Build $300 set for beginner

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SkeeterSkeeter  910WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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Wanting to put together a forgiving yet solid set for a player in high school. Budget is only $300 unfortunately.
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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, Ohio 866WRX Points: 163Handicap: 16Members Posts: 866 Golden Tee
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    Golfworks sells decent quality heads for all skill levels. Hireko Golf XV Pro iron heads are decent. Hireko, Diamond Tour and Monarch Golf usually have decent prices on shafts and grips. You could save some money buying used pulled shafts from Ebay, but you assume the risk of not knowing, say, for a 5-PW set of pulled shafts, whether they were soft or hard stepped (the sellers never tend to comment about that). You could also buy used heads if you want OEM "big names", however, you might think the hosels are original spec, then find out the .355 heads were drilled out to .370. This has happened to me with a Ping i20 hybrid head, which is supposed to take a .355 tip, but along the way was drilled to .370.



    Many component sellers will build the club for you. Golfworks sells bundled specials, and their work is good.
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    Adams Speedline 9088UL 10.5* AXIVCore 69 Black (S)
    Ping G SF Tec 3W, 5W Alta 65 (R)
    Ping G 4H,5H Alta 70 (R)
    Ping G 6-U TT XP 95 (soft R)
    Ping Glide 54*, 58* WS TT XP 100 (R)
    Ping Darby Sigma G

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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker.  3050WRX Points: 604Handicap: I.Q.Members Posts: 3,050 Titanium Tees
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    I would buy my Taylormade Forged 300 irons, 1 of my putters, My Cobra Amp Cell Pro Driver,my Exotics 3 wood and get a cheap carry bag from Goodwill
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  • alarsen726alarsen726  26WRX Points: 18Members Posts: 26 Bunkers
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    eBay and the BST on here will be your friend. It won’t be anything fancy but for a beginner that shouldn’t really matter. But you can definitely find some name brand clubs that are few years old for cheap. Going to the local Sporting goods store and buying a box set with everything you need is always an option that’s what I started out with my freshman year!
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  • Ace2000Ace2000  483WRX Points: 0Handicap: 3.3Members Posts: 483
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    Skeeter wrote:
    Wanting to put together a forgiving yet solid set for a player in high school. Budget is only $300 unfortunately.




    What shaft flex are you looking for? I’ll try to put together a list of clubs for you once I know.
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  • SkeeterSkeeter  910WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    Senior to Regular.



    I am the coach at a very poor Title 1 school and needless to say most of my guys and girls can’t afford much.
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  • dmb3535dmb3535  492WRX Points: 113Members Posts: 492 Greens
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    cheap ping k15 driver and woods for sure. adams irons, old nike wedges and any putter
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    DRIVER --Rogue sub zero

    FW- Rogue 3 wood
    M2--5hl

    IRONS--- jpx 900 forged 5-pw

    WEDGES--T7-49-53-56-59

    PUTTER-- scotty cameron buttonback
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  • cgasuckscgasucks  2456WRX Points: 364Members Posts: 2,456 Platinum Tees
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    justasgood wrote:


    I would buy my Taylormade Forged 300 irons, 1 of my putters, My Cobra Amp Cell Pro Driver,my Exotics 3 wood and get a cheap carry bag from Goodwill




    Those irons are hardly for a beginner...the 360s are more suited for that.
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    10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft
    1999 Ben Hogan Apex Blades (3-PW) with stock Apex 4 Steel Shafts
    Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts
    Taylormade ATV wedges in 54 and 58 degrees with stock steel shafts
    Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter
  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETX 4801WRX Points: 482ClubWRX Posts: 4,801 ClubWRX
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    dmb3535 wrote:


    cheap ping k15 driver and woods for sure. adams irons, old nike wedges and any putter




    I'd second that. Maybe a Callaway FT series driver/wood. You can find Adams irons and a Yes putter for cheap on ebay.
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    TaylorMade M3 440 9* Fujikura Speeder 857 TR-X
    NIKE Vapor Fly 14* Fujikura Rombax P95X
    NIKE Vapor Fly Pro 3-4 Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X
    TaylorMade P770 5-9 X100
    NIKE OVEN Engage 46* X100 | Engage 50*SS / 55*SS / 60*DS S400
    SCOTTY CAMERON Select Squareback
  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, Ohio 866WRX Points: 163Handicap: 16Members Posts: 866 Golden Tee
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    Skeeter wrote:


    Senior to Regular.



