2020 Golf spending bet with my GF

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Sup fellas,


Today I seek a little help. I have a bet with my GF that I wont purchase any golf clubs at all starting Feb1 and she can't get shoes/bags you name it with $1000 cash on the line. We each get exceptions, Like I get balls, tees, gloves, that are needed. Anyway my question is for those that don't change gear a lot, and what do you think about since you don'y buy crap all the time. I feel like I'm always looking to change and I know it's going to be tough to not buy a **** thing ALL YEAR. I love my bag setup now so that helps since I feel a change to this would be unwelcome. Should I just cram a ton of practice in? Play more quick 9's? It seems like a dumb question but on WRX we're all freaks compared to the people who upgrade once a decade lol .

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Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

Scotty Phantom X 5

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  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32461WRX Points: 2,435Posts: 32,461 Titanium Tees
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    ps: you have a very nice bag...there is no reason to upgrade (unless you have the "sickness" of course, lol).

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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • thecadman99thecadman99 Members  131WRX Points: 58Handicap: NAPosts: 131 Fairways
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    Whenever you feel the need to change, go back and read the awesome reviews (there will always be some) on the equipment you already have.

    Can you buy grips? Regrip your clubs they will seem new again (or scrub them with some degreaser or bleche white)

    Keep your clubs clean, try different paintfills.

    Get a swingweight scale and tinker with some lead tape.

    Pay for lessons.

    All kinds of fun golf-related stuff to do without spending much (teachers life lol!)

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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    Ur right, I just need to find another rabbit hole!

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    Posted:

    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

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  • Break68Break68 Obviously Your'e NOT a Golfer Vancouver, CanadaMembers  627WRX Points: 64Handicap: 12Posts: 627 Golden Tee
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    I change my own grips at least every 6 months, I online window shop, I tinker with swing weights, I change my own shafts....all to avoid buying new gear I don't need.

    I play Callaway X-22 irons, I have almost pulled the trigger on Callaway Rogue irons at least 7 times in the last year.

    I played the best round of my life on my last round in the Fall and now my Accountant wife says to me every time I think about buying new irons...Do you really need new irons? Didn't you shoot the best round of your life with those irons in the Fall?

    Happy Wife...Happy Life!

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    Callaway XR16 driver 10.5*, Stiff
    Callaway XR16 3 wood 15*, Stiff
    Callaway Rogue 4 hybrid 21*, Stiff
    Callaway X-22 4-pw, Rifle 6.0
    Maltby Tour Grind MG 52* 56* 60*, Rifle 6.0
    Odyssey O-Works 1 Wide
    Lamkin R.E.L. ACE Midsize Grips
  • tacklingdummytacklingdummy Members  140WRX Points: 78Posts: 140 Fairways
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    Just go play more!!

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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    I'm an accountant as well so my GF always laughs at me for being a frivolous spender about golf clubs lol.

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    Thanks for the tips guys! Def will start stamping and paintfill stuff. Will probably be a tough couple months but after that will probably see no need for gear (I Hope lol) that said, after this bet I'll revamp the bag hahaha

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1514WRX Points: 370Posts: 1,514 Platinum Tees
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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • 3ack3ack SCMembers  136WRX Points: 92Posts: 136 Fairways
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    Around Oct/Nov figure out some shoes/bags she wants but is refraining from buying. Buy that/those for her, have them wrapped, and hide them. Then around mid December, buy something you want and have it shipped to your house close to Xmas, so she sees you "lose" the bet. When she calls you out for the G, say merry xmas and hand her the hidden gifts. Win-win. I'm hoping she will forget about the extra G after this.

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    Hammer 6.5*
    GX7 12*
    Warrior Golf 3-PW
    Squarestrike UW
    Alien 56*
    Double Duty Putter
  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32461WRX Points: 2,435Posts: 32,461 Titanium Tees
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    You shouldn't have told her about your round, lol. Like the priest in Caddyshack. :-)

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    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown

     

  • FergusonFerguson Members  5784WRX Points: 3,127Handicap: 7.0Posts: 5,784 Titanium Tees
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    Please exercise caution. If this turns more serious one day and leads to marriage, these betting games could spur on marital problems.

    Don't say I never warned you.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  20817WRX Points: 4,759Posts: 20,817 ClubWRX
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    You two can’t find some mutual interest to work off those frustrations! Kids these days. ;-)

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    It's out of their control, mostly. They get all "caffeinated" and start throwing money around.

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  • caeye0710caeye0710 Members  129WRX Points: 67Handicap: .5Posts: 129 Fairways
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    Although we didn't have anything on the line, my wife bet me I couldn't go 3 months without buying clubs starting January 1. I lasted less than 3 days.

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    M5 Tour Issuse 10.5* - Tour AD DI 7x
    Cally Mavrik 15* - Rogue White 130 70x 
    TM SIM Max 19* - Proforce V2 85x
    Miura MB-101 4-PW - Tour Issue S400
    TM MG2 Chrome 50, 54, 60
    TM Spider Black 34"
  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1337WRX Points: 373Handicap: 1Posts: 1,337 Platinum Tees
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    Oh my goodness, somebody is selling mint Mizuno mp20's with c taper 130x shafts for $250. Unreal.


    Ok, I'm just kidding. What an awesome bet. I would last a couple weeks, maybe.

    I know it sounds bad but seriously, stay off this site. It's so bad for making you think you "need" something you don't. I know it's cost me a fortune. Learning about putters I didn't even know existed, shaft specs I was suddenly itching to try, etc....

