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PostSubject: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:56 pm

Hi,

What would you do if you lost an iron (say 7i) in the bag?

1. Find a replacement club + shaft.  If so, where to find it?
2. Find a replacement club + shaft of a different model.
3. Continue playing with 1 less club.
4. Sell the remaining irons.  (Really, would anyone buy a set with missing club?)
5. Others (pl elaborate)


Thanks and look forward to your advice and views.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:19 am

I don't think I can do without 7 iron....
Did you buy golf insurance?
Maybe you can call up the Local AD and check if you can get the list club replaced?
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:08 am

If i were to put myself in the scenario stated,

1) If my set is dated and time for a change, i would opt to take the opportunity to change the whole iron set
2) If the set is relatively new, replacement for the single iron should be available either off the dealer or off the net
3) If the set is old, but i am quite sure i will not be able to find the same feel on a new set. I will source for the whole set in the used market, either at second hand stores or in the online marketplace. The rest of the incomplete set I have with me will be for testing purposes, when I want to try out new shafts and combinations. Or in an event I lose my other single clubs.

However, it is weird for one to lose the mid irons. Given that you should be approaching at more than 100m. Unless you are experimenting with it for your green side chips. *which is what I am trying out. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:10 am

i would buy a replacement with the same shaft. i can find it quite easily at FESC for the ones I am using. There are tons of them there Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:34 am

the singaporean way would be to not accept imperfection and buy replacement iron for up to $250 per piece not including shipping.  

I may suggest though a more forgiving approach.  considering most of our greens in regulations are about 50 percent anyway with a full set of clubs. club up ( use 6 instead of 7) aim for center green all the time .  practise more short game  chipss and putt from off the green. 

funny thing was I played a set mssing 9 iron for a longg time. Didn't affect my play one bit.  and even though i didn't get better.  I definitely did not play worse.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:54 am

i've had this problem for the past year. been playing without an 8-iron (which was my favourite club in the bag) since I lost it at Tanjung Puteri. I use a set of AP2 710s so Titleist couldn't replace the club for me (they are only selling replacement 712s), so the way I dealt with it was to either:

(1) make sure I don't have a 140-145m shot to the green, or
(2) play knock-down or chocked down 7 iron shots.

but I've very recently decided to purchase a brand new set of fully fitted Ping i20s to replace my current set so I'm looking forward to hitting those!

As for resale value, I'm not sure if anyone will purchase my set of AP2s without an 8iron, but the rest of the set is gold. haha if anyone is interested and doesn't mind playing without an 8iron, PM me for a very good price!
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:52 am

Choke down on the longer iron? Save all the money...
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:41 pm

ANSWER: TIME TO BUY NEW CLUBS.......cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:15 pm

Depending on the iron, I'd hunt one down to replace it. If it was a key club like a 7i, I'd be more determined. But if it was a less used iron like a 3i, I'd be less concerned. But I'd still like my iron set to be complete so I'd do what I can to try and find a replacement.

eBay is the place I'd look.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:08 pm

try www.ironfinder.com if you can't find a replacement locally and really wish to keep your existing set
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:02 pm

ultraman wrote:
try www.ironfinder.com  if  you  can't  find a  replacement  locally  and really  wish  to  keep  your  existing  set
This is an useful website but are they reliable? Have you tried to buy from them before?

Thanks ...
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:01 am

Choking down on a 6i would be a money saver. I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:52 am

Got what I have been trying to find. Thanks Turbo for the link!
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:42 pm

Thanks everyone for your insights!
Good news is, I've found the 7i which was kept by a friend for several days without knowing it.

Anyway, the tips given here will be useful if this unfortunate situation ever happens.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:07 am

Turbo wrote:
ultraman wrote:
try www.ironfinder.com  if  you  can't  find a  replacement  locally  and really  wish  to  keep  your  existing  set
This is an useful website but are they reliable? Have you tried to buy from them before?

Thanks ...
I juz tried to buy one loose iron from this website but to my disappointment, it looks like they don't ship to Singapore ... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:23 am

Turbo wrote:
Turbo wrote:
ultraman wrote:
try www.ironfinder.com  if  you  can't  find a  replacement  locally  and really  wish  to  keep  your  existing  set
This is an useful website but are they reliable? Have you tried to buy from them before?

Thanks ...
I juz tried to buy one loose iron from this website but to my disappointment, it looks like they don't ship to Singapore ... Crying or Very sad
Maybe try using a shipping forwarder like comgateway?
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PostSubject: Re: What to do if you lost 1 iron in the bag?   Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:51 am

leroyishere wrote:
Turbo wrote:
Turbo wrote:
ultraman wrote:
try www.ironfinder.com  if  you  can't  find a  replacement  locally  and really  wish  to  keep  your  existing  set
This is an useful website but are they reliable? Have you tried to buy from them before?

Thanks ...
I juz tried to buy one loose iron from this website but to my disappointment, it looks like they don't ship to Singapore ... Crying or Very sad
Maybe try using a shipping forwarder like comgateway?
I wrote to www.ironfinder.com and their IT folks has made a correction on the country to select and now we can select Singapore on the Order Information. I have ordered a loose 4i from them. Hope my order goes smoothly ... bounce 

Initially I was a little surprise that they do ship to 3rd world country but not a first world country like Singapore ... Laughing
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