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Well depends on who the player is. I have cut some clone clubs apart and see how they are made. They are thinner in what I call the stress support area and are made out of much cheaper pot metal. Actu

Update / First Impressions: I finally went out and hit the clubs today. I didn't take my launch monitor to get any data and I didn't play a round with them, but I did give them a good working on

LOL with a name like longdrivenate and a admittingly fast SS I do not want to read any stories like Golfer explodes cheap driver gets shrapnel in legs

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Fell for this gimmick and the clubs are so-so.  I was to try them and critique and could keep the driver for free.  Now is time to return the clubs as I did not like them.  Phone number and email are bogus and don't work.  LOoks like Ive been had.  Don't fall for it!!!

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On 11/30/2020 at 11:10 AM, GordyMoe said:

Fell for this gimmick and the clubs are so-so.  I was to try them and critique and could keep the driver for free.  Now is time to return the clubs as I did not like them.  Phone number and email are bogus and don't work.  LOoks like Ive been had.  Don't fall for it!!!

I agree the clubs are so-so but I had no problem returning them and getting a complete refund. Are you using the right phone number? This is the customer service number I was provided: 888-864-9728. I just called it and can confirm it is active and staffed...

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On 11/30/2020 at 12:10 PM, GordyMoe said:

Fell for this gimmick and the clubs are so-so.  I was to try them and critique and could keep the driver for free.  Now is time to return the clubs as I did not like them.  Phone number and email are bogus and don't work.  LOoks like Ive been had.  Don't fall for it!!!

I 2nd Nate on this also GordyMoe, I think you might have maybe misdialed?  I just got off the phone with them about returning the set of woods I was testing out.  Give it another shot. 

Thanks to longdrivenate's experience on the phone with them I knew what to expect in getting the RMA. I fully intended to wait it out for the full refund as I had no intention of keeping them (for which I'll explain below), and got the "split the difference" offer which I said no to. I actually had the RMA # written down and he had one final offer.  He said they'd be writing them off at $40/ea. since they were not considered new anymore and would I take that price (3 @ $120), I said make it $100 and refund the balance and I'll do it for the sake of not going the the hassle of boxing and shipping.  Done deal, and for what they are, I'm happy. My oldest is taking a Golf Class so they can fill his bag. 

So back in September I started the fitting process and had a new set of irons and middle fairway woods (7w and 11w) made. The plan with my fitter is to fit me for a Driver and 4w after the 1st of the year, letting the bank account recover from the above purchase, so having a 3/5/9 in the bag doesn't really do much for me. So, the ad come across email and decided to bite, sure I'll upgrade my 2010 Callaway FTi for free LOL, and it'll be fun to test clubs. I did a 3w, 5w, and 9w for my test group (since I had the 7w).  The only thing I did wrong was order Standard Grips, instead of Mid-Size.  They are small, but that's an easy fix. 

I planned to play 2-3 rounds of golf outside of driving range time, but a freak snowstorm 2 days after I got these, a drowning in the pond at a Golf Resort that shut down the course the weekend I was there (sad story), and our Governor shutting our state down for two weeks over Thanksgiving, totally blew my 45 day test period. It's 2020, what more can I say. So, 95% of testing was done at the driving range, 3-4 days (lunch hours from work), and only 1 round of golf.  Didn't get the distance I was getting on the range, but I wasn't hitting range rocks and the fairways aren't as hard.  I used a Taylormade TP5 for the round. 

Driver (Reg Shaft / 44.5") - (PROS) Feels good overall, head looks good, no adjustments for weighting or on hosel.  It performed exactly as I expected against a 10 year old driver.  I was getting about 215-225 yards total with the Callaway, where I'd carry 225-240 with the Patriot driver and roll out another 25-30 yards.  Nice, this will work well for now.  Hit pretty straight, nice forgiveness.  I'm not one that shapes shots yet, so not trying anything fancy, just keep it in the green stuff, and down the middle. Like I mentioned above, I "ordered" the wrong grips, so for giggles and grins, I bought a Jumbomax grip.  Holy Hell, what a difference.  Talk about grip it and rip it, unknown if it's added any real distance, but doesn't feel like I'm going to loose the club now. Anyway, this is staying in my bag until I get back with my fitter and complete the process I mentioned above. 

