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Sorry I am leaving out the 99.5% of playas here, but this one is just for the senior crowd that doesn't kill the ball. I am using the G400 Max driver, F9 fairway woods, RBZ 5-6 hybrids, G700 5-8 iron, F9 8-aw, MD5 54* wedge, and Toulon Columbus putter. I am back and forth on the G700 or F9, 8 iron. All are graphite shafts except the putter. I am planning on going all Ping in the future, but for now this bag works for me. Hardest clubs are the fairways and hybrids as I always struggle with them. Before playing the G700, the long irons were the toughest, no more. 

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Ping G Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5&7 wd

Cobra 4/5 hybrid

Ping G410 5 hybrid

PXG Gen2 6-aw

Cally MD5 54* F

Titleist SM7 58* D

Toulon Columbus

2020 Truvis

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You've gotten a fair number of replies for not catering to 99.5% of WRXers.  I'm 62 and currently playing to a 22 (4 years ago I was a 14).  I've played for about 15 years and am losing ground each ye

My thoughts are, we have to have a great driver, and great hybrids.  The rest of the bag is just build to taste, and the irons are not as important as they seem because basically you'll only be hittin

Sorry I am leaving out the 99.5% of playas here, but this one is just for the senior crowd that doesn't kill the ball. I am using the G400 Max driver, F9 fairway woods, RBZ 5-6 hybrids, G700 5-8 iron,

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Driver: Ping G410 12 degree

7 wood: Ping G410

4 hybrid: XXIO

5 hybrid: XXIO

6 hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics

7-AW: Taylormade P770 (pending)

SW: Titleist SM7 Vokey

LW: Mizuno Pro

Chipper: Cleveland Smartsole 4

Putter: Toulon Atlanta 

 

I was fitted for an Epic Flash driver last year and hated it. I spent less than half on a Ping410 off the rack and hit it better. I love the idea of the Cleveland Smart Sole Chipper more than my execution with it at this point. 

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Ping 410 Plus 12*
Ping 410 7 wood
XXIO 10 4 hybrid, XXIO 10 5 Hybrid
Tour Exotics 6 Hybrid
Taylormade P770 7-AW

Cleveland CBX2 54*, Cleveland Smartsole 58*

Cleveland Smartsole Chipper

Toulon Atlanta
"Let's take a drive, and run with the dogs tonight in Suburbia"

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I play at a 66........years of age that is. As that is a handicap. 😉 See signature for clubs. I recently bought a 46" Grafalloy Prolaunch Blue shaft for my driver so it plays at 46.5 inches. The additional length has helped me pick up some yardage. 

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My senior bag.......

Callaway Rogue 9.0* driver reg
Callaway Rogue 3 & 5 fw woods reg
Callaway Rogue X 4,5 hybrids reg
Cobra F9 SL  6-g irons
Ping Glide 52* & 58*
Ping CrazE putter
Datrex 15 way IDS cart bag - black

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Ping G400 Max at 10.5* reg flex Ping CB shaft  (230 yards)

Exotics 16.5* 4 wood Exotics reg flex shaft  (200 yards)

Ping G400 21.5* 7 wood (185 yards)

Ping K15 4 , 5 and 6 hybrids (these are the same lofts as my 5, 6 and 7 irons) (150 to 170 yards)

Mizuno JPX800 8, 9, PW, GW (105 to 140 yards)

Callaway MD4 52*, 56* (80 to 95 yards)

Taylormade 60*  (65 yards)

Ricky Johnson custom putter

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TSi2 Driver 9.0 Kuro Kage R flex

TSi 2 16.5 with GD IZ 5 

G410 7 FW Alta  CB R

G410  4 Hybrid Alta  CB

T200 5-7 AMT Black R 300

T100s 8-P AMT Black R 300

SM8 48*
SM7 54/58

PING Heppler Tomcat 35”

:smilie_titty: TS1 9.0  Fubuki 45G Shaft
:smilie_ping: G410 5 & 7 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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I am 67 years old and play graphite in all of my clubs except the putter and Vokey wedges. I have been fitted for everything except the putter.  

I would like to put a 60 degree back in the bag but will have to take something out which I can not decide what to remove.   

