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Came up with the idea of an off season project to put together a bag of gear that is at least 10 years old. Kinda getting sick of the ads every year saying its the greatest thing ever and you should drop another $500 on this driver, $1000 on these irons and another $300 on such and such a putter. I understand the ho'ing that some go for, as I've done it and moved on to saving my money for better golf trips rather then making others profits.

 

Talking clubs only, what would you game that was released in 2002/03? Do you honestly think you would play worse with a bag of 10 year old clubs vs. what you currently game. My bag if I can get it put together would look like: All price's taken from current eBay auctions as an avg. Could possibly get better in the BST.

 

Driver - Titleist 983K - $25-$40+

Fairway Woods - Titlist 980F, strong 3 and 5 wood - $10-$40+ ea

Hybrids - TM rescue Mid TP - $1-$40+

Irons - Mizzy MP-30 - $150-$225+

Wedges - TM RAC FE203's or some old Vokey O/C's - $25-$40+ ea

Putter - Odyssey 2-Ball Blade - $60

 

Total bag price - just over $500

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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[quote name='setter02' timestamp='1357417415' post='6173931']
Came up with the idea of an off season project to put together a bag of gear that is at least 10 years old. Kinda getting sick of the ads every year saying its the greatest thing ever and you should drop another $500 on this driver, $1000 on these irons and another $300 on such and such a putter. I understand the ho'ing that some go for, as I've done it and moved on to saving my money for better golf trips rather then making others profits.

Talking clubs only, what would you game that was released in 2002/03? Do you honestly think you would play worse with a bag of 10 year old clubs vs. what you currently game. My bag if I can get it put together would look like: All price's taken from current eBay auctions as an avg. Could possibly get better in the BST.

Driver - Titleist 983K - $25-$40+
Fairway Woods - Titlist 980F, strong 3 and 5 wood - $10-$40+ ea
Hybrids - TM rescue Mid TP - $1-$40+
Irons - Mizzy MP-30 - $150-$225+
Wedges - TM RAC FE203's or some old Vokey O/C's - $25-$40+ ea
Putter - Odyssey 2-Ball Blade - $60

Total bag price - just over $500
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I like your choices there, but I would put in either a set of Titleist 690mbs / Hogan Apex Plus / or Tommy Armour 845 Silverback MBs in there. Along with some Cleveland 588 wedges and a Ping Anser 2 putter.

I actually dont think it would make much difference in my game.

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[quote name='setter02' timestamp='1357417415' post='6173931']
Came up with the idea of an off season project to put together a bag of gear that is at least 10 years old. Kinda getting sick of the ads every year saying its the greatest thing ever and you should drop another $500 on this driver, $1000 on these irons and another $300 on such and such a putter. I understand the ho'ing that some go for, as I've done it and moved on to saving my money for better golf trips rather then making others profits.

Talking clubs only, what would you game that was released in 2002/03? Do you honestly think you would play worse with a bag of 10 year old clubs vs. what you currently game. My bag if I can get it put together would look like: All price's taken from current eBay auctions as an avg. Could possibly get better in the BST.

Driver - Titleist 983K - $25-$40+
Fairway Woods - Titlist 980F, strong 3 and 5 wood - $10-$40+ ea
Hybrids - TM rescue Mid TP - $1-$40+
Irons - Mizzy MP-30 - $150-$225+
Wedges - TM RAC FE203's or some old Vokey O/C's - $25-$40+ ea
Putter - Odyssey 2-Ball Blade - $60

Total bag price - just over $500
[/quote]

I like your choices there, but I would put in either a set of Titleist 690mbs / Hogan Apex Plus / or Tommy Armour 845 Silverback MBs in there. Along with some Cleveland 588 wedges and a Ping Anser 2 putter.
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There is a good amount to choose from for those 2 years, but again, do you think you would play/score worse with this gear vs. current gamers.

