Best acquisitions of the year

NollsterNollster ClubWRX Posts: 339 ClubWRX
edited Jul 10, 2019 1:28pm in Equipment #1

I wasn't going to try to acquire anything this year but...A friend had a like new 2014 Cameron Select Newport that I was curious to try. I don't usually get along with Cameron putters, but I made more puts in the 3 weeks that he let me use it than I have in years! He asks me if I want to buy it -- well, of course! If the price is right...Would $100 work? Uh....Yeah it would!! I tried to talk him up in price, but he just wouldn't budge! I made him a 5W and bought him dinner but still feel a little guilty...
I traded in some old AP2s, a 910D3 and 910Fd and got in-store credit for what I might have been able to sell them outright for...I had already replaced the old driver and 3W and just never got along with the AP2s so I don't miss them. I ended up getting a Mizzy ST190 for $46!! I can't remember the last time I've been current with a driver -- can't wait to hit this thing!

9.0* Ping G30 Ping Tour (s)
14.5* Ping G30 GD DI-6 (s)
18* Adams DHy C-Taper (s) or 17* Titleist 910h ProjectX Tour Issue X-8C4
4-PW Titleist 712 AP-2 DG300 (s)
50* Fourteen RM11 DG x100
54* Fourteen RM12 KBS Hi-Rev
58* Fourteen RM12 KBS Hi-Rev
34" Ping Redwood ZB PP-61 grip
35" Odyssey Versa (Metal X insert) White-Black-White (tour issue)
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  • mwink822mwink822 Members Posts: 2,623 ✭✭

    My best acquisition has probably been my 718 AP2 irons. They're a little less punishing than my prior JPX 900 Tours on slight misses (i.e. I lose a little less distance) and I just feel a bit more confident with them. My scores haven't changed significantly since moving to the AP2, but I've always been a Titleist guy, so feeling more confident with them is completely a mental thing.

    Titleist 917D3 9.5* Diamana Kai'li 70X
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
    4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
    5-P 718 Titleist AP2 Project X 6.0
    White Satin Mizuno MP T7 51-08 Modus 3 105X
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 55-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Blue Ion Mizuno MP T7 59-09 Modus 3 105X Soft Stepped
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Fastback 1
  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,534 ✭✭

    Yururi Tataki wedges. Actually bought them last year but never used as the head looked too large. Put them up for sale but no buyers. Which turned out to be a good thing. Gave them a chance this year and they're a dream to play. Hit any kind of shot...full or greenside. Lines up beautifully on fairway for straight shots, opens up around greens seamlessly, and moves sand out of bunkers so easily makes the difficultly not much more than putting from same distance. And feel? Of yeah, soft yet well compressed ball

    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green 65s
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Motore Tour 8.3s
    Ping G410 HB 19 Tensei Blue 80s
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 DG S300 
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    ProV1x
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,253 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2019 2:06pm #4

    I saw a lightly used 2-PW set of 1999 Hogan Apex MB on Craigslist for $100 CDN last week. Got him down to $80.

    I should go to jail for practically robbing him.

    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
    1988 Tommy Armour 845 Silver Scot 56d Sand Wedge and 52d W3 Wedge
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Ping Anser 2 Stainless Steel Putter
  • bullsfanbullsfan Members Posts: 485 ✭✭

    My best acquisition this year was ordering an AP3 3-iron, to go along with my 716 AP2's. I had a TMb 3 iron that I loved to look at but just could not muster enough clubhead speed to use it effectively enough. The AP3 offers a bit more forgiveness, or at least the look inspires confidence with the offset that I can hit it high and play it the way I'm use to. I've never really got along with hybrids of any brand and have alway been a strong long iron player and this AP was by far the best addition in some time. It gaps well in my set and can hit it about as far as my 5 wood.



  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,600 ✭✭

    Vokey 60 D grind, Rogue 3 wood, Diamana Blueboard shaft.

  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 486 ✭✭

    My M6 Driver, my dispersion both width and length is so good

    Taylormade M6 10.5* (down to 9.5)
    Taylormade M6 Rocket 14
    3 wood
    Taylormade M6 18* 5 wood
    Taylormade P790 black 4 iron
    Taylormade R9 TP "B" stamp 5 - PW
    Taylormade MG black 52 & 56
    Taylormade Hi Toe 60
    Scotty Cameron Studio select laguna 1.5 (custom gun blue finish)

  • sbjinxsbjinx Orange CountyMembers Posts: 2,466 ✭✭

    Callaway epic flash TD. Awesome driver for me

    Callaway Epic SZ - Project X Smoke
    TM M2 15* - Diamana S Ltd
    Callaway Apex - 19*
    Bridgestone J15 - 4-PW
    Titleist SM7 - 52* & 58*
    Spider X

  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 544 ✭✭

    @cgasucks said:
    I saw a lightly used 2-PW set of 1999 Hogan Apex MB on Craigslist for $100 CDN last week. Got him down to $80.

    I should go to jail for practically robbing him.

    I got a set of 2003 Hogans for $125. They showed up last week in a trashed box and the 5 iron shaft was bent. I was disappointed and let the seller know, who said to go through ebay because of the terms of the shipping program he used (which state it’s ebay’s problem after he gives it to them).

