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Has anyone else fallen into the same mindset?  I personally am not looking forward to the new offerings from the companies because really... I like my bag.  I love my ugly sounding Papa Smurf Mizuno ST180, and all of my other clubs are PING so really what am I going to get, a few more yards?  I will be trying a 14* Adams Tight Lies 3 wood that i'm building, but that is really it.  I truly love the look of all of my clubs, my bag, my gloves... I may try the Vice ugly green balls, but that's about it.  


I've fallen into the old man bag where no matter how nice and shiny the new stuff is, I don't want to part with the old.

Driver:  Mizuno ST 180 11.5u* w Kuro Kage Silver TiNi DC 60g S Shaft
Irons/Wedges:   Ping Rapture 2 iron w Ping CFS Soft Stepped Stiff Shaft
                             Ping i25 4-UW w Ping AWT 2.0 X-Shafts, SW/LW Ping AWT 2.0 Wedge flex shafts                           
Grips:  Lamkin UTx Midsize Black
Putter:  Bastain Milled Fusion Golf Prototype 1 of 1
Putter Shaft/Grip:   Flow Neck - Custom DTG Smoke Shaft @ 33" w Lamkin Sink Skinny Blue

                                         Plumbers Neck - Custom PX 5.5 shaft @ 32.5"w Super Stroke Traxion GT 1.0

Ball:  Callaway Diablo Tour 3-Piece

Bag: 2020 Ping Hoofer Lite

Glove: MG DynaGrip Elite

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No..not really.  I am looking forward to Golf Town's annual grip sale since I'm Canadian. 😉

Heresy!   Personally I'm pretty certain I'll be upgrading to the new Cobra driver. Just because.

I'm the opposite, I'm really looking forward to hitting the new 921s, the new Apex as well as the G425, which if nothing else is a great visual upgrade IMO. But then if funds were unlimited I'd probab



Personally I'm pretty certain I'll be upgrading to the new Cobra driver. Just because.

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Cobra SZ 9* : Ventus Blue 6-S

Cobra F9 Tour 4W : Tour AD TP 8-S

Cobra ForgedTec 3-iron : Nippon Modus3 105-S

Srixon Z785 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S

Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon 115-S Wedge

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

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I'm with you. Only thing that really excites me are some of the newer shafts that have come out or gained popularity. Currently have a Ventus Black, RDX Blue and Tour AD HD en route to compete with my gamer in a Tsi3 head. I'm a Titleist junkie so we're kind of in between cycles. No new Vokeys until Spring 2022, new wood line just came out and I don't think TSi hybrids will come out until the newest irons are released, which is a shame. 


New Ping G425 looks intriguing though. Hard to look at but reviews are great.

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No..not really.  I am looking forward to Golf Town's annual grip sale since I'm Canadian. 😉

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10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter


"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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No..not really.  I am looking forward to Golf Town's annual grip sale since I'm Canadian. 😉


I raid and hoard putter grips when this goes on. Just hope they have some decent selection this year, kinda want something else other than SuperStroke grips. 

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Driver: 9° Ping G410 Plus - Tour 65S

3W: 13.5° Ping G410 LST - Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75X

3H: 19° Ping - Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

Irons: 4i - 7i Srixon 585 / 8i - PW Srixon 785 - AMT Tour White S300

Wedges: 51° MD3 - 56° Glide 2 - 60° PM2

Putter(s): TP Mills Handmade - SIK Pro Tour Proto - MannKrafted MA/66 LN - and more. 

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I'll definitely buy some of the new Ping stuff. I have no need for it, my driver is great and my G410's are also great


But i'll probably get the G425 irons or G425 Max driver. I'm worried if i don't buy anything Ping may stop taking my money in the future

Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
Ping G410 LST 13 w/Ping Tour 75
Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Prototype 85
Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
Titleist Vokey SM8 60 M grind

SGC #002 flow neck 385g

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a lot of "Is it better?" and a lot of "Well that's hard to say or subjective" which means there is no unicorns or magic dust out in 2021. 

