Golf clubs

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  1. TripleGee

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    Looking to get back into golf and other things since both knees have been replaced. Looking at sets of red dot ping eye 2 copper beryllium, Taylor made m2’s and m6’s along with Calloway x14 iron sets.
    Needing opinions and suggestions for a 10-15 handicapper
     
  2. Capt. Mike

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    The pings are old school, the others you mentioned are new. They will go further and be more forgiving. The taylormades are nice irons, prolly be my choice. More importantly, make sure the shafts fit your swing! Good luck
     
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  3. Drahts

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    I suggest buying something cheap from Marketplace, get you a good roadie cooler and buy lots of good beer and have fun!
     
  4. bgkyarcher

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    I’d be careful on those pings. They are great clubs, but they are at least 25 years old. Grooves have to be worn out. Do you know your swing speed? At 15 hdcp, I’d stay away from stiff flex shafts. Be sure to hit em before you buy em.
     
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  5. EdLongshanks

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    Gorph makes my head hurt
     
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  6. TripleGee

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    Yeah, everything I’ve seen are stiff shafts. Think I’ll keep looking.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

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    Probably 80% of amateur golfers use shafts that are too stiff for them.
     
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  8. bgkyarcher

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    How old are you?
     
  9. TripleGee

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    61 be 62 in semptember
    Figure I need some real forgiveness in my clubs
     
  10. bgkyarcher

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    I sent you a PM.
     
  11. KYote-Krusher

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    True that the Copper Eye 2's are old fashioned but you'll be hard pressed to find a more forgiving club. I still have one set of them and then I went to the ISI's which I also still have but when I had to quit after shoulder surgery I was using the Titleist AP's because yes, they were a little longer but not as forgiving. One reason some of the modern clubs are longer is because a lot of the manufactures CHEAT on their club specs. ... in other words, a new style 8 iron is really almost an old style 6 iron or close to it ... just depends on which set you're buying.

    The advice BG gave you is right on ... most of us DON'T need a stiff shaft (for golf :)) a regular will help you both in distance and control in most cases.

    If you want to really find out what you need, come off the wallet and go to one of the big city golf shops and let them run you through a swing analyzer, last I remember it cost around $50.00 which they would deduct if you bought your clubs from them. I remember every one I knew that went there was well pleased with the one in Brentwood, TN (Golf World ... maybe??) but any real PGA pro would be able to help you too.

    Good luck and when I get this other shoulder fixed, you can take me out somewhere and give me a golf lesson. I've played a course a little west of Somerset ... maybe near Jamestown, that was real nice, had reasonable greens fees and a picturesque par 3 with a little waterfall ... can't remember the name. :(
     
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  12. bgkyarcher

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    The Ping Eye 2 is still considered to be the best set of irons ever mass produced by many. They were way before their time... Great clubs. But any that are still around would most likely have extreme groove wear. I'd be very leery of buying a set. They quit making them in 1990... Replaced by the ping zings, which were also great clubs. I had both. The Eye 2's were a little better, and lighter in the head than the zings.
     
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  13. bowhunter269

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    I'm a Taylor Made fan.....honestly any name brand makes quality sets. My recommendation is to buy a model 1-2 years old. Cost reduced 50%.
     
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  14. Trapper Delk

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    You guys need to come over to Dix river we put in new fairways Last year and everyone says they are best they've seen them, last couple years they have a senior scramble on Monday and Thursday / and before you say not that good well they are some of them ain't either LoL
     
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  15. xbokilla

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    He said Stiff Shaft. Huh, huh, hmm, huh, huh....

    Sorry y’all, couldn’t resist.
     

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