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Golf clubs

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Greyscale, May 27, 2019.

  1. Greyscale

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    Does anyone here play this game? I'm a newbie in it and don't know what club is better to use in it in the beginning. Which one can you recommend me to choose? Thanks in advance.
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Well, as far as what club, I carried 15 in my bag when I first started (three woods, 9 irons, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, and a putter). You'll find each one serves its own purpose (unless you're like me and find they all serve the purpose of hitting a little white ball into the woods).

    As a beginner, I recommend picking up a decent used set (I got mine at a garage sale) to determine if you like the game and if you are any good at it. No point in spending hundreds of dollars on a set of new clubs to find out you don't like the game or just quit out of frustration.
     
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    I would recommend a seven iron but don’t try to hit the ball too hard.

    There are some very good tutorial videos on YouTube.
     
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    A great practice club to begin to learn the game is a 9 iron. You can chip around in the yard, get an idea of the loft a club imparts, and you can beat the tar out of wiffle golf balls, i.e. learn the swing.

    Get Ben Hogans basic book . forgot the title.

    Finally, if you can, get a few lessons. It will save you much frustration in the years to come if your grip and swing are established correctly at the beginning.

    Have fun !
     
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    I'd largely mirror the advice already given. My wife is about to start playing, and I'm going to give her a 7 iron and a putter, and that will be it for a while!
     
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    Putting is a game within a game and none of it is as easy as it looks when you watch the pros do it.
     
  7. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I know we're talking about clubs here, but if you're headed to the course, I'd also recommend fluorescent orange balls. Much easier to find when you miss the fairway and find yourself searching through the rough (or in my case, the woods).
     
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    I used to find more balls than I lost doing that.:)
     
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    I started out in arrears with balls until I got smart and started looking for "my" balls on the right hand side of the driving range.

    People thought it was odd that I was looking over there since the course was on the left side of the range.
     
  10. Vinayaka

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    I kept score by the number of balls I found versus lost. Water was the enemy.
     
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    I agree with other replies, if you're such a newbie in golf, choosing the certain type of club won't affect much your playing skills. Yeah, there are many types of them and there's difference in their pros and cons but unless you become an experienced player, you won't really see this difference so you can start with any types you like, you'll anyway need much time for learning to play this game :) And yeah, it's better to get the used set in the beginning, there's no sense for spending much money on the new one in the beginning, especially considering that you may
    lose your interest in golf later.
    So I recommend you to follow such tips:
    - play several games with the used clubs or the ones which you can borrow for some time from others
    - play with the used set and later replace it with the type of clubs which you used in it for more than one year (there are such types of them as for example putters, woods, hybrids https://golfclubguru.net/golf-hybrids/, irons, wedges and so on)
    - buy the new ones accroding to your playing experience when you can feel the difference between the types for making various swings
     
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