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What GolfWRXers are saying about the clubs they regret selling

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the clubs they should never have let go. WRXer ‘Whit1969’ kicked off the thread with his JPX 900 Forged irons which he has been trying to replace ever since, and fellow members have been getting involved with their remorseful stories.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Kentendo: “I too know what it is like to be a stupid. I sold a mint Cameron Catalina and Studio Design 5 about 8 years ago. My logic was ‘I’ll never use them so I might as well get some cash’. I can’t touch one for anywhere close to what I sold them for or in that condition. Hopefully some come your way for not too much more money, but you and I both know you will just have to cough it up to replace them.”
  • America: “Shot the four best rounds of my life with a set of Ping i25’s. Went to a Titleist fitting event and dude sold me on a set of AP2s. Haven’t broken 72 since. High numbers went higher. Been looking ever since. They just had the magic.”
  • getitdaily: “I once gave away a hybrid that I really liked because I figured I was going to get a smaller “player’s” hybrid and work balls into pins from 225….you know because I’m a tour player and all. After about 4 hybrid heads over a year, I started to loathe that I gave the hybrid away. It was an original rbz tour 3. I figured I was never going to find a hybrid like it again. Well, a few weeks of searching eBay and one popped up…barely a ball mark on the face, for….$40. I snatched it up, and it’s been in the bag for over a year. Keep your head up; you’ll find a good set. You may just have to piece together heads and shafts…and sign for the right score.”
  • Stinger83: “I still look on eBay for a cheap used set of Fourteen TB/FH 1000’s cuz I sold mine and immediately regretted it.”
  • naj595: “My only regret was selling the set of Srixon 765s I bought a few years ago for a great price. I rationalized that the Modus 130s were just too heavy for me and flipped them for a good profit. Kicking myself to this day. Still can’t find a set for the price I paid. I’ll never forget the feeling of that pured 4 iron I hit off of the ninth tee and have yet to find a club that replicates that feel. I’m sure I’ll end up with a backup set of 785s at some point.”

Entire Thread: “Clubs you regret selling?”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Yair

    Aug 5, 2020 at 9:34 am

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  2. Al

    May 15, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Once had a full 1 iron to Sw of mizuno tn87 but marked ‘tour prototype’ found on eBay with full cord grip in a copper type satin sheen… unbelievable clubs & not a mark on them. Sooo stupid to sell them on. Even tried to get the guy to sell them back to me a coupLe of years later but he said no way!!

  3. steve

    May 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

    In my experience, when selling clubs I tend to only get pennies on the dollar. I’ve come to believe that only if the clubs are a complete disaster for my game, well I sell them. Otherwise I I will keep them in the closet for a rainy day or for friends who may want to borrow them. No more regrets!

  4. Vas

    May 1, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Back in the days before you could easily make up for your mistakes, I sold my 1025M MacGregor irons because my dad convinced me they were too unforgiving. I had several rounds in the 60s with them, switched to cavity backs, and just couldn’t get right for the next two years. Live and learn.

    • Larry

      May 2, 2020 at 1:51 am

      The 1025M is rated as a game improvement iron by Ralph Maltby, in spite of the fact that it’s a blade.

      • Matt

        May 4, 2020 at 2:25 pm

        Pouring salt in this man’s wounds lol

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WRX Insider: Top 5 equipment stories at the PGA Championship

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This week at Harding Park had a few key stories to track from a WITB standpoint. Some were huge, some were subtle. All are interesting.

Here are the top five equipment stories from the PGA Championship.

#5. Fleetwood goes to Ventus

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 07: Tommy Fleetwood of England plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 07, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tommy Fleetwood has one of the most eclectic bags on Tour. The Englishman is the epitome of finding the right 14 sticks no matter what. This week at Harding Park, he made what I would call a pretty substantial change to his driver set up. Being a player that has trusted the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 TX for a while now, Tommy not only switched shafts but switched companies going into the ever-popular Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X.

