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Bruin Bear's $200 WITB 2018


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#1 Bruin Bear

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

Little backstory... I was playing a fair amount of golf the last few years and about six or so months ago I decided to take a break to clear my head of all the equipment and marketing this game has all of a sudden adopted. After my break I was really itching to get back out on the course and decided that I wasn't just going to drop another $750+ on a good used set and that I would have fun beating the crap out of my friends with a cheap set. So I went on eBay and gave myself a $200 spending limit to create a bag worthy of doing some damage. With the help of some very old forum pages (some still running lol) I was able to do some search and research with what was available. I wasn't worried about conforming grooves as I don't play in big tournaments anymore since I'm done with college golf. I still play at around a 3-4 handicap even though I've become more of a weekend warrior since graduating from college. So I was really looking for a player's set.

Here's the results: (prices include shipping)

Driver: Adams 9015D Prototype (9.5 Degrees) - $29.99
Shaft: Grafalloy Prototype (BiMatrix) - X-Stiff
Specs: 45 Inches

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3 Metal: Titelst 904F (15 Degrees) - $26.48
Shaft: Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95 (made for) - S (bore-thru)
Specs: 42.5 Inches

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Irons: Maxfli Revolution Blacks (4-PW) - $57.08
Shafts: Dynamic Gold S300
Specs: 1 Degree Flat

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Wedges: Titleist Vokey (SM54.10/260.08) - $37.00
Shafts: Dynamic Gold S200
Specs: Standard L/L/L

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Putter: Ping Anser - $29.77
Grip: Iomic Standard
Specs: 34.5 Inches

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Grips: Royal Grip X-TREME V Standard (+2 wraps)
(I believe these were $2.99 per on The Golfworks and was a buy 6 get 6 free!) - $17.94

Ball: Whatever I dig out of my collection...still using up my stash of Srixon Z-Star XVs

Total came out to: $198.26...with grips!

I've played a few rounds so far this year and I'm having a blast! The zero offset on the rev blacks looks incredible and plays like forgiving super soft blades! The 9015D is a monster off the tee. Everything else simply speaks for itself. I'm gonna keep gaming these for as long as they'll stay together!

Thanks for reading!

-Bruin Bear

Edited by Bruin Bear, 06 May 2018 - 04:50 PM.

Adams 9015D (9.5*) - Grafalloy Prototype-X
Titleist 904F (15*) - Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95-S
Maxfli Rev Blacks (4-P) - Dynamic Gold S300

Titleist Vokey SM (54/60) - Dynamic Gold S200
Ping Anser (34.5in) - Iomic Standard

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#2 Petunia Sprinkle

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Nice. Thatís my kind of budget.

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

Wouldnít bet you with that bag. Playerís bag for sure.  All classics that perform

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

View PostPetunia Sprinkle, on 06 May 2018 - 04:58 PM, said:

Nice. That's my kind of budget.

You betcha! Ballin' on a budget!
Adams 9015D (9.5*) - Grafalloy Prototype-X
Titleist 904F (15*) - Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95-S
Maxfli Rev Blacks (4-P) - Dynamic Gold S300

Titleist Vokey SM (54/60) - Dynamic Gold S200
Ping Anser (34.5in) - Iomic Standard

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:06 PM

View Postjustasgood, on 06 May 2018 - 05:40 PM, said:

Wouldn't bet you with that bag. Player's bag for sure.  All classics that perform

Most all of these sticks will still perform against anything new, forgiveness has gotten better but tough to beat these guys!

Adams 9015D (9.5*) - Grafalloy Prototype-X
Titleist 904F (15*) - Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95-S
Maxfli Rev Blacks (4-P) - Dynamic Gold S300

Titleist Vokey SM (54/60) - Dynamic Gold S200
Ping Anser (34.5in) - Iomic Standard

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:07 AM

That 9015D was and still is no joke. I loved that head. It has such a classic shape and sits a little open. For a while Adamís made the best drivers for my game.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

12 clubs? No WRX'er would ever be caught with only 12 clubs? Ha, nicely done. I like your style. Game I'm sure will speak for itself.
Driver: Titleist 915 D3 10.5*
Fairway: Titleist 915 F 15*
Irons: Mizuno MP-FliHi 3 MP-60 4-pw
Wedges: Ping Glide 50,56,60*
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:30 AM

View Postmackepa, on 07 May 2018 - 09:07 AM, said:

That 9015D was and still is no joke. I loved that head. It has such a classic shape and sits a little open. For a while Adam's made the best drivers for my game.

Yeah! I've really liked how it performs! It just wants to go dead straight...
Adams 9015D (9.5*) - Grafalloy Prototype-X
Titleist 904F (15*) - Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95-S
Maxfli Rev Blacks (4-P) - Dynamic Gold S300

Titleist Vokey SM (54/60) - Dynamic Gold S200
Ping Anser (34.5in) - Iomic Standard

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:33 AM

View Postbullsfan, on 07 May 2018 - 12:22 PM, said:

12 clubs? No WRX'er would ever be caught with only 12 clubs? Ha, nicely done. I like your style. Game I'm sure will speak for itself.

Funny enough I have always carried 13 and couldn't get myself to cram in another stick just to have it. All I did this time was drop the 3 iron so we'll see how much this impacts the gaps! That three wood is pretty short so it really doesn't leave much room between the 4 iron and 3 wood lol
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Titleist 904F (15*) - Fujikura Fit-On! PRO95-S
Maxfli Rev Blacks (4-P) - Dynamic Gold S300

Titleist Vokey SM (54/60) - Dynamic Gold S200
Ping Anser (34.5in) - Iomic Standard

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:17 PM

Excellent work!  Thatís a great bag at an amazing price.

Modern bag:
Nike vr str8 fit tour set at 11
Ping rapture v2 4 wood
Nike vr_s 3 and 4 hybrids
Maltby mmb 5-pw
Carnahan 52/56/60 wedge
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Palmer Standard 85 3-pw
Same ping eye 2 sw
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

Super set!!!
Dvr: 915 D3 8.5*/PX B 6.0 45"
Wd: 915 13.5*/ D+ 70 S 43"
HB: 915 16.5*/ PX B 6.0 41"
UT: Apx ut 21* DG S 39.25"

Irn: Apx5, X2H pro 6i-Pw, 6.0
Wdg: X series 56* Stock.
Pttr: Odyssey #1 W, 33"


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

Solid set-up, full marks👍
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:01 PM

Those MaxFli irons are super underrated!

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

love this bag, well done sir
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

Good Job right up my alley--- Goes to show one does not have the latest and greatest to play good golf--- Every stick in that bag are timeless classics in their own right---- You are like me in the respect that you do not play comps any more so you can play what you want and could care less about the USGA

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

Great set-up, well done.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

Wait, wait, wait.  Nothing to carry them in!!

Great setup though. Terrific buy on the irons especially.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:51 PM

The only thing would sub out is the wood.  I hit a TEE XCG5 3 wood today at Edwin watts today. Almost grabbed it at 29.99 for the memories. It was short the PingG400 by about 10 yards on the monitor, but felt so smooth off the face. I feel like a Rapture could also be subbed in for about the same cost as well.

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