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Out of these choices, tell me the deals that are good or great, and the ones you think sound awful.  For an older beginner ready to get into the sport without breaking the bank.  Needs to hit straight with lots of forgiveness.

Big Bertha X-12.  4-SW.  Pretty good to great condition.  $249

Ping G20.  5-W.  Good condition.  $225.

Callaway Steelhead X-14. 3-SW.  New grips, pretty good condition.  $200.

Tommy Armour 845 the ones with black and gold on back.  Good to pretty good condition.  $90.

Taylormade RAC OS 3-9.  Good to pretty good condition.  $100.

Mizuno MX-20.  4-PW.  Good condition.  $140.

Callaway X-22.  6-PW.  Pretty good condition.   $196.

 

Many thanks.

 

 

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A store here has some Ping Eye 2 in great shape for $100.  Should I snag this deal?  3-PW.

You didn't mention your swing speed or what shafts each of these have.  I know you're a beginner, but this is no way to pick clubs.  

How far do you hit a 7 iron?   honestly, I’d be more concerned about shaft weight... can you hit them all? Just pick the set that looks good at address and feels great when you swing it.

The X-14 looks like a good deal but even in such a SGI clubhead you probably won't get much use out of the 3 and 4 irons. 

 

But of the sets you mention, I just love the Ping G20. Too bad that set doesn't have the U wedge and maybe even the S wedge. The U wedge in particular I really liked when I had G20's. 

 

It's really hard to imagine a more forgiving set of irons than the G20 while not being at all funky looking, other than the very wide soles. I'm a big fan of very wide sole irons for beginners and high handicappers.

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1 hour ago, Collegefbfan said:

Yeah, that part kind of gets me about swing speed.  I live in a pretty small town where we don’t have places to figure that stuff out close by.  All of the shafts are steel regular flex except one at is uniflex.  Thanks for the help.  I thought some people would choose the X-22’s.  

How far do you hit a 7 iron?

 

honestly, I’d be more concerned about shaft weight... can you hit them all? Just pick the set that looks good at address and feels great when you swing it.

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Pings or 845’s

The 845’s are a solid club that lends itself to a wide range of skill levels.  That would be a great club for very little cash.

The Pings are too wide a sole for some, but it too lends itself to a wide range of players and as already mentioned will retain value if you want out of them!

Both great clubs to start with IMO.

Callaway Epic Max with Tensei Blue Raw

TM Sim Max 5 wood with Ventus Blue

TM Sim Max 3 hybrid with Ventus Blue

TM M6 5 hybrid with Hzrdus 

Srixon ZX5 5i&6i with Recoil 95 F4

Srixon ZX7 7i- PW with Recoil 95 F4

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Get the X14 I know you have a budget and that set cover you through the sw but they will also be a great starter set 

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I’d go steelheads. Always remember, performance is great but take into consideration how it looks at address and the feel of them. 

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TaylorMade Aeroburner 15* Graphite Design BB6S

TaylorMade SLDR 20* Motore 8.3 Tour Spec X

Wilson Staff Blades Black Recoil 95S 4-Pw

Wilson Staff Model 52/56/64 TI X100

TaylorMade Ghost Tour Long Neck
Vice Pro+ Lime Green Goodness

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Damn, I wish I could find a set of Mizuno's for less than $200. I would have them already.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade M4 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 4-6 

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

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A. Due to COVID, probably not a lot of Golf Clinics available. These are sessions where beginners get together and learn different parts of the game. Costs are usually low because golf industry wants to "grow the game."

 

B. Any chance you could combine a beginner's lesson and club selection? Just a lesson or two can show you the basics. Self-taught golfers often develop bad habits that can make it hard to play well.  Golf shops often have slightly used sets you can try out before you buy. Make sure you don't get clubs that just don't work for you.

 

If A and B don't work, go with the Ping G irons. Only a few years old, and really launch the ball well.

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Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

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Even though I love the 845s, I don't think the ones you described are the original 1988 versions (no gold anywhere on the clubhead).  That being said, I'd get the X-14s for the best value for your dollar as they're tour proven clubs, forgiving, and you get more clubs (3-SW).

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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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