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PXG 0211     no, seriously - driver is $289, fairway is $225. I have two of the hybrids ($189) and they are very good.

Last year's models

Not a sexy choice, but I completely agree. Great new clubs at reasonable prices. No fuss, just solid performance. 

Find a new old stock SIM or G410.

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Driver: Ping G425 LST 9º (at 8º) Accra TZ5 65 M5

3 Wood: Taylormade SIM Ti 15º Accra TZ5 75 M5

3i/4i: Srixon Z785 Nippon Modus 120X (4i 1º weak)

5i-PW: Srixon Z-Forged Modus 120X

50º/54º/60º: Cleveland RTX 4 (Mid Bounce) Modus 120X (50º/54º) & DG TI S400 (60º)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 (33.75", 70º lie, 2.5º loft)

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I was gonna say the V-Steel, but since you wanted it new I'd say TM SIM or SIM 2, mostly because it is the closest thing to it because it incorporated its almost 20 year technology, yet flat out works.

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10.5 deg Titleist 905R with stock UST Proforce V2 Shaft (Stiff flex)
Titleist 990 (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold in S300
Taylormade V-Steel 5W & 3W with Grafalloy Prolaunch Red shafts (Regular Flex)
2011 Adams Tom Watson signature wedges in 52 and 56 degrees with stock steel shafts (Player's Grind)
Rife Island Series Aruba Blade Putter

 

"Loft for loft, length for length, and shaft for shaft, the ball will go the same distance when hit on the sweet spot regardless how old the iron."

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36 minutes ago, Davidv said:

Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo.

 

Not a sexy choice, but I completely agree. Great new clubs at reasonable prices. No fuss, just solid performance. 

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Cleveland Launcher HB 10.5* - Stock Miyazaki C. Kua 50 Stiff
Callaway Diablo Octane Tour 13* - Aldila NV 75 Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour 15* - Accra Dymatch M5 75
Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
or
Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
5 - PW Cleveland CG7 Tour Black Pearl - DGSL S300
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54* DG Wedge
Callaway X-Series JAWS Slate CC 58* Stock Wedge
Odyssey White Ice #7 - Golf Pride Oversize

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I have the TEE EXS Pro driver they released last year.  I re-shafted it with a VA Nemesys and am very pleased.  I don't know what the general consensus is of the MGSpy tests they do, but the EXS pro has been consistently one of the top drivers in their tests recently. For a smaller head it is a forgiving head.....I can confirm that.  Their new C721 seems to be getting good reviews. At $399 I'm tempted to buy one and put it in the VA shaft just for fun.

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Agree with others on Cobra, their new stuff is typically 50-100$ less than other "major" oems

 

In Canada their driver is 599 --everyone else is 699 pretty much

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Cobra Radspeed XB tour length 9 w/ PX Hzrdus RDX Smoke Black 80
Cobra F9 Tour 13.5 w/PX Hzrdus Smoke Black 70
Titleist TS3 Hybrid 20 w/ PX Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
Cobra King Forged TEC 4-GW w/Nippon Modus 130

Cobra King MIM Black 56 and 60 wedges w/ Modus 130

SGC #002 flow neck 385g

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Last year is the way to go. SIM, TS series and G410.

Dr. SIM 9° w/ Atmos black 6x

3 and 5 woods. SIM w/ old D+ 82x

Ui. X forged ut w/ project x 6.5

5 to pw. '14 TP MB w/ project x 6.5

Gw, sw. T20 w/ project x 6.5

Lw. Milled grind w/ dg s200

Putter. Odyssey OG 7s, 33 inches

Ball. Taylormade TP5x

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Mizuno ST190 or ST200 series can be found for a good price. 

