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my iron 6 is out of my bag

i use my iron 5 for low ball under the trees or for punch ball in the rough

i play often my woods and rarely my irons

 

[b][size=4][color=#008000]PING G400 10.5° soft-R alta CB
PING G400 wood soft-R 5 (16.5°) 7 (20°) 9 (23.5°)
PING G le 2  wood   soft-R 7(27.5°)  9(31.5 °)
ACER wood 15 XDS 37°  UST mamiya MP 5 senior
PING I500 soft-R Alta CB 5 - UW    (22,5° 27°  32,5° 37° 42° 47° 52°)
PING Glide 3 eye2 60° alta CB soft-reg 
PING Sigma 2  FETCH [/color][/size][/b]

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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

age 67

see my signature

my iron 6 is out of my bag

i use my iron 5 for low ball under the trees or for punch ball in the rough

i play often my woods and rarely my irons

 

[b][size=4][color=#008000]PING G400 10.5° soft-R alta CB
PING G400 wood soft-R 5 (16.5°) 7 (20°) 9 (23.5°)
PING G le 2  wood   soft-R 7(27.5°)  9(31.5 °)
ACER wood 15 XDS 37°  UST mamiya MP 5 senior
PING I500 soft-R Alta CB 5 - UW    (22,5° 27°  32,5° 37° 42° 47° 52°)
PING Glide 3 eye2 60° alta CB soft-reg 
PING Sigma 2  FETCH [/color][/size][/b]

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age 67

see my signature

my iron 6 is out of my bag

i use my iron 5 for low ball under the trees or for punch ball in the rough

i play often my woods and rarely my irons

 

[b][size=4][color=#008000]PING G400 10.5° soft-R alta CB
PING G400 wood soft-R 5 (16.5°) 7 (20°) 9 (23.5°)
PING G le 2  wood   soft-R 7(27.5°)  9(31.5 °)
ACER wood 15 XDS 37°  UST mamiya MP 5 senior
PING I500 soft-R Alta CB 5 - UW    (22,5° 27°  32,5° 37° 42° 47° 52°)
PING Glide 3 eye2 60° alta CB soft-reg 
PING Sigma 2  FETCH [/color][/size][/b]

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age 67

see my signature

my iron 6 is out of my bag

i use my iron 5 for low ball under the trees or for punch ball in the rough

i play often my woods and rarely my irons

 

[b][size=4][color=#008000]PING G400 10.5° soft-R alta CB
PING G400 wood soft-R 5 (16.5°) 7 (20°) 9 (23.5°)
PING G le 2  wood   soft-R 7(27.5°)  9(31.5 °)
ACER wood 15 XDS 37°  UST mamiya MP 5 senior
PING I500 soft-R Alta CB 5 - UW    (22,5° 27°  32,5° 37° 42° 47° 52°)
PING Glide 3 eye2 60° alta CB soft-reg 
PING Sigma 2  FETCH [/color][/size][/b]

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> @4puttJohnny said:

> Apparently, Phil is proud of his bag! :)

Or his memory is going like some of us fellow seniors and he forgot he had already posted ?

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: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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The ideal senior bag is the one attached to the golf cart waiting on deck to tee off.

Dreams of the low round dancing in your head.

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Ping 9° G410+ tensi orange s
Ping 3 Wood G410+ tour 75 shaft s.  
Ping 5 wood G410 Alta s
Adams 9031 23° Mitsubishi diamana 
Ping G710 DG 105 R300
Ping glide stealth 54° es grind
Ping glide 2 58°. ES
Ping anser f titanium pixel.  

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Bag is set for next season except 8/9 iron cobra irons which will be cycled out for something with heavier shaft. Maybe replace rogue 11 wood with epic flash 11 wood. Done looking for holy grail bag at my age.

Bag for 2020,  Big Bertha Fusion with FuJi Ventus Blue 5, Mavrik  Max 5/7 Helium 5 regular, Big Bertha 2019 6 and 7 hybrid recoil esx 460 regular, Mavrik 7-gw,  Mizuno s18 56 aeroteck 125 regular, Toulon Austin 39”, Ball  Bridgestone b rx and Callaway supersoft.