    I am the coach at a very poor Title 1 school and needless to say most of my guys and girls can't afford much.
    I'd get the word around your local golf courses, public and private. Post on their bulletin boards if you can. There are plenty of players with unused clubs lying around that I'm sure would be happy to donate for free. Your local Craigslist listings probably have whole sets for cheap.
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    Adams Speedline 9088UL 10.5* AXIVCore 69 Black (S)
    Ping G SF Tec 3W, 5W Alta 65 (R)
    Ping G 4H,5H Alta 70 (R)
    Ping G 6-U TT XP 95 (soft R)
    Ping Glide 54*, 58* WS TT XP 100 (R)
    Ping Darby Sigma G

  • mooseman76mooseman76  881WRX Points: 87Members Posts: 881 Golden Tee
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    For a beginner I don’t think you need all 14 clubs. At least I know I didn’t use that many. If I were putting together such a set now I’d look here or eBay for a set of G5 irons (hopefully one that includes a SW), a Taylor made burner driver, a putter and a cheap bag. If there is any money left over consider something like a v steel or steelhead 5 wood. Just my opinion, but I think this could be done for under $300.
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  • rcb1586rcb1586  402WRX Points: 93Handicap: 10Members Posts: 402 Greens
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    This is a sampling of what is available on the Goodwill auction site. http://shopgoodwill.com

    Not the newest but they should clean up okay.



    Beware of shipping costs before bidding. Some are extremely high.



    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/49024826

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/49003090

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/48969203
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    TM M3 460, Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    TM M3 3HL, Fujikura Pro Tour spec 73X
    TM P790 3, Axivcore Black Hybrid TX
    Mizuno MPH5 4-6, DG Pro S300
    Mizuno MP15 7-PW, DG Pro S300
    Mizuno MPT5 50.07, 54.12, 62.08, DG Wedge
    Mizuno Bettinardi C-03H 34"
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  • morrisminormorrisminor Come back zinc! Come back!  205WRX Points: 53Members Posts: 205 Fairways
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    I would get:

    Ping driver - from any of the g2-g15 series ~ $50

    Taylormade Rescue Mid 3 ~ $25

    Mizuno MX 20 or 23 4-PW ~ $100

    Cleveland 56* Wedge ~ $20

    Old Ping Putter ~ $25



    Leaves you with a bit for bag, balls etc.



    The prices are a guess loosely based on uk ebay and exchange rates. I'd be pretty happy playing that set, but then it isn't too different to my own!
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    Ping Rapture 10.5* Aldila NV Protopype 65X
    Taylormade RBZ 15* Aldila NV 75X
    Callaway Steelhead Plus 5W True Temper Bimatrix X
    Mizuno MP-57 4-PW DG X100
    Cleveland 588 RTX 51* DG Wedge
    Mizuno MP T11 55 & 60 DG Wedge
    Odyssey White Hot XG #9

  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in California 9673WRX Points: 957Handicap: ~8Members Posts: 9,673 Titanium Tees
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    OP: Do you have access to - or the ability to - put irons together?

    If you give me $10 for shipping - I'll send you a set of Bridgestone J38 heads. Forgiving and pretty cool for a kid to have in the bag IMHO image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    You could pick up a set of Ping CFS Regular shafts off eBay for $40, put them on those and job done.

    I know they're no high end shaft and big burly blokes can overwhelm them, but I really like the Ping CFS and they're cheap used.



    Edit: I can actually have a look at what shafts I have lying around too.



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  • GehlyGehly  2030WRX Points: 152ClubWRX Posts: 2,030 ClubWRX
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    I may have some old "Regular" flex clubs and some older/cheap putters

    that I'd donate to get you started on building a set. but most my stuff is "Stiff"

    just send me a PM
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  • MychMych  2096WRX Points: 346Members Posts: 2,096 Platinum Tees
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    I'd personally look for some adjustability system for Driver, 3w, hybrid. It makes shaft flex/length changes much easier and allows for some tweaking as skills improve.



