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mxptt
Dec 3, 2008, 08:42 PM
lets see what makes it in your bag ..

my irons:
http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/specialfeatures/ClubTest08/CallawayFTiron_600.jpg

driver:
http://img.timeinc.net/golf/i/specialfeatures/ClubTest08/CallHyperX_600.jpg

wedges:
http://www.pricebustergolf.co.uk/images/product/main/CA_Wedge_XTour-Vintage.jpg

putter:
http://www.golfsmith.com/images/od2000.jpg

bag:
http://www.golfdiscount.com/system/0000/5618/41108black_large.jpg

richard.mac
Dec 3, 2008, 09:06 PM
here are my clubs which i posted in the "Post Your Last Purchase IV" thread.

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=140821&d=1224659766 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=140822&d=1224659766

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=140820&d=1224659766

they are the Wilson Prostaff Hybrid set http://www.wilson.com/wilson/golf/product.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198674738363&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302759956 (different bag and came with no putter).

the putter hadnt come in yet when i got the clubs. I have the Wilson Prostaff II.

http://www.bargaingolfequipment.co.uk/images/Wilson%20Prostaff%20III%20Putter%20(Back).jpg

whoathere
Dec 3, 2008, 09:44 PM
ATM, I have only irons, wedges and a putter...


http://ps.ebauctionsolutions.com/ProductImages/b_bb_dallasgolf34200811505_Titleist_PT585H_17.jpg

Irons
http://www.titleist.com/images/products/jpgbanner/690cb.jpg

Wedges
http://www.wheatroadgolf.com/titleist/2007/wedge_smoc.jpg

Putter
http://www.ianreadsgolfshop.com/images/items/scotty%20camerson%20newport%202.jpg


I didn't used to be a Titleist guy, it just kind of happened this summer. 909D3 will be in the bag, as well as a new fairway wood, not sure which one yet, by spring.

mxptt
Dec 6, 2008, 10:26 AM
ooo love that putter .. had a scotty prior to someone yanking it from my bag ..:mad::mad:

Hawkeye411
Dec 6, 2008, 10:33 AM
Irons

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3jg8njIcgZFQKM:http://www.austads.com/austads/assets/product_images/PABBIADGMEAECIAL.jpg

Driver

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:aRzUgOX-Nt5vvM:http://www.austads.com/austads/assets/product_images/PABBAAMBEPGJCABP.jpg

Hybrids

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tlWtNF9eA1JGbM:http://www.golfdiscount.com/system/0000/5298/dws_large.jpg

Putter

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:yME9QkYxuBYKpM:http://www.americangolf.co.uk/ComponentImages/Products/Zoom/Zoom-odyssey-white-hot-xg-2-ball-putter-z-d(1).jpg

I'm going to buy new wedges in the Spring .... Not sure what to buy though.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 6, 2008, 12:29 PM
Here is my current out-of-season setup. I'm waiting for spring to order new irons, thus the gaping hole in my bag. I sold my old Titleist 695CBs to a friend a couple months ago. And, over the course of the summer, my bag changed quite a bit. But, right now I like things, A LOT.

My driver is great. Not the newest tech, but I'm very consistent with it. The Titleist fairways I have are great as well, and will probably be in my bag for many years to come. My wedges are good, and the putter is possibly never leaving my bag, EVER. Anyway, here are the specs, in case anyone is into those...

TaylorMade R7 SuperQuad TP - 9.5* - Rombax 65X
Titleist 906F2 - 13* - UST V2 85X
Titleist 906F2 - 18* - UST V2 85X
Callaway Vintage Forged - 48*, 52*, 56*, 60* - DG S400
Odyssey - White Hot XG 9 - 33"
Ping Hoofer Vantage - Custom White with Yellow trim and piping

(Not Shown)
Titleist ProV1X
Adidas Tech Feather
Oakley Half-Jacket Golf Array

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9912/golfclubs1nh3.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5489/golfclubs2we5.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2453/golfclubs3xe3.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6223/golfclubs4rr1.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2340/golfclubs5ug0.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4552/golfclubs6wb2.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2761/golfclubs7ao3.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2302/golfclubs8de2.jpg

rhsgolfer33
Dec 6, 2008, 01:16 PM
Titleist 983k 8.5* Aldila NV 75g X Flex
Sonartec SS2.5 15* Fujikura Tour Platform S Flex
Callaway Big Bertha (2004) 2 Iron DG X100 2* upright .5 inches over length
Titleist 690CB's 3 iron thru Pitching Wedge DG X100 2* upright lie .5 inches over length
Titleist Bob Vokey Spin Milled 56* and 60*
Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Design 1.5

I've always been a Titleist guy, but never really fell in love with their fairway woods. The Sonartec is a killer fairway wood, its ashame the company went down the tubes. I really do need to downgrade my clubs. I used to play every day but am now relegated to playing maybe 4 times a year; hitting 690CB's with X100s is harder than it used to be.

bassproguy07
Dec 6, 2008, 01:20 PM
I'm going to buy new wedges in the Spring .... Not sure what to buy though.

titleist vokey's are good wedges...Nike makes a few good ones as well. I am still in need of a good 60 degree but I dont play enough to get one.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 6, 2008, 01:42 PM
I'm going to buy new wedges in the Spring .... Not sure what to buy though.

All the major companies make decent wedges, so you should definitely try as many of them as you can. That being said, I (and a lot of people I know) have Titleist wedge preferences. I think their wedges are just a little bit better than all the others. The Spin Milled wedges are great and they look really nice at setup as well. I'd recommend them. The BV 200's are great as well, I played those before the Spin Milled wedges came out.

R.Youden
Dec 6, 2008, 02:02 PM
I will post some photos tomorrow. But this is what I basically have:

Taylor Made 460 TP 8.5deg
Titleist 3-wood
Titlesit 5-wood / Titlesit 2-iron (course and weather dependent)
Taylor Made Burner Tour 3-9 iron
Titleist Vokey 50, 56 and 60 wedges
Tetleist Scotty Cameron Putter

Most pretty old stuff. I am looking to upgrade some of it next year. I got my handicap down to 3 and then broke my leg and it has drifted back upto 5 so I need to get it sorted!

SevenInchScrew
Dec 6, 2008, 05:16 PM
The Sonartec is a killer fairway wood, its ashame the company went down the tubes.... I really do need to downgrade my clubs.
I agree. I used to play a couple SS-07s back in the day. They were great clubs. And, this kind of goes against your want to "downgrade" your set, but have you heard of Royal Collection? They are the Japanese parent company that Sonartec was getting clubs built by. They are VERY nice, but getting them here in the States isn't cheap. But, if you still yearn for the Sonartec look and feel, this is exactly that, since thats where they came from in the first place.

http://royalcollection.co.jp/newproduct/en/
All the major companies make decent wedges, so you should definitely try as many of them as you can.... are great and they look really nice at setup as well.
You hit it right on the head there. Don't worry about brand when looking at wedges. They all make decent wedges. But, the look/shape/feel/durability will differ greatly. Some people like round heads, others like the teardrop shape. Some people like chrome, others like raw/unfinished. Just look at everything, and don't worry about brand. As with most golf equipment, the look and feel of a club can play a great part in how well it works for you.