 

Driver .............. Ping G400 Max 9*

Woods ............ Ping G410 3 & 5

Hybrids .......... Ping G410 4H Titleist 818H1 5H

Irons ................ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W

Wedges .......... Titleist SM8 52.08F & SM8 56.10S

Putter .............. Rife 400 Mid Mallet

Driver _____ Ping G400 Max
Woods ____ Ping G410 3 & 5 
Hybrids ___ Ping  G410 4H & Titleist 818H1 5H
Irons ______ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
Wedges ___ Titleist Vokey SM8 52.08F & 56.08S
Putter _____ Rife 400 Mid Mallet
Ball _______ Snell MTB Black - Yellow / Srixon Q-Star Tour - Yellow
Bag _______ Datrek Lite Rider
Distance __ GPS:  Bushnell NEO Ghost,  Rangefinder:  Precision Pro NX7 Pro
GHIN ______ HCP floats between 10 and 12

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Since my dad isn’t on here but I built his back for him I’ll list his... he started golfing 3 years ago and is 63. Like me also a former pro athlete. He broke 80 for the first time this year from 6200y and did it 3 more times. He plays off 10. 
 

 

Driver: Epic Flash SZ 9* set to draw +1 - PX LZ 5.5

 

4w: Titleist 915F 16.5 set upright Aldila Rogue Black 70S 

 

7w: Titleist 917F2 21* set upright and .75 strong Diamana Blue 70S


Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 23* set to 24* and upright Diamana blue 70S

 

Irons: Srixon 545 5 and 6, 745 7-PW one degree upright with black Dynamic Gold 105 stiff soft stepped once and .5 long 

 

Wedges: SM6 50*F DG 105S ssx1 

SM7 56*S wedge flex, Taylormade HiToe 60* Atv KBS hi Rev 120

 

Putter: Odyssey H7

 

 

 

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Taylormade Sim 9* Ventus Velo Blue 7x 

Taylormade Sim Max 3W Ventus Velo Blue 7x

Taylormade Sim UDI 2i Hzrdus Handcrafted Black 105x

Callaway Tour Issue Apex 2019 Hybrid @ 19* Veylix Rome 988X

Miura Tour Issue MC-501 (Low Offset) DG Pro X100

Taylormade MG2 51* SB Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Taylormade MG2 TW 56* + 60* Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Byron Morgan DH89 34.75/70*/2*

Titleist Pro -V1x  or Bridgestone Tour BXS

Ping Hoofer

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50 minutes ago, TigerInTheWoods said:

Since my dad isn’t on here but I built his back for him I’ll list his... he started golfing 3 years ago and is 63. Like me also a former pro athlete. He broke 80 for the first time this year from 6200y and did it 3 more times. He plays off 10. 
 

 

Driver: Epic Flash SZ 9* set to draw +1 - PX LZ 5.5

 

4w: Titleist 915F 16.5 set upright Aldila Rogue Black 70S 

 

7w: Titleist 917F2 21* set upright and .75 strong Diamana Blue 70S


Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 23* set to 24* and upright Diamana blue 70S

 

Irons: Srixon 545 5 and 6, 745 7-PW one degree upright with black Dynamic Gold 105 stiff soft stepped once and .5 long 

 

Wedges: SM6 50*F DG 105S ssx1 

SM7 56*S wedge flex, Taylormade HiToe 60* Atv KBS hi Rev 120

 

Putter: Odyssey H7

 

 

 

Wow, breaking 80 after 3 yrs of playing golf, starting at 60. Now, that's impressive!

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Titlest Tsi2, 10*, GD AD DI 5
Callawy Epic 5W 

Callaway X-hot pro 3 h
TM P790 4-W, DG 105 R
Vokey SM7 48, 52, 56
Cameron Futura 5W


 
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Age 68. Index: 10? Don't have one these days.  82 +/- 2 is typical.  Play courses 6000-6200 yards.  Every now and then I sneak into the high 70's.  

 

That 4 iron below is about to take a vacation.  I love hitting it, but it's been cranky lately.  I have the matching 4 hybrid to the 3h but don't like a longer graphite shaft in a green-seeking club.  I am going to buy a steel shafted hybrid one of these days. Anyone have steel shafts in their hybrids?

 

PS: the P790 is a great set of irons.  

