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New golf clubs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, May 27, 2007.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    About five years ago, I was taking my Eye 2s in for a re-gripping and saw a set of X-12s on sale as the X-14s were comong out. Bought 'em on the spot and sold my Pings the next day at work.

    Against Kool-Aid's advice: As for woods, Moddy, I had a prety good slice with an older 8.5-degree Callaway Hawkeye. For a graduation gift, Mrs. TBF took me to Edwin Watts, and I hit a new MacGregor driver and fairways. MacTech Draw NVG 2. It's built for guys with a slice, and so far, it works. The driver was 400 and the fairway woods were 200 apiece.

    I played 27 yesterday and shot 45, 44, 42. I'm happy with that.
  2. Kool-Aid

    Kool-Aid Member

    Maybe I need to look into that MacGregor! What size is it -- 460cc?
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I appreciate all the advice. I think I'm going to whine my way into clubs for Father's Day.
    Did anyone look at the eBay clubs?
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Kool-Aid, it's a 460.

    Consistently at 270-300 -- and on the LEFT side of a fairway for a change.

    I don't have any experience with kock-offs, Moddy. I'd say for $225, it's probably worth a shot.
  5. Kool-Aid

    Kool-Aid Member

    • I had one of those drivers and I'm playing it down the left side -- the extreme left side. I'll check that MacGregor out.
    • I also say go for it, Moddy. But really consider a fitting if you're going to start playing more.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Don't I just call and say I'm a 5-10 fat guy?
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    ... "and please make sure this set of clubs works well with Hawaiian shirts, Birks and Nats hats."

  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Nope. I'm a 5-11 fat (I prefer pudgy) guy with a slow swing speed. The guy I played with for years is a 5-11 fat guy with a fast swing speed (both southpaws). I can't hit his and he can't hit mine.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I can't hit anything so I'll just use both of yours.
  10. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Just to second, third, fourth and fifth what's been said here (and coming from a golf writer)... GET FITTED.

    But don't do it at a place that has a video/indoor range. You and the fitter need to see real ball flight.

    Then go buy the clubs elsewhere. (I'm a golf writer in the precise sense, but a poverty-stricken sports writer in the typical sense). Just buy a hat or something else cheap from the fitters as a thank-you.

    Getting fitted, and getting O-N-E lesson can help a ton.

    Good luck. Hit 'em straight!
  11. They've all got murder in their shiny little hearts.
    Don't trust the bastards.
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