Anyone have a good online recommendation for a source of new one or two year old model clubs? I don;t ned the latest and greatest so I am looking for older models but not pre-owned. Any help is appreciated.
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^^^This. I constantly troll the Bay. I never really 'need' any clubs, so I just monitor the Bay at my liesure looking for ripe deals that I just can't pass up. You never know what you might find...recently I almost won a bid for a set of new Nike Vr Pro blades for $350, I did not have connectivity when the auction ended and got outbid by only $10 so some lucky bastard got a steal.
Just check the seller's history and approval ratings before you buy...
these are all great suggestions, but they just don't match the variety and quantity that ebay has to offer. for instance:
3Balls offers a set of used Ping Rapture V2 irons (6-PW w/ 3 more wedges, making it a really awkward set) for $450. on ebay, a much more playable set (4-PW + GW) sells for $455 from a reputable dealer, and the clubs are new.
this is just a random example (went to 3balls, picked out Ping, and clicked on the Raptures - no really scouting was done to find a good example), but i would highly, HIGHLY recommend ebay over any alternative.
Ding ding ding. I ended up finding exactly what I wanted at Rock Bottom Golf at a nice price. I got the Cleveland Mashie hybrid/irons with graphite shafts. The set includes a 3h, 4h, 5h, and 6-PW irons. It was listed at 369.99 but on some items RBG has this Name Your Price thing where you can offer a smaller amount and they either accept it or reject it. I offered $325 and they accepted it (of course I immediately regretted not first offering $300 or some lower amount). I also ordered a Cleveland Mashie 3W and 5W, ($70 bucks each) but they didn't have the Name Your Price option. For now I'm gonna stick with my current driver, wedges, and putter. My driver and my gap wedge are Cleveland brand so I guess I am now a Cleveland guy. But I still won't root for the Browns or the Indians, LOL.
(Note although I got these clubs at RBG and recently talked about the great deal I got from them for a bulk purchase of Gamer v2 balls I have no affiliation with RBG except as a customer.)
Not really. Those are steel shafts, I got graphite. And he graphite shaft Cleveland uses is one of the reasons I wanted those clubs. I looked pretty hard at ebay and did not see a better deal there for the exact thing I wanted, and since I will probably keep these clubs for 10+ years, as I did with my last set, I wanted exactly what I wanted.