less is more. Seems like you have all of the distances covered, especially if just can choke up and hit soft cuts with your hybrid and PW. No need to spend $ just because your allowed 14 clubs. I play with 12 and have all of my gaps covered.



    I could probably play driver,hybrid,5,7,9,PW,swing,putter (8 clubs) and have my gaps covered and shoot my average score. High 70's/low 80's....
    COBRA BIO CELL+ (9.5*)-MATRIX 8Q3 STIFF
    TITLEIST 585H (21*)-TTDG S300
    COBRA FLY Z PRO (5-PW)-TTDG S300
    TAYLOR MADE TP Z (56*)-TTDG S300
    BETTINARDI BABY BEN -33"
  • Hester65Hester65 Members Posts: 604 ✭✭
    edited Jan 20, 2019 8:45pm #13
    I like the idea of the guy above me; less is more. However, a gap from 130 to 100 is too much. The i20 u wedge would be a good fit in there.



    As you get better, eliminate the 2 hybrid and go 3 hybrid, 4 wood. 3h should go 205-215, 4w should go 230ish. No need to do that until you are ready, though.



    Properly and consistently hitting a wood from the deck is a hard skill to acquire.
    There's nothing in the rule book that says you can't play drunk.
  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,194 ✭✭
    4 and 3 iron...3 wood rounds out 14 clubs.



    I would not take out your 2 hybrid as others have suggested. My 2 iron Utilty gets a work out on range time and competitive rounds.



    Not sure what the fuss was all about?
    Epic SZ 10*, Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    U45 17*, Recoil 110
    3-PW Mizuno MP18 Blades
    Mizuno T7s 54-8 SW and 58-12 LW
    Ping Redwood
  • leo the lionleo the lion Members Posts: 952 ✭✭
    G400 4 Hybrid
    Driver, Fairway and Hybrid  G400 LST 8.5 Tour Stiff 65, G30 3 Wood Tour Stiff 80 and G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 
    Hybrid  Tour Edge Exotics CBPro U Limited Edition 17* #2 Kuro Kage Stiff 90HY
    Irons  G irons 4-UW AWT 2.0 Stiff white dot +1/2" plus Odyssey Duel Force 56 degree 
    Bag  Hoofer 14 2016
    Putter  Queen Bee #8 
    Balls Titleist ProV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X 
  • 20six20six Members Posts: 569 ✭✭
    Given the age of those irons, I would add a groove sharpener.
  • okie21okie21 Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    I'd say add in the gap wedge and 4-iron. If its an issue of consistency with the 4-iron, then a hybrid.
    Titleist [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]917 D2 9.5 deg (Diamana White 70 S)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Ping G400 17 deg (Oban Kiyoshi White 04)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] 718 AP1s 4-GW (DG AMT White S300), 1 1/4" over with 1/4" intervals 8-9i and shorter[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM7 52 deg Jet Black (DG Onyx S400) [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM '09 56 deg tour chrome (DG Wedge flex)[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vokey SM7 60 deg Jet Black (KBS C Taper Lite S) all wedges same length as GW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Scotty 2018 Newport 3, fresh from Custom Shop, std length and lie[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Vice Pro Plus [/font]
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,333 ✭✭
    Lemonde wrote:


    Btw is that the original slot line inertial putter from the late 80’s in your bag?




    No. My SL-583F came from the second wave of SlotLines put out by Dynamic Brands (BagBoy, other things) in 2009. Pictures below.

    Here is a review for the 2009 DB SlotLines: http://www.equip2gol...urns-with-new-putters/

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr. (As of 21 Nov 2018)
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Slotline Inertial SL-583F / 34" w. SuperStroke 2.0 MidSlim grip
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,291 ✭✭
    Maybe a gap wedge to get between the 130 yd and 100 yd shots. Other than that, it doesn't really look like you need any clubs!
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    If not wanting a 3-wood, I'd keep it the same. Actually I'd ditch the LW and go with 10 clubs...
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,123 ✭✭
    Ping 4 wood or g400 5 wood and crank down. I suspect. They shorter shaft in woods. 42 or 42.5". Will make it much easier!



    I20 4 iron

    I20 U wedge



    4 iron and u wedge should be easy enough to find on Ebay or order matching from PING.



    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • Ripper859Ripper859 Northern Kentucky / CincinnatiMembers Posts: 90 ✭✭
    Gap wedge and a 4 wood.
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    Add a flask of Fireball......then you won't care how many clubs you have !





