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Good and cheap golf irons?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
I am in need of good but cheap golf irons. I have heard about the Taylormade Burner 2.0's but there are some cons that made me nervous. My budget is $300 but I have $50 dollars off at Golf Galaxy. I am ok with new or used clubs. My clubs right now are about 15 year old Wilson K28 hand me downs. So any suggestions would help.

Thank You.
post #2 of 38
Ii have the burner 2.0s. I like them. Not sure about what cons could be with irons though so I am probably not much help. Just wanted to throw out there that I bought them about 2 or 3 years ago with an open budget after trying them, the rocketballz and another TM iron, I forget what they were, and I have not regret my purchase.
post #3 of 38
Thread Starter 

Anything helps right now so thank you.



post #4 of 38

1.  It might be a good idea to get fit for a set of irons.  This might be more important for somebody with a good and repeatable swing.


2.  Find an iron head that looks good at setup but that also has the forgiveness you need depending on your skill level.  But more important than the iron head is the shaft....it is the engine of the club.  Depending on your swing and swing speed some shafts will fit you better than other shafts.


3.  You can get some great deals on used and even new clubs online.  globalgolf, rockbottomgolf, golfio, 3balls, and callawaypreowned are all great sites to find a good deal on.  And as far as new vs. used, on those sites, a very good to like new condition club is pretty darn close to a brand new club.  Then there is also ebay.  You can find some very good deals on ebay, but you need to know who you are buying from....look at the details, pictures, and seller rating and don't be afraid to email them questions before you buy.


Oh and they have some used golf clubs or just good deals at some golf stores and you can verify the condition of the clubs and pick the brains of the employees...also a good option.


4.  Most of all, know what you want to buy and do your homework before you pull the trigger.  It can be a process, but it is worth it to get the right clubs.


Hopefully i didn't make this too difficult or overwhelming, good luck on your purchase!

post #5 of 38
Thread Starter 

That would be great but wouldn't it be pricey. Thanks for the info, can I go to Golf Smith or Golf Galaxy and have them fit for me and how much would it be.



post #6 of 38
I agree with the importance of getting fitted. When I first started to golf a few years back I bought a cheap set off the internet from rockbottom. They served me well but it wasn't until i got fitted last year that I saw improvements and consistency in my game. It is an added cost but where I got fitted, they took the price of the fitting off of the total price of the irons as long as I bought from them.

If you don't get fitted the sites listed above are great. I would also throw in tgw and carlsgolfland as good places to buy offline.

As for iron sets...I would second the burner 2.0 and have also heard good things about cobra amp cells.

Best of luck in your search!
post #7 of 38
Thread Starter 

May I ask where you got your clubs fitted and I'll definitely check out the Cobra Amp Cells.

post #8 of 38

"Good but cheap" irons = Tour Edge. The Exotics range is great. Any of the Exotics XCG series of irons would be terrific value, as they can generally picked up new on ebay or through the big online dealers for not a lot of money. I have the XCG-3s and think they are wonderful, but I think the company is up to XCG-5 or  XCG-6, now.


They sell for very low sums compared to their quality - and all because, it seems, Tour Edge has no interest in paying tour pros stupid money for advertising their product, and because Tour Edge seems to have become labeled as a manufacturer of woods rather than irons...

post #9 of 38
I think my next set will be 1 Irons. www.1irongolf.com They've got some good deals on used / demo sets. I would imagine these would be like new. It takes a little time to "unlearn" your current swing, but it's worth it.

Plus, the website has a ton of very well written articles on the golf swing and how to improve your game.
post #10 of 38

I live in Central PA so I got them fitted at a local place. I don't know where you live, but maybe call around to some local courses/golf shops or try to find some reviews on places near you.

post #11 of 38
Thread Starter 

I live in Cleveland Ohio so maybe I could go to Golf Smith or Golf Galaxy. Also thanks for the tips guys.



post #12 of 38

Currently (7/21/14) there are over 11,000 right handed iron sets for sale on eBay for $300 or less.

Callaway  (855)

Mizuno  (591)
Ping  (993)
TaylorMade  (938)
Wilson  (620)


If you use eBay, I suggest that you look at the seller information and use one with a 95%+ positive feedback. I have never had a problem.

post #13 of 38
Thread Starter 

Now I'm reading about the Nike Men's VR_S X Irons are they good?

post #14 of 38
Thread Starter 

Also I'll check Ebay.

post #15 of 38

Get fit somewhere with irons that you feel fits your abilities, then find a pro you like at a golf course and get him to buy it for you.  They'll get you better deals than you'll find at any golf store.  Also gets you to know your local pro and get other good deals for lessons or golf deals.

post #16 of 38
Thread Starter 

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAYLORMADE-BURNER-2-0-COMBO-3H-4H-5-PW-IRONS-SENIOR-GRAPHITE-VERY-GOOD-/380954501351?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item58b2a860e7
post #17 of 38

Just a couple of things to double check...


Global Golf, the seller, has almost 400,000 sales with 99.6% positive feedback. I've used this company. They are a winner.


RETURN POLICY - Your satisfaction is important to Global Golf. If for any reason, you are not happy with your item, it may be returned within 14 days.


The condition is very good, meaning that normal ball marks on the faces; minor scratching on the soles; no significant dings on the heads; no significant wear on the shafts.


The clubs you are buying are 3 and 4 hybrids and 5-pw irons.  All clubs are right-handed.


All shafts are senior graphite. The hybrid shafts are TaylorMade Burner RE*AX 60. The irons shafts are TaylorMade Burner 2.0 SuperFast 65. All clubs have standard lie.


There is no headcover on the hybrids.


If all of these meet your needs, go for it.

post #18 of 38
Originally Posted by ElMachoGolf View Post


Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TAYLORMADE-BURNER-2-0-COMBO-3H-4H-5-PW-IRONS-SENIOR-GRAPHITE-VERY-GOOD-/380954501351?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash=item58b2a860e7

Do you know what your swing speed with a driver is? I would guess it would need to be pretty slow for that shaft so be careful.
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