According to my source, Tommy was fighting a left miss with the normal setup and was searching for a way to stabilize the head a bit. The Ventus not only helped that but also kicked up the ball speed a touch. Obviously it helped, at the time this article was written he was two back of the leaders having put on a ballstriking display with a Friday 64.

#4. Fleetwood swaps in TM Proto 4 and 5-irons

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 07: Tommy Fleetwood of England plays a shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 07, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tommy also swapped out his Srixon Z765 4 and 5-irons for two TaylorMade prototypes. The switch was in an effort to bridge the gap between his 5-wood and 4-iron. In past weeks, he had tested a TaylorMade SIM Max 4 Rescue. The switch required him to strengthen his 5-iron to gap properly, but ultimately that recipe wasn’t the right fit.

#3. Koepka goes back to his M5

If anything has been holding Brooks Koepka back this year, it has been his driver. Notoriously an intimidating player off the tee (especially on tough golf courses), Koepka had been struggling in 2020.

He started the season with SIM Max and quickly swapped that for the Callaway Mavrik he used up until early this week. According to my source, BK liked the ball speed and feel from the Callaway but felt going back to the M5 he used in 2019 put him back in a comfortable pocket, and as you can see, he is right at the top of the leaderboard again.

Another interesting nugget is the M5 switch required no tweaks, straight into the bag. When no wrenching is needed, you know that club is dialed.

Koepka has also gone back to his trusty Nike Vapor Pro 3-iron. Previously, BK had the TaylorMade P790 UDI in play, but this return comes as no surprise—that particular club draws strong affections from certain players, namely Koepka and Tony Finau.

#2. DJ lands on a 7-wood

Height, spin, and gapping have become a huge theme in the past weeks—especially in that no man’s land between 3-wood and 5-iron. Dustin Johnson is a player who is not afraid to experiment, and he has checked off every possible box.

At any given point this year he has had a 3-iron, 4-hybrid, utility, and now a 7-wood. Although these changes will be course-specific, the trend I’m seeing is players are looking for spin and versatility wherever they can find it. Most clubs in that range tend to be low spin, so if there is a way to find 400-500 RPMs flying out of the same window, its a bonus.

#1. Tiger ditches the “Elder Wand” (it won’t last)

At this point, I think the story even made it to CNN. When Tiger switches anything its world news, especially his trusty Scotty Cameron. In this case, he moved into a Scotty Cameron “Timeless Prototype,” which is a lead into the 2020 Studio Select collection at retail.

Two things going on here

  1. Ability to manipulate head weight to match up with green speed. Tiger’s gamer is, by today’s standards light at 327 grams. This experiment allows him to add subtract weight out of the head via weight ports in the sole.
  2. Added length to take the pressure off his back. Not the first time a player has done this. Freddy Couples, Rocco Mediate, and many others have gone to longer putters to encourage more upright posture.

At posting time, Tiger putted it all over the place on Friday, so although this switch is newsworthy, it won’t last. He’s just putting the Elder Wand in the reflection chair as I do with my kids.

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Whats in the Bag

Jason Day WITB 2020 (August)

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  • Equipment accurate as of the PGA Championship.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15.0 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Chemical Kuro Kage XTS 80 X

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (18.0 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Chemical Kuro Kage XTS 80 X

Irons: TaylorMade P760 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X Seven

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 Satin (50-09SB, 54-11SB, 60-10SB)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Taylor Made Itsy Bitsy Spider Limited Red

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

More photos of Jason Day’s WITB in the forums.

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Whats in the Bag

Paul Casey WITB 2020 (August)

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  • Equipment accurate as of the PGA Championship.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Orange 75 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro (3, 4), Mizuno MP-5 (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey Proto 60-T (60T)
Shafts: Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 120 TX

(Pics c/o Titleist’s Aaron Dill)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Fastback

Grips: Golf Pride ZGrip Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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