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When do I know that I need new clubs?

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I'm a pretty high handicapper, somewhere in the 20-25 range. I've been using the same clubs (they are fitted) for about 8 years - Titleist DCI 990B's. If I still think that they're serving me OK as far as fitting my swing, how do I know that they have reached the end of their utility? I've since replaced the sand wedge with a Callaway Forged+ 56/14, but haven't made any other changes. Am I losing out on new technology, or should I keep working on my game with these irons?

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I'm a pretty high handicapper, somewhere in the 20-25 range. I've been using the same clubs (they are fitted) for about 8 years - Titleist DCI 990B's. If I still think that they're serving me OK as far as fitting my swing, how do I know that they have reached the end of their utility? I've since replaced the sand wedge with a Callaway Forged+ 56/14, but haven't made any other changes. Am I losing out on new technology, or should I keep working on my game with these irons?

I'm in this handicap range too but I don't consider myself a high handicapper. I tried out new clubs at a demo day to see if I would gain anything from new technology and a pro on the range told me to spend my money towards a lesson instead. He said if you have a good swing, you can hit anything. I took his advice and took a stroke improvement lesson. I took my handicap down a few points and noticed that I can now tell a good club from a bad club. 

post #3 of 7

New clubs are great to have (just because they are new) but don't believe all the techno babble and hype. I play with guys with 10+ year old equipment and they shoot in the 70s.

post #4 of 7

Irons only wear out when the grooves are so worn they don't spin the ball like they used to. That's a pretty long time, especially with harder, cast clubs - they'll probably outlive you. Now, that's not the same thing as having a few $ in your pocket and WANTING some shiny new clubs! Maybe a change will reinvigorate your game? Get you to the range more?

post #5 of 7

When you want new ones haha. You could keep playing with the same set, but where's the fun in that? Get yourself some new sticks!

post #6 of 7

I'm going to buy new irons this weekend, but that's because i've been playing with a $150 off the rack set.  Time to get the real deal!

post #7 of 7

Unless your old clubs are broken, you dont NEED new clubs.  If your driver isnt 460cc, you could benefit from a new driver.  If your 3-wood is more than 10 years old, you could benefit from a new 3-wood.

Irons?  Meh.  Im not all that convinced that new irons are THAT much better than the older ones, unless of course you have an older set of blades.  Wedges?  Meh again.  Im not convinced that all of the new face texturing on newer wedges makes any difference in terms of spin.

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