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This seems to be a good time of year where people get rid of their used gear. How difficult would it be to get fitted and use those numbers to buy gear? Seems you could get some good deals with something that works relatively well. There's great used gear out there for golfers like me that are mid handicap and want quality and value.

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What I’m thinking of is fit now, hold onto those specs and buy at the end of the year when everyone is dumping inventory. Most manufacturers aren’t that different year to year, especially irons. 

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G400 10.5 

M2 3HL

Titleist 818 3 and 4 hybrid 

Ping G15 5-gap

Vokey SM7 54 degrees 

Vokey SM6 58 degrees 

Bobby Grace Shiloh putter

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25 minutes ago, justinumbergame said:

This seems to be a good time of year where people get rid of their used gear. How difficult would it be to get fitted and use those numbers to buy gear? Seems you could get some good deals with something that works relatively well. There's great used gear out there for golfers like me that are mid handicap and want quality and value.

Yes, you can absolutely go this way. Timing won't be great as I imagine the used club market has increased with the increased play. The other downside is finding matching specs. It is possible, especially if you get fit into a "normal" window, but you have a huge reduction in what is available to meet your specs. 

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Unless you have some way out of the ordinary specs, not much of a challenge. There is so much used equipment available it is highly likely one can find most anything they need at a very competitive price.  In fact, many shops will change lie and/or lofts for a nominal fee, so other than swing weight, it makes it even more likely to get what you want.

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If you are patient you would likely find clubs very close to your fitting numbers and can adjust them as needed.  This is what I did in fall of '19, hit a few irons to see what I liked the feel of, got the fitting numbers and then browsed the classifieds over the winter to find what I wanted. 

Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Callaway Mavrik 16.5* 4W, EvenFlow Riptide 6.0 S 70g;  Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4i, PX LZ 6.0;  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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Like others have said, definitely an easy way to go to have this done.  If you can find a good clubmaker/fitter, they can adjust just about anything for you to get to specs you need.  I'm fortunate, that I live across the street from one, so anything I need done, they are walking distance away.  Can also be a bad thing if I get to tinkering too much, but we won't go down that path.  (Thougths of buying wrong handed hybrid on the cheap just to utilize shaft and regrip, change loft sleeve, and place in clubhead of my choosing)

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H2 Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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19 minutes ago, juspoole said:

.......Can also be a bad thing if I get to tinkering too much, but we won't go down that path.  (Thougths of buying wrong handed hybrid on the cheap just to utilize shaft and regrip, change loft sleeve, and place in clubhead of my choosing)

I did this once with a driver.....Did I cross over to crazy-land and not realize it?!?!?!   🥴

Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Callaway Mavrik 16.5* 4W, EvenFlow Riptide 6.0 S 70g;  Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4i, PX LZ 6.0;  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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7 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Did I cross over to crazy-land and not realize it?!?

i think it's just club ho land, but let's be honest, you and I both probably already knew that! lol

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

2 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818H2 Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8X

4 Iron - Srixon ZX 23* Recoil F5

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngJaws 5 Wedge 58* DG Tour Issue Stiff

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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22 hours ago, justinumbergame said:

This seems to be a good time of year where people get rid of their used gear. How difficult would it be to get fitted and use those numbers to buy gear? Seems you could get some good deals with something that works relatively well. There's great used gear out there for golfers like me that are mid handicap and want quality and value.

You can absolutely do that. The one thing I'd suggest is that if you get fit into a specific lie angle for irons, that you not limit your search to that lie angle. 1) Not all listings are going to be accurate - especially if purchasing from an individual. Example, I purchased a set of Vokey wedges a few years ago that were listed as having standard loft and lie, but the lie was actually +2 when I took them into my fitter. 2) Whatever you buy can most likely be bent to the correct lie angle for not much money.

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
Ball: Snell MTB-X
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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I’ve done this a zillion and a half times.


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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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