Callaway Pre Owned - Big Berthas

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I went all in and bought my first "good" set of clubs after playing with a Wilson Ultra beginners complete set for five or so months. I ordered the 2004 Callaway Big Berthas from Callaway Pre Owned and got them on sale for around $130 in "good" condition. Do you think this is a good deal? I figured since they were pre owned and will be 8 years old, they might have been cheaper but I guess not maybe because of the brand? I can't wait to get them. Hopefully they help my awful game!
 

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I know CPO is pretty fair with their prices. and usually conservative with their ratings, so it should be a good buy.
I went all in and bought my first "good" set of clubs after playing with a Wilson Ultra beginners complete set for five or so months. I ordered the 2004 Callaway Big Berthas from Callaway Pre Owned and got them on sale for around $130 in "good" condition. Do you think this is a good deal? I figured since they were pre owned and will be 8 years old, they might have been cheaper but I guess not maybe because of the brand? I can't wait to get them. Hopefully they help my awful game!
 

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Another question... It looks like it comes with 4-9 irons and a pitching and gap wedge. I usually play only courses that have par 3's and a couple par 4's. Do I need to invest in some woods and/or a driver for now or will this do?
 

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It wouldn't hurt to grab a cheap 3 wood if you are not wanting to spend much money. What is your budget (I assume you have a putter, right?)
Another question... It looks like it comes with 4-9 irons and a pitching and gap wedge. I usually play only courses that have par 3's and a couple par 4's. Do I need to invest in some woods and/or a driver for now or will this do?
 

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It wouldn't hurt to grab a cheap 3 wood if you are not wanting to spend much money. What is your budget (I assume you have a putter, right?)
I agree, a 3 wood at minimum needs to be added to the irons, if the par 4's on the courses that you play have any length at all you will need it.
 

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Thank you all. Is the 3-wood the only wood I will probably need? I read that many people use a 5-wood as well. I figured since I don't own and can't hit a driver, I will use the 3-wood off of the tee if it is par-4. Where is the need for a 4-wood, 5-wood, 7-wood, 9-wood? I didn't know if those clubs replace an iron or what. When I was ordering my irons and bag, the customer service rep at Callaway Preowned mentioned getting a 4-wood instead of a 3-wood since it would be easier to use. What do you all recommend? I still need to get a putter as well but since it is probably getting too cold to play at a course, I will wait until it is warmer to try them out and purchase a used one. I heard that Odyssey's are good.
 

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Okay, I will give you a quick breakdown about equipment.

Driver-- Hits the longest, is the least accurat. This is a 1 Wood.
2-9 Woods-- reffered to as "fairway woods". Can be used from tee or fairway. Look like a smaller version of a driver. Higher number= shorter distance.
Hybrids-- A mix between a wood and an iron. These replace your longest irons if you want. They are generally easier to hit that a long iron.
Irons-- what you just bought. These are your "scoring" clubs, built for accuracy.
Wedges-- A special type of iron, for shot distance shots and around the greens.


Does that clear stuff up? PM me if you have any questions.
 

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Also, if you are on a budget, pick up a 10 dollar putter from WalMart or Academy. They perform the same, and feel shouldn't be a huge concern to you right now.

I would go with a 3 wood. You need solid distance that it can provide. Get a model with a large clubhead. TM makes a slightly older model called the Superfast that is a bomber. They are a little expensive, but worth it. Crazy easy to hit.
 

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I would go one step farther and recommend you start with a 4 wood,the 4 wood is the new 3 wood,lil more loft and a lil easier to hit.IMO
 

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