There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland makes a great wedge. But, I've just never found one that fits my eye. The Callaway wedges I use are the old, original Forged wedge from about 5 years ago. There are newer wedges out there, but none that look and feel like these. So, I'm sticking with them. I even bought a backup set from Callaway Clearance a couple years ago, waiting in the closet for these to wear out.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 7, 2008, 08:18 PM
And, this kind of goes against your want to "downgrade" your set, but have you heard of Royal Collection? They are the Japanese parent company that Sonartec was getting clubs built by. They are VERY nice, but getting them here in the States isn't cheap. But, if you still yearn for the Sonartec look and feel, this is exactly that, since thats where they came from in the first place.

http://royalcollection.co.jp/newproduct/en/

There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland makes a great wedge. But, I've just never found one that fits my eye. The Callaway wedges I use are the old, original Forged wedge from about 5 years ago. There are newer wedges out there, but none that look and feel like these. So, I'm sticking with them. I even bought a backup set from Callaway Clearance a couple years ago, waiting in the closet for these to wear out.

I have heard of Royal Collection, though I kind of forgot about them until you mentioned the name. I will definitely look at their clubs when I need a new set, especially the fairway woods. Only ones I ever hit well were Sonartec, so I'm sure I'd love these.

I'm with you on the Cleveland wedges. They're good, but I'm not comfortable when I see them at address. I like the Callaway and Nike wedges as well, but I just can't get rid of my Vokeys, they spin too well to get rid of.

Edit: Man is Royal Collection's blade beautiful, I so want a set of those, haha, too bad I'd need to start playing a lot more to get back to a level that I could hit them.

mljones99
Dec 7, 2008, 10:16 PM
I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow but here is my setup...

Driver: Ping G10 9 w/ Grafalloy ProLaunch Red
4wood: Ping G10 17 w/ Matrix Code 8
7wood: Ping G10 21.5 w/ Matrix Code 8
Irons: Ping i10 4-UW w/ Z-Z65
Wedges: Ping Tour-W 54 and 58 w/ Z-Z65
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa '62 Charcoal Mist No. 2 (soon to be replaced by a Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1.5 w/ heavy weight set installed)
GPS: SkyCaddy SG3
Bag: Ping Hoofer Vantage (soon to be replaced by an '09 Ogio Grom)
Ball: Callaway Tour ix

basesloaded190
Dec 7, 2008, 10:21 PM
to the OP: you have so much callaway stuff it makes me sick! I have been making golf clubs for a small, but growing golf company for years and we always get it callaway clubs that are broken due to the poor manufacturing process they have. they use cheap materials and its easy to tell from a club makers perspective.

steelphantom
Dec 7, 2008, 10:59 PM
I use pretty much all no-name clubs, but right before the end of this past golf season I decided to buy a new set of irons. The ones I decided on were GX920s by GigaGolf (http://www.gigagolf.com). They are basically clones of Callaway X-20s. I really like them a lot, and for 100 bucks, they were an amazing value. You can customize them with whatever grips and shafts you want, and you can choose the shaft length and lie angle as well. I only got to play a few rounds with them, but they already beat the pants off of my previous iron set.

This Christmas I'm getting a new pair of Adidas golf spikes and a Callaway Warbird Hot stand bag. :)

http://www.learnaboutgolf.com/img/review_images/Power_Max_GX920_Irons.jpg

basesloaded190
Dec 7, 2008, 11:12 PM
I use pretty much all no-name clubs, but right before the end of this past golf season I decided to buy a new set of irons. The ones I decided on were GX920s by GigaGolf (http://www.gigagolf.com). They are basically clones of Callaway X-20s. I really like them a lot, and for 100 bucks, they were an amazing value. You can customize them with whatever grips and shafts you want, and you can choose the shaft length and lie angle as well. I only got to play a few rounds with them, but they already beat the pants off of my previous iron set.

This Christmas I'm getting a new pair of Adidas golf spikes and a Callaway Warbird Hot stand bag. :)

http://www.learnaboutgolf.com/img/review_images/Power_Max_GX920_Irons.jpg

Lord not only do i hope that they let you hit them before you buy, but they have a professional help you decide what shaft, grip, shaft length, and lie you want. Thats not something the average person can really do.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 8, 2008, 12:17 AM
...not only do i hope that...they have a professional help you
Professional status not needed. Even though I used to be a Class-A teaching professional, I have a friend who has been my personal tech for years. He is not certified in any regards, but knows more than anyone I know, and that is saying a lot with all the years I've been in and around the golf business.

Certification/Professional status just means you can pass some tests. Real world experience, especially in fitting and tech knowledge are far more important.
...decide what shaft, grip, shaft length, and lie you want.
You can't really "decide what you want" when it comes to fitting. Either it fits or it doesn't. There isn't much personal say involved. While I might think that a little flatter lie might help me fade the ball better, if my swing dictates that I need them upright for consistent square contact, I don't have much say in the matter.

Who, might I ask, do you build/repair for? A shop that I frequent here in Omaha, where my friend works, also does a lot of custom builds. Just wondering if I've ever heard of your company. Also, my father is the Head Pro/Director of Golf at a new club in Kenosha. Where in Wisconsin are you? Always fun to chat with people about golf tech.

basesloaded190
Dec 8, 2008, 08:45 AM
Professional status not needed. Even though I used to be a Class-A teaching professional, I have a friend who has been my personal tech for years. He is not certified in any regards, but knows more than anyone I know, and that is saying a lot with all the years I've been in and around the golf business.

Certification/Professional status just means you can pass some tests. Real world experience, especially in fitting and tech knowledge are far more important.

You can't really "decide what you want" when it comes to fitting. Either it fits or it doesn't. There isn't much personal say involved. While I might think that a little flatter lie might help me fade the ball better, if my swing dictates that I need them upright for consistent square contact, I don't have much say in the matter.

Who, might I ask, do you build/repair for? A shop that I frequent here in Omaha, where my friend works, also does a lot of custom builds. Just wondering if I've ever heard of your company. Also, my father is the Head Pro/Director of Golf at a new club in Kenosha. Where in Wisconsin are you? Always fun to chat with people about golf tech.

I completely understand that you don't need a professional. I myself am no professional, but have the skills and is qualified to fit someone for clubs. I work for a company called Bob Burns Golf. We are located just south of Green Bay. We fit people and make our own clubs right in our facility.
i could sit on this forum and talk golf manufacturing all day i love it

steelphantom
Dec 8, 2008, 12:54 PM
Lord not only do i hope that they let you hit them before you buy, but they have a professional help you decide what shaft, grip, shaft length, and lie you want. Thats not something the average person can really do.

There is a 30-day return policy, where you can use the clubs for up to 30 days and return them for a full refund if you decide you don't like them. Also, there is a kind of "fitting wizard" which will tell you what stiffness you should choose for your shaft, as well as what lie angle you need. Of course, this may not end up being totally accurate, but for as much as I play golf, I have been very satisfied with these irons and the setup.

basesloaded190
Dec 8, 2008, 12:57 PM
There is a 30-day return policy, where you can use the clubs for up to 30 days and return them for a full refund if you decide you don't like them. Also, there is a kind of "fitting wizard" which will tell you what stiffness you should choose for your shaft, as well as what lie angle you need. Of course, this may not end up being totally accurate, but for as much as I play golf, I have been very satisfied with these irons and the setup.

for a beginner golfer this sounds much better than just picking up a box set off the shelf

rdowns
Dec 8, 2008, 01:05 PM
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/nmedia/18/66/61/18/18943623.jpg

basesloaded190
Dec 8, 2008, 01:08 PM
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/nmedia/18/66/61/18/18943623.jpg

just watched that the other day, almost forgot how great that movie really is!

mxptt
Dec 8, 2008, 02:25 PM
to the OP: you have so much callaway stuff it makes me sick! I have been making golf clubs for a small, but growing golf company for years and we always get it callaway clubs that are broken due to the poor manufacturing process they have. they use cheap materials and its easy to tell from a club makers perspective.

i found them pretty durable .. but then again i get them at cost so its not tempting to buy anything else:D:D

basesloaded190
Dec 8, 2008, 06:26 PM
i found them pretty durable .. but then again i get them at cost so its not tempting to buy anything else:D:D

thats good to hear. I'm not trying to bash your stuff because you really do have nice equipment, i have never been a fan of callaway because i guess i have more of an idea about how they put together a golf club and what not. Either way, hit what every makes you hit the ball straight.

