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Getting used irons ready to play

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I just picked up some MP-33's for a song on kijiji and I'd like to get them ready to play.  I've never purchased used clubs before so I was wondering if there are any 'gotchas' I should make sure to check for.  The club heads and shafts look like they just have normal wear and tear.

Or maybe it's just 're-grip and let 'er rip', that would be awesome too. :)

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Great set of sticks!

When you regrip them, might as well make sure the length is right for you.  You can measure your wrist-floor measurement and compare with your stature to get an idea if standard or +/- will be the best fit for you.  This will save time (money too) as the clubs can be lengthened or shortened when you get the new grips installed.

Also, have someone check the lofts and lie angles.  Lie can be bent to fit your stature and setup, and lie/loft can change over time with forged clubs as a result of use, especially when hitting on mats.  Best to make sure things are where you want them!

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Originally Posted by bradsul

I just picked up some MP-33's for a song on kijiji and I'd like to get them ready to play.  I've never purchased used clubs before so I was wondering if there are any 'gotchas' I should make sure to check for.  The club heads and shafts look like they just have normal wear and tear.

Or maybe it's just 're-grip and let 'er rip', that would be awesome too. :)


Wash the grips (dish soap for example) then lightly sand them if they're slick at all. This may allow you to take them to the range a few times before getting the lofts and lies done. I've bought a few sets of irons off ebay and one of kijiji. I didn't need to regrip any of them. Some guys take really good care of their stuff - yay me!!

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Great advice thank you!  I did this treatment to the 6 iron and took it to the golf dome tonight along with the pitching wedge (untreated).  The 6 iron was much easier to hang on to.  I can also see why people rave about these irons.  I'm definitely going to switch over to them once I get them properly adjusted!

Originally Posted by sean_miller

Wash the grips (dish soap for example) then lightly sand them if they're slick at all. This may allow you to take them to the range a few times before getting the lofts and lies done. I've bought a few sets of irons off ebay and one of kijiji. I didn't need to regrip any of them. Some guys take really good care of their stuff - yay me!!



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Yaay Mizuno, another convert... Now I just need to find out how to trade songs for clubs on kiiji(sp)???

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I took this set in to Golf Town over the weekend and had everything checked out.  They ended up resetting all the lofts and lies back to standard (they were way out of whack) and verifying all the lengths as well.  We then went through a 'mini-fitting' to determine if I could just use the standard shaft lengths (which I can) and also found that the DGS300 shafts were just fine for me.  The only real deviation was I had to have them all bent 2 degrees upright.

I took them all to the simulator at my local golf dome/range and gave them a good workout to see how they hit compared to before.  I also took my previous irons (CG Golds) to compare.  I have to say the shot pattern was very tight compared to before adjustment and even compared to my CG Golds.  I am a happy camper and can't wait for the grass ranges to finally open!

Oh it was also recommended that I upgrade to midsize grips as the standards are a little bit too small for me.  But I'm going to hold off on that I think (I'm used to standard grips at this point).  So for about $185CAD all-in I got some pretty nice irons that are even fit to me!

Thanks for the great advice guys!

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