What dy'all think the most *overrated/underrated* thingies in golf equipment?

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  • ZA206ZA206 Members Posts: 636 ✭✭

    On the range: hitting driver/hitting wedges
    On the green: big poker chip ball markers/thin & small magnetic ball markers
    Putting: practicing the same putt over and over/working on lag putting from everywhere
    Around the green: flop shots/bump & runs

    TM 2019 M5 460 9.0 with Tensei Pro Orange TX
    TM 2019 M5 15 3W with Tensei Pro White 70 TX 
    TM 2018 M3 19 & 22 Rescue Hybrids with Fujikura Atmos Blue TS-8X
    718 AP2 (5-PW) with AMT White X100's
    TM 50, 56 & 60 Hi Toe with S400
    TM Ghost Spider S - 34"
  • premeyerpremeyer Members Posts: 3

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2019 7:11pm #304

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8S
    Callaway Apex '19 5-PW Nippon Modus3 105
    Titleist SM7 50.14F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • Ben BerubeBen Berube Benny B Members Posts: 2,648 ✭✭

    @AG12 said:

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Plus taxes...

    WITB (for this week =)
    - TI M2 10.5* w/ Haz Black 
    - TI SLDR Mini 16* w/ Tp6HD  - CB Tour 16.5* w/ Haz Yellow
    - CBX Hybrids, 18* and 20* w/ Haz Blacks
    -Cleveland CG1 Tours w/ Project X 6.0 / +3/4” / 2* up
    -TI Clevland Cg10 Tour grinds 54/60* w/TI400 / 2* up
    -Putter - revolving door still - Spider Tour DB/ Dbl ball fang S / Monte Carlo CS
    Testing - Everything and Anything to try and improve. Golf is all what you make of it. 

  • dcopp7dcopp7 Members Posts: 1,028 ✭✭

    @Adam C said:
    Equipment / practice.

    Perfect. Nuff said

    Cleveland Launcher 460 Titanium 10.5* driver

    Cobra MAX 16.5* 3 wood

    Cobra Bio Cell 19* hybrid

    Dynacraft Prophet CB flexface 5i-PW

    Acer XB 52* & 58* wedges

    OLD Northwestern heel shaft putter
  • Cobra KaiCobra Kai Members Posts: 311 ✭✭

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Saratoga area here... The driving range 3 minutes from my house with grass hitting area just shut down this year... I really hope someone buys it and revamps. Devastating to my game.

  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 469 ✭✭

    For early weekend teetimes:
    Black Coffee/Irish Coffee

    For any time on the course:
    Escaping the Wife and Kids/Playing a par-27 with them

    And even though I'm guilty of it:
    $60 Leather Headcovers/Stock

    Cobra BioCell+ 8.5*D, Aldila RIP'D NV 65TX at 44.75"
    Titleist 917F2 15*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Titleist 917F2 18*, Matrix Deus 60X
    Srixon Z U85 20*, DG-Pro X100
    TaylorMade RBladez 5i-PW, Stiff
    Tommy Armor 845 48* PW
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Arm-lock conversion at 7*, 42"
  • DpavsDpavs OverWRX'ed Members Posts: 3,370 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2019 7:53pm #309

    Anything targeted solely at maximizing distance/Anything that helps manage precise yardages

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  • locodelocode Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    Giant spaceship putters / 8802 style putters
    Always buying the newest clubs / scrounging on eBay for old gems
    Hybrids / Ping Eye 2 1-iron
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges
    Phil Mickelson's short game / Tom Watson's short game
    Australian tour pros / Canadian tour pros
    Taking the pin out / leaving the pin in
    Rangefinders / Quickly pacing your own yardage

    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

  • chubs3achubs3a Members Posts: 15 ✭✭

    @locode said:
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

  • locodelocode Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    @chubs3a said:

    @locode said:
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

  • RJ_MJ_JJRJ_MJ_JJ Members Posts: 44 ✭✭

    @macedan said:
    Pin Out / Pin In

    Gross - I don't like the idea of something being in the hole I'm trying to roll a ball into. I gave it a shot for one round, and I had two chips and a putt bounce off the pin and rest on the edge. And NO, I didn't hit them too hard...
    That said, It was the difference between an 87 and an 84 though...soooooo let's not get too worked about it.

