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lameshooter

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Well, this is about my third year golfin, i'm not the greatest, i got a 44 today, par 36.. but my "Rawlings" clubs that i got a year and a half ago just aren't cutting it anymore, looking to get new irons, around 400-500ish, and maybe a new driver around the 200-250$ range... just hoping you guys can maybe help me out and set me in the right direction here. thanx. :cool:
 

Slingblade61

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Welcome aboard lameshooter! :)

Have a look here

The Tommy Armour 845's get alot of positive review around here for a good beginner set but I suspect that you may want something a little more upscale.

Check out the link and get back to us.....there is probably someone here that has owned, demo'ed or knows about practically every set listed.

I built a set a couple of weeks ago from golfsmith and they cost just $373 plus a couple of hours to put them together, so you may want to consider that as well.
 
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lameshooter

lameshooter

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yeah, thats where i've been lookin is off of golfsmith, seems very reasonable there.. but i've been looking at either the Nike CPR irons? i don't know much about em, my cousin has em and he likes them but i've never shot with em before, either that or i was looking at the Taylor Made RAC HT irons... anyone have some imput on these? or any other irons you think would be good, and for a driver, i was kinda lookin at either a Taylor Made R580XD or a Cleveland Launcher 400CC? anyone have anything on them? get back to me. Thanx

PS thanks for the welcome slingblade.
 

obagain

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Mar 29, 2005
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I can get you some really nice irons for less than that, I sold a set of callaway x-16 pro series today for $449.

I would look for a taylor made r580 driver, they are great and you can find them for less than $150.
 

Augster

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Mar 9, 2005
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I just built my Snake Eyes 600c irons and like them a LOT! There isn't anything prettier out there. A bit expensive (for golfsmith) at $30 a head, but for $320 or so it's a good set. You can cut your costs considerably by going with a less expensive head. There are, I feel, GREAT iron heads for $15 at Golfsmith and the Golfworks.

If you are thinking about building, or having it built for you, the Snake Eyes version of the R7 is my next purchase. I believe it can be built for around $180 with the graffalloy shaft I want in there.

So, for the $500 you could have a very pretty set of SE 600c's, and the SE version of the R7. Not a bad start. It'd probably work for you.

Just a suggestion.
 

Augster

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Huh? People SELL clubs??? LMAO!

True. Making your own is more for established players who know what they want. I LOVED the look and feel of the Mizuno MP-30's. Unfortunately, they are $600. I have played the MP-33's for 4 years or so and am now switching back to a cavity back.

The price tag on the MP-30's are a bit prohibitive, and the SE 600c's look and feel about the same. Plus, with my height, and constant swing changes, I need to custom fit myself. So, knowing exactly what I want in clubs made the SE's an easy decision.

For a beginner, who doesn't know what they want exactly, buying used OEM clubs is their best bet in case they DO decide to resell later.

Good point.
 

igneous

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Mar 24, 2005
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Ive heard some decent reviews about the nike slingshots? I think they are around your price range. I just got some tommy armour 845u's, cant wait to play them :)
 

Silver

I don't have a handicap.
Dec 5, 2004
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Seeing as how no one else has done it yet - I'll start.

Mizuno! :miz:

No question. Go demo a set of MX-23s and tell me you don't love them. Even if you do, I won't believe you.

I got mine for $418 (CDN...about $340 US I think) off eBay. Best purchase I ever made. Second best was the Cleveland Launcher 460...awesome driver. Third best was the Odyssey White Steel 2-Ball Blade putter...oh so perfect.
 

bdcrowe

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Aug 30, 2004
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The key word is demo. Demo. And demo.

Did I mention you need to demo?

That is quite an investment, and you'll want to do so after actualyy hitting the clubs and getting a feel for what hits/looks best for you. Good luck.
 

Rockford35

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I sold my X-16 Pros to NSherman for 275 bucks.

Have a look around, there are deals to be found if you just take some time.

I bought a set of Mp-33's for 375CDN(~300USD). Fantastic shape. DGS300 shafts.

Depending on what you want, and how much you wanna spend, there is always someone out there ready to trade up theirs in hopes of finding a set that will make them Tiger Woods.

R35
 

Slingblade61

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I have an R-580 (stiff) available for $125 shipped.

Only has 3 rounds on it.
 

Loop

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My bro has the Cleveland Launcher 330 (or is it 360??).
Very nice driver, light swingweight, easy to hit, goes straight/draw bias and is far enough.
 

Rockford35

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There's a Launcher 460 for sale in the Classifieds section....Anthony is selling it....

That's the downtown club. Throw an NV in that and go deep!

R35
 
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I have a set of custom made clubs that were made hear in CT. They are made by Pure Golf out of Golfers Warehouse. I used them 3 times. I also have a Cleveland Launcher 460 (3 rounds) and a Taylor Made R500 3 wood (9 holes). I will let it all go for $325. Sorry I know this isn't the classified section but the topic seemed appropriate.

Anthony
 

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