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I have been trying to get the best clubs for my bag, that help myself to score better and work for a senior golfer. I have spent a small fortune on clubs and have finally settled on my current bag. For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players. I need clubs that help elevate the ball and give me a chance to keep the ball in play. I would like to see your "senior set up" as well. So, what's in your bag?

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Ping Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5,7 wds

RBZ 5,6 hybrids

G700 5-7 iron

Cobra F9 8-aw

MD5 54 10S

Toulon Columbus

Maxfli Tour

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I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week. All regular flex shafts. G410 10.5 driver 5,7,9 FW 5,6 hybrid 7-P irons 50,54,58 wedges Putter Lots of Headcovers

I despise this with a passion. For my 25 years in golf I have had to listen to golfers say "I can't move up to that set of tees, I'm not 65 yet!" What the holy heck do those two things have to do wi

I'm 68 now and my enjoyment of the game went up tenfold when I moved up a set of tees. Most of my playing now is on courses that are between 5400 and 6100 yards. You still have to be able to chip and

Ping G400 9*

Cobra Long Tom 2 wood 13*. (I'm a half-decent fw wood player and have no difficulty launching this from the deck. It's a wonderful club.)

GBB Heavenwood preferred to 3 hybrid presently.

Callaway XR 4 hybrid.

Srixon 565 6-PW (PW is 44*)

Vokey SM6 48*, 52*, 56* and 60*

Seemore Big FGP

 

My home course has pot bunkers and very soft sand which I struggle with unless I have the 60* K grind. Away from home I usually drop the 60* and stick in another hybrid. Life would be easier if they would let me just leave the 15 in the bag.

I wonder if life is a bit easier for seniors like me - I'm 67- who play links golf most of the time. Yes we have the occassional forced carry but the links game doesn't demand towering iron or hybrid shots over and over again. A lot of the time you don't need to play the ball through the air in the way you must on many inland/US style courses. You can play the game on the ground.

 

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Wishon 919THI 9* 44" Matrix Black Tie S - driver for distance

TM SLDR S 16* 42.5" BiMatrx S - driver for fairways

Nike SQ2 5900 16* 41.5" ProLaunch Red S - driver/fairway cheater stick

Adams Super S 7 wood at 36.5" PX 6.0

Cobra Bio Cell 7-9 wood at 36.5" 30* PX 6.0

Tour Edge Hot Launch 2 Iron-Wood 7 and 8 iron at 36.5" PX 6.0

Integra iWin 9-LW Single Length at 36.5" PX 6.0

Callaway PM Grind 60* around the greens

PING Craz-E side-saddle

Diamond Tour Golf Super Oversize Grips

 

BEAT THAT*

 

 

 

 

 

*I'm 43.

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Cobra LTD 10* Draw with Matrix Black Tie regular flex

Titleist 917 F2 16.5* Tensei Blue regular flex

Cleveland DST 3 hybrid Diamana Red regular flex

Cobra DWS Baffler 4 hybrid stiff flex Nippon 950GH steel

Mizuno MP4 5-PW with Ping AWT 2.0 stiff flex shafts

Vokey SM7 52,56 wedge

Cleveland 588 RTG 60

Odyssey Stroke Lab #3

I will be 57 this summer.

Srixon Z585, 10.5*
TaylorMade SIM Max 5 wood 18*

Titleist TS2 21* hybrid
Cobra DWS 23*, Nippon 950GH
Callaway X-14 5-PW

Vokey SM7 52F
Vokey SM7 56M

Vokey 60M
TaylorMade Ardmore 1

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73 years "young"...still playing off a H'cap that ranges between 1-4...currently a 3.4 at the start of this season...... Had full hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago so not going to post any scores for a few more weeks :/

Bag is....

Driver ... Yonex Ezone Tri-G 10* "R" Yonex shaft

3-5 woods ... Yonex Ezone Tri-G 15* and 18* Yonex "R" shaft

Hybrid ... Yonex Cyberstar XC+ 19* Yonex "R" shaft

Irons ... Yonex Ezone GT 5-GW Yonex "R" shafts

Wedges ... Miura Tour Black.... 54*-60* Rifle spinner 5.0 shafts

All grips are PURE Pro Standard blue

Putter ... Miura KM 007..... Nippon prototype multi color shaft Super Stroke 2.0 Slim

Works for me.....10% of my rounds last season were at my age or better! :D

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Yonex Tri-G 10* driver
Yonex Tri-G  3  wood
Yonex Tri-G  5 wood
Yonex Ezone GT irons 4-AW
Miura Tour Black 54* SW
Miura Tour Black 60* LW
Miura KM007 Putter

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> @"Carolina Golfer 2" said:

> I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.

> All regular flex shafts.

> G410 10.5 driver

> 5,7,9 FW

> 5,6 hybrid

> 7-P irons

> 50,54,58 wedges

> Putter

> Lots of Headcovers ?