    GHIN = ~5
    -WITB-
    DRIVER: Cobra F7+ 9.5 degrees w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5-75g
    DRIVING IRON: Mizuno FLI HI 2i w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+, hard step +1
    IRONS: Ping i210 Irons 3-P w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+, hard step +1, blue dot
    WEDGES: Vokey SM7 Wedges, 50, 54, 58 - w/ KBS C Taper 125 S+
    PUTTER: Ping Sigma G KUSHIN w/ lots of lead tape
    BALL: Bridgestone Tour B330
    GRIPS: Winn Dri Tac - MIDSIZE

  • LaznastyLaznasty Valparaiso, IndianaMembers Posts: 707 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2019 5:54pm #314

    @locode said:
    Giant spaceship putters / 8802 style putters
    Always buying the newest clubs / scrounging on eBay for old gems
    Hybrids / Ping Eye 2 1-iron
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges
    Phil Mickelson's short game / Tom Watson's short game
    Australian tour pros / Canadian tour pros
    Taking the pin out / leaving the pin in
    Rangefinders / Quickly pacing your own yardage

    Phil's short game, one of the best short games of all time, is overrated?

    Ping G410+ 10.5°
    Ping G410 17.5°
    Taylormade P790 UDI
    Taylormade P790 (4-AW)
    EPON Tour Spin Wedge 54° & 58°
    Tyson Lamb Camden
  • fillwelixfillwelix Members Posts: 1,267 ✭✭

    @gioguy21 said:
    anything Bryson / visors

    You're just jealous of the single length set

    WITB
    Taylormade M3 Speeder Evo IV 565 X
    Taylormade M2 2016 3HL HZRDUS Black 75g S
    Mizuno MP33 3i Steelfiber i110 
    Taylormade P770 4i-5i Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade P730 6-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Byron Morgan DH89
  • locodelocode Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    @Laznasty said:

    @locode said:
    Giant spaceship putters / 8802 style putters
    Always buying the newest clubs / scrounging on eBay for old gems
    Hybrids / Ping Eye 2 1-iron
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges
    Phil Mickelson's short game / Tom Watson's short game
    Australian tour pros / Canadian tour pros
    Taking the pin out / leaving the pin in
    Rangefinders / Quickly pacing your own yardage

    Phil's short game, one of the best short games of all time, is overrated?

    That's exactly the point. You can say he's got one of the best short games of all time but that's not actually the case. Phil's short game is all flash (and flop) but it has cost him a lot of tournaments.

    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

  • LavaoneLavaone Members Posts: 19 ✭✭

    Subjective opinions / Objective facts

    Driver: Callaway XR16 Pro - 9.0* - Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 70-3.7-R
    3 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha - 14* - Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 70-3.7-R
    5 Wood: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha - 18* - Aldila Rogue 110 MSI 60-3.7-R
    4 Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha - 22* - UST Mamiya Recoil 460 F3
    Irons: 3 - Pitching Wedge: Callaway Apex CF 16 - KBS Tour-V R Flex
    Gap Wedge: Callaway MD3 50*- 10* S Grind - KBS Tour-V Wedge Flex
    Sand Wedge: Callaway MD3 54*- 10* S Grind - KBS Tour-V 100 R Flex
    Lob Wedge: Callaway MD3 60*- 9* - TT DG S300
    Putter - Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser #7
    Ball - Callaway ChromeSoft
  • larrydevlarrydev Larry D Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    Scotty Cameron putters and Vokey wedges - marketing genius, but overrated.
    Getting into the right position on backswing - something I don't think enough people think about enough

    Taylormade M2 Driver 10.5 Fujikura Fuel Stiff.
    Titleist 917F 3 Wood. Rogue 65 stiff. 
    Mizuno MP-H5 4i. KBS C-Taper Stiff.
    Mizuno JPX 850 Forged 5-PW. Project X 6.0.
    Titleist SM6 - 50 - 54 - 60 True Temper XP Stiff
    Scotty Cameron GoLo 5R Putter
  • gunmetalgunmetal Members Posts: 1,874 ✭✭
    edited Jul 12, 2019 3:23pm #320

    @Laznasty said:
    Mark Crossfield & Rick Shiels/ TXG golf

    Haha. I was going to say:
    TXG and migolfspi/ Mark Crossfield and Rick Schiels.
    It's all about the strike, kids!

