Getting new stuff vs angling for the classic "players bag"

MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
So, i've done a few threads lately about new iron sets or drivers....i'm just getting really stir crazy at not having new things. Since my fitting in Carlsbad i have used the same bag (with some light driver swapping) for 2 years now.



I could keep riding this and end up with the "oh crap, that guy's got 3-4 year old forged irons with dings on them, he must be bad*ss" mojo....



Or i could just get new things and be really happy about having new things



Anyone ever deal with these ridiculous, first world problems? What do i do about this?



asking for a friend.
Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
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  • tannyhobantannyhoban Members Posts: 1,871 ✭✭
    Pursue both. It's really the only way out.
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    LoL...you might be right. Only I feel better about myself if I can make choices
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • StormsStorms San DiegoMembers Posts: 113 ✭✭
    Maybe take that money you would spend on new sticks and treat yourself to some nice courses instead? I think sometimes this forum steers us into playing musical clubs rather than golf, lol.
    TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rouge Black
    Srixon zU45 20* NS Pro 980GH
    Titleist 585H 21* Titleist 4175
    TaylorMade Psi Tour 4-PW KBS Tour
    TaylorMade EF 52*
    Akira Prototype 58*
    Yes! Callie
  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000 Members Posts: 1,035 ✭✭
    This is exactly where I am at right now. I have played Nike Vapor Pro combos for 3 or 4 years and they work as good as anything I have tried and I have tried a lot. Ping G400 Driver is on its second year and isn’t going anywhere. Just to order something new I ordered a M5 fairway wood
  • chilllwavechilllwave Members Posts: 350 ✭✭
    When I noticed that having the new stuff wasn’t helping my scores, I decided to stick with what I had and focus on my playing. That’s when golf became much more fun. You have to be in love with your putter though.
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  • FadeFade Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:
    Or i could just get new things and be really happy about having new things




    If that buys you real happiness why aren't you at the store?
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    Fade wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:
    Or i could just get new things and be really happy about having new things




    If that buys you real happiness why aren't you at the store?




    It's closed right now, 9pm here
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    edited Feb 6, 2019 8:59pm #9
    I just want new irons that's the problem. First it was rogue pros, now it's forged tecs from Cobra with Nippon 130s



    I don't even know why. I just want new stuff
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • FadeFade Members Posts: 1,167 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:

    Fade wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:
    Or i could just get new things and be really happy about having new things




    If that buys you real happiness why aren't you at the store?




    It's closed right now, 9pm here




    Ah, first world problem indeed then! : )
  • mmack067mmack067 Members Posts: 711 ✭✭
    Haha I’m going to TXG for a full bag fitting at the end of the month and I have the same fear. I’ve had the same irons in the bag for ages at this point. I even bought a new bag last night!



    There’s a solid chance I won’t recognize my own bag by the putting green anymore....
    Ping G400 LST - Copperhead 70TX
    Titleist TS2 15* - Whiteboard 70X
    Titleist 910H 17˚ -  Project X 7.0
    Srixon Z785 4i, Miura MC-501 5-PW - X100
    Vokey SM7 50F, 54S
    TM Milled Grind 58 SB
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless NP2

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  • 95124hacker95124hacker Rare putter collection Members Posts: 1,311 ✭✭
    Does a new set of clubs “spark joy”?
    ‘17 M2 “K serial” 10.5* turned down a notch, Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 63S
    '16 M1 3HL (17*), Fujikura Pro 70S
    King F7 2-3 (19*), Fujikura Pro 75h, S
    Fourteen Hi-610h T.S. #4 (24*), Quadra 4AX SOF 100i
    '09 Yamaha Inpres X V-Forged Tourmodel 4-PW, Roddio Pentacross I-10, S
    Cleveland RTX-3 V-MG 52* & 58*
    Odyssey WHP CSM 400g
    Ball: Performing validation testing of the M G S test
  • carlococarloco Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    When I’m not hitting my yardages anymore, I’m getting new irons drivers whatever. That’s the point of golf.

    2017 Taylormade M2 Driver 9.5*
    2018 M4 3 Wood 15*
    2016 Srixon Z545 4-PW
    2018 Srixon Z585 AW 50*
    2017 Cleveland RTX-3 56*
    2006 Ping M/B 60*
    2017 Cleveland Huntington Beach #4 Putter

    Clubs on timeout

    2012 Cleveland Tour Action 588 64*

    Srixon 3 iron

    2007 Adams Super Black Hybrid 15*
    2007 Adams Super Black Hybrid 19*

  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten Members Posts: 1,690 ✭✭
    This is one of the reasons I went with a JDM iron set. They remain unique well beyond their release date and I can play with them as long as I like.
    Callaway Rogue 9.0*
    Taylormade 2016 M2 16.5* fairway wood
    Mizuno JPX 900 3 and 4 hybrids
    Mizuno MP-55 irons 5-P
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #7
    Cleveland RTX 4 wedges 50*, 54* and 58*
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭


    Does a new set of clubs “spark joy”?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:



    Does a new set of clubs "spark joy"?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that




    I played a set of MP 60s for about 8 years. There's something nice about hitting approach shots with clubs that you know really well. So, I'm definitely an advocate of keeping irons for a long time (especially since the tech on players irons doesn't really change all that much).



