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Matt Chapple says:

I only buy my clubs discounted or second-hand. Clubs are so expensive and my game has changed now I’ve moved on from your basic bottomline Wilson Staff clubs.

Jeff Eilers says:

Rick, can you do some more of these testings or those manufacturer specific “years of driver” comparisons with Rob Potter or another mid capper? I think those results would be very beneficial to many of your viewers.

Frank Ling says:

Seems a bit of a misleading review, in their days all were a quality driver, would prefer to see new drivers under £150…

Joe Dubiel says:

I would like to also mention an area that perhaps you might be interested in reviewing would be some of the places that make the clone clubs such as Diamond tour golf. I purchased a 5 hybrid from them that is supposed to be like the Callaway xr hot hybrid I believe. It is one of the most amazing clubs in my bag. I call it the most reliable club in my bag. I bought it about 4 years ago. Also bought a driver cloned after the Ping G driver. That has turned out well too. Straightened out my drives very nicely. I was using a Callaway Hyper X at the time with mixed results and the Diamond tour Ping G clone put me on track and did it for about 67 dollars brand new. 🙂 I also have a 9 Wood and 7 Wood that are Ping clones from them as well. Absolutely love them. This is an area that is almost never reviewed but I think is worth getting a look at. Cheers Rick. Spider Dubiel 🙂

Cam Channell says:

I agree with this 100%!! I bought my entire set used by piecing it together. I shopped carefully and found clubs in really great shape, some of them looked pretty much brand new. I bought the wedges individually (P, A, S, L). The irons in a set (4-9). And the rest individually. A 3 wood, 4 hybrid and a driver. And they all match. Taylormade Rocketballz. My driver was $85 and in great shape. I put the entire set together (with a matching Taylormade bag) for just over $500. I recently went and tested all the latest against my driver. The new PING, Calloway, Taylormade, etc . . . I consistently hit my Rocketballz just as far and consistent as the brand new $400+ drivers. So saving the money and putting it into lessons is very much a smart move, especially since I am very much an average golfer. Thanks for putting this video together Rick!! Keep up the great content!!

knuckleballerz says:

Hey rick I have some old Minzuno blades irons tour proven wanna try them out ?

Dylan Midkiff says:

If you have a good swing, almost any club regardless of price will do you well.

dpardo74 says:

A week of lessons with a golf instructor was the best golf investment I ever made. Now, I go back twice a year for 4 to 5 days to fine tune my game and my playing partners are speechless when I hit a great drive 250 straight down the middle or consistently hit my irons.The game of golf is not about the brand of clubs you show up with. You can’t buy the game. You can, however, buy a quality set of clubs that will meet your needs for years to come and make the sport a little bit easier. I always recommend to my friends buy at least 2 yrs old used clubs. If you buy a cheaper boxed set, the driver and 3 woods usually are made up of cheaply made graphite shafts or titanium “composite ” heads that dent or fly off within the first year. Avoid first tee embarrassment and save hundreds of dollars by buying used from a reputable company such as Callaway pre-owned or 2nd Swing Golf.

Usee says:

The Ping G 20 is a driver, that even I can hit from the deck – way better than the G 30…

justin palmer says:

Compared my old Nike Pro Combo OS irons that cost 100 pounds with the latest Callaway Apex Pro irons and could see zero advantage changing

Paul Martin Productions says:

Just bought a titleist 910 3hybrid for under £30!!! In good condition as well

Kim Nathan Inwon says:

1. I want you to test ALL the shafts and what differences they can make.

2. Yes. I recently bought Wilson Staff Triton at $77 as new with rogue shaft. It’s a steal.

Thanks for the video!

redlinejcw says:

Great vid. I just got a second hand Taylormade M1 430 for $100. Best driver I’ve ever owned. Huge step up from my previous driver and at a bargain.

Kabir Chawla says:

I’d like to see the same video but in other types of clubs. Keep it up rick!

Grant Mather says:

please see if you can find & test The Judge driver. can’t remember who made it but it was long in the mid 90’s

Jordan Price says:

Strike???? So sure it just proves if you don’t hit the right part of the club face it could go anywhere

Eric Moody says:

I would like to know if old irons (4 or 5 years old) really do lose backspin due to ageing. This would help answer the question if I should get new clubs due to grooves being worn down. If both blades are clean (old vs new) how big of difference in backspin is there. Should you get a set of new irons after the 4 or 5 year mark? Thanks Rick

Segelmange says:

Brilliant test! 🙂 So what about the equvalient irons? Are they also worth procuring second hand?

TheCabaxi says:

Ping G20

Colin Cooper says:

golf clubs are like cars they lose a hell of a lot of money when you take them out of the shop /showroom but are still good although secondhand .Let someone else take the hit as long as they have not been abused they should be as good as they were originally rated. Perhaps you can do the cheaper end of the market for us plebs next time. colin cooper

John Ray says:

Rick, will you be testing the new Taylormade RBZ Black? Was a fan of the older version, and wonder how the new one performs.

