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What's the best value out there right now?
I'd like to hear opinions as to what the best value in discontinued clubs is in the market right now.

What I mean by that is often when manufacturers "upgrade" a model line, the "old" model is discounted to move it off the shelves, and consequently GREAT equipment can be had for a fraction of its original price. This seems to apply almost universally across all manufacturers. Personally, I think this is the best way to buy golf equipment, as you typically get 1 (or 2) year old technology at 50-75% off.

To give you a few examples, the Nike Ignite driver can be had for under $200 (and likely less) now that the Sasquatch is availble. Same thing for the Ping G2 once the G5 came out.

My personal favorite is the MacGregor Eye-O-Matic M42 driver--it was the predecessor to the MacTec NVG, and was sold originally for $350 or so. I picked one up last year for $40 brand new with headcover. Great titanium driver, with a Graphite Design YS-6 shaft, for the cost of a box of ProV's.

There are other deals out there...as I need I hybrid (or 2) I'm hoping that the price of the Nike CPR will drop now that the Slingshot hybrids are out. Same with the original Taylor Mades now that they're pushing the duals.

So--anyone have some great deals they know of in the discontinued equipement category? I'm all ears!
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I don't think you can go wrong with the R540/580XDs and the original rac )S irons are great as well.

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With the release of Cleveland's CG1's, the 588's are a bargain, although I think they might be still available. I just picked up a 588 53 & 60 gunmetal for $50/ea, brand new in plastic.

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some of the best deals out there i would say are:

 

driver: taylormade 540/580/540xd/580xd and ignite 410/460 (although not as good of a deal as the taylormade)

 

woods: taylormade v-steel

 

irons: nike pro combo (2004)

 

wedges: nike forged wedges

 

all of these you kind find new at many golf shops and more so online for great deals, and these clubs are just as good as anything currently on the market

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Hard to go wrong with the Callaway 454 driver, ultra forgiving, and under 200 on EBAY brand new.

Driver: Ping G425 Max 10.5  Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 Stiff
Wood: Ping G425 5 & 7 Wood  Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 75 Stiff

Irons: Ping i59 4-PW PING AWT 2.0 Stiff
Wedges: Ping Glide Pro Forged 50/SS/54/SS 60/TS PING Z-Z115 Wedge
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Taylormade 200 Steel Fairway woods are still exceptional woods. I've tried a lot of the newer models but I keep going back to my 200 steel 3 wood. You can get them pretty cheap on ebay.

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I would have to say the best price/performance will likely come from TaylorMade's original R510, R540, R580 (NON-CONFORMING) drivers. These are the true "hot faces", (.860 COR), so be aware these are illegal for USGA Tournament Play, but OK for R&A Tournament Play. Of course, none of that matters to the weekend golfer who is looking for a little extra distance.

 

The R510 and R540 are medium-sized heads and therefore easier to square at impact than a huge 460cc supersized head. The (330cc) R510 in particular is a very workable driver with a super solid feel that a better player will really like. The (350cc) R540 is more shallow-faced and aimed more at the medium handicapper but very nice just the same. At 400cc I consider the R580 a large head even by today's standards, but it was designed as a higher launch clubhead for high handciappers and differs from the others in that it has the lines on the top of the crown to guide the takeaway. (Just like the older TM 360 driver and the 200 series FW woods). I personally don't like that, so I avoided the R580 non-conforming drivers..

 

If you hurry, these (3) non-conforming heads can still be found brand new on ebay at rock bottom prices. In fact Rock Bottom Golf was the name of one of the Power Sellers selling these at Christmas time 2005. They had a bunch of brand new ones with factory installed ProForce-65 shafts. Some actually went as low as $80 back then. Of course, at prices that low, you can always afford to install the premium shaft of your choice.

 

I picked up several myself at Christmas time since I had a few spare 757 Speeder pullouts needing a home. I found both the 9.5* R510 N/C and the 8.5* R540 N/C equipped with 45" 757 Speeders to be as long as anything I have ever hit and that includes some of TM's latest TM Tour Drivers. The R510 is actually infinitely more workable, however...and just slightly larger than the R500 Tour. ;) Sleeper deals, IMO!

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Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
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Got a Cleveland Laucher 460 for $95.00!!! Oh it is brand new, still on the wraps!!! Joeleighs is the Ebay ID that i got my launcher!!!

 

 

Not sure who this JoeLeighs guy is, but he always has good prices on pretty much anything you'd want. Back when I was playing Ben Hogan everything, I did some business with this guy. Smooth transaction.

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The best deal I've seen in a while was the Adams Tight Lies (original) 4 wood (in graphite) that I just bought for my father in law. Wal-Mart had them for $9 new.

 

Not a new club, not necessarily a great club, but an incredible deal, I must say.

 

More along the proline, I'd say the 905T for $199 at Discount Dan's (in any shaft and loft combo).

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Just bought a brand new Nike T-60 17 degree 4 wood with stiff steel from a reputable EBAY powerseller - $59.99 + $11.99(shipping) = $72.00 to my door. There are still a few of them available as of this weekend, all brand new with the steel shaft - 3,4 & 5 woods.

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