After 44 years there is no way that I can remember all of them. LOL every set was put into play with the intention of lowering my scores. Some raised my scores and I suppose that the end set is better for my scoring then the first set but a lot of sets were no different from the previous. I wonder if anyone has shot lower scores right away or even after some time with a new set?
Here is what I can remember or I currently have in my garage:
Some sort of old blade irons when I was a kid.
Off brand fiber glass shafted irons
Ralph Maltby blade style with the weight port in the back that I cut my teeth on doing component club assembly.
Monterey Bay cast cavity back clubs, MICs or something like that I played pretty well with those.
Wilson Staff blades that I reshafted with TT Light S shafts. LOL those were not good...
Several different Dyacraft, Maltby and Golfsmith sets
A set of John Riley irons which were pretty decent.
A single length set that I made out of some ugly cavity back component clubs. I did a lot heating, bending and grinding on those to get them in spec and they were terrible.
A set of F2 irons that I reshafted multiple times probably making them worse every time.
Orlimar irons that I also reshafted a couple of times.
Jerry Barber Golden Touch shank resistant irons.
Two sets of Hogan Apex blades.
A really old set of MacGregor blades.
The F2s reconfigured to Bryson DeChambeau spec. That was a lot of work and were the only single length set I put together that worked at all. Super ugly though...
Ping G2s converted to single length doing a lot of heating, bending and grinding. I used the weight ports to weight the longer irons and they were built to spec very nicely at 70 degrees upright and 264 grams and they looked decent. Played like crap no matter what shaft I put in them.
Callaway Preowned for the next few sets:
Mizuno JPX 825.
2 sets of XHot irons.
CF16s which worked pretty well.
Currently gaming PXG Gen one irons with Macdaddy wedges all with Steelfiber i110 S shafts. By far the best irons I have every played. My index is still 10 though...
Driver Mizuno ST190 9.5* / Paderson Ballistic KG70-D40. Hybrids: 3 and 4 Rogue / Steelfiber HLS980. Irons 5 through Wedge PXG 0311 / Steelfiber i110. Wedges 50*, 56*, 62* MacDaddy 4 / Steelfiber i110.
Sounder Star TaylorMade Tour Preferred TD
Ram Tour Grind Axial TaylorMade P790
Ram Laser fx Forged Callaway Apex
Ping Eye2 Callaway Apex 19
Ping Eye2 BeCu Callaway Epic Forged
Tommy Armour Silver Scot 845s Lynx Parallax made in USA
Ping i10 Lynx Black Cat
Yamaha X25 Hal Sutton Grind Wilson Staff Fluid Feel
Mizuno T Zoid Comp EZ Wilson Staff FG-53 Gooseneck
Mizuno MX23 Hogan Apex PC
MacGregor Nicklaus JNP. Hogan Apex Redline
Hogan Edge Forged. Titleist AP2 710
Titleist AP1 710 Titleist DCI
Titleist Tour Blade Maxfli Tour LTD. Forged
Wilson 1200 Gear Effect Cleveland CG2
TaylorMade RBladez Tour TaylorMade Burner 1.0
I think that’s all of them.
Tommy Armour 845s
Nike Vapor Pro
TM RAC LT
TM Tour Burner
Mizuno MX 200
Bridgestone J38 DPC
Titlest 716 AP2
Nike Vapor Fly
Callaway Apex 19
Cobra Forged Tec
PING G410 Plus 9* Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 6
Cobra KING Speedzone FW 14.5* 3W Fujikura Atmos Blue 7
Cobra KING F9 Hybrid 21* Fujikura Atmos 7 TS Red
Cobra Forged Tec 5-PW $-Taper Lite
Cleveland CBX2 48* KBS C-Taper
Cleveland CBX2 54* KBS C-Taper
PING Glide 3.0 WS 60* Nippon Z-Z115
Taylormade Spider X Bronze / Evnroll 1.2 Tour Blade
2019 Taylormade TP5 ball
Callaway Big Bertha
Adams Idea Pro Forged
Mizuno MP-33 (Still have)
Taylor Made 300 Forged
Nike TW Forged Blades
Callaway X-Forged 2013
Callaway X-Forged 2015
Callaway TA Prototype (Still have)
Ping iBlades (Current gamers)
I am not a huge changer when it comes to irons (and don’t feel that old quite yet so I haven’t had the chance to chop and change too much) so my irons would be as follows:-
Pinseeker - 5, 7 and 9 iron which were blades from a junior set. Over the years, I added to them with individual clubs which were a Ogre Masters 3, 4 and 6 iron and a Ben Sayers 8 iron. I also added in a sand wedge but what brand that was is totally beyond me.
