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    Buying new clubs

    I currently have a set of Cleveland's that are maybe 12 years old, and I am going to pass them on to my son who is ready for an adult set, so I need to buy some new ones.

    Probably looking to spend $499 to $699. Just wondering about the best place to go and any other recommendations you might have?



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Would you consider a $700 set?



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Would you consider a $700 set?
    $699.99. Not a penny more. Of course, my wife doesn't know my budget yet, so it could go down considerably



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    $699.99. Not a penny more. Of course, my wife doesn't know my budget yet, so it could go down considerably
    good luck with that.. My guess on his new set.



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Good Luck and Good Buying as they say, I just looked at a set of Mizuno's over at Golf Galaxy and the price tag was 999.99 for a set of forged irons.



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Buddy just paid $550 for full set of new Callaway Razr Edge at Costco. 1-3-5 wood and 4 hybrid + irons.

    I believe these were a model Callaway put out in 2012.

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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Taylor Made Burner 2.0 Iron set for $319. TaylorMade Burner 2.0 HP Irons | Golf Discount
    Find a discounted driver and 3 wood for $300 and there you go.


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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Dont know how much you play but I would get professionally fitted. You don't have to necessarily buy them there but you should know what fits you best. Lots of golf courses and stores have fitting systems. Maybe do it twice to make sure what they say is right. You can also order from a golf course. There isn't much margin in clubs so there typically isn't much negotiating.

    I was fitted at The Legacy in Norwalk. It's one of my favorite courses. Ended up ordering there too after checking around. Got a discount on a new bag.

    If you are a pretty standard fit, look on Internet for last year models. May be too late in the season now but you still might be able to find new sets out there at discount.



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    There is a site 2nd Swing Golf that has a very good selection of used clubs once you find out what you want. Depending on how much you golf you can always find good deals on last years models if you are flexible.


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    Re: Buying new clubs

    I'll probably keep my current driver and three wood, so I will just need the iron set, bag and putter.



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    I worked at a golf course for a couple of summers a couple years ago. The owner and I ended up getting along well. He straight up gave me a set of G15 irons and a G15 driver. I bought a nice putter from him.. All I need is a couple new hybrids and I will be set.



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    I always had a hell of a time finding clubs pre-internet days bc I'm left handed. The plus side, was when I did.. the clubhouse was essentially giving them away. Not any more now, damn internet :(



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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    good luck with that.. My guess on his new set.

    Keeping in mind that this set would probably help my handicap...

    1. Get yourself fitted. IMO the newer clubs are all so much better than 10-15 years ago that a good fit, including length, metal vs. graphite/composite, and stiffness will be most noticeable.
    2. If possible, find a "demo day," or some retailer where you can hit clubs on a range. My experience has been that 1) indoor swing rooms don't tell you much, and 2) within your swing, and associated strengths/weaknesses, you will find an affordable price range of clubs that you like the best.
    3. Explain to your wife the importance of playing golf with your son during this crucial period of his life, and that you need good, properly-fitted clubs to help ensure that you do not injure yourself. A couple bills here and there is a long-term investment.


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    Re: Buying new clubs

    I'm using TaylorMade Burner Plus irons and TaylorMade RocketBallz driver and woods. I like my irons, but dear god I love my driver and woods.


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    Re: Buying new clubs

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Dont know how much you play but I would get professionally fitted. You don't have to necessarily buy them there but you should know what fits you best. Lots of golf courses and stores have fitting systems. Maybe do it twice to make sure what they say is right. You can also order from a golf course. There isn't much margin in clubs so there typically isn't much negotiating.

    I was fitted at The Legacy in Norwalk. It's one of my favorite courses. Ended up ordering there too after checking around. Got a discount on a new bag.

    If you are a pretty standard fit, look on Internet for last year models. May be too late in the season now but you still might be able to find new sets out there at discount.
    What??? The margin for a brand new set of irons is well over 60%. The reason there is no negotiating is because the companies or OEM's set the pricing and if you are caught selling below that you can have your account pulled.



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