Re: How low is the ball flight of the DG R300's?
Originally Posted by elsito99
oops, sorry didn't realize you were buying used.
However, you're missing the point of getting your own parts. You don't buy them pre-assembled. Get all the parts, and either you build them, or have someone build them for you. I had golfsmith build them for me.
The preassembled clubs come with predetermined shafts and grips, which defeats the purpose.
Golfsmith charges $22/club to assemble, which is a rip-off, but if you have negotiating abilities you don't pay anything near that. Knowing that the Golfsmith builder only makes 5% commision on $22/club, which for a 3-PW set is (8 clubs x $22/club) x 5% commision = a whopping $8.80 in his/her pocket, is pathetic. Offer him a few extra bucks in cash under the table and he will be happy to not charge you the "golfsmith" rate and build them for you. I gave my builder $40 bucks, which is is $5/club for 3-PW set, and he was more than happy to not charge me the "golfsmith rate" of $22/club.
Even then, you have more options than golfsmith for assembly.
So lets redo the math. All prices taken from www.golfsmith.com:
10.49 -TT DG R300 shaft
7.49 -Golfpride MCC grip (their most expensive one)
5.00 -for assembly
= 55.97 subtotal
+ 8.625% sales tax (where i live)
Assuming you're getting a 3-PW set:
60.78 x 8 = $486.38
You cannot get a brand new forged iron set for anywhere near that price with the length you want, shaft you want, and grips you want.
Just saying ;)