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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Putter- scotty studio 2.5 (2002)
Wedges- Vokey 300 series 56 & 60 (2002)
Irons- Titleist 681 Forged Blade PW-5 (2001)
- Titleist DCI981 SL 4-2 (2000)
Fairway Woods- Callaway Big Bertha 3 (2000's)
Driver- Titleist Pro Titanium 983E (2003)

[size=4][font=georgia,serif][b]Taylormade[/b] R1 w/ Aldila Voodoo 10*
[b]Cleveland[/b] Classic 15.5* w/ Matrix Ozik
[b]Adams [/b]DHY 20* with Aerotech Steelfiber
[b]Ping [/b]S57's w/ S300 4-W [/font][/size]
[b][font=georgia, serif]Cleveland[/font][/b][color=#010101][font=georgia, serif] 588's 52, 56, 60[/font][/color]
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Love it, almost 100 views and get only a couple responses. Ask a stupid question that has been asked many times and you get flooded. Ask an "un" WRX question and they close in disgust!!! "Pfft, play with 10 year old equipment"...

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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I don't think that set would make any difference to my score, other than maybe the driver and the hybrids. You can much more forgiving 5 year old driver for close to same price, no reason to use anything that old anymore , unless its for nostalgia . As for the hybrids, i always hated the TM hybrids but thats just personal preference I'd buy Nickents.

Cobra LTD/ Atmos Black
Callaway X2hot 4w/ Kuro KageTiNi

Adams Proi hybrid 20 and 23
TM SLDR/ Recoil 110 4-pw/Nike 54, 58,
White Ice Mini T putter

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[quote name='Sea-Hawks' timestamp='1357417807' post='6173963']
[quote name='setter02' timestamp='1357417415' post='6173931']
Came up with the idea of an off season project to put together a bag of gear that is at least 10 years old. Kinda getting sick of the ads every year saying its the greatest thing ever and you should drop another $500 on this driver, $1000 on these irons and another $300 on such and such a putter. I understand the ho'ing that some go for, as I've done it and moved on to saving my money for better golf trips rather then making others profits.

Talking clubs only, what would you game that was released in 2002/03? Do you honestly think you would play worse with a bag of 10 year old clubs vs. what you currently game. My bag if I can get it put together would look like: All price's taken from current eBay auctions as an avg. Could possibly get better in the BST.

Driver - Titleist 983K - $25-$40+
Fairway Woods - Titlist 980F, strong 3 and 5 wood - $10-$40+ ea
Hybrids - TM rescue Mid TP - $1-$40+
Irons - Mizzy MP-30 - $150-$225+
Wedges - TM RAC FE203's or some old Vokey O/C's - $25-$40+ ea
Putter - Odyssey 2-Ball Blade - $60

Total bag price - just over $500
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I like your choices there, but I would put in either a set of Titleist 690mbs / Hogan Apex Plus / or Tommy Armour 845 Silverback MBs in there. Along with some Cleveland 588 wedges and a Ping Anser 2 putter.

I actually dont think it would make much difference in my game.
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Agreed on the 690.mb's...

Was lucky enough to find a second set, nib- great irons if you can find them...

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I have a Ping tribute bag, actually a bit older than the target in this thread.

Driver: Zing 2, Karsten 201 graphite shaft
3w: Zing 2, JZ steel shaft
2i, 3i: Eye 2, ZZ Lite shafts
4i - SW: ISI copper, Z-Z65 shafts
Cushin 3 MgBr putter

Wish I had a picture handy.

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 8 deg
TEE E8 Beta 16.5 deg
Callaway Big Bertha V Series Heavenwood
TEE CB Pro 3h 21 deg
Titleist 735.CM 4-PW, S300
Titleist Vokey 54.14, 58.08
Dave Curry Big Oak custom center shaft
Custom Eliott carry bag, waxed canvas and leather

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[quote name='setter02' timestamp='1357420361' post='6174151']
Love it, almost 100 views and get only a couple responses. Ask a stupid question that has been asked many times and you get flooded. Ask an "un" WRX question and they close in disgust!!! "Pfft, play with 10 year old equipment"...
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This "build an old bag" "build a cheap bag" has been done quite a few times in the last few months

