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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by eclark53520, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Bad news: My wife put an old car battery that I had lying around in the garage for a while in the trunk of my car. I knew she did this because she told me 'I'm going to put that battery in the car and take it down to NAPA'. I said, OK, go for it.

    Weeks later, I throw my clubs in the trunk, didn't really look around in there, didn't notice anything awry.

    Last week, Thursday night I go to the car to get out my bag and make sure everything is ready for my company golf outing the next day. Make sure I have enough balls/tees/glove/towel/etc. I open the trunk and something's not right. Weir smell, and there's a liquid in the 'all seasons' mat that is in the trunk.

    Then it hits me....that's battery acid. The battery that my wife told me she was taking to NAPA never got removed from the trunk, tipped over, and leaked acid all over. My clubs are sitting in it. The acid basically ate away my Sun Mountain Four5 bag. Corroded the living hell out of any club that touched it which was all my irons. Driver, 3w, putter and 52º wedge are good.

    TLDR: Wife spilled battery acid all over my bag/clubs, and my irons/wedges/bag are ruined.


    Good news: I'm going to be buying a new set of irons! I want new wedges too.

    What I had: MacGregor 'players' style forged cavity back with Nippon shafts. I don't remember the absolute specifics of them, but I bought them from a member here a while back. Really enjoyed them and liked the way they felt.

    What should I get now? Irons I will buy factory built, wedges I'll probably build. I had Maltby before and liked them.

    I'd like to stick to a players style cavity with a thin top line. I'd love to keep the Nippons as well, but I'm not sure how likely that is without getting them custom built. I'm fine with used or new, but want to keep the price out of 4 digit area for the iron set. 4-pw or 3-pw. I hate hybrids.
     
  2. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I'm really liking Titleist irons....
     
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    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    Hopefully the mat kept the battery acid from getting to the sheet metal, or you might be buying a new car soon.

    We had a battery break the hold down in our first race car. We fixed it, scooped the acid up with a plastic cup, poured it back in, and finished the race.
     
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  4. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Yes, the mat held all the acid luckily. Car should be fine.

    Did I buy those MacGregors from you?
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I was going to suggest the CB line. I really love their AP line, as well.
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    I bet the makeup s3x was outstanding!
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    If you want a players cavity with a thin top line and like the Maltby wedges look at the Maltby TE's. Excellent irons.
     
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    titleist AP's. Look for a set on Global Golf.
     
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  9. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Like an unlatched screen door in a hurricane.
     
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    SiberianDVM I love Hooters Moderator

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    Yep. I loved the way they looked, but not senior enough for me.
     
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    So an annoying noise and some wind...basically, you farted in bed.

    You gotta look at Mizuno before you decide. The ones I played were like butter on a well hit shot.
     
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    Interesting. This would be much cheaper. Even the used AP's are pushing 800
     
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    You're projecting your own performances on me, my friend. :D


    Mizzy is definitely on the list...looking at the price difference right now between building a set and buying. Buying Titleist/Mizuno new I think is out of the question. Buying used means I have no real input on the specs which sucks. But from the prices I'm seeing for Maltby with nice shafts...it's only a couple hundred difference from used, but the benefits are I can customize them myself....

    Then again, 'customized' by me really doesn't mean much since I'm not a club fitter...best I could do is length adjustments really. Maybe then take them somewhere and see if they can measure me for loft/lie adjustments. Another cost...
     
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    I'm not sure I'm good enough for the CB's - The AP2's are definitely top of my list at the moment for factory built.
     
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    Holy buckets Mizuno irons are expensive....even pre-owned the JPX 919 Forged irons are 1100ish
     
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    Probably going to be building the Maltby clubs. $600 for 4-PW + 52º and 56º wedges with shafts, Golfpride MCC grips, and another $200 for the bag is cheaper than even used titleist or Mizuno clubs...

    Even though I would love a nice set of brand name clubs to replace mine, I just don't play enough to warrant it.
     
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    Ping G400’s. $100 a club. new. totally customized to your specs with several shaft options included in the base price. Same price whether you buy them online or go in to a shop. May not be as pretty as some other options, but a solid club at a great price.
     
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    Aren't Ping's notorious for thick top lines?
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Yup, but still a great club if you can get over the view. They have thinned them out a bit over the years, but not forged thin top lines for sure.
     

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