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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    I'm going to post an update to this once I get some good pictures taken. Since I posted my last update - I have been through a few sets:



    Driver: Sold the 975J and R1 - bought a RBZ Tour, PING I25, PING G15. I sold all but the G15 and also have an original GBB Hawkeye in 9*

    Fairways: Still have the 'deuce' and 2 deep. I also went through a RBZ Tour 14.5* and a PING I25. Both of those are gone

    Hybrids: G25 is gone - picked up an 18.5* RBZ Tour

    Irons: Eye 2's were sold as well as the original 962B's with S300. I picked up a set of 712 CB's that didn't last long. I am selling my RBZ Tour's and will play a set of 2-PW 962B's with X100 shafts

    Wedges: SM4's were sold with the CB's and I picked up a set of SM5's. Those were also sold and I went with TM TP in 54/60 for the RBZ Tour iron set, those will be sold. I currently have a 54/60 set up of original Cleveland RTG

    Putters: (oh so many). Sold the anser 2 to a co-worker who needed a putter. Went through an FGP, couple Scotty's, a counterbalanced TM, another TM anser blade, and back to my FGP



    It's fairly evident for me that changing clubs hurt, more than help my game. Since I'm more settled and work on my game more, my handicap went down 1.5 strokes from my original update. I actually prefer the early 2000's era of clubs and are dirt cheap to pick up and try. Not to mention, they are straight up fun to play!!



    Current make up:



    Driver: GBB Hawkeye 9* (retro make up) or G15 7.5* (modern)

    Fairway: Warbird deuce (retro make up) or 2 deep (modern)

    Hybrid: RBZ Tour 18.5* (if needed) - rotates with 2i

    Irons: 2-PW Titleist 962B with X100's

    Wedges: Rusty Cleveland RTG 54/60

    Putter: See-more FGP (34") with Pingman grip



    I will get pictures loaded after I catch some time.
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  • ncscheidtncscheidt  571Posted: Members Posts: 571
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    Was the SC beach a little too firm for you? I've heard that complaint from others who have used them along with complaints about it sounding a bit too tinny on impact. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.
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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    ncscheidt wrote:


    Was the SC beach a little too firm for you? I've heard that complaint from others who have used them along with complaints about it sounding a bit too tinny on impact. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.




    Yes, very hard feeling off the face - plus I wasn't a fan of the sound either. I've always putted better with the FGP so I'm sticking with that. I also like to have an anser style as a back up for when I need a different look.
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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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  • BIG STUBIG STU  11882Posted: Members Posts: 11,882
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    Altiman94 wrote:


    Love it those old UST Pro Force shafts are the ticket. And yes I absolutely believe the part about the BB Warbird especially with that shaft
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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams 22* Pro Force Red
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60*
    Putter (for now) Original Standard Acushnet Bullseye

  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    The original ProForce Gold shafts are nothing short of amazing! I know you are a fan also...



    I original thought the deuce was short. I took it out on the course vs the 2deep and was neck and neck.



    I then figured out I was only going by what I was doing on the range and hadn't compared in an 'on course' scenario.
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  • minimal45minimal45 Walking Golfer Wisconsin 1148Posted: Members Posts: 1,148
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    I love your old skool setup, I would love to get my hands on a warbird 2.
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    Adams hybrid 19*
    Tour Edge ironwood #4
    Nike 8i & Aw
    Pro Edge putter
    Titleist Trusoft
  • redheadredhead  722Posted: Members Posts: 722
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    Altiman94 wrote:






    Love everything about this bag. It's so refreshing.
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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    I played in a 4 man a few weekends ago and my partners were making fun of the driver. Needless to say we took most of my tee shots. It's all about making good contact. I love a good players bag and for some reason this era of clubs really gets me going. Every 2nd hand store is littered with them
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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    For those of you that are un-controllably hoing, take a look at my set. I've gone back to my all time set and have never been playing better. Clubs do not make the shot, your swing does. Not to say I wont change anything, but this 2000's era tech is solid and will do everything I need it to.
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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    Went back in time to find my latest WITB and was pleasant surprised that I have not changed any clubs in the bag. I did get given a Tmag Flextech bag for this last Christmas however. I am on two seasons of very reduced play. I went from two times per week to once a month, if lucky.
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  • bullsfanbullsfan  487Posted: Members Posts: 487
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    I worked in the golf business for many years and I use to tell my clients that changing to the latest and greatest everytime something comes out is more of a detriment to their games than helping. I get the whole, trying something new and tinkering to gain an edge, but unless you really are struggling and need something that will build confidence, then keep what gets you there. If your clubs are worn out or broken, then try something similar by the same manufacture, but once you make that decision, stick with it and play them good or bad until you groove them into you swing. Nice bag of tool sir!
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  • BIG STUBIG STU  11882Posted: Members Posts: 11,882
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    Well I went back and reviewed this thread since you refreshed it. Well I did change some I got too old and lost too much SS to swing the UST Pro Force 65s any more but still confer they were some of the greatest shafts ever when I was able to swing them. As far as traditional lofts that still does not bother me. Who cares if I am hitting my old 8 iron where others are hitting their GW?
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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams 22* Pro Force Red
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60*
    Putter (for now) Original Standard Acushnet Bullseye

