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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Louie_T07, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    This has GOT to be the curse of the Canadian golf season. It happens to me every year during the winter months and although my inner club Ho approves... It's something I really want to at least attempt and control. Even if just a little. What I'm talking about is the fact, I don't NEED any new clubs, none at all. But here I sit at home being flooded with all these new clubs advertisement after ad. Of course this is my own doing. I'm the one sitting here watching the golf channel and buying the magazines...

    Now I find myself thinking... hmmm a new driver, or some wedges, or yet another putter...
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    It takes over. I've said it many times... it's an addiction. It's an addiciton I can't crawl out of. "Hello. My name is Limpalong and I am a golfclubaholic!" But...

    I don't gamble. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't hunt. I don't fish. I can't even fart any more without worrying about 'sliders'!!! At 68, I have two vices... golf and coffee. Anymore, the coffee is almost as expensive as the golf clubs!!!!

    It's been all I can do to keep from picking up a couple of new wedges and at least three sets of nice used irons I have my eyes on. I have been able... sweating and going through the DT shakes... talk myself out of doing anything until the first of the year. Once January comes, perhaps I can talk myself into waiting until Spring. I doubt it.

    Driver, wedges, putter?? Sitting up there in the far North, can't you just feel the ball coming off the face of the new driver and see the ball landing far beyond where any other driver has taken you. Wedges? When you live in a land that allows you barely days to play golf between snows, wouldn't it be nice to see that ball hop once and stop right next to the hole. And, when you do hit an errant shot and have a 30 FT putt to know that brand new putter will read the green for you and you'll putt like Tiger Woods used to. Come on!!! Do it!!! What else do I have to do to be an "enabler"???!!!!
     
  3. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Do it! You know you want to!
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Real golfers buy new clubs in the off season.

    So...are you a real golfer??
     
  5. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    What if you don't have a off season?
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Then you're a real dick.
     
  7. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Like a Super Dick!
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll take your word on that one.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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  10. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    SMH...I was backing you up. Cmon man!!!
     
  11. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    Oops. :D
     
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  12. Louie_T07

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    I know, I know! And I probably will...

    Guess I'm a real golfer!!
     
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    Or a new iron set.
     
  14. Louie_T07

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    My irons are probably the only items safe in my bag really... I'm not saying I wouldn't buy a second, "backup" iron set. But my MP's aren't going anywhere any time soon.

    Honestly it's wedges and drivers that again have my attention this winter. The BB Alpha 815 has my eye as well as the new offerings from Titleist. The G30 is also a viable option at this point too. As for wedges I could go either way as well, the Mack Daddy's are nice and I've always like Cleveland's wedges too... Oh what to do??
     
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    What to do. Buy some cleveland wedges. Make more birdies and smile.
     
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    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... I would like to try a forged cleveland wedge...
     
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    I play 588 DSG RTG 52, 56, 60, and just pulled my 3 hybrid to add a 64.
     
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    I really like Cleveland wedges. Tried Vokeys but did not like them at all. I also really like Vally wedges but the TM's I have now are money.
     
  19. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    You guys are bad influences, was just scouting some forged Cleveland 588 wedges. Real beauties too... Hmmm

    I have personally never really been sold on Vokey wedges, but they do have their following. I've played a few different sets of Cleveland's CG wedges and liked them all! I tried a set of forged Callaway wedges and just loved the feel they had, but they were older and I don't think you can beat Zip grooves IMO
     
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    To me, the Vokeys had zero feel. Also, not very forgiving especially for a guy who plays as little as I do these days!
     

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