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Just curious how you do this: " get fit for a set of pre-owned sticks from their inventory. "

 

Do you tell the fitter up front that you want some pre-owned clubs instead of new ones?  The fitting experience I had, I was fit into the newest model but I didn't say anything up front.

 

Well honestly it's going to depend on the shop. The shop I go to carries new and used clubs and I would simply go in and tell them that I'm on a budget and would like to get fit into something inexpensive but that can be adjusted to my needs. I would then rely on the expertise of the professional to find the best set for my skill level.

 

Hope that answers your question!

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Well honestly it's going to depend on the shop. The shop I go to carries new and used clubs and I would simply go in and tell them that I'm on a budget and would like to get fit into something inexpensive but that can be adjusted to my needs. I would then rely on the expertise of the professional to find the best set for my skill level.

 

Hope that answers your question!

 

Great tip!  I'll give that a shot next time.  Curious though.... if you already have a set of clubs what do you do with them?  Try to get fit "into" them or just plan on getting rid of them and starting over?

I got something to say then I'm gonna say it. 

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I would think a good fitting would either fit you into the clubs, saying these are right for you,  our out of the clubs and it would be explained why. Like  these 2* flat you need 2* upright, stiff shafts , you should have senior flex.

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Driver TM 9.5 Burner reg shaft.

3 wood TM 15*             "

5 wood TM 18*             "     "

Cobra baffler 3 hybrid

TM 5 hybrid

TM 6 hybrid

TM RSI Irons 6 thru pw

Titleist  Vokey 52* and 56* wedges

 Scotty Cameron Newport 2.6 center shafted putter

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A grand is too easy. Let's make it $500 and see what people come up with. I know where I'd go with a grand and likely have cash left

I actually did this for a guy I work with today when I got back from Vegas. He has been wanting to learn and Top Golf this week got him jump started.

 

Driver: Adams 9064 LS Diamana D+ 70 $45

 

Fairway: Adams LS Kuro Kage $40

 

Hybrid: Adams XTD Ti 20* Matrix Red Tie $45

 

Irons: Ping Eye 2 3 -PW $99

 

Wedges: Cleveland 588 52*, 56*, 60* $100 for all three

 

Putter: Odyssey T Line $70

 

Bag: Adidas carry bag $85

 

All in it was under $500 before tax and has a pretty good set of sticks to get started with. The driver may be a bit tough for him to hit though.

 

 

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PXG 0317 22* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311 ST 5 -GW KBS Tour 130

PXG Sugar Daddy 54* & 58* TTDG TI S400

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Great bag, jmike - the 9064 was surprisingly easy for me to hit, btw...

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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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Great tip! I'll give that a shot next time. Curious though.... if you already have a set of clubs what do you do with them? Try to get fit "into" them or just plan on getting rid of them and starting over?

Really it just comes down to realizing that a set of clubs is basically just a group of individual components. It depends on how I'll fitting the shafts are/how much you have budgeted.

 

Assuming the heads work (correct gapping and launch characteristics) then it really just comes down to what you need out of a shaft and what lie angle you need. A pro could easily help you with that OR if it's a shaft fitting you could find an authorized shaft fitter for a brand you trust and go that way.

 

But you can make an existing set work within reason. All you need is some time with a trained professional!

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:titelist-small: TS3 8.75 with HZRDOUS Yellow and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:callaway-small: XR 16 3W & 5W with HZRDOUS Red shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:srixon-small: U65 4i with Fujikura MCI shaft and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: AP3 5-PW with Accra Tour 110i shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: SM7 50F, 54S and 60M grinds with Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400 and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:bettinardi-1: Queen B #6 with 34" Stability Shaft and P2 Aware Tour Grip.

:titelist-small: Pro-V1 Golf Ball.

Jones Utility Golf Bag.

Dormie Custom Headcovers.
Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder.

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How much Ca$h we talking about on this weekend game?

 

Tell your buddies you want two-man teams in best ball format, then you hire the cheaper local pro for your teammate... ;-)

 

Ha!

 

But actually I agree with the multiple day golf school idea - combine a trip to a nice place with a bunch of consecutive days of instruction, clinics, coaching and video review that covers all aspects of the game .. plus play on a new course .. and you're practically guaranteed to come out the other end with a much better game.

 

My wife and I did this, though when we were still total beginners, but it definitely helped kick-start our games and - gave us much more confidence out on the course so we were able to actually start getting around ok (not well, but ok!).

 

And we had a great trip and a great time :)

 

Agree that clubs are secondary:

The swing's the thing!!!

 

Any decent SGI clubs, ie. super easy to hit and launch reasonably straight, and properly fit will work well while you improve your swing - and course management skills!

 

Only things I would not totally cheap out on are the wedges and the putter......

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..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
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I would definitely spend about $400 on 4 x golf lessons as this would have saved me many strokes over the years and get the fundamentals right in the first place.

 

I know $600 wouldn't get me a lot in terms of equipment but with the lessons I would at least be hitting the ball a lot straighter and further and I'd have the right fundamentals in place to keep playing great golf for years to come.

 

Great question, cheers :)

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Cobra King LTD 8.5 degrees driver, R/H stiff Aldila Rogue shaft

Titleist 3-wood 915F, 15 degrees, Diamana stiff flex shaft

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I have the clubs that I want.....Cobra King LTD Driver(11.5*) Cobra Bio-Cell 2 Hybrid(17.5*) Cobra F6 Baffler(17*) Cobra F6 irons set to 2* Flat  SCOR 53*/57* & SC Kombi 33" putter.

 

So I would use the $1K for Lessons to help me improve my short game.

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Driver: PXG 0211 w/Evenflo Riptide CB Regular shaft or Wilson Staff Triton w/Paderson IMRTx regular shaft

Fairways:  Cobra King F8 5W w/Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue regular shaft and Tour Edge E521 9W w/Fubuki HD50 regular shaft

Hybrid: Ben Hogan VKTR 3 Hybrid(18*)w/Recoil ES regular shaft and Tour Edge CBX119 4 Hybrid(22*) w/Project X Evenflo

Irons: Ben Hogan Ptx 5-PW w/Recoil 660 Regular graphite shafts 

Wedges: Ben Hogan Tkt-15 (49*/53*/57*) w/Recoil 660 Regular shafts 

Putter: 33”  Evnroll ER2 w/Evnroll Gravity Grip 

Bag: Vice cart bag(Black). 

Ball: Maxfli Tour CG & Titleist Pro V1x.

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Great bag, jmike - the 9064 was surprisingly easy for me to hit, btw...

I played one as well and like it a lot. Would not be my first choice for a beginner but should do just fine.

 

 

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:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* Project X RDX Smoke Black 80 6.5

PXG 0317 22* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311 ST 5 -GW KBS Tour 130

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Yeah, not sgi for sure, but I would still be gaming it if I hadn't cracked it. Had my best driving years with that club, and to tell you the truth, I'm going to grab one to test alongside the others when I get fitted this winter/spring...

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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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200 on lessons. 200 on range balls, 100 on a fitting. 300 on used clubs. 100 on the father's tweaks and in three months I have enough money to purchase an upgraded set. :)

 

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Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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