> aikqdp6sr544.jpeg

>

 

That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

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winter time, the pause that refreshes

Ping Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5,7 wds

RBZ 5,6 hybrids

G700 5-7 iron

Cobra F9 8-aw

MD5 54 10S

Toulon Columbus

Maxfli Tour

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Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

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Cobra King F9 Tour Length Speedback 10.5 ATMOS TS Blue 6S 44.25” D5 14g/6g wts
Cobra King F9 Speedback 4W & 6W ATMOS TS Blue 7S D3
Miura CB57 4-PW KBS Tour Black Pearl S D5-D7
Miura K-grind 52, 56, 60, & 64 KBS Wedge S D8
Scotty Circle T Red Dot 350g Newport 2 (A006794)
Bushnell Hybrid GPS Rangefinder (2019)
Pro V1X

Backup/travel: '18 M3 440, M1/M2 FW's, MP-64's and Vokey WedgeWorks 52F, 56V & 60V

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I'm definitely a senior golfer at 71 years old. Here's my bag setup and like the OP, I've spent a lot of money getting to this point and feel pretty good about my current bag, but with money in my pocket, there's always room for improvement. Considering the PXG 0211's.

 

Driver - Tour Edge EXS 10.5

Epic Flash - Heavenwood and 3w

Callway Rogue X - 4h

Cobra F9 - 5i - PW

Callaway MD4 - 48, 54, and 58

Scotty Cameron Newport 2

Oncore Elixir

 

As you can see, I'm not a brand fanboy. I go with what seems to work for me.

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> @SwingBlade said:

> Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

 

I agree with everything you say here, but genetics plays a big role in this stuff, too. I'm fortunate to have a game that isn't all that different from what it was at age 30, but I can't pretend it's a result of great workout discipline ...

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10.5 GMax (12 grams of lead tape at the heel to make it an SFT.)

3, 5 and 7 k15 woods

5 and 6 irons but sometimes both 5 and 6 hybrids

7, 8, 9, pw, uw, SW (54)

56 sand wedge

Ricky Johnson 506 Wide Body center shaft putter

 

I play 2 totally different Sand wedges. One for everything except sand, and one for just sand. I'm 64, one fake hip and one to be replaced this fall.

 

 

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Maybe I should have mentioned driver distance at the start. That way it could be thinned out. I am thinking 180- 240 yard drives? What I am getting at is the club set up to maximize the shorter distances. BTW Swing Blade is a golf freak! There, I said it. I guess this applies to those playing the senior and white tees mostly.

winter time, the pause that refreshes

Ping Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5,7 wds

RBZ 5,6 hybrids

G700 5-7 iron

Cobra F9 8-aw

MD5 54 10S

Toulon Columbus

Maxfli Tour

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> @platgof said:

> > @"Carolina Golfer 2" said:

> > I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.

> > All regular flex shafts.

> > G410 10.5 driver

> > 5,7,9 FW

> > 5,6 hybrid

> > 7-P irons

> > 50,54,58 wedges

> > Putter

> > Lots of Headcovers ?

> > aikqdp6sr544.jpeg

> >

>

> That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

 

> @platgof said:

> > @"Carolina Golfer 2" said:

> > I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.

> > All regular flex shafts.

> > G410 10.5 driver

> > 5,7,9 FW

> > 5,6 hybrid

> > 7-P irons

> > 50,54,58 wedges

> > Putter

> > Lots of Headcovers ?

> > aikqdp6sr544.jpeg

> >

>

> That looks really nice. I guess you are still getting used to them?

I've adjusted pretty well. Especially in the 7-9 FW and 5-6 hybrids. They are so much easier to hit. So from 150 to 180 I'm much more confident now.

Wedges are the biggest adjustment right now. Having played Vokey SM6/7 for the past 3 years.

 

 

:smilie_titty: TS1 9.0  Fubuki 45G Shaft
:smilie_ping: G410 5 & & FW Alta CB 65g
:smilie_ping: G410 4 hybrid Alta CB
:smilie_titty:T100S/T200 Jet Black Combo AMT Black R300 
Vokey SM 7 54/58

Vokey SM8 46*
TM Custom My Spider 35" 

 

ProV1X No. 12
 

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> @MaxBuck said:

> > @SwingBlade said:

> > Nowadays not really sure what a “senior golfer” really is. I think the way to address these issues is to define handicap range and swing speed of driver and current distance and trajectory of maybe a 6 iron and an 8 iron. Other big question is the extent to which ball compression is really taking place. I play with guys aged from 50-80 and their sets vary from super forgiving sets up to players sets with blades and stiff shafts. I’m 72 and driver is still around 250-275, 6 iron is 170, 8 iron is 150, PW is 125, 56 is 100-105, 60 is 65-85. Get fit for your clubs, continue to take lessons, perform stretches and yoga moves constantly, and if necessary, do stretching in a hot shower before heading to the range. Maybe most of all don’t define yourself as “senior” at 50, 60, or even 70. My favorite “senior” is now 100 years old, but he was still walking and carrying and shooting par at 80.

