Monte introduced me to golf. He started me off with my first golf clubs. He chose a nice ladies’ club line with custom fitting from Golfsmith, the Snake Eyes Viper LS with graphite shafts, and suggested I only get a few to start and add the rest over time, as I improved. So, I started with an 8 iron, pitching wedge and putter, which was enough to get me out on the course to learn the game and how to swing. After a few years, I added a 6 iron, for a little more distance, and a sand wedge, for those darn sand traps. A few years later, I added a 5 wood. I can now say that I enjoy golf, and love the clubs I have. But, when I went back to Golfsmith a couple of years ago to add my next club, I was very disappointed to hear that they had discontinued their line of custom made club heads/shafts! Since then, I’ve just kept playing with my incomplete set.
Now that I’m retired, though, I’m ready to take my golf game a tad more seriously; i.e., golf more than once or twice a year, and fill out my set of clubs. I didn’t really want to dump a grand on a completely unknown new set, brand, fit, flex and performance. But with my Snake Eyes discontinued, I thought I was out of options. On a whim, I decided to check out eBay, and am so glad I did. I found lightly used clubs identical to mine from various sellers and was able to fill out my set! The sellers were very responsive via email to give me measurements so I could see if the length would be right. I’m still waiting for the 7W/4I hybrid to arrive, but the rest of them were delivered yesterday. I trotted out to the driving range today to try them out. After emptying a big bucket of balls, I was thrilled that I could hit them as solid as my existing clubs. I’m certainly not ready for the pro tour, but I am excited that I now have a set of clubs to play with that will help me take my game to the next level. Woot woot!