Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
clearwaterms

How often do you update your golf bag (clubs, accessories, etc.)

21 posts in this topic

How many people out there play the same clubs Driver through putter for a season, longer.  Are you the type that replaces at least one piece of your set every year, or are you the type that buys a new set driver to putter once every so many years.  Which club has been in your bag the longest without getting subbed out?  Do you have more than 14 clubs, and you adjust based on the course you are playing?

I am curious to see how often people update the equipment.  I know this site has some ho's that play a new club everytime the honeymoon for the old club wears off.  Others, it seems, have played the same set of clubs forever and see no reason to even consider the improvements of technology.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Once every 5 to 10 years depending? I was going to replace my irons this year but then just did my taxes and took a one eyed peek at how much I spent on golf last year...... no new irons for me this year.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually replace a club (or a set of irons) after around 2-3-4 years of play. I do play multiple times a week, so they see some wear and tear.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i tend to replace drivers every 2-3 years and same for irons but never at the same time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I replace wedges every 2 years or so and woods every 3 or so. I've become pretty attached to my irons and putter so those are gonna be pretty hard to kick.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Way too often. Although now that I am nearing a single digit handicap, I've seemed to finally realize I do not need to buy a game. Practice and additional lessons have helped. IT is definitely the Indian, not the arrow.

When I was playing TaylorMade Drivers, I always bought into the hype every year and purchased the latest & greatest. I was not a fan of the original R11 TP, sold it 10 rounds into that season and bought a Titleist 910 D2. That club stayed in my bag for two full seasons. But I did try and replace it with the rest of my clubs last season (w/ an Adams Fast 12 LS which only lasted 5 rounds and the 910 went right back in the bag).

As for woods, I bought a new 3 & 5 wood every year from the 1st TaylorMade Superfast on (so that was 3 years straight). Same with the hybrid (a new 21 degree).

Irons, I seemed to hold onto a little longer. I started with the Ping G2. Held them for 5 years before selling them and buying TaylorMade Burners 1.0. Those I kept for two years. It was also when I got really serious about getting better. I got fitted into and improved so much that I grew out of them in year two. The offset hurt me more than helped me and light weight KBS 90 shafts made me spin the ball off the charts. I was dead in any type of wind. I saw my biggest improvement though in year two with them, moving from an 18 to 14 handicap.

So what did I do, get fitted for new clubs again. This time I wanted something I would grow into. I purchased my 1st set of forged irons Mizuno JPX 800 Pro's with KBS Tour Shafts (X-Flex/soft stepped one time).

I was also fitted into the Adams driver I got rid of. The numbers were great, but I could not hit the damn thing straight. I lost everything right and had a draw ball flight with my last two drivers. This also coincided with the lessons which I think was more of the issue. I was now able to pick up distance on every club in my bag which was fantastic. But my driver swing had a slight flaw that caused the draw. Now I have a more correct swing and causes a baby fade. Go figure. Everything else is straight and still draw biased.

That same fitter put me in a 3 & 5 wood, Adams XTD Superfairway. Again, never fell in love with them and when the toe weight fell out, I bought the RBZ 3, pulled a Fujikura Rombax Type-X 75S Shaft and stuck it in that fairway. I've been in love ever since.

I've gone through thousands in new equipment over the last 4-5 years. I can honestly say I am set finally and looking forward to set up for this season and many seasons beyond.