  • gunmetalgunmetal Members Posts: 1,874 ✭✭

    Line on Flange/Line on topline

  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers Posts: 613 ✭✭
    edited Jul 12, 2019 3:27pm #322

    @locode said:

    @chubs3a said:

    @locode said:
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

    since 1983?
    :o

  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,346 ✭✭

    Driver carry/ Descent angle & kick
    Carts / Golf board
    Push Carts / Nice carry bag
    New gear / Clubs in the bag for 4 years
    Golf shoes / Trail shoes
    Technology / Technique

  • wedgegamewedgegame Members Posts: 16 ✭✭

    @AG12 said:

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭

    @wedgegame said:

    @AG12 said:

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8S
    Callaway Apex '19 5-PW Nippon Modus3 105
    Titleist SM7 50.14F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • wedgegamewedgegame Members Posts: 16 ✭✭
    edited Jul 12, 2019 9:53pm #326

    @AG12 said:

    @wedgegame said:

    @AG12 said:

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

    I think they call it The Player's Club or something generic like that. If you have a participating course nearby and hit the range more than 3 times a month it can be a good deal.

  • AG12AG12 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭

    @wedgegame said:

    @AG12 said:

    @wedgegame said:

    @AG12 said:

    @premeyer said:

    @rjcejka said:
    morning / twilight

    My course has a Practice membership. $50/month, unlimited range balls. Golf with cart and a beer costs $6.50 after 4pm. Free golf after 6pm. It’s awesome.

    WHERE!?!?! That sounds like heaven

    Mckinney, TX. Suburb of Dallas. Huge grass driving range. Always busy. My only complaint is that the course is too easy.

    $50 a month for unlimited practice... i don't care if they even have a course at that point. That's incredible. Up here in New York its $15 for a bucket of 150 balls with no grass ranges around unless you are a member of a Country Club.

    Must be nice. Here in Orange County, CA a large bucket of balls (105) is $17 on grass part of the week and mats the other

    Apologies in advance for off topic, but have you looked into GolfZing? I'm in Long Beach and pay $32 a month for two large buckets of balls per day, and it's available at 4 different courses in my area. I think they have a similar deal for some OC courses. Still mostly hitting off mats though.

    I have heard of GolfZing for booking purposes but didnt know you could do range ball deals through them as well

    I think they call it The Player's Club or something generic like that. If you have a participating course nearby and hit the range more than 3 times a month it can be a good deal.

    Interesting thank you for the heads up

    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8S
    Callaway Apex '19 5-PW Nippon Modus3 105
    Titleist SM7 50.14F/54.10S DG S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58*/ATV KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 
    TaylorMade Spider X Navy 
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • locodelocode Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    @TIM929 said:

    @locode said:

    @chubs3a said:

    @locode said:
    Vokey wedges / Ram Tom Watson wedges

    Can you elaborate on this? I'm curious on thoughts of the Ram wedges.

    I've had one in my bag (when I've had a bag) since 1983. Nothing really to elaborate on, they are just great wedges.

    since 1983?
    :o

    Yes.

    WITB (Lefty)
    TaylorMade R7 Driver
    Titleist 3W
    Ping Eye 2 Beryllium 1- Iron (Blue Dot)
    Ping Karsten III+ 3-PW (Green Dot)
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Designed by Cleveland 8802 style putter
    WITC (What's in the Closet)
    10 or so other 8802 style putters
    Adams Tom Watson 60° Wedge
    Adams Nick Faldo Asymmetrical sole 60° Wedge
    MacGregor Tommy Armour 2-PW
    WILITF (What I lost in the fire)
    Harvey Penick Take Dead Aim Titanium Driver
    Harvey Penick 10° driver, 12° driver, 3 wood
    Campbell Arnold Palmer 3-PW blades
    Ram Tom Watson 55° & 60° Wedges
    Arnold Palmer The Original Putter x2

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