Best acquisitions of the year

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members Posts: 474 ✭✭

    Other than an almost completely new bag, I'd say my best buy this year was my Srixon irons.

    I went from an off the rack set of Wilson D200 irons which were short for me so I was topping my way around the course. Got fitted, went 1/2" longer and into a stiff from a regular flex on how I load the shaft when I swing. The end result is a world of difference, I'm a much better iron striker now and a lot more distance too. As my swing improves it's just that much better, I hope my swing doesn't change too much to where these irons don't work for me as well.

    The next one would be the G410+ driver, long story short I can actually drive a ball in play now.

    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S Shaft
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S Shaft
    Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 - 20° Draw - Diamana S+ 70R Shaft
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300 Shaft
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Argolf Avalon - Toulon Sand Diego - Byron Morgan DH89 - and many more.
    Balls: Vice Pro+ - Srixon Z-Star XV
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • tobiasjdtobiasjd Members Posts: 457 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2019 2:16pm #33

    @CaseyDan said:
    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.

    I'm in the same situation as you. I now play stiff in my wedges and regular in the rest of my irons. The feel is so much better for me.
    I purchased a lot of wedges this year. A full set of Stealth 2.0s, and also a Vokey K grind for when I play a course with nasty bunkers to hit out of. Lovely wedges, all of them.

    Cobra King LTD Black
    Titleist 910FD 15° 3w
    Titleist 917F2 18° 5w
    Callaway Apex 4h
    PING iBlade 5 - PW
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth 52°, 56° SS
    Titleist Vokey 60° K
    Bettinardi BB1
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,788 ✭✭

    G400/HZRDUS Yellow driver combo. Best driving stats in a long time.

    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 BB1
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,788 ✭✭

    @CaseyDan said:
    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.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

    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 BB1
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 794 ✭✭

    Kind of a toss up. My Mizuno JPX-900 forged have been phenomenal!! But honestly, getting a shaft for my 3 wood that is 1/2" shorter has been more of a game changer to be honest. I can finally give it a rip on par 5's and actually hit my 3 wood consistently. Haven't had confidence in a 3 wood for years.

    Cobra King F8 Driver  Aldila NV-2KXV 65 Stiff
    Cobra King F8 3-4 Wood (15.5 degree setting, -1/2")
    Cobra King F7 3-4 Hybrid (19 degree setting)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 4 Iron Thru G Wedge - KBS Regular Flex Steel Shafts
    Titleist Spin Milled SM 5 54/10 degree and 58/8 Degree - Stock Steel Shafts
    Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport (34”, Super Stroke 2.0 Grip)
  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members Posts: 851 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2019 9:55pm #37

    @RainShadow said:

    @CaseyDan said:
    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.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

    Driver: Ventus 60 Stiff
    Fairway: Tensi Pro White 70 Stiff
    Hybrid: Diamana Blue 70 Stiff

    I have tried regular flex shafts in my woods and the results were terrible.

    Post edited by CaseyDan on
    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
  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers Posts: 381 ✭✭

    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

    TaylorMade M5 9° - Speeder Evo V 661x
    TaylorMade V Steel 3 Wood - Speeder 77x
    Mizuno MP-H5 2 Iron - KBS TGI 110
    Mizuno MP-25 4-PW - KBS Tour S+
    Titleist SM7 50,54,58 - KBS Tour S
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium Newport 
    Pro V1


  • swing thoughtsswing thoughts Members Posts: 263 ✭✭

    @KC13 said:
    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

    I have the M3 that I like but am considering the M5. Have you compared the two? I have it set to low launch/spin but with a high launch shaft (tensie red) which is working for my swing.

    Ping G SL Tec 9* XS
    Callaway XR 15* R

    Cobra Bio Cell Fairway 18.5 S
    Titleist 816 H1 21* S
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-9 S <or> Mizuno MP 69 4-9

    Vokey SM6[background=transparent] 48* 10 S[/background]
    [background=transparent]Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 52* 10 S[/background]
    Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 58* ATV S

    Odyssey Versa #7 35"
    Taylormade Daddy Long Legs 38"
    [background=transparent]Scotty Futura X5 38"[/background]
    [background=transparent]Callaway Bobby Jones blade 35"[/background]
  • viking_norwayviking_norway Members Posts: 47 ✭✭

    My best acquisition so far this year hands down was a putting lesson from David Edel. Also went down to a 325 gram putter headweight and that turned on the switch on the greens. Confidence at an all time high right now. Can't thank David enough, he was very generous with his time and his knowledge.

