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  • 22-07-2020 7:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 209 ✭✭ newindublin


    How often do you:

    1- re-grip your clubs?
    2- check loft angles?
    3- buy new irons?
    4- buy new wedges?
    5- buy new driver?

    For me

    1- never done it, but am curious about it
    2- never
    3- 5+ years since my last set, considering might be time
    4- 5 years also, not sure if i will really benefit from fresh grooves or not
    5- mine works, not considering it unless it breaks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,518 ✭✭✭✭ Mushy


    How often do you:

    1- re-grip your clubs?
    2- check loft angles?
    3- buy new irons?
    4- buy new wedges?
    5- buy new driver?

    1. Do a few each year, but some may be more frequent
    2. Never
    3. Still have set I bought 15 years ago
    4. Bought new gap wedge in 2018 but wasnt replacing one. Never replaced one
    5. Still have same one I bought 15/16 years ago


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭ Joeyjoejoe43


    1- re-grip your clubs? Never, but irons and wedges would benefit.
    2- check loft angles? Never
    3- buy new irons? Whenever Xhot irons came out. 7 years ago...
    4- buy new wedges? Never
    5- buy new driver? Just replaced my Callaway X hot for a Pkng G410 SFT. driving was the best part of my game, but wanted 20+ extra yards.. struggling with the Ping. Massive draw on 70% of drives... ruining my game since I got it... hopefully I'll get used to it soon. It is set up to encourage a draw, but I'd like to reset it to neutral if that's possible with the SFT version..

    Handicap 18


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,552 ✭✭✭ dan_ep82


    1- Re Grip as needed. Current iron grips and wedge grips are two years old. Will be re gripped soon. Huge difference if the grips are bad.
    2- Got it done twice on second hand irons. I have lessons before I'd even think of it changing from play/practice.
    3- Current custom fit irons two years, no plans to change yet. Before that about 1 season ( second hand)
    4- Every 1.5 years or so. The 60° is the one I want to replace as i chip most and use in bunkers most, but I replace all of them.
    5- Bought a new driver last year, about two years before then. No plans to change yet.

    Most of my clubs have been with me two years since I was 21hc a few years back to 16hc now.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 1,506 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Benicetomonty


    1- re-grip your clubs? More frequently than I used to. Certainly once every 2 years.
    2- check loft angles? Never have had this done. Probably should.
    3- buy new irons? Last few years have seen too much chopping and changing. Longest Ive gone with a set is probably 6 or 7 years. Have my current set about 2 years.
    4- buy new wedges? Every 12 to 18 months.
    5- buy new driver? as with irons, more than I should. Always experimenting, interchangeable shafts makes it worse.

    Hc: 3


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    1- re-grip your clubs? Once every 2/3 years, irons are due regripping but thinking
    2- check loft angles? Never
    3- buy new irons? Once five years ago, thinking of getting fitted and replacing
    4- buy new wedges? Never
    5- buy new driver? Once, got fitted last year


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  • Registered Users Posts: 744 ✭✭✭ SEORG


    1- re-grip your clubs? A part that I probably over look but I do clean grips every few weeks, still nice and tacky after a clean
    2- check loft angles? - twice a season, luckily I know someone who has the equipment to check loft & lie angles f.
    3- buy new irons? - Have my irons since 2013, plan to get fitted for new ones October. Waiting to see what Mizuno release.
    4- buy new wedges? - every 2 years, but I use old set for winter golf.
    5- buy new driver? - Have G400 3 yrs - same head but have experimented with different shafts

    I have tried different fairway woods also but goign back to my RBZ 3HL from 2012 (i think)

    HC - 4


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭ Dbu


    1- re-grip your clubs? Every 2 years on average,
    2- check loft angles? never, would probably mess with my head
    3- buy new irons? 2nd hand set on golfbidder 2 years ago
    4- buy new wedges? Bought 2nd hand on golfbidder last year
    5- buy new driver? got fitted 2 years ago