D:        Titleist 913 D2 (Diamana D+), 62 grams, tipped half inch

3W:     TaylorMade RBZ, Fujikura Rombax Type-X 75S

5W:     TaylorMade RBZ, Fujikura Rombax Type-X 75S

4-PW:  Mizuno JPX 800 Pro, KBS Tour, X Flex, soft stepped one time

50:       Vokey Oil Can Spin Mill, KBS Tour, X Flex, soft stepped one time, non-conforming
56:       Vokey Black Nickel Spin Mill, KBS Tour, Stiff, bent to 55 degrees, non-conforming
60:       Vokey Black Nickel Spin Mill, non-conforming
P:        Scotty Cameron, California Series, Coranado, 33 inches, Mid-sized SC Babt T grip

Extra's (I like to play with my set up depending on the course I play)

D:         Titleist 910 D2, Aldila RIP Alpha 60, Stiff (I just can't get rid of this club)

4W:      TaylorMade RBZ, Miyazaki Kusala Black, 72S

3H:       TaylorMade RBZ Tour, Miyazaki C.Kua 83S

4H:       TaylorMade RBZ Tour, Miyazaki C.Kua 83S

64:        Vokey Chrome Spin Milled, non-conforming

P:         Rossa Suzuka, Mid-Sized Grip

My history of clubs:

Drivers:  Callaway ERC Fusion, TaylorMade Burner '07, TaylorMade Burner '09, TaylorMade R9 SuperTri, Cobra ZL, TaylorMade R11, Titleist 910 D2, Titleist 913 D2

Woods 3 & 5 (and a 4 sometimes just because): TaylorMade V Steel (never should have gotten rid of them), TaylorMade Burner '09, TaylorMade Burner Superfast, TaylorMade R9 (4 wood only), Cobra S2, TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0, Adams XTD Superfairway, TaylorMade RBZ

Hybrids 18 & 21 degree: TaylorMade Rescue Mid, TaylorMade Burner '09, TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0, Adams A12, TaylorMade RBZ Tour

Irons: Ping G2, TaylorMade Burner 1.0, Mizuno JPX 800 Pro

Wedges: In total I have 10 Vokeys that are all playing 50, 55, 60 with all different bends and bounce configs with one or two that play to 52 degrees legit

Putters: Ping Anser, Rossa Suzuka, Titleist Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec, Scotty Cameron California Series Coranado

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wedges every 2 years or so. Woods and irons 5+ years. Putter, not unless it really pisses me off! ;-)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The bag stays until I get a hole in it.  Not definite time frame on other clubs.  I'm still using the same irons I started to golf with a little over 3 yrs ago.  No plans to replace my driver or woods this year.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't go through many putters - have three and kind of rotate between them (Anser C, Odyssey 2-ball, Odyssey White Hot Rossie).  Have been rotating between the two Odyssey putters over the last two seasons.

New irons every 4-5 yrs. Usually PING irons.

Pick up a second hand driver every 3-4 yrs or longer if I find something.

I've had my old 2,3,4 hybrids the longest other than the Ping Anser putter. Love 'em (Cleveland halos).

Was buying new 52/56/60 wedges (Cleveland and Titleist Vokey) wedges routinely every 2-3 yrs but now have gone to stock PING wedges that match my irons (gap, sand) - seems to be working out okay using them instead of the specialty wedges.

New bag whenever mine starts looking ratty. Right now I have an Army carry bag - conversation starter.  Given to me as a gift once I left the Army a couple of years ago.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the moment, my Titleist 735cm irons are just over 5 years old. Previously, I played 845s for 16 years. I picked up a Razr Fit Tour Authentic 3 weeks ago and my Cally DOT 3 wood about 18 months ago. Sometime after that came some Vokey TVDs and a Scottty Futura Mid that is a 2004 model. My Adams Idea Pro hybrids are also within the last 2 years as well. The only club I sub is the Adams 20 degree for my 3 iron.  I am now looking for a mini staff bag and another pair of shoes. I don't need either but if I find a deal I may jump. As far as my irons go, I still love the progressive cavity to blade progression and the DG S300 shafts so I don't see them going anytime soon.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I broke down and bought a cheap 460cc driver last year.

Before that...well...about 8 years ago I bought a used driver from a guy after he made fun of the little persimmon driver I was using on the range before our office golf outing.

Before that, I bought a putter in, I think, 1993 or so because I felt like the head on the Spalding TPM I bought in 1982 was too small for my longer putts (I was constantly leaving them short).