  • maverick1stmaverick1st Members Posts: 48 ✭✭

    Def has been lessons.
    As far as a product is concerned it has nothing to do with golf but with recovery. I picked up a hypervolt percussion massager. Really helps with soreness after the round and also helps loosen up before the round. I have struggled with tight IT bands which throws everything out of alignment for me. Probably the best purchase i have made not just for golf this year but in 2019.

    Callaway Rouge SZ 9* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 65g
    Callaway Rouge 15* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 75g
    Callaway Rouge 3H 19* EvenFlow Blue 6.0 85g
    Titleist 716 T-MB 3-4 KBS Tour
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM7 53* S Grind KBS $ Taper
    Titleist Vokey SM7 58* D Grind KBS $ Taper
    Scotty Cameron ButtonBack NP2
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,213 ✭✭

    Blueprints for sure

    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway x2hot 14.5* 3 Deep Oban Gold 65s
    Callaway x2hot 18.5* 5 Deep Oban Purple 55x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Mitsu KK 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprint 6i DG xp115 x100
    Ping Blueprint 7-PW DG s400 orange dot
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 50*, 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers Posts: 381 ✭✭

    @swing thoughts said:

    @KC13 said:
    TaylorMade M5. Best driver i've hit yet, and i've hit a lot of drivers.

    I have the M3 that I like but am considering the M5. Have you compared the two? I have it set to low launch/spin but with a high launch shaft (tensie red) which is working for my swing.

    I used to play an M3 with an original Speeder Evo 661x in it. Basically the same set up I have now, M5 w/Speeder Evo "V" 661x. I play the weights in the back split (one on draw and one on fade).

    Both are amazing but I give the edge to the M5 for reasons of feel (Big feel guy regarding head weight, impact & sound) and dispersion. The M5 for me is a fairway finder at 280+ yards consistently. The driver slot is finally secured in my bag for the foreseeable future.

    • KC
    TaylorMade M5 9° - Speeder Evo V 661x
    TaylorMade V Steel 3 Wood - Speeder 77x
    Mizuno MP-H5 2 Iron - KBS TGI 110
    Mizuno MP-25 4-PW - KBS Tour S+
    Titleist SM7 50,54,58 - KBS Tour S
    Scotty Cameron Teryllium Newport 
    Pro V1


  • malelee21malelee21 Members Posts: 1,463 ✭✭

    For me, Cobra F7 EL 4 iron and Ping G400 5-W set/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff shafts. Amazing combo that are easy to hit and control.

    Ping G400 Max 10.5* 
    Callaway XR16 5W
    Cobra F7 EL 4i
    Ping G400 5-UW / 718 AP1 5-GW
    Ping Glide 2.0 54ES/60ES
    Scotty Cameron Golo 3 34”
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,788 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2019 8:31pm #45

    @CaseyDan said:

    @RainShadow said:

    @CaseyDan said:
    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.

    What flex do you use in your driver/FW and Hybrids?

    Driver: Ventus 60 Stiff
    Fairway: Tensi Pro White 70 Stiff
    Hybrid: Diamana Blue 70 Stiff

    I have tried regular flex shafts in my wood and the results were terrible.

    I was curious because I feel like I might bee losing some consistency playing stiff in my irons.
    I play stiff in everything else and every time I've tried Regular in the longer clubs, it's been terrible, with one exception: I'm alternating a 5.5 and 6.0 HZRDUS Yellow 76 in my driver. The 5.5 feels better, but I'm a bit longer and straighter with the stiffer 6.0, Both same weight, but heavier than my previous driver shafts that were 62-66gm.

    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 BB1
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball
  • Bogey2BirdieBogey2Birdie West Palm BeachMembers Posts: 15 ✭✭

    Ping Eye 2 Woods. 1,3,4,5 all mint, the 4 is new!... brings back the days smashing 250y. They have a nice display spot on the corner of the stair landing

    Mizuno ST-190 9.5 / AD I-Z 8x
    TEE CB Pro f2 15 / Fuel 70x TS
    TEE CB Pro f2 18 / 757 Evo x
    Yonex Ezone MB Irons DGX100
    Miura Wedge Series 51,55,59 DG
    SC Red X5 Putter 33.75 / Tour B xs

  • mx-20mx-20 Members Posts: 543 ✭✭

    Spider X. I’m a better putter now. Distance control and accuracy have vastly improved.

    PING G400 Max 9° Tour 65 S
    Cobra F9 14.5° Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    PING G410 Hybrid 19° & 22° Tour 85 S
    PING G410 5-U KBS Tour S
    Taylormade Hi Toe 54 & 58° KBS HI-REV 2.0
    Taylormade Spider Tour X 34"
  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers Posts: 432 ✭✭

    Mizuno JPX 900 3 and 4 hybrids, absolutely phenomenal.

