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PostSubject: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi there,
I shall be going to the World of Sport golf sale on Friday to purchase a driver, a putter and maybe a hybrid or 2.
Any reccommendations on what a beginner should be purchasing? It was suggested to me that the angle on the driver should be 12 degrees for a beginner.
Obviously cost is a factor and i am on a tight budget so want to try to keep my costs down.
Looking forward to your suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:44 pm

World of sports has very little variety of golf clubs , just so you know! Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:07 pm

Start with irons first! Then short game then hybrids,woods and driver
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:07 pm

If cost is big consideration, buy second hand clubs from far east or the marketplace.

Golfdirect or Isetan sales have more options for you if you want brand new clubs

Take your time, read past threads in gr on equipments. Attend demo days. Try as many clubs as you can. Buy the right club will be cheaper in the long run than buy stuff on sale and turn out they don't work for u.

Sales will always occur, you won't miss much from this wog sale.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:10 pm

I'd recommend a 2nd hand set first (and there are lots of good options here). If you're new, go for a set of cavity-back irons which gives added forgiveness, e.g. the old but gold Callaway X-20s or Mizuno MX-100 (or even MX-200).

Don't get carried away with buying new stuff since you are paying a premium for new stuff which may not suit you. Pay less first, get used to the game, enjoy it and once you're comfortable, invest in a good set.

Most of us here have 2+ sets so believe me, you'll have a lifetime of buying golf gear. No need to rush into it now. Just make sure you find something affordable which gives you a chance to play some golf, practise and have fun Smile

After that... once the bug bites and the buying starts, there'll be no end Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:30 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I'd recommend a 2nd hand set first (and there are lots of good options here). If you're new, go for a set of cavity-back irons which gives added forgiveness, e.g. the old but gold Callaway X-20s or Mizuno MX-100 (or even MX-200).

Don't get carried away with buying new stuff since you are paying a premium for new stuff which may not suit you. Pay less first, get used to the game, enjoy it and once you're comfortable, invest in a good set.

Most of us here have 2+ sets so believe me, you'll have a lifetime of buying golf gear. No need to rush into it now. Just make sure you find something affordable which gives you a chance to play some golf, practise and have fun Smile

After that... once the bug bites and the buying starts, there'll be no end Smile

Well said bro!! Beer
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I'd recommend a 2nd hand set first (and there are lots of good options here). If you're new, go for a set of cavity-back irons which gives added forgiveness, e.g. the old but gold Callaway X-20s or Mizuno MX-100 (or even MX-200).

Don't get carried away with buying new stuff since you are paying a premium for new stuff which may not suit you. Pay less first, get used to the game, enjoy it and once you're comfortable, invest in a good set.

Most of us here have 2+ sets so believe me, you'll have a lifetime of buying golf gear. No need to rush into it now. Just make sure you find something affordable which gives you a chance to play some golf, practise and have fun Smile

After that... once the bug bites and the buying starts, there'll be no end Smile

Never knew that lawyers can ever give good advice... period...
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Begbie wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I'd recommend a 2nd hand set first (and there are lots of good options here). If you're new, go for a set of cavity-back irons which gives added forgiveness, e.g. the old but gold Callaway X-20s or Mizuno MX-100 (or even MX-200).

Don't get carried away with buying new stuff since you are paying a premium for new stuff which may not suit you. Pay less first, get used to the game, enjoy it and once you're comfortable, invest in a good set.

Most of us here have 2+ sets so believe me, you'll have a lifetime of buying golf gear. No need to rush into it now. Just make sure you find something affordable which gives you a chance to play some golf, practise and have fun Smile

After that... once the bug bites and the buying starts, there'll be no end Smile

Never knew that lawyers can ever give good advice... period...

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:11 pm

Brendanm wrote:
Hi there,
I shall be going to the World of Sport golf sale on Friday to purchase a driver, a putter and maybe a hybrid or 2.
Any reccommendations on what a beginner should be purchasing? It was suggested to me that the angle on the driver should be 12 degrees for a beginner.
Obviously cost is a factor and i am on a tight budget so want to try to keep my costs down.
Looking forward to your suggestions.
WOG normally don't have cheap stuff to buy. Mind you PRGR is not cheap at all, Tourstage not cheap also and not easy to handle for beginner. 12 deg? no need lah, 10.5 should do the trick if you worry, get 11.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for all this advice guys. Much appreciated.
A lawyer heh, how does that old proverb go...
Hell hath no fury like the lawyer of a women scorned. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:47 pm

2nd hand best lah..

U can easily find some good offer around..
As the hokkien says,
yao pi yao qi koh tua liap ni..

Sometimes u may even get free lie adjustment from some gong tao master around in the forum..
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:53 pm

I am picking up a set of irons and bag from a seller on this site. Very happy about that.
Have seen a Taylormade Burner driver 2009 model on ebay for around $150. Is this a good club and price?
There is also a Callaway Fusion FTi for around $11o. Anygood?
Putters: Have seen a putter on here as well with the shaft in the centre. Is this ok or best to get a putter with the shaft offset as per normal?
Once again I do appreciate all the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:10 pm

I think $150 can buy much later version of driver in this forum..

N authencity of club is seldom an issue here..
Do a search in the forum ba..
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:11 pm

For the putter, can I recommend that you head over to a store like Golf House and try the putters there. You'll get a good gauge of what type of putter you like, e.g. blade, mallet, semi-mallet and also the length of the putter etc. Then you can make a more informed decision as to what type of putter appeals to you.

But it doesn't end there. I had always used a blade putter. In my mind, that worked for me. But, I've recently swapped to a semi-mallet and I don't think I can look back.

So, as your game changes, so too would your playing style, preference and equipment.

