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2017 Bag is Set club challenge!


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#61 3woodvt

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:16 AM

I'm in.

Ping G LS 9* Graphite Design AD-GP 7X D3 44 3/4
Srixon F65 13.5* Miyazaki 6X  D2 43
Srixon F45 16* Graphite Design AD-GP 7X D2 42
Srixon Z945 4-PW KBS TourS 120 D1
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:21 AM

my bags not changing
2016 M1 10.5 kuro kage stiff
g25 3 wood stiff stock shaft
xhot 5 wood stiff
r15 3 hybrid stiff
4-aw TM RSI1 stiff
Callaway 56 tour grind
2011 scotty cameron 33 inch newport 2

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

View PostThe Mad Bomber, on 22 December 2016 - 04:07 PM, said:

I'll be one of the first ones out, just on the putter alone, but whatever. Here goes nothing...

Titleist 915 D3 w/ Rogue Silver 70 TX
Titleist 909 F2 w/ Grafalloy blue X (NEVER leaving my bag)
Titelst T-MB 3-iron. KBS C-Taper X
Mizuno MP-5 4-9. KBS C-Taper X
Vokey 48º SM6 (bent to 47º) KBS C-Taper X
Vokey 52º SM4 (bent to 51º) KBS C-Taper X
Vokey 56º C-C, Stock TT DG S-200
Vokey 60º SM5, Stock TT DG S-200
Odyssey Versa 7 (this is gonna get replaced with the old Scotty at the first sign of non-compliance lol)

Question though. There's a good chance my 52º won't make it through the season due to wear. You can't buy SM4's anymore, so if I replace it with a 52º SM6, is that still considered "Replacement in kind"?

If you actually "wear out" a wedge, then yes, you can replace it with a similar replacement wedge and still be in the club.  Same would go for shafts or clubs that are broken through "reasonable" circumstances.
Razr Fit w/AD BB
E8 ß 12° w/Rogue
3DX 17° w/Altus
AP2 4-P w/DG
Glide 50° SS, 54° WS, & 60° TS w/CFS
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

I'm in. No changes going down here! 4.8 HCP
9.5 degree M2 Rogue Black 60x
15 degree M2 Rogue Black 70s
18 degree X2hot Pro hybrid Tour Green 75s
4-AW Titleist AP1
52 Vokey SM6 F grind
58 Vokey SM6 K grind
Odyssey works Versa 7H w/ superstroke
Prov1X ball

Edited by arod314, 23 December 2016 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

I'm in! Currently sitting at low 20's hcp (just started golf at the end of 2015 so I'm expecting my hcp will drop regardless of equipment changes)

Nike Vapor Fly Pro Driver - Diamana Blueboard s+60
TM UDI 2i - Aldila RIP  -or-  Nike Vapor Fly 3 wood - Diamana Blueboard s+70 stiff (I switch these two depending on the courses and conditions)
Nike Vapor Flex 5 wood - Diamana Blueboard s+70 stiff
Nike Vapor Pro Combo - 4-PW - DG Pro S300
Mizuno MP T5 high bounce - 52, 56, 60 (I use this set in the fall/spring season and when conditions are firmer, I switch back to the Nike Vapor Pro Combo AW, and Nike Engage SQ54, DS58)
Nike Midnight Method 006

WilsonStaff 50 Elite

Edited by zetazeta, 23 December 2016 - 04:16 PM.

Nike Vapor Fly Pro - Driver - Diamana Blue S+60 stiff
Nike Vapor Fly - 3 Wood - Diamana Blue S+70 stiff
Nike Vapor Flex - 5 Wood - Diamana Blue S+70 stiff
Nike Vapor Speed - 3 Hybrid - Fubuki Z 70 stiff
Nike Vapor Pro Combo - 4-PW - DG Pro S300
Nike Engage SQ 54, DS 58
Nike Method Origin - B2-01

Srixon Z-Star XV -or- WilsonStaff 50 Elite

Backup:
Mizuno MP-T5 High Bounce - 52.9, 56.14, 60.12
Taylormade UDI - 2 Iron - Aldila Rip 110 stiff