Hawkeye411
Dec 8, 2008, 10:42 PM
to the OP: you have so much callaway stuff it makes me sick! I have been making golf clubs for a small, but growing golf company for years and we always get it callaway clubs that are broken due to the poor manufacturing process they have. they use cheap materials and its easy to tell from a club makers perspective.

Oh yea ... Take it from basedloaded the "maker of golf clubs". Callaway is crap. Nobody uses Callaway clubs any more! They are guaranteed to break and injure someone in your foursome when the heads come flying off. All the pros on tour use them to hold up their rose bushes. Nobody gets multiple hold seasons out of their Callaway clubs! If you do, your lucky and you should count your blessings. What a joke! ;)

Cheers.

Hawkeye411
Dec 8, 2008, 10:47 PM
All the major companies make decent wedges, so you should definitely try as many of them as you can. That being said, I (and a lot of people I know) have Titleist wedge preferences. I think their wedges are just a little bit better than all the others. The Spin Milled wedges are great and they look really nice at setup as well. I'd recommend them. The BV 200's are great as well, I played those before the Spin Milled wedges came out.

My club should have some demo days early in the season. I was thinking about buying something on sale during the winter. However, I think your right and I should give a couple different clubs a good try before spending all that money.

Cheers.

basesloaded190
Dec 8, 2008, 11:29 PM
Oh yea ... Take it from basedloaded the "maker of golf clubs". Callaway is crap. Nobody uses Callaway clubs any more! They are guaranteed to break and injure someone in your foursome when the heads come flying off. All the pros on tour use them to hold up their rose bushes. Nobody gets multiple hold seasons out of their Callaway clubs! If you do, your lucky and you should count your blessings. What a joke! ;)

Cheers.

im glad you quoted me accurately. because that is exactly what i said. Do you have the slightest idea of what the club making process is? All i said was that out of all the repairs that come in to our shop about half are callaway, thats all. But go ahead and take it the wrong way because im sure you use them anyways.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 9, 2008, 02:55 AM
My club should have some demo days early in the season. I was thinking about buying something on sale during the winter. However, I think your right and I should give a couple different clubs a good try before spending all that money.

Cheers.

Thats what I would do. Wedges are a pretty finicky area when it comes to clubs. I hit everything before I make a purchase. I figure I'd rather spend an extra $100 on a set of wedges I like, than purchase a set without hitting them, return them, and then spend another $200 for another whole new set. That being said, once you find a brand of wedges you like you can probably purchase within that brand of wedges without demoing. My first wedges were Titleist 200's, a 56.08 and a 60.08 I think, I demoed those. However, when I bought my most recent wedges, Titleist Spin Milled, a 52.08 and a 60.04, I just took a look at them and purchased them, they're really similar. Same usually would follow with Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, etc wedges. Wedges have probably change the least of all clubs.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 9, 2008, 03:02 AM
im glad you quoted me accurately. because that is exactly what i said. Do you have the slightest idea of what the club making process is? All i said was that out of all the repairs that come in to our shop about half are callaway, thats all. But go ahead and take it the wrong way because im sure you use them anyways.

Thats surprising to me. I never was a Callaway fan but I've never seen anyone have problems with them (other than those crappy Unisex shafts, reshaft with Project X's or DGs and your good to go). I've never had a problem with my Big Bertha 2004 2 iron, but I had its a custom order at .5 inches over length and 2* upright. Their X-Forged irons are really sweet. Maybe not up to par with some of the other forgings out there but still pretty good from a feel stand point. I used to play with two of the top 100 juniors in the country, they both played all Callaway. They went down to the fitting center in San Diego numerous times, always came back with some sweet free sticks, Callaway even sent the golfballs, wish I had that deal. I did get my 690s at cost though, thanks goes out to my teaching pro for that one.

Vogue Harper
Dec 9, 2008, 04:59 AM
Callaway FT-5 10 degree Neutral
TaylorMade R5 Dual 3 wood
TaylorMade V Steel II 7 wood (why did TM stop making these?)
Mizuno MX900 3-PW
Cleveland CG10 Black Pearl 56 degree wedge
MD Golf putter

SevenInchScrew
Dec 9, 2008, 01:40 PM
Thats surprising to me. I never was a Callaway fan but I've never seen anyone have problems with them...
I will say, at the last club I worked at, we were a big Callaway account. We never had TONS of problems with Callaway stuff, but I will agree, they did have the most problems.

Most of their metal-headed clubs were fine, aside from the occasional face cracking, which is SO common now a days with companies going to thinner and thinner faces. But starting with the C4 in 2002, basically every composite club they've sold has had some failure or another show up, and not in single occurrences. Faces caving in on C4s, the weight chips inside the Fusion coming loose, the entire back composite part of the head falling off. You name it, and it's probably happened.

Granted, the composite head thing is still kind of a "new" idea, sort of (Cobra Ultramid anyone?). So, its understandable that they would have some issues here and there. But, the frequency that we would see them was kind of shocking.

Everything else from Callaway, and pretty much all the big name manufacturers, was pretty good. We only sold Titleist/Cobra, Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Cleveland and Mizuno, and all had their small issues here and there (again, aside from composite Callaway stuff). Nothing crazy, just the usual stuff like loose heads, cracked faces, unintentionally broken shafts.

I will say in their defense, Callaway is, in my experiece, one of, if not the best company to deal with when it comes to repairs or problems. Very rarely did we ever get told something wouldn't be fixed for free, even if it wasn't entirely their fault. And when things did need to be sent in, they were back to us VERY quickly.

Personally though, I think a lot of the issues people have are self-inflicted. Maybe I'm just lucky, I don't know. But, what I do know is that I keep very good care of my clubs, and I can't even remember the last time that I had anything break (that I didn't do myself). Leaving your clubs in the trunk to roll around, not putting headcovers on, not making square contact with the face, and so on. If people in general would just take better care of their stuff, I think they would be pleasantly surprised at how much better it looks, and how long it lasts.

basesloaded190
Dec 9, 2008, 01:50 PM
I will say in their defense, Callaway is, in my experiece, one of, if not the best company to deal with when it comes to repairs or problems. Very rarely did we ever get told something wouldn't be fixed for free, even if it wasn't entirely their fault. And when things did need to be sent in, they were back to us VERY quickly.