Before that, I went to KMart when I was 15 and picked out a set of Spalding Executive clubs (3 woods, 8 irons) after deciding to take up the game.  I still play with those irons today.

I'm the guy that screws up statistics when it comes to the average age of golf clubs in a golfer's bag.

I'm also the guy that realizes that you improve your game on the range with an instructor by your side, NOT at a store.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll rotate drivers every other year or so but never buy the new stuff just buy a year or 2 old and save the money for green fees. As far as everything else, i just bought new irons and wedges for the first time in 7 years. I'm a feel player and when I find something that feels right i stick with it. With the driver though I'm always looking for that magic stick that will have me hitting 400 yard bombs. Lol.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by dave67az

I broke down and bought a cheap 460cc driver last year.

Before that...well...about 8 years ago I bought a used driver from a guy after he made fun of the little persimmon driver I was using on the range before our office golf outing.

Before that, I bought a putter in, I think, 1993 or so because I felt like the head on the Spalding TPM I bought in 1982 was too small for my longer putts (I was constantly leaving them short).

Before that, I went to KMart when I was 15 and picked out a set of Spalding Executive clubs (3 woods, 8 irons) after deciding to take up the game.  I still play with those irons today.

I'm the guy that screws up statistics when it comes to the average age of golf clubs in a golfer's bag.

I'm also the guy that realizes that you improve your game on the range with an instructor by your side, NOT at a store.

Spaldine Executives...I started out golfing with those same clubs. Did yours come with a bag as well. Mine did. I got them at a flea market when I was 17. I used them for over 13 years before getting my first real set, Ping G2s. It's been an expensive hobby every since as you can see by my original post. It's been eight years of new clubs (and lessons).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by antnee94

Spalding Executives...I started out golfing with those same clubs. Did yours come with a bag as well. Mine did. I got them at a flea market when I was 17. I used them for over 13 years before getting my first real set, Ping G2s. It's been an expensive hobby every since as you can see by my original post. It's been eight years of new clubs (and lessons).

LOL @ "real set"

No, mine didn't come with a bag.  I do recall the entire set was like $180 at Kmart and it just came in a box.  I think my first golf bag was from Wal Mart (cheap nylon thing) and I think it was about $30.

Then I picked up a Spalding TPM model 4 for about $40 from the golf shop at "my course" (used to be Grandview Golf Course, now called the Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course in Springfield, MO).  Didn't need golf shoes.  I had some Nike Field Generals that I used playing softball, so I just wore those on the course...well, the courses that allowed soft spikes.  Some claimed they bruised the grass and only allowed either tennis shoes or metal spikes, so on THOSE courses I'd just hope the grass wasn't slippery.

So basically, not counting the cost of tees or golf balls (I usually got Top Flites for about $15 a dozen), I was on the course having a great time for about $250.

And I can guarantee you that in over 30 years of golf with those clubs, I haven't had a single situation where I hit a bad shot and it was the club's fault.  Ever.  :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by dave67az

LOL @ "real set"

No, mine didn't come with a bag.  I do recall the entire set was like $180 at Kmart and it just came in a box.  I think my first golf bag was from Wal Mart (cheap nylon thing) and I think it was about $30.

Then I picked up a Spalding TPM model 4 for about $40 from the golf shop at "my course" (used to be Grandview Golf Course, now called the Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course in Springfield, MO).  Didn't need golf shoes.  I had some Nike Field Generals that I used playing softball, so I just wore those on the course...well, the courses that allowed soft spikes.  Some claimed they bruised the grass and only allowed either tennis shoes or metal spikes, so on THOSE courses I'd just hope the grass wasn't slippery.

So basically, not counting the cost of tees or golf balls (I usually got Top Flites for about $15 a dozen), I was on the course having a great time for about $250.

And I can guarantee you that in over 30 years of golf with those clubs, I haven't had a single situation where I hit a bad shot and it was the club's fault.  Ever.  :-)

Sorry about the "real club" comment. You know what I mean.

