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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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I am a not so good golfer and I do not play on a regular basis. When I went to Georgia over Easter I played a round and used my father's clubs. He had a set of pings and even though I didnt shoot the greatest, did alot better than with my current clubs. I know mine are outdated and am looking to upgrade. I want to get some used clubs...

sooo I am open for suggestions.

As far as irons been looking at Callaway X-18's

Or I saw a Callaway VXF set that claimed to be pretty forgiving...

so any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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I have the X-18's and they SUCK! I keep going back to my other set because these disgust me so bad. Try the Tommy Armour's, or Cleveland if you want something forgiving. They'll cost a whole lot less too. Taylor made and Callaway are WAY overrated in my opinion. Go out to Carl's Golfland on Telegraph, just north of Square Lake Rd. on the west side of the street. They will let you hit any clubs that you could ever imagine. (for free too) They also have quite a few used sets for decent prices.
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Try the new Adam's driver too. It's very nice, and hit's like a ton of bricks. Feels nice and solid when you hit the ball too.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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Come into where I work (King Par) and buy a set of Orlimar clubs (owned by us). Pay $20 and get fitted and the guys will hook you up. Or, just hit any club we have (we carry everyone) and buy what you like. If you even appear like you might buy clubs you'll get free range tokens...
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I would never play with a Callaway or Taylor Made club. Expensive junk. They are the Gale Banks of the golf world.

My irons (2-LW) are Founders Club, my woods (1/3) are Tommy Armour.

I would also never recommend graphite/synthetic shaft on irons. My Irons are steel, my woods are reshafted x-stiff graphite.
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I've always used taylor made woods. I just switched to snake-eyes by golfsmith. 1/2 the price, and I love them.

Its hard to take recommendations on clubs though, each has a different feel and sweet spot. Go up to Carl's, they will let you hit an club you want.

And two comment on bones statement, Taylor made woods are used by more PGA players then any other brand. Not sure what you mean by overpriced junk.

Just never buy the newest club, last years models are always 1/2 the price.



And Bill, you hit my woods great last year, they were taylor made burners.
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I've always used taylor made woods. I just switched to snake-eyes by golfsmith. 1/2 the price, and I love them.

Its hard to take recommendations on clubs though, each has a different feel and sweet spot. Go up to Carl's, they will let you hit an club you want.

And two comment on bones statement, Taylor made woods are used by more PGA players then any other brand. Not sure what you mean by overpriced junk.
Just never buy the newest club, last years models are always 1/2 the price.



And Bill, you hit my woods great last year, they were taylor made burners.

X2 Taylor Made woods are alright in my book
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I'm not trying to be a smart ass...BUT...

Saying that PGA players use Taylor Made woods is like saying NASCAR uses Ford's, Chevy's, Dodge's, and Toyota's though. I mean they're clubs are all juiced up for compititon. (i.e; different shafts, cutom lengths, custom weighted, etc.)

Off the shelf though, I would say the Taylor Made Burner is a great driver for the average Joe. You're right though CC, It's all a personal "feel" for the club. I guess it's like trying to tell someone what motor oil is the best...
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New tech. will help your game a lot, but a lesson or two will help a ton.

Game improvement irons, made by every company out there, would be the way to go, but if you cant swing it wont matter what you're using.
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I play Callaway FTi drivers, Callaway X Fairway woods, Callaway X-20 tour irons, and Callaway X-20 wedges. I love them.,

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I'm not trying to be a smart ass...BUT...

Saying that PGA players use Taylor Made woods is like saying NASCAR uses Ford's, Chevy's, Dodge's, and Toyota's though. I mean they're clubs are all juiced up for compititon. (i.e; different shafts, cutom lengths, custom weighted, etc.)

Off the shelf though, I would say the Taylor Made Burner is a great driver for the average Joe. You're right though CC, It's all a personal "feel" for the club. I guess it's like trying to tell someone what motor oil is the best...
I bet any tour pro could shoot at or under par with clubs of the shelf.
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I bet any tour pro could shoot at or under par with clubs of the shelf.
I totally agree. I'm just saying that it's not comparing apples to apples, and the best clubs to buy are the ones that YOU hit well.
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I like my Titelist DCi's that I haven't really swung in 3 years... Steel Brunswick RifleShafts too.
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Love my Taylor Mades!
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I'm not trying to be a smart ass...BUT...

Saying that PGA players use Taylor Made woods is like saying NASCAR uses Ford's, Chevy's, Dodge's, and Toyota's though. I mean they're clubs are all juiced up for compititon. (i.e; different shafts, cutom lengths, custom weighted, etc.)

Off the shelf though, I would say the Taylor Made Burner is a great driver for the average Joe. You're right though CC, It's all a personal "feel" for the club. I guess it's like trying to tell someone what motor oil is the best...
Are you saying that their clubs are juiced? Last I knew, they had to conform to the same rules as the clubs you can buy, including groove depth, and COR. I have custom shafts, custom grips, custom weights in my woods. I'm pretty sure the clubs they use are the same as off the shelf, except modified for their swing, just like any golf smith can do for anybody with the $$$.
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this thread is a lot like asking what car should I buy.

Just go swing a few, the answer will come fast regarding what suites you best
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I built my own, Golfsmith.

I even used them once.. :tonka:
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I shot a 84 yesterday with generic graphite shaft clubs (war eagle) I bought at Meijer 10 years ago for $150.00....at the oldest US golf course this side of NY.

First 18 holes of the year for me.
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Chubbs: Golf's no different from Hockey. It requires talent and self discipline.
Happy Gilmore: Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass. You should talk to my neighbour the accountant, huge ass.
Chubbs: Hey, I'll bet your neighbour the accountant, can't drive the ball 400 yards. I'll bet your neighbour the accountant doesn't have a shot to get on the Pro Tour!
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Chubbs: You win the Open tomorrow, and you're automatically on the Pro Tour. Then who knows, maybe you'll win the Tour Championship. Get that gold jacket that I never got.
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