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I get tired of all the "you bought another club?" Line of crap too.

 

Worse yet for me is "you spent how much on a putter?" Everyone drives the same speed limit, but the Ferrari sure looks better doing it!

 

At least I haven't noticed anyone trying to work a handicap number into the equation on this thread yet - people trying to guide purchases with arbitrary numbers really get me going. Buy what gives you confidence, and don't hide behind fake numbers.

 

If you shoot 72, and I shoot 78 (but have a 10 handicap), I didn't win - you got me by 6.

 

 

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I'll play a little devils advocate here.  100% yes there are very few gains to be had from getting a new driver every year.  Most likely the gains would be very small if there at all.  Especially if y

I'll never buy another new driver when one comes out. If you want a "new" driver buy last years model at 1/2 price. Weren't they the Best Ever know to man at the time? Or...find one in the trade-in bi

I need to rephrase if I may. Rich club ho's that can afford to do that. Us Po Ho's go to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Some folks just have to have the latest and greatest which is ok by me it's the

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Nope, no idea.  Just saw a lot of current model clubs in your signature.

 

Yes they are but that's because I flipped over gear that was 2+ years old.  But I guess that makes me a "do as I say not as I do" kind of guy, though, right?

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Yes they are but that's because I flipped over gear that was 2+ years old.  But I guess that makes me a "do as I say not as I do" kind of guy, though, right?

It was just a joke based on an observation of the clubs in your signature.  I didn't mean to offend you and I apologize if you took it that way.

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

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If you haven't bought a driver in the last 4 years and want something from this year's lineup, the Epic should be at the top of the list.

How can you say this, you're an ungrateful Callaway turncoat traitor   ;)

 

2017 might be the year I let my Ping G25 retire but only if I find something substantially better.  The Epic will be considered as will be the TaylorMade M2.  There is a TM fitting (The Kingdom) which is not far from my home. I've never had a professional driver fitting and no doubt it would help my game.

I've been to the Kingdom in CA, and one of the lead guys there moved to head up the GA one.  I would say if you can afford it and are in the market, it will definitely be worth it.  The fitting I just had for my Titleist 917, put me in something I never would have guessed on my own, and I'm seeing the results.

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How can you say this, you're an ungrateful Callaway turncoat traitor ;)

 

I've been to the Kingdom in CA, and one of the lead guys there moved to head up the GA one. I would say if you can afford it and are in the market, it will definitely be worth it. The fitting I just had for my Titleist 917, put me in something I never would have guessed on my own, and I'm seeing the results.

Yep I'm leaning heavy towards the Kingdom TaylorMade driver fitting. Just makes sense

 

 

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Yep I'm leaning heavy towards the Kingdom TaylorMade driver fitting. Just makes sense

 

 

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Tim was the one that did my R1 fitting.  And I'm sure he went home and had nightmares that night about my swing.  It was one of those days where the swing just never felt right.  I couldn't even hit a 7 iron consistent.  But he never rushed me or made me feel like he was just giving me anything to get me off the monitor and out of his way...LOL   Very friendly guy who knows his sheeeet!!

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Tim was the one that did my R1 fitting. And I'm sure he went home and had nightmares that night about my swing. It was one of those days where the swing just never felt right. I couldn't even hit a 7 iron consistent. But he never rushed me or made me feel like he was just giving me anything to get me off the monitor and out of his way...LOL Very friendly guy who knows his sheeeet!!

I'll definitely ask for Tim . Thanks for the info partner

 

 

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Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
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Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
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I am one of those guys that sells what he has when switching, and I usually have access to places like our work "bonus site", or friends who have shops where I can either buy for free, or at cost, so my out-of-pocket is minimal. I see all the time on forums guys jumping other guy's cases about "didn't u just buy a driver/putter/irons", and I've even had friends hit me with it on here and other places. Honestly, if I like change, so be it. If another guy does or doesn't, what does it matter to me? Why does it matter to them I buy a driver? If I get one driver free, like the M1 I have, I look at it as potentially $300 toward something else if it doesn't work or isn't as good as what I have. I do think it's funny that some who comment at others about buying new clubs have 30+ putters in their "collection". I don't say a word- that's their prerogative and what they like to do.

I just will never understand why people get bent out of shape when someone buys a new club. Who cares?!?!

