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So the last couple of years i've been trying non-mainstream brands, starting with PXG and now Sub70. I really love the Sub70s but already feel like i want to buy some Haywoods just to see.

 

I have PXG woods that i really like and hit super well. So of course i need to buy something new

 

Are there boutique brands that offer good woods? (i'm aware sub 70 does and am considering those). Nobody at my club expects me to have mainstream OEMs anymore, it's kind of my thing

 

Requirements:

 

Must have left handed options

Must ship to Canada

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7 minutes ago, MtlJeff said:

So the last couple of years i've been trying non-mainstream brands, starting with PXG and now Sub70. I really love the Sub70s but already feel like i want to buy some Haywoods just to see.

 

I have PXG woods that i really like and hit super well. So of course i need to buy something new

 

Are there boutique brands that offer good woods? (i'm aware sub 70 does and am considering those). Nobody at my club expects me to have mainstream OEMs anymore, it's kind of my thing

 

Requirements:

 

Must have left handed options

Must ship to Canada

Have a look at TSG for some japanese woods. New level are akso meant to launching some, but who knows if they will do left handed. 

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7 minutes ago, Andysp said:

Tokomo might soon have something. I don’t know anything about it though.

 

 

 

Takomo would very much interest me, but like New Level not a lot of lefty stuff historically

 

I checked Krank but they don't have lefty fairways.

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OK.....So, TOUR EDGE has lefty stuff and offer Tensei Raw White as a stock shaft

 

Should we just lock this one up and say C722 driver and E722 fairway?

 

They seem to have a distributor in Canada

 

Jeff is getting excited!

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8 minutes ago, MtlJeff said:

OK.....So, TOUR EDGE has lefty stuff and offer Tensei Raw White as a stock shaft

 

Should we just lock this one up and say C722 driver and E722 fairway?

 

They seem to have a distributor in Canada

 

Jeff is getting excited!

Well I do not consider Tour Edge  a boutique club maker, since they have a 

lengthy history of making clubs.

That said, they do make some fantastic clubs, at a very good price. Their equipment flat out  performs .

An excellent choice , that deserves your consideration.



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2 minutes ago, puttingmatt said:

Well I do not consider Tour Edge  a boutique club maker, since they have a 

lengthy history of making clubs.

That said, they do make some fantastic clubs, at a very good price. Their equipment flat out  performs .

An excellent choice , that deserves your consideration.

 

Ok cool thanks, yeah just lesser known here, I've actually never seen them used in person

 

I know theyve been on GD hot lists and stuff 

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No.

 

Unlike irons which are pretty basic and can be churned out on a CNC easily for a DTC brand - woods require TONS of R&D and are full of patented technology and processes. They’re all multi process and multi material heads which are not in the slightest cost effective in small runs. 
 

the cheap stuff you see from DTC brands and others like hereko golf is all old tech being pumped out by factories overseas that are tooled up for those old processes and just keep making them with slight tweaks and colors etc 

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9 hours ago, third-times-a-charm said:

No.

 

Unlike irons which are pretty basic and can be churned out on a CNC easily for a DTC brand - woods require TONS of R&D and are full of patented technology and processes. They’re all multi process and multi material heads which are not in the slightest cost effective in small runs. 
 

the cheap stuff you see from DTC brands and others like hereko golf is all old tech being pumped out by factories overseas that are tooled up for those old processes and just keep making them with slight tweaks and colors etc 

 

That makes sense. I feel like Tour Edge is exactly what I was looking for. Kind of a lesser known brand that I've never used before but has enough cred with woods to be trusted

 

Gonna give them a go

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@MtlJeff if you can play 11* in a bonded hosel the Wishon 919THI would be a good option. 

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7 minutes ago, jvincent said:

@MtlJeff if you can play 11* in a bonded hosel the Wishon 919THI would be a good option. 

 

I actually owned a Wishon 919 a few years back. Nice club! I checked them out again I think they didn't have a lot of fairway options 

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While I'm sure TEE isn't really a "boutique" maker, they aren't readily available and you rarely see new stuff, or any at all around.  So while the OP hasn't any experience with them, I think that is a far better bet than going with a new release from the makers that have just come out. 

 

Irons and wedges are one thing, getting into 1st gen woods and having decent shaft offerings (without bad up charges) is a nice thing.

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11 hours ago, MtlJeff said:

 

That makes sense. I feel like Tour Edge is exactly what I was looking for. Kind of a lesser known brand that I've never used before but has enough cred with woods to be trusted

 

Gonna give them a go

Tour Edge (T.E.E.) has a cult following here in the US for their woods specifically the fairways. I’ve tried the drivers in the past and they were very good and very under rated. I have a buddy that is in Love with them and almost always has over 50% of his bag with their clubs. 

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On 10/2/2022 at 2:30 PM, MtlJeff said:

Nobody at my club expects me to have mainstream OEMs anymore, it's kind of my thing

 

Didn't Callaway once send you on an all-expenses paid trip to Torrey Pines to get free Callaway clubs? 

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2 hours ago, PowderedToastMan said:

Didn't Callaway once send you on an all-expenses paid trip to Torrey Pines to get free Callaway clubs? 

 

They did! And i bought several Callaway clubs after that , and have nothing against them. Good folk those Callaway dudes

 

Anyone who wants mainstream stuff i'd highly recommend them

 

I'm a hipster now though

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