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Durability on GigaGolf, Pinemeadow, and Hireko.

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Before I write another word, let me just make clear that this is NOT a "Clone Club vs. Name-brand club" thread. I've been reading some of the older threads and I know it's a sour subject. And since I'm new, I don't want to beat it into the ground further.

 

Basically, I just want to know about the quality of these clubs. For those who have actual experience with the brands in question, what can you tell me about the durability on these clubs? How long do they last? At these prices, 2-3 years out of these clubs would please me. I know the resale value is low with these clubs, but again, at these prices you're really not eating that much $$$.

 

I really can't find anything negative about these brands. Both GigaGolf and Pinemeadow have outstanding ratings at Bizrate. And Hireko had that writeup in Gold Digest. And I don't care what people think about the clubs in my bag. Not one bit. If these clubs are what they seem, I've found what I'm looking for.

 

Fellas, I'm on a budget. I work in radio, and once you get past the Howard Sterns and the Rush Limbaughs, radio pay sucks. I love radio, but I don't have a lot of money to spend. I've basically played with used name-brand clubs my whole life. I'm sick of it. I want some NEW clubs. And I really only play casually and for fun, and let's just say I have a high handicap. Spending $1000 on clubs would be stupid for me. I've read up on these brands, and they 'seem' legit. And fact, I bought a 9-iron from GigaGolf a few weeks ago just to try it out. I really like it. I'm just curious about the durability of the clubs.

 

Again, this is NOT a clone club vs. name-brand club thread. I'm just looking for more info on the brands in question. a1_smile.gif

post #2 of 24

I've had my GigaGolf irons for over a year now, and except for normal wear on the club face, they look good as new.  I can take pictures if you want....

post #3 of 24

Or you could just buy some used irons in very good shape for the same amount or less and not have to worry about it.

post #4 of 24

I have pinemeadow clubs and they are great, I did have a problem with one of my hybrids not being glued correctly when I first got it but they re glued it for free and payed the shipping.

 

I paid under $300 for mine including a driver and could not be happier with them.  Got them last year and they are holding up great.

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Originally Posted by max power View Post

Or you could just buy some used irons in very good shape for the same amount or less and not have to worry about it.



 Yeah, I know. I wrote about that in my original post. I've been doing the 'used' route for over a decade. I'm not a new golfer, just interested in these brands. a2_wink.gif

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A very close friend of mine has a full set of clubs from Giga golf and loves them.  He has had them for going on 3 years now.  He spent a good amount of time on the phone with them before ordering, and was real happy with the experience.  I definitely know he would recommend them.  As another option, I am looking at building a new set of irons and a driver with components from GolfWorks (golfworks.com).  I believe they can also assemble them for you if you don't want to assemble them yourself.

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 Yeah, I know. I wrote about that in my original post. I've been doing the 'used' route for over a decade. I'm not a new golfer, just interested in these brands. a2_wink.gif



They should be pretty durable considering they're likely going to be stainless steel. Just don't get too price conscious and cheap out on the components (including shafts and grips). 

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They should be pretty durable considering they're likely going to be stainless steel. Just don't get too price conscious and cheap out on the components (including shafts and grips). 


Agreed.  If you go GigaGolf, spend the extra $5 bucks a club and get the Premium TrueTemper shafts and Golf Pride grips....

 

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Originally Posted by nuck81 View Post

I've had my GigaGolf irons for over a year now, and except for normal wear on the club face, they look good as new.  I can take pictures if you want....



 If ya already got pictures on your computer, sure. If not, then no worries. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by glock35ipsc View Post

A very close friend of mine has a full set of clubs from Giga golf and loves them.  He has had them for going on 3 years now.  He spent a good amount of time on the phone with them before ordering, and was real happy with the experience.  I definitely know he would recommend them.  As another option, I am looking at building a new set of irons and a driver with components from GolfWorks (golfworks.com).  I believe they can also assemble them for you if you don't want to assemble them yourself.



 Three years? For the GigaGolf price that's pretty good news. I've been using the same irons for almost 15 years and they're finally starting to poop out on me.

 

I came across GolfWorks recently. They are another company I'm considering. Thanks.

post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by darkhunter139 View Post

I have pinemeadow clubs and they are great, I did have a problem with one of my hybrids not being glued correctly when I first got it but they re glued it for free and payed the shipping.

 

I paid under $300 for mine including a driver and could not be happier with them.  Got them last year and they are holding up great.


I've read a few reviews where something like that was an issue. They have great customer service, but there was a problem with __________. Was it just that one club that one time?

 

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 If ya already got pictures on your computer, sure. If not, then no worries. Thanks.

Here is the 8 iron brand new
 

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And the same club a few minutes ago....

 

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The 8 iron is my main practice club, and I was a total beginner last year, so it has received more abuse, poor swings, hosel rockets, chunks, shanks, and rocks than the average club. I think it has gotten along rather well....

post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Angera View Post




I've read a few reviews where something like that was an issue. They have great customer service, but there was a problem with __________. Was it just that one club that one time?

 



Yeah it was just the one club and its been fine ever since.  It came like that too so its not like it broke after using it. 

 

It was easy sending back in and did not cost me a dime.

post #14 of 24

I hesitate to comment because this is old (6-8 years old) but I did buy a set of iron from Gigagolf.  They preformed well but after about 6 months the 8 iron snapped at the hostel.  When it was repaired (new shaft) you could see where the original graphite shaft had been nicked when it was roughed for the epoxy creating a stress concentration point.  But other than that the clubs were fine and I would buy from Gigagolf again. Even with the new shaft I was many $ ahead of name brand with no apparent cost in performance.

post #15 of 24

I have been using a $120 Pinemeadow Golf Command BK Driver for two years now and it has held up very well.  In fact I recently bought another identical driver from them on sale at $90 to have it as a backup.  The Pinemeadow Golf Command BK Driver is comparable to the Taylor Made® R7 CGB Max Driver.

post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by ghalfaire View Post

I hesitate to comment because this is old (6-8 years old) but I did buy a set of iron from Gigagolf.  They preformed well but after about 6 months the 8 iron snapped at the hostel.  When it was repaired (new shaft) you could see where the original graphite shaft had been nicked when it was roughed for the epoxy creating a stress concentration point.  But other than that the clubs were fine and I would buy from Gigagolf again. Even with the new shaft I was many $ ahead of name brand with no apparent cost in performance.



Thanks. That's the kind of info I was looking for. I'll take into consideration that it was 6-8 years ago, and that it was only one club. Just wondering if anyone had any experiences like that.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by nuck81 View Post



Here is the 8 iron brand new
 

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IMG_0155.jpg

 

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And the same club a few minutes ago....

 

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IMG_0483.jpg

 

IMG_0484.jpg

 

The 8 iron is my main practice club, and I was a total beginner last year, so it has received more abuse, poor swings, hosel rockets, chunks, shanks, and rocks than the average club. I think it has gotten along rather well....


That's the type of 9-iron I got from GigaGolf, exact same model. Just wanted to try them out. Glad to hear the can take a beating. I'm not a new golfer, but sometime I play like one. d2_doh.gif

 

post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by retexan599 View Post

I have been using a $120 Pinemeadow Golf Command BK Driver for two years now and it has held up very well.  In fact I recently bought another identical driver from them on sale at $90 to have it as a backup.  The Pinemeadow Golf Command BK Driver is comparable to the Taylor Made® R7 CGB Max Driver.


I've looked at and have considered that club. I've spent a lot of time looking at this stuff. a3_biggrin.gif

 

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