Srixon Tour Issue Z785 (FL) 9*- Speeder TR 661 X 

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* - AD DI 7X 

Cobra Speedzone 3H* - KBS Hybrid Proto 95X

Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-PW KBS C Taper 130X 

Cleveland RTX4 - 52*56*60* - Tour Issue S400 

Scotty Special Select NP2 or Ping Anser Milled 2 

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I always enjoy hitting the new stuff but i don’t see enough difference to justify a new driver for $500. I finally pulled the trigger on new irons this year because I wanted something with more distance and forgiveness, but I doubt I’ll see any big improvements in woods or wedges this year. I’d rather spend that towards green fees or a buddy’s trip over summer. 


Callaway Epic Flash TD - Graphite Design VR

Callaway Epic SZ 15* 

Callaway Apex 20*

Mizuno JPX 921F 4-PW

Cleveland Zipcore 54* & 58*

Spider X

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I'm pretty set on my bag for the next 9 or 10 years. All I am waiting for is the price of the Big Bertha B21 driver to come down and I am all set.

Cally B21 5 Wood

Cally B21 4 Hybrid

Cally B21 5 Hybrid

Cally Big Bertha B21 irons

Cally Mack Daddy CB 46 degree wedge

Cally Mack Daddy CB 54 degree wedge

Cleveland Frontline 4.0 putter


Ball Cally Superhot Bold yellow

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Not changing a thing this year!  Finally got a set of wood I can hit well and love and the Mizzy irons are flat out awesome.  Putter has been in the bag 12 years and that's not going anywhere either.

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Callaway Epic Flash 10.5*

Callaway Epic Flash 3W, 3/4 hybrids

Mizuno MP20 MMC, 4-PW

Mizuno T20 52*/58* wedges

Ping Karsten 1959 Craz-E

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None of it excites me for the first time in a while. I’ve hit the epic speed.  Like the mavrik I have better.    The sim 2 is Meh at best.  Probbaly say I prefer the sim I hit all last year.    G425 looks good. But doesn’t wow at forest glance over the 410.  Maybe if it sounded better ?  Don’t know yet.  I hit the titleist drivers and while nice , wasn’t wowed.    A Goldilocks ball is about all that could wow me.  

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Mavrik 10.5 * KBS TD Category 5 

Mavrik subzero 16.5 * Rogue 130 70x 

Mavrik subzero 18* Accra TZ6 85-m5

Titleist T100 4-pw modus 130x 

Vokey sm7 raw 50*54*58 v grind Amt s400

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

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I felt the same way, but there are now two releases I am very excited about:


1) Ping G425 LST 3 Wood: Looks amazing without turbulators. Will probably get one.

2) Apex TBC: These have hit me hard. Haven't wanted a set of irons this badly in a long time. Will for sure get a set.

Callaway Mavrik SZ Triple Diamond 9° 
Taylormade M2 DF 16.5° 
Titleist U510 2
Titleist 680MB 3-PW
Wedges - Cleveland 588 Raw 52. Vokey 58T
Odyssey Milled Collection 6M

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Really not that excited as it seems the year of cosmetic updates for brands that interest me. 

PING definitely has the best looking line they have ever done. Puts it on the radar and the Tensei AV Raw Orange is a nice NC option 


SIM 2 seems more cosmetic updates and incremental design updates, not enough to make me move from SIM OG


Cobra RAD seems like incremental update performance wise with mainly a cosmetic update, the stock latest Fuji Motore offering is nice


Really haven’t paid much attention to irons since I got my Mizzy 921Forged end of 2020 

TM Tour Issue SIM/ Mitsu Tensei AV Raw Blue 65S/ GP TW WHT

PXG 17/22 0317X G2/ Mitsu MMT 80S/ GP TW WHT

MIZUNO JPX921 Forged 4-PW/ PXLZ Blackout 5.5/ PURE Wrap WHT

MIZUNO T20 Satin 50/07/ PXLZ Blackout 5.5/ PURE Wrap WHT 

MIZUNO T20 Raw 56/06/ PXLZ Blackout 5.5/ PURE Wrap WHT

MACHINE 1018 M2A RAW CS/ PL shaft/ SS Flatso CC 2.0 BLK



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