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Okay all, here is the next test I'd love to see from MGS. There is always much made about getting fit and that getting fit for clubs is more important then the clubs you get. 

Also, I have fond memories of the custom club builder in my home town. He did (and still does) make completely custom fit clubs. I'm not entirely sure where the club heads come from, I'm sure most here know the type. They don't look flashy, but I play with guys who have them and pure almost every shot. 

It's also less expensive to get a full custom set made than getting a off the rack set. I don't mind playing KSigs or Snell balls, should I be getting a set of whatever generic brand these are, but completely custom fit and saving $$ in the process? 

Do these clubs perform at a comparable level to major oems and does the custom fit process make them a better option? 

Anyone have experience here with this? 


WITB:

Driver:   :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Fujikura Ventus 6s

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5°

Hybrids:    :callaway-small: Mavrik 23°

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX2 50°

                :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 56°

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 

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... I used to make quite a few different clubs from Toski, Golfworks, Snake Eyes and Wishon to some pretty sketchy components when I first started building clubs. Unless you know your club fitter and he lets you know exactly where he gets his heads, it can be a real crap shoot. As we have all seen with the Find It Cut It, the same holds true for club heads. You don't know what kind of materials are used and what kind of QC they go thru. True for irons but especially true for woods and hybrids that can have anything inside.

... That said, a good club fitter with quality components can fit you into amazing clubs that will fit your swing and your game. I  knew some really good ones back in golf's golden years. 

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Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Orange 60s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 17* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 2 iron ... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys 
Irons:   4-pw TaylorMade P790 (2019) ... Seelfiber i95 r-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
              5-pw Srixon Z Forged ... Modus 120 s-flex (UDi 4 iron ... Modus 105 s-flex)
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Bobby Grace 6330 at 33.25"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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Agree with @chisag re: QC on heads.  We used to build some cheaper house clubs using knockoff heads we'd get from China.  The quality was questionable, at best.  Having said that, there are some quality components out there that reputable builders will use that rival the big name brands.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

FW: :taylormade-small:M4 - 3HL (16.5 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-W KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

My Photography can be seen at Flicker and Smugmug

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@carlh @chisag

So with quality components, does going this route offer as good as performance as using the big brand equipment?  Also, I'm only talking irons here. I couldn't bring myself to go with the woods/hybrids without some serious testing. 


WITB:

Driver:   :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Fujikura Ventus 6s

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5°

Hybrids:    :callaway-small: Mavrik 23°

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX2 50°

                :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 56°

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 

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IMO, yes.  And, I wouldn't hesitate to consider hybrids and woods, even your driver.  


Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

FW: :taylormade-small:M4 - 3HL (16.5 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-W KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

My Photography can be seen at Flicker and Smugmug

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49 minutes ago, Thin2win said:

@carlh @chisag

So with quality components, does going this route offer as good as performance as using the big brand equipment?  Also, I'm only talking irons here. I couldn't bring myself to go with the woods/hybrids without some serious testing. 

 

... I think you are going to get different answers to this question depending on skill level and how you view quality components. Some feel they compare directly to OEMs and some feel they are inferior. I would not hesitate to play a quality component especially from a reputable fitter that knows their stuff. 

... Personally I think the amount of R&D available to the major OEMs will produce a superior product but the question is, by how much and is your game good enough to take advantage of that difference? I think the answer for most is a quality component will rival the performance of an OEM for a lot less money. 


Driver:   Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9* ... Tensei Orange 60s
Fw wood: Cobra Speedzone 17* ... Atmos TS Blue 75s
Utility:   TaylorMade UDi 2 iron ... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys 
Irons:   4-pw TaylorMade P790 (2019) ... Seelfiber i95 r-flex
              4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95 r-flex
              5-pw Srixon Z Forged ... Modus 120 s-flex (UDi 4 iron ... Modus 105 s-flex)
Wedges:  SM6 52* F Grind /SM7D & SM8M 58* ... Recoil 110s
Putter:  Bobby Grace 6330 at 33.25"
Ball:  TaylorMade TP5x

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I agree with chisag wholeheartedly. I play Wishon irons and wouldn't hesitate to get another set or recommend them. I chose Wishon over other common name brands and a couple of non-oem brands. I didn't necessarily save money by doing that. I became sold on my fitter mostly. Then the brand and head design. My Wishon heads were each hand-selected by Tom Wishon. (a service offered by Tom at the time) I don't know anyone playing irons that aren't advertised in magazines, TV, or the web. Are mine better*? No. Are major OEM clubs worse. Certainly not. The difference is in the fit and build IMO. That's the difference! 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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So far I have had good luck playing custom made clubs from Gigagolf, and I am also considering Maltby for my next set of irons. At my skill level I think my clubs are just fine. They do a basic static fitting online that got me started. Most likely I will get a true fitting before I buy any more clubs, but I will still probably go the custom/online route.


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PXG Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Tour Edge HL3 3 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 4 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competiton Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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On 7/20/2019 at 12:34 PM, chisag said:

 

Silly tool wants me to quote. Anyway, @PlaidJacket are you using Wishon one length? 


WITB:

Driver:   :ping-small: G400Max, 10.5° Fujikura Ventus 6s

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5°

Hybrids:    :callaway-small: Mavrik 23°

Irons:    :ping-small: i500 5, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

              :ping-small: i200 6-PW, Nippon NS Pro Modus3 105, stiff

Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX2 50°

                :callaway-small: Mack Daddy Forged 56°

Putter:   5WoCG8Y.jpgER2 69°lie, 4° loft, 32.75"

 

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11 hours ago, Thin2win said:

Silly tool wants me to quote. Anyway, @PlaidJacket are you using Wishon one length? 

No. I've been a traditional length player my whole life. I play the 771csi heads. There are a few guys in the forum that do play single length. I think the Wishon's are called Sterling?

Look for forum member Stroker. I think he has a set.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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