Made a wager involving classic clubs - help me choose my weapons.
Through the course of the ongoing equipment/distance debate, one of the guys I play with claimed that if I ever played with the old equipment I claimed to want to go back to, I'd wouldn't be calling for a golf ball rollback. That led to a wager, we're getting together this week to stake out the specifics. Here's the basic premise, and I'm hoping you guys can help me improve my odds of success.
- I have to use equipment as it was available sometime around 1980, including persimmon woods.
- Cannot use a 60 deg lob wedge. which is fine, highest loft I normally carry is a 58.
- Titleist Tour 100 balls.
- We have a mutual friend who has a rather large collection of equipment and is willing to donate for this challenge.
My biggest concern is getting handed a set of clubs for somebody that's 5'5'' when I'm 6'2''. Given that I normally play X100, and the TT DG shaft dates way back, I might be willing to buy a set of irons to build and put proper length S300s (or should I stick with X100s?) in. What about persimmons? Which ones should I be asking for and should I try to get one with an x100 as well? I've never hit a balata golf ball in my life, and I didn't pick up the game until about 10-11 years ago.
The reason I'm willing to go to all this trouble? The stakes are high enough for me to care a little bit, as I've been give 50:1 odds that I can't break 78 from the white tees with old equipment. The other party has also volunteered to fund the first $100 of drinks for anyone that attends to watch...so I don't want to lay an egg. I somewhat regularly play persimmons in the offseason, so that's not a new thing for me, but I've never hit a balata golf ball in my life. I'm expecting them to spin like **** so I'd want all equipment that doesn't spin? Smooth out and slow down my swing to control it better, which is why I was thinking S300 rather than X100?
So gearheads, which weapons should I choose?
Titleist 917F3 13.5 Fuji Speeder Pro TS 84X
Mizuno MP4 3-P X100
SM7 50F 54M 58M S400