(CONS) - Those shafts...ugh, Orange and Cream.  Really?  Who thought that was an attractive color scheme?!?

 

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3+ Wood  (Reg Shaft / 43.5") -  (PROS) Well, what can I say?  Its a 3w, either you can hit it or you can't.  I'm at the "can't" stage right now.  The few shots that I did hit well went straight gave me decent roll outs to 220-230 range. Grips might be playing a part in this being too small, will upgrade those in the future and work on my technique and see if things improve. Will play with at the range, but most likely won't get a ride in the bag. 

(CONS) - Those shafts, did I mention the color?

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5 Wood (Reg Shaft / 42.5") - (PROS) Very easy club to hit after a few swings.  Everything was straight and would get 200 plus yards on roll out.  I get this distance with my 7 wood that was fit for me, due to much better quality materials so the 5w will go in my son's bag.  

(CONS) - Did I mention the col....yeah, I think so. 

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9 Wood (Reg Shaft / 40.5") - (PROS) Again an easy club to hit, very forgiving and straight. Getting average distance and nice height on the shot, rolling out 180-195.  Again, my 11w covers this gap, so it'll go in my son's bag. 

(CONS) - Yeah, I think you know. 

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OVERALL THOUGHTS - For a Mid to High handicapper that is looking to upgrade the woods, I think this might be a good inexpensive option to upgrade to current tech, along with a "free" Driver.  If I hadn't just upgraded my entire golf bag, I'd happily play these for a couple years or until I was ready for the next level.  YMMV

Thanks for reading and stay in the short stuff.

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I liked the veteran pitch and ordered a set.   I did this before reading all your great comments.    To make it short,  I decided to cancel order.   All phone calls to 888 number are going to voicemail, and the voicemail is full so I am unable to make contact with customer service.   I will continue to try but frankly wish I used more of my common sense before going down this rabbit hole.  

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13 minutes ago, stanmrich said:

I liked the veteran pitch and ordered a set.   I did this before reading all your great comments.    To make it short,  I decided to cancel order.   All phone calls to 888 number are going to voicemail, and the voicemail is full so I am unable to make contact with customer service.   I will continue to try but frankly wish I used more of my common sense before going down this rabbit hole.  

Wow, that is strange, I've talked to them 3-4 times and never had that happen.  Are you calling Cust Svc at 888-864-9728?  Sales # is 888-728-8090.

 

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Acer 7w / 11w w/ LAGP Reign Silver Shafts

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Ray Cook Silver Ray 595 

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Hi Siverhorn43,

I called the Customer Service number 1 888 864-9728.   Pick any option and you get sent to voice mail which is currently full and then you are disconnected.     I will keep trying periodically and see if I get through.    Thanks for welcome!

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Silverhorn43,

I just noticed your handle "Bugles Across America".  Great job.   Part of the reason I ordered these clubs was related to the Patriot symbology.    I actually hoped it had more to do with veterans and less to do about mass marketing to the gullible.   I think   in retrospect I was mislead, considering I absolutely never, in the past, have fallen for sketchy 'free' stuff marketing.    I stupidly rationalized my decision based on helping veterans and 'evaluating' a new product developed to help veterans.   I was wrong in my initial thoughts and see by the many responses to this thread that I was basically conned to purchase cheaply produced products that are loss leaders for overpriced items.

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2 minutes ago, stanmrich said:

Silverhorn43,

I just noticed your handle "Bugles Across America".  Great job.   Part of the reason I ordered these clubs was related to the Patriot symbology.    I actually hoped it had more to do with veterans and less to do about mass marketing to the gullible.   I think   in retrospect I was mislead, considering I absolutely never, in the past, have fallen for sketchy 'free' stuff marketing.    I stupidly rationalized my decision based on helping veterans and 'evaluating' a new product developed to help veterans.   I was wrong in my initial thoughts and see by the many responses to this thread that I was basically conned to purchase cheaply produced products that are loss leaders for overpriced items.

Thanks for noticing that, it is a service I feel I can give back to our Veterans in respect to the service they gave our county in sounding the Honor from the heart and not by battery.

I too was "grabbed" by the Veteran theme in the advertising, and do feel that they are founded by veterans and are doing what they can to provide jobs.  Yeah, the marketing is a little suspect, but being a startup I guess they are just trying to get out there.  

