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#1 Bubbtubbs

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:30 AM

Hi everybody,

I'm a 9.2hcp golfer looking to upgrade my clubs now that I'm playing more regularly. Currently in using Nike T40 driver and woods, Watson wedges and an old set of Knight cavity backs.

I live in a semi rural area of Ontario, so I don't have many opportunities to go to a large golf retailer to demo, though I've been fitted by a local pro with a monitor so I have an idea of  options, lie and bounce angles, etc.

If anybody could suggest some preowned club lines to consider going for, it would definitely help my search as far as using online sources are concerned.

I'm willing to go around $400 for the irons, $120 ish each for the woods and about $50 per wedge.

Thanks, and good luck on the links!

Edit: I should mention I'm looking for a players cavity or bladed iron (mine aren't oversized and traditionally lofted, and I learned in a set of Spalding butter knives from the 50's), no hybrids, and Driver, 3w, 5w around 9.5*, 14.5*, 19*. Adjustability isn't a factor, couldn't care less.

I also don't need an enormous driver - mine is about 300cc, I think.

Cutoff year would probably be 2010 at the oldest, unless there's some real gems in very good condition that are worth picking up.

Edited by Bubbtubbs, 24 September 2017 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

Check out globalgolf.ca lots of used options.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the reply!

I've tried globalgolf and golfavenue but there seems to be a ridiculous amount of selection and I'm not sure which clubs were considered good in their respective years.

Does anything stand out from through 2015 loo at?

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

View PostBubbtubbs, on 24 September 2017 - 12:57 PM, said:

Thanks for the reply!

I've tried globalgolf and golfavenue but there seems to be a ridiculous amount of selection and I'm not sure which clubs were considered good in their respective years.

Does anything stand out from through 2015 loo at?

The best thing to do is if you find a set you like that have the specs you want, then google them for reviews!

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

I think it would help if you said how far back you were willing to go, and what sort of irons you were after.
For example, smaller cavity backs, hollow irons, GI, SGI, or GI Joe.
OK, that last one isn't really an option.

Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
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Driving Iron: Tourstage Airmuscle with DGS200 (for occasional use only)
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Wedges: Callaway MD2 50* S and 54* S-grind
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:06 PM

Your question is too open ended.  There are dozens if not a hundred different iron sets that would be better than what you are now using.  The question is one of preferences.
Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & E8 hybrid
Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

Callaway Preowned is great. I've gotten a lot of good stuff from them.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 01:45 PM

@NoCatchyNickname and Nessism, fair enough. I did get thinking after the last post that I probably should have mentioned a cutoff date, club type, etc.

I'll amend the original post to include it.

Thanks, both of you.

http://www.golfwrx.c...s-best-drivers/

Reading through these 2014 user reviews on here as well. Good tip to whoever mentioned looking for those.

Edited by Bubbtubbs, 24 September 2017 - 01:53 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

If you're in Ontario then Buffalo, N.Y. isn't that far away. We have a local Golf Galaxy that has a decent amount of used clubs on hand. Definitely worth the drive.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:44 PM

Have a set of Maltby TE or DBM forged built with whatever shaft and grip you want for under $400.

Cobra F8 10.5* Evenflow Blue 65
SMT 3390 16* Grafalloy Epic FWY
Maltby KE4 Tour 19* AXE XCaliber
Cobra King Utility 22.5* C-Taper Lite
Maltby DBM 5-GW S300
Maltby Tour Grind MG 56* 60* R300
Odyssey Works Versa 1W
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

View PostPstar1978, on 24 September 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

If you're in Ontario then Buffalo, N.Y. isn't that far away. We have a local Golf Galaxy that has a decent amount of used clubs on hand. Definitely worth the drive.
You'd think so except I'm north of North Bay, which is already three hours from the Hamilton crossing. Might as well go to Toronto and Golf Town at that point.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

Look at mizuno, 825 and 850 pros are good irons for under 400. Their bladed options from that time frame are good too. As for a driver, I just ordered a Ping Anser with a Diamana in it for 70 off the bay. Good low spin combo. After you figure what you’re looking for definitely check there for a steal. Good luck!

Edited by Rapatt95, 24 September 2017 - 07:48 PM.

Callaway XR16 9* Aldila Tour Blue ATX75tx
Adams Tight Lies Tour 18* 5w Aldila Tour Blue ATX75tx
Cobra T-Rail 19* 3H Aldila Tour Green ATX75x
Ben Hogan PTx 22*-46* C-Taper Lite 115x (Thank you GolfWRX and Ben Hogan!)
Vokey SM5 50* 58* DG Wedge
Ping iWi Anser

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:10 PM

Try the Cleveland 588 forged CB.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

TM  AB TP Driver
2016 TM M2 3 wood
2017 Cobra Baffler 19* hybrid
MP-53 4-PW

Callaway MD2 Tour Grind 54*,58*


All set.
AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
AB TP 3HL / 757
XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
DWS 24*/ VS Proto
J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostPstar1978, on 24 September 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

If you're in Ontario then Buffalo, N.Y. isn't that far away. We have a local Golf Galaxy that has a decent amount of used clubs on hand. Definitely worth the drive.

