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Well---I just had my entire bag stolen out of my truck 2 weeks ago so I am starting over from scratch.

Before that though I had one set that I played and rarely switched. I tinkered but RARELY would something knock something out of the bag

Driver - TM Tour Issue M1 w/ Mitsubishi Tensei White 60TX

3 Wood - TM SLDR TS 14 w/ Tensei white 80TX

2 Hybrid - Adams tour issue Idea Pro ( club has been in my bag since 2006ish)

4-6 - Mizuno MP-18 SC w/ Project X flighted 6.0

7-PW- Mizuno MP-18 w/ Project X flighted 6.0

Gap- Wedgeworks Titliest 54 deg V grind with DG TI s400

Sand- Wedgeworks Titliest 58 deg K grind low bounce DG TI s400

Lob- SM7 62deg DG TI s400

Putter- Mannkrafted Blue Wave ( looks like a smaller version of scotty cameron fastback w/ plummers neck

The clubs can be replaced but it's the sentimental stuff that is gone forever, Headcovers from clubs I've played, Tournaments, my custom yardage book cover from 2017 US Mid Am, cloth tee bag from Royal Aberdeen, Champions Cup trinket bag, good luck ball markers, divot tool.

I think the iron shafts piss me off the most- they don't make the flighted shafts anymore and those particular shafts have probably been pulled and put in at least 3-4 sets. everything on ebay is fakes at this point.

Just pisses me off typing all of this

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Yep I read it-one set, or multiple sets? Witb(s)?-multiple iron sets? or whole sets (woods, putters)- all in the same place, or at different properties?-prefer one set over the rest? Score better with

One set and I change very rarely. I change irons when the grooves go. Wedges are the same. 3 wood is an original M2 and it’ll be in the bag for a long time because it does exactly what I need it to do

The best two players I play with (+2.6 and +3.2) have one set. Not even interchangeable hybrid/driving iron/woods, not different sets of wedges. Just one set. One of the two does love to tinker, but b

KirkNo-yes, sorry for your loss. I had the same thing happen back in 2012 six months after I had my first iron fitting and I had the same reaction - so pissed about the sentimental stuff I had in my bag. I had markers and stuff from as far back as high school (a LONG time ago). I got my set back together with help of insurance and eBay but the other stuff was irreplaceable.

TaylorMade M5 10.5° /  Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 7S
Cobra King F9 Baffler Speedback 14.5° / Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70 S
TaylorMade  M3 3/19° Rescue/ Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 80H S
Callaway X Forged Utility 22(21)° /  Aerotech SteelFiber fc 90cw

Honma T//World Rose Proto MB 5-10 / N.S. Modus3 120TX
Edison 51° Wedge / DG Tour Issue X100
Mizuno T20 56° Wedge / DG Tour Issue X100
Cobra KING MIM Black 60° Wedge Widelow / DG Tour Issue X100
L.A.B. BLāD.1

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Yep I read it-one set, or multiple sets? Witb(s)?-multiple iron sets? or whole sets (woods, putters)- all in the same place, or at different properties?-prefer one set over the rest? Score better with one? Travel with your set?

If you're asking a + hcp if they have different sets, etc I'm assuming you are looking for validation to that effect. Sorry if I misinterpreted the question. But what I'm saying stands. I don't know of ANY scratch or better golfer who plays with different equipment than what's in their bag, whether they're traveling or not. It's part of the reason they are that good. They get a set that works and stick with it. They are not chasing the elusive better club all the time. If you use the same tools all the time, you can become an expert with those tools. I'm as guilty as the next guy as far a looking the next great thing - just sayin ...

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TaylorMade M5 10.5° /  Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec 7S
Cobra King F9 Baffler Speedback 14.5° / Project X HZRDUS Smoke 70 S
TaylorMade  M3 3/19° Rescue/ Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 80H S
Callaway X Forged Utility 22(21)° /  Aerotech SteelFiber fc 90cw

Honma T//World Rose Proto MB 5-10 / N.S. Modus3 120TX
Edison 51° Wedge / DG Tour Issue X100
Mizuno T20 56° Wedge / DG Tour Issue X100
Cobra KING MIM Black 60° Wedge Widelow / DG Tour Issue X100
L.A.B. BLāD.1

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Ok well congratulations cause between me and the stories of multiple others on this thread, you know plus caps that play with different sets. So I disagree that you actually read it.

and No, my equipment is not why myself or anyone else on here is plus. we are dank at golf. That’s why. Now if you wanna argue a +1 would be scratch with bad equipment, sure go for it. Also a reason why I asked if they prefer one of the other, because I am a plus cap, and I prefer one set over the other But have difficulties based on where I’m traveling to and from.