 

From my signature:

Ping GMax 400 10.5 TPT 17 LKP
Callawy Epic 5W 

Callaway X-hot pro 3 h
TM P790 4-W, DG 105 R
Vokey SM7 48, 52, 56
Cameron Futura 5W
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Titlest Tsi2, 10*, GD AD DI 5
Callawy Epic 5W 

Callaway X-hot pro 3 h
TM P790 4-W, DG 105 R
Vokey SM7 48, 52, 56
Cameron Futura 5W


 
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I’m 67 and play to a 5-6 hcp...below is my set up but the irons are probably going to change over the winter. I have a set of Mizuno 919 Hot Metal Pros 5-PW in the basement just waiting for their new shafts!! 

  • Driver - Ping G400 10.5 Alta 55 S
  • Woods - Callaway Epic 15* Hzurdus 6.0 /  Callaway Epic 18* (19*) Hzurdus 5.5
  • Hybrids - Titliest 818 H1 21* Tensei Red R / Titliest 818 H1 25*(24*) Tensei Red R
  • Irons - Mizuno 919 HM Pro 5-PW UST Recoil 780 F3
  • Wedges - Ping Glide 3.0 50* AWT /  Callaway PM Grind 54* KBS HiSpin 115
  • Putter - Odyssey O-Works 7 34.5” ... Golf Pride SNSR Contour Pro
  • Ball - Titliest ProV1x left dash
  • Grips -  Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R one wrap RH 
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I turned 70 recently. See WITB in sig line.

 

The ESX driver replaced a Calla XR 16 Pro; O'size 4H replaced Cobra FlyZ that was good, until it wasn't.

 

The Rogues resolve a feud between Tour Edge XRails (easy to hit but yardage low) and Calla Alpha 815s (15 yards longer but more mishits).

 

I have arthritic right hip that can tighten up on takeaway, especially if I play two days in row. Drives carry ~ 220 if I get good rotation.

 

I need to try some graphite shafts for irons. Current KBS Tour 90 about 95 grams; tried some 80 gr. Catalyst graphite in Mav Max irons, and picked up 8 MPH clubhead speed over current irons.

 

I also need to get a retro-fitting on my EXS driver to make sure I have the best tunings.

 

The club testing should come after a couple of months in the gym to shore up core strength and flexibility. Governor's gym closings, followed by my first gym's bankruptcy, kinda messed up my routines. Joined quality new gym a few weeks ago.

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What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

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

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

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

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

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

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At 200 yards in decent conditions, I will choose the 19 Hybrid. In indecent conditions, a 5 wd.

 

The key to a fairway wood is a low kick shaft if spin and/or speed is an issue.

 

WITB is below.

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Ping G400 Max 9/TPT Red 17 ● TEE EXS 220 3, 5 wd/GD AD F 55 and 65, TEE EXS 220 4HY/GD AD HY 65 ● Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW Accra ICWT95 ● Mizuno MP T20 50, 54, 58 Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge 115 ● Swag Savage Too

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Hi - 68 years young  8.8 hdcp , played 55years' was as low as 1.6 at 35 but now !!!

 

driver : epic flash 10.5 at 45.25 with GD IZ 4R1

3wood : epic flash. sz. 16.0  at 43.0 with GD FW. 55 R

hybrids: Titleist 915  19 with diamana 75 R

               Titeleist ts2  at 22 with tense  75 R

irons : mizuno hm pro 5- pw with Nippon 105 R. - just changed from t200 with Nippon 950 gh R

wedges: ping glide 3  50 and 56

putter : original Bettinardi bb1 at 34 : - soon to try my new pld tyne 4 mallet

ball : Bridgestone  b rx

 

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I am trying to find out what most of you are playing, as I  need help deciding what way to go next year. Last year was okay, but some high scores here and there. Shoot 39 on the front nine, then a week later at the same course and shoot 88 on 18?? I noticed Ping is a favorite among hybrids and drivers, and irons are all brands in between! I noticed some were hinging above the yardage listed??

 

Ping G Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5&7 wd

Cobra 4/5 hybrid

Ping G410 5 hybrid

PXG Gen2 6-aw

Cally MD5 54* F

Titleist SM7 58* D

Toulon Columbus

2020 Truvis

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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(currently in time out)
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"

 

3 wood is an ongoing project as I only have one hole on home course where I need a 3 wood off tee, a 198 yd par 3. I watch for a G400 to match the 5 wood, but to cheap to pay current ebay prices for a club I'd only use once a round. As I've moved to Cleveland irons, maybe a Launcher HB would work. I like the feel of a counter balance shaft in driver and 5 wood.

