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Golfing Virgin needs help!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by wiz, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. wiz

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    Hi
    Thinking about taking up golf. Thought I might try a driving range first, but I don't know what kit I need.ie what sort of clubs etc. I'll probabaly buy 2nd hand for now just incase it dosen't work out!

    What do I need??

    Thx
    Ossie
    :lease:
     
  2. bcopping

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    Just go into the pro shop and ask, they normally have some cheep clubs, you should also be able to rent some. When i first started i just got a cheep 1/2 set (5 wood, putter & 5, 7, 9, SW irons for about £50).
     
  3. Mep

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    there are lots of online golf site swhere you can buy starter sets...try county golf, discount golf, online golf, american golf.
     
  4. Kopite4Ever

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    been playing golf since i was 11 love the game :) dosnt make me brilliant at it though :rolleyes: as mentioned a starter set will do nicely im sure you can get one for about £100 online usually they include a driver, putter and the newer sets have sort of hybrid irons included ie 3/4, 5/6, 9/P. usually a bag as well. problem lies in if you really get into it you may need a full set of clubs so its buying them again :( any how have fun its a great game.

    ive used http://www.onlinegolf.co.uk/ a few times and the service is totally excellent

    PS im not an old man who loves golf, im a young young man who loves golf :devil:
     
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    As a hacker, the best bit of advice I can give you is to get lessons from day one, otherwise you'll only be practising bad habits at the driving range that may stay with you for a lifetime - I should know !!
     
  6. Mep

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    good point, the pro at your course will most likely do lessons for about £20 per 30 minutes and they often discount if you block book a few in advance
     
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    yeah, definitely seek out the pro at either the local range or course..
    Good for equipment advice (esp. second hand) as well as coaching.

    I'd probably figure on Min. 3 half-hour lessons to get you swinging the right way, unless you have a mate who is a very low handicapper, which would aslo be a good place to start. ;)

    Golf is a great passtime, and well worth the expense if you enjoy it..
    For me at least, nothing puts life in perspective any better.. than trying, to the point of tears, to hit a little ball into a little hole in the ground.. :D
     
  8. HMHB

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    Make sure you get a bag with plenty of pocket space as you will find it very useful for the odd 4 pack or 2 for when you get thirsty :D
     
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    Third that.

    i took some lessons and it was money well spent. Don't even think about going on a course without lessons - you'll only have a load of bad habits to eradicate. Your local driving range may well have a Pro that gives lessons (mine did) - and probably cheaper than the local club.

    I just don't have the time to do it though. :-(
     
  10. damage

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    i'd suggest you only need a 3wood (was told not to use driver when i started "til i was ready")
    a 3 5 7 iron perhaps and a sandwedge and putter

    only after many years did i get the full set and i dont really
    think it helped much -
    once you get a good drive, you seem to be using no more than a pitchwedge most of the time
    (except on a par 5 when one long iron will come in use)


    the way i seem to be able to hit consistantly with only a few clubs its been ages since ive completed a round
    with more than a driver, 4 iron, 7 iron pw and putter
    (i dont go in sand! - cant explain why, must be lucky)
     
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    Must have lessons. Not necessary to have individual lessons to start with. Lots of pros in clubs and on driving ranges will offer group classes. Musch cheaper and you will meet a few other hackers to play with.

    American golf shops are usually stocked with second hand clubs and they usually give good advice. I think you are better off with second hand clubs of good quality than cheap new ones.

    Enjoy.

    Don't ever underetimate the importance of the nineteenth hole :clap: :clap:
     
  12. Steven

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    Never actually played a game, but after playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour (the game) I think I'l be OK :rolleyes: All I know is woods, irons and wedges. I'm all set

    Seriously...didn't realise golf was that expensive
     

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