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My irons are seven years old and I'm getting the itch. The ones I have my eye on will likely get refreshed this year, but I know it won't be leaps and bounds over the current offering.

Anyone debating a buy vs. wait?

PING G400 Max 10.5° (-)
(fw tbd)
PING i25 22°, 26°
Callaway XHP 6-AW
PING Glide Forged 54°, 58°
PING TR B60, 35"
Srixon Z-Star Yellow
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This is the Year of the Swing for me. So, I'm opting out of the debate.

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2021, post-MAX changeover)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, set 9.5°; weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

Ball: 1. Srixon Q-Star Tour / 2. Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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There's always something new coming.

If you like what's available now, grab it.

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Cobra RAD Speed 9* : KBS TD 70 Cat 3 / Ventus Blue 6-S

Cobra RAD Speed 3W : Graphite Design AD TP8-S

Srixon ZXU #2 : Nippon Modus 3 120-S

Wilson Staff CB 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S

Cleveland Zipcore 50, 54: Nippon Modus2 120/125 S 

Cobra MIM Black 58 : Nippon 125 Wedge

Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

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I already sold my entire golf bag, and thinking about making some big changes in set composition--so I'm buying!

However, this seems like a year where things are starting to look very, very similar to me. I'm having a really hard time pulling a trigger on anything. Either things aren't "wowing" me, or performance is just so similar across the board that it's negligible. After this year, I think I'm going to hold off for a while and give equipment time to make some big leaps (if any).

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I got several bags with different sets, numerous putters and my “gamers” consists of 17 clubs I always struggle to get down to 14.

What I am trying to say is: If the purchase makes you play more and enjoy the game more - buy.

TaylorMade SIM2 Driver 7,25° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60 6.0, 45,25"

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Fairway 3 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0 42,75"

Ping G425 Hybrid 3 19° Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro 80 Orange S 40,25"

Miura Giken CB-1008 Raw Black 4 23° - P 46° Project X LZ Blackout 5.5

Miura Tour Raw Black 50° Project X LZ Blackout 5.5 35,5"

Vokey SM8 Jet Black 54° 10S TT DG S200 35,25"

Vega VW-10 Raw 58° TT DG TI S400 35"

Nordberg Long neck BGT Stability Tour 35"

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Bought Ping G700 irons after a fitting at a significant savings over the new G710.

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Project X Evenflow Green 55 R shaft Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 wood Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha 4i and 5i Irons: Srixon ZX5 6-AW, Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore 54 and 58 degree Putter: mySpider X

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The G710 was not out at the time of my fitting. So, no comparison data. Just marketing info from Ping on the new G710.

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Project X Evenflow Green 55 R shaft Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 wood Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha 4i and 5i Irons: Srixon ZX5 6-AW, Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore 54 and 58 degree Putter: mySpider X

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I wanted to wait for Ping to drop some new iBlades....but it doesn't appear to be in the cards for some time.

 

So gonna pull the rip cord on some Mizzy 919 tours.

Titleist TSi2 10, Fujikura Ventus Blue Velocore 6X, 45"

Titleist TSi2 16.5, Fujikura Ventus Red Velocore 7X, 43"

TaylorMade GAPR Mid 4, KBS

Titleist T100S, KBS C-Taper S+ 5-PW

Titleist SM8, 50F, 54S, 60D, TT S400 Custom 

Scotty Cameron Phantom X12, 35", Stability Tour


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i went forward with irons and back with the driver :) Cobra F9 to Ping G400 LST.

Ping G410 LST 9* Ozik F6M2/Ozik TP6HD/EVO III FUJI
Cobra LTD PRO / Graffaloy Blue
Cobra Ltd 3 Kaili 80

Cobra Ltd 5 Kaili 80 (sub :Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5 Kaili 80)
Adams XTD TI  22 Hybrid
Bridgestone J15 CB 4 -pw/DG XP S300/Original Nike Blades 3-PW s300
Nike Vapor Pro combo AW 50*,Ping 3.0 EYE 54, 58 

Nike B1-05 Origin (Rare)
Slazenger 508/Kirk Currie KC02B

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... I don't think there is an easy answer, especially since the OP did not name the clubs he was thinking about. For instance with woods, looking at the Cobra F9 and trying to decide if you should wait for the SpeedZone, I think unless you just want the latest model, there will probably be little difference (if any) to justify the extra $. Otoh, the SpeedZone Xtreme is a different animal and could well be worth the $ if forgiveness is not as good as you need with the F9.

