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  1. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Hey all,
    I've decided to take up golf again. I used to play every week before my kids were born but kids and extra work responsibilites caused me to give it away. Now i'd like to get back into it but i need a set of clubs, the set i was using were old and have since been passed on so i thought i would buy a new set but i don't want to spend heaps so anybody have any advice on what to buy?
    Have been looking on ebay and the like and the Dunlop name seems to pop up a bit, are they any good?
    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks.:D
     
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    ashbox back in black

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    depends on what you define as pricey, kmart do a set of dunlops for about $250 but at the same time most golf stores do a basic set for around the 3-400 mark
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Yeah ok. I'd was looking around the 300 mark. That's why i was wondering what they were like.
     
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    Dunlop, maybe once upon a time, but sound like department store cheap stuff to me.

    Ebay is good for second hand clubs.
    The top brands still command much more than you are looking to pay, but lesser regarded brands such as macgregor, srixon, brosnan and maxfli are cheaper but might be still pushing $300+ if you are looking for the whole kit including bag and buggy.

    I think there was and ad for a brosnan set for $300 at either drummonds, house of golf, etc during the masters telecast and a full set of topflite clubs for $225 looked good also.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Ahh righto, might give them a ring tomorrow and see what they have.
     
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    There's also an online store, alternativegolf - I think they're based in brisbane and they'll send you out some demo clubs for trial.

    iSeekGolf is another good website with reviews and advice.

    I've been playing since I was a youngen, but I've been getting into it a bit more of late, trying to play once a week at minimum. I'm still hitting over 100 for the 18 though, so I need more practice yet. Getting there.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Cheers mate, will have a look.
    I've always enjoyed playing and i'm looking forward to getting back into it. My best from memory was around the 110 mark for 18 so yeah, practice is needed.:yeah:
     
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    Ebay is a great place for buying brand new clubs also. I picked up a brand new set of Tommy Armour 845U iron from the US and paid about $300 including shipping. They retailed for about $700 in Australia at the time. I also found my driver brand new on ebay. An Adams Tight Lies driver for $99. Retailed for over $300.

    Commsirac, what do you mean Macgregor and Srixon are lesser regarded brands? Those two are fantastic brands.

    Juzo, what are you after? The full set (bag, buggy, irons, driver) or just irons and driver? Where are you located? With golf clubs you generally get what you pay for. Plus the better the clubs the more enjoyable the game becomes. If you're shooting around the 110 mark you want a set of irons with os (oversize) heads that are more forgiving for miss hits.

    Where are you located? In NSW we have golfmart and in VIC, QLD, and SA they go by the name of Golfworld. Golf World. Have a look at their online easter catalogue and store locations. Golf mart are great.

    The other option is try a set of clubs out in the store, pay a few extra dollars and have them fitted to your height and swing. Well worth the money if you can afford it. The second option is try clubs out in the store, find what you like and then try find the same clubs online at a cheaper price. Even if you buy from the store, never pay the sticker price. Always haggle.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Cheers scooter.
    I'm after the whole kit. I have a buggy but it's a bit past it and will probably replace it too. I'm in victoria. I'll have a look at that website you have linked there. It's just that there is alot of brands out there and i don't want to get something crappy that i'll have to replace because they fall to bits on me but then again, don't want to spend much more than $300 which is why i was looking at ebay.
     
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    Dont play golf, watched it thou
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Ummmm ok, thanks for sharing:whistling
     
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    juzo, do they have a drummond down there? I picke dup first set of PGA's fitted for $600 with everything, best of all when i upgraded to my Taylor mades they traded them back in I only lost $150 on them. Best to have them fitted from scratch as it does make a big difference.
     
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    What model are the Taylor Made?
     
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    Bit old now, pretty sure they are R6 series? I know its R something, got them start of last year.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Nah craig, we used to but not anymore. Trip down your way or ballarat have a store too i think.
     
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    Yeah, Geelong people here are great, my game changed amazingly once I had my own clubs and the fact they were fitted to me. Well worth the trip, perhaps go see your local golf store and see what they offer in fit and play kits?
     
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    Yeah i used to play tonnes like 2 a week and practicing everyday.I wanted to be a pro but after 8 years of constant practice got a bit boring.If you are willing to pay the money titleist are the go for clubs,in my bag i had titleist driver and fairway wood cleveland cg1 which are blades,titliest wedges and a yes putter.ot cheap though y set would be worth a few grand lol.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    I'll be tripping out to the pro shop at the golf club as it's the only one around here now to my knowledge. Port fairy's pro shop is supposed to be good too so got a few places to suss out.
     
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    Fantastic brands? no, fantastic clubs, maybe.

    IMHO there is nothing wrong with the product, but in the marketing stakes they do nowhere near as well as titleist, taylormade, ping, calloway, nike, etc.

    Even though Macgregor clubs cost similar to the others new, they dont retain their value second hand as well as the other brands(have a look on ebay, even check out what a 10yo set of pings are worth), ........hence why I gave them the description of less regarded, they make great buying for those not too worried about what others think.
    Possibly the srixon image will improve as they are more visible now on the pro circuit.
     
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    For crying out loud, Talk about nit picking :rolleyes:

     
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