I agree. The few times we actually worked with Callaway they were great. We usually do our own repairs for people that bring in their broken clubs, and trust me there isn't anything that I haven't seen. Also like you said before, more likely than not it is the user that breaks the club either on purpose or just by not taking care of their clubs. People, don't leave your clubs in the garage over winter!!! lol So often i see a set come in for new grips or shafts and the shafts are nothing but pitted and rusted due to poor care.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 9, 2008, 08:41 PM
s.
But starting with the C4 in 2002, basically every composite club they've sold has had some failure or another show up, and not in single occurrences. Faces caving in on C4s, the weight chips inside the Fusion coming loose, the entire back composite part of the head falling off. You name it, and it's probably happened.

Granted, the composite head thing is still kind of a "new" idea, sort of (Cobra Ultramid anyone?). So, its understandable that they would have some issues here and there. But, the frequency that we would see them was kind of shocking.

I will say in their defense, Callaway is, in my experiece, one of, if not the best company to deal with when it comes to repairs or problems. Very rarely did we ever get told something wouldn't be fixed for free, even if it wasn't entirely their fault. And when things did need to be sent in, they were back to us VERY quickly.

Personally though, I think a lot of the issues people have are self-inflicted. Maybe I'm just lucky, I don't know. But, what I do know is that I keep very good care of my clubs, and I can't even remember the last time that I had anything break (that I didn't do myself). Leaving your clubs in the trunk to roll around, not putting headcovers on, not making square contact with the face, and so on. If people in general would just take better care of their stuff, I think they would be pleasantly surprised at how much better it looks, and how long it lasts.

Oh man, the C4, I remember the problems with that club. If you owned one and didn't cave a face you were lucky. And the sound, man was that an interesting thwack.

Glad to hear Callaway is good with club problems. I've never dealt with them on that front, but they were very quick on my custom order.

I think a lot of club problems are due to poor care as well. Never, never leave your clubs in your trunk, especially if its very hot or very cold. Just take them out and put them in your room, spare room, closet, whatever, it only takes another minute and will save your clubs a lot of problems. I've had my 690CB's for a good six or seven years, never had any problems. Granted, the grooves are starting to wear (especially on my 7 iron) in spots where the ball make contact most often, and the grinds on the sole are pretty worn, but they're completely playable (in fact they're probably better, they're now "custom ground" for my swing, haha). I've replaced a few broken shafts (back when I couldn't control my anger I hit my bag with a club and broke the shaft of a club inside the bag, etc), changed the grips due to wear, and had the lie angles redone (which my local store did for free), but they're still great clubs. In other words, I haven't had any problems that wouldn't be expected when you hit 100,000 golf balls in 4 years. All I do is keep them inside, never leave them in my car, and clean them every few rounds, its easy to keep your clubs looking and playing great for a long time.

FSUSem1noles
Dec 9, 2008, 09:10 PM
I'm in the market for some newer irons.. I'll take pics tomorrow, but what I have in my bag now is:

Nike Sumo2 5 hybrid
Nike Sumo 3 hybrid
Nike Sumo2 5 wood
Nike Sumo 7 wood (don't really use it)
Nike Sasquatch Driver
Nike SV tour wedges, 56* and 60*
Black Odyssey putter
and my irons are ping about 5 years old..

SevenInchScrew
Dec 9, 2008, 09:11 PM
...and clean them every few rounds
No way, I could never do that. My cleanliness OCD would kill me. I take a wet towel with me every time I play, and wipe down after every shot. Serves two purposes. I don't have to clean them later, and then every time I go to hit a club I know its clean. But, that's just me. HA

And, now to get this thread back SOMEWHAT on track....

After all this golf chat the last few days, I was just messing around in my bag earlier tonight and found this....

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2192/ballshe5.jpg

Inside a sleeve of old ProV1s I found this. It is a brand new ProV1 with no markings. No brand stamp, no numbers, and no side-stamp. Kind of weird. This was from a retail sleeve, not a hand-out from my old rep or anything. Kind of cool really. I'm keeping this.

The other one I just threw up there to show. Its one of the fitting balls that Titleist use when they put you on their launch monitor. At the time, they were using Vectors, but I'm guessing these days everyone is using the Trackman. Either way, I like this ball. Its just a normal ProV1, but with their printed on tracking spots.

Anyone else have any cool oddities like these?

basesloaded190
Dec 9, 2008, 09:23 PM
that's a pretty cool find. I have myself a collection of pro v1's from just about every exciting place i visit or golf tournament i go to. I usually buy a sleeve and put one up on the wall in the case, but i never have the courage to hit the others.

basesloaded190
Dec 9, 2008, 09:25 PM
and my irons are ping about 5 years old..

What kind of pings if you don't mind me asking?

FSUSem1noles
Dec 10, 2008, 01:41 PM
What kind of pings if you don't mind me asking?

They're G2 series, black dot

basesloaded190
Dec 10, 2008, 03:24 PM
They're G2 series, black dot

I think out of all the golf companies I think pings hold their value. Any of the eye series irons are much saught for. We sell used irons and can still get good money for used ping irons

FSUSem1noles
Dec 10, 2008, 06:05 PM
I think out of all the golf companies I think pings hold their value. Any of the eye series irons are much saught for. We sell used irons and can still get good money for used ping irons

Out of curiosity, what are you charging for a set of Ping I'series irons??

basesloaded190
Dec 10, 2008, 07:39 PM
Out of curiosity, what are you charging for a set of Ping I'series irons??

Depends. The eye 2 series I could probably still sell 150-200. the eye 3 I could easily get $200 or more. Keep in mind though that we sell are sets that have been refurbished so they are like new( total restoration of the head, new shafts if need be, and new grips if requested)

bassproguy07
Dec 10, 2008, 07:40 PM
I am truly jealous of some of you guys and your clubs, all I get is hand me downs from my dad. Great stuff guys!

rhsgolfer33
Dec 10, 2008, 08:23 PM
Depends. The eye 2 series I could probably still sell 150-200. the eye 3 I could easily get $200 or more. Keep in mind though that we sell are sets that have been refurbished so they are like new( total restoration of the head, new shafts if need be, and new grips if requested)

Mmmm Ping Eye 2's. I believe I sold mine for about $175 six years ago, unrestored but in decent shape. Killer clubs, amazing for 20 year old sticks. I've still got the sandwedge sitting in my closet, its a nice club, but I like my Vokeys better. Problem was my Eye 2's were given to me and were about 3 degrees flat. With a 2 degree upright lie angle I was having some problems hitting those well, much easier to hit clubs that are perfectly fit.

basesloaded190
Dec 10, 2008, 08:50 PM
Mmmm Ping Eye 2's. I believe I sold mine for about $175 six years ago, unrestored but in decent shape. Killer clubs, amazing for 20 year old sticks.
that sounds about right. People love their pings. I have never played much with them, but those who do are loyal customers and rarely get rid of them for something else.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 11, 2008, 12:28 AM
that sounds about right. People love their pings. I have never played much with them, but those who do are loyal customers and rarely get rid of them for something else.
I still have my old set of Beryllium Eye 2s. They are in a box in the basement of my parents house. They were the original square groove model. I had them refinished, adjusted, reshafted with some DG S400s, and regripped about 6-7 years ago. Like you guys mentioned, I just can't stand to part with them. They are great clubs, but this model of Eye2 is extra rare and special, so it would be silly to get rid of them.

