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Liquidated 4 of my 5 push carts today. I kept them around for guests (like @TR1PTIK visiting the area) and they were taking up a lot of space along one wall of the garage. Seemed like a waste to have them collecting dust when every golfer in Denver is humping their sticks around on their backs. Well... they flew out of my garage within a few hours for $200 a piece - enough to cover half of my yearly membership at the local course.

That may not seem like a great deal for a used Sun Mountain Speed Cart. But considering the current scarcity situation, if I was truly embracing the free market, potential buyers were all ready to offer unfathomable amounts to move to the front of the line. I was just happy to help four fellow golfers have more fun on the course. And although it’s not technically equipment, I feel like I’m getting a pretty sweet trade off for a year of unlimited golf.

(don’t worry - all transactions occurred outdoors with proper social distancing and digital funds transfers)

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Liquidated 4 of my 5 push carts today. I kept them around for guests (like @TR1PTIK visiting the area) and they were taking up a lot of space along one wall of the garage. Seemed like a waste to have

So my first good deal was more of a complete accident. I had bought a Cobra King LTD Black Driver for $75 on OfferUp. It was mint and I thought it was a great deal. Came with a UST Elements Chrome sha

Love this thread and hope that while a fair share of us are quarantined we can add to it. I recently picked up a set of mp-32 irons on eBay for 71.00 3-PW, Dynalite Gold SL R300 shafts ... which,

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4 hours ago, downlowkey said:

Liquidated 4 of my 5 push carts today. I kept them around for guests (like @TR1PTIK visiting the area) and they were taking up a lot of space along one wall of the garage. Seemed like a waste to have them collecting dust when every golfer in Denver is humping their sticks around on their backs. Well... they flew out of my garage within a few hours for $200 a piece - enough to cover half of my yearly membership at the local course.

That may not seem like a great deal for a used Sun Mountain Speed Cart. But considering the current scarcity situation, if I was truly embracing the free market, potential buyers were all ready to offer unfathomable amounts to move to the front of the line. I was just happy to help four fellow golfers have more fun on the course. And although it’s not technically equipment, I feel like I’m getting a pretty sweet trade off for a year of unlimited golf.

(don’t worry - all transactions occurred outdoors with proper social distancing and digital funds transfers)

No worries about me bud. Glad you were able to put those push carts to good use!

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
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I got a set of Titleist 735.CM irons 3-pw with stiff shafts for $67 including shipping on eBay. I already had 4-pw 1/2" over and was looking for a 3 iron to round out the set. I found those for less than just a 3 iron. 

 

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I also got a Scotty Cameron for $20 from a guy in the parking lot of Play it Again Sports. Sold it the next day since I play an Evnroll

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On 5/11/2020 at 6:25 PM, TimoTe said:

I got a set of Titleist 735.CM irons 3-pw with stiff shafts for $67 including shipping on eBay. I already had 4-pw 1/2" over and was looking for a 3 iron to round out the set. I found those for less than just a 3 iron. 

 

I got the same irons off eBay for $125 in great condition years back. Such an underrated iron set IMO. I constantly think about going back to those.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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6 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

I got the same irons off eBay for $125 in great condition years back. Such an underrated iron set IMO. I constantly think about going back to those.

I think the "CM" stands for Cavity/Muscle and it was one of the first of what we now call 'combo' sets. Yeah?

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9 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

I think the "CM" stands for Cavity/Muscle and it was one of the first of what we now call 'combo' sets. Yeah?

Correct as far as I know.

Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
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When I decided to get back into golf seriously in late 2018, I started looking for new-to-me irons to replace the circa-2004 Nike CCIs that I had been using since high school. It took me a few months to save up the $400 or so dollars I figured a set of 714 AP1s would run be used on eBay. I had been looking at the AP1s almost exclusively.

eBay ran 10 percent off any purchase sometime just before Christmas 2018. Not sure why, but I happened to be looking at a set of used Wilson's C200s and was going back to MGS for review reference and decided to see what a set of C300s (newer model) would run. Just so happened that Diamond Tour Golf was selling a demo set of C300s for $300, and with the coupon I got a 4-GW set for $270 delivered. The irons were basically brand new, and would have been $800 if purchased new from my local shop.

The first time at the range I lost the cavity badge on my 5-iron. I contacted DTG because Wilson would warranty demo clubs, and Jason (being the awesome owner he is) put me in contact with his Wilson rep who took care of me. Two months later, I had multiple badges fall out and Wilson decided to replace the entire set.

Last fall, the badge on the replacement 5-iron came out again. Wilson originally said they would repair the club so I sent it back to them. After about two months of back and forth with customer service, they finally just said they would replace the irons with a brand new set of Wilson D7s. 

I knew at that point I wanted Maltby PTMs, so I sold the D7s and the partial set of C300s, which financed almost all of the cost of tools and materials to build my PTMs (including an iron shaft fitting!).

Some work and grief involved, but it ended up being a pretty good deal for me.

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17° Hybrid:
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cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra SpeedZone 4 Iron, 2° Flat, 39.75", X-Caliber Rapid Taper 75g Stiff
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54°, 58°:
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Back in the early 90's (IIRC) my instructor got me a cheap deal on a Titleist PT Mid driver, which worked quite well for me. I told him I was interested in getting matching fairway woods. He checked, and came back with, "I can't get the mids, but the regular PT's are available, and I think they'd be better for you as a fairway wood anyway." He ended up getting me two demo clubs, 3 and 5, for a total around $40. I don't know how many of you remember the PT fairways, but "that's what Tiger plays!" (This was just before the club became stupidly hot.) About a year later I sold them for over $300 each, and even got $200 for the driver. Still feel guilty I didn't buy my pro a bottle of whiskey!

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A little of both finding and working for it.  I keep an eye out in thrift stores for what might be usable parts.  Finding old TaylorMade or other clubs with Titanium shafts isn't too tough.  Pull the Ti shaft, throw the head away, put a more modern head on it (typically higher loft at an overall length of around 43.5 to 44 inches) and when others try this "fairway finder", it's typically sold almost immediately.  Not only do you have a nice club that most people will actually hit better than their newer offerings, but they frequently play better as a result, and their enthusiasm can bring more people into the game.  Wins all around.   

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I recently picked up 3 sets of Mizuno blades (MP-32, MP-33, & MP-37) for under $125 each.  About a decade ago I traded an old 60º wedge for a Nike driver.  Paid $25 for the wedge, got $125 in trade-in for the driver

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Mine was a driver Adams Fast12 LS with the real deal Fubuki alpha... for $99 new in its wrapper.

Sometimes I miss that stick so much.

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A friend of mine bought a brand new Hogan hybrid a few years ago and ended up not liking it. He maybe hit it a handful of times and let me have it for $50. Not too bad of a deal. 

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On 5/19/2020 at 6:53 AM, Kanoito said:

Mine was a driver Adams Fast12 LS with the real deal Fubuki alpha... for $99 new in its wrapper.

Sometimes I miss that stick so much.

Man, I don't even think you could get that shaft for that cheap! 

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11 hours ago, PureStriker66 said:

Man, I don't even think you could get that shaft for that cheap! 

Adams really excelled in that department. I wish there had never been purchased by TM.

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:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
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