    Long story short ebay paid/refunded the $125 and let me keep the clubs. I got the set for the price of an Apex 4 5-iron shaft.

    So yeah, we can be cellmates!

    Golfing in Finland!
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 305 ✭✭

    Ping hoofer stand bag.... they don't make em like this anymore!!!

  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 594 ✭✭

    My best golf purchase this year is the PXG 0311 gen 1 irons that I bought, while they were still available. Really glad I took the plunge.

    TM M4
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 24*
    PXG 0311 5-gw
    54* SM6 M
    58* SM7 S
    PXG Operator H
  • Sparky14Sparky14 Members Posts: 383 ✭✭

    $20 for an Adams Fast 12 LS driver with a real Matrix TP5HD shaft. Bought it because I thought the shaft might be worth $20 (not realizing this was the absurd $899 retail version) and it would look good in my Cobra F8. But I took the Fast12 to the range, and it was bombing. Spent some time on the launch monitors, and getting 3-5 mph more ball speed and 300-400 rpm less spin than the best I can do with the F8. Now I am hesitant to even pull the Adams adapter off the shaft to try in the F8 - I may just keep playing the Adams.

  • KaiserSozeKaiserSoze Members Posts: 94 ✭✭

    Taylormade Original One Mini Driver. I can't believe I'm not hearing more chatter about this club.

  • thigosthigos El Paso, TXClubWRX Posts: 147 ClubWRX

    M4 3HL with tour ad-iz. I've never really gotten along with a fairway wood. Closest thing was the F6 baffler, if that counts. This thing may stay in the bag a long time. Long and straight. I love it off the tee. It was a $180 ebay steal too.

    G400 Max 9* - Hzrdus Red H.C. 6.0
    M4 3HL 16.5 - Tour AD-IZ - 7s
    i500 - (retro 4-U) - PX LZ 6.0
    Mizuno S18 - 54 & 58
    Vokey SM6 - 62* M
    StrokeLab Double Wide Flow Neck - 35"
    PV1x
    Current index - 7.0
  • Frisco KidFrisco Kid Members Posts: 178 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2019 6:00pm #15

    Lessons and Maltby DBM irons. I loved my Ping I200s but I hit too many shots thin. After reading all the posts on how the DBMs take to shots lower on the face I gave them a try. Glad I did, the Pings are now in the backup slot.

    Post edited by Frisco Kid on
    Ping G30 Driver Tour 65 R
    Ping G30 3 Metal TFC419 R
    Ping G30 5 Metal TFC419 R
    Ping I200 4-P Modus 105 R
    Ping Glide 2.0 50SS, 54SS, 58SS CFS
    Ping G Sigma Tyne Putter
    Ping DLX Cart Bag
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Members Posts: 1,967 ✭✭

    My Mizuno hybrid. I have always been a hybrid guy and never really hit one poorly but this thing has been a godsend. It flies 185-190 every time, dead straight. The shaft is so easy to load. I bought a Tensei White 90 pull before it arrived anticipating the stock Speeder EVO II HB or whatever is in this thing would be too light but man am I diming it. I tried it on GCQuad against Accra TZ5, Accra TZ6, Accra 200HY, Tensei White 90 and 100, DI 85HY, VA Raijin and Slay 85, and Fuji Pro 2.0 7 and 8 HY and nothing touched the launch, spin, and feel of the stock. As someone else said about their Adams, I am scared to even pull the adapter off and try anything in it because the magic might disappear.

    Cobra F9 7.5* - Accra TZP 455 (TZ5 55 Prototype)
    Callaway Rogue SZ 13.5* - Diamana Thump 75F
    Callaway Rogue SZ 18* - Diamana Thump 85F
    Mizuno CLK 21* - Fujikura Evolution HB 75
    New Level 1031 Black 5-PW - Dynamic Gold 105 Black Onyx
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50/SS, 54/ES, 58/ES - Dynamic Gold 105 Black Onyx
    Bettinardi BB0 "Gotta Sting" Prototype 1 of 1 - Stability
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium T22 Limited Edition Newport 
  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Buffalo / Rochester, NYMembers Posts: 2,398 ✭✭

    2019 Cobra King Forged MB's 5-PW, GW with KBS $-Taper 120 stiff shafts.. given that I've tried and sold off;
    Ping i500's, Taylormade P730, Taylormade P770, Taylormade P760, Mizuno 919 Tours, Titleist 716 MB's..
    With any irons in the bag I typically shoot about the same scores, so I decided to play what I liked the look of and feel of the best and for once get better at using them..

    • Ping G30 LS 10.5°, TFC-419 stiff
    • 2017 Taylormade M1 15°, Tensei Blue 75x
    • Taylormade M3 Rescue 3/19° @ 19°, Tensei Blue 80HYs
    • Taylormade M3 Rescue 4/21° @ 22.5°, Tensei Blue 80HYs
    • 2019 Cobra King Forged MB 5-PW, GW, KBS $-Taper 120s
    • Taylormade Hi-Toe 56°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400
    • Taylormade Hi-Toe 60°, Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400
    • Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 35"
  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members Posts: 851 ✭✭

    Regular flex iron shafts. Always played stiff. Fitters always said I was in between and we always went Stiff. Put a set of Elevate Tour in Regular in play and what a difference.

