Talking Cult Clubs - What are your all time Favourites ???

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RyanBarathWRXRyanBarathWRX  84WRX Points: 126Handicap: 5Media Staffer Posts: 84 Fairways
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Hello GolfWRX Community,

Ryan Barath here.

I wanted to open a discussion based off my most recent Podcast:

The topic of cult clubs started a greater conversation about what are the best clubs of all time for YOU, including shaft. I know there is probably at least one club you either wish you still had for those fun casual rounds or you still bring out from time to time.

To get this party started, for me it would have to be my - 8.5 983E with a prolite Stiff along with Steelhead 3 fw woods 3&5 with M10 shafts.

When I was a kid I couldn't really afford to change much and I wasn't really close to many golf shops so I just stuck with what I had and they all worked really well.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.


  • jackbauerjackbauer Russian prison 341WRX Points: 151Handicap: 2.4Members Posts: 341 Greens
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    I have a feeling this thread will be heavy on V Steels and Mizuno MPs.

    TaylorMade Tour Preferred irons (2008) with TT Lite XL shafts for me. Nothing special about them other than they were my first set. The feeling of a flushed 3-iron was what kept me coming back for more.
    TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.75) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 (14), Adams Tight Lies 2 (19) Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 S
    Mizuno MP-53 (3-PW, 20-48) KBS Tour 120
    Titleist Vokey SM7 S Grind (53.09, 59.11) KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Edel McKenzie (34)
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  • Pi5seekerPi5seeker  887WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 887 Golden Tee
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    Cobra SZ400 with a Saber Tour Vector 75. Orlimar Trimetal Plus fairways. Wilson Pi5's!
    Cobra F8 9.5* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 5-6 17* Evenflow Blue
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19* Smacwrap
    Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
    Ping I210 5-UW PX LZ 6.0
    Bridgestone XW-1 56* 60* DG Spinner
    Odyssey Strokelab Seven S
    Clicgear 3.5/Cobra King Ultradry
  • Sparky14Sparky14 San Clemente CA 446WRX Points: 172Handicap: 4Members Posts: 446 Greens
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    My 90s vintage component dream bag....

    Lowpro White Lightening driver and fairway woods, on Accuflex Evolution Lite graphite shafts.

    Dynacraft PC3 irons on UST Tour Weight graphite shafts.

    Maltby M Wedges and C-Ray putter.
  • brkuckbrkuck  1672WRX Points: 149Members Posts: 1,672 Platinum Tees
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    CB2 with 75g V2. Still out performs some of today's 3 woods.

    9.5* 905R - with an OG Whiteboard.
  • copegolfercopegolfer  206WRX Points: 81Members Posts: 206 Fairways
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    Don’t know if it’s considered a cult classic yet cause it’s not that old, but the F6 baffler is an all around weapon.

    Cobra F9 10.5 Atmos TS Black 60X
    Cobra F8 3/4 (14.5) NV 2KXV Blue 80X
    Cobra Baffler 18.5 NV 2KXV Blue 80X
    Miura MB001 4-PW KBS Tour X +1/2"
    SM6 52 F Grind, 56 & 60 M Grind
    EvnRoll ER8 mallet
  • Maverick17Maverick17  51WRX Points: 25Handicap: 10Members Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    R510 TP, R510 DF without the TP crest on the toe, 983k, vsteels, pro platinum scotty’s, the infamous Muira RAC CB’s, I could go on baby!

    Think the prime time was between 2002-2006 for the birth of a lot of these classics. I owned all of them multiple times over!
    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"
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  • vaca22vaca22 Commander In Beef  690WRX Points: 116Members Posts: 690 Golden Tee
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    Ram Zebra putter?

    I had that back in the day as a kid and everyone always laughed at it!
  • bubbagumpbubbagump SLDR $5000 Challenge The Empire 5616WRX Points: 258Members Posts: 5,616 Titanium Tees
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    For me:

    Nickent hybrids

    Diablo Forged irons

    8.5* Ping G400 LST with TS Speeder 7.2
    12* SLDR Mini with TS Speeder 7.2
    17* Ping G400 with TS Speeder 9.8
    19* Mizuno MP18 FLI HI with KBS C-taper
    5-GW Mizuno JPX 900 Forged with KBS C-taper
    60* Cleveland RTX-3 CB with KBS C-taper
    Toulon Atlanta
  • BookerBooker  798WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 798 Golden Tee
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    282 superquad head

    905r 975D

    O.g. great big bertha Ruger titanium

    Mp 33irons

    Ping answer putter

  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase.  3569WRX Points: 150ClubWRX Posts: 3,569 ClubWRX
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    2016 Taylormade Tour Issue M2 8.5*

    Greatest driver ever made.