I am disappointed that you have had such bad luck getting in touch with them.  Could it be a time zone issue, since they are in CA and last in line for sunrise?  I'm not making excuses for them, just hoping to get you a resolution.  

Wishon Single Length 7-AW w/ Veylix Alpina shafts

Acer 7w / 11w w/ LAGP Reign Silver Shafts

Krank 14d Driver

Ray Cook Silver Ray 595 

Bag Boy Nitron Cart

Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag

State Director  (NM)  Bugles Across America - Proudly and Humbly Sounding Live Taps for our Nations Hero's. 

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I was able to reach Customer Service on third attempt (about an hour later then earlier attempts).    I had no problem cancelling my order as it hadn't been processed.    Again thanks to all that have commented on this company and their products.  I will say the experience with them was actually very good.   After more thought I found that I didn't really need new golf clubs, free or otherwise, and I shouldn't have been motivated by their email to begin with.   

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I would like to share my experience. It has been mostly positive. I also seem to be the only one so far that has actually tested them on a machine. 
 

I got the ad from hole 19 in my email. I thought free driver, and from a trusted source. Let’s try it. I called talked to a sales rep. He gave me an extremely scripted speech. Ha ha. I was still very skeptical. But he really knew about golf after I started talking to him some. I ordered an iron set with him that was 4i-pw, plus sw. I also got utility iron (which ended up being a 3w) and the driver. They were having a Xmas discount of $100 so I paid $399. 
 

I did end up having some problems with billing info, email info and they typed in my phone number 1 digit wrong, so when they were calling me they we’re calling a wrong number. I spoke to them multiple times to get these issues resolved. 
 

their customer service was great, every person I talked to was friendly and seemed genuine in wanting to help me. I also got the voicemail thing a couple times but I just called the next day or later. 
 

I finally got my clubs. I ordered stiff shafts and my driver and 3w were both regular shafts. But they were Accuflex v2. My irons are stiff shafts. I took these and I went to pro golf discount and tested them on a GCQuad against the same caliber clubs from, Calloway, cobra, Taylormade, Ect. They performed the exact same as the Taylormade M6’s. Hitting further than the other clubs. I was very impressed with the real data. These were much better clubs than what I currently had. 
 

the irons are good looking and say BMT Heater on them. I looked them up and it looks like there is multiple SoCal companies that sell these as an iron set for $200. I actually like the clubs but felt I overpaid. So I called to return them as I could buy the real Taylormade set brand new for $200 more. Though it comes with less clubs. 
I also had a few people friends test them out and all said they felt good. I also had a pro that I am friends with test them and he approved of them as well. Not a single person had anything bad to say about them or felt that they were inadequate. 
 

I called them to return and talked to John Brady (he is a bit of a fast talker) but I told him I was seeing them for half the price I paid. He then explained to me that those guys are using Apollo shafts and even though the BMT name is the same they are different clubs. He said they use all accuflex shafts and they have bought the patents from the major manufacturers to use in their designs. He said it’s truly a test program and they are launching their own line come this summer. They are using BMT just to manufacture their own design. He might have been feeding me crap, but again they performed the exact same as the Taylormade. I talked to him about the patents and he said it, without actually saying it, that they bought the patent from Taylor made. But they do not have Taylormade patent for the driver and woods (I think they are Titleist). He said he didn’t want to create a complete copy line of Taylor made. He also said they are progression clubs designed for people with mid to higher handicaps. 

I was already excited about the clubs they were better than what I had and on the GCQuad they were performing awesome. In the hopes to reduce the price I paid for them John gave me another offer. He said, send my driver and 3w back to get reshafted and they are going to give me the Accuflex Vision shaft. Then they will also send me a 5w. They are also running an offer for a wedge set, so he said he would throw in the wedge set as well for free. I desperately needed a 3w and wedge set. I was excited. For $399 I got a Driver, 3w, 5w, 4i-Pw, Gw, 2 Sw, and Lw. That’s a hell of a deal! Especially for irons that are performing as well as name brand. I talked to him some more and he said he would build a driver for my dad with a senior shaft for cost. Which is $80. That’s still a great deal for a very decent driver. 
 

All and all my experience has been great and I am very happy with the clubs. I'll test them hard in the next year and see how durable they are. They also come with free repairs and adjustments for a year. 
 

wanted to give my experience as I am the only one to test with a simulator.
 

