Originally Posted by marvin
I was just moving to the UK to pursue a grad school and left my golf set back at home. I've been playing golf for a year, yet it became really addictive.
So, I was thinking about getting a used golf set which is probably 3-5 years old. Just to have fun and get outside when the weather is nice.
I can find it on garage sale or eBay. I can probably listed them on ebay when I finish my study. My current budget is no more than £250 or $400. Here are a couple thinks that came up in my mind.
Driver/Woods: old titleist/taylormade 9"/10" driver or 3 woods 14"/15"
Irons: a set of mizuno mp60/mp62
Wedges: an old vokey or cleveland 56"
Putter: an old ping or scotty
Plus a pencil bag
What do you think about that? Comments/suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
PS: I don't have an official handicap yet, since I only play in the driving range (I posted my swings here).
here is my immediate feedback (didn't look at your swing video)
The Mizuno MP series blades are for established golfers, and as such do not have the forgiveness of an easier to hit cavity back club. If you could find a set of Callaway Big Bertha's from 2008/2009 those are stupid easy to hit and you should be able to score a nice set online.
As for the Putter, a ping / scotty putter is a great club, but given your tight budget, I would focus on looking for something a little less expensive. a $100 putter will only leave you with $300 to buy the rest of your set.
Here is what I would look for if I were you
Driver around $50. Lots of options on ebay, drivers change very often and last years models are easily had for little money. I bought a callaway DST for $50 last year, and just picked up a Callaway FTiQ for $27.
Hybrid / fairway wood, get which ever suits you, a 2-3 year old model should be no more than $50.
Irons, this is where you will spend most of your money. plan to spend around $200 for a decent set of irons and look for 3/4 to PW. Anything in the SGI (super game improvement) will get you what you want for not alot of money. The Mizuno MX series (mx25, MX200) would probably be in that range, and still give you the brand you identified with.
for a wedge, you can look at places like Hirekogolf.com and others and probably get a new wedge for $30 plus shipping, but you should be able to find a 56 degree wedge on ebay for $30 give or take.
For the putter, it is a personal preference thing, and I always recommend hitting a putter before buying it. Check used sporting good stores, thrift shops, etc. You should have luck finding something that feels nice in your hands for around $30 to $50.
that gives you a few bucks left for a bag, balls, tees, and the most important tool in a golf bag (the eraser)