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Dug my old clubs out of the garage last week.  I haven't touched these in 8 years, but have been bit by the golf bug again.  I bought most of these without a lot of thought.  Being a young lefty with no big shops around, in-store options were very limited and I wasn't patient enough to order anything.

 

Callaway Hyper X 11* Reg - Coolest looking left handed driver in Dicks 15 or so years ago, I struggle mightily with it.

 

Nike SQ Machspeed 4H Reg - Bought this the same way I bought the driver, but with much better results.  Ended up using this off the tee often since it's my longest club. 

 

Wilson Staff Di9 5-G Uni - Solid clubs, though I don't care for the look in general or at address. 

 

Adams Tom Watson 56 W - Does what it's supposed to do. 

 

"Club classic" putter - I'm not sure where this even came from, but I have a Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham en route to replace it.  Tried a few mallets and liked the feel and longer alignment guides, and the Buckingham got good review at a good price so we'll see how that goes.

 

Before hanging them up, I was shooting 105-110 with myriad bad swing habits...I'm hoping muscle memory has reset over the years.  Rain has had all the ranges shut down, so I haven't had a chance to see what shape my swing is in. 

 

If I stick with it through the season, I plan to treat my mid-life crisis to a new set.  If I can't figure out this driver, I may look at filling out the top end sooner than that.  Maybe a 3W and 7W and just forget about any drive for now.

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Welcome back to the fray, @CatDad. Those are still plenty good enough to get you on the course again.

Bag on a budget (current setup=about $550 total):

 

Driver: TaylorMade R9 460 10.5 (purchased used)

3W: Adams Speedline F11 (purchased used)

3UI: Adams Pro DHy

4UI: Turner 239

Irons: (5-PW): Dynacraft Prophet Muscle Blades

Wedges: (52, 56, 60): Ram Pro Spin

Putter: old Nitro putter with a DIY Blackburn Rovers paintjob

In the bullpen:  3H: System Golf Icon Plus (purchased used)

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I had several of the Nike Sq Machspeed clubs.  The four wood remains one of my favourite clubs ever.  Unfortunately, I sold it when I upgraded to RBZ woods in about 2013.

 

Good luck out on the course!

Ping G430 Max 10.5 - Accra FX 3.0 100 Series 40g M3
Ping G430 Max 3-wood
Ping G430 4-hybrid
Ping i530 5-PW + UW
Ping s159 52 S/12, 56 S/12 + 60 H/8
Ping 2023 Anser
Ping Hoofer
Srixon Z-star

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