new clubs for 2021

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Looking forward to restart

Put a new shaft in the driver MIYAZAKI KAULA KORI all ready to go (might put the old one back in for the first couple of rounds though)

and bought a 'new to me' set of Ping I 25 irons.
 
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I'm pretty set to be honest, very happy with everything, the only thing I would maybe consider would be my wedges, I have the RTX 3's in 48, 52, 56 & 60, absolutely love them but they have a few years on them and would only consider changing for the RTX 4's, if I got a really good deal on them as 4 wedges won't be cheap
Clubhouse golf still have some RTX3s and their RTX4 price is very good

https://www.clubhousegolf.co.uk/acatalog/Cleveland-RTX-3-Black-Satin-Golf-Wedge.html#SID=485
 
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Only because the 7 iron head flew off and was replaced with a KBS Tour 90. The rest are Cleveland made Traction 85, which due to age may have also rusted.
odd shaft to replace it with

The traction 85 is a Nippon NS Pro 850 to the best of my memory (definitely a Nippon NS series)
What flex due you play.
 
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odd shaft to replace it with

The traction 85 is a Nippon NS Pro 850 to the best of my memory (definitely a Nippon NS series)
What flex due you play.
I was fitted for stiff irons.

I thought the traction 85 was a Cleveland made shaft. A club fitter at my place fitted the shaft, saying he couldn’t get the original shaft !

Maybe your knowledge is better than his. I thought the flight would be the same ?
 
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Ping g425 is now on YouTube. Not really sure about it. Looks forgiving but some negative comments about head speed. I suppose I will wait to see what else comes out and then decide if it’s worth looking or sitting tight.
 
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Ping g425 is now on YouTube. Not really sure about it. Looks forgiving but some negative comments about head speed. I suppose I will wait to see what else comes out and then decide if it’s worth looking or sitting tight.
I do quite like the look of the irons, will certainly test them up against the hoped for Mizuno 921's when I can eventually get a fitting sorted. I had Ping G15's a few years back, was actually playing my best golf ever with them. kind of regret changing them these days.
 
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As manufacturers are releasing new shinies, what new clubs are your wish list for this year?

i am thinking of binning my F9 3 wood and getting a Callaway (not sure which one yet) and i also like the look of the Odyssey 7 O works
so my 3 wood has been sold to golf bidder.

now to find a replacement
 
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I was fitted for stiff irons.

I thought the traction 85 was a Cleveland made shaft. A club fitter at my place fitted the shaft, saying he couldn’t get the original shaft !

Maybe your knowledge is better than his. I thought the flight would be the same ?
I remember trying to find out about that shaft when I had the 588TT's and never got to the bottom of it.:unsure:
 
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Cobra RAD irons for me I think. I bought a cheap beginners set in May 2020 (Wilson Profile XD) to see if I could get the Golf bug and I certainly have got it now so it's time to invest in some new clubs and drive my circa 22 handicap down this year when we're allowed out again. Only been playing since May last year and haven't even been for 20 rounds of Golf in my entire life yet due to Lockdowns etc.

Been doing some research on the RADs and you're looking at roughly an extra 15-20 yards on each club irrespective of whether you hit the sweet spot or not. I've got the Speedzone Driver from last year which, if I catch up sweetly enough, will carry about 250 and roll upto 270. Average is about a 230 yard carry mind so Driver doesn't need changing but the irons and putter definitely do.

And with the RADs I am wondering whether to go with the 4 iron or whether to invest in a 3 or 5 wood instead for those par 5's or short par 4's. Guess we'll have to see how my fitting goes and how I get on. Never been for a fitting before so need to do some research on that too so that I am not miss sold anything.
 
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Cobra RAD irons for me I think. I bought a cheap beginners set in May 2020 (Wilson Profile XD) to see if I could get the Golf bug and I certainly have got it now so it's time to invest in some new clubs and drive my circa 22 handicap down this year when we're allowed out again. Only been playing since May last year and haven't even been for 20 rounds of Golf in my entire life yet due to Lockdowns etc.

Been doing some research on the RADs and you're looking at roughly an extra 15-20 yards on each club irrespective of whether you hit the sweet spot or not. I've got the Speedzone Driver from last year which, if I catch up sweetly enough, will carry about 250 and roll upto 270. Average is about a 230 yard carry mind so Driver doesn't need changing but the irons and putter definitely do.

And with the RADs I am wondering whether to go with the 4 iron or whether to invest in a 3 or 5 wood instead for those par 5's or short par 4's. Guess we'll have to see how my fitting goes and how I get on. Never been for a fitting before so need to do some research on that too so that I am not miss sold anything.
Not to dampen your enthusiasm and I'm certain you'll notice some improvements compared to the Wilsons but I would be very, very weary of expecting to get an extra 15-20 yards per club. Unless there's a massive difference in loft between the Wilsons and the RADs I doubt you'll see much difference aside from more forgiveness and easier to launch, if you got an extra 10 yards I'd consider that a massive win.
 
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Having watched alot of the reviews from alot of different Pro's on the clubs - they were surprised to be getting the extra distance without doing an awful lot with the clubs or swinging faster. the 7 iron's loft is 27.5 I think and my current 7 iron is 35 so that's a fair amount of variance.

As you say though, even if its an extra 10 yards then it's a win.
 
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Wish Ping hadn't dropped into my inbox. Got an urge to hit these asap and could see a full bag change if they play as they look https://eu.ping.com/en-gb/
What's the notch in the heel of the irons for? (SiLH displays his total ignorance of golf club technology but guesses it's what's needed to be able to make them more or less upright at address?)
 
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