I actually gave them to my neighbor's son. The shafts were actually starting to rust. I envy you for the cost of your bag. My itemized cost is probably over $4K when you factor in my clubs, upgraded shafts, bag, shoes, GPS, push cart, etc.

The funny thing is I don't even buy balls. I got a bunch of Pro Vs from the office for free. Still have a season and a half worth.

And I have had the same result as you, never a bad shot caused by the actual club/shaft. As a costly lesson, it's the Indian...not the arrow.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by antnee94

Sorry about the "real club" comment. You know what I mean.

I actually gave them to my neighbor's son. The shafts were actually starting to rust. I envy you for the cost of your bag. My itemized cost is probably over $4K when you factor in my clubs, upgraded shafts, bag, shoes, GPS, push cart, etc.

The funny thing is I don't even buy balls. I got a bunch of Pro Vs from the office for free. Still have a season and a half worth.

And I have had the same result as you, never a bad shot caused by the actual club/shaft. As a costly lesson, it's the Indian...not the arrow.

It's all good, and I know you didn't mean it in a bad way.

Still, it was funny.

Seriously though, I didn't have an option of getting my clubs fitted because they were off-the-rack.  While I don't think you can blame clubs for bad shots, I won't argue that getting clubs fitted for your game isn't a good investment.  So yeah, I don't take it personally because if I could have afforded to get fitted clubs like your Pings I would have done it in a heartbeat.

I just wanted to hit the course and develop my game enough to try out for my high school golf team in less than a year. Would have made it too, even with the cheap clubs, if it weren't for so many guys using foot wedges and lying about their scores.  No I'm not bitter.  lol

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I buy new clubs nearly every year.  Most clubs can take abuse and still be playable, wedges on the other hand I'm anal about.  If the grooves are in like new condition then I usually buy new ones.  My current wedges have one seasons play on them and they'll probably get replaced at the end of this season.

The rest of my clubs get phased out when I feel I can benefit from something new.  I just got around to upgrading my driver, albeit a couple year old model (still an upgrade from my FT5 I was playing).  My fairways woods are a good 5-7 years old and up until the end of last season I was playing with the same putter that I've had in my bag since I was 10. (I'm now 25).  The irons will probably be my next big investment, they're only a few years old but will probably be obsolete in a year or two.

So to answer your question again...almost every year!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still have my original set from 20 years ago, LOL.  I keep them at my brothers house in RI and use them whenever I visit.  I believe the Irons are "dynatour" or something like that.  I know they are knockoffs of something.  I did upgrade the driver and 3W to Callaway Big Bertha's.

I just splurged on myself and bought all new Irons, driver and putter as noted in my sig. below.....had 42 hours of overtime from work, so I said "why not?"  LOL

