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Anyway, I just want to see as well, does anyone think using cheaper clubs will give me any bad habits? say if I was to upgrade them, would the fact they might be "heavier" or something make a big difference, or is that the same as going from say a set of Pings to a set of Callaway irons?

 

No, a good golf swing will result in a good golf shot, regardless of the club in your hand.  The clubs you bought will be fine to learn with.  As you come to enjoy the game more, you will start to appreciate the differences in the clubs, and then you yourself will be able to start to form an opinion of which clubs are right for you. 

 

At this point in time, enjoy the game.  Don't worry that the clubs you bought didn't cost alot.  Also, never judge a golfer by his clubs.  I once had a guy show up with a nasty old leather bag filled with mismatched clubs including some Spaulding Executives from the mid 80's, a permission driver, a Taylor made burner bubble fairway wood and a cheap putter. 

 

After shooting 3 pars in the first 4 holes, I got to talking to the guy, he was an experienced golfer that was traveling on business for several weeks and when he discovered what the local courses wanted for rentals he want to the 2nd hand store and picked up that bag.  He even said that one of the clubs in the bag he was probably going to ship home because he holed out a shot for eagle with it a round or 2 prior. 

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by golfingnooob View Post

Anyway, I just want to see as well, does anyone think using cheaper clubs will give me any bad habits? say if I was to upgrade them, would the fact they might be "heavier" or something make a big difference, or is that the same as going from say a set of Pings to a set of Callaway irons?

 

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No, a good golf swing will result in a good golf shot, regardless of the club in your hand. ...

 

Yes, and no. A beginner who uses good-quality component clubs or better box-set clubs probably wouldn't notice much difference.

 

But, golfers who use counterfeit clubs often notice a difference. In drivers and fairway woods, a counterfeit RBZ or X.Hot probably doesn't have titanium in the heads like the real ones. One test suggested by Callaway: put a magnet to the head. Titanium is not magnetic, while a lot of the metals in knock-off heads are.

 

You will also notice in the hitting. Expect a lot of pushes and slices because the heavier junk metal slows down your clubhead speed.

 

Golf Digest had an equipment-section inset story that explained the problem, and compared how the balls might fly off of real vs. counterfeit heads. (I found several GD articles on counterfeit clubs, but can't find the one with the inset and diagrams. If anyone can find it, please share).

post #21 of 24
I have Cleveland CG Tour for my main "learning" club. I also have ping i10, burner 1.0 and really cheap Zevo clubs.

To be honest, they all hit about the same now. I would say the the Clevelands are the easiest to hit a consistent distance with the I10 coming in a close second.

The burners and the Zevo clubs could hit much farther, but I just don't like the look of the clubs. They are much easier to hit, but they look kind of big. My hybrids have the same size head as the SW on both the burner and the Zevo clubs.

My two favorite clubs sets are the Clevelands and the pings. I wouldn't mind finding a second hand set of taylormade MB or CB clubs. The ultimate clubs I would like are titleist or mizuno, but they are expensive even for used clubs.

It would take quite a bit for me to get a brand new set of $1000 plus clubs, perhaps I am too cheap?
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

I have Cleveland CG Tour for my main "learning" club. I also have ping i10, burner 1.0 and really cheap Zevo clubs.

To be honest, they all hit about the same now. I would say the the Clevelands are the easiest to hit a consistent distance with the I10 coming in a close second.

The burners and the Zevo clubs could hit much farther, but I just don't like the look of the clubs. They are much easier to hit, but they look kind of big. My hybrids have the same size head as the SW on both the burner and the Zevo clubs.

My two favorite clubs sets are the Clevelands and the pings. I wouldn't mind finding a second hand set of taylormade MB or CB clubs. The ultimate clubs I would like are titleist or mizuno, but they are expensive even for used clubs.

It would take quite a bit for me to get a brand new set of $1000 plus clubs, perhaps I am too cheap?

I don't think TaylorMade released the TP MB in lefty, just the CB and MC.  MC's can be had for around $300 on eBay and Global Golf.  Replacements for Mizuno MP-53 and Titleist 714's will be released by end of year which means you should be able to pick up MP-53's or 712 / 710's pretty cheap by end of year.  Some people are already trying to sell their 712's so they have the cash for new 714's.   

 

I don't think it means you're cheap if you don't want to spend $1000 on new clubs when you can wait a year and get the same clubs for $400 or less.   

post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

I don't think TaylorMade released the TP MB in lefty, just the CB and MC.  MC's can be had for around $300 on eBay and Global Golf.  Replacements for Mizuno MP-53 and Titleist 714's will be released by end of year which means you should be able to pick up MP-53's or 712 / 710's pretty cheap by end of year.  Some people are already trying to sell their 712's so they have the cash for new 714's.   

I don't think it means you're cheap if you don't want to spend $1000 on new clubs when you can wait a year and get the same clubs for $400 or less.   

I have had my eyes on the MP53s. a1_smile.gif
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