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There is a time in everyone’s golfing career where they realize they need to update their equipment. I went from borrowing my friend’s clubs for a couple of rounds, to some $60 pawn shop clubs, to my current full set of Wilson clubs. They’re just one of those cheap full sets for a beginning golfer, but now that I’ve really started to play regularly I feel that it is time for an upgrade. I play around 2-3 times a week. I’d let you know my handicap, but I really only play at my local 9 hole par 3 course (1,163 yards). I usually shoot around a 30 give or take a couple of strokes. My price “ceiling” is $500 and would appreciate anyone’s input on a nice iron set. I’m not partial to any particular brand so just whatever you guys have experience with or have heard good things about, I’d love to hear it.

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Well these..

Nike VR Full Cavity
Taylormade Tour Burner
Taylormade Burner Plus
Taylormade R7
Callaway X-20 or X-18
Cleveland CG Gold
Ping G5

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Well these..

I've heard good things about the both Callaway sets and the Ping G5's. I've hit the X-20s and my buddy has Ping clubs. It seems like Ping makes irons with really "high" toes...does that make sense? haha i don't know if it does or not but Ping's have always looked funny to me...

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Just checking you shoot about 3 over for 9 holes on a par 3 course and sometimes better

Correct. It's not a particulary hard course, but it has it's holes. There is a 72 yarder that is a straight shot, a 194 yarder with water on the left and nothing good on the right, and everything in between. I think my last 3 scores have been 31, 32, and 28.

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My personal recommendation would be to forget about the major manufacturers and get fitted by a certified clubfitter. Preferably one that's willing to work with multiple manufacturers. I'm not sure where you are in Texas but here's one for reference:

http://www.kzgolf.com/sites/courses/...lerID=IMP77077

Some random thoughts:
1. Golf balls don't differentiate between manufacturers, they only understand physics. The most important things are that your new clubs fit you properly and you like them. Ping, TaylorMade, Mizuno, Titleist etc. spend over $100 million annually to convince you that their clubs are better.
2. You wouldn't wear shoes that don't fit, why would you play with clubs that don't fit?
3. Make sure you hit them OUTDOORS! Hitting into a net with launch monitors is nice but there is no substitute for hitting off the grass outdoors.
4. Don't buy blades. Don't succumb to the temptation to feed the ego and convince yourself that you need a "players" iron. A bunch of touring pro's play "game improvement" irons. The feel of a blade is unmatched when you hit the CoG, unfortunately that might only be 6-10 times a round or less for the average golfer. Game improvement irons will help you out when you miss the sweet spot or when your swing isn't at it's best.

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Depends on what you want. A lot of iron sets now seem to be like bricks on a stick. I switch from cg golds to AP1 and everything changed in terms of distance, trajectory, and consistency.

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I actually just got back from my local golf shop. I saw NEW Callaway X-22's for $600, USED Callaway X-22's for $500, or NEW Callaway X-20's for $400...what do you guys think?

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Put on those 20's!!! But I honestly think you can find them cheaper.

My theory is, "if it seems to good to be true, than it probably is". Not saying they are fakes, but I guess I'm scared that they might be lol. I've read post on here about people buying clubs off of ebay and they turn out to be fakes. I just don't want to get ripped off. Is this a reputable site?

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My theory is, "if it seems to good to be true, than it probably is". Not saying they are fakes, but I guess I'm scared that they might be lol. I've read post on here about people buying clubs off of ebay and they turn out to be fakes. I just don't want to get ripped off. Is this a reputable site?

Really, you never heard of them. Golf gear is just cheaper online, then in a marked-up store. Everyone here buys from them.

There are alot of fakes out there but dont be afraid of the internet. These are not fakes.

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My theory is, "if it seems to good to be true, than it probably is". Not saying they are fakes, but I guess I'm scared that they might be lol. I've read post on here about people buying clubs off of ebay and they turn out to be fakes. I just don't want to get ripped off. Is this a reputable site?

Rock bottom golf is as cheap as they come, and 100% legit...no fakes there. That being said, you can't go wrong with either the x-20's or the 22's. They are very similar and both great irons...

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My theory is, "if it seems to good to be true, than it probably is". Not saying they are fakes, but I guess I'm scared that they might be lol. I've read post on here about people buying clubs off of ebay and they turn out to be fakes. I just don't want to get ripped off. Is this a reputable site?

Rock Bottom is as legit as they come. One of the best Budget retailers on the Net...

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@ alomar123, ajschn06, and nuck81: thanks guys for confirming that this website is legit. I will have to start using them in the future!

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