  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks Members Posts: 3,889 ✭✭
    edited Jul 12, 2019 12:12am #49

    Getting my coworker to golf. He used to, then his clubs got stolen. I'm such a ho, all he needed was a putter and a bag. Now he has a whole new set. So I acquired a new golfing partner with a similar schedule as myself

    Wyoming Cowboys
  • phil gphil g Members Posts: 10 ✭✭

    In true wrxer fashion everything has been changed this year. Best acquestion though was 714 ap2 with regular shafts. Dispersion is so much better now. Very close second would be sgc custom putter

  • Mrgreen36Mrgreen36 Members Posts: 32 ✭✭

    A set of unused Hogan Apex Grinds 2 through special wedge for 125 bucks. Want to take them to get adjusted for me, just not ready to part with 300 bucks yet. Lol.

  • CjetblackCjetblack Members Posts: 112 ✭✭

    Without a doubt for me would be when I bought a used G400 Max. Much more confidence from the tee.

  • SebmourSebmour sebastiendamour.com Members Posts: 579 ✭✭

    2019 Cobra King Forged CB/MB 3-PW flow set.
    Love the, feel, look, forgiveness and playability

    www.sebastiendamour.com
    Titleist TS3 8.5* EVenflow T1100 6.5
    Titleist 816H2 21 degré Fujikura Tour spec 8.8 HB xstiff
    King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Nippon NS Pro Modus 120 x 
    Mizuno T7 wedge 52, 56, 60 
    Odyssey O works R line 
  • rjr25rjr25 Members Posts: 260 ✭✭

    My Cobra F9 driver and Cobra F8 Hybrid. The hybrid is so good I am going to add another to the bag.

    My 2019 Experiment
    Cobra F9 - 9 degree - Atmos Black TS 6S
    Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5
    Cobra F8 Hybrid 19
    Cobra King Utility Black OL 21
    Cobra F7 OL 5&6
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 7-GW
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54SS & 58ES
    TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 - 34
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,499 ✭✭

    My Callaway ORG 14 bag and the Garmin X10 GPS watch. I lost a hand held device last year.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Titleist 913 D3 44 inches also a Taylormade M2 44 inches.
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-GW Titleist AP1s
    53 degree Wedge Titleist AP1
    58 degree SW Vokey SM6
    Putter White Hot V LINE Fang w/round Edel Grip
  • Jetierney13Jetierney13 Members Posts: 57 ✭✭

    I'd say for me it has been the F9 driver and the Spider X.

    Currently in the bag
    Driver- Cobra F9 10.5* ACCRA TZ5 M5
    TaylorMade M6 5 Wood HZRDUS Smoke 70 6.5
    Irons- P750 3-PW Tour Issue X100
    Wedges- TM Hi-Toe 52, 56, 60
    Putter-Navy Spider X 35"
    Ball- 2019 TP5
  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 166 ✭✭

    Got a Cobra F8+ 3 wood with a 75 gram shaft. That got me thinking and I went and found a heavier slightly softer low torque shaft for my driver. I have gained consistency and am a bit longer since it went in.

    Ping G400 Lst 11° HZRDUS 76, 2.9, 5.5
    Cobra F8+ 3-4 15°  Aldila NV 2KXV 75 Green w/Cobra smart grip
    Adams tour prototype 18° Mitsubishi
    Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
    Mizuno MP5 5-W KBS tour 120 S
    Mizuno T6 50°
    Mizuno T7 54°
    Callaway Mack daddy 4 60°
    Ping anser 4 is in rotation at the moment, tp mills is resting as are the Cleveland, 8813, tess, kushin, bullseye, and the ugliest putter I own the Octagon.  
    Srixon Zstar  ball. 

  • cb24cb24 Members Posts: 1,708 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2019 9:57pm #58

    So far it’s been buying nippon Ns Pro modus tour 120x shafts for my Srixon z965 irons. I went from dynamic gold and wow, it’s been so much better

  • StarFleetGolferStarFleetGolfer Members Posts: 10,530 ✭✭

    Ping Blueprints

    TaylorMade M5
    TaylorMade Original One 13.5
    Ping Crossover 17
    Ping Blueprint 4-PW
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Bettinardi Queen B

  • glmglm Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2019 11:26pm #60

    Replacing the graphite shafts in my fairway woods with steel.

  • NollsterNollster ClubWRX Posts: 339 ClubWRX

    Forgot to add in the tour issue Adams Tight Lies Tour 5W. Shafted it with an old TM TP Matrix Code-7 I had laying around and that thing is killer!! It's not pretty, but it's incredibly effective...

    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)
    WITB Link
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