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If you could buy a set that saved you more than ten strokes...

 Gautama ·  
GautamaGautama Members  823WRX Points: 208Handicap: 9Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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This is obviously a question for us middle and higher handicaps, but if you could buy a set of clubs that let you always break say 80, but with any other set your average game was like 90+, would you want to play it? What if it was twenty strokes better? What if you always shot level par? Random thought that came to me over a lonely beer in a steakhouse on the road traveling tonight, lol.

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"I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

-Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
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  • bkirkley09bkirkley09 Members  521WRX Points: 144Handicap: 20+Posts: 521 Golden Tee
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    Of course we all would. Lol.

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    Taylormade 2017 M2 - Accra TZ6 M5 65
    Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid - Graphite Design AD DI 85 S
    Callaway Big Bertha 4 Hybrid - KBS Tour Proto 85 S
    Ping G700 5 - W - AWT 2.0 S
    Vokey SM7 Chrome 48F, 52F, 56S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe Bigfoot 60
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR

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  • FadeFade Members  1400WRX Points: 282Posts: 1,400 Platinum Tees
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    I am quite uncomfortable with the idea, though I am not sure why. A guaranteed sub-80 score just seems wrong. And an immediate 10+ stroke improvement would feel unearned, if accomplished that way. Fortunately, I do not think such a set exists, so I don't have to worry about this.

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  • CSmithAMGCSmithAMG GeorgiaClubWRX  172WRX Points: 52Handicap: 6Posts: 172 ClubWRX
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    I’m going to say no. You would have the knowledge that it’s not YOU scoring better, but the clubs. That would ruin the game for me

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    Callaway Epic SZ with HZRDUS smoke green 70g 6.55<br />Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 3wood HZRDUS yellow 6.5 <br />Callaway Epic 3 hybrid Hzrdus Black 85<br />Callaway Apex Pro Irons KBS Tour 130<br />Callaway MD Forged wedges S400<br />Scotty Cameron Futura 7M<br />Taylormade TP5X
  • COmedicCOmedic Members  206WRX Points: 80Posts: 206 Fairways
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    I would say you found your unicorn set that matches your swing. Still have to swing the club. In fact this is the reason we all agonize over every piece of golf equipment we buy. So chalk it up as that perfect fit and play it!

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  • HappyGilmoresBootsHappyGilmoresBoots Green Balls MichiganMembers  202WRX Points: 79Handicap: 18?Posts: 202 Fairways
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    If I could buy a set of clubs that saved me 10 strokes, I'd buy it in a heartbeat! I enjoy getting out casually, and enjoy the camaraderie of my few rounds per year, and shaving 10 strokes off would allow me to relax a little more, worry a little less, and take in the atmosphere with just a little more ease.

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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1813WRX Points: 364Posts: 1,813 Platinum Tees
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    Only if I could afford it.

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    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr Members  2363WRX Points: 242Posts: 2,363 Platinum Tees
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    Well since I already sold a kidney to obtain my current set, i would definitely check to see if they would take my other kidney in trade for this Unicorn set

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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3814WRX Points: 718Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,814 Titanium Tees
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    I'd leverage my house to do it. But my stroke avg is around d 74-75 so to consistently shoot 64-65 would put me in Atlanta in late August every year...

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  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5636WRX Points: 866Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,636 Titanium Tees
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    3 handicap right now - at a +7 I think I could make some money with this game. so **** yes.

    If I could get that 20 stroke set - I would be a legend! I have 5 years before the seniors tour so I would catch Jack easily before I retire.

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  • AlohaJoeAlohaJoe Members  70WRX Points: 33Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I honestly find enjoyment out of learning to hit more difficult clubs - for example, I'd rather work on hitting my 3i better as opposed to playing a hybrid. So I would not buy a set of clubs to save a bunch of strokes. But I know someone who would...

    I also find that if I shoot really well, I pay the same amount of money for less time and strokes on the course!