    But, since this is WRX, you should sell your irons and buy new ones. After one range session, decide the new ones are crap, sell them and buy back you old ones, but with "better" shafts. Find out the shafts really aren't good for you, so you ditch those and buy something completely different. Now you're on your 4th set of irons in under two weeks.
    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
  • Jwin323Jwin323 Members Posts: 1,424 ✭✭
    Jeff, for the cost of new irons you should be able to get a half dozen therapy sessions. If you’re cured sooner you’ll save money.
  • jasona93jasona93 Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    grochol17 wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Does a new set of clubs "spark joy"?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that




    I played a set of MP 60s for about 8 years. There's something nice about hitting approach shots with clubs that you know really well. So, I'm definitely an advocate of keeping irons for a long time (especially since the tech on players irons doesn't really change all that much).



    But, since this is WRX, you should sell your irons and buy new ones. After one range session, decide the new ones are crap, sell them and buy back you old ones, but with "better" shafts. Find out the shafts really aren't good for you, so you ditch those and buy something completely different. Now you're on your 4th set of irons in under two weeks.




    Is this an MP60 player characteristic? I bought a set of Fourteens last year and they lasted 5 shots before I couldn't get over the swingweight and they were too nice looking to slap lead tape all over. Went back to the MP60s. Come back to the forum every time I don't hit a decent number of greens.
  • StormsStorms San DiegoMembers Posts: 113 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:



    Does a new set of clubs "spark joy"?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that




    Lol this is where you search for those older 2016 threads where your irons were the new hotness and everyone is raving about how pure they are. That'll hold you over for at least a week
    TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rouge Black
    Srixon zU45 20* NS Pro 980GH
    Titleist 585H 21* Titleist 4175
    TaylorMade Psi Tour 4-PW KBS Tour
    TaylorMade EF 52*
    Akira Prototype 58*
    Yes! Callie
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,497 ✭✭
    Unless new irons perform significantly better for you on real grass, in your normal playing conditions, with ball you normally play- don't change. Considering your locale and difficulty testing under those parameters this time of year, that should delay you a bit🙊
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    TEE cbx 16.5* Accra TourZ LT70 
    Taylormade paintbreak V steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54* s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 60* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • grochol17grochol17 Members Posts: 1,284 ✭✭
    jasona93 wrote:

    grochol17 wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Does a new set of clubs "spark joy"?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that




    I played a set of MP 60s for about 8 years. There's something nice about hitting approach shots with clubs that you know really well. So, I'm definitely an advocate of keeping irons for a long time (especially since the tech on players irons doesn't really change all that much).



    But, since this is WRX, you should sell your irons and buy new ones. After one range session, decide the new ones are crap, sell them and buy back you old ones, but with "better" shafts. Find out the shafts really aren't good for you, so you ditch those and buy something completely different. Now you're on your 4th set of irons in under two weeks.




    Is this an MP60 player characteristic? I bought a set of Fourteens last year and they lasted 5 shots before I couldn't get over the swingweight and they were too nice looking to slap lead tape all over. Went back to the MP60s. Come back to the forum every time I don't hit a decent number of greens.




    Must be. I've had the new irons in the bag for almost 3 years now, but I've still got the 60s all nicely stored in a box just in case.
    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
  • TPG1971TPG1971 Don't Get Rolled Members Posts: 962 ✭✭
    Convince yourself to wait until the new Wilson Staff Blades comes out, and then BUY BUY BUY! Hope I helped.
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    PING G410 19* Hybrid Mitsubishi CK Pro Blue 80 Stiff
    PING I200 4-PW Red Dot AWT 2.0 R Hard Stepped once
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth Red Dot AWT Wedge Flex
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    Wilson Staff PMP 58* DG S200
    Cameron 009 A012056
  • iutoddiutodd Members Posts: 221 ✭✭
    There’s always wedges and the top of the bag to fiddle with.



    Sort of related to this discussion: I just got a set of 745s and my wife said: “how often do you need spend $**** to get new irons?” I did have a moment where I had the same thought process as OP while also wondering just how honest to be about things.
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    Storms wrote:

    MtlJeff wrote:



    Does a new set of clubs "spark joy"?




