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Getting new stuff vs angling for the classic "players bag"


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#31 Cwebb

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:18 PM

You could also feel good about stepping off the merry go round and sticking with clubs that fit you well and have earned some trust :D


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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:53 PM

You are getting consumed by the marketing of "New and Better".  Remember, the players on tour only play newest because 1. Its part of their contractual agreement and 2. because they churn through gear much much quicker.  Most guys without a deal are playing clubs for years (Fleetwood, Casey, Kuch, Sneds, Tiger has). More importantly the Champions Tour guys are switching even less frequently and they are arguably the ones that should benefit most from newest and best.  

If you want new because you like the way new looks then keep doing it.  but i think your issue is probably that you dont hold onto anything long enough to get comfortable with it.  for most Ams it takes at least a year or 2 to even break in new clubs and get very familiar with them.  

I solve my issues by not really getting rid of anything (which is a separate issue). I treat Equipment like a car collection - I have a few classics from different eras I've bought over the years which I'll throw in the bag every once in a blue moon. I have what I refer to as my daily drivers which are my clubs I play most of the year, fit to my game, used for practice and most play.  Then I have my super car - high end, tech forward, set that I use when I need a little help and confidence, which was bought for all the cool looks and hopeful function. This one often comes with the least amount of fulfillment and most regret.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:40 PM

Yes, I've dealt with this. The straw that broke the camel's back was the set of PXG irons that I got two years ago. I haven't bought any clubs since replacing them (and won the 2018 bag is set challenge).

I like the idea that someone kind of already suggested, which is to have a new bag and a player's bag.

If you want to do something really productive you should update your famous intimidating bag article and maybe expand to include other identifiers of a good golfer (those threads never get old). The driver would have to be the OG M2 and my suggestion would be a pitching wedge of no less than 47 degrees.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:17 PM

LoL I should update that article! My first one I ever wrote here....that takes me back


Hmmmm, maybe I will. I'm gonna use apex pros as the irons though. I'm gonna convince myself.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:44 AM

Say it aint so Jeff
Re read your post that ended "Want to quit ho'ing? Try and be that guy. Use the stuff we assume good players use. Also grow a beard

Anyway, some advice from MtlJeff"
   I just picked up another set of Eye 2's


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:30 PM

This is a polar vortex problem.  Your friend is trapped indoors with nothing golf related to do but look at new club porn.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:42 PM

The cure for this is a putter. Itís new. And you can use it inside.  I go through this if  it rains on a Saturday.  Any Saturday.  Jeffís been inside for 7 months.  Heís losing it !  I couldnít live in snow country.  Iíd have one of everything.

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#38 MtlJeff

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 03:59 PM

View Postbladehunter, on 08 February 2019 - 12:42 PM, said:

The cure for this is a putter. Itís new. And you can use it inside.  I go through this if  it rains on a Saturday.  Any Saturday.  Jeffís been inside for 7 months.  Heís losing it !  I couldnít live in snow country.  Iíd have one of everything.

It's actually better that it's golf clubs. Because this time a year I also spend a lot of time researching hardcore trucks to deal with our snow, ice shelves on roads, deep water when it all melts, potholes etc"

I've spent a lot of time researching off road tires and lift kits for Subaru outbacks. Too much time. My wife is like "I'm not letting you buy that"

Edited by MtlJeff, 08 February 2019 - 04:00 PM.

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Callaway Epic Subzero 14* w//Matrix Black Tie 80
Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:04 PM

If new equipment is what you enjoy, don't deprive yourself of that as long as it doesn't hurt you financially.  I need new wedges myself, but I'm the type of person that'll try and squeeze another season out of them while looking for a solid deal.

I have my bouts during the winter with scouring for deals but lately, I have been looking but never buying.  I just ask myself if it is worth it, or do I use those dollars in more effective ways.

Edited by ckay, 08 February 2019 - 04:06 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:38 AM

Step one - watch YouTube reviews for the clubs you currently have. You'll see and hear how amazing they are and won't want to switch.

Then buy new grips, custom headcovers, and towel... Gives new car smell to the old bag.