    (Have not broken 80, yet, but will.)

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  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members  4374WRX Points: 390Posts: 4,374 Titanium Tees
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    The wording "let you always break xx" is not possible. If there was such possibility, then, we wouldn't be seeing the "15 yards longer" multi-million dollar advertisement. Instead we'll be seeing " you'll awlways break xx ", now lets see your money .............

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  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members  865WRX Points: 264Posts: 865 Golden Tee
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    I’ve bought plenty of clubs based on completely illusory fractions of strokes, so I’ve got to say yes. But there are too many things wrong with the hypothesis to start, beginning with conformity.

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  • stryperstryper Members  3478WRX Points: 974Posts: 3,478 Titanium Tees
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    No. I’d rather learn to play golf, than to have a given to me. The number isn’t as important as the journey.

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    Titleist 917D2, w/UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 7F4T
    Titleist 915Fd, w/Aldila Rogue Black 80-2.8-S
    18* KZG U Iron, w/UST Proforce V2 100-S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6-P, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Callaway 52* MD5 JAWS S Grind
    Callaway 58* PM Grind 19
    T.P. Mills Professional Series Klassic/Odyssey O Works Tank #7
  • BLF0901BLF0901 Unregistered  83WRX Points: 31Posts: 83 Fairways
    Joined:  edited Sep 12, 2019 #15

    Depends how they look in the bag. if they look like the SGI shovels Ping and Callaway make, then no dice.

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  • larryd3larryd3 Members  764WRX Points: 164Handicap: 9Posts: 764 Golden Tee
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    I'd buy them unless they were so expensive that I'd have to take a 2nd loan out on the house.

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    TM M4 or TS2
    Epic 15*
    Sub70 3 hybrid
    Sub70 4 hybrid
    Sub70 5 hybrid
    Titleist T200 6-GW
    54* SM8
    58* SM8
    PXG Operator H
  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3324WRX Points: 892Handicap: 6Posts: 3,324 Titanium Tees
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    Magical set that made me always break 80? No.

    Well fit set that helped me consistently break 80? Yes.

    If my score is determined by magical clubs, why even play?

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    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

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  • DavidvDavidv Members  1153WRX Points: 304Posts: 1,153 Platinum Tees
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    Why not. Oh I forgot about the journey, the learning and growing process, and let us not forget having the game handed to us, uh yes gimme the set.

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  • GautamaGautama Members  823WRX Points: 208Handicap: 9Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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    On -, @howellhandmade said:

    But there are too many things wrong with the hypothesis to start, beginning with conformity.

    Yeah, It's a purely hypothetical question, and obviously it doesn't exist. But I guess the question is, if you could solve all your headaches in this game with equipment, would you want to, and would the game still be fun or would it ruin it for you?

    I think I'm in the camp that wouldn't want it, and am more about chasing the skills than the scores all these years, but I couldn't begin to tell you why, lol. But even if I had like a driver that I knew could never miss a fairway and would always carry 300, but still hit inconsistent bunts with anything else, I think I'd lose interest. And I'm pretty sure that explains a lot about why this game makes me crazy. I just might like the suffering that comes from trying to master something that can't be mastered 😂

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    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3368WRX Points: 1,458Posts: 3,368 Titanium Tees
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    No, I would not.

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    Epic Flash - Motore X F3 / Pro 2.0 7 / Apex 19h - Pro 2.0 8 / Apex 19 - Apex Pro 19 1050Gh HSx1 / MD5 / Phantom X5.5 - SS Mid Slim 2.0

  • boggymanboggyman Members  3027WRX Points: 414Posts: 3,027 Titanium Tees
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    Never be such an iron. One has to find the answer in the dirt. Although it would be nice IF there were such a thing. If there was, then what would one want next??

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  • cmagnussoncmagnusson Members  584WRX Points: 190Handicap: 14Posts: 584 Golden Tee
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    I'd buy 3 and turn pro.

