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#1 EmmetM10

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:56 AM

I am new to golf and was advised to buy Callaway x14 clubs pre owned... which I did. They arrived yesterday and I have noticed that they are pro series (apparently a lot more difficult for me to use). Should I stick with them or is there a massive difference and I should return them?


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#2 EmmetM10

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:46 AM

Any advice would be appreciated on this. If I should be returning the clubs (were not advertised as pro series), I would like to do so ASAP

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:53 AM

I'd return them if you're new to golf. No point making things harder than they need to be.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:02 AM

View PostFade to Black, on 16 May 2018 - 04:53 AM, said:

I'd return them if you're new to golf. No point making things harder than they need to be.

Thanks for the reply. I think that's exactly what I'll do, I struggle as it is :swoon:

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:02 AM

Tbh I would have thought 6-pw in the pro series would be forgiving enough for a beginner - you don't really want to be messing with 3-5 irons from any set.

What are the shafts in them?

Could you get a partial refund for them being not as advertised?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:14 AM

I believe the X-14 Pro’s are reasonable for someone new to the game.  I have a set.  They have plenty of GI features.  It’s not like they’re blades or even remotely blade-like.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:16 AM

The shafts are stiff shafts. I have emailed the seller, they are willing to offer a refund as they were not advertised as pro series. I probably jumped the gun a bit, I didn't even realise they were stiff shafts until I read the question here

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:30 AM

If you are new to the game, x14 pro vs x14 is NOT going to make any real difference in how easy they are to use or hit.   So no, they really wont be any more difficult to hit.  The primary difference is the extra offset of the non-pro version and that isn't really a true game improvement feature, it just makes them look different at address.   Some people prefer one look, others prefer the other.   If you've no experience, then it's doubtful you have any prejudice toward or against either.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:57 AM

Call Callaway and explain what happened, I’m sure they’d be more than happy to get you the 14s you originally ordered. Why settle for  something you didn’t ask for?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:25 AM

It sounds like he got them on ebay and not through Callaway.  OP are you in Ireland?  I'd keep the pro series.  They're not even close to unforgiving.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:30 AM

Its been a while so I don't remember, but did the Pro series and the regular X14's both have the same stock shaft?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

View PostLumpyPockets, on 16 May 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

It sounds like he got them on ebay and not through Callaway.  OP are you in Ireland?  I'd keep the pro series.  They're not even close to unforgiving.

Yip im from Derry :) Bought on ebay. Have decided to return them after getting some feedback. Not sure if stiff shafts make that big a difference but I need help as it is. 4th lesson this weekend but still a mile off anywhere decent

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 16 May 2018 - 09:30 AM, said:

Its been a while so I don't remember, but did the Pro series and the regular X14's both have the same stock shaft?

No idea, they look similar enough but I couldn't hit anything other than the PW this morning with them then noticed they were pro series.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:39 AM

No, I was asking the other guys who have had both of them. I had this vague recollection that the Pro Series had rifle shafts as opposed to the Constant Weight ones.

But I just can't remember it's been so long since I had either one. But I thought the constant weight shaft was incredible easy to swing, as opposed to Rifles. If the pro series you got did have Rifles, then I would be much more inclined to return them. But if they have the same shaft as the regular X14's, I probably would just give them a go.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 16 May 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

No, I was asking the other guys who have had both of them. I had this vague recollection that the Pro Series had rifle shafts as opposed to the Constant Weight ones.

I believe the non-pro series had a const weight uniflex shafts (105 gm) - so just the fact that the pro shafts have a labeled flex means they are different

And for the OP - that's why you would not have noticed any flex in the non-pro ebay listing.  It wouldn't have one.

For the pro shafts, all I could find was this - which references two different Royal Precision Rifle shafts:
http://www.callawayg...bb-x14-pro.html

The stock was more likely the OEM one (const wt version rifle made for Callaway) and not the aftermarket Rifle.  Couldn't find any more specific specs on it though.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

I'd return them and get the regular X14s.  Both are great clubs but the Pro version has a shorter blade length and less offset, which a beginner doesn't need, but they're just fine for me!