But if push comes to shove and you can't think of what to buy, go with the standard blade putter. It's probably the most common putter type in the market. But, you'll then have to decide whether you want it center-shafted or heel-shafted, and whether you'd like a plumbers neck etc.

Like I said, best thing to do is to try them all out and see which one makes you feel most comfortable.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:16 pm

Brendanm wrote:
I am picking up a set of irons and bag from a seller on this site. Very happy about that.
Have seen a Taylormade Burner driver 2009 model on ebay for around $150. Is this a good club and price?
There is also a Callaway Fusion FTi for around $11o. Anygood?
Putters: Have seen a putter on here as well with the shaft in the centre. Is this ok or best to get a putter with the shaft offset as per normal?
Once again I do appreciate all the advice.
Brendanm, how long had you been playing? If just beginning, I would suggest stick with irons 1st. Driver is one of the most difficult clubs to control in the bag eventhough it'll give you hell lot of distance if you hit it right. As for putter, just like someone suggested head down to GH and try out all the putters brand around and see which one you like best. If not just get any 2nd hand putter from the forum or FESC that suit you price range, if you just venture into golf only.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Righto, I think I'll leave driver for now. Will keep checking the marketplace here incase something comes up. As for putter, will take your advice and go try out a few at golf house.
What a great bunch you are. I do appreciate the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:51 pm

Brendanm wrote:
Righto, I think I'll leave driver for now. Will keep checking the marketplace here incase something comes up. As for putter, will take your advice and go try out a few at golf house.
What a great bunch you are. I do appreciate the advice.
Really if u need a driver, why not consider a 3 or 5 wood, loft angle higher, short and if get the right the distance also very good. Especially a 3 wood.....see TW, he's famous for shaping his 3 wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:08 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I'd recommend a 2nd hand set first (and there are lots of good options here). If you're new, go for a set of cavity-back irons which gives added forgiveness, e.g. the old but gold Callaway X-20s or Mizuno MX-100 (or even MX-200).

Don't get carried away with buying new stuff since you are paying a premium for new stuff which may not suit you. Pay less first, get used to the game, enjoy it and once you're comfortable, invest in a good set.

Most of us here have 2+ sets so believe me, you'll have a lifetime of buying golf gear. No need to rush into it now. Just make sure you find something affordable which gives you a chance to play some golf, practise and have fun Smile

After that... once the bug bites and the buying starts, there'll be no end Smile

the bug What a Face is highly venomous, once the poison spreads it will affect every aspect of ur life and fortunately Smile there is no known antidote..... happy golfing bros! Swing Swing
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:14 pm

my golf kaki said golf purchase always impulse buy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:25 pm

enwee wrote:
my golf kaki said golf purchase always impulse buy Very Happy
That said is totally spot on! The poison nvr stops spreading and it gets worse. After tt, u've gotta deal with the nagging of the Missus which doesnt help being the antidote :p
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:39 am

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my golf kaki said golf purchase always impulse buy Very Happy

*ahem* *clears throat* *reading prepared script* The Club would like to clarify that the personal opinions, shortcomings, inappropriate behavior and addictions, Equipment or otherwise, of the individual Derek are not supported or recommended by the Club and in no way reflect the official position of my golf kaki.

The club is well aware of the severe addiction and impulse buying problem Derek faces, especially with regards to 2nd hand items below $100 and drivers promising more length, and is taking the appropriate steps to help him deal with the situaton. Beginning with sending his paycheck directly to his wife and providing her with visual surveillance of all the golf equipment hidden in his office.

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:49 am

more Topic OFF Thread Nice Peace

Signs of Poisoning
•you have played when it's both drenching rain and 36 degrees hot.
•you take your own putter to play mini golf.
•you know who Loudmouth is.
•you can use MOI in a sentence.
•all of your pants have a tee in the pocket.
•your one hand is clearly less tanned than the other, some their feet too
•you know your last 5 scores but not your spouse's age.
•you call in sick on the day your new clubs are to arrive.
•you keep your clubs in your trunk at all times "just in case."
•a perfectly manicured lawn gets you more excited than pictures of Cindy Crawford topless.
•you have club marks on a ceiling somewhere in your house.
•when traveling you're more excited to see a golf course than unusual wildlife.
•you're known to start swinging your shoulders and pivoting your hips in the lift
•you'll practice your swing with anything; a tv remote, a stick in the woods, a broom or your kids' toys.
•you recognize Johnny Miller's voice and can instantly tune it out like your wife's.
•you're on every golf retailers catalog mailing list (and actually read them all).
•when discussing architecture you mention Ross, Nicklaus, and PB Dye.
•there is home video of your golf swing for the purpose of "analyzation.
•when someone says its 56 degrees outside you start thinking about your sand wedge.
•you know who Sam Woods is and dream of your toddler someday marrying her.
•you have said "I am broke, "I never have any time," and "Do you want to go golfing tomorrow?" all in the same conversation.
•you can identify the differences between bent, bermuda and poa anna grass.


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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:30 am

guilty as charged!
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:31 am

Brendanm wrote:
Righto, I think I'll leave driver for now. Will keep checking the marketplace here incase something comes up. As for putter, will take your advice and go try out a few at golf house.
What a great bunch you are. I do appreciate the advice.

I've got an R9 iron set for sale if you're interested.
Feel free to contact me at 9880 4536
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed choosing clubs.   Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:06 am

Technospaz raised some good points there. While the new set always look tempting, it doesn't really help much in early stage as you wont utilize the new set much. What matter most is better to have a set with you to practice while you are still enthusiastic rather spending lots of time to find the right one. There's never the right one as you will continue to be poison by new launches every now and then.
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