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Old 05-02-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Wtb: golf clubs (Ohio)

I'm looking for a set of clubs so I can golf with my daughter.

My desire would be for a 6 club set of nice clubs in a light bag. Nice like Adams, Taylormade, Ping, Cleveland, etc.

Recommendations?
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:18 PM   #2
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Golf a lot? You a beginner?

If a beginner - use more forgiving cavity back irons and some newer hybrid woods

It helps you enjoy the game and not hack the course up

I have a set of Nike SLINGSHOTS that I love. Forgiving and accurate


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Old 05-02-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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Sounds like the ticket! Any specific suggestions?
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #4
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Sounds like the ticket! Any specific suggestions?
Nike Slingshots
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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Those slingshots are very forgiving . I had a set I passed on to my son .
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:19 AM   #6
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There seem to be different types of slingshots, oss, hl, 4d (probably others). Any pros or cons?
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:46 AM   #7
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mine were just regular slingshots . the oss had a larger head and more sole that should be even more forgiving . you can find a golf galaxy or dicks sporting goods and test hit different clubs . even get fit for them so they are the proper length, loft, lie and shaft flex for your swing ( its kind of important )
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:27 AM   #8
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From the golf miser -- buy used

1) recommend you buy used before new. You'll have extra $ for golf vacation packages.
2) try the clubs, before you buy them. Any reputable golf store/shop will allow you to try out their new and used clubs.
3) people trade-in clubs all the time at golf stores. Even country clubs will allow clubs to be posted on consignment. Also check Play- It -Again sports and thrift stores in your area. If you're unsure and really don't want to spend a lot, Goodwill and SV only charge $1-3 per club.
4) you can ALWAYS negotiate better on the price of an older than newer set of clubs. If you're you absolutely want new, go to Internet (3-Balls golf etc.) for the specials.
5) SIGN UP for LESSONS! .... take it from someone who has been playing "at" the game (without lessons) for 30+yrs.: it's not how you drive, but how you arrive. . While I still score better (4 hdcp) with the blades I bought in the 80's, than my buddies who buy all the latest greatest , I wished I would have taken lessons. The only club I changed was trading in my persimmon driver for a used metal driver. I got tired of the "knock, knock" jokes when I stepped on the tee box. Sadly, my pride cost me.....the used single metal driver cost me more than my entire original set.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:37 AM   #9
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While you are at it there are golf discount sites that can get you in the T-box for less than half the going rate . That is a good feeling
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:46 PM   #10
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There seem to be different types of slingshots, oss, hl, 4d (probably others). Any pros or cons?
I am nowhere near a pro but I have the Slingshot oss and really like them. Very forgiving.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #11
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Do you have a Play it Again Sports or other secondhand sporting goods store nearby? Go there.

After the golf boom of the 90's and early 2000's, a lot of people have now given up the game. You can get some nice lightly used clubs dirt cheap these days.
I picked up a nearly new Big Bertha driver for $15. Seriously.

My clubs are about 15 years old and need new grips, but I'm probably just going to get a used set as it would be cheaper than getting my crummy old clubs re-gripped, especially since I play twice a year or so.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:32 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the input. I picked up a used set of Nike Slingshot OSS.

Excited to see how they swing...
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:54 AM   #13
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I am still playing with my old Ping Eye 2 (pre-plus, i.e. square groove) copper beryllium irons that I bought used in the early 90's.
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I am still playing with my old Ping Eye 2 (pre-plus, i.e. square groove) copper beryllium irons that I bought used in the early 90's.
I sold by ping eye 2`s when I got my Ping s56 Irons
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:19 AM   #15
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If you are a beginner. Buy some garage sale specials or go to Walmart. Take the money you would have spent on a good set of clubs and take some lessons and practice. In golf, skill is more important than equipment. If you get the bug you can buy some nice clubs down the road.
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