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Amp cell irons - good for beginner?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Had a quick question about Cobra Amp Cell irons and newer irons in general.

 

I've been playing golf for about 6 months and shoot around 100-110 on the average golf course in Brisbane, Australia.

 

When I started I grabbed some second hand Taylor Made irons from the trading post, they're R5XL plus's with regular 60gram graphite shafts.

 

I've quite taken to playing golf and have been thinking about getting some new irons.

 

However, there is quite a large difference in price between ordering a set of Amp Cell's from America from global golf or eBay compared to getting a set of irons from a store over here in oz. So I can potentially save a few hundred.

 

The questions is whether or not I'd notice any real change is forgiveness getting new or new/newish model irons compared to older ones? Or if it's mostly just a marketing gimmick. I think the R5xl's are from 2005-2006.

post #2 of 25

From what I've heard they are pretty good, haven't hit them myself.

 

Anyone hit the AMP Cell irons? Thoughts?

post #3 of 25

I thought the AMP Cell was fantastic. For a GI iron they look good, feel good and sound good. I don't like the Dynalite 90 but it was okay in this head. The Cell would be a monster with a heavier shaft. Not sure what to say about new v.s. old but I don't think I could play my previous irons without seeing some increased scores due to lack of forgiveness. My experience is the more forgiving an iron is the less distance lost on mishits. Real bad shots are going to be terrible regardless. It's so-so shots that benefit most from forgiving clubs. I've seen the Cell on eBay in the $220 range.

post #4 of 25

I have the amp cell irons, and I love them. Best clubs I've ever had, and I wouldn't trade them for  anything right now. I got mine off of ebay a year ago for $199, well worth it.

post #5 of 25
Ya un gaming them right now. Great club especially for someone with a higher handicap
post #6 of 25

Cobra amp cell irons are great for a 90-110 avg shooter.  They are very forgiving and have a great look to them.  The best part is they are very inexpensive.  For a high handicapper, I don't think there is a better bang for your buck

post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Brian W View Post

Cobra amp cell irons are great for a 90-110 avg shooter.  They are very forgiving and have a great look to them.  The best part is they are very inexpensive.  For a high handicapper, I don't think there is a better bang for your buck
Yes exactly what he's saying. I'm around 77-83 average and I need new irons
post #8 of 25

This was at the top of my list going into a Golfsmith. The salesman let me try them, and they felt great. However, he also said that the Biocells are on sale as well. The difference was only $50 just the week after Father's day weekend. The price on the Biocell's have gone up since, but it is possible that 4th of July sales are coming?

post #9 of 25

I played last years model for a year and only traded them in because I got fleeced by a big box store that sold me half of them regular and the other half stiff flex.  I really wanted to upgrade to an iron that I could grow with as well but when I finally realized what had happened, I decided on the new set

post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Brian W View Post
 

I played last years model for a year and only traded them in because I got fleeced by a big box store that sold me half of them regular and the other half stiff flex.  I really wanted to upgrade to an iron that I could grow with as well but when I finally realized what had happened, I decided on the new set

 

Which clubs were regular and which ones were stiff?

post #11 of 25
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Which clubs were regular and which ones were stiff?


It was random.  IIRC, 4 was stiff, 5 and 6 were regular, 7 was stiff, 8 was regular and 9 PW and GW were stiff

post #12 of 25
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It was random.  IIRC, 4 was stiff, 5 and 6 were regular, 7 was stiff, 8 was regular and 9 PW and GW were stiff

 

That's kind of messed up, I would have thought that the long ones were regular and the shorter ones are stiff. :hmm:

 

Were they marked on the shafts accordingly, or did you have them measured?

post #13 of 25
They were marked on the shafts. I blame the store not the manufacturer. The salesmen were going to "cut me a deal" and I should have known better. I have not been back to that store
post #14 of 25
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They were marked on the shafts. I blame the store not the manufacturer. The salesmen were going to "cut me a deal" and I should have known better. I have not been back to that store

 

How's that been for your swing mechanics? :blink:

 

It sounds like they assembled a bunch of returned clubs together to make your set. Well, good you have a new set now.

post #15 of 25
It played havoc on my swing. I am basically starting from scratch which is probably a good thing. If you look at my thread in member swing you can see how much flex there is. I haven't posted a new video until I get used to my new sticks
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies everyone.
 

 

That's what I've got at the moment. Strange thing is that I can't really find any real info on them on the internet at all. I liked the amp cells cause they're cheap and I really like my Cobra Baffler 3 wood.

 

I'll hunt around for the best price, hopefully I'll get a full set of regular shafts. :D

post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 

I went to a golf store today and tried some Cobra Baffler XL's (they didn't have AMP cells). I tried the the regular flex stock shafts and they were so heavy for me I couldn't find any real rhythm swinging them at all.

 

I really prefer lighter, more whippy shafts. Will the Dynalites in the AMP Cells be much better?

post #18 of 25

Yes

 

I would stay away from the bafflers.  I would try another store, most places will have the amp cells or even check out the bio cells

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