Dunlop DDH Tour - 3 to SW and that was the first full set that I ever bought. They were supposed to be a Christmas present but I got them a couple of months early and loved them, felt so smart having a full set that matched all the way through.
Titleist 990B - I was a not bad junior but with the benefit of hindsight, I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. I did play some pretty decent golf with these eventually but the first year I had them, I totally plateaued and made no progress at all.
Titleist AP2 - The original AP2. I was in need of an upgrade, the biggest difference I noticed with this set was with the long irons being that much easier to hit that the 990B’s. The short irons were also that bit longer.
Titleist 714 AP2 - The best set of irons that I ever had. They were at least half a club if not a club longer than the original AP2’s that I had and felt great.
Titleist T100 - I am sure hoping that these do turn out to be the best set of irons that I have ever had. In terms of performance, I must admit that the performance is pretty similar to my 714’s but in an even more pleasing package which is saying something as to my eye, the 714’s were a good looking club.
This list was shorter than I thought it would be.
Early 90s - Ben Sayers blades - first set, old blades and persimmon woods
Mid 90s - Masters Xenon - Package set from American Golf, first set of clubs I bought.
Srixon I302 2-PW - First proper set, £300 new. Paired with some tour issue TM RAC box groove wedges. Still have as backups.
TM Tour Preferred CB - eBay experiment to see if I was missing out on newer technology, promptly traded in for
Srixon Z785, 3-PW with TM Hi-Toe 52 & 58.
Northwesterns, JN Golden Bears and Muirfields, 845 knock offs.
Wishon 550 C's & M's (like 3 times),
Titleist: 690.CB's, 695CB's, 660s, 712CB.
Callaway: XHP, Protos, 07 X forged, 09 X forged.
Adams: A12 Pros, CB1, CB2, MB2, A Tours Red.
Ping: Eye2's, S57's, I20s, G25s.
TM: 300 Forged, '05 TP CB, TP MB, R9 TP B's, 770/750.
Mizuno: MP 33, 30, 60, 32, 67.
Nike: OG Blades, CCI Forged.
Wilson: FG Tours, FG 59 and 17's.
Cleveland CG1 BP's, CG Tours.
I'm sure I'm missing here and there, but this is what I can think of off the top of my head in the past 18ish years.
Ugly Yellow Ping Hoofer:
Driver - Ping G400 9* w/ Diamana B 70X
Woods - TEE E8 Beta 16.5* w/ 86X V2
Hybrids - Adams Super LSP 20* w/ RIP Beta 80S
Irons - Ping iBlade 4-W w/ DG TI S400
Wedges - Cleveland 588 RTG 50/54/58 w/ DG TI S400
Putter - Yes! Abbie Forged 33"
2008 Slazenger something, beginner set
2009-2010 Srixon i701 Tours
2011 Callaway Prototype, might have traded them in for Cobra
2011 Cobra something, I don't think I ever hit them, traded in for MP67
2011-2012 Mizuno MP67 (bag stolen out of my trunk January 2013)
Sometime in 2012 Wishon something, maybe 555c (returned them after 1 round)
Only 20 rounds in 2013, no idea what irons or clubs I used
2014-2016 Mizuno MP64
2016-2018 Srixon Z965
2019 Srixon Z785
2020 Srixon ZFORGED
My first set, when I took up golf on my 30th birthday was the Callaway x18R. Then I moved into Mizuno a couple years later. Oh boy. JPX 800 Pro, then MP-59, then MP-25, then MP-18SC, and now the MP-20MMC.
•Started with a Top Flite Box set
•Mizuno MP-H4 ( current)
Hogan Radial junior set
Walter Hagen blade hand me down set
Eye 2 - First set purchased for me
Eye 2 BeCu (still have)
I3 O/S Blade combo set
X-14 pro series
Armour Evo Forged
Apex 2 (still have)
MacGregor 1025 CM - I loved these and regret selling them
Nike first gen Pro Combo
Nike Vapor Fly (still have)
Ti Bubble 2 irons
some other Ti Face Taylormade iron
There is definitely more from Cleveland, Callaway, Ping and possibly Cobra that I can’t remember exactly what they were. Possibly other brands as well.
Northwestern junior set, 5-7-9 irons
Powerbuilt Citation Women's set, 3-PW
Powerbuilt Citation Men's set, 3-PW
Hogan Apex PCs, 2-PW
Ping Eye2, 1-PW
Lynx Parallax, 2-PW
MacGregor Pro-C & Pro-M Blended set, 4-6 in Pro-C and 7-PW in Pro-M
Mizuno MP20 MMC, 4-PW
Lynx Parallax - beginner years.
