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I know some of you have a steady stream of clubs coming and going as you're testing, swapping, trading, and generally building up an arsenal. But I'm asking what's the shortest time you kept an honest to goodness, you're going to put it in the bag and play it, club.

 

Happened to me recently. I tried out various 3 woods, found a great deal on the one that tested best for me, played with it one round, didn't like the way it gapped and would crowd out my money 5 wood... so I turned around and returned it. From box on my porch to back at the UPS shipping center - four days.

 

I actually really, really liked the club and the shaft was so smooth. But it was great in isolation. In combination with my driver and 5 wood on the course, it caused conflict.

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Driver: TM SIM Max 10.5° Ventus Red

Fairway: TM SIM2 Max 15° Ventus Blue

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Custom ordered a Cobra Speedzone driver. It arrives at my local Worldwide Golf and I pay and head to the range. Hit 5 balls and went right back to the store to get my in store credit. Knew on the first swing it was all wrong. For the record I’ve hit Cobra drivers almost exclusively for 10+ years. 

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Ordered a Sim2 9* head, the day it came in had a friend looking for one so sold it to him for what I paid for it 🤣

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I picked up a Callaway X Forged wedge sometime between 2007-2010, don't remember exactly, and it spent 2 range sessions and 2 rounds in my bag before I gave it away. Had good numbers in the sim, but absolutely didn't fit my eye for whatever reason and never felt comfortable with it.  Went from there to Nike wedges and never looked back. 

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I'm ashamed to say I purchased a Rogue 15o 3w back as a total impulse buy one afternoon thinking I'd go all Callaway in the woods. When the matching driver showed up broken, I decided to ditch the Callaway plan altogether. 

 

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SIM (10.5o) (Diamana Blueboard)
M6 (17o / 210) (Diamana Blueboard)

zX (4-5) (UST Recoil)
Z-Forged (6-P) (Nippon Modus3)
SM6 50-F / 56-F / 60-S
Odyssey 2-Ball

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Sim 1 8° Driver. One swing was all it took. Cracked in the weight track lol.

 

Exchanged under warranty for a Sim 2 8°. I almost didn’t even hit it after looking down at the profile. Took one swing and I texted my brother “Do you want a Sim2 driver?”

 

Hit two more times just to be sure, and put the headcover back on. Hasn’t come off since.

 

That being said, there is a minty Sim2 8° if someone wants it…

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Ping Bruzer PLD Putter. Was on eBay by the 10th hole. I am a bad putter in general and this made me a terrible one. 

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Custom set of Titleist 620MB's and Vokey 52 wedge, never hit them. Had my mind made up that I hated them for some reason. Eventually, I decided that I had to get off the iron merry-go-round. It was costing me money and not helping my game. So I went and bought a set of T100's. But, I had 3 iron sets between the 620MB's and the T100s.

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Like Edberg's forehand, my swing is held together with a paperclip and a rubber band.
 

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Does 1 hour count?

 

I bought a Cobra Rad Speed and I loved it. Then I bought another one, thinking I need a stiff shaft of the same shaft of my first one which was a regular shaft. I was dead wrong. I could not hit the damn thing and it felt like a totally different club! 

 

I posted it right away online after 1 hour of trying to make it work indoors. I sold it as well within 1 hour after posting it. LOL 

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I bought a putter online, hit a handful of putts and traded it for store credit the day it arrived... i guess i would say 2 days between shipping and rolling the putts

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 9º w/ Ventus Blue 7-TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: Callaway Super Hybrid 17º w/ Tensei Orange

3 Iron: Srixon U85 w/ UST Recoil 95

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Won a TM Big Foot wedge for closest to pin in a scramble. Was excited because I was in the market for a new wedge, it was very popular, and a good friend raved about his.

 

Before leaving course, went to practice area and spent 20 minutes hitting sand shots, pitches, and chips. Stopped on way home and traded it in at retail store for newer version of what I was playing.  Total ownership time less than 2 hrs.

TSi3 10

TS2 16.5 & 21

G425 22 & 26

ZX7 6i - PW

Vokey 54F-14, 58K-12

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3 hours ago, Zena said:

Sim 1 8° Driver. One swing was all it took. Cracked in the weight track lol.

 

Exchanged under warranty for a Sim 2 8°. I almost didn’t even hit it after looking down at the profile. Took one swing and I texted my brother “Do you want a Sim2 driver?”

 

Hit two more times just to be sure, and put the headcover back on. Hasn’t come off since.

