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I am thinking of up grading my clubs. I'm going to get through the season and hopefully take advantage of some winter sales. I got an email from golfsmith and was looking to see what trade in value would be. I don't have a single club in my bag that they would take!
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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.

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Driver 3 months

Wood and hybrid 10 Months

Irons 6 months ( last ones I have for 6 years)

Putter for about 8 years.

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Time to upgrade! The only new thing in my bag is the bag! Driver 975j titliest Woods mizuno t-ziod blue rage Irons tommy Armour 845s oversize Putter nike?
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All my clubs and bag have been bought this year or last year. Irons hybrid driver fairway and putter are good now for at least 5 years. Irons more like 10. Wedges I buy usually every two years
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Driver ~ 2 years 4-wood ~ 2 months 4-hybrid ~ 2 months 4-PW ~ 8 years GW, SW, LW ~ 8 years
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My timelines: 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 :).
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The stuff in my signature is varied and all of it is pretty old, though I have only had some of it for a short time. The two PING wedges were just aquired about a month ago, but one of the putters I have had for over 30 years. Putting this bag together has made me into sort of a garage sale club ho over the past couple of years. I may be on the look out in the near future for a PING i20 or G20 driver, but I will pick up a used one or wait til the price drops a little more. If I buy new/unused, it would be the first new club in about 20 years. 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.
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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.

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I am thinking of up grading my clubs. I'm going to get through the season and hopefully take advantage of some winter sales. I got an email from golfsmith and was looking to see what trade in value would be. I don't have a single club in my bag that they would take!

Yep. They are pretty picky/ exclusive. I miss "Old Sport" golf shop off 85/285 access road. They were a hole in the wall but packed full of great used and vintage gear. They take trade even if it was "too old" granted for a minimum amount. However, at least you could liquidate stuff you didn't need anymore and feel good that someone else may eventually get use out of your old stuff. I have 3 Cleveland Quadpro Dual Rail R-Flex fairway woods, 16, 19, 22 in great shape. Golfsmith/ Edwin Watts trade in value = $0. I had a full set if Callaway Steelhead Plus woods: 12° D. 2, 4, 7, 9 in good shape that I was able to trade in for credit at a local GC. He has a pretty well stocked 'pro shop' of used gear and he will let try equip out for a round, buy it if they like it. This is an example of a real human being people, not a hoity-toity attitude ridden pro-shoppe elitist. Don't get me wrong, I like new gear as much as the next guy, but with the planned obsolescence mentality that manufacturing companies promote it is simply ridiculous to buy the brand new next greatest club. I mean my two most recent purchases were a TourEdge Exotics XGC5 22° Hybrid I found brand new shrink wrapped through Amazon for $43 & Ping G20 4-wood I did but from Golfsmith on sale and believe it or not they took trade in for my old Cleveland putter and I was pleasantly surprised how much credit I received as I bought it second hand for less than the trade in I got.

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I've had my Mizunos for 8 years now, I think.  My driver and 3 wood are my newest clubs and I've had them for like 2 years maybe.  I thought about upgrading my irons but I just hate to stop playing with these.  We will see...

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I've had my Mizunos for 10+ years now.  My driver and 3 wood are my newest clubs and I've had them for like 2 years maybe.  I thought about upgrading my irons but I just hate to stop playing with these.  We will see...

TN94z: I know what you mean. I got my Cleveland Gunmetal TA-5s new in 03, custom fitted at Golfsmith Friends & Famiky night for big big discount and I still hit them well, so why change? Right? They still look good too...

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TN94z: I know what you mean. I got my Cleveland Gunmetal TA-5s new in 03, custom fitted at Golfsmith Friends & Famiky night for big big discount and I still hit them well, so why change? Right? They still look good too...

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.

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Irons about 4 years now. Replaced woods and hybrids last year. Wedges vary.....between 2 and 4 years. Putter somewhere around 3 years. All pretty new by my standards. I tend to keep clubs quite awhile.
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After taking three years off, I have ended up replacing most of my set this year. I had Callaway X18 pros, a TM R5 dual, Callaway Big Bertha Fairway woods (05 or 07 I think) a Nickent 3dx 18* hybrid! matching set of Cleveland TA 588 wedges in 53,56,60* and Odyssey White Hot #2. Upgraded to my current bag: 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.
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Driver - 3 years 3 wood & hybrids - new this year Irons - 2 years Sand & lob wedge - new this year Putter - 2 years
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Driver - a little over a year

Putter - one year

Irons - 5 years

9 wood - one year

Hybrids, wedges - 2-4 years (i rotate a bunch in and out)

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