    Absolute legend status.
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Callaway Raw Apex MB 4-PW w/ Modus3 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Vessel Player 2.0 Stand Bag
  • jbole267jbole267 Calgary 385WRX Points: 99Handicap: 1Members Posts: 385 Greens
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    Might sound weird but the Ping G15 4 wood. The thing feels amazing, sounds amazing, and just wants to go straight.

    Money club, wish I still had it in my possession.
    Ping G410 - Ventus Black 7X
    Srixon Z785 KBS 130X
    Titleist Vokey Sm7 50-54-58
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 64
    Scotty Cameron Mil Spec
    Taylormade TP5X
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  • xxioxxio Cebu, Philippines 5824WRX Points: 286Members Posts: 5,824 Titanium Tees
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    TM 300 Forged

  • cflo2382cflo2382 SE Michigan 467WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 467 Greens
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    brkuck wrote:

    9.5* 905R - with an OG Whiteboard.

    Have this exact set up in my old Titleist bag. I bring it to the range with me sometimes just to make sure it can still hang. It can.. LEGEND.

    The "8x8":

    G400 LST 10* / HZRDUS Smoke 70x

    New Level HB 4995 18* / HZRDUS Red 105x

    Srixon Z-Forged 5i (26*), 7i (34*), 9i (42*) / DG TI X100

    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 50*, 58* / DG TI S400

    Cleveland HB Soft 8.5

    IOmic Sticky Mids / ProV1x / Linksoul Sunday Soft Carry

  • CDLgolfCDLgolf  957WRX Points: 153Members Posts: 957 Golden Tee
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    Not exactly sure what cult clubs are but in my area back in the day the Cleveland Launcher 460 sure was popular, seemed like all the cool kids had one. It was one of my all time favorite clubs, along with the matching 3 wood.
    Cobra F8
    Adams tight lies 2 16*
    Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
    Ping i e1 6- uw
    Ping Tour Glide 56 & 60
    Toulon Atlanta
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13315WRX Points: 2,188Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,315 Titanium Tees
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    From what I've played

    Rapture og driver

    510tp driver

    9015d driver


    Ping s55's

    Tisi Tec 17* five wood with the f10 hosel

    Ping G400 LST 11* GD Pershing 55x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
  • dre72dre72  528WRX Points: 102Handicap: +2.7Members Posts: 528 Golden Tee
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    Ping s55’s




    Super quad 282
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  • CrazyCoolieCrazyCoolie  48WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    I have a cobra baffler 4 wood. Old school piece of rebar for a shaft and the prettiest persimmon. I still dust it off and take it to the range because it was the club for me when I was kid. I had it regripped last year. If I could actually make it work in the bag I would play it in a heartbeat.
  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX  3785WRX Points: 536Members Posts: 3,785 Titanium Tees
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    Ping Eye2
    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • wam78wam78  609WRX Points: 174Handicap: NAMembers Posts: 609 Golden Tee
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    I will have to say 975d Driver and mp 14's. Completely changed my game. I still look for drivers with that same style in head shape. Unfortunately my bag with that equipment was stolen from me. Still bummed about that one...
    Ts3 8.5* Fujikura Motore Speeder vc 6.2 or EFW
    Ts3 15*  Even Flow White Stiff set at C1
    U500 2 Iron Hazardous Smoke 6.5
    Bridgestone Tour B JGR h2 4i Modus 120s 
    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    NCW Proto 50*, Scratch raw 54*, Scratch raw 58* Modus 125 Wedge
    Toulon Las Vegas
  • ago33ago33  2199WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 2,199 Platinum Tees
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    Clubs that are on par with today’s clubs and can be verified with a launch monitor.

    1. Tour Edge CB2

    2. Mizuno MP 32

    More recent, better then most products on the current market

    1. X hot 3 deep

    2. Mizuno MP 53

    3. Taylormade M1/2
    Cobra F9 Speedback 9.................................Mitsubishi PO 70 TX
    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • BicknellCCBicknellCC  1453WRX Points: 1,093Members Posts: 1,453 Platinum Tees
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    CDLgolf wrote:

    Not exactly sure what cult clubs are but in my area back in the day the Cleveland Launcher 460 sure was popular, seemed like all the cool kids had one. It was one of my all time favorite clubs, along with the matching 3 wood.

