How long have you had your clubs?
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Before going from stiff to regular shafts in 2009, I had my irons for 14 years and my driver and FWs for 7.
I've used my current irons for three years, after testing and almost buying them in 2009. I filled out my wedges the next year or so of the switchout.
Drivers, FWs and Hs have been a challenge. I just re-swapped drivers last spring, and briefly had some RBZ FWs and an H. Swapped RBZ out this spring because of control problems for Exotics XRail FWs and an Adams V4 4H.
The "since 2009" is by far the most switching of clubs I've ever done. Getting the long clubs right has been a problem. But, I think I'm good to go for the next few years.
Driver: 3 years. It's a Titleist 910D that I won by buying four $5 raffle tickets. The raffle was to benefit our asst pro who was trying to raise money for the next stage of his pga schooling.
3w: 4 yrs old
3 hyb: 3 yr old Calloway and I love it.
4-AW: 3 yr old Calloway RazrX's
SW, LW, P: 3 months. They are all Edel's.
My old equipment was just that, old. I had been playing Ping Eye 2's, which I believe were from the mid 1980's (my dad had given them to me). My driver was an old Cobra. My 3w was a good 10 yrs old... I tend to treat my golf clubs like my cars. Buy nice ones, then use them for a really long time... Well, I guess I can't say that about my wedges and putter, but I'll be sticking with my new Edel's for a long time :).
In my vintage bag are a set of Wilson Staffs I have had since 1979, and a 4 wood from the 60's that I have had a couple of weeks. The vintage thing is also causing ho tendancies, as I have bought 3 MacGregor woods and a MacGregor wedge (total investment $18 not counting grips) in the last month. I am currently pondering 1-2 sets of Hogan irons.
Everything in my bag is 2013. The "upgrade" was more about eventually finding what worked for me via numerous fittings and experimentation. The iron set I was using was 80's technology and honestly it was fine. There were many newer clubs I tried that didn't work as well for me. For me it's about equal parts technology and appeal.
Yeah, I have tried to keep mine looking good too. They just have such a nice feel and great feedback. I suppose once I get my swing where I want it to be, I may go out and hit a few different brands of the new clubs and see if they feel any better or give me any advantages.
I had a friend that played with the same gunmetal clubs. They were a pretty nice set.
Titleist 910 d2
Mizuno JPX 825 4-pw
Callaway BB fairway woods (will replace soon)
Cleveland cg15 60* Lob Wedge
Cleveland TA 588 56*Sand Wedge (looking to upgrade)
Cleveland forged 588 52* gap wedge
Odyssey White Hot #2 (will replace soon)
I expect to carry most of is bag for some time. I really don't like to upgrade that much once I find something I like.