>

> I agree with everything you say here, but genetics plays a big role in this stuff, too. I'm fortunate to have a game that isn't all that different from what it was at age 30, but I can't pretend it's a result of great workout discipline ...

 

I agree also. It’s genetics and luck. And, it can all change in a moment. But, I feel it’s mainly about flexibility and stretching and tension free swing dynamics, not working out. My golf guru who held several course records and is now 100 always says to draw the bow and then release the arrow. It took me several years to even begin to comprehend what he was saying. Still working at it.

 

 

Cobra King F9 Tour Length Speedback 10.5 ATMOS TS Blue 6S 44.25” D5 14g/6g wts
Cobra King F9 Speedback 4W & 6W ATMOS TS Blue 7S D3
Miura CB57 4-PW KBS Tour Black Pearl S D5-D7
Miura K-grind 52, 56, 60, & 64 KBS Wedge S D8
Scotty Circle T Red Dot 350g Newport 2 (A006794)
Bushnell Hybrid GPS Rangefinder (2019)
Pro V1X

Backup/travel: '18 M3 440, M1/M2 FW's, MP-64's and Vokey WedgeWorks 52F, 56V & 60V

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While not a senior, I decided to go with a very senior style set up for the forgiving nature of such clubs rather than anything else. Had my driver swing speed checked yesterday and I was swinging 94-97 on the range but more like 85-90 on course. I had decided that I need to stop taking it too seriously as a really high handicapper and play just to enjoy the game. I don't get much time to practice, so not looking to shape shots etc.

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My "Senior Bag". I'm 70 and have never had an issue elevating the ball.

Ping 8.5* G400 LST Ping

Callaway Epic set at 16* Hazardus

Ping G Series 19* & 26* Hybrids

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pros Recoil 95 6 thru GW

Vokey SM6 54* & 58*

Ping Bergen

All R Flex shafts

 

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Taylor Made 10.5* SIM Max
Taylor Made 18* Five Wood

Ping G25 7 Wood

Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metals 5 thru GW
Vokey SM6 54*/10* S Grind
Vokey SM6 58*/12* K Grind
T.P Mills Custom PN MIng
T.P Mills Klassic
Odyssey Black Stroke Lab 7S

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Am I a senior? 57 yo. Don't feel like a senior most days.

I play stiff shafts in everything except my G410 3hyb. Ping Tour 85 that was fit by Ping.

Clubs in signature.

Ping G400 10.5 (9.75) Hzrdus Yellow 5.5 76 ( Atmos Blue TS 6 sometimes)
Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95cw R (2019 Forged Tec SteelFiber i95cw R trial run ) 
Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
Mack Daddy PM 58/12
Toulon Madison H1 neck / Bettinardi BB1 Tiki 2016 / Toulon Long Island
 Wilson Staff FG Tour/ TM Tour Response/ BStone B RXS

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"For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players" - was going to comment differently but I see OP provided some context.

 

My specs, eligible for U.S. Senior Open age wise, not sure how "senior" we are talking about, aren't really any different than they were 20 years ago. I've gone to graphite shafts in my irons, but still stiff shafts. I'd say the only real difference is my iron shafts are much lighter weight and my shafts in driver/fairways are much lighter than I'm sure they were 20 years ago, but still stiff graphite.

 

Your club requirements are what you need - not all younger players swing it 110, not all older players swing it 80.

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> @FLOGMR said:

> 73 years "young"...still playing off a H'cap that ranges between 1-4...currently a 3.4 at the start of this season...... Had full hip replacement surgery 6 weeks ago so not going to post any scores for a few more weeks :/

I'll be 62 in October. My left hip turned 9 on April 30th, my left will be 3 on August 8th. Two railroad spikes, two trailer hitches and 6 lag screws and NO PAIN.

 

 

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> @"Carolina Golfer 2" said:

> I was fit for this entire set up just this year as I turn 60 next week.

> All regular flex shafts.

> G410 10.5 driver

> 5,7,9 FW

> 5,6 hybrid

> 7-P irons

> 50,54,58 wedges

> Putter

> Lots of Headcovers ?

> aikqdp6sr544.jpeg

>

 

Cheeze Whiz old buddy you are catching me LOL

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Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400 LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400 Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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> @Hawkeye77 said:

> "For seniors the club requirements are totally different from the younger players" - was going to comment differently but I see OP provided some context.

>

> My specs, eligible for U.S. Senior Open age wise, not sure how "senior" we are talking about, aren't really any different than they were 20 years ago. I've gone to graphite shafts in my irons, but still stiff shafts. I'd say the only real difference is my iron shafts are much lighter weight and my shafts in driver/fairways are much lighter than I'm sure they were 20 years ago, but still stiff graphite.

>

> Your club requirements are what you need - not all younger players swing it 110, not all older players swing it 80.

 

That last line nailed it. Even though I have went back to hitting my old Mac blades I do have Hogan Apex #2 steel shafts in them which is a senior shaft. Regular shafts in the FW and 23* hybrid and driver. Those Swing Science graphite shafts in my KZG CBs are senior flex also.

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Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400 LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400 Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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