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PostSubject: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:14 am

are they any good? or as good as the original?
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:18 am

depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:22 am

I spoke with a friend of mine recently who got sold a cloned club. He didn't realize it. He claimed that it played like a beaut and he's a reasonably ok golfer.

On the other hand, I've also heard stories like lamts18 mentioned. The quality of the club is so bad, you might as well play with your umbrella.

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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:24 am

bro.

clone.. is legal in states.

pimeadow claimed their is just as good.

imitation from china on another hand... is bad. that everybody know..lor
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:27 am

Lamts18 wrote:
depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...

wow Laughing Laughing Laughing kind of funny.. when u think of it. which one flew further??
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:31 am

chocoman wrote:
bro.

clone.. is legal in states.

pimeadow claimed their is just as good.

imitation from china on another hand... is bad. that everybody know..lor

My bad, thought you meant fake club.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:32 am

not fake la...

:-)
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:34 am

Clones are similar designed clubs as the bigger name designs.
There are a lot of open mould designs out there, you can get a lot of designs as you like.

I built a set of Big Bertha clones several years ago; I think they played fine.
The quality was pretty ok too; about 7g difference head-to-heads.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:37 am

must have cost u a bomb to build one urself??


anyway.. i am looking for a low/shallow face 3 wood.

the more i look.. the more confused i get.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:37 am

chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...

wow Laughing Laughing Laughing kind of funny.. when u think of it. which one flew further??

Ya... the player laughed too .... he said time to buy a real set.... but at least the ball flew further than the head... though not much...
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:39 am

Lamts18 wrote:
chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...

wow Laughing Laughing Laughing kind of funny.. when u think of it. which one flew further??

Ya... the player laughed too .... he said time to buy a real set.... but at least the ball flew further than the head... though not much...

once i played with my ping eye 2 graphite at desaru....


donkey years ago.

my ball went into the first cut of bushes..

i had to chopped the ball out.

only the clubhead flew out.. the ball embedded into the ground.

damn funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:44 am

Actually, sometimes even the "branded" clubs can go "flying".

They are usually assembled by hourly-rated production workers.
Sometimes your clubs are improperly stored; heat causes the expoxy to break down.
Sometimes the prep work is not done thoroughly enough and there is some oil/residue in the hosel causing the epoxy not to bond properly etc... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:50 am

chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...

wow Laughing Laughing Laughing kind of funny.. when u think of it. which one flew further??

Ya... the player laughed too .... he said time to buy a real set.... but at least the ball flew further than the head... though not much...

once i played with my ping eye 2 graphite at desaru....


donkey years ago.

my ball went into the first cut of bushes..

i had to chopped the ball out.

only the clubhead flew out.. the ball embedded into the ground.

damn funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine was quite bad too... I was at the driving range. Played a 7i shot. It was either a forced shot or a rusty shaft or both. The sensation is odd... one minute you feel as if you're hitting the ball and there's weight. The next minute, you're swing is weightless and it's like you're waving a branch.

Anyway.... I was so embarrassed. The range was packed with people. I had to alert the range officer. They had to blare the horn to signal a stop play while I walked out to look for my clubhead. Fortunately, it didn't take me long to find it. Unfortunately, it had flown some distance. It was like a walk of shame out into the range (where everyone just stops and stares at you).

I got my 7i re-shafted thereafter but the memory of this lingers on... it's been 15 years since.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:51 am

u should have walked out there and shouted

" I LOVE YOU...SINGAPORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SURE GET PM lee award of the year!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:54 am

chocoman wrote:
u should have walked out there and shouted

" I LOVE YOU...SINGAPORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SURE GET PM lee award of the year!!!!!!!

It was in Malaysia at that point in time...Anyway I should've shouted something like "so that's where they buried Jimmy!!!"
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:56 am

or............


" I love hannah motana!!!!!!!"
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:57 am

You should have shouted "Malaysia Boleh !!!"
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:59 am

chocoman wrote:
or............


" I love hannah motana!!!!!!!"

