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purchasing full bag of Titleists

sfried

would like to have full set of Titleists, but trying to put together MY combination instead of the typical set & don't mind last yr's models to save on total costs, & not one that needs the latest & greatest. so this what i would like & asking FORUM IF possible? trying for a 4 degree differential throughout: driver thru LW 915 D2 12 degree 45.5" shaft, R-flex 915F 16 degree R-flex 915H 20 degree (to = my 3i) R-flex 24 degree (to = my4i)

716 AP2 Steel R-flex: 5i 28 degrees, 6i 32 degrees, 7i 36 degrees, 8i 40 degrees, 9i 44 degrees

Vokeys: PW 48 degrees- 8 degrees F, GW 52 degrees- 8 degrees F, SW 56 degrees-12 degrees S or K grind?, LW 60 degrees-10 degree M or L grind?

SC Select Newport 2: 4 degrees, 33" shaft with SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 grip bag: Player 14

7 Replies

  1. Dino J

    Hi Sidney,

    I like your bag set up! Looks great! My only suggestion is to consider going to a Titleist Fitter to gain access to the full variety of shaft options and the use of a Trackman to provide the feedback to help you make an informed decision.

    This is also very critical with helping you determine the wedge grinds that best fit your swing type and usual playing conditions, etc. Are you considering the SM5 or SM6 version?

    Personally, I like your bag combo - though my irons are of the 714 AP2 variety at the present time.
  2. Daniel S

    Sounds like a good setup ! the 915 & 716 AP2's are great clubs.
    I myself prefer more irons than 9-5 iron as i carry a 2 iron still and have dropped my 3 iron to favor an extra wedge.
  3. sfried

    hi dino, thx for comments, & good suggestion. unfortunately in my area (manhattan) finding a titles fitter not geographically easy. in attempting to put together a full set of last year's models, sort of have to accept what is offered in terms of shafts, given that is more prevelent when buying current models. FYI: have spoken to a couple of golf shop pros who are just as confused about grinds as the general public. unless have a titleist fitting instructor following u around like the pros, its difficult to determine which grind/wedge is best, given most weekend golfers are "relatively" inconsistent. to answer your question, looking to the SM5 combo IF can find what i'm looking for, which is highly doubtful, given the lofts, bounce and grind trying to put together. lastly, thx for your comment on my bag combo.
  4. sfried

    hi daniel, i agree re: 915 & 716's. figure that having 1 FW + a 3H & 4H satisfies what many seem to think: "if not scratch golfer, & over 60", should not even consider having a 3i or 4i in bag, so succumbed to "popular" advice, as well as my ideal 4 wedge line-up, substituting a Vokey PW for the regular set PW as part of the typical iron set-up.
  5. Dino J

    sfried

    hi dino, thx for comments, & good suggestion. unfortunately in my area (manhattan) finding a titles fitter not geographically easy. in attempting to put together a full set of last year's models, sort of have to accept what is offered in terms of shafts, given that is more prevelent when buying current models. FYI: have spoken to a couple of golf shop pros who are just as confused about grinds as the general public. unless have a titleist fitting instructor following u around like the pros, its difficult to determine which grind/wedge is best, given most weekend golfers are "relatively" inconsistent. to answer your question, looking to the SM5 combo IF can find what i'm looking for, which is highly doubtful, given the lofts, bounce and grind trying to put together. lastly, thx for your comment on my bag combo.

    Hi ... for what it's worth, I checked the greater NYC area and found quite a few certified Titleist Fitters. One is located in Manhattan, but uses an indoor facility (TrueSpec) but they have the Trackman, etc. and may be your best bet without having to travel too far outside the city. There are others as well that are just across the bridge on the NJ side.

    Regarding the wedges, I was fitted with mine. There are protocols or procedures in place that they use to assist in determining your swing type. Swing type is one of the key determinants in helping you choose the best grind for your wedges. The Trackman helps you by providing feedback data on your typical yardage, etc. so that you can get more informed about your lofts, etc.

    Lastly, if you are determined to purchase clubs without a fitting, then maybe your best bet is to just simply go to Golf Galaxy and see if they have second sets in stock, or perhaps try some golf clubs that have Titleist rental sets and inquire when they may sell them (if they will sell them). But, I have found that the fitting process is the best way to customise your clubs and order what you want. I'm sure that there are other TT members that will echo that sentiment.

    Regardless, all the best in your endeavour Sidney/Sfried!
  6. sfried

    dino, again, very much appreciate your reply! and, good advice. what i was trying to avoid was going the full bag with all current models, big expense. on the other hand, possibly doing last year's 915D2 driver/915 FW/915H Hybrids/716 AP2 Irons; and biting the bullet on SM6 wedges for my fitting specs. i have found some SC Newport 2's, but only 1 or 2 previous year's models. i believe golf galaxy or 2ndswing have "some" of what i'm looking, but no one seems to carry all??
    anyway, thx again!!!!!
  7. sfried

    dino, again, very much appreciate your reply! and, good advice. what i was trying to avoid was going the full bag with all current models, big expense. on the other hand, possibly doing last year's 915D2 driver/915 FW/915H Hybrids/716 AP2 Irons; and biting the bullet on SM6 wedges for my fitting specs. i have found some SC Newport 2's, but only 1 or 2 previous year's models. i believe golf galaxy or 2ndswing have "some" of what i'm looking, but no one seems to carry all??
    anyway, thx again!!!!!

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