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:06 PM

I will give it a go, but can't make any promises :stop: :

2017 Bag:

Dr: Titleist 915 D3 (D4) 9.5* w/ Fujikura Fuel (Patriot edition) 70 Stiff
FW: Titleist 915F (A1) 15* UST VTS Tour Spec 70 Stiff
Driving Iron: Titleist T-MB 2-Iron w/ Graphite Design AD Stiff or Titleist 915h 18* w/ Aldila Rogue Black Stiff
Irons: Ping i20 3-S w/ Z-Z65
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5
Dr: Titleist 915 D3 (D4) 9.5* w/ Fujikura Fuel 70 Stiff
FW: Titleist 915F (A1) 15* UST VTS Tour Spec 70 Stiff
Driving Iron: Titleist T-MB 2-Iron w/ Graphite Design AD Stiff
Irons: Ping i20 3-S w/ Z-Z65
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:13 PM

I'll have my bag complete once I decide on a putter (Anser TR 2 vs SeeMore), and my irons return from Ping.having them bent to green dot after a fitting today.
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2017 Setup:

PING G400 10.5" tour
PING G30 5W 17*
PING G30H 19*
PING G30H 22*
PING G400 5-W
Edel DVR 50* The Redhead
Edel DVR 55* Duder
Edel DGR 60* B-Money
SeeMore M2 35"

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:17 PM

I'll give this a go. I do have one question tho. I have a 5 wood , driving iron, and a hybrid I switch in and out depending on the course and weather etc.  Will that be allowed?  I tend to drop my 3 wood from time to time and play both a 5 wood and driving iron or hybrid, some days it's 3 and 5 wood etc.  You get the point.  

Driver: Titleist 917 D3 Fuji Pro TS 73 X Flex
3 Wood: Callaway Alpha 816 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 70 X
5 Wood: Cobra Baffler 4/5 Matrix Black Tie  70 S
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 3 Fuji 868 X
Driving Iron: Cobra Utility Iron Aldila Rogue Black S
Irons: Ping I blades 4-P DG X100
Wedges: Cleveland RTX-3 DG S400 50 MG, 54 MG, 60LG
Putter: Cleveland Huninton Beach 4 Putter

Edited by kap10, 23 December 2016 - 10:22 PM.

Driver: Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9*
Fairway: Callaway Epic
UT Iron: Callaway 3/4
Irons: Callaway Apex pro 5-A
Wedges: Callaway MD Forged  54,58
Putter: Bettinardi Studio Stock 8, TM Spider Tour DJ
Ball: TM TPX

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:29 PM

View PostDan Drake, on 20 December 2016 - 11:00 AM, said:

It's that time of year again!  Let's see how long into the new year those of us who want to get off the "train" can last.  

Here are the rules for 2017's "Bag is Set" club:

1. You must set your bag BEFORE your first golf-like activity of 2017.  First round, first range trip, first trip to the practice green, first session hitting balls in your $2,800 garage simulator setup, whatever.  Post your full bag setup in this thread to "set" your bag.
2.  Put your bag in the post on this thread.  "See sig" doesn't work for this one because the sig can change.  No editing your original post, we need hard evidence, people!
3.  Grips and specs are the only thing that may be changed throughout the year.  You may adjust lofts, lies, etc. and you may replace/change grips.  But, no new heads, shafts, 15th clubs, etc.  It's a challenge!
4.  There is no fame, fortune, and very little glory for completing this challenge, at least none that I'm aware of.
5.  Check back in if (when) you change something.  It's part of the fun!

I'll put mine in before the end of 2016, but for now, I've still got 11 days to scratch the itch!

I forgot to mention, put your handicap in your posts, if you want to.  Let's see if those that stick with their sets drop their 'caps and see which way the "tinkerers" 'cap goes!

So how does it work if I know what will be in the bag and it is currently on order?

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:45 PM

I like my chances this year.

