The Perfect Senior Bag Setup

platgofplatgof platgofClubWRX Posts: 1,432 ClubWRX

I have been trying to get the best clubs for my bag, that help myself to score better and work for a senior golfer. I have spent a small fortune on clubs and have finally settled on my current bag. For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players. I need clubs that help elevate the ball and give me a chance to keep the ball in play. I would like to see your "senior set up" as well. So, what's in your bag?

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
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  • bogeykbogeyk Members Posts: 992 ✭✭

    I would think 6 or 7-W in irons with a gap and sand wedge(possibly 58) and the rest of your bag being hybrids, fairways and driver. I’d definitely look at getting fitted so you don’t have gapping issues or buy a club that you may not need. Think a 3 wood you can’t elevate or stop reasonably quickly.

  • LCGALBERTALCGALBERTA Members Posts: 75 ✭✭

    Don't forget the telescopic ball retriever...haha sorry I had to note that. Every senior bag has one that I have ever seen lol.

    Mizuno ST190 Driver 9.5*
    Taylormade 2016 M2 3 wood 15*
    Taylormade 2016 M1 Hybrid 18*
    Taylormade PSI Forged 4-PW
    Taylormade TP EF blk 52*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 56*
    Taylormade TP EF blk 60*
    Odyssey White Hot RX #2
    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • Shrinkwr4pShrinkwr4p Members Posts: 276 ✭✭

    Ping G400 9*
    Cobra Long Tom 2 wood 13*. (I'm a half-decent fw wood player and have no difficulty launching this from the deck. It's a wonderful club.)
    GBB Heavenwood preferred to 3 hybrid presently.
    Callaway XR 4 hybrid.
    Srixon 565 6-PW (PW is 44)
    Vokey SM6 48
    , 52*, 56* and 60*
    Seemore Big FGP

    My home course has pot bunkers and very soft sand which I struggle with unless I have the 60* K grind. Away from home I usually drop the 60* and stick in another hybrid. Life would be easier if they would let me just leave the 15 in the bag.
    I wonder if life is a bit easier for seniors like me - I'm 67- who play links golf most of the time. Yes we have the occassional forced carry but the links game doesn't demand towering iron or hybrid shots over and over again. A lot of the time you don't need to play the ball through the air in the way you must on many inland/US style courses. You can play the game on the ground.

  • acemandrakeacemandrake Members Posts: 300 ✭✭

    Titleist 917 D2...12°
    Titleist 818 H1...25°
    Ping G700 7i...bent to 32°
    Titleist AP2 9i...bent to 44°
    Mizuno SW...56°
    Odyssey 2-Ball

  • NokeNoke Members Posts: 2,105 ✭✭

    Wishon 919THI 9* 44" Matrix Black Tie S - driver for distance
    TM SLDR S 16* 42.5" BiMatrx S - driver for fairways
    Nike SQ2 5900 16* 41.5" ProLaunch Red S - driver/fairway cheater stick
    Adams Super S 7 wood at 36.5" PX 6.0
    Cobra Bio Cell 7-9 wood at 36.5" 30* PX 6.0
    Tour Edge Hot Launch 2 Iron-Wood 7 and 8 iron at 36.5" PX 6.0
    Integra iWin 9-LW Single Length at 36.5" PX 6.0
    Callaway PM Grind 60* around the greens
    PING Craz-E side-saddle
    Diamond Tour Golf Super Oversize Grips

    BEAT THAT*

    *I'm 43.

  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 708 ✭✭

    Ping G400 Max Driver
    Ping G400 3&4 hybrid
    Ping G700 irons 5-SW
    Ping Glide 60 degree wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Putter

  • gdb99gdb99 Members Posts: 1,626 ✭✭

    Cobra LTD 10* Draw with Matrix Black Tie regular flex
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5* Tensei Blue regular flex
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid Diamana Red regular flex
    Cobra DWS Baffler 4 hybrid stiff flex Nippon 950GH steel
    Mizuno MP4 5-PW with Ping AWT 2.0 stiff flex shafts
    Vokey SM7 52,56 wedge
    Cleveland 588 RTG 60
    Odyssey Stroke Lab #3
    I will be 57 this summer.

    Cobra King LTD, Black Tie Regular flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular
    Mizuno MP-4's
    Vokey SM7 54M
    Odyssey #2
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers Posts: 7,717 ✭✭

    Cobra F-Max Superlites might do the trick? A full bag of Pings won't hurt either!?