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:56 AM

I know you already decided to return.
I have played both sets.
My regular X-14’s had the constant weight Uniflex shafts and my Pro Series set had Callaway’s graphite shafts.
I could not hit the Pro Series in the air high enough. With the standard set, I would get what I considered a nice high flight.
I stil think about getting another set. I played some great golf with those., and my lowest personal score ever.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

Beginner or not, if you cant hit X-14 Pros there isnt much else out there thats gonna be better. Only difference between the 2 was the standard x-14 had more offset which is debatable whether that matters and they were a little bigger than the pro version. Stiff shafts depending on what it is is only going to lower the launch and spin. Theyll be a tick more accurate but that is also a debatable discussion. No club cures a slice which is the most common problem with beginners.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 16 May 2018 - 10:39 AM, said:

No, I was asking the other guys who have had both of them. I had this vague recollection that the Pro Series had rifle shafts as opposed to the Constant Weight ones.

But I just can't remember it's been so long since I had either one. But I thought the constant weight shaft was incredible easy to swing, as opposed to Rifles. If the pro series you got did have Rifles, then I would be much more inclined to return them. But if they have the same shaft as the regular X14's, I probably would just give them a go.

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I never owned them but I think you're correct. Pro had PX shaft,  std had a Callaway shaft.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:54 PM

Owned several sets of both.  6.1 index.   I know the pro series have a bit of a cult following but I could never get along with them. I tried reg flex rifle, stiff flex rifle, reg and stiff flex m75i graphite.  I even went out and bought a set with the uniflex constant weight shafts, the same shafts that come in the regular version, and they just didn't work for me.  I played the regular x14s for about 12 years and only recently changed to ap1s.  I have a brand new set of x14s, 3-aw, in a box in the basement, just in case. I even have the matching 2 iron and SW.   Just need the Lw to complete the set.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:48 PM

I would keep them.  They're a great set and plenty easy to hit, along with forgiving.  Not everybody needs a bunch of extra offset


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:17 AM

View PostCwebb, on 16 May 2018 - 10:48 PM, said:

I would keep them.  They're a great set and plenty easy to hit, along with forgiving.  Not everybody needs a bunch of extra offset
I agree with this. I have had both sets and believe the pro series was a better performing head. Plenty of forgiveness in the design.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:38 AM

I don't think it is good to learn the game with too much offset. Just me, though.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:39 AM

View PostOldplayer, on 17 May 2018 - 03:17 AM, said:

View PostCwebb, on 16 May 2018 - 10:48 PM, said:

I would keep them.  They're a great set and plenty easy to hit, along with forgiving.  Not everybody needs a bunch of extra offset
I agree with this. I have had both sets and believe the pro series was a better performing head. Plenty of forgiveness in the design.

It sounds like the OP has already decided to return them which is fair enough but I look at this two ways. On the one hand he's returning them because the model he received is not the model he ordered. Fine. But the idea that the pro version is too tough to hit and he needs the standard version is just silly. The pro design still has plenty of forgiveness, just a slightly smaller clubhead and less offset. They would be fine for the OP but it appears golf marketing has won the day and it really does affect purchasing decisions.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

Yeah I decided to return them and regular shaft x14s are on the way. Thanks for the input everyone. bit of a mixed bag, but it wasn't much hassle to change the clubs over and I hope I enjoy the clubs as much as some people here suggest they have

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

View PostEmmetM10, on 17 May 2018 - 09:54 AM, said:

Yeah I decided to return them and regular shaft x14s are on the way. Thanks for the input everyone. bit of a mixed bag, but it wasn't much hassle to change the clubs over and I hope I enjoy the clubs as much as some people here suggest they have

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It's  always important to be happy with your clubs so swapping the stiff shaft pro version for regular shaft X14s makes sense. Hope you enjoy them.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

I think the X-14 Pro Series is among the best Callaway has ever made. If you can afford to, you might consider keeping them for use when you feel your game is ready.  They are excellent clubs.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:23 PM

View Post20six, on 17 May 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

I think the X-14 Pro Series is among the best Callaway has ever made. If you can afford to, you might consider keeping them for use when you feel your game is ready.  They are excellent clubs.

I think Annika Sorenstam used them for most of the second half of her career.  Many years

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:11 AM

View Post20six, on 17 May 2018 - 10:07 AM, said:

I think the X-14 Pro Series is among the best Callaway has ever made. If you can afford to, you might consider keeping them for use when you feel your game is ready.  They are excellent clubs.

Come on dude, keep up. The OP has already returned them. We don't want him having ... what's the opposite of buyer regret? Returner regret?
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

Don't forget about the Ben Hogan BH-5.  It's the same as the X14 but with a hosel.

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