FSUSem1noles
Dec 11, 2008, 03:05 AM
Depends. The eye 2 series I could probably still sell 150-200. the eye 3 I could easily get $200 or more. Keep in mind though that we sell are sets that have been refurbished so they are like new( total restoration of the head, new shafts if need be, and new grips if requested)

Do you have a website or some other form of media that contains the clubs/accessories you have for sale?? I'm very interested in checking it out..

basesloaded190
Dec 11, 2008, 10:04 AM
Do you have a website or some other form of media that contains the clubs/accessories you have for sale?? I'm very interested in checking it out..

bobburnsgolf.com. We don't have any info on the used sets that we have in shop but from there you can find someone to cantact. Usually I would just be able to tell you if we have some pings for sale but I have been at school for the last 5 months.

FSUSem1noles
Dec 11, 2008, 10:26 AM
bobburnsgolf.com. We don't have any info on the used sets that we have in shop but from there you can find someone to cantact. Usually I would just be able to tell you if we have some pings for sale but I have been at school for the last 5 months.

Thanks so much, I'm going to check out this website when I get home tonight.. If I have any questions, can I just post here and you can hopefully get the answer since you're away at school?

basesloaded190
Dec 11, 2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks so much, I'm going to check out this website when I get home tonight.. If I have any questions, can I just post here and you can hopefully get the answer since you're away at school?

Yeah if you have any questions let me know. Like i said im not up to date with our current used club inventory. Anything else you would like to know feel free to ask. If you want more info than i can give you there are emails and phone numbers on the website to contact someone who can help you further.

NC MacGuy
Dec 11, 2008, 04:56 PM
My gear minus the foot wedge. TaylorMade whatevers, King Cobra II irons, Cleveland CG 12 wedges, putter of the week:

basesloaded190
Dec 11, 2008, 06:01 PM
My gear minus the foot wedge. TaylorMade whatevers, King Cobra II irons, Cleveland CG 12 wedges, putter of the week:

wow you got the whole burner wood line up there! How do you like them? i thought the burner is one of the longest drivers i have ever used, its a shame though that taylormade wants people to think that they can hit that driver further, but in reality that shaft is an inch over the standard length, which WILL give you more distance, but less control.

NC MacGuy
Dec 11, 2008, 06:14 PM
wow you got the whole burner wood line up there! How do you like them? i thought the burner is one of the longest drivers i have ever used, its a shame though that taylormade wants people to think that they can hit that driver further, but in reality that shaft is an inch over the standard length, which WILL give you more distance, but less control.

Got a thing for the TaylorMade's I guess. The driver has a Fujikura 757 stiff shaft, love it! The shaft helps with the control big time. Had a gen. 1 Sasquatch before and hated it. Imagine I needed a stiffer shaft with the Nike but wound up giving it away.

The rest are all standard graphite stiffs. The driver gives me an extra 5-15 yards. Couldn't handle the R7. Straight up Burner is my ticket.

basesloaded190
Dec 11, 2008, 06:17 PM
Got a thing for the TaylorMade's I guess. The driver has a Fujikura 757 stiff shaft, love it! The shaft helps with the control big time. Had a gen. 1 Sasquatch before and hated it. Imagine I needed a stiffer shaft with the Nike but wound up giving it away.

The rest are all standard graphite stiffs. The driver gives me an extra 5-15 yards. Couldn't handle the R7. Straight up Burner is my ticket.

One thing that taylormade has always done right was put a high quality shaft into their high quality drivers. Picking the right shaft can be the hardest part when buying a driver. Most stock shafts will be fine for the majority, but if one were to be looking at an "aftermarket" shaft, there is so much to consider before choosing one.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 12, 2008, 12:02 AM
One thing that taylormade has always done right was put a high quality shaft into their high quality drivers.
Yes they do. Anything from TaylorMade that is from the TP line will come with a great shaft. Granted, that's why the drivers are $600+, but you get what you pay for. The shaft is much more important than the head, so paying a little extra to get a good shaft is fine with me. And now a days, with more and more companies moving away from "OEM" shafts, and installing more "Upmarket" shafts, it only helps.

It wasn't long ago that basically Titleist was the only company that would sell a driver off the rack with a custom shaft. But, go in any shop or store these days, and practically all you see are the green NV, the yellow and black V2, the red OZIK, and so on. It's good to see. Even if those shafts aren't SUPER high quality, they are better than the crap we used to get stock.

I've had 3 TaylorMade TP drivers, and all have been fantastic. I had the original R510TP with a TP 757 Speeder. I had an original R7 TP with a TP Diamana Blue. And I have my current SuperQuad TP with the stock Re-Ax TP Rombax. I did hit my old Titleist 905S with a Fuji ZCom BW65 a tad straighter, but no where near as long. The SuperQuad is very straight, but that 905 was like a frozen rope. Didn't get much distance, but it was laser straight.

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/7963/shaft1by7.jpg

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/428/shaft2sm9.jpg

basesloaded190
Dec 12, 2008, 05:58 PM
Although i do agree that you get what you pay for, 600 or more is very steep for those drivers. i know that those shafts that they are using are not $200 or more. I think maybe $500 would be a lot more reasonable, seeing as though you can take a normal Taylormade driver and swap shafts for far less than $600. Even the top of the line speeders, or fukikuras, or aldilas, can be had at a better price.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 12, 2008, 07:53 PM
i know that those shafts that they are using are not $200 or more.....Even the top of the line speeders, or fukikuras, or aldilas, can be had at a better price.
I disagree. I mean, I know you deal with shafts and all that, but the shafts that they use in the high-end TP line of clubs are the real-deal high-end Fuji, Mitsu, GD and Aldila stuff. I mean, I know that cost on those shafts is not $300 or whatever, but some of the shafts they use retail for like $300-400. So, that's not so bad, really. I mean, if you were to buy the new Ozik XCon 5 that everyone is using these days, that is a a $400 shaft at retail. So a $500-600 driver with a $400 shaft is a decent deal.

This is by no means the cheapest place, or the only place, but this website has a lot of the high-end shafts that the big companies use, and you can see the retail prices they charge. I've purchased a couple shafts from them before, and they are a good site....

http://www.tourspecgolf.com/proshop/index.php?cPath=56&sort=&filter_id=27

That is just sorted to show the Fuji stuff, but you can hit the drop-down and see the other brands. The slightly older Diamana Blue that seemingly everyone uses now is still $275~ retail from any normal vendor. Add that to a $200-300 driver, and you now have basically a $500-600 driver. So, the TP stuff is just fine. In my opinion, obviously.

rhsgolfer33
Dec 12, 2008, 08:18 PM
I disagree. I mean, I know you deal with shafts and all that, but the shafts that they use in the high-end TP line of clubs are the real-deal high-end Fuji, Mitsu, GD and Aldila stuff. I mean, I know that cost on those shafts is not $300 or whatever, but some of the shafts they use retail for like $300-400. So, that's not so bad, really. I mean, if you were to buy the new Ozik XCon 5 that everyone is using these days, that is a a $400 shaft at retail. So a $500-600 driver with a $400 shaft is a decent deal.

I tend to agree with this, a fairly high end (Speeder 757, etc) runs what, about $250-$300? So you've got either a $600 club with it pre-installed or a $400 club + $250 to have one installed. So I feel its a decent deal, not that I'd buy one anyway though. I remember when I had my 983K reshafted with a NV 75g, cost me about $100 (this was right when the shaft came out); Titleist then promptly decided to sell the 983 with an NV in it, bummer, coulda saved $100. Oh well, I prefer the 75g to the 65g Titleist was putting in stock anyway.

