If you could always play at your best...

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If you could always reasonably expect to play near your personal best ability, would your equipment choices change?

I thought of this because there's no doubt that I've picked my equipment for its performance. Yet also, largely to mask my flaws.

If I knew that I could/would play near my best every time, present to preferred:


Driver: I'd likely stick with my G400 Max. Love that thing.

FW/Hybrids: out would be my hybrids, in would be 3W/5W or 4W/7W

Irons: out would be my P790 and in would be my Mizuno MP-52. When I'm on, their precision is fantastic. Also the best irons I've played for chipping, bump & runs, etc.

Wedges: although I like larger wedges and play the PMs and Fourteen RM-22J, I'd probably opt for a smaller profile, maybe commit to the standard RM-22 as they're great wedges, just less forgiving than the J.

Putter: my beloved Directed Force Reno would likely be parked in the closet for my Scotty Squareback.

Ball: I put a prerequisite on accuracy off the tee so will sacrifice some greenside spin to achieve a straighter driver ballflight. I'd give the higher spinning X balls a longer look, for sure.

I wish I could say that I'd play exactly what I have but much of what I play helps me to play better when my swing is not exactly on. For days when it is, I can't help but think that I could score even better with some of the above instead.

How 'bout you?
 

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I would say look at your ball regardless.

I was in the "less spin off the tee" camp until the Q-star Tour deal.

I now realize consistent spin around the greens > less spin with driver for this 15 index guy. :)
 

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I would say look at your ball regardless.

I was in the "less spin off the tee" camp until the Q-star Tour deal.

I now realize consistent spin around the greens > less spin with driver for this 15 index guy. :)
My statement about straightness and spin is relative as I still use balls that spin well around the greens.

My present would likely check anyone's box for suitable spin (Z-Star).

Prior favorites have been the Duo-Pro and Mizuno RB Tour. I like the Tour B X for its straight flight but it launches too high for my tastes.

Whereas the XV, TP5X and Tour B XS curve too much for my tastes off the tee with driver yet are fantastic around the greens.
 

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Not at all. I think I am still choosing forgiveness and distance and enjoying it.
 

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Not likely, I made my choices with the mind set that I wanted to learn how to hit and swing properly. Has it cost me strokes? Probably. That said my ball striking is improving at a decent rate at this point.

Rogue driver
Fuzion 3 FW
Big Bertha Hybrids
Apex 19 irons
Strike Lab 1 putter

Only thing maybe is I’d play a Tru Vis. Much easier for me to locate on the course.
 

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I don't think it would change much.

Maybe the only change would be the 5 wood for a driving iron. The few times I've had a driving iron in the bag I've always enjoyed it, but my swing doesn't always match with it.


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My bag would stay the same.
 

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I am keeping my bag exactly as it is
Just put new Recoil 760es smacWrap shafts in my Ping G irons. I hit them well-Why change

my driver, G400 aft, not goi g to find better
3wood Ping G400 aft, straight tried & true
G410 3&4 hybrid.... keeping!
Glide 2.0 50* 54* & 58*.... nothing wrong here
Scotty Futura X5 dual balance

keep what I got!
 

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I dont think my bag would change even if I could play my best every time out.
My current bag consists of: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* driver (set to 12.5*), Tommy Armour Atomic 5-wood, Tommy Armour Atomic 5, 7 and 9-irons, Cleveland CBX 56* wedge, Ping Anser putter and Pinnacle Soft balls.
Even if I always played by best, I would still be happy with my driver and 5-wood. I maybe would set the driver to 10.5 degrees because I would have the confidence to swing harder and feel like I could still find the fairway. My irons wouldnt really change because I hit them well and they give me good distance. I dont really feel that a player's cavity back or blade would do much for me because what I need is something that hits the ball higher and farther. The same with my wedge. Im happy with it and am a believer in cavity back wedges with wider soles that are similar to my irons. I used to not be a fan of wide sole wedges because I liked to open the face but lately Ive stopped hitting open faced wedge shots and feel like its a safer, more reliable approach.
Same with the putter. Its a proven, time-tested design that I trust.
The same with the balls too. The price is right, they are made in the USA and are of good quality.
 

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I suspect I would play the same clubs. If was good enough and full on blades would give me a performance boost, I would certainly play them. But at this point I don't think clubs are holding me back or limiting my potential. I like that goldilocks zone where I get enough feedback and enough forgiveness. I think the super duper playing version of me would feel the same way.
 

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The only reason my bag will be changing is for newer technology that will help me become that good player. Once I can get good consistent swings, then I will start the look for the unicorn clubs that give me a little extra.
 

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About the only thing I'd think about changing might be my hybrids. When I'm hitting my 4W well, there's a good sized gap between it an my 3H, and my new 5i is encroaching on the range that my 4h goes. They go a little too high and spin a little too much for my current swing, but I know them like an old pair of slippers.
 

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I'm currently playing the best golf I've played. I'm sure the technology in my bag is a large part of it. Hopefully I can learn to close the drivers face better. And get the proper body twist/lean so that i'm better at hitting the ball first instead of such a sweeper.
 

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If I always played my best, I'd probably go to forged irons. But since I don't, I'll stick with my game improvement set.
 

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I'd play my Nike Vapor Pro blades permanently if it meant always scoring at my limit (which is not far off)
 

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