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post #73 of 81

Gotta chime in here. I'm on a limited budget but have an insatiable appetite for golf. Bad combination. Anyway, I found Gigagolf two years ago and I ordered my irons from them. I loved them so much I went for a hybrid, driver, and 3-wood. I've easily put over 10,000 swings on each club and I just played them again today. There are imperfections with them, and the face on the driver and hybrid are shot, but I have nothing but praise for these guys who carried me through 2 years of golf on around $500. 

post #74 of 81

I considered buying Gigagolf. I know it sounds terrible but I can't stand their name. Sound so........lame. I give them creidt, their reviews are spectacular but I couldn't pull myself to buy a set from them. I chose Pinemeadow instead...

post #75 of 81

I am 65 years old and play pursuit irons from Giga golf--they out perform my titleist 735cm's and yes I've shot sub-par rounds with them. Most golfers will never break 80 regardless of the club they are swinging--get real and enjoy the game.

post #76 of 81

Tour Pros use expensive name brands for 2 reasons:  1. They have endorsement deals 2.) They want to get endorsement deals.  Why would any pro use clubs that will make them no money.   The big name companies pay exuberant amounts of money to trick people into thinking that their golf clubs constantly need to be replaced by next years model that add 15 yds (If that were true every year like they say, we would be hitting the ball 500 yards off the tee).  If they did not do this their business would not be so lucrative, because people wouldnt buy new clubs every year or two, but every decade, and they could not foot their bill for ads.   Mecanically (I know an awful lot about mechanics), to make the golf ball fly you are developing potential energy then releasing that potential energy in a controlled way to violently strike a polyurethane sphere with a dense piece of metal, thats it.  You really think that there is some special pixie dust that Ping sprinkles in their clubs to make them better?  The only possible downfall is if GG uses a cheaply made metal alloy, but then they would be falsely advertising and how would their business last so long?  I also know that a club custom fit to your swing is the best thing you can have for your golf game. If the Golden Bear can become the greatest golfer of all time with the sort of primitive technology that Ping would scoff at, then I think the "technology" is less important then you think.  I bought a single used club to my specs for under $15, I will let you know how it compares side by side with its name brand competitor, hopefully it will save you some money too.

post #77 of 81
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Tour Pros use expensive name brands for 2 reasons:  1. They have endorsement deals 2.) They want to get endorsement deals.  Why would any pro use clubs that will make them no money.   The big name companies pay exuberant amounts of money to trick people into thinking that their golf clubs constantly need to be replaced by next years model that add 15 yds (If that were true every year like they say, we would be hitting the ball 500 yards off the tee).  If they did not do this their business would not be so lucrative, because people wouldnt buy new clubs every year or two, but every decade, and they could not foot their bill for ads.   Mecanically (I know an awful lot about mechanics), to make the golf ball fly you are developing potential energy then releasing that potential energy in a controlled way to violently strike a polyurethane sphere with a dense piece of metal, thats it.  You really think that there is some special pixie dust that Ping sprinkles in their clubs to make them better?  The only possible downfall is if GG uses a cheaply made metal alloy, but then they would be falsely advertising and how would their business last so long?  I also know that a club custom fit to your swing is the best thing you can have for your golf game. If the Golden Bear can become the greatest golfer of all time with the sort of primitive technology that Ping would scoff at, then I think the "technology" is less important then you think.  I bought a single used club to my specs for under $15, I will let you know how it compares side by side with its name brand competitor, hopefully it will save you some money too.

 

1) True

2) semi-true

3) they play them because it can be psychological. I am sure a lot of pros get some calm knowing they are getting the best treatment from companies that have the CAPITAL to spoil them. 

 

4) Not every club fits the player, so finding a brand or a model that fits really does make a difference. If you think grabbing some random club is going to work you are wrong. Weighting, CG, shaft, grip, all of that can equal to a more confident golfer and consistent ball striking.

post #78 of 81

While I can't speak from experience because I've never owned a set of irons or wedges from a major manufacturer (I've only played Gigagolf), I think the majority of people who play golf, unless they have gobs of money to spend on a top-notch club fitter, would do just as well to spend $300 on irons and $700 on serious lessons rather than spend $1000 on the latest set of Studpuppy 2.4 X-Hot irons on the market. If you are a sub-5 handicap needing every edge you can get, or if you have $5000 to spend on a full-day, outdoor club fitting with top-of-the-line equipment to track your ball flight, spin rate, smash factor, etc. I can see spending a lot of time researching clubs. For the most part, though, I just get the feeling that watching these guys in Golfsmith or PGA Superstore whacking balls in the cage with some salesman telling them why club X, Y, Z fits their game is a waste of time. 