Taylormade M2 10.5* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65
Taylormade M2 3HL 16.5* Kiyoshi Gold 75
Taylormade V-steel 7 21* Matrix White Tie 8x3
Ping I-20 4-P KBS Tour
Ping Gilde 50* & 56*
Scratch 1018 DS 60*
Scotty Cameron TEi3 Newport 2 Long neck

Taylormade M2 10.5* Fubuki K 60
Ping G 16* Diamana 'Ilima 70
Taylormade M1 5 wood Diamana Blueboard 83
Ping I200 4-U Nippon Modus 130
Ping Gilde 2.0 56WS & 60ES
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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:48 PM

Ill give this a try!

Only played four years of golf and i think iv had 13 sets of clubs from Ping,Cobra,callaway,Taylormade, and Titleist. Every time something new comes out it has to be in the bag!

Just had a Kid so the wife said i get one new set of clubs and i have to stick with them! so here they are:

Srizon Z 565 10.5 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 5
Srizon Z F65 15.0 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6
Srixon Z U65 20.0 Miyazaki Kaula 7
Srixon Z 565 4-9 Project X 6.0
Cleveland RTX-3 CB Tour Satin Project X 6.0 (48,52,56,60)
Scotty Cameron Select Fast Back
Srixon Z-Star XV

Edited by Deckdeck89, 24 December 2016 - 02:49 PM.

Srizon Z 565 10.5 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 5
Srizon Z F65 15.0 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6
Srixon Z U65 20.0 Miyazaki Kaula 7
Srixon Z 565 4-PW Project X 6.0
Cleveland RTX-3 CB Tour Satin (48,52,56,60)
Scotty Cameron Select Fast Back
Srixon Z-Star XV

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:15 PM

Who was I trying to kid here? In the five days since my post I have changed putters and am probably going to put my chipper today in the bag to replace the 4-iron.

Once Jan 1 arrives the over/under on my first bag change is about three weeks. And I'd take the under if I were betting...

Edited by North Butte, 29 December 2016 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:01 AM

Played my first round of the new year and it was one of my best. I got lucky and snagged the iron shafts off of a buddy of mine 2 days ago.

LTD Pro-Tensei Pro Orange
M1 3hl Tensei Pro White
SLDR 3H Tour Blue 105
RSI TP 3-5 DG X7
TP MB 6-P DG X7
TM EF 52&58 KBS Wedge
Bettinardi TS6

Edited to add shafts

Edited by Downtown_Brown_41, 08 January 2017 - 06:30 PM.

M1 10.5 DJ Proto
M1 3hl Tensei V2 70tx
SLDR 3H Tour Blue 105
TMB 3i
945 4-P Modus 130
Tp EF 52 KBS Black
PM 58 KBS Tour V
Spider Tour Black
Lethal

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 04:15 AM

View Postplaya, on 20 December 2016 - 03:12 PM, said:

Just added the last piece of the puzzle so I'm good to go.

TEE Tour Proto 10 with vs proto 70 stiff.
Tour Edge bazooka 15 with stock grafalloy in stiff.
Bridgestone J33 air muscle 2 iron with nv 85 stiff.
Cleveland cg16 non tours with stock reg, 4-P.
Cobra Phil Rodgers 50 with S300.
Cleveland cg14 56 with stock reg.
Macgregor Tourney forged 60 with S300.
BHBB 12 Hawk, cut down to 33" with fatso 5.0.

Only club will struggle to stick with is driver as I have 4 in the rotation, but I want to stick to one so see how I go.
I adhered to the no edit rule so used a reply. I got a r7 460 and plan on puttimg it into play a couple times before Dec 31. I will put another post up if I go back to something else, if not I will go with the same line up with the r7 as driver. Either way I go, I fully intend to keep whatever bag I start 2017 with for the whole year. At least thats the plan.

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 05:21 AM

View PostDeckdeck89, on 24 December 2016 - 02:48 PM, said:

Ill give this a try!

Only played four years of golf and i think iv had 13 sets of clubs from Ping,Cobra,callaway,Taylormade, and Titleist. Every time something new comes out it has to be in the bag!

