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Truth in advertising - easy to hit, but can be worked

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Pros: Nice looking, easy to hit, modest loft and offset, good balance, price, custom fitting options

Cons: Black finish wears off fast; Slightly too much offset for a better player

Let's get this out of the way: my review may be a bit biased, as this is the first set of golf clubs I purchased that I did any research on whatsoever. I played golf sparingly for about 2 years from 2001-2002, and I used a set of $100 R-flex graphite-shaft irons called "Spiders" (gotta believe that was some Taylor Made clone from way back when) that I got in a second hand store. When I picked the game up again in late 2010, it seemed logical to look for better equipment, but I was just starting out so I didn't want to drop $800 on big-name clubs. I started digging around in cyberspace and found Gigagolf. I had been fitted in a store for clubs before, and after putting my specs...
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I'm in love with a golf club.

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Pros: Looooooooooonnnng. Great feel. Looks sharp.

Cons: None

Ok, I'm not a fan of the name. When I first heard "Rocketballz" advertised on TV, my expression was like K.J. Choi's reaction in the commercial - complete befuddlement. It sounds like something a really seedy person would name their golf club to me. Maybe that just reveals I have a twisted mind, but "Rocketballz" with a z at the end is far too kitschy in my book.    That's where the negative criticism ends for my Stage 2 - 15 degree version. Everything else about this club is world class. I believe it's the best golf club I've ever hit. Here's why:   Length/Trajectory: I used to play an OEM from a smaller golf company that isn't a major name in the industry. My home...
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$120 tops gets you 3 solid wedges

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Pros: Good feel; fairly standard bounce; lots of options for premium shafts and grips within any budget

Cons: Maybe too heavy for some; not big on backspin

Ok, so you decide to revamp your entire bag with great new equipment. Driver? That's about $250 minimum. 2 fairway woods? $300. Iron set - $600. etc. If you are a mid-handicapper who likes to have a $2000 bag of clubs and shoot in the 90s over and over, go get 'em. I applaud you. If you want to cut that figure in half or more and spend the savings on lessons, monthly fees for unlimited range sessions, and play cheapo muni courses until you feel confident playing a $150 green fee like me, perhaps you may want to read on.   Don't get me wrong. Vokey SM4s are great. I've demoed Scor Golf wedges. Great. I've heard Edel wedges are awesome. Here's the problem - they cost around $135 each...
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Sweet sounding, long, and straight. Anything else???

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Pros: Better than G20 or 25, IMO

Cons: You won't look so cool because you don't have the latest model???

I've been playing clone clubs to stay cheap since I started playing golf in 2010, and I just started purchasing name-brand clubs after a long look last month. I'm not going to dazzle anyone here with an intense smash factor analysis or discussion of ideal launch angles, etc., but I thought it was important to write this review for avid golfers on a limited budget like myself. It wasn't too long ago that this was Ping's newest game-improvement driver (I think it was originally released in 2010), and I can't emphasize highly enough why it's absolutely unimportant and foolish in my book to buy a driver released in the same year unless money is no object or you are a narcissist. Name-brand...
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If your major was "Learn Golf From Scratch," this would be your 101 textbook

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Pros: Invaluable basic lessons on short game and the differences between golf's swings

Cons: A little light for the advanced player

Dave Pelz has been heralded as "The Master of the Short Game," and this book is probably his most famous treatise on the subject. I just started seriously playing and studying golf in late 2010 and picked this book up shortly after that. I did much research to figure out what my first golf book would be, and I'm glad it was this one for many reasons.   First, let me say that it confirmed my suspicions that the short game is the best place to start a serious practice regimen if you want to become an above average golfer. Most people know by now that GIRs are more important to scoring than short game wizardry, but if you are a true hacker looking to get better soon, the short...
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