    More than likely, you'll fill your mind with an alternative addiction that only you will decide. The easy one is clothes shopping.

    Good luck man. And I disagree about letting your gf win, give it your all. Bragging rights are at stake.

    Also, if it starts feb 1st, you better order like 10 clubs today or tomorrow. Just sayin'.

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    -Cobra F8+ driver w/ Tensei pro orange -TS3/TS2 15* w/ Evenflow -818 H2 17* w/ Atmos -816 H2 19* w/ Motore Speeder -MP32's w/ Rifles

    -Vokeys 46.06, 52.12, 60.04/60.07 -Kingston KP1 welded Long neck 350g

  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    For real tho!! Never cared about SWAG putters at all till I got on a thread on here and had to cop one. Luckily before the cut off lol. I definitely want to win the bet or ideally we both win (no money exchanged)

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1337WRX Points: 373Handicap: 1Posts: 1,337 Platinum Tees
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    ok, thought....

    Instead of buying things, think about what you "might" want to buy afterwards as a reward to yourself. I'm not saying you will buy it when the time comes but it's on your list of possible things to get.

    For me, I think about when I was a kid and saving lawn mowing money up to buy a used biggest big bertha. Took all summer to save up but I did it and it was freaking awesome. Way more rewarding then just seeing something and buying it right away.

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    -Cobra F8+ driver w/ Tensei pro orange -TS3/TS2 15* w/ Evenflow -818 H2 17* w/ Atmos -816 H2 19* w/ Motore Speeder -MP32's w/ Rifles

    -Vokeys 46.06, 52.12, 60.04/60.07 -Kingston KP1 welded Long neck 350g

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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    Yea I'll be doing that, have Miura or Mizunos newest JPZ line in mind next year!

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  20817WRX Points: 4,759Posts: 20,817 ClubWRX
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    Didn't have time to find it before, but the whole how to deal with the frustration of denying themselves had me thinking of one movie and one movie only, lol.



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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1514WRX Points: 370Posts: 1,514 Platinum Tees
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    When you enter the "bag is set challenge" and almost immediately get fitted for new woods

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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6469WRX Points: 188Handicap: 19Posts: 6,469 Titanium Tees
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    Play and Practice more that will feel the gap.

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    TM M5 Tour 430 9 Mitsubishi Kai'li
    TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
    TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
    TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
    TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM P790 Black 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
    TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
    TM Milled Grind Satin 58 Nippon Pro WV115
    TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74

    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • LeftDaddyLeftDaddy Members  864WRX Points: 258Handicap: 9Posts: 864 Golden Tee
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    I stopped cold turkey two or three years ago. Can’t remember now. Didn’t buy a new club for at least two years. The three years prior I had re-outfitted my entire bag once each year. So I now have at least 3 full sets of nice clubs, all of which are new enough.

    I did “buy” a new driver this year after a fitting. But for the two or three years I didn’t buy anything, whenever my wife asked me what I wanted for some occasion I just said “golf gift card”. So I had racked up, in that period of time, enough credit to go out and get a new club. And immediately after receiving the club I suffered a pinched nerve that eventually led to surgery a month ago. Doc says no golf until April, but I digress...

    It wasn’t that hard for me. I’ve been good at saving/investing for my entire adult life and that has paid off in many different ways. One way is that it helps me talk myself out of buying a lot of things. I just get to a point where I say to myself “Do you need that club? Is it going to make you any better, really? Aren’t your current clubs good enough? Besides, think what else I could spend that money on...”

    Try that. Just think of something else you could buy with that money. Or every time you seriously consider buying a club (but don’t), take that money you would have spent and put it in some sort of savings or investment account. You’d be surprised how nice it is at the end of the year to have a few thousand to play with...but the funny thing is that you would rather continue to see the pile grow than to waste it on something.

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    Callaway 815 BBA DBD, Aldila Rogue Stiff
    Callaway X2 Hot 3 Deep, 14.5, Aldila Tour Green stiff
    Callaway Apex MB UT 2 iron, Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway 2013 X-forged (3-5), Project X PXI 6.0
    Callaway Apex MB (6-PW), KBS Tour V stiff
    Vokey SM5 54, Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Chrome 58, both with KBS Tour
    Bettinardi BB1
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members  10322WRX Points: 569Handicap: 12Posts: 10,322 Titanium Tees
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    so... what's the winner get ?

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    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P stnd. cord
    Mizuno T 7 52 T 20 56 &60
    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
    Oregon Ducks Bag
    Eureka Ca. 
  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers  575WRX Points: 715Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    And this thread is another reason I'm happy I'm single.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist TS2 Hybrid 19° 22°
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-6
    Mizuno MP-20 MB 7-PW
    Miura 52°, 56° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29426WRX Points: 2,361Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,426 Titanium Tees
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    Does she know what kind of clubs you have , like really?

    I find it hard to believe you couldn't buy a club and use it without her knowing. Keeping it at the course in your locker, keeping it in the trunk of your car, at your parents place, at one of your other girlfriend's places. etc.

    And that's IF she even can recognise golf clubs which most women won't. Just buy a hybrid and stick the same headcover on it. Done

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    Cobra F9 Driver w/ Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra F9 3 wood w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Hybrid Prototype 85
    Ping G410 4-SW w/DG 300
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2.0 PM 60
    SGC NorthWood CS 400g 
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    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P stnd. cord
    Mizuno T 7 52 T 20 56 &60
    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
    Oregon Ducks Bag
    Eureka Ca. 
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