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9 hours ago, Pickle_Rick1996 said:

Did the RSI have problems across the board? Or was it just the RSI1, RSI2, or RSI MB

Such as I'd heard, the irons with face slots had issues.

Emphasis on "heard."  No personal experience here

Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5" -or- King LTD, ProtoPype 80X, 43.25"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; TBD iron set, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5, Kirkland Signature 3pc v2

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If you are looking for the most budget option, I’d recommend going with GigaGolf.com
That’s where pretty much my whole bag is from and they’ve always been fantastic to work with. They have a basic online fitting tool that will recommend lie/length adjustments based on your height and wrist to floor distance and flex based on usual ball carry. Plenty of options for grips and shafts too that won’t break the bank. I would take them over pretty much any used set.

Driver: PXG 0211 9*(set at 7.5*) Tensei Pro White 60g
Woods: PXG 0211 16.5* Tensei Pro Blue 70g
Hybrid/Irons/Wedges: PXG 0211 SteelFiber 95g
Putter: PXG Blackjack / SeeMore Mini Giant Deep Flange 34”

Bag: Vessel Player III Stand Bag - White

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On 9/17/2020 at 9:21 AM, MGoBlue100 said:

I’ll throw it out there first, so 993 additional spy’s can come in behind me: go get fit. Try to not pay attention to WHAT you’re hitting, rather how they feel and what the ball flight/dispersion is. Your clubs will find you.


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992 left 🙂.  This, this, and this.  Do yourself a favor and invest in a good fitting.  Take it from one who resisted spending the time and money to do so.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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Another approach to try...  If there's any way you can borrow a set of irons that were made after 2000 from a friend/relative, do this and invest the money in lessons.  If you're just starting out, your swing will change so much so rapidly that what works for you now will likely not work for you in the near future.  Lessons will improve your game and bring more enjoyment faster than new (to you) clubs.  My next recommendation would be to keep an eye on shopgoodwill.com and see what they have at a fairly low price.  There's a set of Mizuno JPX EZ irons there for about $200 that would probably be OK for you until they're no longer appropriate.  But still take some of that money you would have spent on more expensive clubs and invest in lessons.

There are lots of very smart forum members here and honestly, there's no one right way to go with this.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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Being as new to golf as you are i'd take some lessons to get on the right track swing-wise and hold off on the fitting. 

If you don't have friends with different clubs they'll let you try, you can get single demo clubs off ebay to try out and then decide which set you want to get for now.  I'd go for 3, 4 or 5 yo irons to keep cost down and that will let you see trends in your ball flight pattern as you start to play more which will help a fitter when you get to them.  You can then sell your set and get a few bucks back.

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Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Snake Eyes 15*, 18* & 23* Hybrids; Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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9 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

Another approach to try...  If there's any way you can borrow a set of irons that were made after 2000 from a friend/relative, do this and invest the money in lessons.  If you're just starting out, your swing will change so much so rapidly that what works for you now will likely not work for you in the near future.  Lessons will improve your game and bring more enjoyment faster than new (to you) clubs.  My next recommendation would be to keep an eye on shopgoodwill.com and see what they have at a fairly low price.  There's a set of Mizuno JPX EZ irons there for about $200 that would probably be OK for you until they're no longer appropriate.  But still take some of that money you would have spent on more expensive clubs and invest in lessons.

There are lots of very smart forum members here and honestly, there's no one right way to go with this.


I'm quoting this for its excellence.  I don't have a real comment, just think you summed it up very well.

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Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5" -or- King LTD, ProtoPype 80X, 43.25"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, RIP Beta 90, 42"
2h or 3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 S
Irons:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft in progress, slowly); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; TBD iron set, RIP Tour 115 R
GW: Dynacraft Dual Milled CNC 52*, Steelfiber 125 S; Scratch 8620 DS 53*, Steelfiber 125 S
SW:  Ram TG-898 56*, DGX ss2x; Ram Tom Watson 55*, DGX ss2x; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS; PM Grind 19 58*, stock shaft
Putter:  Mizuno TPM-2, 34"
Ball:  Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TM TP5, Kirkland Signature 3pc v2

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On 9/18/2020 at 10:54 PM, Pickle_Rick1996 said:

Did the RSI have problems across the board? Or was it just the RSI1, RSI2, or RSI MB

Pickle_Rick, not sure if you're still looking for clubs.  I'm late to this post, I know, but I'll give you my input on a set of used RSi 1's.  I found a set for about 1/3 of their current resale value due to some damage to 4-6 irons.  As noted the Taylormade's which used face slot technology have issues with faces caving near the slots and sometimes the slot material falling out.  This the case with the 4-6 in my set - there is some caving to the faces but slots are still in tact at this point, 4 is worst and 6 is very minimal.  From my research this happened to almost all the generations they put out but there may also be some effect attributed to the player as some reviewers say they never had any issues.  However, it seems it happened more often than not.

I've had my set at the range multiple times and have played two rounds with them.  I have not noticed any further damage to them to this point.  Clubs are forgiving, balls feels good of the club, and I did gain about 10 yards per club compared to a 2006 set of Tommy Armours I had previously.  I have not noticed any "mishitting" due to the damage.  That is not to say they won't continue to get worse as they are played more.  Because they were so discounted I grabbed them with the thinking that I'm getting new technology (they came out in 2015), I don't use a 4 iron that often, and at my skill level I don't know that I would significantly notice an effect due to the damage.  I shoot in the 90's to mid-90's.  Also, if I continue to get better where they are affecting my play I can upgrade to another set and feel that I have gotten more than my money's worth with the RSi's.  That's my logic anyway.  Could be flawed.

So, if you did find a set of RSi's just keep in mind the faces will most likely start to cave on the irons that have face slot (down to 8 iron).  If you find a set that is already damaged and are super discounted to a price you are comfortable with I would consider buying them with the understanding of what you are getting.  Sorry again I'm late to the post and this may be no help. 

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