 

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I have no beef with Patriot clubs and, as a veteran, I too identify with their purpose. My beef is that the clubs are not their own design. I found the same driver on eBay with the Heater name on it just as the Patriot. When I called and questioned it, they said I was mistaken as they were there own design......that’s my beef.

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On 12/11/2020 at 12:40 PM, fozcycle said:

I have no beef with Patriot clubs and, as a veteran, I too identify with their purpose. My beef is that the clubs are not their own design. I found the same driver on eBay with the Heater name on it just as the Patriot. When I called and questioned it, they said I was mistaken as they were there own design......that’s my beef.

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This is absolutely not what I got. If you go to Patriotgolf.com what is pictured is what I got. I'll have to remember to take pics. The clubs I got are a completely different design then this, they look a lot like a Titleist. I have searched pretty extensively to see if I can find the clubs I actually have anywhere else and I can not. Maybe I'm bad at searching but it's always a slightly different design then the actual ones. 

The more I play with my clubs the more I like them.

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This is absolutely not what I got. If you go to Patriotgolf.com what is pictured is what I got. I'll have to remember to take pics. The clubs I got are a completely different design then this, they look a lot like a Titleist. I have searched pretty extensively to see if I can find the clubs I actually have anywhere else and I can not. Maybe I'm bad at searching but it's always a slightly different design then the actual ones. 
The more I play with my clubs the more I like them.


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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I don’t have the new driver and 3w cause I sent them back to get reshafted. But I bought a used set for my friend. This is the 5w that came with the used set, so this must be the old one. It hits great tho! And the iron set he got hits so amazing! It’s different than mine and I will be asking for that set. I also had the pro hit my friends iron set and he said he was extremely impressed. 
 

The wood pictured is the old wood. And the irons pictured are the new irons I got not the used ones my friend got. 

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Got the wedges package for $99. I really like the clubs that have weighs on them. I bought a used pair of the entire iron set like this too from patriot. I gotta say these grips look and feel great. They finally got their own branding on the grips. 

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Hello all,  Last fall I downloaded the Hole19 app to my phone and later started getting email offers from Patriot Golf.  It said if I agree to join their product launch test team,  I would receive their Heater B2 Bomber driver for free.  After resisting the next 3 or 4 more emails, I gave them a call in early December 2020.  The sales rep said I could play test their Heater B1 irons, 4-sw,  and then get the driver for free.   So I said why not give it a try.  I guess the kicker was they would charge me $399 plus shipping for the irons immediately but if I chose to send them back they would refund me.   So when I got the clubs the first thing I noticed was that they were all 3/4 of an inch longer than standard.  I'm 6 feet tall with golf shoes on. I don't know if this was a mistake or what.  Bottom line I live in Iowa so all my playing so far has been on a simulator.  I like the irons.  Seems my dispersion is tighter.  And I do hit the driver a bit farther than my old one.  I used to build my clubs through Golfsmith.  I noticed the Bomber driver did not have the Accuflex shaft as advertised.  It has one called MCS.  I looked up MCS and found a website called MonarkGolf.com.   It is a component website just like Golfsmith used to be.  All the heads and shafts I have from Patriot Golf can be found on Monarkgolf!   The exact same MCS shaft they put in the Bomber B2 head sells at Monark for $13.50!  Monark golf also says what name brand clubheads their heads are knockoffs of.   The Heater B2 Bomber is supposed to be like the TaylorMade M2 from a couple years back.  I'm wondering, does Patriot Golf buy the components from Monark and sell them as their own?   Their fairway woods sell for $149 on their website.  I ordered the exact same Heater B2 3wood head for $20.95 from Monark and I will go to Golf Galaxy and get the shaft I want to put into it.    I'm also going to reshaft the B2 Bomber driver myself.   So I guess I would say beware of Patriot Golf.    Jeff

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On 12/24/2020 at 7:24 PM, DJSwav said:

Got the wedges package for $99. I really like the clubs that have weighs on them. I bought a used pair of the entire iron set like this too from patriot. I gotta say these grips look and feel great. They finally got their own branding on the grips. 

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Any updates on how these play?

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5 - Big Bertha Steelhead
Irons - Big Bertha
P - Odyssey White Hot

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