 

 

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Ping G400 Max 10.5°, Ping Alta CB R flex or Ping Distanza SR flex, std length
Ping G400 3W & 5W, 14.5° & 17.5°, Ping Alta CB, R flex std length

Cleveland Launcher HB 3 hybrid, 19°, Miyasaki C Kua, R flex, std length(currently in time out)
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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68 years young, 8 handicap

 

Titleist TS2 Regular Tensei

Tileist 917F2 3 wood 15*

Hybrids rotate between Ping Ansers and Titleist 818H2

Wilson V6 irons 3-GW or 5-GW

Bettinardi Queen B6

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Ping G410  10.5 Project X Evenflow 5.5
Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
Titleist 818H2 19*

Titleist 816H2 23*
Wilson V6's  4-GW
Ping Glide
58*ES

Bettinardi Queen B 6

 

 

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On 11/28/2020 at 11:34 AM, platgof said:

Sorry I am leaving out the 99.5% of playas here, but this one is just for the senior crowd that doesn't kill the ball. I am using the G400 Max driver, F9 fairway woods, RBZ 5-6 hybrids, G700 5-8 iron, F9 8-aw, MD5 54* wedge, and Toulon Columbus putter. I am back and forth on the G700 or F9, 8 iron. All are graphite shafts except the putter. I am planning on going all Ping in the future, but for now this bag works for me. Hardest clubs are the fairways and hybrids as I always struggle with them. Before playing the G700, the long irons were the toughest, no more. 

 

platgof - Thanks for taking up this topic again as I am in the process of revamping my own bag for 2021. I assume that your title is referring to those of us who's driver distance is around 200-210 yards, rather than asking what club we hit from that distance, correct?  I ended the 2020 season (November 14 in RI) with an index of 26.8 (anticap is 30.3 so I'm pretty consistent) down from around 32 when I took the game up again (after a 10-year layoff) in 2019 and hit my driver around 190-200. 

 

In September, I went through an irons/wedges fitting and was fit for Ping G710 (7-UW) with Recoil F3 Smacwrap shafts and a Glide 3.0 56* Eye-2 grind wedge (I have played the original Ping Eye-2 SW off and on for years). Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for delivery, so probably won't play with them until next year. 

 

New to the bag for the end of this season, however, are a Ping G400 10.5* driver (set at 11.5*), Cally Epic Flash Heavenwood (21*) and 9-wood (23*), and a Cleveland CBX2 60* wedge (also with a Recoil F3 shaft). I am "auditioning" hybrids and putters to fill out the bag. My goal is to build a set which will minimize my weaknesses. 

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I think you've summed things up quite nicely @Snowman9000.  Being able to reliably hit those 150-170 yard shots is going to make a huge difference in scoring because as all short knockers know; the second shot is everything and ours tend to be longer.🤷‍♂️

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I'm still trying to play 6500-6600 yrd tees at 65 yrs - leaving me 170-190 out on many 420-450 par 4's unless I bust a drive.

 

For the last 2 months, I've worked on a more efficient and faster swing.

 

Fwys are vital, though. I'd suggest a good 5 wood  (or 4, 5/7 wd combo) with a low kick shaft, which are tough to find. You see all of these mid kick mid spin fwy shafts - forget that for me. A few years ago I went with a Graphite Design Tour AD F Fairway and they work well if you need height - when I switch to new heads, the old shaft goes into that new head.

Father, Wannabe Golfer, Observer of Peeps


Ping G400 Max 9/TPT Red 17 ● TEE EXS 220 3, 5 wd/GD AD F 55 and 65, TEE EXS 220 4HY/GD AD HY 65 ● Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW Accra ICWT95 ● Mizuno MP T20 50, 54, 58 Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge 115 ● Swag Savage Too

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I have found that the G700 irons can hold their own with hybrids. I carry a 5 iron now, and it has been years since that happened. For the shorter irons I really like the F9 irons. That 9 iron is stupid easy to hit at the stick. I play the senior tees and rely more on the short irons. I do have some of those 135-150 yard shots, and sometimes more. I hit my 7 iron around 135, not long at all. This time of year I just chill, as nothing is going to travel far in this weather. 

 

Ping G Max 10.5

Cobra F9 5&7 wd

Cobra 4/5 hybrid

Ping G410 5 hybrid

PXG Gen2 6-aw

Cally MD5 54* F

Titleist SM7 58* D

Toulon Columbus

2020 Truvis

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