    Bag under construction

    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly
  • FLOGMRFLOGMR Members Posts: 1,267 ✭✭
    edited May 15, 2019 9:43pm #11

    73 years "young"...still playing off a H'cap that ranges between 1-4...currently a 3.4 at the start of this season...... Had full hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago so not going to post any scores for a few more weeks :/
    Bag is....
    Driver ... Yonex Ezone Tri-G 10* "R" Yonex shaft
    3-5 woods ... Yonex Ezone Tri-G 15* and 18* Yonex "R" shaft
    Hybrid ... Yonex Cyberstar XC+ 19* Yonex "R" shaft
    Irons ... Yonex Ezone Tri-G 5-GW Yonex "R" shafts
    Wedges ... Miura Tour Black.... 54-60 Rifle spinner 5.0 shafts
    All grips are PURE Pro Standard blue
    Putter ... Miura KM 007..... Nippon prototype multi color shaft Super Stroke 2.0 Slim
    Works for me.....10% of my rounds last season were at my age or better! :D

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,432 ClubWRX

    @Carolina Golfer 2 said:
    I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.
    All regular flex shafts.
    G410 10.5 driver
    5,7,9 FW
    5,6 hybrid
    7-P irons
    50,54,58 wedges
    Putter
    Lots of Headcovers 😎

    That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

    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
  • SwingBladeSwingBlade SoCalMembers Posts: 877 ✭✭

    Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

    Cobra King F9 Tour Length Speedback 10.5 ATMOS TS Blue 6S 44.25” D5 14g/6g wts
    Cobra King F9 Speedback 4W & 6W ATMOS TS Blue 7S D3
    Miura CB57 4-PW KBS Tour Black Pearl S D5-D7
    Miura K-grind 52, 56, 60, & 64 KBS Wedge S D8
    Scotty Circle T Red Dot 350g Newport 2 (A006794)
    Bushnell Hybrid GPS Rangefinder (2019)
    Pro V1X

    Backup/travel: '18 M3 440, M1/M2 FW's, MP-64's and Vokey WedgeWorks 52F, 56V & 60V
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Members Posts: 368 ✭✭

    I'm definitely a senior golfer at 71 years old. Here's my bag setup and like the OP, I've spent a lot of money getting to this point and feel pretty good about my current bag, but with money in my pocket, there's always room for improvement. Considering the PXG 0211's.

    Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5
    Epic Flash - Heavenwood and 3w
    Callway Rogue X - 4h
    Cobra F9 - 5i - PW
    Callaway MD4 - 48, 54, and 58
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2
    Oncore Elixir

    As you can see, I'm not a brand fanboy. I go with what seems to work for me.

  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members Posts: 340 ✭✭

    @SwingBlade said:
    Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

    I agree with everything you say here, but genetics plays a big role in this stuff, too. I'm fortunate to have a game that isn't all that different from what it was at age 30, but I can't pretend it's a result of great workout discipline ...

  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,617 ✭✭

    10.5 GMax (12 grams of lead tape at the heel to make it an SFT.)
    3, 5 and 7 k15 woods
    5 and 6 irons but sometimes both 5 and 6 hybrids
    7, 8, 9, pw, uw, SW (54)
    56 sand wedge
    Ricky Johnson 506 Wide Body center shaft putter

    I play 2 totally different Sand wedges. One for everything except sand, and one for just sand. I'm 64, one fake hip and one to be replaced this fall.

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,432 ClubWRX

    Maybe I should have mentioned driver distance at the start. That way it could be thinned out. I am thinking 180- 240 yard drives? What I am getting at is the club set up to maximize the shorter distances. BTW Swing Blade is a golf freak! There, I said it. I guess this applies to those playing the senior and white tees mostly.

    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
  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members Posts: 9,095 ✭✭

    @platgof said:

    @Carolina Golfer 2 said:
    I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.
    All regular flex shafts.
    G410 10.5 driver
    5,7,9 FW
    5,6 hybrid
    7-P irons
    50,54,58 wedges
    Putter
    Lots of Headcovers 😎

    That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

    @platgof said:

    @Carolina Golfer 2 said:
    I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.
    All regular flex shafts.
    G410 10.5 driver
    5,7,9 FW
    5,6 hybrid
    7-P irons
    50,54,58 wedges
    Putter
    Lots of Headcovers 😎

    That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

    I've adjusted pretty well. Especially in the 7-9 FW and 5-6 hybrids. They are so much easier to hit. So from 150 to 180 I'm much more confident now.
    Wedges are the biggest adjustment right now. Having played Vokey SM6/7 for the past 3 years.

