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Shufdog

Cleveland Black Pearl Sand Wedge

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Kind of like people that buy expensive cameras thinking it will take a better picture?

Exactly

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To Zod's point, I have had two sets of clubs my entire life. I play with guys that always buy the latest and greatest. Some are awesome and some struggle with the same things I do. My sand wedge is the same wedge I have had since I was 13. I can carve that sand like a knife through hot butter. I'm not good enough to keep adjusting to new equipment. The one exception is my driver. The new drivers they are producing nowadays make a huge difference.

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It's almost always the Indian and not the Arrow.

There's a guy here in my office who must spend $10K a year on equipment, and he can barely break 90.

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I agree... clubs are only going to make minor differences to most golfers. The one exception is if you just have the flat out wrong equipment, such as a low degree driver and you hit the ball really low already...

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Yeah, my new set of irons is only 4-AW and a SW I bought separately. I play with a fade (and sometimes slice) but I've been working on it. These irons are much easier to hit than my previous irons, but the 4 and 5 irons I still have to work hard at to keep from slicing.

I still think we need to have a huddle golf tourney. Somebody set that up.

I can set us up at Cape Fear National at a discounted rate (cheaper than the normal group/tourney rate) through my GM, if we actually find a few people who are willing to contribute.

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I can set us up at Cape Fear National at a discounted rate (cheaper than the normal group/tourney rate) through my GM, if we actually find a few people who are willing to contribute.

I'm all for it... we'd just have to get all these Charlotte boys to come down.

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That's a long way to go to play golf! Remember when all the caddies showed up at the pool in Caddieshack? That's how I would picture group from here showing up at a golf course! :lol:

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He wants the 588 with 52deg. loft. Are you saying I will need to have it ordered?

No, you should be able to find these on the web just about anywhere. But here's the deal...

... a 52 degree is not a sand wedge, it's a gap wedge. A 52 degree wedge can/is very difficult to play from the sand unless said player is very accustomed and used to playing a 52 from the sand. May not seem like it, but those 3-4 degrees are a petty significant difference.

Typical lofts:

Pitching wedges: 46-50 degrees

Gap wedges: 50-54 degrees

Sand wedges: 55-58 degrees

Lob wedges: 58-64 degrees

TGW.com (The Golf Warehouse) has the 588 52 Black Pearl in stock for $139.95. They also have all the 588 Black Pearl wedges from 46 to 64 degrees (in 2 degree increments)

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Maybe he wants a gift card to the Gold Club too?

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Gift card... Then he can buy exactly what he wants...

I would like a Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 3 wood... Used is fine... Thanks Shuf!

Have you tried the Rocketballz 3 wood yet. That thing is Super Hot!

I also upgraded my irons last year to the TaylorMade 2.0 burners and noticed an incredible difference in yardage from my old pings.

I then picked up a Rocketballz driver and I'm very pleased with it also. Next upgrade for me is the 3 wood.

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Have you tried the Rocketballz 3 wood yet. That thing is Super Hot!

I also upgraded my irons last year to the TaylorMade 2.0 burners and noticed an incredible difference in yardage from my old pings.

I then picked up a Rocketballz driver and I'm very pleased with it also. Next upgrade for me is the 3 wood.

I have not hit a Rocketballz driver or 3 Wood... would like to, just haven't got the chance.

I got those new irons last year and those are the only "new" clubs I've ever bought. My dad, whom I affectionately refer to as "the golf pimp" has a serious addiction to buying golf clubs, so usually I try out and swipe his extras that are usually used...

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I took 2012 off from the game and will be back next year. After a 2011 that saw me post one of my best scores ever at Greensboro National, a course I'm not all that familiar with, my game went to crap. If it wasn't for gravity I couldn't hit grass. Knees are shot, back was bothering me....

...so I'm getting healthy again. Lose about 15-20, get back down to about 240 and start swinging again. Once I get comfortable on the range and I find the lost swing, I'm getting a Rocketballz driver. I'm still hitting an R-7 that I absolutely crush and love. It's hard to give 'em up if they do well for ya.

...and I will host a golf outing for those that don't mind driving a short distance to play on a private course.

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