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A set bag of the same woods-hybrids-irons-wedges-putter-ball played for 2 years may provide benefits to the player, such as:

 

1) playing shots with the same club-ball model produces a history of shots which the player can reference for future shot making

2) by maintaining in his bag the same clubs-ball model the swing technique adjustments often needed for new clubs is eliminated

3) less money spent on new club (s)  could mean more money available for lessons, practice, golf course greens fees etc...

 

If you have played a set bag for two years or more and recognized some benefits from same, please reply to this thread.

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Ok,with Covid Delivery Delays,and crazy hi used prices its a valid point.I know i need fading 22 degree club..so bought G410 a week ago, 25 balls yesterday, lite fade std shot,happy. Next, 18/19 5 wood or 3 hyb also fade bias.

Bought 917d3 bargain price march.

Irons, no changes,but regrip for October NZ Summer. Wedges..sm7s are $150 used,115\120 us$ here so looking at 54/58 Cleveland Zipcore or Sub70 soon. Looking at all the above over next 60 days plus a more fluent swing with good body rotation...

 

Two years old is the newest clubs i buy usually,but will get new wedges now,thats my thoughts,ps just got new covers🙂 all from China...

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1 hour ago, PEI_Golfer said:

My general feeling is that further encouraging the OP rarely benefits anyone...

 

The OP might benefit a player looking to improve his or her scoring average.

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Only the clubs in MtlJeff's hall of fame have ever made it 3 full seasons in my bag.

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1) I don't know man, besides trying to work the ball up or down or a little bit either way (if I can), I don't know if I have enough shots that require me to reference them. If things go well, I'm not exactly trying to hit a 50 yard hook around a bunch of sequoias every couple rounds

2) Makes sense in theory, but changing clubs doesn't seem to take the same amount of time as a swing change. If you know your specs and weights and buy to that, I don't think you need much time to get acclimated to the clubs

3) To me, this would probably be the biggest benefit - I work in education and always have a few weeks off in the summer, so I do try to make a trip or two somewhere in that timeframe. However, for most people that would like to play more golf though, it seems like they're short on time more than short on money. You might save a bit over the year, but if you don't have the time to play more golf or practice more, it's not going to be much difference.

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Pretty much all of the above. Mine has been set for 2+ years and the level of comfort I have with each club is great. You also know the subtleties of each club better, and know when it really was the club and not your swing. A bad round is usually just that for me now, not a reason to tinker, lol!

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5 hours ago, Fairway14 said:

 

The OP might benefit a player looking to improve his or her scoring average.

 

That might be the intentions of the OP, but reality isn't usually a strong point.

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My bag is almost set now, but after searching for the irons, hybrids and fairway woods($$$$) that would help my game. I am now there except for the putter. I am actually going to break down and get a putter fitting, amazing. 

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I’m not a club hoe, so 2 years doesn’t seem like a long time to play a set. 


 I did change putters last year, and this year settled on the ball I like (TP5), bought 6 dozen, so I can easily see myself playing this setup for the next few years. I have disposable income, but when I make good swings with the clubs I have, I hit good shots.
 

Buying new clubs isn’t going to lower my scores, playing better will👍

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I agree that there’s something to the theory of playing with the same clubs for an extended period of time.


Unfortunately I’m now on my 5th full bag flip in the last 2yrs, so definitely not on track to be using any club that long. 🙃

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My newest club is from 2016, I like to focus on playing the game vs chasing equipment trends. I do have 2 clubs on order to replace clubs I bought in ~2009, both are to address an issue with the current club.

 

IMmost people would be better off playing with a consistent set of clubs than switching frequently. Hitting a moving target is hard.  🙂 

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My clubs almost always stay in the bag for 2+ years.  OPs points are pretty much how I talk myself out of buying gear (no hoing despite the urge from reading golfwrx!).  Yes, the current clubs are able to produce all the shots I need if I execute properly.  They're very familiar and there are no surprises.  So maybe this:

4)  Hoing resiliency plus street/course cred for using older beat up lead taped gear that makes it look like you know what you're doing (poser bag 😉).

 

That said, for me, a lack of improvement is because a lack of playing golf.  I'm not super sensitive or particular to equipment changes, so I could probably switch things more often and score the same with gear that's close enough to what I currently play.  Heck, shot one of my best rounds 1 under with a rented set one time that was completely different to my fitted clubs.

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22 hours ago, Fairway14 said:

A set bag of the same woods-hybrids-irons-wedges-putter-ball played for 2 years may provide benefits to the player, such as:

 

1) playing shots with the same club-ball model produces a history of shots which the player can reference for future shot making

2) by maintaining in his bag the same clubs-ball model the swing technique adjustments often needed for new clubs is eliminated

3) less money spent on new club (s)  could mean more money available for lessons, practice, golf course greens fees etc...

 

If you have played a set bag for two years or more and recognized some benefits from same, please reply to this thread.