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,858 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    1. Regrip my clubs? Never, though i need to at least re-grip my putter and some irons soon.
    2. Check loft angles? Never. Happy enough with there they are.
    3. Buy new irons? Every few years i suppose, though i'll see over the next 12 months.
    4. Buy new wedges? Bough some Vokeys a few months back, and will keep them till they break.
    5. Buy new driver? Tomorrow, and then not for another 5 years :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    1- re-grip your clubs? when needed, but irons haven't been done in 5 years so maybe I should get them done
    2- check loft angles? Never done it but considering getting it checked.
    3- buy new irons? have current set 5 years and previous set 11 years, may change next year.
    4- buy new wedges? once ever 4/5 years
    5- buy new driver? once every 2/3 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭ blue note


    1- re-grip your clubs? Never

    2- check loft angles? Never

    3- buy new irons? First full size set in 2000. Replaced them in 2011

    4- buy new wedges? Got pitching, gap and sand wedge with my iron set in 2011. My first wedge purchase was 2020.

    5- buy new driver? First non hand me down in 2010. Replaced it this February.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭ frink


    1. As needed. Usually every 3-4 years
    2. Never
    3. New set of irons 2019, previous set bought in 2007/2008
    4. Depending on wear. Changed my 56 a few years ago as older one grooves were worn down. Also wanted a lower bounce
    5. Current driver 2014. Will keep the head and reshaft it this winter


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,331 ✭✭✭ the lawman


    1- re-grip your clubs? Every year
    2- check loft angles? Never
    3- buy new irons? 4 years
    4- buy new wedges? 2 years
    5- buy new driver? 2 or 3 years


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,998 ✭✭✭ finglashoop


    1- re-grip your clubs? When they are noticably worn

    2- check loft angles? Never

    3- buy new irons? Bought some this year after 8 years with a second hand set

    4- buy new wedges? Again bought this year so when worn will replace


    5- buy new driver? Have same driver 8 years so will upgrade in next 6 months and hope it lasts another 8


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,716 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    also

    1- depends, some clubs get more use than others
    2- never
    3- seldom
    4- not in a while
    5- not on a schedule but I've had a few


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,774 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Keano


    Number of posts removed. Grow up.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    1- Every 18months/2years, probably should do it more ofter
    2- Never
    3- Current irons, around 8 years old, I keep them in good nick so no intention of changing
    4- Same as #3
    5- Bought a new on every year or so until was fitted and kept that until the head caved in, got lend of old driver from mate and using that since, no real intention to replace


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,533 ✭✭✭ RoadRunner


    1- re-grip your clubs?
    Regripped them all recently with the exact same grip to keep consistency across the set
    link to grip on ebay

    @once a week playing this will do me for years

    2- check loft angles?
    Never

    3- buy new irons?
    Was switching each year while I figured out what I like & don't. A bit more comfortable now, so this set I tailored to my own needed and will probably keep for another year. I tend to buy used irons.

    4- buy new wedges?
    about every 2 years. My 58 Cleveland's face is worn a bit now but still performing well enough for me. I tend to buy new wedges.

    5- buy new driver?
    I'm on a new driver (head). Last one lasted me ~3 years, this one should get me at least 3 more. I'll stick with the same shaft moving forwards and keep this for as long as I can swing it right. Tend to buy new model driver that's been hit a few times (for a reduced price) stick in my own shaft and sell the shaft that comes with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭ jamfer


    1- re-grip your clubs? I regripped my Ping Zinger with a Super Stroke Square grip. I bought it in 1999 and replaced it in 2016 with a Cleveland Smart Square. With the new grip I much prefer the Ping so I am going to sell on my Cleveland.

    2- check loft angles? Never

    3- buy new irons? I bought a set of McGregor Irons in 1997, and replaced them with Mizuno MX100s in 2007. I was only an occasional golfer. In 2019 I joined a club and played the MX100s till November when I decided technology had probably moved on and a new set were in order. Black Friday deals were taken advantage of and a graphite set of Taylorade M6 5-SW were bought. I really like em. I can hit the 8, 9, PW and SW well. I like the 6i and 7i but need to work on the 5i.

    4- buy new wedges? I havee a 52 and 60 MeGregor somethings from 1997. I regripped and sharpened the groves, but I hit the SW form the M set so much better that I am retiring them. I'll be looking for a replacement 52, don't think I need to worry about anything higher lofted than the SW I have.

    5- buy new driver? Drivers followed the same cycle. McGregor 401c I think it was from 1997, then a Mizuno MX700 and now Taylormade M6 since November.


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