I am asking Other plus caps if have different sets in different locations, As well as other things, for multiple reasons.If you want to continue to ignore that, that’s on you. Not sure what else to say bro, but again, if you don’t like this thread please see yourself out. But at the least, please take this argument elsewhere, there are plenty of arguments about it and I don’t feel like having it on this thread. I am enjoying it, even if you are not

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Plus HDCP players are in top what 1/2 percent of all golfers? They likely, like most professionals, have one set, perhaps a backup to same specs of clubs they really know.

Even as a mid to lower single digit player, I'm pretty sure a plus hdcp could beat me with any off the rack set of clubs.

It's the archer not the arrow, IMO

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Though not a Plus HCP this has been a really good read and a reminder you can’t buy a game.

Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
3 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM7
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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+0.8. Haven't posted a round since first week of May in 2019. 13 or so months. Been on the DL.

 

I play one bag.

 

However. I do like golf clubs. I enjoy them. Borderline collect to a point. BUT. Everything is methodically built. I do know what works. I do know what my preferences are. I do know what my tendencies are. Everything gets built the exact same. Everything.

 

I don't rotate often. I don't tinker often.

 

Oh. And my 4 Iron? A Forged Cavity Back.

Callaway Speed 9° Velcore Blue 6X
Callaway Apex 2H Speeder 904X
Callaway Apex 4H Speeder 904X
Miura CB301 4-5 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura CB1008 6-9 iCWT Proto 105X
 Miura HG 4606 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura HG 5210 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura HG 5810 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura HB 6416 iCWT Proto 105X
Garage Palm Beach Stability 1.0X
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Kirk no way (No Yes)? Sorry bro, that sucks man. Guys this dude is hreat snd if ai remember is P Reeds personal trainer. Kirk also gets paid to play events even as an AM. Dude can play and travels but doesn’t practice lol!

I will add in next post... hope you are well Kirk!

WITB
- TI M3 - 10.5 w/ Haz Black or Tour Issued Matrix Black Tie S+
- TI SLDR Mini 16* w/ Tp6HD tipped/butted S+
- Tour Issued m1 5w w/ Diamana D+ 75s
-  Tour Issue m2 5hl w/ Proto 80x  /  GAPR 3hi 80s 

-  MPh5 4-5, MP25 6-p w/CTapers 120s
- Tour Issue Cleveland CG12 52-58 r300 shafts (I must be old)
- Putters = Testing Everything and Anything to try and improve.

Golf is what you make of it.  Play grateful and accepting. We are all lucky to have it!

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So hate to comment as I am not +. My best in years was last year 3.7 but I play with a ton of + players in NH. All essentiallyplay the same bag through the year. Upgrade and test in offseason.

They will only change after testing and research. Played with a 2x State Champ last month and he only plays tourneys and does not practice. He hadn’t touched his clubs since Sept and went +4/-2! Back in the shed they go. LOL

I will add that while all of these + players might not tinker they all have new gear. So they may act like they aren’t “Ho’s” but in reality they are upgrading. Just not shopping/swapping and googling in Classifieds like us!

Lastly if you truly wish to lower your index/scores you need consistancy. Its proven. So I have gone with “Play for $ play what works”. But still have extras around all the time to try. Also what is better than swapping?!?!

WITB
- TI M3 - 10.5 w/ Haz Black or Tour Issued Matrix Black Tie S+
- TI SLDR Mini 16* w/ Tp6HD tipped/butted S+
- Tour Issued m1 5w w/ Diamana D+ 75s
-  Tour Issue m2 5hl w/ Proto 80x  /  GAPR 3hi 80s 

-  MPh5 4-5, MP25 6-p w/CTapers 120s
- Tour Issue Cleveland CG12 52-58 r300 shafts (I must be old)
- Putters = Testing Everything and Anything to try and improve.

Golf is what you make of it.  Play grateful and accepting. We are all lucky to have it!

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As of last update, plus 3.6 here- personally will test stuff to see if something performs significantly better consistently than what is currently in the bag, yet I am also loathe to change away from clubs with which I enjoyed past success. I only use one “set” for vast majority of rounds, although I do have a few fairway wood and wedge options for very specific courses/conditions and may use a different weight of similar style putter just as a feel reset to practice before placing the starter back in play for any round of importance.

I usually test in offseason and stick with same set-up in season. I have a secondary set that consists of clubs that used in past that I will use for any air travel, and took that set with me during my three years residing in Hawaii, leaving clubs with particular sentimental attachment back with parents in NC.

Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Fujikura Motore Speeder 7.2s
Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

Titleist 818h1 19* (a2 surefit) Fujikura Motore TS hb 8.8
Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
Vokey sm8 raw S 54* s400
Vokey sm8 raw M 60* s400
Ping Zing2 BeCu

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Although i'm a gear junkie I don't tend to change equipment much. I have one bag of gear that I use and that's it..

Consists of:

Titleist 913 Driver

Titleist 913 15 degree

Titletist 913 19 degree

Ping i3 Blades

Vokey SM4 60 Degree (used to have a Callaway forged original design 60 degree until I won the SM4).

Callaway Forged original design wedge 54 degree.

Odyssey Metal X No6.

 

I have been using the same irons since new (20 years this year), drivers 7 years old two days ago, putter is around 7 years old (I think?). I just change when i'm due going really wrong in a part of a game, mostly my putting. I switch between blade type or 2 Ball style and have been doing that since the original 2 ball release.

Not + but a previously a low single digits golfer (still play to it, just don't have an official handicap).

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Played off 0.9 last season, not a + or I’d tell you about my 8 sets

love the tinkering ... lies, lofts, grinds, shafts, flagsticks etc

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Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix HQ3x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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I play one set and rotate between 3 options at one point in the bag.

M5 [email protected] with Tensei White 70TX

M5 [email protected] with Tensei White 70TX

 

(1)DHY [email protected] 18 with DG 105X

(2) King F6 Hybrid @19 with Whiteboard 90X

(3) Sonartec GS [email protected] with shaft unknown

 

Ping i200 (4) and S56 (5-P) with Project X 7.0

Ping Gorge 51SS, 56SS, 60TS with DG X100

White Hot Rossie

Srixon Z-Star XV

 

I don’t have other sets, I can’t afford it! Built my set for less that $900CAD

M5 9.0, Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

M5 15.0, Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, Neutral Adapter/Weight

(A) TSi2 21, Tensei AV Raw White 85TX, Set to C1 

(B) DHY Proto 18, Diamana D+ 90X

i200 (4i), S56 (5-W), Project X 7.0, Red Dot 

Glide 3.0 (51.13SS, 55.13SS, 60.06TS), Project X 6.5 Blackout, Red Dot

Dual Force Rossie #1 (45", 79 lie-"FACE ON REVOLUTION" style)

Pro V1X

 

 

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this thread is absolutely not about if one set is better than multiple sets.

and while I love WITB as much as the next guy, I am looking for the bags of plus caps only pleaseAccording to others on here, for each extra set of clubs you get rid of, your index will improve over a tenth of a point. So you should be scratch at least if you stop playing with so many sets ?

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I test a lot but my actual bag doesn't change much during the year. My WITB is in my sig but I play around a bit but most rounds at my club out of convenience.

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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Hey Ben, thanks for the kind words. haha, I am not being paid to play in AM events so just want to clarify that. Still don't practice though unless hitting balls before a round for 20 min counts. I use to grind like a mad man but found that I shot the same scores if I hit 30 balls before a round or spent 4 days on the range a week grinding. The only thing I may practice is my wedges and short game if I get some time. I spend a considerably large time working with my son who plays High School QB and looks to have a bright future there. Now THAT I will grind at with him. I'd rather spend 3 hrs in the 100deg heat catching passes, running routes and working on footwork drills with him than stand on a range and figure out how try to work a 7 iron from a 3yd draw to a 5yd draw. haha. Still no luck on my clubs. I fear all of it is gone.

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+2.6 here.

I tinker constantly but rarely change anything between 4i-LW. Hybrids, fairways, and the occasional driver are where i tinker most but something has to blow me away to get in the bag. More than anything i am bored and love to tinker and build.

Played CMBs for 5 years, went to Wilson tour V6s for 3 years, and now back to CMBs again. I am in the middle of building a backup set of CMB irons to the same specs b/c i picked them up cheap but i dont have a second bag or backup bags. Just random clubs and shafts in a bag near by work bench.

Current setup is in my signature.

  • G410 LST 9* - Diamana D+ Limited 70TX
  • TM SIM Ti 14.25* - Fuji Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 7X
  • TM M5 Ti 18.25* - Fuji Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 7X
  • Adams Idea Pro Tour Prototype 23* - KBS Proto Hybrid 85X
  • Adams CMB/MB2 5-Pw - PX LZ 6.5 
  • Wilson FG Tour V4 50* - PX LZ 6.5 
  • Mizuno T7 55* - PX LZ 6.5
  • Cobra Tour Raw 60.08V - DG TI Onyx S400
  • Odyssey Rossie WHP
  • Bridgestone Tour B XS

 

 

 

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