post #79 of 81
I started pkaying about 10 years ago with a $25 set of graphite shaft irons and some ither cheap clubs to mame up a set. After playing for a year and becoming hooked on the game despite shooting 120s I decided to buy a nice set. Having the long ohio winter to research, I figured my game wpasnt good enough to spend a huge amount of money on. I checked reviews and saw veey negative reviews of akl the top of the line so to speak clone companies with the exception of Gigagolf and Hireko. Gigagolf won me over with their efit system. Ordered an entire set driver irons wedges and putter over the course of the wintee for a total of under $500. Absolutely loved them I did howevr have my drver head on the GX2 begi to sound as if it were cracked during my second season of use Having bought it during the winter, and living in ohio, I contacted Giga and explained what happened and how I felt that due to where I live id got in far less golf than one would expect to star havig clubs fall a part. They replaced it free of charge even though I was well beyond the return policy. Been a faithful customer ever since and have trued the occasional club for comparison sake. Git a calloway FTI mix on a ludicrous black friday sake and it couldn't replace my Giga driver until it was worn out. Eventually wet to the Trx driver I broke itafter 3yrs and and finished last year with a bkack friday deal Taylormade burner. Buying the Giga pursuit for this year. Shooting mid 80s now and looking forward to breaking 80 with my giga clubs
post #80 of 81

Long story short Giga Golf makes nice semi-custom clubs at a great price. No doubt the name is lame and it's almost embarrassing to tell people the name of the brand club in your bag. But in reality nobody really cares whats in my bag and nobody really ever asks or looks that close and I've only told one person, my playing partner, who doesn't care. People are too into their own stuff to care about mine or yours.

 

One person one time who I got paired up with in a tournament thought I had Ping Raptures and never looked close enough to know. He wasn't interested in my clubs, he just spotted my clubs and then had to tell me why he bought custom fit $1200 Titleist AP2 irons in the Pro Shop instead of Ping Raptures and what a great decision that was. Then I proceeded to kick his a$$ with my $250 Gigagolf C9 TI's.

 

I'm one to spend the extra money usually after I learn the lesson the hard way of buying something on the cheap. But after deciding to upgrade from my Taylormade RAC irons a few years ago I looked at Ping Raptures and the price,  which is what led me to finding Giga Golf C9 TI which are clearly a knock-off of the Ping Rapture irons.

 

I have played the Gigagolf C9 TI irons now for 3 full seasons with great results. I hit them as pure as I have ever hit any iron including the Taylormades. Unless you look close you have no idea they are a knock off, and a high quality knock off. I would much rather buy a Gigagolf product with my choice of grips, shaft length and shafts than a cheap set off the shelf at walmart for the same price or an overpriced used set with worn out grips.

 

Like Gigagolf claims, they make thier clubs with club heads made out of the same factories as higher priced clubs. You get much more than you pay for with Gigagolf when comparing to the price of other clubs.

post #81 of 81
It isn't always the arrows- most times it's the Indian. You can buy the same bat as a major leaguer if you pay for it. But you aren't going to be popping them out over the short porch in right field just because you spent the $200. A "good" golfer can play with just about any price set and play his game (for the most part- a bit of range work and he'll dial in pretty quick). A bad golfer can't expect to pay $900 for a set of irons and play like a pro. That's the marketing talking. I played original Hogan Edges, then GS Edges after the originals were stolen. Then THOSE were stolen. I couldn't afford to replace to that caliber, so I went with GG for my irons and RBG for Drivers- R7 at first, then a Callaway Diablo Octane, and currently, an R11s that was on sale from Golf Galaxy). Perfectly happy with them. Play once a week, 18 holes, or 9 if I can. While I'm not the 4 I was as a younger man and now probably play to a 12, I can still put a round together if the stars align and I can find a fairway 12-14 times. I don't care what you're bagging anyway- 95% of the time I will beat whoever I get paired up with when I'm alone, and 100% of the time if I'm paying with my friends. I'm out to have some fun, get some fresh air and exercise (when I walk) and beat the snot out of my buddies to get my free beer at the clubhouse.
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