Mizuno ST190 10.5° - Accra CS1 80
Titleist 915f 15° & 917f2 18° - Diamana 'ilima 80 
Srixon Z u65 20° & Z u45 23° - Nippon 950gh
Ping iBlades & Glide (5-P) - Nippon 1050gh
Vokey SM6 F 52° & SM7 D 58° - KBS Tour 115
Bettinardi Inovai 6.0 CTR

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Agree with the Tour Edge. I have the EXS 220 and like it a lot. Definitely gained a few yards over the F7 I was using. I had a hard time finding anything the past year that was better for me until I tried the Exs 220. The C721 is supposed to be an improved version so it give it a try. 

Driver- Tour Edge EXS 220

3W- Adam’s Tight Lies

3H- Cobra F8

Utility- Sub 70 699U 21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges - Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54, 58

Putter- Tour Edge HP series #1

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I would choose Cobra drivers and fairway woods. They're not bargain-basement, but the real-deal shaft offerings are a big plus. I'm a huge fan of the Fujikura Motore X F3, and I think between the F3 and the F1 there's an option that would suit a large range of players. I'm loving the Radspeed XB personally.

 

I've also found the Mizuno ST-Z fairway wood to be a good bargain. I like the adjustability a lot (I struggle to hit a 3-wood off the deck but can loft this up to 17* and have had much more success) plus, again, the Motore X F3 shaft. 

 

Not trying to shill for that particular shaft, but when you've found one that works really well for you and can get it without paying any extra, it does change the way you look at a club's value. I think that'd be true across the board for any brand that offers your ideal shaft, whatever that may be, as a stock option. 

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Another option I should of mentioned is Sub 70. They are a direct to consumer golf club company. They have fantastic clubs at really good prices. I have a set of their irons and their utility iron. My son has some of their clubs and loves them. The fairway woods have been reviewed very well. They have a new driver coming out any day now If it hasn’t come out yet. There customer service is excellent and they do a very good getting you the right fit over the phone. 

Driver- Tour Edge EXS 220

3W- Adam’s Tight Lies

3H- Cobra F8

Utility- Sub 70 699U 21 degree

Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW

Wedges - Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54, 58

Putter- Tour Edge HP series #1

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Ping G400 Max driver w/Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 5 wood w/Aldila Rogue Black 70S
Cobra (Lexi blue) F7 Hybrid w/Aldila Kuro Kage 80S
Ping G410 irons w/Recoil 95S
Ping Glide 55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110S
Ping Anser/Arna putter - the "real deal!"

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On 4/14/2021 at 7:30 PM, indianagolf2 said:

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Definitely Tour Edge for fwys.  They are low profile so easy to launch.
In the meantime while you’re searching pick up an Exotics XCG5 fwy for about $60 to hold you over.  They are the best ever made and way ahead of their time in technology.  It’s an all titanium head with a cup face.  According to tour edge tests at the time (2013) the CT is 250!!!   Low profile so super easy to launch off the deck.  

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MAVRIK 10.5*, FUJI PRO 53 STIFF
TEE XCG5 +3, 5, 7 Fwys 

MIZUNO JPX 921 HOT METAL PRO 6-GW
CALLAWAY MD 4 - 56*, 60*
TOULON AUSTIN STROKE LAB 33”
2020 TOUR B-RX (Fall/Winter)
2019 PROV1X (Summer)
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If you’re in northern Indiana, you are close to sub70... I really like the hybrid I got from them and have heard good things about their woods... they have a new driver coming.

 

PXG is definitely up their on the best value side right now... it’s actually fairly insane.

 

the best time to by a cheaper OEM driver is in the fall... you can still order custom but they will have discounted everything to move inventory.

 

Another suggestion that is within your parameters but a little goofy... Ping.

 

the biggest upside for a new ping driver is it doesn’t tank in value. You likely won’t find a new one “cheap” but you can get back 80-90% of what you paid for it for the next year.

As of 1/24/21

9 Callaway Mavrk Sub Zero with RipX

13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha 

18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce V2

4 Utility Sub70 699u 22 degree Proforce V2

5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400

6-GW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0

Sub70 286 54

Sub70 JB Low Bounce 58

SeeMore milled Tri-Mallet fit and built at SeeMore 

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