Mmmm Tourspec, I always wanted to order a shaft from them for my driver, never could justify the cost though.

basesloaded190
Dec 12, 2008, 09:17 PM
i guess both of you are right. i looked at prices and the average price for a nice shaft like the new 757 retails for about $275. I guess im used to ordering in large numbers and getting better prices. For the average consumer than a Taylormade superquad with something like a 757 in there for $500 or so isn't that bad after all. Just better hope you can justify spending that, and don't expect your handicap to drop from 23 to 13 because you buy expensive equipment..lol

NC MacGuy
Dec 12, 2008, 09:20 PM
I can sky a $700 driver just as easily as I can with my $400 one.;)

scotty96LSC
Dec 12, 2008, 09:32 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MJ3P5MBFL._AA280_.jpg
http://i3.ebayimg.com/01/c/03/6e/fa/42_8.JPG
I've had these for two years now. Great clubs.
I also use an original Ping putter as well (ping). Plus I have an Adams tightlies 3 wood and bargain basement sandwedge and lob wedge. These, plus my driver d'jour get around with a 14 handicap.

basesloaded190
Dec 12, 2008, 11:05 PM
I can sky a $700 driver just as easily as I can with my $400 one.;)

amen to that.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 12, 2008, 11:24 PM
I remember when I had my 983K reshafted with a NV 75g
Oh yea, good old "Mean Green". I had basically the same setup, but I had the 983E. The E was such a good club. I had that one for a while, then sold it to a friend to get one with slightly less loft and the GDI Purple Ice. Another great shaft that is now basically a throw-away. Oh how times change.
Mmmm Tourspec, I always wanted to order a shaft from them for my driver, never could justify the cost though.
Yea, they are pretty good. I mean, sure, if you dig around you can find the shafts cheaper from some fairly legit vendors on eBay, and other places. But, these guys are AWESOME, and the service is great. I got both the Fuji ZCom and Diamana White which I previously used from them. Both were shafts that you can't get here in the States, but were barely more expensive than a normal one retail here. The ZCom was a weight/flex combo that Fuji USA doesn't offer, and the Diamana was the Japanese-only "Ion" finish. Looked like black steel, and looked ACES in my old 905S. But yes, TourSpec is a fantastic place.
Just better hope you can justify spending that, and don't expect your handicap to drop from 23 to 13 because you buy expensive equipment..lol
Currently at a +1.4 so I'm not expecting much movement. HA ;)

NC MacGuy
Dec 12, 2008, 11:28 PM
Currently at a +1.4 so I'm not expecting much movement. HA ;)

:eek:

I'm looking at breaking 90 semi-consistently next year. I mean, without using my trusty footwedge.;)

SevenInchScrew
Dec 13, 2008, 12:40 PM
:eek:

I'm looking at breaking 90 semi-consistently next year. I mean, without using my trusty footwedge.;)
I should probably explain that in more detail. I'm currently 30 years old, and have been playing golf for 27 years. My father is a Class A PGA Professional, and currently the Director of Golf/Head Professional at a country club in Kenosha Wisconsin. So, I grew up with a teaching pro in-house. I've basically been in the golf business my whole life. And, up until about 3 years ago, it was also my job. I was working as an Assistant/Teaching Pro at a club here in Omaha since finishing up college.

So, don't get too spooked by the + handicap, though I did have it down to a +3.1 at one time. I have many years of hard work and practice to get there. Just stick with it, and those scores will drop. Without getting into too much personal swing stuff, I will say, work hard at your short game and putting. Having a reliable short game and consistent putting will save soooo many strokes over trying to hit the ball straighter or longer can ever do.

NC MacGuy
Dec 13, 2008, 01:12 PM
I should probably explain that in more detail. I'm currently 30 years old, and have been playing golf for 27 years. My father is a Class A PGA Professional, and currently the Director of Golf/Head Professional at a country club in Kenosha Wisconsin. So, I grew up with a teaching pro in-house. I've basically been in the golf business my whole life. And, up until about 3 years ago, it was also my job. I was working as an Assistant/Teaching Pro at a club here in Omaha since finishing up college.

So, don't get too spooked by the + handicap, though I did have it down to a +3.1 at one time. I have many years of hard work and practice to get there. Just stick with it, and those scores will drop. Without getting into too much personal swing stuff, I will say, work hard at your short game and putting. Having a reliable short game and consistent putting will save soooo many strokes over trying to hit the ball straighter or longer can ever do.

I hear you. Short game and putting is the key. I'm 50 and didn't touch a club until I was 24 so I'm way behind the curve there..

I can get within 30 yards of the green on a 580 par five in two and walk off with an eight - really. 3-Blade it over, 4-freak out cause I bladed it & get under it but divot goes further then ball, 5-next shot a beaut but rolls to edge of green, then three putt. +3!!:eek:

But I'm a true masochist when it comes to the silly game.:D

basesloaded190
Dec 13, 2008, 02:55 PM
short game comes down to feel. you don't necessarily have to have the best mechanics when it comes to the short shots, you need to be able to feel them within your hands. I think the toughest time i have is not committing to the shot i know i need to take. you get up to the ball and start second guessing yourself. Then you take a half ass swing, and your results are nothing like you wanted. So pick the kind of shot you need to take and do it, don't second guess, just stand over the ball fully committed to what you want to do.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 13, 2008, 06:56 PM
So pick the kind of shot you need to take and do it, don't second guess, just stand over the ball fully committed to what you want to do.
Yep. Aaron Baddeley is the best example of this that I can think of. With all his shots, but most importantly his putting, he stands behind the ball, visualizes the shot, steps up, and just hits it. No waggles, no extra looks at the hole, nothing. Step up, hit it. It's a great strategy really.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1M9KIEXWJuY

basesloaded190
Dec 13, 2008, 08:28 PM
Yep. Aaron Baddeley is the best example of this that I can think of. With all his shots, but most importantly his putting, he stands behind the ball, visualizes the shot, steps up, and just hits it. No waggles, no extra looks at the hole, nothing. Step up, hit it. It's a great strategy really.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1M9KIEXWJuY

that's who i was thinking of when i wrote that. Not like sergio who used to take 5 mins to hit a shot. John daly does the same, he's not the golfer he once was but see the shot, hit the shot, don't psych yourself out

esco
Dec 14, 2008, 03:59 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/3108714798_3f766dc5a9.jpg

basesloaded190
Dec 14, 2008, 07:05 PM
im trying to guess your irons. they looked well off-set and the hosel appears as though it is in the shape of an older King Cobra set. The Number stamping on some of the irons though make them look like a Taylormade set, the ferrules though make me want to think Cobra cuz they look gold from the picture. Let me know if im close or way off! :D

esco
Dec 14, 2008, 08:44 PM
im trying to guess your irons. they looked well off-set and the hosel appears as though it is in the shape of an older King Cobra set. The Number stamping on some of the irons though make them look like a Taylormade set, the ferrules though make me want to think Cobra cuz they look gold from the picture. Let me know if im close or way off! :D

haha, it'd be hard to guess my set since it's actually mixed. I originally had 3-PW Macgregor irons (they were my dad's beginning irons before he moved to Callaway X-20s). Once he got hybrids, he no longer needed his 4 and 5 irons, so I took those. So what you're looking at is a 4 and 5 Callaway, 6-PW Macgregor.

kylecib123
Dec 14, 2008, 09:09 PM
I just got these clubs.... I haven't been able to hit them yet. I worked out a little trade with a guy that I met through work from TaylorMade

These are all custom fitted. Custom grips, shafts, and lie angles.

