Menswear: Golf


RVP10
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255 posts since 3/4/12

20 Jul 2021 14:03
Any of you lot play golf? Just gotten into it had a few lessons so now am obviously buying a load of shit tryna make the champions tour.

Would appreciate some recommendations for good brands to look at for polos, crazy patterns preferred.

Also looking for a rifle style case to take to the range, don’t want to take the full bag but also don’t want the clubs to get dinged up.
Doogan
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1030 posts since 13/4/14

20 Jul 2021 15:24
Have you bought clubs?

I like the Nike golf gear. Decent stuff that fits well.

RVP10
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255 posts since 3/4/12

20 Jul 2021 16:24
I bought a putter and a hybrid, irons and driver have been loaned to me by a mate.

Need a wedge but apart from that I think I’m good for clubs for now.
Doogan
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1030 posts since 13/4/14

20 Jul 2021 17:24
Worth having a look at the Kirkland wedges from Costco if you're not bothered by the brand. They get great reviews online. I bought them and they feel decent (but I'm a novice). 3 wedges for £149.

I also just got second hand Ping clubs from golfclubs4cash. If I get better I'll get a new set and would get fitted.
smith
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11384 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jul 2021 22:07
I picked up a full set of mizuno irons manufactured mid noughties from a charity shop.

Had them all regripped and they are my go to set now. Wouldn't change them for anything after getting a hole in one with one them Cool

My putter however comes in at £250. That's the most important weapon in your bag if you ask me. Two putt everytime and you are half way there to being a good golfer.

Facebook marketplace is also good for finding bargains.
Doogan
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1030 posts since 13/4/14

posted 21 Jul 2021 06:46, edited 21 Jul 2021 06:46
I got a new odyssey putter. They are decent. Think that was around £140 though.
silv
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245 posts since 26/1/12

21 Jul 2021 07:52
Recently just got a brand new spider ex from a mate, ended up paying 200. Will be testing it out later
andymakesglasses
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20592 posts since 26/1/06

21 Jul 2021 08:01
RVP10 wrote: Any of you lot play golf?

Yes: https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/golf/
Goldie
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4821 posts since 17/10/07

21 Jul 2021 09:31
Yep, been playing for 20yrs off and on, hooked on it again now.

Don't blow all your cash on clubs at the start, get a few lessons with a good coach instead and you'll enjoy it a lot more.

As for a range bag, have a look for a second hand pencil/sunday bag on ebay or facebook. Don't get a "rifle case" you'll look a right fred turning up with that.

For clothing check out trendygolf, function18, bunkermentality (very vibrant patterns)
RVP10
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255 posts since 3/4/12

22 Jul 2021 08:50
Goldie wrote: Yep, been playing for 20yrs off and on, hooked on it again now.

Don't blow all your cash on clubs at the start, get a few lessons with a good coach instead and you'll enjoy it a lot more.

As for a range bag, have a look for a second hand pencil/sunday bag on ebay or facebook. Don't get a "rifle case" you'll look a right fred turning up with that.

For clothing check out trendygolf, function18, bunkermentality (very vibrant patterns)

Good stuff, cheers. Will find a Sunday bag, don’t want to look a cunt!

Been having lessons with a PGA pro, but I think I’ve been having them too frequently. I’ll be pretty consistent in practice on the range, go for my lesson and fall to pieces when the coach gives me another form cue or swing change. I think it might be better if I spend some more time to get a consistent swing based on what he taught me so far and then go back for more lessons.

Still can’t hit driver to save my life either which really sucks.
Goldie
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4821 posts since 17/10/07

22 Jul 2021 10:15
Anything more than 1 lesson a month is overkill in my opinion. You need to be practicing at least once a week to get a swing change engrained into a routine and become consistent with it. If you try and change too much in one go it just becomes a mess and you will stop enjoying it.
I'm not a big fan of standing on a range bashing ball after ball for hours on end either. Yes, it has it's benefits if you are just looking to perfect a movement or swing-thought, but you are hitting from a perfect lie, into an open space every time. On the course this rarely ever happens, particularly when you are just starting out. It's far more beneficial to get out on the course and play from the rough, bare lies, behind trees, on uphill/downhill slopes, ball above/below your feet and learn how the ball reacts to these different misnomers, and what shots you need to play to overcome them. Learning to shape the ball on demand, how to hit it high or low, how to hit different clubs different distances, and course management. A lot of people chase the perfect swing when in reality golf is a numbers game, and the score on the card is what matters.
Doogan
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1030 posts since 13/4/14

22 Jul 2021 12:00
Biggest thing I struggle with is over the top shots. Trying to change my swing path and I am seeing some some success but I'm not consistent enough. I maybe hit half of my tee shots straight and the other half are pulled and go very left. I was previously a slicer, so at least I see the left side of a course now.

I get lessons as well, so will work on swing path next time.
smith
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11384 posts since 5/5/04

22 Jul 2021 13:27
Never had a lesson. Don't want anyone ever changing what I've taught myself. If it works for Bubba it's good enough for me. What I have done in the last couple of years though is shorten my backswing and strike through the ball much faster using my muscles more. Hit the ball so much straighter.

Hit about 25 balls everyday into a golf net. Part of my morning exercise ritual.
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

22 Jul 2021 13:59
Just started playing this summer, and very conflicted about whether to take lessons or not. On one hand, it would get rid of any bad habits I have early before they are too set, but on the other hand I want to keep it as natural as possible. I've heard a lot of teachers are shit, so that's putting me off as well.
RVP10
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255 posts since 3/4/12

23 Jul 2021 12:32
smith wrote: Hit about 25 balls everyday into a golf net. Part of my morning exercise ritual.

Nice would love that, wish I had a garden!

Playing my first 9 holes on a par 3 course tomorrow, going to try and get each one done in 6. Planning to forget everything I’ve been taught and just go for it.
Rdes1974
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269 posts since 29/1/14

23 Jul 2021 12:55
[quote=smith

Hit about 25 balls everyday into a golf net. Part of my morning exercise ritual.

good idea…what net do you use?
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

26 Jul 2021 10:51
Just recently started up again after nearly 10 years away. 60deg wedge is essential for the bag.
Callaway bags can be picked up on ebay for less than 50quid usually.
smith
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11384 posts since 5/5/04

26 Jul 2021 11:04
Rdes1974 wrote: [quote=smith

Hit about 25 balls everyday into a golf net. Part of my morning exercise ritual.

good idea…what net do you use?

Just got one from Argos a few years back. Nothing fancy. Practice balls for hitting the driver so not to rip it.
Rdes1974
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269 posts since 29/1/14

26 Jul 2021 15:24
cool, may pick on up, thats a good idea
chinaski
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354 posts since 15/7/10

27 Jul 2021 11:20
Best bag brand in the game imo - https://www.jonessportsco.com/