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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I am trying to get back into golf after a long time away. I am in grad school right now, so money is tight...I currently have a set of TiCat cougar walmart special clubs from when I was in middle school. These clubs are too small for me

I took a few lessons in the past and am quickly remembering. I hope to take some lessons this summer.

Which of these brands (and/or models) would be the best choice?

I'm not worried about resale value and I know I'm not going to be a pro so those top brands are OUT! I do plan on purchasing a driver used, and am able to get some woods from a buddy. I'm mostly interested in a new iron set.
thanks!
JT
post #2 of 10

I've heard decent things about the Giga Golf stuff. However, you can get a quality set of used irons for the same price if you look around. You can even get new but slightly older (two or three year old) stuff for not much, if any, more.

post #3 of 10

Welcome to the Sandtrap!

 

Can I ask what sort of budget you plan on spending? You can get into this year's premium irons for about 600-1000$, or get an old used set for maybe under 100$. I'm assuming you want somewhere in the middle. That leaves you with the options of either brand name clubs from a couple years ago, used clubs, or components/clones.

 

I would like to steer you towards gigagolf of the 3 brands you mentioned, but I think Hireko and Golfworks are both a bit better in terms of options. I'd also like to recommend that you buy a partial set instead of the full set of 8 if you're a casual player; my brother and I both used 3, 5, 7, and 9 irons all of last year and improved a lot. You could also just buy a 5-PW set since the long irons are tough for many people anyway.

 

For older name brand stuff in brand new condition, this site is a good place to start: http://www.rockbottomgolf.com/irons-ironsets.html 

They have good deals on other clubs and equipment as well, including drivers in an affordable price range. Good luck shopping out there. Buying online doesn't allow you to try the clubs out, which is nice, but there are much better deals.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Where is a good place to find cheap used clubs?
Where can I get irons not part of a full set?
I liked the way a set of nike clubs felt in my hands, but lost my breath when I saw the price (dicks sporting goods)
post #5 of 10

I used pinemeadow few years ago.  Liked their irons and hybrids.  Not crazy about their drivers.  You can sometimes get an iron set, brand new, on sale for $80.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Did you find them to be at least of decent quality? I'm not looking for the best set in the world, just something to play that I won't hold me back even after a bit of improvement on my end
post #7 of 10
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Did you find them to be at least of decent quality? I'm not looking for the best set in the world, just something to play that I won't hold me back even after a bit of improvement on my end


Irons were very solid. Used them for 2 or 3 years actually.  Same with hybrids and actually woods too.  Did not like their drivers for some reason, was not crazy about the "feel" (sound).

 

Good value, try to get something on sale. I bought the Q irons on sale for $77 few years ago, hybrids for $40-50 or so.

post #8 of 10

i build clubs for my friends and my self and use hireko  

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have been looking and can't make up my mind! I swung some new nike vrs and Taylormade burner 2.0... they were very nice but very expensive. I was looking in my area for some used, but none seemed worth it. 

 

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Cougar-Ti-Cat-Mens-12-piece-RH-Golf-Club-Set/2555005/product.html 

 

^Those are what I have.. for what it's worth..

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Also, I found a set of spalding "greg norman" irons in my garage.. apparently my uncle gifted them to my dad. Any good?
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