This was the set that I started out with.
NIKE SQ+ Driver 9.5° with UST Proforce V2 (R)
3 & 5 JOY Woods with UST Proforce V2 (R)
5 to S TM RAC CGB 2004 Irons with stock graphite shafts (R)
58° Akikra Wedge
Nickent Pipe Putter
At the same time, I was also using another set overseas as I travelled often and left a set there so that I do not need to lug a golf set back and forth.
Nike SQ Driver 9.5° with Stock Shaft (S)
2 & 4 NIKE CPR Utility with Stock Shaft (R)
3 to S MT R5 irons with stock graphite shafts (R)
Nikent Pipe Putter
Following which inbetween some trips here and there, I was switching clubs in between and I finally ended up with this set:
Ping G10 9° Driver with Stock Grafalloy Prolaunch Red (S)
Ping G10 3 wood 15.5° with Stock Grafallot Prolaunch Red (s)
Nike 3 CPR Utility 22°with stock Shaft (R)
5 to P TM R7 irons with NSPRO950 (R)
52° TM RAC TP Wedge
59° Tourstage Wedge
Scotty Detour 2
It is with this combo that I break many first...
first 2-on for a Par5.
first career low.
This was a set I am very comfortable with but I yearn more and I wanted to be better. I wanted total control of my ball. I wanted my ball to sit when I want it to sit and my ball to roll when i want it to roll.
So the poisoning begins...
The first thing that changes were the irons and wedges. R7 irons are cast irons and the lie angle cannot be adjusted. So that have to go. Then I was exposed to the TM wedges without the Y or Z grooves but the touch is magnifico.
3 to P Mizuno MP62s with Project X 5.5
52° and 56° TM RAC Wedges with Project X 5.5
As I get used to the set slowly, I got what I wanted; I had better control of my approach shots. The feel of the Project X is also wonderful. One-piece and feedback is good.
Minor changes after that:
Titleist 909 D3 with Daimana ali'islei.
That did not work out for me. why my backside so itchy? because I was greedy and wanted more distance. but i was finding less fairways and just found that I could not launch the ball. But I certainly did hit my longest drive with this baby. 350m at Horizon hills, second shot was with a 7 iron loh.
then I switched to R7 Limited.
This worked better but ever since I got introduce to squared-faced drivers (909 D3), I am not looking back! the offset was visually-irritating. but I got to where i wanted.
Somewhere inbetween, I reshafted the 3 wood to a Graman CF310 and got a 60° TM wedge to complete the collection.
With the CF310, my woods had more of a floating flight which is something that i really like.
the 60° was for my gap in distance and beginning of adventure into creative-green-side play; flops, checks and spins.
this was also when i personally tried the Graman BFG Signature '5' series. I never looked back since.
Next was the putter.
I managed to get my hands on a Ping Prototype putter with midslant and unique milling. this was the starting of my frantic search of mid-slant putters.
I went throught a couple more changes between and I have alot of good games.
R7 Limited TP.
TP Mills putters. Yes. putterS
Graman BFG Signature '8' Series Shaft (X)
Graman BFG Signature '5' Series Shaft (X)
Not so long ago...
I chucked the 3iron and got a replacement.
4i Cleveland Launcher Hybrid with TrueTemper CrossFire Shaft (S)
Cobra S9.1 Pro S
Then came the arrival of the Kajiki along with the new range of Graman shafts. I was kinda sick and worried about pulling shafts in and out of my club heads and stressing them out. That I decided to just get new club heads and leave the proven clubs in the storeroom so that I have the option to fall back on the old clubs anytime and at the same time also take my time to decide the head/shaft combo that I want.
Right now, I am running a TM R9 with a Kajiki 70S and so far I like how it is. I am also waiting for the new stock of the Graman Shafts to come in for my TM R9 T3 Wood.
I really do not see myself changing clubs soon as I have more or less already reached the end of my journey. Although the Cobra Zero Limit Driver looks tempting, I have learnt my ways.
This should be my WITB from next month.
TM R9 9.5°/ Cobra S9.1 Pro S 9.5° with Kajiki 70s
TM R9 T3woods 13° with Graman M75
4i Cleveland Launcher with TrueTemper CrossFire (S)
4 to P Mizuno MP62 with Project X 5.5
52°, 56° & 60° TM RAC Wedges with Project X 5.5
Ping Anser Putter
But I will be keeping my Ping 3wood as it has been serving me well, and it will be my back up club.
I am now trying to switch to Bridgestone e5+ balls, so far in my test run this morning, I like how they behave towards, around and on the green.