Titleist and PowerBilt for me. I will edit later to add details.
What's In The Bag
I am using Powerbilt TPS 7.0 irons with regular shaft. 5 iron on up and I carry 3 wedges. 48, 56 and 60 Deg. I have a 64 deg but it's only good for 30 yards and I prefer my 48 for those shots so I don't carry it.
Titleist 975J-VS 10.5 deg with AJ Tech 55F shaft
Titleist 904F 13 deg.
Titleist 906F2 18 deg.
Titleist 904F 22 deg.
All of my woods have a stiff shaft. When I have a bad day at the course then the following round I will change my driver and 3 wood and carry these.
Titleist 905T 10.5 deg.
Ping G3 14deg
Acushnet bullseye putter. I have 2. One I shortened and put on a pistol grip and the other is standard with a over sized grip. Depends on the day as to which one I carry.
I also have over sized grips on all of my clubs.
Nice clubs you guys.
Nowwhat, are those a true blade? I can't tell for sure but they look like they're perimeter weighted. What kind of woods do you carry?
I'm also curious Ichi about your driver. What is it and what's the loft? I know you hit a long ball.
360 CC and stiff. My kind of driver. My 975J-VS is 312 CC and the Titleist 905T is 400 CC. One of these days I'm going to try a 460. Maybe a 905R.
If you're ever looking I can recommend 2ndswing golf on eBay. They have always treated me right and any club I have bought was as described. Damn, now I'm looking. I didn't think this group was going to cost me money.
Picked up a new driver. Callaway Diablo, 10.5 and a regular shaft. Not sure if I could recommend it cause I've only played a few rounds with it.
I've had to modify my swing because of a bad back so I moved the ball back in my stance which helps me get through it. I'm hitting the ball straighter but I'm not sure yet if I can credit Callaway. I'll update later.
Anyone besides me having a hard time getting through the ball? I had my first session with a physical trainer today and I'm hoping to gain more flexibility. I go through the normal stretching routines at the course but that's not enough anymore. He told me today to start making my practice swings from the right and left sides. I had never thought of that and I've never seen anyone do that. Makes a lot of sense.
I made a couple of changes this week I went back to the Titleist 975J-VS and I removed the 3 wood from the bag. There is a reason that the AJ Tech shaft was so expensive and even with the small head that thing will put them out there. I would say a good 10 yards longer. All summer I had been using the Titleist 905T.
If I'm out 200+ I would use the 3 wood but my driver is 10.5 and it's easy to hit off the deck so for now the 3 wood is out.
If none of you have tried the driver instead of the 3 wood you should. I also use it out of the rough when the ball is sitting up and again to keep the ball low under trees. For almost anything you can imagine, the driver will do it best.
I was in small golf shop once in L.A. (during the former L.A. Open at Riviera which we'd been taking in).
I was looking at putters because the ones which I'd brought down with me, weren't suitable for the greens which we'd been playing.
I needed a (lighter) putter made for faster greens, than those which we generally find in the pacific northwest !
I looked to my right and there was Nick Faldo - Looking at the very same putters which I was.
Next day we were out at what's known as Industry Hills, and Isao Aoki was two groups ahead of us.
I'd just finished cutting fairways once at the course I was working at and was heading back to the shop,
I'd heard that there was a kid by the name of Tiger Woods playing the course that day, and that he had just won his 2nd U.S. Amatuer
I came across his little entourage on the 14th tee (a silly little dogleg par 4 where if you want to play conservatively, ya' gotta hit 3 iron / 9 iron to get there)
I shut off the mower directly behind him and watched him tee off decently enough with his 4 - No big hairy deal BUT
I wish now that I'd have gotten him to sign the mower, or my hat if I'd had a pen.
I never realized that he'd go on to become who he did !
I incorrectly assumed that he was perhaps just a "flash in the pan" !
And ya' prob. don't need a pic of Woods
I have decided to leave a set of clubs in Michigan this year instead of hauling them back and forth. I have a full set of Powerbilt irons and I decided to take my Callaway 460 CC driver so I'm looking for a Callaway 5 and 7 wood. Callaway lists used clubs on their website and what I want they sell for $130 so I've been doing the eBay thing. Just got beat in the last 5 seconds for a 'like new' RAZR 5 wood but there are two more being auctioned tomorrow. Sooner or later I'll snag one.
Here's a link for Callaway used clubs.
It wasn't a Tournament (Heaven forbid)
It was just a normal day.
And of course, early morning mowing usually lasts about 3 hours.
Like I said : I was making my way on back to the shop.(after having completed my circuit)
That teebox was about a hundred feet from the shop.
And of course my Ram irons are tour blades.Bob
Surely Tom Watson wouldn't have used anything but
Neither would I have at that point in time.
I think they called 'em called Muscle-Backed tour blades then.
'Cause that's what they had : a little bit of extra-weight : just behind the sweet-spot.
You carry 4 wedges in your bag ?.....Do you also carry 14 clubs ?
What is the lowest your handicap's been ?
And when did you take up the game ?
Me I got down to a 6 : That was it.
But that was on good courses and such - Playing from the backs.
I've caddied in numerous Pro events.
Which in one of them once, Steve Stricker won.
My freakin' guy shot even par and just barely made the cut.
My sand wedge is exactly like this one used here (and often with the same results) lol
I carry 12 clubs. Driver, 5 and 7 metals with stiff shaft. 5 thru 9 irons and the 4 wedges all with regular shafts. I am a mid 80's player and that's when I play all of the time, like I am presently. I play every other day. Usually I shoot 85/86 and on a really bad day I can shoot 100.
I am able to change the loft on a metal by just using my grip so I can play 120/160 with my 7 wood and the same applies to my 5. If I truly need a 3 metal I am able to hit my 10.5 driver off the deck and it's my favorite club for hitting low shots under the trees or hitting out of the rough. You ever slide under the ball in deep rough? You won't do that if you hit it out with your driver.
I started playing when I was in my mid 30's and last but not least I would not consider your clubs to be blades.
This is a blade:
This is a cavity back:
Lol....Talk about nit-picking Bob Whatever.....
Believe me - I've tried my fair share of blades like your's and even with my handicap at 7-8 (average round well under 80), I couldn't rely on the feel of them.
Hit those things an 1/8th of an inch off center and it leaves your hands a ringing.
If those're the clubs you have chosen to use ?....I'm sorry to have to tell you, it's a pretty bad choice ! IMO
And WHY are carring 2 clubs LESS than you're allowed to ? 4 of which are wedges ?
And NO! I've never slid a club under the ball whilst in the rough
Edited by nowwhat - 4/7/13 at 12:49am