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Fairways! Fairways! Fairways! 71 here, swing speed 85-90, current index 7.9. Always hit from the whites, always walk & push except when prohibited. All flexes are A except 56 & 60 wedges, which are stiff. Loft is my friend: my GBB Epic is 13.5 adjusted to 14.5, Epic 5 wood is 18 cranked to 19. I carry 3 hybrids: 19 (Cobra F8) , 23 & 26 (2007 Cobra Bafflers). Longest iron is 6, PW is 43, GW is 48 (all Titleist 718 AP1s).

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I am still struggling with the irons. Everything else works great, except mishitting the 5 wood now and then. I am down to a 6 hybrid, and that is an amazing club. The best clubs in my bag are the 6 hybrid, 7 wood, driver, putter, and the Glide 50* wedge.

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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Age 68, left shoulder repaired, been tinkering this set together for a couple of years. Since I commute so much between OH and FL, I actually put together two (almost) identical sets so I don't have to lug them back and forth. Very forgiving throughout the set IMHO.

Ping K15 Driver (12 degree), 3W, 5W, SR stock shafts

Ping G15 7W, SR stock shaft

Ping K15 5 Hybrid, SR stock shaft

Ping K15 6i-PW, R shafts

Ping Anser Forged U, S & L wedges, DG Spinner shafts

Odyssey O-Works #2M CS putter

 

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Age 60. Back in the game after a long (8 yr) lay off. I updated the bag to the following ...

Taylormade M5 10.5 Driver Stock Shaft

Taylormade Original Mini 13.5 Stock Shaft

Taylormade M5 19 5 Wood Stock Shaft

Taylormade P790 (2017) 4-PW Stock Shafts

Taylormade MG2 50,54 Black Wedges Stock Shafts, Hi Toe Bigfoot 58

Ping Anser F putter

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Don't know if there's a "perfect" bag at any age. More of an evolving bag. And the evolution seems to be occurring more quickly than years prior for this 68 year old. WTS, the state of the implements in use currently. Subject to change based on whim and fancy. And a significant observable improvement.

 

Driver: Ping 10.5* G400 Max with stock Alta 55g regular. A really good "old man's" D.

Fairways: V-Steel 18* 5 wood, 21* 7 wood and 24* 9 wood. Shafted with Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum regular (5,7) and GD YS-6+ regular (9).

Hybrids: None. Do not coexist with them all that well.

Irons: Maltby TS-1 (5 - GW) with Grafalloy PL Red Axis regular shafts. Working off a 45* PW. Questioning my decision to go with LW graphite vs. LW steel. Such as Nippon 950's. A tempo thing. Periodic case of the lefts. No afflictions that were necessitating graphite for the build. May be reevaluated this winter.

SW: Currently an older SE 675TM (56/12) with Rifle Spinner shaft. Because I'm liking a wide® flange for the moment. Cleveland RTX-3 (56/ 11) in reserve. Needs to be reshafted with a lighter weight shaft. Seems ponderous with the stock TTDG "wedge" shaft for non-sand shots.

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne H at 35". A Ping BeCu Anser 2 sees occasional rotation depending on how I'm putting. No such thing as a senior putter.

Balls: Snell MTB, Wilson FG Tour. Both feel just about right. Not to hard, not to soft. Equal in performance. For me.

 

Not counting the various classic irons (Hogans primarily) and persimmons I enjoy dabbling with. Especially during the fall. Because I'm not yet old enough to stop trying. Just for the fun of it.

 

 

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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While not a senior yet (43), I’m not a big hitter. Cap fluxes between 8.5-11.5 so I can get around decently. I have been able to hit the ball longer this season than ever before thanks in part to Superspeed Golf and staying limber with stretches from Joey D Golf.

 

Currently I bag (yardages as measured by Game Golf):

Epic Flash 12* set to +1 - Avg 225; Typical drive 239

Tour Edge Exotics Xrail 3h 20* - 190

Tour Edge Exotics Xrail 4h 23* - 180

Tour Edge Exotics Xrail 5h 26* - 170

Cleveland 588 Altitude irons:

6i – 155

7i – 145

8i- 135

9i- 125

PW- 115

Cleveland CBX 50* - 105

Cleveland CBX 56* - 90

Cleveland CBX 60* - 80

Callaway Sure Out 64* - 70

Ping Sigma 2 Tyne H Putter

 

All Regular flexes other than the Wedges which had Wedge flex shafts.

I also have a set of G700 6-UW irons that I game from time to time but the Altitude irons seem to perform better right now so I went back to them.

