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I just had to.
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:29:58 PM »

Go to the Estrogen Festival that was Ladies Night at Golf Galaxy @ Robinson. I got there with a girlfriend of mine whom I am trying to convert but she is pleading finances and life getting in the way (sacrilege!), and there's this almost 15 yard line of women of an average age of 45. I feel young and fresh, and wait for 10 minutes till the doors opened.

It didn't start well. I was three people behind the last woman that received a freebies bag. I could really use the Callaway Hex (I think) balls and the Golf for Women Magazine which I'd buy anyway at some point - other than that, they were offering some Precept balls that I already own (and that they gave away later in the evening anyway) and a page of coupons that I couldn't use anyway.

So I have this coupon for $75 bucks off any set of irons or full. My initial idea was to persuade my girlfriend to invest in a beginners 7 club set, for which she'd end up paying something like 25 bucks plus tax. She didn't want to. I admitted defeat and started thinking how could I take advantage of said coupon.

Meanwhile, they are drawing numbers for the raffle, and I of course won't win anything. (I wish I had my mother with me, she ALWAYS wins something every freaking time). I try a couple of drivers (a TaylorMade and a Cobra), but their tee is so low that I can't hit worth *feces*.

Enter Aske. He battles valiantly among the forces of estrogen and together we cruise the used clubs section. Since I can't get the Nike Combo Pro set, I focus on another iron set. I even try the 5, 7 and PW on the simulator, and hit a couple of really good 7 and 5, and a pretty good PW. Might as well buy them, right?

Which I did, and it only costed 50 bucks, and their you have it, my new set of irons,  Bridgestone Precept, Tour Premium Forged irons fitted with Nippon 950 shafts and brand new grips. Whoever bought those must have barely played them more than a couple of months. No complains here. More iron love for me.

Updates when I take the babies to the course and play with them as appropriately. The Sal is finally overgrowing the huge cavity back iron set for ladies that everyone (but everyone) thinks she needs. Maybe a couple of years ago, but certainly not today. Ask Aske about his opinion too.

Woot!  Grin Grin
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Re: I just had to.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 12:18:21 AM »

... and there you have it, my new set of irons,  Bridgestone Precept, Tour Premium Forged irons fitted with Nippon 950 shafts and brand new grips.
"Now, isn't that an awful lot of club for you, little lady?  There ain't even no pink or teal on those Precepts!"
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 03:01:11 AM »

Sal, you got a bargain there!!!!.......Good on you!!!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007, 04:43:54 AM »

... and there you have it, my new set of irons,  Bridgestone Precept, Tour Premium Forged irons fitted with Nippon 950 shafts and brand new grips.
"Now, isn't that an awful lot of club for you, little lady?  There ain't even no pink or teal on those Precepts!"

*happydance*
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 08:31:33 AM »

lol, well, time will tell on whether she digs the shafts or they'll get redone down the line,  but the clubheads are definitely what she needs-  much more like the old nike forged wedges she inherited from me and has learned to hit very well.  she can even hold greens on little low 20-30 yard pitches now,  which she couldn't do with her old cavity back , high bounce, no spin from the box wedges.    of course, the nippons are remarkably soft for their nominal flex, and the other issue she has been having a lot lately i think is that the cavity backs (with ultra light flexy graphite)  while getting some good distance,  were very inconsistent and also horribly suited for playing anything other than a full swing shot.

anyways, fingers x'd.  the first few swings with them at the store looked great.



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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2007, 08:35:39 AM »

and yes, they do look like they are practically unused for a club that came out what... 5 years ago?  i think they originally retailed for $700+, and still fetch $150-$200 on ebay for far more used looking sets.


will try to get some pix of em on here tonight...



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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 10:23:12 AM »

Nice sticks!  Those are sweet.  Cool

Are they the CB model or non?



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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 10:35:01 AM »

Nope, they're not the CB ones.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007, 10:39:31 AM »

Cool.  Are you gonna get ironcovers to protect those forged beauties or leave em free?
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007, 10:58:09 AM »

they're  small CB with a big muscle'ish portion on the bottom head
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2007, 12:11:11 PM »

Cool.  Are you gonna get ironcovers to protect those forged beauties or leave em free?

I might, but I have a tendency to lose those..
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 02:09:52 PM »

Very nice, Sal!  Cool Cool
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2007, 02:14:13 PM »

Cool. Cool
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2007, 03:06:13 PM »

Off to the range. Back with updates.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007, 03:08:08 PM »

Have fun!
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