G'day all, I'm a 50 year old just getting back into golf (never been any good) and really enjoying it. I'm currently playing with a set of X Tec which i think i bought on ebay 10 to 15 years ago new for around $200 and want to up grade. I only want to spend 300 to 350 on a set of irons as i have a newish bag and a r7 driver and a couple fairway woods (3 and 5) I've had mixed responses whether or not to buy a new set to $350 or buy a quality used set for the same price, so any advice and opinions would be much appreciated. All though i do not yet have a handicap i would estimate it would be around 20 to 25. Not bad short game but struggling for accuracy on long holes.
These are the irons I am currently looking at !!! (opinions please )
They all look in good nic and the one brand new set?
Wilson 1200 aprox 8 years old 3 to sw
Nike vrs covert 2.0 4 to pw 4 or 5 years old
cleveland 588tt 4 to pw not sure of age but look pretty good
Brand new Spalding True Black 6 to sw plus 460 driver, 4 and 5 hybrids and a 3 wood
Any thoughts ?
Hi TBH and welcome to ISG also known as 'The Asylum". You will work that out for yourself if you stick around long enough.
There are others on here that are far more well placed to advise you in regard to clubs, but my 2c worth is;
Wilson 1200. Not sure which ones you are talking about because these Wilson have had sets of 1200 clubs (Reds, GE's, GC's DX's etc) since the late 80's and have been upgraded with design changes. Wilson clubs themselves are very much underrated I feel. These would be a good starting point for you dependent upon price. They are/were very forgiving and very much in the Game Improvement category of clubs. If they are around the 8 to 10 year old range then they would have been around the $400 mark brand new, so personally I would not be paying any more than $100 to $150 tops for these in good nick.
Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 Good game improvement cavity backs aimed at the mid handicapper, which is where you put yourself and a solid launching pad to help lower your handicap ( with a heap of game time and practice of course) Price range of around the $250 mark dependent on condition.
Cleveland 588tt. Not for you just yet I would think. These are more of a players iron and might be a tad out of your league at present.
Spalding True Black. They would make great garden stakes.
Good Luck on your venture back into the madness that is golf.
PS... Where are you based and play your golf??
Edited by Commish, 30 May 2018 - 07:45 PM.