I tend to hang on to sets for some reason. Currently my old set of Eye 2s and just sod another of the same.
Tirkeist 716 Ap1s are my current gamers.
Hogan Apex Edge Pros which I just pulled the shafts in. Just picked up a set of Nike VR Pro Combos which the shafts will get pulled and put in the Hogans.
Do you have one coat, do you have one pair of shoes, do you have one car?
Some folks say yes, some folks say no. I have multiple of everything above to address different seasons. climates, etc
Same with my irons, I have 3 sets that although are all "me", are also catered to my different "seasons"
Set 1-Srixon Z585/Z785 Combo. For when it's winter, you just went through the holidays, the "flaws" are showing,..even through your shirt eek. In this case throwing on the large coat will hide some flaws.
Set 2-Bstone J15CB-The fall/spring set. Always a great time of year, not too hot, not too cold.. Some great days, some not so great days, for the most part you may not know what you expect. But over all you can never really complain, worse case scenario throw on the wind breaker and keep it moving.
Set 3-Srixon Z745/945 Combo-The summer set. When you are feeling at your peak, firing on all cylinders, and need something precise to combat the heat. Even with a few of those random "cold" summer days , you can still get away with shorts and show off those rippled calves, needed to hit straight bombs.
1965 Wilson Staffs used in High School (mid 1960's)
1995 Ping Eye 2 beryllium copper
1997 Daiwa Hi Trac-- these were the first of what I would call GI for me, very strong irons, graphite shafts
2018 Titleist AP3
2018 Callaway Rogue pro, coppers
2017 Seven forged, from Japan
2017 XXIO prime irons---large shovels, fabulous irons
2018 Miura MC-501 copper
2018 Srixon Z565
2018 Kyoei blades
2018 Masda blades
2018 Srixon Z765-- the Srixon irons are easy to hit solidly, and have great distance.
2017 Phyz 3-- from Bridgestone, similar to XXIO's, very long.
I have a similar behavioral pathology with guitars, amplifiers, and guitar effects.
Mine is a backup/travel set.
I have told my story before but I had a set of clubs stolen the night before a tournament.
I’m comfortable enough financially that I won’t let that burn me again.
I have a total of 15 clubs in my "real set" that I use every week. Duplicate at the 4 slot with both a 4-hybrid and 4-iron. But I usually carry 12 or 13 clubs total since I don't really need the 3-wood or 5-iron at my home course.
The only other irons I have are some Ping Eye2 BeCu classics. I've got 3-LW although I hate the Eye2 LW and never use it. I do pull them out for 9 holes a few times a year and I also take them when we go to the beach for a few days, there's a very short and fairly easy course there that's fun to play just teeing off with a 3-iron. But mostly I just own those because they're cool relics of a (recently) past age!
I own a vintage set and a modern set.
Ive got a set of persimmon woods, Hogan Apex irons, Wilson Staff Model blade sand wedge and an old hickory shafted blade putter in a vintage Hogan bag.
Its fun to get out the vintage set from time to time because the way you play a course is completely different and its just fun to play clubs that are over 50 years old.
3 sets of hickory irons (Tom Stewart, Wilson, Tad Moore)
4 sets vintage (Hogan Medallions, Hogan Apex BH Grind, Ping Eye2+, Ping i3 Blade)
1 set modern (Ping i20)
No wonder my study is so crowded!
MP-53s are currently in the bag. I also have a set of MP-57s with identical specs but need to regrip them with Tour Velvet Plus4s.
My third set is NIP MP-53s, likely one of the last new lefty sets remaining. No intention of ever selling any of the three.
If the rumors about the MP-20s are true I'll get a combo set of those. Zero interest in buying irons otherwise.
... Having played Amp Forged, Fly Z+ and now Forged Tours I will hang onto the Forged Tours because they just have a special place in my heart. My gamers were P790's but playing hard fast greens in Phoenix, I found the lower spin was a disadvantage as opposed to the advantage lower spin offers in typically soft Midwest conditions. But I really loved the 790's so I picked up a set of P760's that gave me the best of Forged Tours and 790's. I will sell the 790's though.
... Then I have a set of 588TT's that would bring very little money but they are in mint condition and I can see me playing them again in the future. And finally a set of Lynx MC LXi forged CB's that are just awesome irons, although a slightly larger head size than I like, but again would bring next to nothing if sold so I will be hanging onto those too.
W/S FG 17s 3-p..... my all time favorite iron
W/S Progressives 3-p 2.8 Firestick in like new condition
W/S FG 51...5 iron missing, s300
Callaway XRs , stock steel
Cleveland HB Launchers with Px 5.0 steel, which are currently in the bag.
