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PostSubject: News clubs for newbie?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Guess I have fallen into another poison pit hole.....
Well... That's beside the point....
On my third lesson now n dear coach was hinting that I should get myself some personal clubs...
Been looking around for some decent sets but I'm confused with all the variety.
Finally I'm looking at this set named Callaway Warbird complete set.
Seems like comes with all I need.
But about the shaft material and stiffness, which one should I get?
My coach suggested graphite (which some online searches says that it is meant for elderly, ladies etc).
Stiffness? Regular he says.
But perhaps some good bros (or sis) here can give me some advise? Very Happy
Is this a decent set to start off with and what kind of material n stiffness should I be looking at?

Cheers,
Excited but confused newbie.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Oh ya, will be good if someone can advise me on the price? Thanks!

Cheers,
Still excited.. Still confused....
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:11 pm

ur coach must hv observed ur swing speed and estimated that a regular flex would do for you at this stage to be able to launch the ball. most coaches recommend graphite (albeit more expensive) than steel shafts is that it has more flex to allow your estimated regular swing speed to be maximised to launch the ball with an extra kick. I would just listen to your coach and get as he says a basic set graphite R and work on your swing till u get it right (more or less) before u start delving into the venomous world of aftermarket shafts.

again u will hear frm different Grians that manufacturers hv different quality stds as to their version of Regular or Stiff and one brand's S may be another brand's R n vice-versa... Some will say its down to the CPM (cycles per min) of the shaft that determines if its suitable to your swing speed and unless u know that statistic (which again u need instruments to measure), its hard to tell the flex of a particular shaft unless u can measure its CPM... then theres the weight of the shaft n matched to the weight of the club head (some driver heads hv adjustable weights)....
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:15 pm

gnolard wrote:
Oh ya, will be good if someone can advise me on the price? Thanks!

Cheers,
Still excited.. Still confused....

Aftermarket shafts can range from $100 upwards to $1600 each depending on brands, specs, new or secondhand and where u get them from ...
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:30 pm

gnolard wrote:
Guess I have fallen into another poison pit hole.....
Well... That's beside the point....
On my third lesson now n dear coach was hinting that I should get myself some personal clubs...
Been looking around for some decent sets but I'm confused with all the variety.
Finally I'm looking at this set named Callaway Warbird complete set.
Seems like comes with all I need.
But about the shaft material and stiffness, which one should I get?
My coach suggested graphite (which some online searches says that it is meant for elderly, ladies etc).
Stiffness? Regular he says.
But perhaps some good bros (or sis) here can give me some advise? Very Happy
Is this a decent set to start off with and what kind of material n stiffness should I be looking at?

Cheers,
Excited but confused newbie.
Don't get warbird lah. Get the x series...go golf bargain lah
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:52 am

My take is that the Callaway X-20s (if you can still find em) are an ideal set for beginners. They are very forgiving. Plus, because they are from the 2008 season (IIRC), they should be pretty affordable right now.

That said, there are various topics on this issue. And I've said before (and will say again), go for a 2nd hand set of clubs first. Let me see if I can dig up my older post on this.

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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:54 am

Why don't you ask your coach to go with you? He knows your swing best and can probably give you the best advice.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:03 am

See this thread. Some basic tips in there.

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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:10 am

Technospaz wrote:
My take is that the Callaway X-20s (if you can still find em) are an ideal set for beginners. They are very forgiving. Plus, because they are from the 2008 season (IIRC), they should be pretty affordable right now.

That said, there are various topics on this issue. And I've said before (and will say again), go for a 2nd hand set of clubs first. Let me see if I can dig up my older post on this.

Agreed. I hv tried hitting that club before and sure is easy to hit. U can rely on TS review on clubs coz he is an equipment ho full time...
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:37 am

graphite for elderly/ladies is not true...its all marketing talk. best to try out the clubs before you make a purchase..especially if you are starting out coz what works for one golfer may not work for another Razz second hand sets are good to experiment on especially the past season models..work on the fundamentals coz equipment can only help that much..as someone once told me "game improvement sets only work if you have a game to improve on" Smile

muck around with some second hand stuff first and you probably can find some real bargains here if you camp in the marketplace site long enough haha..
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:29 pm

Too much details but I appreciate it.
Now, I'm definitely going for a second hand set (nearly gotten a John Daly set that is just $88) and after reading an article on newbie golf clubs selection, I decided to go for something more $$$. Basically the article is saying that newbie should never get a cheap set. Go for a better one but second hand to save on the $$$.
Warbird is not good?? What's the recommendation? X20?
Now how deep will that burn me?
Btw, thanks for all the messages.

Cheers,
X20 newbie. Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:50 pm

Bro,

your "pm" at the top centre portion is blinking...need to click it to reAD ...cheers
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:52 pm

gnolard wrote:
Too much details but I appreciate it.
Now, I'm definitely going for a second hand set (nearly gotten a John Daly set that is just $88) and after reading an article on newbie golf clubs selection, I decided to go for something more $$$. Basically the article is saying that newbie should never get a cheap set. Go for a better one but second hand to save on the $$$.
Warbird is not good?? What's the recommendation? X20?
Now how deep will that burn me?
Btw, thanks for all the messages.

Cheers,
X20 newbie. Haha.
The callaway X-series is a classic one. Almost can never go wrong with it, having played 18 and later 20 myself. Actually I think Golf bargain still got some X-22 on sales u can take a look on them.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:31 pm

stickman wrote:
Bro,

your "pm" at the top centre portion is blinking...need to click it to reAD ...cheers

Bro,
Read but cannot reply because post count too little! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Newbie here....any place I can buy individual irons? Called GD but was told they don't sell separate. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:23 pm

j-sho wrote:
Newbie here....any place I can buy individual irons? Called GD but was told they don't sell separate. Thanks!

Thread Hijacked individual iron? go fesc should be able to find one, but just a piece of advice if you seriously into this game get a set......
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:52 pm

I have a set bro but missing my 7. I think I misplaced it when shifting house. Somehow I just can't find it anymore
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:00 pm

j-sho wrote:
I have a set bro but missing my 7. I think I misplaced it when shifting house. Somehow I just can't find it anymore
Then u can try looking at FESC, but still if you swing...the feel is totally different.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:17 pm

I'm playing with a set of callaway x-22s. really forgiving and nice set of irons. it should be going at a pretty good price for beginners if you happen to chance on one. I'd say, depending on the condition, $300+ will be a good price.
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:06 am

j-sho wrote:
I have a set bro but missing my 7. I think I misplaced it when shifting house. Somehow I just can't find it anymore

can oso try checking creative joe @ kreta ayer
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:55 am

jeffman88 wrote:
j-sho wrote:
I have a set bro but missing my 7. I think I misplaced it when shifting house. Somehow I just can't find it anymore

can oso try checking creative joe @ kreta ayer

creative joe FTW! plenty of used stuff and excellent guy. Patient and helpful

got myself a Callaway X20 iron set. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: News clubs for newbie?   Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:34 am

Your first set isn't going to the last one. The first set is for you to find out what type of player are you, type of shaft flexibility you are comfort with, head weight and most important is what you find lacking in the set. From there, you will narrow down your selection on what you need to play the game you want. I always suggest ladies ASIAN set as a start as generally newbie tends not to have enough strength to execute the shot, rather being control by the club eventually. Lighter set will allow you more control and slowly you develop the swing and strength to progress to higher range set.
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