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • 2016 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
      Many years ago while on a business trip to London I got a chance to play Wentworth West - even back then in 1991 it was a tremendous course that made great use of the rolling woodlands in Surrey. Its a bit sad that the course has now become the architectural plaything of Ernie Els and the European tour - some of the holes now resort to certain modern tricks like artificial water features or shaved greenside banks leading to hazards or chipping areas - perhaps in the next round of changes Ernie and his design elfs will come a bit more to their senses and let the design return a bit more to the features that were there in the original HS Colt design. As far as the tournament goes, it seems like there is a real problem in terms of when to fit it in a place in the schedule where you can get the cream of the European tour to show up.  The Players Championship with its huge reward of 10 years of exemptions for the US tour makes it a bit more compelling as an event and the Nelson and Colonial and Memorial tournaments are all big events on the US tour leading up to the US Open so taking the two weeks time to travel over to England in the start of the summer is perhaps not something a lot of European pros who live in the US are willing to make.  Was exciting to see if Chris Wood was going to choke the event away but nice to see him win - he did have a great front nine but seemed on the verge of letting it get away on the back nine.
    • Scientific Studies
      Oh, good Lord! I can't believe that you entered such a completely off the mark reply! I thought you had some smarts. Valuable eyeballs? There are no such things! There are only eyeballs. Advertising rates are established on "number of impressions", in other words the number of people who see your ad. The only "value" established for those "eyeballs" is what age they are, what demographic they belong to. If you're seeking to market to a particular demographic, you might pay more to place an ad on "this" show rather than "that" show. And who said anything about "left and right"? You did! You used the phrase "industry supported research", which is a code phrase of the left to indicate research that is suspect! When have you ever heard "Entertainment Industry supported research", or "Actor supported research" in reply! And please don't try to tell me that government sponsored research is as pure as the wind driven snow. I've just realized that you may be confining your remarks to the field of physics. In that realm, they might be valid. Besides you, me, and a couple of guys behind the tree, who the hell cares? I'm referring more to "agendized" science, like climatology, nutrition, and prescription drugs. As for blind funding, that doesn't mean throwing money at any bunch of yahoos who cook up some hare brained scheme. All it means is that the people who are doing the research don't know where the money is.coming from. So they don't know who is buttering their bread! Let's face it, scientists are people, and they need to make a living. There was a line from "The Big Bang Theory" that, while fictional, makes real world sense. In one episode another physicist, Barry Kripke, is asked why he's still studying string theory. He says, "Hey, I study a theory that can't be proven, I apply for grants, and I spend the money on booze and broads!"
    • "Swing Machine Golf" by Paul Wilson
      I will apologize in advance if this post winds up being long. I went out for my first round of golf in 2015, shot a 110, went home, put my clubs on Craigslist, sold them within a day and decided to quit the game. I had been playing for 25 years but only felt I was getting worse. Then, while planning a summer trip to Las Vegas I stumbled upon Paul Wilson's golf videos. I watched a few and couldn't believe how simple he made the golf swing look. I picked up an extra driver from my garage, started trying to swing free and easy and went to the range 2-3 times a week to see if this method would really work. My first time out I shot 97. The second was a 92. The next was an 85. Then, I booked a pair of lessons with Wilson during my vacation. Long story short, Paul Wilson's teaching methods kept me from quitting the game. My handicap is down to an 11, and I am scheduled for two more lessons with him in July so I can confirm somebody who reads this forum is a Wilson disciple. While he can get pretty technical when describing his approach for me it's pretty simple - turn to the top, start the downswing with the lower body and let my arms swing loosely. I expect to break 80 for the first time in my life by the end of the year.               One more thing, which has been noted previously in this thread - if I get off track I immediately go to YouTube, que up a couple of Paul's videos and know exactly what I'm doing wrong. His web site is an incredible resource for me, and I assume it's the same for many others.
    • Muirfield Out of Open Rota, Denies Women Membership
      I was under the impression that Cypress Point had been removed from the "Crosby Clambake" simply because the membership at that course didn't like the idea of the general public trampling on their hallowed turf.  Part of that reasoning might be based simply upon the notion of exclusivity and status; on the other hand, the environment around the course is somewhat fragile and having thousands of golf fans moving around that delicate seaside plant life and sand dunes would not be good for it. You can't tell me that most of the pros who play in the AT&T ProAm don't try and pull whatever strings they have at their disposal to play a round at Cypress during the weekend or weekdays before the AT&T event given the spectacular design and the chance to play a relatively well-preserved MacKenzie design. So even now that Cypress Point has female members I don't believe we can expect that we will ever see it on the AT&T course rota again.
    • Carry-on one Driver golf club in airplane? US and to Eurpoe?
      Thanks, Iacas. I will carry on one Driver with me without  any packaging.  I will have to pass through security check and X-ray scanning. By the way, my flight will be from Toronto Pearson airport to EU, so I hope Canada will have the same regulation as US since they are part of NA (North America). I will let you know if I will get into any trouble.  (I will not do practice swing inside the plane, but I may try while I wait around boarding area. ) Thanks!      
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Blog Entries