    PING G410+ 10.5 CK Tensi Orange 65g
    PING G410 FW SFT 3, 7 and  G410 9 
    PING G410 Hybrid 5, 6
    PING G410 7-P KBS Tour 105 
    PING Glide 2.0  50, 54, 58
    PING Tyne 4 35"

  • SwingBladeSwingBlade SoCalMembers Posts: 877 ✭✭

    @MaxBuck said:

    @SwingBlade said:
    Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

    I agree with everything you say here, but genetics plays a big role in this stuff, too. I'm fortunate to have a game that isn't all that different from what it was at age 30, but I can't pretend it's a result of great workout discipline ...

    I agree also. It’s genetics and luck. And, it can all change in a moment. But, I feel it’s mainly about flexibility and stretching and tension free swing dynamics, not working out. My golf guru who held several course records and is now 100 always says to draw the bow and then release the arrow. It took me several years to even begin to comprehend what he was saying. Still working at it.

    Cobra King F9 Tour Length Speedback 10.5 ATMOS TS Blue 6S 44.25” D5 14g/6g wts
    Cobra King F9 Speedback 4W & 6W ATMOS TS Blue 7S D3
    Miura CB57 4-PW KBS Tour Black Pearl S D5-D7
    Miura K-grind 52, 56, 60, & 64 KBS Wedge S D8
    Scotty Circle T Red Dot 350g Newport 2 (A006794)
    Bushnell Hybrid GPS Rangefinder (2019)
    Pro V1X

    Backup/travel: '18 M3 440, M1/M2 FW's, MP-64's and Vokey WedgeWorks 52F, 56V & 60V
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon HertfordshireMembers Posts: 185 ✭✭

    While not a senior, I decided to go with a very senior style set up for the forgiving nature of such clubs rather than anything else. Had my driver swing speed checked yesterday and I was swinging 94-97 on the range but more like 85-90 on course. I had decided that I need to stop taking it too seriously as a really high handicapper and play just to enjoy the game. I don't get much time to practice, so not looking to shape shots etc.

    11.5 - Driver - Callaway GBB (animal style) - Speeder 665 R  @ 44.5" [long T]
    15 - Mini Dr - Bertha Mini 1.5 - Motore 70 R @ 42.5" - D2.5 [safe T]
    20 - Fairway - Big Bertha - Kuru Kage Silver 70 R @ 41.5" - D2 [long fairway]
    23.5 - Fairway - F7 - Fujuka Pro 65 S (butt trimmed) @ 40.5 D1.5 [safe fairway]
    27 - Hybrid - Big Bertha OS - Kuru Kage Silver 80 R 38.5" D1.5
    32 & 36 - hybiron / 40 & 45 - cavity back - Adams Idea ('14) - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D3
    50/ 54 / 58 / 64 - wedges - Cleveland CB 2.0 * 2 / Cleveland Smart Sole 3.0 s / Callaway Sure Out
    Odyssey O’Works 2 Ball fang - MAGNA supersoft – Sun Mountain Combo Cart / Bag
    90-95 Driver swing speed (up 10mph from last year)

  • casmancasman Members Posts: 10 ✭✭
    edited May 16, 2019 11:06am #21

    66 years old in July 2019 HCP 8.8
    Driver Cobra F8 Senior Shaft
    3 Wood Cobra F8
    Hybrids TM M4 28 and 25 degree
    Irons CF16 6-SW R300
    Callaway 60 Forged Copper Wedge
    Odyssey #5 Center Putter
    Ball retriever

  • mjf34gmjf34g Members Posts: 679 ✭✭
    edited May 16, 2019 4:50pm #22


    My "Senior Bag". I'm 70 and have never had an issue elevating the ball.
    Ping 8.5* G400 LST Ping
    Callaway Epic set at 16* Hazardus
    Ping G Series 19* & 26* Hybrids
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pros Recoil 95 6 thru GW
    Vokey SM6 54* & 58*
    Ping Bergen
    All R Flex shafts

    Ping G400 8.5* LST w/Ping Tour 65
    Callaway 15* Epic Fwy
    Ping G 19* Hybrid
    Ping G 26* Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 919 HM Pro Irons 6 thru UW
    Vokey SM6 54*/10* S Grind
    Vokey SM6 58*/12* K Grind
    T.P Mills Custom PN MIng
    Ping Ketsch
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,680 ✭✭

    Am I a senior? 57 yo. Don't feel like a senior most days.
    I play stiff shafts in everything except my G410 3hyb. Ping Tour 85 that was fit by Ping.
    Clubs in signature.