Just had a Kid so the wife said i get one new set of clubs and i have to stick with them! so here they are:

Srizon Z 565 10.5 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 5
Srizon Z F65 15.0 Miyazaki Kaula Mizu 6
Srixon Z U65 20.0 Miyazaki Kaula 7
Srixon Z 565 4-9 Project X 6.0
Cleveland RTX-3 CB Tour Satin Project X 6.0 (48,52,56,60)
Scotty Cameron Select Fast Back
Srixon Z-Star XV
You have a very understanding wife.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:16 PM

View Postpinestreetgolf, on 20 December 2016 - 08:20 PM, said:

Ping G30 10.5* with Graffoloy Pro Launch Blue 65 X-Flex
Callaway X-hot 15* with Graffoloy Pro Launch Blue 65 X-Flex
Callaway Apex 3-PW with DG Tour Issue S400
Titleist sm4 50.12, 55.12, 60.04 with DG Tour Issue S400
Odyssey Metal X 7 Mid 37" Arm Lock

need to update the sig.... changed loft on driver, cut the 200 wedge, cut the crossover for the regular iron.

No 15th club is boo!  On two local courses, I swap the driver for a 64*

Subscribing to the no edit rule, the wife got me a bettenardi kuchar #1 arm lock at 37.5" for xmas and that will replace the old odyssey arm lock before Jan 1!

Holy smokes the bettenardi is nice. Probably spelling that wrong but if your a golf gear head and you've never hit one to try one out. I've never felt a putter that feels so perfect and looks so nice. Headcover with kuchar's signature is a bit cheesy but other than that no complaints. Never felt as nice a putter as the bettenardi (sp).

Other than that no changes. It's gonna be awkward when I face him at the WGC match play with his signature on my putter tho.

Edited by pinestreetgolf, 25 December 2016 - 08:17 PM.

J40 445 9.5*, Ahina 62 X
Speedline LS 15*, Kal'li 70 X
Anser 20*, NV 85 X
a4 Forged 4-PW, s300
SM4 50.12 & 54.14, s400
RAC Satin 58.14, Rifle 6.0

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:37 PM

A-Grind classic Driver 10.5
Callaway BB mini 12
Callaway Apex UT Iron 18
Adams Red hybrid 20& 23
Z545 5-7
Z745 8-pw
Fourteen DJ-11 51 & 57
Odyssey works tank 1W

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 11:07 PM

I'm in.
Jimmy Demaret driver and 2 wood
Top Flite Synchro Dyns
Dynapower gap wedge
Northwestern putter

Do you lose if you play a different set just for fun but keep your true gamers the same all year?
Driver - Mac Jimmy Demaret, Apex 5 Shaft
2 Wood - Mac Jimmy Deraret, TT Dynamic Stiff
2-PW, SW - 54' Top Flite Syncho Dyned
GW - 61' Dynapower
Putter - Northwestern 1200

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

No changes to mine, at least until 1/27 when the Epic drops.

Cally GBB 10.5 Aldila Rogue Silver 70s
Cally XR Pro 16 Aldila Rogue Silver 70s
Cally XR16 7w (21*) Diamana D+ 80s
Cally Steelhead 9w (24*) DGX100 Lite
Ping G 5-U DG Pro S300
Cleveland RTX-3 54 & 58 V-MG Black
Odyssey V-Line SS Flatso Ultra

All clubs (other than putter) have GP MCC Plus 4 grips




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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

not to spoil the fun but Scheels had 2015/16 GBB drivers on sale last week for $199. and had several left in Overland Park KS...

LOL!

I will post a bag soon but not ready yet.

Callaway GBB
915 16.5
Hybrid 20 Deg. Callaway X2 Hot
Vokey SM6 46,50,54,58
Scotty Cameron Custom shop Studio Stainless
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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:27 PM

My very first full season coming up...so I'll give it a shot...need to determine if I can hit the new 4 iron well enough to displace one of the hybrids.  If no one complains, may just carry 15 (recreational golfer not looking to get capped yet)