Bro... don't scare me.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:28 pm

Clone or compatible clubs is OK la...just as long as the person selling is calling it as it is....Call spade a spade..... also like Mr.Deng XP said " Can catch rat is a good Cat"

the worst situation is where someone get 'mis-informed' and paid a price thinking it is real.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:03 pm

Hi all

I just started on my golf journey and joined this forum in search of wisdom for clone clubs. I'm currently using an Acer XP 905 Iron 7 from my golf classes and am thinking of investing in a set. I found out about golf clones from the research I did on my free iron 7. Hence am thinking of investing in a set from http://Pinemeadowgolf.com or http://Gigagolf.com] but the issue is that I haven't heard much from the local shops (I called a few of them) and the community (here). The only notable mention for these clone clubs are via Golf Digest http://www.hirekogolf.com/hireko/webpages/products/acer_xk_golf_club_irons.html

As I kinda like what my Acer XP is doing for my golf, I guess I might just jump in and save my money for more golf instead.

To share what sites I"ve came across:
http://golfclubclone.com/
http://golfclonereview.com/


And also to share, the clone putter I'm interested in
http://www.customgolfcenter.com/product-p/xg-putt.htm

* I'm not affiliated to any of the sites above!
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:37 pm

Technospaz wrote:
chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
chocoman wrote:
Lamts18 wrote:
depends....... the quality is suspect. some is good and some is bad.. in one game i played, one of the player... the head went together with the ball...

wow Laughing Laughing Laughing kind of funny.. when u think of it. which one flew further??

Ya... the player laughed too .... he said time to buy a real set.... but at least the ball flew further than the head... though not much...

once i played with my ping eye 2 graphite at desaru....


donkey years ago.

my ball went into the first cut of bushes..

i had to chopped the ball out.

only the clubhead flew out.. the ball embedded into the ground.

damn funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine was quite bad too... I was at the driving range. Played a 7i shot. It was either a forced shot or a rusty shaft or both. The sensation is odd... one minute you feel as if you're hitting the ball and there's weight. The next minute, you're swing is weightless and it's like you're waving a branch.

Anyway.... I was so embarrassed. The range was packed with people. I had to alert the range officer. They had to blare the horn to signal a stop play while I walked out to look for my clubhead. Fortunately, it didn't take me long to find it. Unfortunately, it had flown some distance. It was like a walk of shame out into the range (where everyone just stops and stares at you).

I got my 7i re-shafted thereafter but the memory of this lingers on... it's been 15 years since.

This is funny...
Never hear horns at range before.. keke.
If it was me, I would be too embarassed to go out and look for it. keke.

Probably, you could have shouted back at the range saying, This is then 100m! I want to see your manager!
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:38 pm

i started off with x-18 clones and cleveland launcher woods clone.
Did not know if I was serious about golf at first, so went for the cheapest option. I think sometimes its the shaft that matters

of course I am not longer using clones now...ho ho
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:20 am

opus wrote:
i started off with x-18 clones and cleveland launcher woods clone.
Did not know if I was serious about golf at first, so went for the cheapest option. I think sometimes its the shaft that matters

of course I am not longer using clones now...ho ho

hi opus.

that's the way to start golf... start small....
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:11 am

I got a set of ping clones (ZR1) from pinemeadow golf a year ago, and have been pretty happy with the clubs & the service from pinemeadow. iirc, I got a 5-PW iron set with driver, 3w, 3h, 4h + putter, all for 540USD incl shipping.

Initially only wanted the iron set... but it's so easy to add stuff when you shop online... so beware! Razz

Gigagolf would be another site of good repute, but haven't tried them myself.

Main problem I faced was that is that there's no chance to test out the clubs before buying, unlike other mainstream brands. Let me know if u're keen to try the ZR1s. Can let you try em out.
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PostSubject: Re: clone clubs   Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:18 am

I've also bought a set from Pinemeadows while I was based in US (free shipping... woohoo!). I think to start off with, it's good lah.

After playing for a while, the itch will come to upgrade. Mine has started already. Very Happy
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