    Ping G400 10.5 Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0
    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS
    G 410 19* Tour 85 R
    Apex  23 & 26 Kuro Kage S
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s (In Play) / Srixon Z765 6-GW Modus 105s (Standing By)
    MackDaddy4 Black 54 S and RTX 3 Raw 58* 
     Bettinardi '16 BB1 / '16 Bettinardi Tiki /  '17 Studio Stock 8
    Chrome Soft / TP5/ Wilson Staff FG Tour
  • DevilDogDevilDog Members Posts: 1,814 ✭✭

    I'm 62 and still play Mizuno MP-33s with a DG S300 shaft and a Epic 10.5 driver with a Tensei blue 60 shaft. Have no trouble with this setup at all.

  • starrman77starrman77 Starrman Members Posts: 410 ✭✭

    72 here. See sig.

    Ping G SFT 10* 44.5"
    Ping i3OS Irons 3 thru UW
    Cobra Speed LD 15* 3 Wood
    Ping G #4 crossover
    Titleist Vokey 56* SW
    Ping Cadence Tomcat C putter 34-3/4"
    B330RX Ball
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,669 ClubWRX
    edited May 17, 2019 10:38pm #27

    "For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players" - was going to comment differently but I see OP provided some context.

    My specs, eligible for U.S. Senior Open age wise, not sure how "senior" we are talking about, aren't really any different than they were 20 years ago. I've gone to graphite shafts in my irons, but still stiff shafts. I'd say the only real difference is my iron shafts are much lighter weight and my shafts in driver/fairways are much lighter than I'm sure they were 20 years ago, but still stiff graphite.

    Your club requirements are what you need - not all younger players swing it 110, not all older players swing it 80.

  • MuskieCyMuskieCy Members Posts: 364 ✭✭

    @FLOGMR said:
    73 years "young"...still playing off a H'cap that ranges between 1-4...currently a 3.4 at the start of this season...... Had full hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago so not going to post any scores for a few more weeks :/

    I'll be 62 in October. My left hip turned 9 on April 30th, my left will be 3 on August 8th. Two railroad spikes, two trailer hitches and 6 lag screws and NO PAIN.

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,277 ✭✭

    @Carolina Golfer 2 said:
    I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.
    All regular flex shafts.
    G410 10.5 driver
    5,7,9 FW
    5,6 hybrid
    7-P irons
    50,54,58 wedges
    Putter
    Lots of Headcovers 😎

    Cheeze Whiz old buddy you are catching me LOL

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,277 ✭✭

    @Hawkeye77 said:
    "For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players" - was going to comment differently but I see OP provided some context.

    My specs, eligible for U.S. Senior Open age wise, not sure how "senior" we are talking about, aren't really any different than they were 20 years ago. I've gone to graphite shafts in my irons, but still stiff shafts. I'd say the only real difference is my iron shafts are much lighter weight and my shafts in driver/fairways are much lighter than I'm sure they were 20 years ago, but still stiff graphite.

    Your club requirements are what you need - not all younger players swing it 110, not all older players swing it 80.

    That last line nailed it. Even though I have went back to hitting my old Mac blades I do have Hogan Apex #2 steel shafts in them which is a senior shaft. Regular shafts in the FW and 23* hybrid and driver. Those Swing Science graphite shafts in my KZG CBs are senior flex also.

  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,277 ✭✭

    @MuskieCy said:

    @FLOGMR said:
    73 years "young"...still playing off a H'cap that ranges between 1-4...currently a 3.4 at the start of this season...... Had full hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago so not going to post any scores for a few more weeks :/

    I'll be 62 in October. My left hip turned 9 on April 30th, my left will be 3 on August 8th. Two railroad spikes, two trailer hitches and 6 lag screws and NO PAIN.

    Man you are the real life Bionic Man

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