Four Sets, wish it was back down to three Too much ho in me lately as I wanted to try some new tech having played 1-pc. forged MBs since 2008.
TM P790 with KBS CTL 110S
TM M5 with Modus 3 105S
Honma TW 727 M with Modus 3 125R
Callaway Razr MB with PX 5.0F
The latter two sound/feel best. I may have to reshaft the P790 as KBS shafts are living up to their rep as an elbow killer....never had golfer's or tennis elbow in the rear arm b4 these! Could get Recoils 110 F4 again for those - worked well in Mizunos past.
Golf had been such a big part in my life, I wanted to wall mount my clubs in cases in a home office, but I realized I had way too many sets. Now, it's just "stuff"....just too much stuff. I'm getting rid of them all except for my current set.
Done bein a Golf Ho!
1963 MacGregor MT Tourney (my first set) 2-PW SOLD
MacGregor VIP 1-PW
Wilson Staff 1-PW
Wilson Staff FG-17 1-PW
Titleist Tour Model 2-PW SOLD
Hogan PC 1-PW
Daiwa Advisor DG8201 3-PW SOLD
TaylorMade Burner bubble 2-PW SOLD
TaylorMade Burner Bubble Tour 2-PW SOLD
Titleist 962b 1-PW SOLD (have 1 and 2 irons still)
Titleist 680 2-PW CURRENT SET
Titleist 710MB 3-PW SOLD
I know I'm missing a set or two from this list.
I game P750's and have P790's as my guest set for when my dad or brother-in-law is in town.
Just picked up a set of MP 53s as a “back-up” set. Don’t really need a back-up set, but the price was right and I’ve been eyeing a set of 53s for a while now.
Ping Eye 2 +no+ 3-LW
Epon AF302 3-PW
Epon AFTour 5-PW
PXG Gen 1's 4-PW
Tourstage Z101 2-PW
Tourstage VIQ 2012 4-PW
4 sets of TourStage 2005/6 VIQ's (and another set on the way from Rakuten); obviously my favorite irons.
some are in FL, some are in PA, most of them are here with me in TX
I may be forgetting some...
Had 5 at one point, down to 2, J15 CB and Z745s. BUT, I am about ready to let go of the 745s. They are great but the J15s have been the GOAT for me. I have been sticking with them and scoring better, too. Having multiple sets has made it tough to not switch back and forth but I want to get better and sticking with one set has helped me improve my scoring drastically...
Definitely don’t belong here. Only have two sets. Titleist 714 ap2’s and og DCI blacks ( refinished). I pull out the dci’s when the ap2’s need a time out
Jpx900 Hot Metal
Bag of odd ball wedges putters drivers, fairways, hybrids And a bunch of 3 and 4 irons that never leave the garage
Apex pro dots
Hogan Ft worth black
718 cb mb
2013 x forged (2 sets)
I think i should start selling some
I’ve been an up and down (maybe binge and purge is a better description) “ho” over the years, but now trying (hopefully for the the last time) to purge again.
Four sets. In the bag are JPX 900 Forged. On the BST right now are my Cobra Pro Forged Mb/CB combo (really hate to sell these, still the best looking irons I’ve owned) and my Ping Eye2 BC. Once they’re gone and the season is close to done I’ll probably sell the Mizunos also. Since it’s likely my playing will be much less I’ll just keep my old set of 07 X Forged. Probably ditch the modern drivers too. I might keep a couple of putters
Currently got 3 sets.
The gamers - my VR Pros. My thoughts on these are well known so I will save you too much detail, but it would take a lot for these to get kicked out. Like "a set of P7 TWs for £200" a lot.
The backup set - my old OG Nike Blades. Probably superfluous with the VR Pros, they spend most of the time in my man cave, looking pretty. Very tempted to get them refurbished and put on display somewhere. Had too many memorable rounds featuring memorable shots to let them go.
The cavities - got a set of Yonex Rekin Super 10 Tour Forged in my locker for when I don't feel like hitting a blade. They've been used once in 10 years....
1/ have Apex Pro 16 in practice bag, dont see that changing ever as i think the world of those sticks.
2/ also have my old #1's - Apex CF16 4-AW that i had the stock TT XP95 R300s pulled & AMT Black S300 put in (using as a trade in on Apex Pro 19 very soon).
3/ a back up set of Apex CF16 5-AW that still have the XP95s in them, dont see me moving them on ever either, the CF16 Apex is going to be a future classic in a few years is my sound logic for this.
4/ plus a combo set of XR Steelhead & standard XRs for guests, for when i want to know how it feels to swing a Caterpillar D3 bulldozer.