Since I will be home for the holidays next week, I tried to find the golf stores nearest to my parents. Instead, I found a custom club maker, who assembles his own clubs and will fit each golfer to their specifications.
As I review his website, I am struck by how inexpensive the clubs are. Iron sets range from $132 or $261, brand new. He sells two drivers, one for $70 and another for $170. Great selection of fairway woods, ranging from $30 - $40 per club.
Interestingly, all of the clubs he assembles are off brand/clones. "iDrive Nitro" irons and "Infinity Hot Shots" Irons, for example, which based on my research appear to be clones of callaway razr irons and mizuno jpx irons, respectively. Same with the drivers and woods. The shafts are all true temper and other household names, same with the grips.
Has anyone else had any experience with these "cloned" golf clubs/sets? Obviously, they are tempting because the value is unbelievable. You could easily outfit yourself with a brand new set of clubs, including driver, woods, hybrid, irons, and wedges for under $500.00.
I am particularly interested in what the pros have to say (hint: iacas) as well as the low handicappers. Would you guys use these clubs or recommend them to others? Do they play as well as their branded counterparts? Would these be a poor investment?