    Yes, but I'm trying to convince myself that 2016 apex pros are just as cool LoL. I think mostly I just need support on that




    Lol this is where you search for those older 2016 threads where your irons were the new hotness and everyone is raving about how pure they are. That'll hold you over for at least a week




    That's the current strategy. Haha. Like these are still good and cool.



    I'm fully aware of how ridiculous it is to want things I admittedly don't need. Nevertheless, I want new stuff.



    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Allez Allez Allez Minnesota, USAMembers Posts: 6,427 ✭✭
    edited Feb 7, 2019 10:11am #25
    I admit I've gotten a bit weary of New Toy Frenzy. I find myself looking at picking up older stuff, or playing some of the older stuff I've got. Used a SuperDeep for quite a bit last year, an R11s also got some time, J33R.... For the upcoming season, I'll probably play the SuperDeep again, and plan on trying to play a J's Professional Weapon driver and 3w for a while.



    I satisfied my New Toy interest by finding a Ram 58* wedge and a Golden Ram TW282 1 iron, which gives me a full 1-SW set of TW282's.



    I've got five sets of Ram Tour Grinds that I could play to keep me occupied image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />



    I've even spent a bit of time looking at picking up TM 200 Steel driver/3w for the **** of it....
    The Ever Changing Bag!

    Driver: Cobra King LTD, XCaliber T7.5 TS, 44.625"
    3w: Cobra King LTD, Motore F1 85 X, 42.5"
    2h:  TM Stage 2 Tour, Nv105 stiff -or- 1 iron: Maxfli Revolution, DGS400
    2-PW, Golden Ram Tour Grind, Dynamic S
    SW: Ram Tour Grind Feel Matched 58*, DGS -or- Ram TG-898 56*, DGS
    Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 35"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Urethane, or 50 Elite, Srixon ZStar/ZStar XV, Snell MTB Black... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time
  • Ripken08Ripken08 Members Posts: 4,262 ✭✭
    Get newer old stock so you can look the part and still have new stuff. I just snagged a mint set of MP4s that I am having reshafted to alternate with my 919F.

    Callaway GBB Epic 9*, MRC Tensei Blue AV stiff
    Callaway Steelhead III 3/5/7, uniflex steel
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged, 4-GW, Nippon Modus 105 S
    Mizuno S18 54/58, Nippon Modus 105 wedge
    Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E

  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 863 ✭✭
    What you should do?



    #1 Set a GOLF Goal that's so exciting on your day off you would leap out of bed to pursue it.





    #2 Take lessons on 4 parts of the game:
    • Power Swing
    • Short Game
    • Putting
    • On course




    By no means am I telling you to "Follow the Sun"



    What I am saying is this gnawing feeling that you and I have will be abated in a positive fashion if you act upon it.



    So even if you take lessons causally which is what I would recommend.



    Just taking them over a period of time will help you to know your game/swing better etc all and over time you'll actually improve and gain more fun from golf than you would from having some of the best irons of 2021.



    Maybe for you as the best golfer in your Provence (Oh Canada!) well fitting irons from 2019 will suffice, or you will even know yourself well enough to know if you want to have that **** players bag or the most functional bag you can find to beat up on your friends when you play?



    And some of that confidence will come from taking the bear head on and knowing you're improving.



    2ndarily if you HAVE to cop-out why wouldn't you make the trip to Toronto this Summer and link up with Ian at TXG?



    Seems like a no brainer and then how **** would your bag be?

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    I'd have to murder a lot of people to be the best player in my province!
    Cobra F8+ 8.5 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20H w/Diamana D+ 90
    Callaway 2016 Apex Pro 4-PW w/S300
    Callaway MD Forged 52,56 w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/s300
    SGC northwood center shaft 400gram
  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    I don't upgrade just to upgrade! I have done it in the past but now I would only do this if it is an improvement/benefit over what I already have!



    In fact, I just took out of my bag a new set of Cally XR irons that I played two rounds with them and just don't care for them and put a set of old Pings in its place! Now I have a $400 set that looks pretty just sitting here!!!



    I do have a G400 driver which was added after I did a driver fitting because I couldn't get any consistency with the driver I had and that driver was excellent for me!
  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    You gotta look at it from a different perspective. You've got your 'players' bag for when you gotta go flex on 'em. You've got your new bag for when you've gotta hang with the 'cool' crowd (who actually wants to hang with them though). and you've got your minimalist bag that you can walk a quick 9 with or hit the range or play a round with some buddies at the drop of the hat.



    I myself have the first and last bags, except I am not what you would call a 'player'
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,959 ✭✭
    You could also feel good about stepping off the merry go round and sticking with clubs that fit you well and have earned some trust image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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