    Yes, just replaced mine last year, still know several low cappers using one of those or both.
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  • SimpSimp  2933WRX Points: 161Members Posts: 2,933 Titanium Tees
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    510 TP for sure. 300 tours as well. V Steel for the win.
    G400 LST 10°
    VSteel 13°
    Adams Idea Pro 20°
    Adams Idea Pro 23°
    Mizuno MP18 SC's Fli-Hi 4&5
    Cleveland RTX3 50,54 & 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini
  • Sir edward of putternutSir edward of putternut DARTH SMUG  1370WRX Points: 96Members Posts: 1,370 Platinum Tees
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    The club that has transcended numerous iron sets, countless drivers, playing partners, even presidents, is my '19adams pro hybrid with red tour rogue shaft. Just bought a 16' i love er so much
    Mizuno mp-5(px 5.5, 4-pw)
    Adams Pro 19'
    Hogan 51,55
    Callaway 60 pm grind
    Byron Morgan 007
    Callaway EpicSZ 9.0
    Mizuno JPX 900 3w

  • leo the lionleo the lion  1050WRX Points: 136Members Posts: 1,050 Platinum Tees
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    Callaway Steelhead woods 3, 5 amd the best of all..........the 7 wood. There were shots that I played with that 7 wood that I could never repeat. That club could do anything from any lie.
    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5* Tour Stiff 65
    Fairways - Ping G410 #5 17.5* Evenflow 75 Stiff (set at big minus 16* = 3/4 wood)
    Hybrids - Ping G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 and Ping G410 24* #4 Tour Stiff 85
    Irons - Ping G410 irons 5-PW Nippon N.S.Pro 950 GH Stiff white dot +1/2" 
    Wedges - Ping Glide 3.0 50* green dot +1/2", Ping Glide 3.0 54* black dot and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye 58* black dot
    Bag  Ping DLX Black
    Putter  Bettinardi Queen Bee #8 2017 model
    Head covers for woods Ping Black/White Pompoms
    Balls  Titleist ProV1, ProvV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X (depending on the course and weather)
    Cart Clicgear 3.5+
  • T.B.T.B.  299WRX Points: 105Handicap: 10Members Posts: 299 Greens
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    Cleveland TA 7 irons and 975J driver. Best of the best
  • Steele47Steele47  1728WRX Points: 866Members Posts: 1,728 Platinum Tees
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    Wilson FG17 irons DG S300

    R90 wedge

    Langert Driver Gold Boron shaft. Don't remember manufacturer of shaft.

    Daiwa 3 and 4 wood brass back with prob DG S300 if remember correctly.
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  • jplroperjplroper  487WRX Points: 83Members Posts: 487 Greens
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    Driver- Titleist 975D, Callaway original Steelhead

    FW- Titleist PT , Callaway Steelhead

    Irons- Tilrist 962 and 990, Tommy Armour 845 Silver Scot, Ping Eye 2

    Whats in the bag today, Callaway Steelhead 1, 4+, 5, Tommy Armour 845's 3-pw
  • agolf1agolf1  1845WRX Points: 1,035Members Posts: 1,845 Platinum Tees
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    The only older clubs that I use with any frequency are:

    a) Titleist 983E driver - Use it a few times a year. Centre strikes with this club are as good as anything new (for my swing). However, the results are very bad if you miss at all (especially direction on toe strikes).

    b) Various Ping Eye 2 SW / LW (+, XG/Gorge) - not sure these are any better than various wedge options out there today. However, if the grooves/face are still in good condition I think they are just as good.

    c) Ping Zing 2 L/S wedge - had laying around and using as high bounce / wide sole lob wedge. Probably the least popular of my options.
    Titleist 915 D4 10.5*, Diamana S+ Blue 60 S-Flex
    Titleist 915F 16.5* & 21.0*, Diamana S+ Blue 70 S-Flex
    PING G25 5-PW (25*-44*), UW (49*), SW (54*), CFS R-Flex
    PING Zing 2 L/S (57*)
    PING Cadence TR Ketsch Putter
    Backup Lob Wedges:  PING Eye 2+ (58*) or PING Eye 2 XG (60*)
  • OldplayerOldplayer  2373WRX Points: 121Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,373 Platinum Tees
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    If we are talking cult clubs then has to be Sonartec fairway woods and hybrids!
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  • brendan6q66brendan6q66  190WRX Points: 22Members Posts: 190 Fairways
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    Without a doubt the R510 TP. Classic head shape and the feel was amazing.
    Taylormade M4 10.5° | Graphite Design AD-DI 6x
    Taylormade M3 3w 15° | Graphite Design AD-DI 7s
    Taylormade M3 hybrid 19° | Graphite Design AD-DI Hybrid 8s
    Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 4-PW | DG S300
    Titleist SM6 50.12 F-Grind | DG S300
    Titleist SM6 54.10 S-Grind | DG S300
    Titleist SM6 58.12 K-Grind | DG S300
    Toulon Portland at 35" | Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 350g at 35" || Ping Redwood Anser at 35"

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