Driver: TaylorMade Tour Burner TP
Hybrids: TaylorMade Burner rescue (3, 5)
Irons: TaylorMade r7 cgb max (3-pw)
wedge: TaylorMade rac Satin TP 60degree
putter: TaylorMade Rossa Lambeau

I honestly don't have any loyalty to TaylorMade or anything... but i got a chance to get all of this so I jumped on it.

NC MacGuy
Dec 14, 2008, 09:21 PM
I just got these clubs.... I haven't been able to hit them yet. I worked out a little trade with a guy that I met through work from TaylorMade

These are all custom fitted. Custom grips, shafts, and lie angles.

Driver: TaylorMade Tour Burner TP
Hybrids: TaylorMade Burner rescue (3, 5)
Irons: TaylorMade r7 cgb max (3-pw)
wedge: TaylorMade rac Satin TP 60degree
putter: TaylorMade Rossa Lambeau

I honestly don't have any loyalty to TaylorMade or anything... but i got a chance to get all of this so I jumped on it.


You could have done a WHOLE lot worse. Nice set! This thread's got me itchin' for some links time. Was 72 one day last week - but rainy.:mad: Oh well, a Florida trip in January seems doable. Blood Oranges will be in season too.

basesloaded190
Dec 14, 2008, 09:54 PM
You could have done a WHOLE lot worse. Nice set! This thread's got me itchin' for some links time. Was 72 one day last week - but rainy.:mad: Oh well, a Florida trip in January seems doable. Blood Oranges will be in season too.

going to florida over christmas and can not wait to hit some golf balls. haven't hit any since august and its killing me now! with the snow here in wisconsin, golf is the last thing on people's mind

basesloaded190
Dec 14, 2008, 10:07 PM
i was wondering if anyone here is playing the new titleist irons. specifically the ap-1 or ap-2's. i think thats the way i want to go for my next set. titleist in my mind has always made great sets of irons. so if anyone has any info on these it would much appreciated!

SevenInchScrew
Dec 14, 2008, 11:55 PM
i was wondering if anyone here is playing the new titleist irons. specifically the ap-1 or ap-2's.
I don't play them, but a friend of mine plays the AP2s, and I've hit them quite a bit. They are an odd one, really. I like the idea behind them, and the technology is great. But, there is just something about the look and feel that doesn't fit me.

The top-line is a little thick, in my opinion. On the AP1 its fine, because that is a "Game Improvement" club, where thicker top-lines are the norm. But, I wish it was a little thinner on the AP2. The offset is great, but then you see that slightly thick top-line, and it just looks kind of funny.

They also have an odd feel to them. Its a combination of the sound and feel. Now, this could be because of the shaft, because my friends set has the new Project X shaft in them, which is garbage. I use the original, satin-finish PX in my clubs. The new version that True Temper is making under the Rifle name is just junk. So, that could be where most of the feel problems are coming from.

Overall though, it is a decent set. It reminds me a lot of the old 990/990B from back in the day. Good clubs, just nothing over the top. But, they will last a long time, and will serve their purpose well.
titleist in my mind has always made great sets of irons.
I agree. I just thought back on it after reading this, and I've played 7 sets of Titlesit irons in my golfing career. Starting with the DCI Black, then 990s, 762Bs, 681s, 690MBs, 660s, and finally the 695CBs I sold late this last season. I wish I still had the old 660s, honestly. Not sure why I got rid of those. Can't order them new anymore, and they're hard as crap to find in good condition in the aftermarket. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

On a vaguely related note, I think my next set of irons this coming spring is going to be the new Smoke TaylorMade MB. I finally got to see a set recently, and holy hell are they awesome. I played the old TP MB before my 695s, and these are basically the same iron, with just a new finish on them and a slightly revamped face milling. They will be mine this spring. OH YES, they will be mine!

basesloaded190
Dec 15, 2008, 08:49 AM
The problem with my set now is that they are a game improving set. the sole is very wise and the top line is very thick. I've gotten to the point where this is a distraction and instead of improving my game, it is making it more difficult. I want to go back to a traditional looking iron set. I don't know if i quite at the level to be playing forged irons, but a im really looking for more of a players set. I've got a bout a 12 handicap now and i think that could go down over the summer with practice. Those Taylormades are sexy, but i don't think i would be able to hit those very well..lol. I liked the Ap1 because they are more traditional looking that what i have yet still more playable than a true forged iron. I really don't care for any of the other Taylormade sets that are out right now, they just don't seem to grab my attention as great sets, but I haven't hit all of them so i really can't talk. What i have liked are the new Mizunos. I always liked the fact that they stuck with a traditional shape and kept things nice and simple. Also while we have talked about them before, ping wouldn't be a bad set to try out either, some of their sets are bad looking. If there are any other suggestions or opinions let me know!

kumbaya
Dec 15, 2008, 11:10 AM
148463

148464

148468

148469

148470

Working out nicely so far: the hybrids (first time to try) are taking some time to get used to....

puckhead193
Dec 15, 2008, 12:43 PM
snip


Big fight with the taylor made combo set :eek:

Whats everyone opinion on the nike sumo2 hybrid set? its 4h, 5h, 6h, 7h, 8-AW.
They came down in price a lot. but i don't know how i feel about playing 4 hybrids instead of traditional irons. You think they are as good better then the taylor made combo plus or cleveland hi-bores?

SevenInchScrew
Dec 15, 2008, 02:18 PM
I don't know if i quite at the level to be playing forged irons... (snip) ...yet still more playable than a true forged iron.
Forging a club doesn't make them any more or less hard to hit. I think this misconception comes from the fact that many players irons are forged, so when people see "Forged" on a club, they think it is only for better players. That isn't really the case. The old Titleist 804, for example, was a forged iron, but it had a big, thick top-line, and large offset. It was a total game-improvement iron. Same with some of Mizuno's MX line. That is their "Game Improvement" line, and it has some forged clubs.

Don't be scared by "Forged" on a club. The only thing to be scared of is the price, since most forged clubs are usually more expensive than comparable cast models.

My favorite all-around iron these days is the Ping I10. It has a great shape, doesn't cost too much, has great durability, and TONS of custom options. A few months ago I flew up to see my dad at his club. I didn't want to hassle with taking my clubs, so I just played a loaner set of I10s from his fitting setup. They are great. The feel is good, the look is good, and they actually have a decent sound, which many Pings don't as of late. That would be my pick for a good all-around mid-low handicapper's club.

basesloaded190
Dec 15, 2008, 05:26 PM
Forging a club doesn't make them any more or less hard to hit. I think this misconception comes from the fact that many players irons are forged, so when people see "Forged" on a club, they think it is only for better players. That isn't really the case. The old Titleist 804, for example, was a forged iron, but it had a big, thick top-line, and large offset. It was a total game-improvement iron. Same with some of Mizuno's MX line. That is their "Game Improvement" line, and it has some forged clubs.

Don't be scared by "Forged" on a club. The only thing to be scared of is the price, since most forged clubs are usually more expensive than comparable cast models.



I've only hit a few sets of true forged clubs, and i just love the way they look when you look down on them. the more traditional the better i think. I as far as price, for golf that really isn't important to me, i would much rather spend a lot of money and have something that fits me and that i really like to hit versus getting something cheap. I guess ill just have to do some hitting with some of these sets. Im going down to Florida soon so ill see if the club there has a few demo's i can hit out on the range.