    I didn't pay too much attention to finding the right shaft specs, but here are some general ideas based on current prices at Global Golf. I think you could find similar prices at some combination of ebay, 3balls, etc:

    Taylormade JetSpeed 10.5 $50

    Cobra Amp Cell 3-4W $30

    Cobra Bio Cell 3-4H $30

    Cleveland CG2 3-PW $99

    Cleveland CG10 Black Pearl GW (52) $20

    Cleveland CG10 Black Pearl SW (54 or 56) $20

    Any budget-friendly putter $25



    Total: $275 with free shipping (over $199)



    Few extra bucks left for a lob wedge if desired, or a cheap glove/balls. A bag from Goodwill would probably run an extra $10.



    Spend a couple hours visiting local pawn shops, thrift stores, and yard sales. You'll be surprised what you can put together.
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    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    Main bag: Cobra Fly-Z 9.5~ Ping Anser 4w ~ Ping G30 3h~ Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Cobra King Forged One 4-P ~ Cobra King 50-V, 56-V wedges ~ Ping Tatum putter
    6 club minimalist: Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Forged One 5/7/9 ~ Cleveland 588 Diadic 53* wedge ~ Ping Tatum putter ~ Silo Club Carrier
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  • SkeeterSkeeter  910WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    Wow. Thanks for the suggestions so far!



    Luckily I have the ability to reshaft, grip, etc. so that makes it somewhat easier to outfit my players.
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  • BaitkillerBaitkiller  1788WRX Points: 188Handicap: YesMembers Posts: 1,788 Platinum Tees
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    Join and post in the CCT group on Fbook.



    If you were closer you could just come over and rummage around in the garage. 2 or 3 sets could be made up easy for **** near free. I suspect that I am not the only one with an S-ton of good but older clubs not worth the effort to sell or money to ship.



    There was a guy here last year short on cash looking for clubs for his son. A bunch of us shipped him a full set up down to shoes and bag if I remember right. You are not the first coach here in need of gear either. Folks here are generous. (Duffer987 example) I am confident in your success at equipping your junior.
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    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
    Betti-1
    K-sig
  • AC in TXAC in TX  745WRX Points: 100Handicap: 2 HiMembers Posts: 745 Golden Tee
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    Callaway pre-owned clearance section often has good deals - both Callaway and other brands.
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    The Ping Hoofer 14 bag:
    Driver - Ping G-400 MAX 10.5*
    Fairway - Ping G-400 5W
    Hybrid - Ping G-400 3H ... Ping G-410 4H on the way
    Irons - PXG 0211 5 to GW
    Wedge - Ping Glide 60 SS ... Cleveland CBX 54/58 on the way
    Putter - Newly refinished Scotty Circa 62 No. 6 33"
  • tatertottatertot  4609WRX Points: 920Members Posts: 4,609 Titanium Tees
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    Get Ping Eye 2 Irons in black dot ... they're indestructible and the stock shafts will work.



    Used drivers and fairways from 2011 on will give you plenty of technology.
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    Driver: TaylorMade M3, 10.5*
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1, 19*
    Long Iron: Ping iE1, 26*
    Mid Iron: Ping iE1, 32*
    Short Iron: Ping iE1, 41*
    Wedge: Ping iE1, 45*
    Gap: Ping Glide SS, 52*
    Lob: Ping Glide ES, 60*
    Putter: Yes Callie Mid, 41"
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
    Bag: Ping Mascot
  • MychMych  2096WRX Points: 346Members Posts: 2,096 Platinum Tees
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    Going for a lower cost this time...