View Postjonn443, on 24 September 2017 - 08:15 PM, said:

TM  AB TP Driver
2016 TM M2 3 wood
2017 Cobra Baffler 19* hybrid
MP-53 4-PW

Callaway MD2 Tour Grind 54*,58*


All set.
This looks solid. I haven't hit a hybrid at all yet but the nearest Golf Town has all of your top of bag options so I can test them.

I am a bit concerned that the Aero TP seems longer than standard length for their club sizes though. Had anybody found them more difficult to control?


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:23 PM

View PostRapatt95, on 24 September 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

Look at mizuno, 825 and 850 pros are good irons for under 400. Their bladed options from that time frame are good too. As for a driver, I just ordered a Ping Anser with a Diamana in it for 70 off the bay. Good low spin combo. After you figure what you’re looking for definitely check there for a steal. Good luck!

I agree with the Mizuno jpx 825 pro. I was playing a set earlier this summer and they were fantastic. I still kind of miss them.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:27 PM

Titleist 714 AP2's are fantastic irons and they can be had fairly cheap on the second hand market.  The 714 AP2's are so good that Jordan Spieth delayed his switch to the 716's for far longer then the brass at Titleist would have preferred.    :-)

Edited by Dr. Block, 25 September 2017 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:54 PM

As far as eBay goes, has anybody had problems with counterfeits? I got really good at spotting fake Les Pauls when I was guitar shopping years ago and I've heard fake clubs are a thing.

Edited by Bubbtubbs, 25 September 2017 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:06 PM

I get clubs off eBay almost exclusively, and I find most of the time I deal with golfers moving gear to make way for new purchases.  Or I deal with golf stores with eBay accounts.  I've never run into anything that looked suspicious.  I think if you stick to strictly purchasing second hand gear, you'll be fine.  And you can find a lot of stuff that is in nearly new condition that someone wants to move so they can keep up with the jones.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:43 PM

Same Hcp as OP, if I had to start over I could probably build most of my bag back at his budget with 2014-16 gear.  Cobra F6 woods, Srixon Z 745 irons, Mizuno S5 wedges.
Checking out the 20% off sale at GlobalGolf, the iron sets are getting kinda picked over.  -someone bought the 588 CB/MB set I'd been eying-  Still found VG Ping S55 3i-PW for under $400, Cobra LTD open box 1W $200 & 3W $135.  Plenty of RTX-3 wedges to choose from.  Jump on it!
Btw, I've bought woods, wedges, putters, & components on eBay, no trouble with fakes.  Deal with high volume/high feedback sellers.

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Cobra F6 4-5Hy 23.5 75Q4
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:56 PM

If look at some of their sets of mizunos, lots of options in your price range depending on your tastes. I played a set of mx300 for several years and really liked the feel of them.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:58 PM

Plus right now they've got an additional 20% off which never hurts.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:06 PM

Although the 712 ap2 for around 300 with the discount would be pretty tempting if I was currently looking, they are all standard specs and might be a good place to start.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:16 AM

Adams XTD forged are great, and cheap, thinking about moving my set, as I just picked up something a little more user friendly for my kid to start with.
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:14 AM

justgolfstuff.ca has a deal on Cobra Max irons. $350 brand new. ;)

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:39 AM

Take a look at golfavenue.com, you'll receive a 10% discount if you subscribe to their newsletter - great clubs and great prices.  Used them twice and service has always been top notch.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

If they fit your specs, I'd consider these:

https://www.rockbott...-set-excellent/

And these:

https://www.rockbott...teel-excellent/

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:29 AM

Another vote for callaway preowned - great deals and crazy good customer service..

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:33 AM

Im Canada look at GolfAvenue or GolfTown PreOwned. Also Lijiji is a great source for used gear.
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910f 17*- Diamana D+ 82x
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:35 AM

Irons - MP-54s or MP-33s

Woods - For $120 you can get something fairly recently produced. If Callaway CPO ships to canada i'd check around there. Tons of options really. I'd actually spend less on the woods, and more on wedges. See below.

Wedges - SM4's, but with wedges I'd be leary of buying very old/used, particularly with sand wedges. It's been shown a lot of use in sand will wear the grooves down much faster than just using off the fairway, etc. I'd consider buying these new, or barely used (like off the rack demo's or something).

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3h - JPX 850 Tensei Blue 80
Irons - P790 4-PW Modus 120
GW - Cobra Trusty 50/8 Modus Wedge 115
SW - MD4 54/12 Modus Wedge 115
LW - MD4 58/12 Modus Wedge 115
P - Custom Oil Soaked Xenon
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