As far as steel shafts go, what are the current favorites. I still love a classic True Temper Dynamic Golf shaft, those are hard to beat. What about Project X shafts or anything else? I need something that can give me a fairly mid to low flight trajectory as i can hit the ball high enough as is.

SevenInchScrew
Dec 16, 2008, 12:01 AM
...I guess ill just have to do some hitting with some of these sets.
Perfect. If you can find one, a Demo Day is your best friend when looking at new stuff. And, I personally believe that "Looks" are a HUGE part of a club "fitting" you. A club might be the most technologically advanced thing out there, but if it's ugly as crap, I won't play it. Callaway FT-iQ, and most square clubs, I'm looking at you here. So, you need to find something that fits your eye, and then worry about the spec and caliber of club. Thats how I decide on pretty much every club I own.
As far as steel shafts go, what are the current favorites. I still love a classic True Temper Dynamic Golf shaft, those are hard to beat. What about Project X shafts or anything else? I need something that can give me a fairly mid to low flight trajectory as i can hit the ball high enough as is.
This kind of relates to my comment above as well. The specs of a shaft can tell a lot, but there is a lot of feel when it comes to shafts. I personally play the old Project X shaft. The old original satin finish one. It has a constant weight, which I like, and a slightly lower ball-flight, which I also like. They are VERY hard to find now that there is a newer version being made by True Temper. The new one isn't that good, which is sad, because it's showing up stock in a lot of clubs these days, and a lot of people think they are the same thing.

As far as True Temper is concerned, you can't really go wrong with the Dynamic Gold. The DG is about as classic as they come. And it is a very low-launch shaft, like you are looking for. I've never been one for it, but they also come in a "Sensicore" version, to dampen some of the harsh feel. I've always thought that was kind of a "hack" type fix, for an old shaft. But people like it, so whatev.

If you want to spice things up, and play something a little better, try and find some Tour Concept shafts. They were going to be the replacement for the DG, but they just never took off on tour, so they never hit that target. They are great shafts, like a DG, but with a little less spin and slightly more feel, all while combining a flighted launch (high launch long irons, lower launch short irons). They come in either satin chrome, or this kind of cool blueish-green tint....

(Sorry for the lame BSG pics. That place is lame, but they were the only ones with good pics)
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Another option is the Nippon NS Pro. They are a semi-rare shaft here in the states, but you occasionally see them as a stock offering. They are a very smooth feeling shaft, and in the higher weights (like the 1150GH), will have a little lower ball flight. I couldn't tell you who in the states carries these, but I'm sure with some digging, you could find them.

But, as I said before, look for a Demo Day. Try everything, and see what you like. And make sure you try clubs with all different kinds of shafts. As I said, I think feel and looks are a HUGE part of finding the right club/shaft combo. If it looks ugly and feels like crap, all the technology in the world won't help your mental game.

basesloaded190
Dec 16, 2008, 09:47 AM
I couldn't agree with you more. Selling golf clubs for the last 4 years one of the most important things i tell people is that it needs to be appealing to the eyes or your not going to have any confidence standing over the ball.
I just don't like going to demo days because i know more often than not they are just going to have standard length shafts and nothing too out of the ordinary. I know i need a half an inch off every one of my clubs and i struggle to hit standard length irons (yes i am short), so i fear that i will be hitting a club and not not liking it based on the fact that it doesn't fit me.

Vogue Harper
Mar 8, 2009, 02:06 PM
Has anyone played the new Nike Victory Red split cavity forged irons or put them in their bag for this season?

I waved a set around in my golf shop and they look beautiful. Are they anything like Mizuno's cut muscle irons in their MP range?

SevenInchScrew
Mar 9, 2009, 12:50 AM
Has anyone played the new Nike Victory Red split cavity forged irons or put them in their bag for this season?
I have not, but they look very nice. A buddy of mine used to play the old Pro Combo, and it was a fantastic set. I think Nike makes some great clubs.
Are they anything like Mizuno's cut muscle irons in their MP range?
They look to be similar to the MP57, and the older MP30. Mizzy makes, what I would consider, the best irons on the market. I never could find a set that really clicked with me though. I tried the MP33, 37, 30, 60. All very nice clubs, but just never sat well with me. BUT, when it comes to build quality and craftsmanship, there is no one better than Mizzy in my book.

marclapierre13
Mar 11, 2009, 09:50 PM
Proud owner of a set of 4-PW Taylormade R7 irons.
Also, 460cc 9.5 degree Cleveland Launcher, and launcher 3 wood with grafalloy shaft (technically that one is a long term loan ;))

Next purchase: Odyssey 2 ball putter.
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puckhead193
Mar 26, 2009, 08:17 PM
does anyone have any experience with the new 09 burner irons? My local golfsmith doesn't have them in stock yet. I can't decide if i want the burner plus combo set with the 3 and 4 hybrids or the new burners 4 through GW. :cool:

puckhead193
Apr 20, 2009, 02:03 PM
finally picked up my new burner irons the other day :D

my set includes:
burner 09 irons 4-gap, steel regular flex with a lie change of 1 degree
Burner 3-hybrid (for now)
Burner driver HT :o
56 degree TM rac wedge
60 degree cleveland CG14 wedge
odyssey white hot XG 2 ball f-7 putter
the bag is a callaway warbird stand bag

wvuwhat
Apr 20, 2009, 04:59 PM
Right now I'm getting back into it. I was an AJGA and Plantations player a few years ago. Got nibbles for college, but decided to forgo it to come to WVU. Regretting that now. I've played maybe 20 times in the past 4 years. I'm using some old school clubs that I've pieced together right now.

Hibore XL Tour 9.5* - Protopype X
Halo 19* Hybrid - Speeder 904hb X
Cleveland TA3 3-PW - Black Gold X
Vokey Oil Cans 52.08/58.08 (Spin Milled)
Ping Karsten Piper

Getting ready to put some serious money into my bag in the next few weeks, because I'm graduating college (With NO debt!!!, so happy).

Ping G10/Some new driver (Probably with a Diamana Whiteboard)
Mizuno Fairway
Keeping the Halo, it's my money club - 230 with a little fade, 250 with a draw
Mizuno 67's (Cannot beat the feel of Miz's, and this is coming from a person that played very competitive tournament golf, won a few bigger tournaments, and worked in the golf business for 6 years)
CG14's Black Pearl 52* - 2 dot, 58* - 1 dot
Scotty Cameron 2.6 Centershaft

Looking into golf balls to find something good with a good price. I used to like the Bridgestones, probably go with the E series for casual rounds and B330 for tournament rounds.

Of course I have to brag about my golf bag. Ping Hoofer (the new one with the retractable straps) that I designed and put into Ping for our golf club here at school. Licensing was a b*tch and took a while, but I got it done. 1/10, never to be made again.

Mintin8
Apr 20, 2009, 05:13 PM
Nice to see a lot of golfers here with some great kit! I've got the ben sayers fire package with a Nike SQ driver from last year. I use Pro v1 balls. They are great :D Pics will be up soon.

DSKD01
May 27, 2010, 12:05 PM
When I golf, I carry step down tees that I got from golfteesetc.com They help me get the height right every time I tee off. No more recovering from bad tee offs. :D