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    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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  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2496WRX Points: 622Posts: 2,496 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Myherobobhope said:

    Magical set that made me always break 80? No.
    Well fit set that helped me consistently break 80? Yes.
    If my score is determined by magical clubs, why even play?

    Expanding on MHBH, I would suggest that a set of clubs that would suddenly help one shoot around 80 would be clubs that fit the golfer's swing.

    For example, a guy with 79 MPH driver clubhead speed that plays Callaway XForged irons with PX 6.5 shafts. He never breaks 90. Also - by chance - he can't get any iron longer than a 7-iron airborne on a regular basis. And, his Epic Subzero driver with the Aldila Rogue Max 75 Graphite in S-Flex never works the ball to 200 yards even with rollout.

    Somebody in that situation needs to follow CNR's Rule No. 1 on equipment change for high HDCP golfers: Get clubs that won't hurt your game!!!

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    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members  749WRX Points: 233Handicap: 3Posts: 749 Golden Tee
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    This is probably the most pointless thread I've seen on here. And that's saying a lot..

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    Titleist TS3 8.5 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX
    Titleist TS3 15 deg - Project X Even Flow T1100 White 85 6.5
    Titleist 816 H2 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90 X
    Titleist T200 4-5, T100 6-PW - Project X 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Jet Black 50.12 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D - TT DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    This is probably the most pointless thread I've seen on here. And that's saying a lot..

    This type of thing always happen when the season starts winding down up north. There's a level of hopeless desperation that creeps into the threads. It's a little depressing to watch for those of us in year-around golf states.

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    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    WITB: Cobra F9 9.5 ~ Ping Anser 4w ~ Ping G30 3h ~ Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Cobra King Forged One 4-P ~ Cobra King 50-V, 56-WL ~ Ping Sigma G Piper 3
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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    This is probably the most pointless thread I've seen on here. And that's saying a lot..

    Plenty of blades vs cavity back threads to participate in...

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    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members  11965WRX Points: 1,712Posts: 11,965 Titanium Tees
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    I've (just for curiosity) played a few rounds with a set of clubs that would have been popular about the time I was born. My current-day Ping or Titleist clubs are at least 10 strokes better for my game than those blades and persimmons would be.

    So heck yeah, not only would I buy them I already own them!

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    1pt bitter beer
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    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members  353WRX Points: 196Posts: 353 Greens
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    Well I went to a PXG fitting yesterday. Always said money wouldn't be an issue if I hit them better. Hit a 3 and 5 wood. Both straighter and more forgiving then my current. $1800 AUD for a 3 and 5 wood.... That's a heap of lessons and the advantage with the lessons is everything will be better not just my fairway wood game so yer I passed.

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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  365WRX Points: 239Handicap: 2.4Posts: 365 Greens
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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    This is probably the most pointless thread I've seen on here. And that's saying a lot..

    agree!

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    TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
    Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
    Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

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  • GautamaGautama Members  823WRX Points: 208Handicap: 9Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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    On -, @HappyGilmore22 said:

    This is probably the most pointless thread I've seen on here. And that's saying a lot..

    :D oh man, that's harsh! Well at least it's leading in something in your mind, I aim to please.

    I don't know, I think some guys aren't getting it, but it seemed like a big revelation when I thought of it in terms of understanding my own sick obsession and motivations with the game, lol. Personally I want to know my swing performs under pressure, not my equipment, and I wouldn't want a game that completely fell apart when I played any other clubs. For me, I think it's fully owning my swing and skills that I'm chasing, not score, which probably has a lot to do with my twisted relationship with the game, and why my handicap hasn't changed in over a decade.

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    "I see the distorted swings, the hurried rounds, and now the electric carts tae ruin the course and rob us of our exercise...we have gone off the mark, gone after the wrong things, forgotten what it's all about"

    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
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