Random Questions: Golf!


deuce
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13593 posts since 21/1/08

12 Oct 2008 23:15
Ok, so i've been playing golf a bit lately with some mates, nothing serious though… anyway I'm thinking about starting up golf, so im looking to buy some clubs, obviously dont really want to spend loads, but i have absolutely no idea about whats good/bad etc…
Any golfers around?
Whats a good starter set?
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

12 Oct 2008 23:34
Someone on here helped me when i asked them, forgot there name as i pm'd them cos they mentioned it, im sure they will come along and say something, they just recommended one of the big makes u can pick up cheap and golf superstores…i'm playing a bit now too….fucking love holding a long shaft on a Sunday morning.
kid unknown
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5304 posts since 8/12/01

13 Oct 2008 09:03
i started up again with some old wilson 1200 GE off ebay and went for lessons.

definitely recommend lessons but it is hard at first as they normally change everything around.

will probably go to the ping fitting centre next year tho and splash the cash.
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

13 Oct 2008 09:53
yeah i am a strong fan of lessons, alot of people just play without which if fine as you will find you own swing. Only it will likely be wrong, inconsistant and drive you mad with random rounds of golf.

Grab a cheap set of mizuno's or something? Mx 15's is it?

Played twice this weekend, loved it, golfs all that i have to look forward to most of the week Sad
kid unknown
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5304 posts since 8/12/01

13 Oct 2008 10:08
i used to play from being a kid until about 17/18. Never had any lessons and used to go round courses in about +11 - +15. Best I ever managed was a round of +8.

one day i developed a mad slice which i could not sort out so i gave up.

started to play again and was hitting alot of low hooked shots so decided to start lessons and the pro basically said i held the club totally wrong and swung it like a baseball bat Laughing out loud he has changed my game in stages and i am bit shocked at the improvement in just 5 lessons (tho i've had to hit a load of rubbish shots to get this far).

1 x driving range and 3 decent courses within one mile of where i live Cool
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

13 Oct 2008 11:55
Sarny wrote: Someone on here helped me when i asked them, forgot there name as i pm'd them cos they mentioned it, im sure they will come along and say something, they just recommended one of the big makes u can pick up cheap and golf superstores…i'm playing a bit now too….fucking love holding a long shaft on a Sunday morning.

Twas me, since then i have been playing golf twice a week, really back into it now

JrdnNicks - What do you want advice on? what clubs to buy?how to improve?

Id say just start off at a picth and putt then move to a par 3 course then brave a full 18. Keep going to the driving range and lash some balls around. Lessons are good for beginners but dont pay over the odds, think i gave a link to sarny for where you can get vouchers for golf rounds and lessons, ill see if i can dig it out
deuce
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13593 posts since 21/1/08

13 Oct 2008 14:37
Yeah, just general advice on what clubs to buy.
I just went to sports direct on my lunch, they had a graphite dunlop set for about £100, which had shite loads of clubs, a bag, and a few other things, but it was all in a big cardboard box, so its probably proper shite, it was reduced from about 360 or something, but cant seem to find it online…

Im guessing i dont really need 18 different types of irons for starting off at a pitch and put.

I need;
Bag
Driver
9, 7, 5 irons?
wedge
putter

Want to spend as little as possibe, as knowing me, i will no doubt stop playing after 3 weeks or so!
stoney
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17271 posts since 22/1/05

13 Oct 2008 16:32
sad news about seve today Cry
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

13 Oct 2008 16:40
what about something like this?
Rams ok for a beginner and you get a bag and drivers to play down the range with Smiling

http://www.direct-golf.co.uk/golf_packages/ram/demon_xr_package_golf_packages/p8892
loveprada
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44 posts since 12/9/08

13 Oct 2008 17:06
I bought a good ladies' starter set of clubs from the club's shop at Trent Park for £150 approx including a trolley and I'm quite happy with it for now. The brand is St Mellons.

www.trentparkgolf.co.uk
unCouth
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6883 posts since 3/11/07

13 Oct 2008 18:29
Strange time of the year to start playing, but i'd back up the lessons shout. I started playing again this summer and got myself down to 18, which i was quite pleased with. I'd suggest getting a:

3 wood
5 wood
5/7 Iron
Pitching/Sand Wedge
Putter

I wouldn't start with a driver because they can be hard to hit for beginners and get yourself down the driving range on a regular routine if you can, especially if you're supplementing it with lessons.
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

13 Oct 2008 19:46
yeh on the clubs front, good starter clubs would be brands such as ram, wilson for about £150 plus.
Id go for clubs: 3 wood
4 iron
6 iron
8 iron
pitch or sand wedge
putter
obviously you can go up or down a club but they were the clubs i started with and still hit the most cleanly

here the link for discounted rounds/lessons and vouchers:
http://www.vouchermania.com/
deuce
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13593 posts since 21/1/08

14 Oct 2008 14:32
I've just bought some clubs!
Dunlop MX2 Series
3,6,9 irons, 3 wood, and a pitcher, all 70% off which cant be bad.
Havnt got a putter yet as they were all really fancy, and I just want a plain one Laughing out loud
Cant wait now!

Irons + wedge were £8 each down from £27, and the driver was £13 down from £50!
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

14 Oct 2008 15:04
So you basically just ignored everyone's advice then?
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

14 Oct 2008 15:18
Laughing out loud

Good luck , stick with it during the lows and you will be rewarded with more lows Smiling
aitch
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8921 posts since 19/8/07

14 Oct 2008 15:27
Used to play quite regularly a while back, I tee'd off with a driver once and sliced it out of bounds. Practiced with it on the fairway and couldn't get any better so never took it out with me again. 3 wood was all I needed.

I also concur on getting lessons, I had lessons after a while and had to get out of some bad habits in the first few lessons, made the game much more enjoyable after having lessons.

What are you going to use as a putter then? Laughing out loud
deuce
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13593 posts since 21/1/08

14 Oct 2008 15:34
Laughing out loud I wouldn't say i ignored the advice, I just saw what i thought/think was a bargain!
Wilson and the other brands were too much for what I was willing to pay, I've played golf about 3 times in my life, im absolutely dire and quite often do 3pars in 8-10 shots lol.
Im gonna get a putter tonight most likely, its just the ones they had where i bought the clubs were all fancy had were massive with weight-like things attached.
Will look into lessons! cheers all Cool
See you at the Fuk Open 2009!
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

14 Oct 2008 17:06
just go driving range every week, youll soon get better
velvet
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9512 posts since 12/6/06

14 Oct 2008 17:21
a real course is nothing like a driving range… the only way to improve play is to practice. I bet you give up cos you will be shit on a real course
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

14 Oct 2008 18:25
famez wrote: a real course is nothing like a driving range… the only way to improve play is to practice. I bet you give up cos you will be shit on a real course

yeh id agree with that but with going to a driving range he can practice with every club, find the right or comfortable swing and go on a real course with a bit of confidence. I never went on a full course for a bout 2 years after i started playing