Callaway XHot 11.5* - Standard Project X Velocity R-flex
Callaway X2 Hot 4 Wood - Aldila Tour Blue 55
Adams New Idea 4 and 5 Hybrids - Bassara Eagle R-flex
Mizuno 2016 JPX EZ Forged 4-AW
Tommy Armour Evo Pro Spin 56*
Odyssey Versa Black 90 V-Line w/SuperStroke grip
Callaway XHot 11.5*, Project X Velocity Regular 44"
Callaway XR 17*, Project X LZ 50 Blue 42.5"
Adams New Idea 22*, Bassara Eagle R-flex
Adams New Idea 25*, Bassara Eagle R-flex
Mizuno 2016 JPX EZ Forged, 4i-GW TT XP95 R300
Titleist SM5 Vokey 54.10 M Grind

Callaway MD2 Tour 58.09 T Grind
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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:07 PM

Ping IEs 5-UW, Maroon Dot, 1.5" over standard
56 and 60 degree Glide Wedges with the same specs
Ping G Crossover 4
Exotics Trilogy 3 hybrid
Exotics XCG7 Beta 3 wood
Exotics EX9 Tour driver
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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:07 PM

View Post3woodvt, on 23 December 2016 - 08:16 AM, said:

I'm in.
Looks like I'm out.  My new U45 20* iron suppose to be hear Jan 4th to replace the G 5 wood in my bag.  Oh well.
Ping G LS 9* Graphite Design AD-GP 7X D3 44 3/4
Srixon F65 13.5* Miyazaki 6X  D2 43
Srixon F45 16* Graphite Design AD-GP 7X D2 42
Srixon Z945 4-PW KBS TourS 120 D1
Cleveland 2.0 50,**54**,59* D3
Ping Zing TR 35" Lamkin Deep Etched Chord
Srixon Z Star.
Lamkin Wrap Tech Midsize

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:23 PM

Bag is set as of today, with one exception:

Anser 9.5 (shaft TBD)
G25 15 Aldila NV 75x
G25 18 Aldila NV 85x
J15 CB 4-PW Modus 120
SM5 50F 54F 58K S400
Metal-X Milled #7 @ 36"

915 D2 8.5 D+ Plus 70

915 F 13.5 D+ Plus 80

TM TP UDI 18 SF i110cw

J15 CB 4-PW SF i110cw

SM5 50 54 60 DG S400

Cameron Newport 2


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:37 PM

So bag repost- pics are slightly different

Irons: Mizuno mp 5 (3-pw)
putter: Byron Morgan 007
Driver: JDM TM 430 SLDR 10' Fujikura Pro
Wedges: TK15 51,55,59
Wood: TM M2 FW

Bag 2
Irons: mizuno mp 33
Putter: cameron 2010 Newport
Driver: r15 tp 430 aldila rogue
Wedges: Titleist 52, hogan sk56, scor 61
Sldr 3 hybrid


Ok......so i lost hardcore....i think ive changed almost everything

Irons: Mp-14 from mp-5
Driver: jdm sldr to nike 440 to m1 to jdm sldr
Putter: 007 byron morgan to dh-89 byron
Wood:m2 is still there but dumped a 2 iron for cobra ltd 4/5
Wedges: tk15 but kinda been using my ole mp29 sw where the chrome is peeling...u can litetally barely make out the "s" on the sole but my word it feels great and still is just smooth as butterflys' wings

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Edited by Sir edward of putternut, 29 May 2017 - 08:36 AM.


            Mizuno mp-14 (3-pw)
            -black beauties-

          DRIVER: srixon z745
              -long dong-

        PUTTER TEST
           Byron Morgan dh-89/007
            Wilson 8802 redux
          -edward scissorhands-


            HoganTK15 WEDGES
            ---55'-59'----
              The three amigos

                M2 3 wood
               -the-beast-

             Cobra LTD 5/4 Fwy
                -Sir Hiss-

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:06 PM

I'm in. I just filled the attic with all the extra putters, wedges, woods, and irons, (many newer than the keepers) just to keep them out of harms way. These clubs are not that new, could be had for cheap, but it does play very well:
Taylormade RBZ 9.5*
Taylormade Retro Raylor 16*
Wilson Staff Pi5 4-PW
Cleveland CG14 56*
Ping Anser 3
Jones Players bag.
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:54 AM

View Post3woodvt, on 28 December 2016 - 07:07 PM, said:

View Post3woodvt, on 23 December 2016 - 08:16 AM, said:

I'm in.
Looks like I'm out.  My new U45 20* iron suppose to be hear Jan 4th to replace the G 5 wood in my bag.  Oh well.