 

Callaway Epic Flash 12*

Callaway Epic Flash 7w / 11w

Exotics Xrail 5h

Cobra T-Rail 6-SW

Cleveland CBX 60* 

Callaway Sure Out 64*

Bettinardi BB29

Titleist ProV1x Yellow

Handicap: 9.2

 

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62 in a month. Irons are a bit of a custom job, but they work, love my Ping Glide wedges. I would like to get my hands on a Ping Distanza shaft for my GMax, not sure if R or Sr flex to give it a try. I had a bag gap fitting last June and I am still in the R flex swing speed category. I haven't carried a 3W for years and have recently gone to a 3 hybrid because my 5 wood has become uncooperative off the turf. I equate the consistency from the hybrid from the shorter shaft.

Ping G400 Max 10.5° Ping Alta CB R flex or Ping Distanza SR flex, std length

Taylormade V-Steel, 3W, 15°, stock shaft, R flex, std length
Ping G400 5W 17.5° Ping Alta CB, R flex std length

Cleveland Launcher HB 3 hybrid, 19°, Miyasaki C Kua, R flex, std length
Cleveland Launcher HB 4 iron, std loft/lie, Dynamic Gold DST 98 steel R flex, std length

Cleveland Launcher UHX 5-D Wedge, std loft/lie, Dynamic Gold DST 98 steel R flex, std length
Cleveland CBX2, 54°/12 bounce, Dynamic Gold DST 98 steel, R flex, std length

Odyssey 2019 Seven Slant Stroke Lab with stock grip 35"

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Just turned 55 and now all my shafts are Regular flex and switched to graphite shafted irons:

 

Taylormade M4 D type 12.5 tuned down to 10.5

Taylormade M4 3HL 16.5

Taylormade M4 5 wood

Taylormade M3 Hybrid

Honma TW X 5-Gap Vizard Graphite

Ping Glide 2 54, 58 wedges

Odyssey O Works #2 putter

 

Took a bit of range time but I’m almost dialed in with the new irons and the graphite shafts... 79 one complete round and 38 half round.

 

Taylormade SIM MAX driver 10.5 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 3w 15 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 5w 18 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 4h 22 Ventus R
PXG 0211 5-LW
Taylormade Spider X Chalk
OUUL Gator cart bag

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Turning 60 later this year, hcp 7,5- 10. My bag (see sign) is set from 5-P, and wedges + driver. For several years I have spent a fortune on filling the gap between D and 5-iron: Callaway Epic 3W, 5W, HW...Callaway XR 4W + 7W XR 3 hybrid BB 4hybrid... Ping g400 3W sft, 5W, 5W sft, 7W, 400 hybrid 4+5...Ping 410 Hybrid 4+5....Titleist 816 hybrid 21, 23, 25....Srixon 355 5W, and several shafts - heavy, light, long, short.

For the time being, the gapping is filled by: TM m6 3 wood........Mizuno CLK 19*........ Mizuno CLK 22*/ Callaway x2hot 7 wood/ Srixon Z85 23* iron. I really like the adjustability of these CLK. Bought a used Callaway x2hot 9 wood just for fun. It is really a fun and easy club to use....high and reliable, but one dimensional (high- hopeless in headwind). The Srixon iron will probably not earn its place in the bag. In simulator- testing indoors the CLK`s almost flied to long. Perhaps the final set-up will be: D- CLK 3 set to 17*-19*, CLK 4 set to 20-22, and the 9 wood, and ditch the 3W?

Now only awaits spring, to hopefully settle for the finally set-up.

Any views or inputs?

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I turn 50 this year and my mind has been on the subject of bag setup as my birthday approaches.

I set my two bags up with my past and future in mind. I have firm/uniflex steel shafts in my woods and irons of my classic bag with plenty of lofts in the woods. The irons start at the 6 and end at a 55* sand wedge which I can do plenty with (nod to Tom Watson). My more modern bag has stiff flex graphite shafts through the gap wedge and the driver is shorter (45") with a great amount of forgiveness. My woods start at 15.5* and end with a 22* hybrid. My irons begin with the 6 and end with a 58* wedge.

I like to think that I won't have to do much tinkering with either of these for another 10+ years (crosses fingers)...