If that doesnt work... Swap putters.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

 jackbauer, on 07 February 2019 - 07:40 PM, said:

Yes, I've dealt with this. The straw that broke the camel's back was the set of PXG irons that I got two years ago. I haven't bought any clubs since replacing them (and won the 2018 bag is set challenge).

I like the idea that someone kind of already suggested, which is to have a new bag and a player's bag.

If you want to do something really productive you should update your famous intimidating bag article and maybe expand to include other identifiers of a good golfer (those threads never get old). The driver would have to be the OG M2 and my suggestion would be a pitching wedge of no less than 47 degrees.

Crap. I've I always thought first man out wins MBIS.

 MtlJeff, on 08 February 2019 - 03:59 PM, said:

 bladehunter, on 08 February 2019 - 12:42 PM, said:

The cure for this is a putter. It's new. And you can use it inside.  I go through this if  it rains on a Saturday.  Any Saturday.  Jeff's been inside for 7 months.  He's losing it !  I couldn't live in snow country.  I'd have one of everything.

It's actually better that it's golf clubs. Because this time a year I also spend a lot of time researching hardcore trucks to deal with our snow, ice shelves on roads, deep water when it all melts, potholes etc"

I've spent a lot of time researching off road tires and lift kits for Subaru outbacks. Too much time. My wife is like "I'm not letting you buy that"

Winter is all about putter round robins for me.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

I think the best idea would be to start a big winter trading network around here! I have thought this for some time.

In the last month I have bought a two Wishon 949MC fairway wood heads, a set of KZG Forged irons, a 905S 8.5 driver and 905S 9.5 head and I am not done. Don't get me started on all the club work and swapping shafts I did during that Polar Vortex...

I buy a lot every winter but my bag always remains the same.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

When new clubs come out i let everyone else try them out and read their reviews. That way i can narrow the field of potential clubs i want to try.

If i find something that works well i stick with it, so in the end i guess i have a "players bag".

Edited by ex0dus, 10 February 2019 - 07:59 PM.

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Mizuno MP630 clk hybrid 20*
Bstone J40 DPC 4 iron
Cleveland 588 mb 5-pw
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

 9woodfan, on 10 February 2019 - 05:38 AM, said:

.... If that doesnt work... Swap putters.


Virtually every winter, regardless of how I feel about my putting at the end of the previous season, I spend a fair amount of time putting on the family room carpet with almost every putter I own, and contemplate putting each and every one of them in the bag as #1.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

I think i'm past this for now. I just can't find anything i'm super into in terms of new irons....and i had a couple of really good range sessions with the Pros.

Plus i fluctuate from "maybe i should buy blades" to "screw it, maybe i should buy Ping G410's"

So , my thinking is something in the middle is probably best

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Callaway Apex Hybrid 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:39 PM

 MtlJeff, on 06 February 2019 - 08:59 PM, said:

I just want new irons that's the problem. First it was rogue pros, now it's forged tecs from Cobra with Nippon 130s

I don't even know why. I just want new stuff

I understand that!
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:00 AM

Jeff................That's a nice set up there. Don't mess with it..........but what about a nice new fancy Callaway bag? Love those Chev Bags....especially the red, white and blue one.

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DriverPosted ImageG30 LS Tec Ping Tour Stiff 65
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:25 PM

 MtlJeff, on 11 February 2019 - 04:34 PM, said:

I think i'm past this for now. I just can't find anything i'm super into in terms of new irons....and i had a couple of really good range sessions with the Pros.

Plus i fluctuate from "maybe i should buy blades" to "screw it, maybe i should buy Ping G410's"

So , my thinking is something in the middle is probably best

Fellow lefty and I had 6 sets in 2018 and probably 80 sets in the past 10yrs.....even tried the vaunted pxg irons....finally got around to a set I've wanted for awhile...iblades!  Small but forgiving.....and while z785, apex pro 16/19, ap2, p760 or anything else are screaming at me, I've reached that point where it's NOT the arrow.....good luck!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

Iím happy I waited to give advice Jeff.  You donít need an opinion from an advice.  

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