True all of it. But I can’t do it cause I’m too dam stupid.

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23 hours ago, Fairway14 said:

A set bag of the same woods-hybrids-irons-wedges-putter-ball played for 2 years may provide benefits to the player, such as:

 

1) playing shots with the same club-ball model produces a history of shots which the player can reference for future shot making

2) by maintaining in his bag the same clubs-ball model the swing technique adjustments often needed for new clubs is eliminated

3) less money spent on new club (s)  could mean more money available for lessons, practice, golf course greens fees etc...

 

If you have played a set bag for two years or more and recognized some benefits from same, please reply to this thread.

I did it for the past 7-8 years until this winter.  I used to be constantly looking for the next piece of equipment that would solve all my issues and one day I was brouseing my handicap history and realized I had spent thousands of dollars over a 5 year period and my index was exactly the same.  From 2015 to this year all I did was change my primary chipping club.

 

This year I figured it had been long enough there might actually be an improvement.  I got fit for new irons and bought a new driver.  Both have improved my game and helped me feel better physically(graphite shafts and regular shafts).  CAn't figure out how to update my signature but I am now playing BB21 10.5 driver with the regular smoke shaft, Apex DCB 75 gr Dart reg shafts 2*up +1/2" and am contemplating a Epic max 3W demo.  

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1. Should have said you're more comfortable with the club, who's referencing shots from yesteryear's?

2. You shouldn't have to change your swing for a club to work but you should find a club that works with your swing.

3. Let people spend money how they please.

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3 minutes ago, MattM97 said:

 

 You shouldn't have to change your swing for a club to work but you should find a club that works with your swing.

 

 

Players tend to adapt to the club they are swinging rather than the other way around. 

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2 minutes ago, Fairway14 said:

 

Players tend to adapt to the club they are swinging rather than the other way around. 

 

Sure when you have a club not fitted to your swing, but get a club fitted to your swing and body and suddenly you're not changing things.

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25 minutes ago, MattM97 said:

 

Sure when you have a club not fitted to your swing, but get a club fitted to your swing and body and suddenly you're not changing things.

 

It seems that during a fitting what often happens is a player makes adjustments to the shaft he is swinging. For example, it is common for fitters to suggest lighter weight shafts and within a few swings the player learns that (to produce straight shots) he must use a relatively smooth-easy tempo.

So, for the fitting the player has adjusted his swing technique to get the best results. But on the golf course where a player goes from driver to 7-iron to wedge to putter to 5-iron to wedge to putter to 3-wood to 8-iron etc... it is usually much more challenging for a player to make the smooth tempo swings he did during the fitting (where he made 20 consecutive swings with a 6-iron).

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Cleveland HB Launcher 15* 3-wood

Srixon H65  19* 3 hybrid and 22* 4 hybrid

Mizuno MP63 5 thru 9-iron

Cleveland RTX 48-52-56-64 wedges

Scotty Cameron Classic III putter

 

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32 minutes ago, Fairway14 said:

 

It seems that during a fitting what often happens is a player makes adjustments to the shaft he is swinging. For example, it is common for fitters to suggest lighter weight shafts and within a few swings the player learns that (to produce straight shots) he must use a relatively smooth-easy tempo.

So, for the fitting the player has adjusted his swing technique to get the best results. But on the golf course where a player goes from driver to 7-iron to wedge to putter to 5-iron to wedge to putter to 3-wood to 8-iron etc... it is usually much more challenging for a player to make the smooth tempo swings he did during the fitting (where he made 20 consecutive swings with a 6-iron).

 

Lol I went from a 90g shaft to a 130g shaft and half inch longer during my fitting on my irons. Much heavier club overall but it's a club that feels much more connected in my hands. 

 

Your logic makes zero sense sometimes because you're in your own world. 

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6 hours ago, billybaroo said:

Hitting a moving target is hard.  🙂 

 

Also against the rules in golf, so what exactly are you doing hitting a moving target...

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On 7/24/2021 at 4:45 PM, A.Princey said:

 Mine has been set for 2+ years and the level of comfort I have with each club is great. You also know the subtleties of each club better, and know when it really was the club and not your swing. A bad round is usually just that for me now, not a reason to tinker, lol!

 

You make some good points here. Bur regarding club versus swing, I find that familiarity with a particular club includes having struck enough good shots to know that a poor shot is swing related. For example, my 3-wood has a relatively soft, high torque shaft which produces good shots from an easy tempo swing. On days when I mishit the 3-wood I know it's because my swing tempo has become too fast.

Cleveland TL310 10.5* driver

Cleveland HB Launcher 15* 3-wood

Srixon H65  19* 3 hybrid and 22* 4 hybrid

Mizuno MP63 5 thru 9-iron

Cleveland RTX 48-52-56-64 wedges

Scotty Cameron Classic III putter

 

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