    (all from Global Golf)

    Adams Speedline Super S Driver (adjustable loft) $30

    Adams Tight Lies 3W (16deg) $20

    Adams Tight Lies 3H (19deg) $22.49

    Adams XTD3 4-PW, AW $49

    Adams SW (lots of options) $20



    Hand-me-down/thrift store putter $5



    Total about $150 for a playable beginner set.
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    "Of all the hazards, fear is the worst" - Sam Snead
    Main bag: Cobra Fly-Z 9.5~ Ping Anser 4w ~ Ping G30 3h~ Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Cobra King Forged One 4-P ~ Cobra King 50-V, 56-V wedges ~ Ping Tatum putter
    6 club minimalist: Cobra Forged Tec One 3i ~ Forged One 5/7/9 ~ Cleveland 588 Diadic 53* wedge ~ Ping Tatum putter ~ Silo Club Carrier
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  • JustsomeguyJustsomeguy  1200WRX Points: 215Handicap: 15Members Posts: 1,200 Platinum Tees
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    Adams all the way.
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    Cobra F9 10.5* Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R - CAMO!
    Cobra F9 15* 5w Project X Evenflow Blue 65 R
    Titleist 915H 20* Diamana S+ Blue 70, R
    Titleist 716 AP1 4-W52, Kuro Kage Tini 65, S
    Cleveland CBX, 56*/12, Rotex Graphite Wedge Flex
    Cleveland Smart Square Blade
  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain  204WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 204 Fairways
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    PM me if you're still looking for anything. I would love to help. I've got so much around here that I don't need. All of it nice stuff just older. Have a Ping 4under as well if a bag is needed. Please, take it away from me. I'm in Western KY, btw.
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  • ButterCutter2ButterCutter2 NYC 340WRX Points: 96Handicap: 4Members Posts: 340 Greens
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    between global golf used and ebay you should be in business. i think you can do better than even $300. go with regular/uniflex steel in irons 4-pw, 54/58, driver, a 4 wood and a 3 hybrid and you can get someone 12 clubs.



    unfortunately there used to be a site called 50dollargolf.com that brought in ebay listings of sub 50, but its gone now.



    like many above, i would get a driver made 2010 or later. for fairway woods, you could go as far back to the original callaway steelheads / orlimar trimetal +s (so 15-20 years) and be fine. wedges, all about how good the grooves look but no expiration date on those or a putter.



    for a hybrid, an old nickent, tmag rescue mid, or adams a2 or later would all suffice. so would a cobra baffler dws.



    good luck!
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  • FarklesFarkles  137WRX Points: 16Members Posts: 137 Fairways
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    Rock. Bottom golf has some good deals. Built a new set for my father in law for $370 shipped
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  • gdb99gdb99  1772WRX Points: 205Handicap: 3.3Members Posts: 1,772 Platinum Tees
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    If you are still looking, send me a pm.

    I have a Cleveland Launcher Comp driver, a Rossie putter, and probably a few wedges lying around.

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Redboard stiff flex
    Titleist 917F 16.5, Diamana Tensei Blue regular flex
    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular flex 
    Titleist AP1, 5-PW, Dynalite XP R300
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Cleveland 588RTG 60
    Odyssey #2
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  • malamigmalamig  122WRX Points: 78Handicap: +3Members Posts: 122 Fairways
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    Another route that you may not have looked into is contacting courses in your area and seeing if they are getting ready to sell old rental sets or old demo clubs. You can get great sets for pennies on the dollar
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    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8.5* AD-DI 6X
    3w: Titleist 917F2 13.5* Oban Kiyoshi Purple 05
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 19* Oban Devotion 04
    3i: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi AMT X100SS
    4i-PW: Mizuno MP-18 AMT X100
    50*, 55*, 60*: Mizuno T7 AMT X100SS
    Putter: Scotty Cameron
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    Decent. With 3wood. $110b9c3b952ec63e7ddfc09aeb6f1c1933e.jpgafe884caafa5b408e2e61e765cb2b3b4.jpg
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  • Warren_g44Warren_g44 Gards_44  73WRX Points: 19Members Posts: 73 Bunkers
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    I'm with duffer987 and could try and help out. Pm sent.
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  • SkeeterSkeeter  910WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    I want to thank the generous and thoughtful people who sent me equipment for my team. Thanks to some fine folks that I’ve never met, I will be able to introduce this great game that I love to students who would never have had the opportunity based on their economic situation.



    Words really can’t express how overwhelmed I was by the offers of clubs to a stranger. Thanks again!
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