 

That being said, there is a minty Sim2 8° if someone wants it…

Used mine on two holes and hated it..sold that night

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SIM2 Ti rocket 3w. Loved the 5w so figured I’d like it. Nope. In the bag and out in probably a week

Taylormade SIM2 Max (10.5* @8.5*) / Speeder evolution 661 X

Taylormade M6 3w (15*) / HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0

Taylormade SIM2ti 5w (19*) / HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.0 

PXG 0311 X Gen4 (20*) Tensei White 90x

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Taylormade Spider X white

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Had a tour issued SIM Max 5w all spec'd and customized only to take it out and be completely turned off by how it looked behind the ball. Nothing inherently wrong with the club or anything, just the paint lines trying to create the illusion of there being no roll on the face to make it look more like an iron just absolutely crossed my eyes. Had it in the bag for one round and then parted it out and sold it for a massive loss. 😅

Taylormade SIM 10.5* Kuro Kage 70XTS || Taylormade SIM 9* Ventus TR 7X 
Taylormade SIM V2 16.5* Kuro Kage Prototype 80TX || Taylormade M5 16.5* Diamana D+ LTD 80TX 
Taylormade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 90TX || Srixon ZX Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB9.8 Tour Spec-X
Callaway X-Forged UT 22* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone 
J40 DPC 4i-7i 24*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Taylormade Spider X Navy Slant

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OG Sim.  Lasted one range session and 27 holes…. Infuriated me watching the ball go right and didn’t want to waste the brain power screwing with 20 dollar weights for the next 2 months.   Don’t want my driver to dictate my ball flight.. rather let my swing/hands do that.

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Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

New Level 18* KBS Tour Prototype 95X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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A set of Mizuno MP60 irons. Bought them on a whim on Saturday. One range session and one round on Sunday taught me I could not hit those things. Returned them Sunday afternoon. 

Cobra King F9  Driver 10.5° Atmos Blue 6 stiff
17° Callaway X Hot 4 wood
20.5°& 23° Cleveland DST Launcher hybrids
Srixon ZX5 5 - PW Modus 105 Regular 

Cleveland CBX 2 50°/10°, RTX 2 54°/12, RTX 3 58°/9°
Ping Anser Sigma 2 putter

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one day range session and PXG 0311Tgen2 is gone, too rounded leading edge, no better feeling and result than first gen. test it outdoor with trackman, immediately ditch it and get back to p730.

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Callaway EpicSpeed💎💎💎 15* - TPT

Callaway ApexUW 17/21* - VentusTR Blue
Callaway XForgedUT 18* - SteelFiber H-Tour
Ping Blueprint 5-PW - SteelFiber H-Tour

Titleist SM9 50* - ModusWedge
Taylormade MG2 TWgrind 56* -ModusWedge
Taylormade MySpiderX - BGTcarbon

Titleist TourBag2022

Titleist ProV1

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Bought a Bobby Grace putter brand new on eBay for next to nothing, get it, unwrap it, hit 3 putts, take photos for sales post. 

 

It was just too soft, almost mushy, I need some feedback on a putter, it was nice and rolled well but no feel for me. Oh well hopefully the new owner liked it. 

Lefty

Driver: 8° Cobra LTDxLS | Mitsubishi C6 Onyx 60X

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

3H: 19° Ping G410 | Tensei CK Pro Orange 90TX

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

Wedges: 52° MD3 | 56° Glide 2.0 Stealth | 60° Glide 

Putter(s): TP Mills Trad II | Cody James Patriot | Lajosi Sensor | KB-9306 | and more. 

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WAY back in the day (literally before some of you were born)... Wilson released the "invex" driver in 1996. John Daly (Wilson staffer at the time) put it in the bag at one point.

 

It was given the nickname of the "clamshell" driver as the shape resembled a clam.  It was supposed to increase SS based on the aerodynamic shape (I doubt it, but that was the marketing).  It also had a much-hyped titanium hosel.

 

Bought it on a Friday evening.  1st swing with it was on the 1st tee on Saturday morning (no range at that course).  I think the shaft was too light (off the rack) and I caught it severely heel-side.  The driver snapped at the hosel, with the ball going into the pond about 50 yards in front of the tee.  The head spun like a frisbee, cleared the pond and landed in the fairway about 100yds away.

 

The roar of laughter from my friends (and others near the 1st tee) still echoes in my ears. LMAO.

 

I returned it to Edwin Watts after the round.  Elapsed time about 18 hours.  Didn't buy another one.

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Titleist TSi2 16.5*: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80 TX

Titleist 818H2 18*: HZRDUS Smoke Black 80X

Titleist TSi2 21*: Aldila Tour Blue 105 TX

Grindworks PR-202: Modus3 120X

Edel SMS 48*V / 54*D / 60*T:  Modus 125 Wedge / Modus 115 10th Anniversary

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22 hours ago, Vater said:

I know some of you have a steady stream of clubs coming and going as you're testing, swapping, trading, and generally building up an arsenal. But I'm asking what's the shortest time you kept an honest to goodness, you're going to put it in the bag and play it, club.

 

Happened to me recently. I tried out various 3 woods, found a great deal on the one that tested best for me, played with it one round, didn't like the way it gapped and would crowd out my money 5 wood... so I turned around and returned it. From box on my porch to back at the UPS shipping center - four days.

 

I actually really, really liked the club and the shaft was so smooth. But it was great in isolation. In combination with my driver and 5 wood on the course, it caused conflict.

 

10 days ago the 3 wood was kicking out the 5 wood.  I understand the honeymoon period, but do we need a new thread for every change in your bag?   

 

 

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