Driver 10° PING G400 SFT // Driver 10.5° PING G400 Max 

Fairway Wood 17.5° PING G400 // Fairway Wood 18.5° PING G400

Hybrid 25° PING G400 Crossover // Hybrid N/A

Irons PING G400 (6-9, PW, UW) // Irons PING i25 (5-9, PW, UW, SW)

Wedges 54°/58° PING Anser Forged // Wedges 56°/60° PING Anser Forged

Putter PING Heppler Piper (34 3/4") // Putter PING Redwood Piper S (34 3/4")

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I used to caddy for my pro a bit when I was younger. He played in like 6-7 majors, won a state open, etc. He was about 50 at the time, carried driver about 235-240. Used a regular flex Driver, 3-5-7w, 22* & 26* hybrids, SGI irons w/ senior flex steel. This guy made golf look unimaginably simple.

No ego in that setup, just cashed a lot of checks.

Taylormade SIM 10.5* w/ Graphite Design VR-5 (X)
Ping G 14.5* & 19.5* w/ Ping Tour 80 (X)
Ping G30 22* w/ Accra Tour Proto 85 (X)
Ping i210 5-PW w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
Ping Glide 2.0 50*, 55*, 60* w/ Aldila RIP 115 (S)
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North of 55, bag setup really isn't all that much different than when I was 40 honestly. I've had enough fittings to know I'm getting what works, so not spitballing it.

Main differences - played all sorts of AP2s now settled in on new to me Callaway Legacy Blacks circa 2011 or so that I bought off of eBay 3 1/2 years ago. Had lighter weight Recoil graphite shafts put in irons and had lofts, lies and lengths dialed in. But still "stiff" whatever that means, and KBS Tour 90 stiffs (steel) in the wedges. No issues ever hitting the ball high, as I've gotten older - always have. Maybe tech and lighter shafts and balls have me not losing distance much compared to many years ago, but not magically gaining any, lol.

Woods are still graphite shafts and whatever "stiff" means in those, but again a lot lighter shafts being the difference.

Did drop the 3 iron years ago and finally 4 iron when I got the "Stensons" (although the set came with one and it is sweet). I've carried 4h and will also be going to 5h this season. So, maybe there is more of a difference than I thought. ;-)

I assume I'll have a successful elbow surgery in about 5 weeks and I'll be revisiting what shafts are best for me this summer. Stuff that hurts is the thing I notice most about being a "senior".

 

 

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73 yr old here and the one club that helps me keep up is my 48" Ping 12 deg driver Reg Prolaunch Platinum shaft. - always straight down the middle.

then have a Ping Fairways 3 and 7 and a Callaway 11 Wood. (money club)

PW thru 7 Iron are MP-20 MB with Recoil reg shafts and a 6 and 5 Mizuno Fli Hi Irons with lighter shafts 65 gr Recoil

Carry a Cobra Baffler 32 deg which is quite the trouble and or fairway bunker club when drastic measures are needed.

Sometimes depending on course the 5 Iron is replaced with a Baffler 26 deg.

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This is what I found that fits me but still a work in progress for irons and putter in 2020:

Driver - TaylorMade M6D - Never got along with the Ping G400

FW - 5,7 TaylorMade M6D, just ordered a Max 7 wood to replace one of my hybrids

Hybrid - Still using my Mizuno JPX 900 25*

Irons - Currently, PXG 0311 XF and evaluating 790 2019 + Mizuno HMB. I think I’ll end up with MP20 HMB 5-P and occasional use of MP20 for 8,9,P. I like the flight and consistency of the HMB better

G, S, L - Mizuno 50*, 54*, 58*

Not sure yet on my 2020 putter

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I will be 73 in a week or two and that's senior. Driver to be replaced soon.

10.5 Callaway Rogue R & Senior shafts, Rouge 3 and 5 wood R, Rogue X 4 Hybrid Senior, 5-GW Titleist 716, AP2s R shafts, Vokey 54*, Callaway 60*, either Swag Suave One or back-up Byron Morgan 615 both at 33".

( I hit the regular shafted Rogue driver farther that with the senior shaft. Switching does not seem to make a lot of difference.)

 

 

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I'm 67 and have been fitted for everything in my bag that's in my sig except my hybrids. I get along better with stiff shafts in everything which kind of baffles me because I certainly am not a long hitter in any sense of the imagination. I just put way too much spin on the ball with my crappy transition so stiff shafts help with that.

Titleist TS2
Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
Ping Anser 20,
Wilson V6's  3-GW
Ping Glide
58*ES

Bettinardi Queen B 6

 

 

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