Cobra Bio Cell 11*
F6 Baffler 17.5
Hibore Hybrid 22*
850 Forged 5-GW
MP-T10 54, EYE 2 61
Odyssey 7

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Are you going for the nostalgic throwback bag of 10 year old clubs, or the "people will want to hide under their head covers when they see me coming because I must be a real player" bag of 10 year old clubs? If you're going for the latter, then I would say definitely go for some Titleist 681s or Mizzy MP-33/14s and a beat-up, old Ping Anser putter. Either way, you gotta have some 588 RTGs in there!

Cleveland Classic 290 9* Tour AD-DI 6s
Tour Edge Exotics CB2 15* Tour AD-DI 7s
Adams Idea Pro 18* Aerotech Steelfiber
Mizuno MP-33 3-PW TTDG S300
Cleveland 588 Forged 56*, 64*
Never Compromise Sub 30 Type 40

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I would start with this big stick & I'm still looking for one to add to my collection, TaylorMade 300 series Tour holy grail... Anyone know where I can get one or has one let me know!

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[quote name='Hattori Hanzo' timestamp='1357422917' post='6174315']
Are you going for the nostalgic throwback bag of 10 year old clubs, or the "people will want to hide under their head covers when they see me coming because I must be a real player" bag of 10 year old clubs? If you're going for the latter, then I would say definitely go for some Titleist 681s or Mizzy MP-33/14s and a beat-up, old Ping Anser putter. Either way, you gotta have some 588 RTGs in there!
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Not looking for anyone to fear anything, you still have to play what you have in the bag and put your score down on the card each day. More looking for personal preference, and if you could actually play/score worse then you currently do given that these are supposedly inferior clubs by today's OEM marketing standards. I work at a private club, so find it interesting to hear people rational for why they use their gear vs. what they had previously. Usually its just a keeping up with the Jones' approach rather then a good reason for upgrading.

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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[quote name='HoMStYLz' timestamp='1357423290' post='6174349']
I would start with this big stick & I'm still looking for one to add to my collection, TaylorMade 300 series Tour holy grail... Anyone know where I can get one or has one let me know!
[/quote]

I was thinking I bought that brand new 2003 first run from BSG or that would have been mine too.

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X-Forged UT (#3- 21)- DG X700
716MB (5-PW)- DG S400
Vokey (TVD SM7 RAW 52 & SM6 RAW 58)- DG S400
Cameron Napa California @ 34"[/b]

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No, I don't think my scores would change, because my bag would basically be exactly the same (give or take a year) as it is now, minus the driver.
TM 200 Tour 13* ShaqX
TM V-Steel Tour 18* ShaqX
Titleist 660 3-P X100
Titleist Vokey 254 & 260
Ping Anser 2 Pat Pend

Current driver - 910D3 w/Grafalloy Pro-Lite 35X
Back then driver - TM R510 DF Proto 7.5 ShaqX

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I like the thread! This was exactly my approach when I returned to the game after some time off. I just bought the irons I wanted back then and reshafted / regripped.

To play along, though, Hogan Apex (pick the series you like most) or Cleveland TA3 irons and same brand wedges. Titleist 975 series of titanium driver / woods or Callaway Steelhead or Great Big Bertha will also get the job done. A modest Ping Anser series putter is still capable of finding the hole. I would, though, get a new modern bag.

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This is the era of my favorite clubs, for sure.

983K
V-Steel 15* and 18*
Either Titleist 690MB/CB combo or Apex Edge Pro irons
Vokey 254 and 260
Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless 2.5
First Gen ProV1X

Titleist TSi3 10* (at 9.25*) w/ Tour AD DI 6X (or Aldila X-Torsion Copper 60TX or Tensei AV Raw Blue 65TX)
Titleist TS2 15* w/ Tour AD MJ 8X
Titleist 915H 18* w/ Diamana S+ 90X
Titleist 716CB 3-P w/ DG AMT TI X100 SS'd
Vokey SM6 53.09*, 59.07* w/ DG TI S400
PING Anser Milled 0 35"

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No question asked, the BEST driver you can bag from that time frame is the SMT DB455, it set the world long drive record at the time and was one of the first to push out to the "giant" size of 455cc, it's uber forgiving and as long as it gets, I still bagged one last year for 98% of my rounds, its still in production, that tells you it was something special right there.

