Best acquisitions of the year

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NollsterNollster ClubWRX  390WRX Points: 96Posts: 390 ClubWRX
Joined:  edited Jul 10, 2019 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!

9.5* Mizuno ST190 GD AD DI-6(s)
15* Mizuno ST190 TS GD AD DI-6(s)
18* Adams Tight Lies Tour GD AD DJ-7(s)
21* Adams DHy Proto Matrix White Tie(x)
5-9 Adams CB2 KBS C-Taper 120 ss x2
46* Vokey SM6 F-grind
52* Vokey SM6 F-grind
58* Vokey SM6 S-grind
35" Odyssey Versa (Metal X insert) White-Black-White (tour issue)
33" Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport
34" Ping Redwood ZB PP-61 grip


  • mwink822mwink822 Members  2699WRX Points: 157Posts: 2,699 Titanium Tees
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    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 TS4 8.5* Diamana D+ LTD 70 X
    Titleist 917F2 18* (turned down to 17.25*) Diamana S+ 80X
    4 - 718 Titleist AP3 Project X 6.0
    4-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
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  • JD3JD3 Members  5064WRX Points: 404Posts: 5,064 Titanium Tees
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    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

    Cobra SZ 9 Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX 
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members  2561WRX Points: 443Posts: 2,561 Titanium Tees
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    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
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
    Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter
  • bullsfanbullsfan Members  494WRX Points: 82Posts: 494 Greens
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    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  3081WRX Points: 1,307Posts: 3,081 Titanium Tees
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    Vokey 60 D grind, Rogue 3 wood, Diamana Blueboard shaft.


    Epic Flash / Apex / Epic / MD5 / Phantom X5(.5) Custom + Pro 2.0 TS / ATMOS Blue TS / Pro 2.0 / 1050Gh

  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members  653WRX Points: 172Posts: 653 Golden Tee
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    My M6 Driver, my dispersion both width and length is so good


    Taylormade SIM Max 9.0* (Ventus Blue S)
    Taylormade M6 15* 3 wood (Hzrdus Smoke 6.0)
    Taylormade GAPR Mid 18* (KBS S)
    Adams DHY 21* & 24* (Aldila S )
    TI Taylormade P750 5-PW (1* flat, 1* weak) (Project X LZ 6.0 )
    Taylormade MG black 52 (53) (2* flat, 1* weak) (DG S300)
    TI Taylormade MG Raw 58 LB (3* flat) (KBS S Taper 125)
    Taylormade Ghost Tour Corza putter

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  • sbjinxsbjinx Orange CountyMembers  2549WRX Points: 242Posts: 2,549 Titanium Tees
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    Callaway epic flash TD. Awesome driver for me


    Callaway Epic Flash TD - Graphite Design VR
    SIM Max 15*
    SIM - 19*
    Bridgestone J15cb - 4-PW
    Titleist SM7 - 52* & 58*
    Spider X

  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members  1169WRX Points: 791Handicap: 12Posts: 1,169 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @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!
    Taylormade R15
    W/S Fybrid 3W
    W/S Fybrid 5W
    Hogan Apex 2003 (3-E)
    Mizuno 56
    Maxfli Revolution 60
    Macgregor Jackie Pung Putter #10

  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Madison WIUnregistered  305WRX Points: 81Posts: 305 Greens
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    Ping hoofer stand bag.... they don't make em like this anymore!!!

  • larryd3larryd3 Members  697WRX Points: 146Handicap: 9Posts: 697 Golden Tee
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    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 or TS2
    Epic 15*
    816 H1 19*
    816 H1 23*
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    54* SM8
    58* SM8
    PXG Operator H
  • Sparky14Sparky14 San Clemente CAMembers  481WRX Points: 202Handicap: 4Posts: 481 Greens
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    $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.

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  • KaiserSozeKaiserSoze Members  126WRX Points: 96Posts: 126 Fairways
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    Taylormade Original One Mini Driver. I can't believe I'm not hearing more chatter about this club.

  • thigosthigos El Paso, TXClubWRX  311WRX Points: 104Handicap: 3.1Posts: 311 ClubWRX
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    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 10.5* - Ventus Blue 6x
    M4 16.5* - Tour AD-IZ 7s
    MP20 HMB (3,4) LZ 6.0
    MP20 MMC (5-P) LZ 6.0
    Mizuno S18 - 52 & 58
    Vokey SM6 - 62* M
    StrokeLab Double Wide F - 35"
    Srixon Z Star XV

  • Frisco KidFrisco Kid Members  240WRX Points: 127Posts: 240 Fairways
    Joined:  edited Jul 10, 2019 #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.

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    Taylormade M4 Driver Atmos R
    Taylormade M4 3HL Atmos R
    Taylormade M4 5 lFW Atmos R
    Taylormade M3 4H Tensei Blue R
    Honma TW X Forged 5-11 Vizard Shafts
    Ping Glide 2 54, 58 wedges
    Odyssey O Works 2
    OUUL Gator cart bag
  • phatchrisrulesphatchrisrules Southern Ontario, CanadaUnregistered  2130WRX Points: 394Handicap: 6.5Posts: 2,130 Platinum Tees
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    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.