    With your setup I would add a wedge between the PW ans SW.
    WITB

    Callaway Rogue driver w/ Oban Tour Limited 4 60g
    Callaway Rogue 4 wood w/ Oban Kiyoshi White 4 65g
    Nike Sasquatch Sumo #4 hybrid(cut down 1") w/ H Diamana s
    Srixon U65 20° Miyazaki Kaula 7 s
    Ping G700 5-UW AWT 2.0(1°flat, 2° weak)
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 54/ KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 60/KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne (adjusted to 32")
    Snell MTB Black
  • DoublebuckDoublebuck Doublebuck Members Posts: 1,157 ✭✭
    Dashfast wrote:


    I currently have 12 clubs in my bag and would love to round it out by adding a couple more. One important note: I cannot hit a 3W further than my 2H (due to not knowing how to swing a 3W properly). Here's what I'm playing and the carry distances:



    Ping G Driver 9.5 (stock Alta 55 stiff shaft) - 250

    Ping G400 2 Hybrid (stock Alta CB 70 stiff shaft) - 220

    Ping i20 5 Iron (CFS stiff) - 195

    Ping i20 6 Iron (CFS stiff) - 185

    Ping i20 7 Iron (CFS stiff) - 175

    Ping i20 8 Iron (CFS stiff) - 160

    Ping i20 9 Iron (CFS stiff) - 145

    Ping i20 P Wedge (CFS stiff) - 130

    Ping i20 S Wedge (CFS stiff) - 100

    Ping i20 L Wedge (CFS stiff) - 85



    Thanks for any/all advice and comments in advance.


    Crown Royal in the Purple Sack.
  • Hit em goodHit em good Hit em good Members Posts: 2,098 ✭✭
    Gaps are between 2h and 5i, and pw and sw.



    So....., 4i/4h, and gap wedge, would be my recommendations.



    Hit em good
    Driver: 07 Burner TP
    4 wood: Ping G25
    7 wood: Ping G25
    23° hybrd:  Ping G25
    5i - pw: Mizuno MP64
    Wedges 50° / 54° / 58°: Cleveland Rotex 2.0 (2 dot , 3 dot , 2 dot)
    Putter: Ping Redwood Anser
    Ball: Titleist Pro v1x / Pro v1
    Bag: Titlest Stand Bag / 4 way top
  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members Posts: 1,289 ✭✭
    Something NOT ping. I kid. I kid.



    You need a putter, but that is such a personal preference thing that I don't think anyone can actually recommend you one. Go get fitted and roll a couple dozen different styles and lengths. Yes, a couple dozen...



    Gap wedge is key. I use mine a fair amount. It's not great to have 8 degrees of separation between PW and SW.
  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    20six wrote:


    Given the age of those irons, I would add a groove sharpener.




    Ping irons are virtually indestructible so I doubt the OP has any significant wear on the grooves.
    Ping G400 LST, 8.5*, HZRDUS Yellow 75 6.0
    Titleist 915 F, 14.25*, Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X
    Mizuno MP H5, 1&3 iron, C Taper Lite X
    Mizuno MP 25, 4&5 iron, DG X100 SSx1
    Mizuno MP 5, 6-PW, DG X100 SSx1
    Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC, 53* & 58* (DG S300)
    Piretti Potenza II Rev 2.0, 375g, 34"
    Srixon Z Star / Z Star XV 5
  • swing thoughtsswing thoughts Members Posts: 261 ✭✭
    I would suggest trying wedges with different bounces and grinds for more versatility, and get to work on your short game (75 and in). Since you have so much space free in your bag, you could benefit greatly from different wedge configurations--if you know what to do with them.
    Ping G SL Tec 9* XS
    Callaway XR 15* R

    Cobra Bio Cell Fairway 18.5 S
    Titleist 816 H1 21* S
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-9 S <or> Mizuno MP 69 4-9

    Vokey SM6[background=transparent] 48* 10 S[/background]
    [background=transparent]Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 52* 10 S[/background]
    Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 58* ATV S

    Odyssey Versa #7 35"
    Taylormade Daddy Long Legs 38"
    [background=transparent]Scotty Futura X5 38"[/background]
    [background=transparent]Callaway Bobby Jones blade 35"[/background]
  • SDC10SDC10 Members Posts: 141 ✭✭
    Gap wedge for starters. Average amateur golfers should always be playing 4 wedges in my opinion.
    Taylormade M1 9.75* - Hzrdus Yellow
    Taylormade V-Steel 15* - Aldila NV
    Taylormade UDI 2i - Diamana Whiteboard
    Mizuno JPX 825 Pro 4-G - KBS Tour
    Mizuno MP-T4 55*/60* - KBS Tour
    Cameron Tei3 Longneck
  • AC in TXAC in TX Members Posts: 728 ✭✭
    Ping i Set Gap wedge ... full shot club and pretty **** good wedge for chipping to boot. If you hit a 2 hybrid well, a G400 3 or 4 hybrid would be a great addition (same stock stiff shaft). Good luck!
    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Driver - Ping G-400 10.5*
    Fairway - Ping G-400 17.5*
    Hybrid - Ping G-400 19*
    Irons - Ping G-700 4 to SW
    Wedge - Ping Glide 60 SS
    Putter - Scotty Circa 62 No. 6 33"
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