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Best set of all time

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by azgreg, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Rick Shiels recently released a video of what he believes is the best clubs of all time. Basically a bag of clubs that were considered game changers at their time of release.


    What would your bag be?
     
  2. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    In 2005 I won a long drive with a Great Big Bertha 10.5°. Great driver but not a whole lot of forgiveness.

    In terms of game changers:
    Callaway GBB Driver
    Taylormade Burner fairways
    Ping Eye 2 irons
    Titleist Vokey wedges
    Ping Anser putter
    Titleist Balata ball
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    You spelled ProV wrong
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    ProV1s are better but Balatas were the game changers.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Game changers ...

    Taylor Made Pittsburgh Persimmon drivers
    … The advent of the metal wood changed the game for millions of people playing this game. The traditionalists resisted seeing those beautiful persimmon wood heads disappear. When a metal wood won The Masters, the tide began to change.

    Adams Tite-Lies fairway woods
    … Barney Adams came out with an extremely low profile fairway wood that allowed people to get a ball airborne from the fairway. Manufacturers like Orlimar copied Adams. Soon we saw the center of gravity lowered and Barney's idea is still prevalent in today's fairway woods.

    King Cobra irons
    … If we want to talk about investment casting and the longevity of the Ping Eye 2's, we all know they are #1. Still, when the King Cobra irons were introduced with stronger lofts the game changed. Suddenly, weekend hackers could hit their 8-iron as far... or farther... than their buddy could hit his 7-iron. It was an ego enhancer. Almost immediately, we saw iron lofts strengthened across the industry. They have continued to where today's pitching wedge is the 8-iron of yesteryear.

    Hogan wedges ...
    … Tour pros were seldom seen with wedges having more than 53 degrees loft. Along came Tom Kite carrying 3 Hogan wedges. Tom Watson soon followed with some higher lofted wedges. Kite started the "fad" and it stuck.

    Ping Anser putters ...
    … The winningest putter... and the most copied design... of all times. Heel/Toe weighting changed putting forever.

    Titleist ProV balls ...
    … Players had a choice. You could play a Tour Balata and your amateur swing would send it left or right. But, that's what the pros played and you could brag about having them in your bag. Or, you could play a Top Flite... hit it a mile... dent your persimmon driver with it... and watch it scream across a green even when you hit it pin high. The ProV design has been the most popular Tour ball and a ball many amateurs can also enjoy. Callaway, Bridgestone, Taylor Made... many similar balls out there. (Callaway litigated Titleist due to who actually infringed on whose patent, but the Titleist ProV is still regarded as the advent of a ball that has changed the game of both pro and amateur.)

    And... somewhere in there we must remember the game changer hybrids have been.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Taylor Made Pittsburgh Persimmon. Changed the game.
    Tour Edge Exotics CB Fairway woods. Forced the major OEM’s to catch up on a neglected segment of the bag.
    Cobra Baffler Hybrids. The first really successful hybrid, created a new market segment.
    Ping Eye 2’s. The iron that showed the world of golf that cavity backs were here to stay.
    Titleist Vokey Wedges. They put non-set wedges on the map.
    Ping Anser. The putter that pretty much everyone has copied.
    Strata Golf Balls. The Pro V1 before the Pro V1 existed. It forced Titleist into a game of catch up.
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Everyone says TM metal woods changed things but I had a couple Yonex ADX graphite head drivers with an unheard of 45" long graphite shaft that would beat any TM Burner metalwood back then.

    Then I had a set of Cleveland VAS irons, you know, those ugly things that Corey Pavin won the US Open with. They were and still are the most forgiving irons ever made. My son-in-law still plays my old set (which are still in like new shape) and does well with them.
     
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    Excellent point here.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I was hoping this was about boobs.

    I am disappoint.
     
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    Paging @sssmokin to the super secret courtesy phone...
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    ^^^this, shut her down boys this thread is complete
     

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