Lol, how in the world can you be out of a 2017 Challenge, when it isn't even 2017 yet?!?!?!

Are you playing between 1/1 and 1/3/16?
Razr Fit w/AD BB
E8 ß 12° w/Rogue
3DX 17° w/Altus
AP2 4-P w/DG
Glide 50° SS, 54° WS, & 60° TS w/CFS
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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:08 AM

View Postskisnutz, on 20 December 2016 - 09:04 PM, said:

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where the crew tries to go as long as they can without pleasuring themselves........ there's no chance I'll make through the year without at least a few guilty pleasures.   Good luck WRXers

That is the best Seinfeld Episode ever, IMO. That and the one where Kramer has to apologize to the chimp.
What's actually in the bag...
Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

Others gamed on occasion:
Callaway BBA (2014)
Callaway 13 X Forged w/ AMT X100's (hard stepped once)
Scratch Golf 51,55,58,59
Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Milled

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:14 AM

This is going to be a tough one.. I've had some pretty good success in dropping my scores with 4 full bags in rotation, but I had planned on changing that this year anyways. Once the new and 3w come in, I will post my bag. Everything else is set up and ready to rock. The 3w is really unfortunate because I have loved it for 3 seasons now, but it has a rattle that isn't from adhesive, and it just doesn't seem to have the same "pop" to it anymore. RIP BBA, you will be missed.

Also, in presumption of what will surely be a great failure by many, I am going to start a sister thread for those of us that fail. I want to know why, what changed, and once you went over board, was it like a divorce party trip to vegas? I wonder if there is a way I can link it to this some how?

EDIT: I have like 3-4 more months till the season starts, so I will report back by that time. I am going to start the other thread now and I'll post the link here. This is not to steal the OP's thunder, and if it's an issue, please tell me and I will delete.

Edited by Tcann32, 29 December 2016 - 09:15 AM.

What's actually in the bag...
Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7

Others gamed on occasion:
Callaway BBA (2014)
Callaway 13 X Forged w/ AMT X100's (hard stepped once)
Scratch Golf 51,55,58,59
Wilson Staff Kirk Currie Milled

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:15 AM

Ok, time to put my money (like there's any left after Christmas, or any actually at stake) where my mouth (fingers? since we are on keyboards or touchscreens) is.

Dan Drake's 2017 Bag is Set entry:

Ping G2 w/Aldila NV
TMAG RBZ Stage 2 w/8m3
Nickent 3DX Genex 17° & 20° w/Altus
Mizuno MP 11's w/Nippon SPB
Nike Toe Sweep 58° w/Nippon WV
SIK Jo

I wonder if I keep the bag the same for an entire year, how much would I improve, simply due to familiarity?

If I had to handicap which clubs are safest vs. most likely to go, I'd say it looks like this:

Putter - as safe as any one club can possibly be.  The only way I would make a switch would be if I was offered a FREE, high end putter fitting, complete with SamPutt Lab, Gears, NASA, a pysch eval, and a doctor to take a look at that bruise on my knee that won't go away.  
58° - Almost as safe as the putter
3-P - These may be in store for some tip weights, some new ferrules, and some new paintfill, but I hope they aren't going anywhere
Hybrids - My two favorite clubs, after the putter.  And yet these are the ones I most often pull from the bag.  Weird.  My misses are better with these two clubs than with long irons or fairway woods, and yet when the mood strikes, they get yanked.  Hopefully not this year.  
3w - This isn't a 3w, it's a 2nd driver.  And as long as I view it as such, it ain't goin' nowhere!
D - I'll admit it. This is the club that is most likely to cause me to fold.  But maybe, just maybe, I can do it.  This year.  Perhaps.

Razr Fit w/AD BB
E8 ß 12° w/Rogue
3DX 17° w/Altus
AP2 4-P w/DG
Glide 50° SS, 54° WS, & 60° TS w/CFS
Sophia

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