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    Game improving Irons

    I'm looking at improving my golf game through an infusion of technology. I played last night with a set of Cleveland Launchers and really liked the forgiveness of the clubs compared to my old MacGregor DX irons (probly 15 years old). It looks like I can get some on ebay for $100-$200 price range. My question should I be looking at any other similar clubs for value/performance? I'm about an 18 handicap, but think it should be lower


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    Re: Game improving Irons

    What's your price range? New or used?



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by cychhosis View Post
    I'm looking at improving my golf game through an infusion of technology. I played last night with a set of Cleveland Launchers and really liked the forgiveness of the clubs compared to my old MacGregor DX irons (probly 15 years old). It looks like I can get some on ebay for $100-$200 price range. My question should I be looking at any other similar clubs for value/performance? I'm about an 18 handicap, but think it should be lower
    I have heard lots of stories about people buying couterfit clubs on ebay, make sure you pay close attention to the sellers feedback.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    My advice would be...forget about forgiveness its overrated...get yourself an iron that you like and make sure that the LIE ANGLE is correct for your height and length of arms....


    It sure makes the game of golf easier notice I didnot say easy....

    When the golf iron fits and lies on the ground properly!!!

    Now just aim straight for the pin and at least that way you will hit the green...

    Good Luck and Good Golfing



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    My advice would be...forget about forgiveness its overrated...get yourself an iron that you like and make sure that the LIE ANGLE is correct for your height and length of arms....


    It sure makes the game of golf easier notice I didnot say easy....

    When the golf iron fits and lies on the ground properly!!!

    Now just aim straight for the pin and at least that way you will hit the green...

    Good Luck and Good Golfing
    This is good advice. I use Pings for this very reason. Go to the ping website and get yourself fitted for color. Then check eBay. Make sure all the serial numbers match also.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    check out www.callawaypreowned.com
    x-20 or x-18 would probably be up your alley

    I would agree with the statements above. make sure to get the right length and lie angle. Keep an eye on the shafts too.

    Forget the 3, 4 irons. Look at the hybrids to replace those.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydole View Post
    Forget the 3, 4 irons. Look at the hybrids to replace those.
    Strictly a matter of opinion. My 4 iron is one of my best clubs.

    Hybrids either work or they don't and I've seen a number of people where they don't.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    What's your price range? New or used?
    Thinking in that $100-$200 range. Most likely used. I'm sorry, why pay $500 to put a year's worth of scratches and dings in them. Grips are pretty cheap if I need to do that.


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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    My advice would be...forget about forgiveness its overrated...get yourself an iron that you like and make sure that the LIE ANGLE is correct for your height and length of arms....


    It sure makes the game of golf easier notice I didnot say easy....

    When the golf iron fits and lies on the ground properly!!!

    Now just aim straight for the pin and at least that way you will hit the green...

    Good Luck and Good Golfing
    The angle felt pretty good on the Clevelands. I am not a big man (5'6") so I probably don't fit the masses, so how can I tell what is really right for me?


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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I have heard lots of stories about people buying couterfit clubs on ebay, make sure you pay close attention to the sellers feedback.
    I've heard a lot of the same things, but if you buy used counterfeit probably isn't as much of an issue.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    My advice would be...forget about forgiveness its overrated...get yourself an iron that you like and make sure that the LIE ANGLE is correct for your height and length of arms....


    It sure makes the game of golf easier notice I didnot say easy....

    When the golf iron fits and lies on the ground properly!!!

    Now just aim straight for the pin and at least that way you will hit the green...

    Good Luck and Good Golfing
    I agree AND disagree. Getting the lies and length fit for you is very important. At the same time, if you get the wrong club for your skill level you won't have success no matter how well the club fits you.

    I could get Tiger's blades fit for my swing and would only hit the sweet spot 1/10 times. An extreme example, I know, but it's applicable.



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    Invest your money in a few lessons and watch your scores drop.


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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydole View Post
    check out www.callawaypreowned.com
    x-20 or x-18 would probably be up your alley

    I would agree with the statements above. make sure to get the right length and lie angle. Keep an eye on the shafts too.

    Forget the 3, 4 irons. Look at the hybrids to replace those.
    I would agree. I pulled my 3, 4, and 5 irons out of the bag and replaced them with hybrids. A good hybrid will allow you to hit the ball much better from a wider variety of lies.

    I am certainly not a great golfer. If I had more time to play, I am confident I could bring my score down substantially. There is simply no substitute for playing consistently. My irons (and hybrids) are custom-fitted Warriors and I love them.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Agreed. working on the swing mechanics (with some feeback from someone who knows what they're talking about) will be of the greatest value.

    Gettting clubs that fit properly and match your specifice needs is important as well, but won't have the impact that working on a consistent & proper swing will have.



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    Re: Game improving Irons

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    Strictly a matter of opinion. My 4 iron is one of my best clubs.

    Hybrids either work or they don't and I've seen a number of people where they don't.
    Good point. However i was looking at his age (graduated in 80)and handicap. Most 18's dont hit their 3's and 4's very well, but I could be wrong.



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