... I am not getting younger at 66 so I picked up 2019 P790's and sold my 2017 P790's. There is some difference from a better shape/look at address and some slightly changed tech but the improvements are really marginal. 15 years ago I would just hang on to my 2017 model but since I can afford them and like them a little better, I went ahead and bought the new ones. I am under no illusions that they will make any difference at all in my scores or ball striking, just enhance my personal enjoyment. I do think it varies for every player so you just have to figure out what is more important at this time in your golfing life.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Limited 65R
TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18*  ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R

TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R

Taylormade Sim Max Hy 22* ... Diamana Limited 65R

4-Wedge Cobra King MIM Tour ... Steelfiber 95R
Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
TaylorMade MG3 58/8*... Steelfiber 95R
Cleveland Huntington 11S ... 33.5"
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Waiting for the next Ping and Titleist woods and the next Ping (G-series) and Mizuno (HM) replacements to drop. Will go Ping, Titleist, or Cobra in woods and will take the better of the next Ping or Mizuno game improvement irons. I've hit everything out now and don't exactly love any of it, that's why I'll wait and compare. I'll also replace my SM7s with SM8s or Ping Glide 3.0 when I pull the trigger on the rest. Oh, and I'm gonna put the new Odyssey Rossie in the bag. A Rossie was the first putter I ever had, so it'll be a cool little throwback.

Callaway Epic Max (Aldila Rogue Black 130 MSI 60 TS)

Taylormade SIM2 Rescue 17 & 21 (Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Blue 85 S)

Taylormade P770 5i-AW (True Temper Elevate Tour XS)

Titleist Vokey 54S & 58D (True Temper Elevate Tour S)

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

 

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This. I just went and tested every new driver. They’re all the same. Only thing I figured out is I work better with very short driver shafts (43.5-44.5). My shortened TS3 blew everything out of the water. If your current stick is ill fit you can find gains. If your irons are ill fit you’ll find gains. Fit and swing are king. Tech is BS to a point.

Callaway Epic Max LS @ 8* Ventus Black 6x

Callaway Epic Speed 3w MMT 70x

Callaway TC Apex 2019 Hybrid @ 19* Veylix Rome 988X (Gamer) | Taylormade Sim UDI 2i Hzrdus Handcrafted Black 105x

Titleist U500 4i Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 

Miura TC201 5-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 

Callaway MD5 Raw 52S, 56X, 60T Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 35" 

Srixon Z Star XV 2021

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Put the Srixon 785 irons in the bag, Will be looking at drivers

shortly, after they all get to the stores, Thinking Mizuno 200's

or Cobra, but can't rule out the Callaway or Taylormade and

others.



Play Golf.....Play Blades......Play Something Else.....Just Go Play.....

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Just retired the Titleist 714 AP2s for ApexCF19s. Very pleased with the update, as I felt like the tech in the clubs and shafts has improved enough for me to see a noticeable difference in my shot. Of course its a slippery slope, because now I think I need new wedges and fairway woods since the distance gapping has changed so much.

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I’m overall very happy with my current set up.

i am interested in some of the new hollow body, foam filled irons, though.

Love my Forged Tec Blacks. G400 is the best driver I’ve owned. G410 hybrids are working great, and SM7’s are working great.

Putters rotate through my collection, if anything “new” comes in, it will be through trade.

Doubt I’ll change much of anything.

Ping G425 LST 10.5 Oban Devotion 6/04 or Riptide 60 CB 5.5
TM Sim2 Max 3HL Ventus Blur FW 50R
Ping G410 19* Riptide CB 80 5.5

Ping G410 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80s
Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW, SF i95cw or '21 P790 6-GW Recoil 95 F3 
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 54/14
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 58/12

Bettinardi Innovai Rev 6.0  33”

TM Tour Response/ ProV1/ Chrome Soft TT

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I get most of my stuff used but I still like to try to wait for price drops on a generation or two old equipment. I couldn't wait on the 919 tours and the G410 hybrids are so good I'll probably just get a couple from 2nd swing. I did order a tour striker planemate which should arrive in February, so that will keep me occupied for a while.

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