TexasTalk1846 says:

The drivers over the past 5 yrs are all good. You just have to know which type of weighting works for you. Drivers that are weighted closer to the front like Taylormade and Callaway or those weighted towards the back like Ping and Titeist and knowing what lofts work best for those types of weighting.

Q C says:

Bought a Callaway X HOT Driver and it was definitely a upgrade to my Cleveland Hi-Bore.  Have you ever tested the Mizuno’s? I know you talk about getting fitted a lot but I really don’t know what I should be asking them. All they do is hand me different clubs and say how does that feel…

4ndy123 says:

Ping i25 9/10
Condition bought for £88 on eBay 9 months ago.

TalkyMcTalkFace says:

How about an old versus new distance test using the cream of the generational crop. Persimmon 1 wood using a multi layered ball versus a low spin modern driver using a 60’s Dunlop 65 or Penfold. See which makes the distance difference club or ball technology.

Gavin Duff says:

I still use my old titleist 905 10.5 Reg shaft that I got when I started playing and I fooking love it .. when I’m playing well it’s my favourite club in the bag 270/280 yards fairly straightish lol will be hanging onto it for a while yet 🙂

Ture Nyman says:

I bought an R9 460 for $50 on eBay an absolutely love it!!! I did spend some money to get the shaft specs where I wanted them afterwards but I still saved somewhere around $300

Fats and Thins Golf says:

Great vlog Rick, cheers. Looking at upgrading my driver now with a second hand model!

Tony Hansson says:

I want to believe that if I buy new golf clubs I’m following developments. And I hope manufacturers are looking for better and more forgiving products that can help my game. Then the look is also important to me. If I like, I buy 🙂

edwin lambley says:

Virtually all club golfers would do better spending money having their grips replaced, lie & loft set up for them plus taking lessons from a “Good” teaching pro rather than spending daft money on new clubs. Some of the prices are now barking & we will see changing of equipment slowing down. This might not be a bad thing for the club pro as I suspect the vast amount of equipment is purchased from Large retailers. An opportunity will exist to build up their teaching clientele IF they can promote themselves & their services.

Jakob Nordin says:

I picked up a Cobra ZL last year for 70 GBP and am now doing a repaint due to the previous owners skyballs. It’s looking sharp and I hit balls as far as you do with any of your tested drivers. I’m putting the money I saved into more practice on the range so I can learn to master the club. I think most people buy new clubs far to often, resulting in them never realy learning how to use the club.

Parveez Aslam Aarif says:

Hey Rick!!! I’m an Indian from the South of India…I am really in need of buying second hand clubs….. But the guys can’t ship them all the way through the UK to my place. So is there any other alternative to Golf Bidder regarding second hand clubs?

Rick Shiels Golf says:

So guys, tell me… have you ever bought a second hand club? Have you found any bargains?

Let me know!

T Fargs says:

I’ve only used second hand clubs. I started golfing 3 years ago and had a titleist 910 driver. This summer I hit my longest drive with the club for a total of 314 yards. I work at a golf course and found a ping i25 head in amazing condition in the trash. I put a stock ping shaft in it for 36 dollars and went on to break my long drive with it hitting a 326 yard drive. It’s definitely worth more to improve your swing

Nishant Gurjer says:

Good Day Rick. Love the work you are doing. Could you test some of the Japanese Clubs like PRGR, Honma, Muira vs Taylormade,Callaway, Titleist.
I use a PRGR EGG 3 wood & get the same distance as a Taylormade M2 2016 driver.

David Waters says:

Having never had any “Top Brand” clubs, I decided to look on EBay at the beginning of the year for a named Driver. Found a very old, but unmarked Calloway Diablo. Won the auction at £29! Very pleased with increased distance and consistency.

Ron Robertson says:

Thanks for the great information (as usual) It is amazing when the manufacturers release the new drivers every year announcing NEW & IMPROVED. Makes you wonder what you paid $500 for last year….old & mediocre???? Have never bought a second hand driver but I will now. You can always resell it yourself and recoup your $100 if it doesn’t workout…right? Thanks for all you do.

N0d4chi says:

In general i dont think Golf Technology makes a lot of difference. The physics behind it just dont allow for huge improvements. Not to mention the regulations of the Golf Clubs. I dont think more expensive means better performance. Id like to know more about durability, if you could test really cheap golf clubs against the high end ones in this regard, it would be amazing.

Donald Mock says:

I never buy new. I purchased my Taylormade SLDR with the TP Shaft one year after release for $175.99 in Mint condition. (suggested retail $499.99) I use on-line retailers like GlobalGolf and always buy equipment in mint or excellent condition and save hundreds of dollars. Same for my Mizuno MP-53 irons and Titleist SM5 wedges.

Alix Kew says:

I picked up a sonartec 3 hybrid about 3 years ago for £20 pounds was amazing recently swapped to nike vr pro 3 iron for £10 and is awesome so definitely look at second hand

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