With all the club changes I’ve been making, my bag has quite an assortment of brands. Fourteen clubs from 5 manufacturers.
- Driver: Adams Golf Speedline 9064LS
- 3 Wood: TaylorMade RocketBallz
- Hybrids: Adams Golf Idea Tech V3 (3 and 4 iron)
- Irons: Ping i20 (5-PW)
- Wedges: Cleveland CG14 (52, 56, and 60 degree)
- Putter: Odyssey White Ice D.A.R.T.
- Balls: Titleist Pro V1x
- Rangefinder: Bushnell V2 Tour
The TaylorMade RocketBallz 3 wood could make my driver obsolete. The club hits the ball a mile and then some! It came in yesterday, so I’ll give it a week in the bag before I jump to any conclusions, especially since I bought the driver at this time last year.
I only buy pre-owned golf balls from Knetgolf. Unless you are close to playing scratch golf, there is no reason to pay full price for brand new golf balls. A dozen of the Titleists I play go for around $50 at the store. I usually get 10 dozen of them, lightly used, for $160. Do the math. When you hit a brand new ball a couple of times you end up with a pre-owned ball anyway. Are those first few hits worth paying 3 times as much? Over the course of a year you’ll save a lot of money hitting used balls and your scores won’t suffer.
If you don’t have a rangefinder in your bag, make the investment. You can get a nice one for $250 or less on eBay or if you watch for sales. A rangefinder speeds up the pace of place, takes the guess work out of walking off distances, and helps to improve your game because you’ll learn how far you really hit your clubs.