 

 

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If you get a deal great. Im talking about the big manufacturers forcing product to market eventually sales on all these new drivers yr after yr will drop - something has to give

 

 

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If you get a deal great. Im talking about the big manufacturers forcing product to market eventually sales on all these new drivers yr after yr will drop - something has to give

 

 

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Does it though? So long as manufacturers are properly controlling their inventory how is it really any different than any other consumer goods industry?
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I'll never buy another new driver when one comes out. If you want a "new" driver buy last years model at 1/2 price. Weren't they the Best Ever know to man at the time? Or...find one in the trade-in bin at your local shop. You know the ones;.. that have been hit a few times and again... 1/2 price. What's the difference between the latest and greatest this year and last years latest and greatest? Except maybe a new paint scheme or some new materials or weighting things. These guys are in the USGA box and they can't get out.

Still trying to find a M2 driver for under 300, will have to wait another year

 

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Still trying to find a M2 driver for under 300, will have to wait another year

 

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Really?  Globalgolf has very good for $285.  Plus they run promo's all the time for anywhere from 10-20% off.  That's just with a quick 1 minute search.  If you look around you should have no problem finding something for sub $300

 

edit: I'm assuming 2016 model

 

edit #2:  Taylormade preowned site 10.5 degree very good condition for $243, Mint for $288

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

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Newer equipment is why golf sites/forums get traffic.

 

The golf sites that focus on non equipment are always on the threshold of dying.

 

MGS should be thankful for equipment releases. If all golf companies were on a 2 year cycle what would drive site traffic during the lulls?

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Newer equipment is why golf sites/forums get traffic.

 

The golf sites that focus on non equipment are always on the threshold of dying.

 

MGS should be thankful for equipment releases. If all golf companies were on a 2 year cycle what would drive site traffic during the lulls?

Blasphemy! We don't have lulls here! "What choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?!"

 

 

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Still trying to find a M2 driver for under 300, will have to wait another year

 

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if you name your new driver "Epic" it dang well better be... and from the reviews I've seen/read so far, it's not...

 

Curious though - with the plethora of 'adjustable' drivers that have been released in the last few years when will we start seeing drivers sold in parts?

That is - you can buy just the head and use your current shaft?

 

You can have maybe 2-3 shafts you like; maybe a 42 in for courses with tight fairways and a 44 for longer courses with wider ones and then a few different heads to choose from.

 

I think that'd be cool, but I'm sure the manufacturers wouldn't go for it.

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if you name your new driver "Epic" it dang well better be... and from the reviews I've seen/read so far, it's not...

 

Curious though - with the plethora of 'adjustable' drivers that have been released in the last few years when will we start seeing drivers sold in parts?

That is - you can buy just the head and use your current shaft?

 

You can have maybe 2-3 shafts you like; maybe a 42 in for courses with tight fairways and a 44 for longer courses with wider ones and then a few different heads to choose from.

 

I think that'd be cool, but I'm sure the manufacturers wouldn't go for it.

 

This would be soooooo cool! It seriously makes good sense for the consumers 🏌️

 

 

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Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
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Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
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if you name your new driver "Epic" it dang well better be... and from the reviews I've seen/read so far, it's not...

 

Curious though - with the plethora of 'adjustable' drivers that have been released in the last few years when will we start seeing drivers sold in parts?

That is - you can buy just the head and use your current shaft?

 

You can have maybe 2-3 shafts you like; maybe a 42 in for courses with tight fairways and a 44 for longer courses with wider ones and then a few different heads to choose from.

 

I think that'd be cool, but I'm sure the manufacturers wouldn't go for it.

I agree that would be a great way to buy for the consumer.  The problem is that there wouldn't be nearly the cost savings that you think there would be.  Take a look at this MGS blog post and you see the grip and shaft is going to cost the OEM in the $9-$13 range.  So now your $500 driver is going to cost you maybe $450-$475.  I'm guessing a lot of guys would still just buy the whole club.  Plus without the cost reduction due to mass buying from the OEM that shaft that cost them $8-$12 is now going to cost you $200.  So overall that model is going to be more expensive in the long run.

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3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I agree that would be a great way to buy for the consumer.  The problem is that there wouldn't be nearly the cost savings that you think there would be.  Take a look at this MGS blog post and you see the grip and shaft is going to cost the OEM in the $9-$13 range.  So now your $500 driver is going to cost you maybe $450-$475.  I'm guessing a lot of guys would still just buy the whole club.  Plus without the cost reduction due to mass buying from the OEM that shaft that cost them $8-$12 is now going to cost you $200.  So overall that model is going to be more expensive in the long run.

 

Yeah... it would take a paradigm shift in the industry in order to work but it certainly would be enticing.  Maybe on-line only/volume can save costs?

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I am not an expert at matching shafts and clubs heads but I would have to wonder if a shaft that plays well in head 1 would perform equally well in head 2.

 

But as long as the head allows interchangeable shafts you can always get multiple shafts at different lengths.

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