Out Of Bounds Golf: What’s In The Bag?

Let’s take a look at the gear I currently have in my bag. What’s important to note is that average golfers don’t need the latest and greatest clubs. They cost a lot of money and I can almost guarantee you that they won’t improve your game that much.

I generally recommend buying clubs that are 1-3 years old if you want to get a good value for your dollar. If I have a club that’s working for me, I’ll just keep it in my bag. Here is what the current lineup is like.

Cobra F9 Speedback Driver

This club came out in 2019 and has been in my bag since 2020. I love the way it performs and I don’t see a reason to upgrade to anything else. It has the standard stiff shaft that it came with. I shortened it by 0.5 inches and added midsize grips. Both seemed to help me a lot.

Callaway Epic Flash Fairway Wood

This club came out in 2019 and is still a great option for the price. I play a 5 wood because I find it much easier to hit than a 3 wood. Butch Harmon actually said most golfers should do the same. Just like my driver, I cut this down by 0.5 inches and added midsize grips. I noticed my shots going a lot straighter.

Ping G400 Hybrid

This club came out in 2017 and is still super popular, for a good reason. Ping clubs don’t seem to lose their value as much as other brands, so they must be in high demand. I use a 3 hybrid with a stiff shaft. I shortened the shaft by 0.5 inches and added midsize grips.

Cobra LTDx One Length Irons

These clubs came out in 2022 and are the first one-length irons I’ve ever hit. If you don’t know, all of the clubs are the same length (7 iron length). The idea is to have one setup and one swing for all your irons. It’s a pretty interesting concept and I’ve been liking them so far.

Stix Wedges & Ping ChipR

These wedges are from a fairly new company and are marketed toward average golfers. They aren’t the most forgiving wedges on the market and they don’t spin the most, but what you get for the price is pretty tough to beat. They’re pretty similar to the Kirkland wedges but they come with graphite shafts.

I also have a chipper club in the bag, and the best option by far is the Ping ChipR. It’s designed to hit bump-and-run shots around the green. It’s got the same loft as a 9 iron and the shaft is as long as a putter. Think half wedge half putter. I’d highly recommend trying one of these clubs if you haven’t.

Wilson Infinite Putter

If you’re looking for a solid putter that isn’t that expensive, this could be the one for you. I’ve tried more expensive putters in the past and I really don’t see much of a difference. The only thing might be the way it feels at impact. There are a number of different head shapes to pick from, so you should find what you’re looking for.

Wilson Triad & Titleist Velocity Balls

If I’m playing winter golf or am at a course where I may lose a number of balls, I’ll use these. These are some of my favorite balls because they’re long and straight. They won’t spin as much as a Pro V1, but I really don’t mind, plus, they’re way less expensive.

If I’m looking to get a bit more spin on my wedge shots, I’ll usually switch to these. I love these balls as well because they fly long and straight. They’re going to cost more money compared to the Velocity, but they’ll bite the greens a little better. Plus, they’re still cheaper than premium balls.

Sunday Golf Ryder Bag

For the past couple of seasons, I’ve been using bags from Sunday Golf. They’re a newer company that makes a range of different sizes. They have traditional Sunday bags (6 clubs), midsize bags (10 clubs), and a full-size bag (the picture above). It’s not the highest-end bag out there, but with our discount, it’s an awesome value.

Claw Gloves

CaddyDaddy Claw golf gloves

If you don’t like changing gloves every month or two, I might recommend giving these a try. The palm is a silicone material so it’s not going to dry out and crack. I’ve been able to use the same glove for an entire year (you can wash them). They don’t grip the club as well when they’re wet, but in most cases, they’re pretty comfortable.

ShotScope X5 GPS

If you want to play better golf, you need to know your distances. Having some sort of device to tell you how far you are from the green or from a hazard is super important. You have a couple of options, a laser rangefinder, a golf watch, or a handheld GPS. I normally use a GPS watch because it’s convenient. This one tells you distances and also tracks club stats.