    Taylormade R510TP - Speeder 757
    Sonartec NP-99 14* and 17* - NV Green 85
    Nickent Genex 3DX 21* - Dynamic Gold SL
    Titleist 660 4-P - Dynamic Gold
    Cleveland 54* and 59* - Dynamic Gold
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium

  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Buffalo / Rochester, NYMembers  2463WRX Points: 189Handicap: November thru April in NY..Posts: 2,463 Platinum Tees
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    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..

    • Taylormade M6 Tour Issue 10.5°, Tensei CK Blue 60x
    • Taylormade M6 3+/14°, Tensei CK Blue 70x 
    • Taylormade M6 Rescue 19°, Tensei CK Blue 80HYx 
    • Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW, DG AMT Tour White S300
    • Titleist SM7 50°-12° F, Vokey Wedge
    • Titleist SM7 54°-14° F, Vokey Wedge
    • Titleist SM7 60°-14° K, Vokey Wedge
    • Scotty Cameron GoLo 3 35"

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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1419WRX Points: 525Handicap: 12Posts: 1,419 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 10, 2019 #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.

    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Fairways: Cobra King Ltd Black 5 Wood Aldila Rogue Stiff and TaylorMade M6 3 Wood
    Utility: Wilson Staff Model Utility #3 Regular KBS
    Hybrid: Titleist TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-PW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S, Cleveland CBX 2 50, 54 and 58
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Palm Beach (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • RH82RH82 Alberta, CanadaMembers  2357WRX Points: 242Posts: 2,357 Platinum Tees
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    Titleist 917 16.5* fairway wood. This club has been a game changer for me.


    Taylormade M2 (10.5*)

    TEE CBX (16.5*)

    Callaway Apex (20*)

    Srixon Z 785 (4-6) Z-Forged (7-PW)

    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)

    Taylormade Spider X

  • shanxshanx Members  898WRX Points: 233Posts: 898 Golden Tee
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    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  582WRX Points: 182Handicap: 14Posts: 582 Golden Tee
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    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 F8+ 9.5*D, Fujikura Pro XLR8 61X at 44.25"
    Titleist 917F2 16.5*, Diamana Blueboard 73X
    Taylormade PSI Tour 3 iron, DG Pro X100
    Taylormade RBladez 5i-PW
    Taylormade RSI2 AW 50*
    Cobra Trusty Rusty 53*, 59*, DG S200
    Cleveland 588 RTX2.0 64*
    Odyssey White Hot OG #1 Arm-lock conversion at 7*, 42"
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  • ihatecats18ihatecats18 MinnesotaMembers  293WRX Points: 67Handicap: 1.0Posts: 293 Greens
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    An M3 driver with a xstiff shaft and watching hours of Gankas videos on YouTube

    • Driver: TBD
    • Wood: m3 w xtorsion copper 70x
    • Hybrid: Adams XTD 4i
    • Irons: Wilson F 100, 5-PW
    • Wedges: Titleist- GW 52 SM4 - Cleveland Xlow 58
    • Putter:  Versa 2 ball35"

    • Ball:  Random Urethane
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers  2516WRX Points: 751Handicap: 0.9Posts: 2,516 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jul 10, 2019 #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: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
  • randy4randy4 LouisianaMembers  164WRX Points: 44Posts: 164 Fairways
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    On -, @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.

  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4380WRX Points: 460Handicap: 3Posts: 4,380 Titanium Tees
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    Ping G410 plus driver, super super consistent. Playing off the fairway makes the game so much easier

    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
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  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6399WRX Points: 1,680Handicap: 10Posts: 6,399 Titanium Tees
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    My Ping G410 irons. First purchase in years that actually lowered my handicap.

    Ping G400 driver
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Ping Anser 20,23,27 Hybrids 
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3

    Snell MTB X

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  • jwb10jwb10 Major Winner MarsMembers  1126WRX Points: 172Handicap: 1Posts: 1,126 Platinum Tees
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    Ping I-210..Rogue SZ, don't ask about the I-500s ....... >:)

  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members  393WRX Points: 108Posts: 393 Greens
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    On -, @Jakerepp said:


    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

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  • er1cchandlerer1cchandler Vancouver, CanadaMembers  266WRX Points: 74Handicap: 5Posts: 266 Greens
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    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


    TM M6 9* Fujukura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 6x
    TM M6 18* Fujukura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 8x
    Titleist u500 3i (21) Tensei White 100x
    Titleist T100 4-PW (1
    weak) Dynamic Gold TI X100 (ss)
    Vokey 5108 F Grind
    Vokey 55
    10 S Grind
    Vokey 61*08 M Grind
    Cameron Futura X5 Flow neck 35” / Odyssey White Hot Pro #3 (2nd gen) 35”


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