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what can I gain from a new set of irons

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have only been playing for a few months with a cheap set of clubs thag was given to me. I cracked the driver so I went out and bought a cheap used ping. I am considering an upgrade but not sure which way to go. I was talking to a salesman (im sure helping me was not his only motivation) at a locally owned golf store and he said if I were to upgrade he would recommend an entire set like an adams tight lies. Ive been going back and forth between that and upgrading piece by piece. I was looking at iron sets and I was curious what if anything I can expect to gain by upgrading irons. I would like to think on my good days I play my irons well but I definitely have my off days. I wouldnt think this inconsistency would change with different irons but please feel freeto correct me if I am wrong.? Also what is your take on hybrids? Should I consider adding one or two before upgrading others? Right now I have my ping driver all other clubs are ram fx gold Including 3 and 5 fw woods 3-9 Iron pw and lw. I dont feel my game is deserving of better clubs at this point just doing some research for future purchases and dreaming purchases! Thanks in advance for your input and feel free to let me know what you carry!
post #2 of 16

Do yourself a favor and do not spend a lot of money...

 

Go with the di 100 line from wilson... Once you start hitting better and play with them a couple years and shoot in the 80.s consistently then you can look at more blade like...  I could say go right to the ci 11s from wilson but the di 100's should be great and you will have more fun out there...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

post #3 of 16

Step 1: Take a few lessons until you have a (somewhat) repeatable swing.

 

Step 2: Get fitted for new clubs.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input guys! I have been working with a coach and plan to get fitted I just wondered with a decent repeatable swing what do I stand to gain from a 700 dollar set of irons vs a 300 dollar set?
post #5 of 16

Probably not much.  Unless you like shiny things.

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dsc123 View Post

Probably not much.  Unless you like shiny things.
I am a sucker for shiny things but not when its a difference of 400-500 dollars! Im just doing research and would like to feel confident in what is to me a big purchase! I would like to think the tight lies would be a good choice but going by the old saying you get what you pay for I dont know how much I would get out of a brand new driver I can buy on ebay all day for 25 dollars which is what led me to ponder buying piece piece. As ive said my game is not deserving at this point but I want to avoid spending 500 on a club set I could "outgrow" fairly quickly.
post #7 of 16

If both sets are fit to you, then you probably won't see much difference. But it's going to be hard to get a set fitted to you for under $300. 

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
I was just throwing numbers out there. Thats what I was wondering thanks! What is your take on hybrids? Worth the investment?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by blaylock6502 View Post

I was just throwing numbers out there. Thats what I was wondering thanks! What is your take on hybrids? Worth the investment?

 

If you hit them better than long irons, then yes. 

post #10 of 16

blay, here's your game plan.

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

Step 1: Take a few lessons until you have a (somewhat) repeatable swing.

 

Step 2: Get fitted for new clubs.

post #11 of 16

Go with the Adams 1208 4-GW in uniflex steel. You can get these brand new for around 200.00 on ebay and they originally retailed for 499.00. These irons hit solid and have nice feel and balance as well as good perimeter weighting and a nice wide sole. At the current price its a steal. Quality irons from a trusted name in golf.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I dont think it is going to work out with my current coach unfortunately. I feel like he is treating me like I have much more experience than I really do. I feel like we are working on things that are far too advances especially when I dont know the fundamentals of what is supposed to happen in a golf swing. I told him the other day I may be better served spending more time practice swinging without a ball because I feel the swing path and find it easier to concentrate on the the things I should be focusing on and he thought that was silly. What are your thoughts ?
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by blaylock6502 View Post

I dont think it is going to work out with my current coach unfortunately. I feel like he is treating me like I have much more experience than I really do. I feel like we are working on things that are far too advances especially when I dont know the fundamentals of what is supposed to happen in a golf swing. I told him the other day I may be better served spending more time practice swinging without a ball because I feel the swing path and find it easier to concentrate on the the things I should be focusing on and he thought that was silly. What are your thoughts ?

 

Have a talk with him next time and express your concerns. One of two things will happen: he will adjust to ensure that you are getting the most out of your time together, or he won't. If he does, mission accomplished. If not, then you'll know it's time to move on. 

 

And please do yourself a favor and do not purchase a set of clubs merely on the recommendation of someone on this site (that includes me). Use the suggestions as a starting point, but never, under any circumstances, purchase clubs without some serious demo time. At a minimum, hit them on the range (don't go solely based on hitting them into a net). If you can, take them out for a round or two.

 

Good luck.

post #14 of 16

Test out some clubs... find what fits you best.. then buy it used.  

post #15 of 16

blaylock,

 

i'd goto a golf galaxy or your nearest golf course that has a big enough selection of irons with a range or simulator to test out some clubs..   

 

I did this a few weeks ago, went to a golf course that has a huge selection of everything, and originally had my eyes set on some Rocketballz irons..  And figured i'd be in and out in like 30-40mins...  Well 3 hours later lol, i walked out with some Adam's Tight Lies Irons..  over the next week i hit the crap out of these irons, and then ended up buying some Titleist's off Ebay , in a spur of the moment buy at 4am lol....   

 

Now while I like the Adams.. I really like the Titleist's..    

 

and then on the really screwy side lol, last weekend I bought a set of Taylormade R7's off ebay..  So now i am sitting with 3 sets of irons...  all of them are about the same, except the Titleist's are forged..    

 

i do know a lot of guys like the Taylormade irons, especially the Rocketballz..  but seriously go in with a open mind about this and just try out a bunch of them...   

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot guys! All of your input is greatly appreciated. After a trip to the driving range yesterday I have a feeling I shouldnt even be touching a club without a coach or camera there! I feel like im picking up even more bad habits every time out :(
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