  • tomc262tomc262  93Posted: Members Posts: 93
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    BIG STU wrote:
    Well I went back and reviewed this thread since you refreshed it. Well I did change some I got too old and lost too much SS to swing the UST Pro Force 65s any more but still confer they were some of the greatest shafts ever when I was able to swing them. As far as traditional lofts that still does not bother me. Who cares if I am hitting my old 8 iron where others are hitting their GW?




    Agree BIG STU. I’m 43 and don’t blink an eye when the “flatbellies” are hitting one or two less clubs than me. Now that I’m trying to get my daughter into the game it’s mostly about sharing what makes this game special. But yes, I still can’t resist when a sweet putter pops up in the used bin!!
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    Titleist 905T Fujikura Speeder
    Callaway SteelheadXR 4+ (16*)
    Titleist 816h2 19* Hybrid (Set to 18*)
    Ben Hogan Golf Ft. Worth Black 4-PW
    Vokey SM7 Black 52, 68
    Ping Zing2 BeCu
  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    I picked up a callaway 2deep again and a M4 19* hybrid. I played first round yesterday and didn’t go great. May just go back to the deuce and no hybrid.

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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    Also dropped the odd numbered irons and put it all (9 clubs) in a Sunday bag. I’ve done this same before for league play. I just was not hitting the deep or hybrid well.

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  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    For most of this season I had been using the Callaway Warbird 2W (deuce) for my driver - occasionally mixing in the 9* Hawkeye or a 9* 815 Big Bertha I had picked up used. Most recently I demoed and decided to purchase a Taylormade Original One. The shop only had a 13.5* so that's what I went with. It's since replaced the deuce and the other two drivers. The 2deep was sold last year.

    I find the original one is more forgiving off the tee. It's right on par distance wise with what I am trying to be, so it's gotten the nod.

    So now the set up is:
    D: TM Original One - 13.5*
    2H: Titleist 585H - 19*
    Irons: Titleist 962B (3-P)
    Wedges: 54/60 Cleveland RTG Raw
    Putter: See-More FGP
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech

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  • BIG STUBIG STU  11882Posted: Members Posts: 11,882
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    Funny thing I re read the thread and you were talking about the 2 wood---- I have several nice ones all persimmon. One of my buds over on the classic thread told me to try one I would like it. So today messing around on the range I hit my 1957 Macgregor Cloverleaf and liked it. Most of the older guys have trouble elevating persimmon drivers but I do not I actually launch my Power Bilt higher than I do a modern metal. With roll out I only lose about 15 yards or so. All of my persimmon drivers I launch high. I was actually hitting that 2 wood off the deck and launching it. As far as putters I am a putter ho for old ones that is. The last couple of days I have been practicing with a 57 model Mac Ironmaster 6 with the original pistol grip. Actually I putt better with that thing than I do my Scotty. It is kinda funny old school putter with old school grip yet as far as my hands I am using a pencil grip with my right hand ----

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams 22* Pro Force Red
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60*
    Putter (for now) Original Standard Acushnet Bullseye

  • Altiman94Altiman94  1010Posted: Members Posts: 1,010
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    I know exactly what you mean, STU. I absolutely love hitting a 2 wood. I've had several different models - typically I always go back to my Callaway Deuce. I haven't found the others to be substantially longer and typically not as easy to hit off the deck as the old warbird.

    I haven't hit this original one off the deck on the course, but the couple times on the range it's been ok. I'd rather hit the hybrid honestly, or just lay up to a comfortable wedge yardage. I like "dual purpose" clubs. I have found the driver to be more of a "one trick pony". It's typically just tee it up, and let it fly. With the 2 wood I can hit it high, low, and cut or draw it much easier.

    Right now, I am really liking the TM Original One. I may play a bit with its sleeve and see if I can dial in a ball flight - but its going to stay the primary driving club until the end of the season. The courses I play are all less than 7000y from the tips. I prefer to play courses that take driver out of peoples hands. I enjoy the "shot maker" type courses and that's where a good 2 wood shines!

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