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How many of you are golfers out there?

Postby Kicksave on Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:03 am

I'm in the market for all new clubs and I'm wondering what types all you regular golfers out there play.

I'm looking at the Ping G5 as far as irons but might be a bit much, although I will shell out some money on a nice set :shock:

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Postby Kicksave on Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:53 am

Dang, no golfers?
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Postby Bowser on Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:24 am

I'm a hacker... line the ball up, take a swing and go get it. Make it there under a snowman and I'm happy. Ok, I'm not that bad but I barely played last year so my 'game' has to be at an all-time worst.
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Postby spoon on Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:08 am

I play but not enough to care about any other club besides my driver.
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Re: How many of you are golfers out there?

Postby Goalie on Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:10 am

Kicksave wrote:I'm in the market for all new clubs and I'm wondering what types all you regular golfers out there play.

I'm looking at the Ping G5 as far as irons but might be a bit much, although I will shell out some money on a nice set :shock:

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I have a set of the Nike Pro Combos that are about two years old now, great clubs I really like them.

Its tough to go wrong with any set of clubs from any of the big name manufacturers. They all make very good clubs and it depends on what kind of feel and look you like in a golf club. One of the reasons I went with the pro combos is they have more of a "blade iron" look in all of the clubs and not the "fat" look that has accompanied the recent changes in technology of irons.

I would definetely recomend going to somewhere where you can hit a variety of irons to see what you like and maybe even look up the demo days that the manufacturers have at local area driving ranges. There not only can you usually get a pretty good deal on the clubs they will custom fit and build them for you on the spot. Custom fitting is definetely the way to go.
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Postby dboss on Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:28 am

I have been playing with a set of Ping I3 Blade irons for about 4 years now. I love them and they have really helped my game in that time. If you do make a purchase I would suggest that whichever club/brand you buy, make sure you have the clubs fitted your size. I know Ping clubs are manufactured this way and that is what I did with my clubs. It really helps tremendously. My buddy got the same clubs as me (only they are oversized) and his game has probably dropped 10 shots since. He was using standard size clubs, but when they fitted him for the Pings his lie angle was about 1 or 2 degrees flatter from the standard lie angle. The cool thing about it is that its so easy too. You can go online to Pings website and do the online fitting yourself (although I would suggest you still have a pro do it if you order the clubs, just to be sure).
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Postby Mad City Mike on Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:39 pm

I agree with what has been said above. Hit different clubs to see what you like. Get them custom-fitted to your swing. You probably can't go wrong with any of the major brands. It really does come down to what you feel most comfortable with. Oh, and pay atention to what type of shafts you get, too.
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Postby Draftnik on Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:33 pm

Ping obviously has a great reputation so you can't go wrong there. In addition to recommending that you get fitted for your clubs I also would recommend that you get your swing speed measured so that you get the right flex on your shafts. You also can talk to the rep about perimeter weighting depending on your swing path. I've used the same Callaway titanium irons with tungsten inserts and Memphis 10 steel shafts since 1998. Once I am comfortable with clubs I never want to change.
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Postby Jerez on Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:41 pm

Just one major suggestion:

Once you get your high-end custom-fitted Pings, don't leave three of your clubs at the chipping range while you go putt, then forget to pick them back up, then realize next time you go that you've "lost" your clubs, and have to pay big money to special order and replace them....

But I guess that's what the "family Christmas wish list" is for, isn't it, MCM? :lol:
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Postby SirSidTheKid on Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:47 pm

Well if collegiate golf counts??? i play!!! i just never check NHR posts..

it really depends on how much you play compared to how much you are willing to spend.. if you play every day, get custom fitted and spend the money. if you play once or twice a week, just get to a place that lets you hit the clubs and get what feels good for the money you are willing to spend... PING probably is the best custom fitting company on the market, but myself..

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Postby Goalie on Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:24 pm

SirSidTheKid wrote:it really depends on how much you play compared to how much you are willing to spend.. if you play every day, get custom fitted and spend the money. if you play once or twice a week, just get to a place that lets you hit the clubs and get what feels good for the money you are willing to spend... PING probably is the best custom fitting company on the market, but myself..



Disagree, unless you play once a month I would recomend everyone getting their clubs fitted. If you are going to spend the money on a good set of irons it only makes sense to take the extra step of getting them to the best specifications possible.
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Postby SirSidTheKid on Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:48 pm

*hint hint* you dont need fitted clubs to be able to play good golf.. unless your on the tour, where you know your clubs inside and out and it makes a difference to you, it wont take 10-12 strokes off your score..

besides the way i look at it, you have 3 types of players,

ones that play once a month with no practice
ones that play 1-2 times a week with maybe 1 day of practice
ones that play 3 and more who do nothing but live golf...

Realistically, the only ones that will ACTUALLY BENEFIT from stuff like this are ones who play 3 and more...
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Postby Jamie on Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:51 pm

I have a set of Callaway Hawkeye Irons, and I love them. I have had them for about 5 years now. I was considering a new set, but I like the hawkeyes so much, I was afraid a new set would just disappoint me. I just put new grips on and called it good enough.
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Postby Goalie on Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:01 pm

SirSidTheKid wrote:*hint hint* you dont need fitted clubs to be able to play good golf.. unless your on the tour, where you know your clubs inside and out and it makes a difference to you, it wont take 10-12 strokes off your score..

besides the way i look at it, you have 3 types of players,

ones that play once a month with no practice
ones that play 1-2 times a week with maybe 1 day of practice
ones that play 3 and more who do nothing but live golf...

Realistically, the only ones that will ACTUALLY BENEFIT from stuff like this are ones who play 3 and more...


You are right, you do not need it to play good golf but it can certainly help you play better golf.

Club fitting will benefit any golfer unless they are the average model that the clubs are built for. People are different heights, have different length arms, swing styles, etc that simply stock golf clubs can not account for.

I agree that if you play once a month it probably is not worth the extra money and if you play once a month you really should not worry about buying a real good set of clubs. But if you play 1-2 times a week and are going to invest in good golf clubs it only make sense to go the extra little bit and have them fitted.
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Postby SirSidTheKid on Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:04 am

yea ill agree with you that they can help you play better, i guess im just speaking as they benefit you only if you take advantage of what youd have.. i was not by far brought up on customized clubs (esp irons) so i basically just deck out my driver and 3 wood and go with stock shafts on irons..

this is such a tough topic- because not everyone has the same work ethic (as in practice which is really what is going to help) so you dont know where they are coming from when talking about new clubs
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Postby Kicksave on Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:59 am

I'm hoping to play atleast once a week and be at the range atleast once a week so i'd like to get some clubs that I'll have for a while and will help my game.

I played when I was in jr high for school but haven't touched a club in about 3 or 4 years. My set of wilsons from the box set just doesn't cut it anymore.

I was also looking at some Mizuno irons, they're pretty nice.
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Postby dboss on Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:09 am

My question is who is paying extra to have their clubs fitted? My irons cost me the exact same amount whether they were fitted or bought the same day in the store. The only difference was that I had to wait about two weeks for the clubs. Worst case, you get yourself fitted at a pro shop and you can go online and customize your clubs. TGW.com does this and I have ordered numerous clubs this way.
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