Ping ISI - first proper set. Started out as blue dots, got bent to white.
Ping EYE 2 - failed experiment.
Mizuno TPZ - another failed experiment.
MacGregor MT Pro - two different sets. Played them exclusively from 2009 to 2018.
Bridgestone J33 - kept as backups, nice clubs that never really got the chance.
Titleist AP2 710 - currently in the bag, sporting the Nippon shafts from one of the MacGregor sets.
Current inventory is the AP2s plus bits and pieces from the MacGregor sets.
1/2 set has a 10 year old, no clue what they were
Northwestern Tom Shaw
Ping Eye 2
Not a lot but I had long gaps of no golf in my career.
OK I'm old, here you go:
San Snead Blue Ridge - Northwestern I think
Wilson Staff Dynapower "Fluid Feel" - wish I still had those
Hagen Haig Ultra
Taylormade Firesole Tour
JPX 919 Forged
Currently playing the Ping Blueprints, with the Cobra MB and PXG 0311T sets in the closet.
In no particular order:
Rac MP TP
T-Zoid Pro II
King Cobra 2
Amp Cell Pro
King Forged MB
Idea Pro A12
A Tour Prototypes
588 Copper Irons
Golden Ram Tour
Precision Made Ping Eye 2 copy
Taylormade Tour Preferred
Kane Golf blades
Callaway x16 pro
Ping Eye 2+
My 1st set was a put-down set my grandfather made for me in ~'74. Don't remember the name
1st clubs purchased were Ram Gene Littler from Austad when I was in HS (~'78/79).
Then 1st "real set" Wilson staff irons & persimmon woods (still have the 3 woods) in ~82/83.
Next Titleist Box Blades...used for ~10 years in 80s to 90s
Bought TM Tour Preferred irons around the time got my 1st Burner metalwood (maybe 95/96?)
Titleist DCI from early 2000s...played 10-12 years
Mizuno MP-64s...2015-18. Just couldn't get feel for them. Gave to brother
Back to Titleist, AP3s in 2018
I've only been playing for 11 or 12 years and I'm too frugal to ho...
Mizuno JPX-850 Forged (current)
I think the first ones I ever used were a set of Ram irons with Tom Watson's signature on them -- they were a hand-me-down set with just the 3-5-7-9 irons
Some Northwestern full set that was my first ever new set of clubs
Ben Hogan Apex Edge Pro
Ben Hogan Apex Grind (classic used set I occasionally use on a par 3 course, but that's it)
I've been playing for about 33 years, so that's not a huge list, honestly.
Random blades from the 70's to swing in the back field
Jimmy Ballard starter set
Taylormade Burner Oversized
Adams XTD Forged (for a day)
Yamaha Inpres X
Cleveland CG2 (for the shafts)
Srixon 565 (second set)
Howson Enforcer - Beginners Set, Alloy heads and graphite shafts that were hardly the pinnacle of technology.
Lynx Parralax Blades - Thought I was a tour pro at 15
Cleveland Ta3 - A little more forgiving
Mizuno Pro 2 - First brand new set and custom fitted for my needs at the time
Hogan Apex - Combo set pre FtX - Loved those
Titleist 804.os - Complete opposite to the former but worked
Titleist 755 - Went a little smaller than the shovels
Cobra Carbon CB - Underrated but heavy (raw finish helped a little)
Ping i10 - Felt like crap, played well with them
Callaway Razr Forged - Good All Round Iron
Titleist 714 AP2 - Still Using
X Forged 07 - Awaiting Chrome Removal
Ping i25 - Awaiting Shafts
Started playing in 1957 with random clubs bought individually for several years. Here are the actual sets:
Haig Ultra 1965
Spalding Elite 1972
Dunlop Maxpower 1973
Wilson X-31 1974
Spalding Elite Centurion 1975
MacGregor Tourney Custom 985 1976 (Don White)?
Wilson Staff 1982?
Mac Gregor VIP 25th Anniv. 1991
Mizuno MP29 1996
Mizuno MP60 2005
Mizuno MP63 2011
Mizuno MP25 2017
Wilson Blades 1970 era
Maruman Conductor Ex31
Maruman Conductor Curtis Strange
Cobra Greg Norman Blades
Cobra Greg Normal Cavity Blades
(Lots of uneven sets in between)
Nike Original Blades.
Nike VR PRO IIs
Mizuno MP20 HMBs
Back to Nike Original Blades
Next Mizuno MP69.
Looking back.... this is scary lol
I think this is everything.
Taylormade Rac TP
Titleist 714 MB
Wilson Staff FG Tour V6
nope. I doubt I could accurately name all the ones hidden on , around , and on top of my workbench and tool boxes.
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