    2016 TaylorMade M2 w/ Ventus 6s
    Callaway Epic Flash w/ AD-DI
    Titleist H1 816 w/ Diamana Blueboard
    Srixon z745
    Titleist SM7 Raw 52
    TaylorMade 60* Hi-Toe
    TaylorMade Spider X
  • JoelsimJoelsim Members Posts: 1,066 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2019 8:14pm #19

    8 putters.

    I was rubbish at putting until 3 or 4 months ago, buying a stack of them gave me the interest to sort it out. And it worked, reckon I’m saving at least 5 shots per round now. Having a few different types, blades, mallets, face-balanced, TH, made me think about everything and look into methodology of stroke.

    Have sold two of them so I’m down to 7, I had one already, and I’m looking to sell two more to give me five to trial further, with a view to cutting it down to 3 or 4 within the next 6 months.

    My putting has gone from being a serious liability to decent.

    *And no, I won’t lose any money on the purchases as I’ve been careful in snapping up bargains. An investment.

    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd
    Ping G410 19 Hybrid Stiff Alta
    Titleist 818 H1 23 Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Ping G400 4-UW & G410 SW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X and 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Bettinardi BB39
    Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach
    Cleveland Huntington Beach #10
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback
  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 2,048 ✭✭

    Titleist 917 16.5* fairway wood. This club has been a game changer for me.

    Ping G400 Max (9*)
    Titleist 917 F2 (16.5*)
    Callaway Apex (20*/23*)
    Srixon Z785 (5-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Yes Donna 
  • shanxshanx Members Posts: 790 ✭✭

    Pulled my 905R out of the closet and piped one 291 yds, longest in years...
    Went back to blades (MP15) and shot a 79, lowest round in a few years.
    Best move was taking lessons this spring...

  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members Posts: 468 ✭✭

    Acquisition would be my 917F2 5-wood, hit it so well I just picked up the 3-wood to match (which was hitting bombs on the range at lunch today)

    Overall change though would be converting my old back-up putter to an Armlock.

    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"
  • ihatecats18ihatecats18 Members Posts: 273 ✭✭

    An M3 driver with a xstiff shaft and watching hours of Gankas videos on YouTube

    • Driver: M3 w xtorsion copper 70x
    • Wood: m3 w xtorsion copper 70x
    • Hybrid: Cobra F7 set to 20
    • Irons: Wilson F 100, 5-PW
    • Wedges: Titleist- GW 52 SM4 - SW 56 SM4.
    • Putter: Never Compromise Dinero 35"

    • Ball: TM TP5
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,958 ✭✭
    edited Jul 10, 2019 10:08pm #25

    Of the clubs I have added this season thankfully the only club that has left me “wanting” is my Rogue 3 Wood. I have added a Cobra F9 Tour, Ping iBlades, and a Rogue 5 Wood which are currently lifers in my bag. I will need new wedges soon and I need to find a lifer 3 wood (Rogue is a monster off a tee, but need more off the fairway).

    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • randy4randy4 LouisianaMembers Posts: 123 ✭✭

    @KaiserSoze said:
    Taylormade Original One Mini Driver. I can't believe I'm not hearing more chatter about this club.

    I would love to try it, but no stores around here and that price is steep.

    M5 10.5* fujikura pro 2.0
    M6 15* Tensei pro white
    718Ap2 3-AW KBS Tour V
    Titleist SM7 56S 60M KBS Tour V
    Spider X
  • craz-ecraz-e Members Posts: 4,145 ✭✭

    Ping G410 plus driver, super super consistent. Playing off the fairway makes the game so much easier

    Driver = Ping G410 Plus even flow black 6.0
    3 wood = Ping G410 Tour S
    Irons = Miura 1957 Baby Blades Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wilson Staff FG59 DG S300's (4-PW)
    Titleist 718 MB Project X LZ 6.0 (4-PW)
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56* and 60*

    Putter = Wilson Staff 8882
    Ball = Titleist AVX
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Members Posts: 5,418 ✭✭

    My Ping G410 irons. First purchase in years that actually lowered my handicap.

    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G410 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Ping Ketsch Vault 2.0
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers Posts: 971 ✭✭

    Ping I-210..Rogue SZ, don't ask about the I-500s ....... >:)

  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 308 ✭✭

    @Jakerepp said:
    These!

    Hi from r/golf

    My best and only acquisition this year so far are the brand new Scratch wedges I acquired from a member here

  • er1cchandlerer1cchandler Members Posts: 217 ✭✭

    Completely overhauled my bag in 2019, but most of the changes were in true WRX club ho fashion.
    3 months of lessons was the best acquisition I've made this year. I've never felt more confident in my swing or diagnosing my misses. Ball striking from 150-200yds is absurdly good relative to the other parts of my game

    but also a shiny new 2016 M2 Tour Issue driver - with the open face i have tons of confidence aiming down the left centre of the fairway

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