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Should go for new budget clubs or branded used clubs

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I would say that you need a driver, hands down. Some high quality used models include drivers like

ping g400, Taylormade SLDR, Taylormade M2, Titleist d13-15, Callaway Epic, etc...

these are just a few examples of many great drivers that can be had for less that $200, maybe even closer to $100 if you scour the internet.

you can go to any big box golf store (if open) near you to go take some swings on their monitor to get an idea of the shaft flex best suited to you.

there are again a large number of great irons available, from 3-5 years old used, that can be had for a few hundred dollars, which when new, we’re probably in the $1000 range.

also keep an eye out for full sets at garage sales or Facebook marketplace, or other local venues...

spend a little time researching clubs on YouTube as there is a wealth of information available. And when you get out and play, don’t be afraid to pick up your ball if you’re mis-hitting a lot, and keep you pace of play even with the group ahead of you and not bog down the group behind you.


:ping-small: G400 LSTec driver 10° on Aldila X-Torsion Stiff

:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 Stiff

:mizuno-small: MP5/MP25 combo

Sub70  Wedges 50°, 54°, 58° Raw, on Recoil 760 SmacWrap

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact #3 putter

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

Sketcher shoes

 

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There are lots of levels of new budget clubs with some being good quality and others not so much.  Don't know your budget or what setup you are looking for,  but if you want new,  brands like Ben Hogan,  Sub 70, and New Level get high marks in the budget golf world.   You can also find some budget deals on slightly used sets on their social media accounts.   In the used world,  Global golf, Callaway PreOwned, 2nd Swing are good options for your more well known brands.  The difficulty may be finding the configuration (shafts, length, lie angle, etc) you are looking for.

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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On 6/27/2020 at 12:45 PM, Sluggo42 said:

I would say that you need a driver, hands down. Some high quality used models include drivers like

ping g400, Taylormade SLDR, Taylormade M2, Titleist d13-15, Callaway Epic, etc...

these are just a few examples of many great drivers that can be had for less that $200, maybe even closer to $100 if you scour the internet.

you can go to any big box golf store (if open) near you to go take some swings on their monitor to get an idea of the shaft flex best suited to you.

there are again a large number of great irons available, from 3-5 years old used, that can be had for a few hundred dollars, which when new, we’re probably in the $1000 range.

also keep an eye out for full sets at garage sales or Facebook marketplace, or other local venues...

spend a little time researching clubs on YouTube as there is a wealth of information available. And when you get out and play, don’t be afraid to pick up your ball if you’re mis-hitting a lot, and keep you pace of play even with the group ahead of you and not bog down the group behind you.

Can't you buy some of these older clubs new at some of the big box stores for much less than current retail.  How much difference is there in price between a new say Ping G400 and a used one?


  • Ping G Driver 10.5 Aldila Alta Regular Flex 55
  • Cobra S2 5 wood Fujikura 65 FW Regular Shaft
  • Titleist H818 Hybrids 21 and 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at D4 settings
  • Titleist 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • Volkey SM 7 Wedges 54 and 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex
  • Cleveland Smart Sole 3 Wedge C
  • Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length
  • Golf ball Srizon Q Star Tour or Z Star

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4 hours ago, HAC said:

Can't you buy some of these older clubs new at some of the big box stores for much less than current retail.  How much difference is there in price between a new say Ping G400 and a used one?

Ahhh Grasshoppah, that’s what the internet is for. Search and you will find what you need to know...


:ping-small: G400 LSTec driver 10° on Aldila X-Torsion Stiff

:callaway-small: 816 Alpha 3-wood 15° On Aldila Rogue Stiff

:callaway-small: 815 GBB Alpha hybrid 19° On Fujikura Speeder 865 Stiff

:cobra-small: F8 5/6 wood

:benhogan-small: Ptx Pro 5-P irons on KBS Tour V 110 S

:benhogan-small: Equalizer 50°, 54°, 60° wedges on recoil 780 Stiff

:mizuno-small: MP5/MP25 combo

Sub70  Wedges 50°, 54°, 58° Raw, on Recoil 760 SmacWrap

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact #3 putter

 :EVNROLL: ER3 34”

:titelist-small: ProV1x

:callaway-small: .Org 14 cart bag

Adidas Tour 360 shoes

Sketcher shoes

 

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If you dont know about Maltby clubs log on to the Golfworks.c9m site and do a little shopping. Read the reviews and find a club that suits you. They even have a custom shop that can build you anything.
The will fit your budget but they are anything but budget clubs.
They have clubs for beginners to Tour players. Best deal in golf by a mile.

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i`ve acquired some clubs ,got a used set of Benross VX combo 5 to 9 plus an unbranded pw and sw  also got a Wilson 3 wood and and a 22 degree whatever club hybrid /rescue / ? got them from an old work colleague who plays off 6 hes going to give some basics ..... get rid of my bad habits

So its of for a round today see what happens

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When I buy, I buy driver and my main wedge new. With the wedge, I want a fresh club. I use Vokeys and replace my 58 every 3 years-ish. The driver I want a fitting and buying second hand spooks me, never know how much the guy before you beat the hell out of it. Everything else I am ok with ebay. I know what I need, so getting a 2 year old club, or iron set, at an 80% discount is a win by me.

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If you're not overly concerned with fitting at this point, you could also consider taking a look at Facebook marketplace.  You have to be careful about counterfeits when not buying from a legit retailer, but the markup on used clubs is still pretty dang high.  Go to the PGA Value Guide and enter a used club, then compare trade-in value to retail value, and you'll see what I mean.


Driver: :callaway-small:Great Big Bertha Epic, 10.5, Project X HZRDOUS 55g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrid::tour-edge:CBX 119 3H, 18, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM7 54 S Grind, 58 M Grind

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: California Monterey 1.5, Superstroke Flatso 1.0 grip

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