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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    I know... for those of you who've met me, you can just confirm the short answer is a resounding YES! However, that's not what I'm getting at with this post.

    So, on May 4th, I shot a 79, my best score since my return from my 6ish year hiatus.

    Today, I shot a 42-33/75! All time PR for me. It was from the white tees, but I honestly don't feel like that cheapens it much at all. I still hit the shots and made the birdies (4) to get me there.

    My question comes because I'm in the midst of trying to rebuild my bag. Am I crazy for wanting new clubs when I'm playing so well with what's in the bag now?

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    Not trying to be judgy, but... crazy for the bag changing after shooting a 75 - 42/33 at 13.5 cap? Yes.

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    I have two potentially expensive hobbies: guitar playing and golf.

    There are all kinds of parallels between the two in regard to new gear.

    Personally, and this is just my opinion: once the gear reaches a certain threshold of quality, I’ve found the differences between clubs or guitars/amps/pedals to be largely insignificant.

    Once a guitar or a golf club feels good in my hands I’ll keep it for a long time and spend my time and money on practice or playing out instead of on gear.

    But that’s just me, and I know it’s counter to the typical THP way, haha.
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    As Lucy said to Charlie Brown from the sike, er, Psychit, er, advice booth, "The fact that you realize you have this problem means you cannot be too far gone."
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    Quote Originally Posted by dthrog00 View Post
    Not trying to be judgy, but... crazy for the bag changing after shooting a 75 - 42/33 at 13.5 cap? Yes.

    Dave
    I guess I need to update that. The latest Grint update puts me at -12.7 and the next one should drop it again. As has been said, though, I'm 100% certifiable.

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    Well I just bought a set of irons. Did I NEED them? No. It's not a matter of need. But I am playing my wedges better although I'm still trying to figure out the partial shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    Oh, it wont be that long for mid-80's. So, maybe, I'll just wait a few days.

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    Totally unrelated..but what app is that for keeping stats? Looks like it includes strokes gained?

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    Question - were you properly fitted for the clubs currently in the bag that you have just shot a PB with?

    If yes, then I would maybe be in two minds about getting a new bag

    If no, just think what you could potentially do with clubs properly fitted.....

    I shot 75,76,79 last year at my home course (par 72) with the clubs that were in my bag, but I am replacing all of mine as they aren't ideal any more with how much my swing has evolved, so maybe I am crazy as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieGuy View Post
    Totally unrelated..but what app is that for keeping stats? Looks like it includes strokes gained?
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    I just bought some blades because they pretty. You're crazy in a good way

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    Haha. My game really came together yesterday after about a 2 week struggle. I get off the course and the first thing I'm doing is looking at new utility irons to regap between my 3w and 4i. So, no you are normal - at least normal amongst us on here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexped2393 View Post
    I just bought some blades because they pretty. You're crazy in a good way
    I've done that and really want to buy a new set because they look so nice. I hit blades so well on the range, but not so much on the course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wubears71 View Post
    I've done that and really want to buy a new set because they look so nice. I hit blades so well on the range, but not so much on the course.
    Same, I went and bought some used Mizunos because they look and feel/sound amazing. My game is nowhere near good enough to hit blades though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wubears71 View Post
    I've done that and really want to buy a new set because they look so nice. I hit blades so well on the range, but not so much on the course.
    Haven't been on the course yet, range time has been overall positive though

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    First, nice round OG!

    I once went 7 under for nine. Im probably the crappiest golfer to ever shoot a 29. That was the back, the front was a lovely 44. Ended up +1, 73. It wasnt my best overall score ever but one of my top 10 in the last 5 years since I came back to golf. Whats funny about that is I left some meat on the bone with the 29, it easily could have been a 27. Im pretty sure I had something different in the bag after a week or two.

    So good play has nothing to do with switching things up. I could have used any clubs to shoot that 44/29, save for ones wildly inappropriate for me.

    Swap out, keep, theyre all so good anymore that it probably matters very little to your scores. I played the equipment game for a long time. Now Im trying to stick with what Ive got, with the obvious exception of swapping to Bridgestone wedges once those come in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexped2393 View Post
    I just bought some blades because they pretty. You're crazy in a good way
    That is my exact justification for blades too. They're pretty! lol
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