I'd think Apex edge irons

V-steel 3/5 wood

588 wedges

Ping putter of choice.

Your bag would be every bit as forgiving as today's equipment, just as long (save for iron loft) and scoring would be no different.

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[quote name='setter02' timestamp='1357417415' post='6173931']

Driver - Titleist 983K - $25-$40+
Fairway Woods - Titlist 980F, strong 3 and 5 wood - $10-$40+ ea
Hybrids - TM rescue Mid TP - $1-$40+
Irons - Mizzy MP-30 - $150-$225+
Wedges - TM RAC FE203's or some old Vokey O/C's - $25-$40+ ea
Putter - Odyssey 2-Ball Blade - $60

Total bag price - just over $500
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This

Titleist TSi2 9.0 Fujikura Ventus Black 6X 

Titleist TSi3 13.5 Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 70 6.5

Titleist U505 2 Project X HZRDUS RDX Black 80 6.5

Titleist T100s 4-PW Project X LZ 6.0

Titleist Vokey SM8 50.12F True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist Vokey SM8 56.14F True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Titleist Vokey SM8 60.10S True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2  

 

 

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Interesting thread. I don't have a problem with a 10 year old bag and since I play with a lot of 10 year old clubs today I don't think I would play any worse. I am thinking better since drivers were shorter then and as a result would have more control.

My bag would be:

Driver: Cleveland Launcher driver
Fairway woods: Sonartec SS-02
Irons: Cleveland TA-7 Tours
Wedges: Vokeys or Cleveland 588s
Putter: Not sure about the putter, but there were lots of great ones.

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Reflecting back on my own bag 10 years ago...

I was playing a TM R580 driver and loved it.
I bought a set of Cobra SSi oversized irons - first ever fitted for.
I had a full set of the original Cleveland wedges.
And I putted with an original VooDoo.

An even more interesting question is whatever happened to those clubs you had 10 years ago?

I sold my driver to a buddy for $100 when it was two years old. I had kept it pristine; always babied it by covering it between shots and keeping it clean. Let's just say he didn't and that last time I played with him, about a year ago, he still had it. But it was beat all to hades. I hate seeing people abuse good stuff like that.

The irons were sold to another buddy about 2 years ago now. Again I managed to get $100 for them. He still has them and still plays them. When I played with him about 4 months ago I took a swing with the old 6 iron and it still felt friendly and famliar.

The wedges were replaced last year with a full set of new Clevelands and I sold the old ones on eBay. Managed to get $140 for the set of three.

And the VooDoo (original Never Compromise) is still in my golf closet. I still, on occasion, pull it out of retirement and game it. But I love my Backstryke too much to replace it anytime soon so usually the VooDoo is just visiting and is not in the bag to stay. Someone offered me $50 for it last year but because it was an anniversary present back in 2003 there is no way I am going to part with it.

Callaway Epic with Fujikura 62s in 45.25 set at 12.5*
Taylormade Rbz FW (17*)
Callaway X-Hot Pro 20* Hybrid
Callaway Steelhead 4-PW w/KBS 90s
Titleist Vokey 50*
Titleist Vokey SM-6 56*
Titleist Vokey SM-6 60-08 M
Tad Moore TM-1 35"
Callaway Chrome Soft

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Here's my current bag. I think it stacks up to the 10 year old challenge with the exception of the driver which was swapped a couple of month ago for a 975J that I had in the bag for about 8 years. I have the i3 irons in both Blade and O-size styles.

My set of Maxfli Revolutions are another great iron set from 10-15 years ago.

 

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