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Old 06-22-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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I wanted to start a thread about golf clubs. I'm currently in the market for my first "nice" set of clubs and thought I'd ask about what everyone is using.

My clubs: Big Bertha Steelhead driver, Orlimar Tri-metal fairway woods, Titleist DTR 3-PW.
Me: Love golfing, but have only broken 100 once on a par-72 course. I play about once a month and go to the driving range every other week or so. Excited to take a couple lessons this summer!

I love the driver, but I consistently get about 30 extra yards with my friends' nicer/newer drivers. I think the irons are holding my swing to far too stringent standards. They are high-quality clubs but unforgiving for someone at my level. I thought about getting fitted for new clubs but I think I'll hold off until I'm consistently shooting low-90's or better.

So what are you hitting? What level are you? Are you in the market for anything new?
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Titleist DTR (Distance Through Research)?

Thought they stopped making that model 30 yrs ago.

Me??

Ping G15 irons, Titleist D905 Driver, a few Cleveland Halo hybrids, Odyssey putter.

Don't buy a new set of clubs without demo'ing them and try your best to be measured for lie angle/swing speed. If you have the wrong shaft, you'll be spraying the ball everywhere.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Woodinville
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Titleist DTR (Distance Through Research)?

Thought they stopped making that model 30 yrs ago.
Hence why I'm in the market for something more forgiving!!

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Me??

Ping G15 irons, Titleist D905 Driver, a few Cleveland Halo hybrids, Odyssey putter.
Sounds solid to me

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If you have the wrong shaft, you'll be spraying the ball everywhere.
K I'll be sure to pick the right shaft and blame spraying the ball everywhere on something else
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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A new great set of irons and golf balls and a new driver and hybrids will help you don't need it to play well or enjoy the game. I have a fellow golfer who has a ugly swing and uses old wooden clubs that he got from a rummage sale and he beats a lot of good golfers. You don't need the best available but it wont hurt IMO.

I have a old set that I bought 5 years ago it's cougar set from Target that I paid $120 but I have 2K waiting to buy a new set but I am so nervous on buying a new set that I have been sitting on this money for the last 2 years! I plan to get fitted for the right shafts, grips, balls, clubs, drivers and have my swing analyzed and more private lessons. But for people who say you need a 2K set of clubs and gear just to play golf their crazy you can get a very good Wilson set for 250 that will do fine for a weekend warrior!

Technique and skill and practice will go farther than all new Nike balls and clubs and the latest tiger gear will ever get you!
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I had a good experience with PING recently.

I've owned my PINGs for about 2-3 yrs and recently snapped the shaft on a tree on my 5-iron during a follow through. I visited the PING website, filled out one of their work order forms, and mailed my 5-iron in for re-shafting and gripping. I expected the club repair to cost $100.

Two weeks later I get the club back re-shafted and re-gripped, no charge.

I didn't expect that they'd fix the club because of my stupid mistake.

No more swings around trees for me.

But I will continue to buy and register my PING irons. This is my third set that I've played since starting golf 25 yrs ago.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I'm all Titleist. 910D3 8.5* / 910Fd 15* / 910F 19*
Titleist AP2 Irons
Vokey Wedges 54* / 58*
Pro Platinum Putter

Demoing clubs is a huge key. If you can, hit the demo days at clubs and ranges. This will give you more feedback than hitting into a net at the retail stores. Both should have monitors to help you determine your optimal fit.

Another thing you can look into is find a local fitter/clubmaker, they can make you a set of component clubs for 1/3 of the off-the-shelf stuff. They won't have names you see on TV during the weekends, but you're also not going to pay for the research/marketing that's built into the major manufactures.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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so many players I see out at the golf course have the absolutely wrong set of clubs and wonder why they're not hitting the ball well......one size does not fit all.
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