Should You Buy Clone Golf Clubs

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Should You Buy Clone Golf Clubs, more golf QnA from marks AskGolfGuru mobile app for iPhone and android devices. This time Mark is talking golf clubs and if copy or clone golf clubs are a good buy. Play your best golf with Mark’s simple and easy to follow golf ansers to your golfing questions.

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  1. In my personal experience, getting clubs second hand from your local golf store is the way to go, I've got some great bargains, including a TourEdge Exotics 3 wood and a Scotty Cameron putter second hand, incredibly the Scotty cost me €60 and that included getting a new putter grip! Advice would be to scan your shops for some decent looking clubs, ,maybe even trade your old club in against it to get that little bit more off the price!!

  2. What you mean to say is that Nordica Golf do an excellent job stealing the technology developed by other companies who spend the time effort and money to develop golf clubs.

  3. I bought over four years ago a set of cheap dunlops from sports direct the only club I have replaced is mt driver and hybrids thats it cost me lessthan £150 for the set and still going strong.

  4. I use "clone" clubs
    i have "titleist AP2 710"
    i bought them 4 years ago for 300$
    I was 21 HCP now I'm 5 HCP
    after 2 years I had to change a shaft because in longer clubs it bends and of course grips
    My friend also have AP2 but from real Titleis and his clubs was a litle bit softer but margin difference
    myebay I got the ones that propere made or they are all well made
    Im not shure
    during this 4 years with this clubs I made 2 hole in one's i won several golf turnaments in my region

  5. I got my first half golf set as a 54 Hcp. 5 wood, 5 iron, 7 iron, 9 iron, SW and putter in something called Dynacraft. I played that until around 25, then got a full set, from Driver, 3 wood, 3, 4, 6, 8 and PW. And played with that untill I got to hcp 4.5, then Switched to my very lovly Titleist 960 MB Blades 2-PW. I kept the woods another couple of years before evertually buying Titleist woods as well. My point is, that second hand clubs, or less perfect clubs will bring you a long way. And its more in the player than the equipment.

  6. My philosophy regarding knock offs: After all the talk lately about "lofting up" I purchased a 12 degree TaylorMade clone from Diamond Tour Golf. It set me back less than $100 with custom grip and shaft. If lofting up improved my tee shots dramatically I would consider purchasing the brand name club. Well, it  has. Remarkably. Demonstrably. Lockey-tastically!!! So I ordered their 3+ wood and a 5 wood, also TaylorMade clones and got both for under $100. I'm now in for about 2 bills and totally stoked with the results. (Reached two par 5's in two last week with the 3 wood.) I'm sold on the concept. I still can't afford, what, about $800 to replace them with the real thing. But I can start looking in the bins and on-line with some confidence that the technology is going to work for me. Last year I spent $40 on a custom built belly putter from the same company. I don't really game it but, again, the clone allowed me to experiment with the latest tech and not break the bank. PS Not pimping Diamond Tour, there are all kinds of clones out there.

  7. hireko, monark, diamondgolf, and csg are all good quality components. the shafts from csg are top notch with good prices. i've made clubs for over 25 years, and back up every club and shaft.

  8. First off your not correct, If the Grips on not installed correctly that is because they are putting grips on .580 butt with a .600 grip, second, if you get cheap equipment, crap shafts, then yes. and No if you break a iron that is because they tried to loft and lie them out of the +/- 3*.  so no clone clubs build correctly or custom built will play like, Hit like and act like name brand clubs without the name brand price.

  9. I have Hireko Acer XS Pro and I'm pretty satisified with them. Not forgiving enough for me maybe at 22 hcp but I like the small face and I know a few low handicappers who think they are great for the price. I think I will learn to like them more as I progress.

  10. I have a whole bag of Dunlop clubs, they are cheaper and definitely within my budget! I  have no issues with them, as I don't really play golf that often, maybe 3 or 4 times a year and that's it.

  11. I personally think getting brand name clubs used is the best of both worlds…you get the quality of the brand names at the price of new cloned clubs. In most cases, it's cheaper than new clones. Stay away from counterfeits at all costs.

  12. When I guy repeatedly says, "To be honest with you" or his eyes are rolling all over the place…..he is lying. I been playing this game for over 55 years and I've had the top of the line and I have played "off brands". I been playing Pinemeadow golf clubs for the last 4 years and I wouldn't trade them for anything. "Name Brand" is just another way of saying Rip-Off.

  13. One other thing, Golf Guru, I searched "Pinemeadow Golf Clubs" and you are 3rd on the list when this video has nothing specific about Pinemeadow stuff. Yet, there are other titles below you with Pinemeadow in the title. You guys are corporate stooges!

  14. Mark is correct but personally I would recommend anyone who has a limited budget to seek out a smaller manufacturer who has been trading and is known. All manufacturers heads are now made in the far east eg China Taiwan Japan and providing your golf head is made of the same metals as the big brands and your recommended shaft is genuine then go for it. I do however recommend suppliers who ask you the right questions eg swing speed, wrist to floor in inches or cms and your height. Its even better to visit such suppliers to have your set of irons or driver or full set custom fitted. You will save quite considerably providing the supplier uses good heads and shafts. Think about it Mark states that one pays the high prices to the Taylor mades and Pings of this world to ensure future R@D and whilst I ageee that some of the money does go in this direction a lot of it is wasted on high overhead advertising and pro endorsement fees.One has to remember the Chinese manufacturers have the finest casting and metal forging skills and machinery and its only natural for the same manufacturers to make their own heads. To conclude there are many companies today who buy quality heads from China and do self branding and in addition use shafts and grips from reputable manufacturers, and do a first class custom making service or just sell iron sets and metal woods every bit as good as the big named brands.

  15. I just have i quick question because I have recently got into golf. Is global golf a good and trusted site to buy from? I’m looking at a few used clubs on there that I would like to buy if I know I’m getting the real deal

  16. I've used several different clubs from the diamondtour website – made by Turner and Integra. Good results with all that I've bought from them. I switched to a full hybrid set a few years back. Picked up a 7 hybrid in a line that I liked and tested it out. Liked the way the 7 played, so ordered matching clubs to finish out the set. Much more forgiving for me. Don't get to play/practice as much as I would like, so their forgiveness is a big help to me!