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Just purchased the following for post surgery golf being that I am a USAF Veteran I thought they would be appropriate.  

Titleist T400 irons. I haven’t gotten them yet, but they are on order!

Bought a US Kids golf set and pink hello kitty balls for my daughter.  It's for her 3rd birthday so i'm just hoping she likes golf as much as her dad.

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Nothing. Went to GG on my lunch break yesterday and snapped the head off a new Adams Speedline driver. After audibly breaking a second I left without taking out my wallet- first time for everything I guess. Since my swing speed is < 300mph, I'm guessing they just got a bad batch.
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Been cycling through $30/doz balls. This time I picked up Srixon’s "Trispeed Tour…” I like it, but not more than the Bridgestone e6 for feel; or the Taylormade “TP Black LDP” for greenside spin.
On that note… I tried the Titleist NXT Tour… Nice ball but SO fragile! A decent iron shot will chew it up! No thanks Titleist.

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Titleist 909D3 8.5* Diamana White Board X flex
Titleist 909F3 13*Diamana White Board X flex
Titleist 909H 19* Diamana White Board X flex
3 - P: Titleist AP2 S300's X Flex
54* Titleist Vokey
60* Titleist Vokey
And a new custom made putter, this was not at the golf store, but I got to pick it up the same day :)
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Two Dozen Top-Flite Gamer V2.....there was an extra sleeve with each dozen & I had 2 $10 gift cards, so I got 2 1/2 dozen for $20.

Great ball, used them on my 4 day Golf Trip to Sebring, FL with 22 others.

Same distance as the Callaway Tour iX & Pro V1x; held the greens as well.

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A new bag. The Wilson Staff Elite Tour....a Callaway hat and Nike Dri-fit for my buddies bday

....I also got some Nike NDX's from Canadian Tire...24 for 18 bucks.
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Titleist AP2 710 series irons
Taylormade Supertri 9.5

Got the driver same day but since i'm a lefty I get to wait for the clubs to arrive in a few days

I'm afraid to go back anytime soon in fear that I'll buy a 3 wood or new bag
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