Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy
Join date: 2011-05-17
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:53 pm|| |
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Join date: 2011-11-16
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:42 am|| |
i think its best to get a cavity back, much easier to hit. as you play better, you can still feel comfortable playing CB if you dont want to try blade.
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Join date: 2010-09-20
Join date: 2011-08-07
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:16 am|| |
As what all fellow GRians mentioned.. you might want to look for a forgiving set instead of blades. Get interested in the game and passion is essential in the beginning..
I have a forgiving set to let go if this might interest you..http://www.golfrepublic.org/t21412-wts-beginner-set
Join date: 2013-01-02
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:05 am|| |
|By "Pro" clubs I take it that you are referring to irons used by Touring Pros? Or those touted as "Player's Irons"? Touring Pros use a variety of clubs, some less forgiving (pure blades), some more forgiving (e.g. Titleist AP2). Some use long irons, some use hybrids ... BUT all of them want the same thing ... equipment that will help them score better.|
One school of thought is that if we are going to learn something from Touring Pros, it is to use whatever will help you shoot a lower score. i.e. use equipment suited to YOU, appreciate the forgiveness built into such equipment because it will make golf slightly easier.
Another school of thought is that practicing with forgiving equipment encourages bad habits because even fundamentally incorrect swings can produce acceptable results. Golfers who subscribe to this approach believe that unforgiving clubs give the "feedback" needed to improve. A swing which sends a Game Improvement 6 iron relatively straight might not even be able to launch a bladed iron of a similar loft (since GI clubs all have stronger lofts, it would probably translate to a 5 iron or less on a "Player's" iron set). Hence, the concept is to get clubs that will let you know instantly when you have made a good swing. The flip side is that it will instantly tell you when you have made a bad swing as well.
Not trying to make it sound like mission impossible, but even if you have learnt how to use blades on the driving range, the journey is only 25% complete. You still need to learn how to use such clubs on the golf course. Grass and soil are a lot less forgiving than driving range mats. You will need to be pretty committed to practicing and playing frequently in order to use such clubs effectively on the course.
It depends on what you want and your personality. Are you willing to commit all that time and effort (and it may take months of continous daily practice to achieve basic short iron proficiency) to learn how to play a game? Can you deal with the disappointment of duffing the majority of your iron shots on the course after a supposed good range session? Or hitting it decently and leaving all your iron shots short of the green? It sounds very negative, but these are the facts of what normally happens when you put blades or unforgiving player's irons in the hands of begginers or even mid to high handicappers.
If these clubs are so hard to use, why do pros use them? I don't really know, but my guess is that at that level, they are more concerned with spin control and trajectory. And the clubs that are designed to help beginners and amatuers launch the ball and play the game will result in too much spin (and/or too high an initial lanuch angle) when used by Tour Pros, who have a much higher swing speed than average amateurs.
Summary of my very long post:
1) We do not swing like tour pros
2) Even practicing 8 hours a day, very few of us have the ability to swing like a tour pro
3) Depending on the characteristics of your swing, the optimal equipment for you varies
4) Tour Pros use what suits them best, shouldn't you?
That being said, one of the unwritten goals of GR is to promote the 2nd hand golf equipment market in Singapore, so just buy what you like, and if it doesn't work out, sell it off and buy another set!
This is a very insightful post. I think i should relook into what i need to improve my game as i practice more with my dad's 2nd hand set before dreaming about buying my own set.
Kinda afraid that i get stuck to this buy/sell syndrome and overlook on practicing my skills lolx
Join date: 2012-12-14
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:39 pm|| |
Appreciate reading these posts! I have been wanting to get a new set and have been doing much reading about the different sets and talking about the sets with my partner talking about pros and cons about each set, don't know if that set is too tough for me etc etc until she told me to just buy it!
I really like the look of blades but can understand how morale affects you if you can't hit anything straight. Tried some clubs from an older set of mizuno MP (cannot recall which series) then came away from the range with pain in my elbow and disturbed that all my shots were much shorter than usual. I guess I could not handle the much heavier steel shafts (it was nspro regular). My current plan is to go for some pro lessons to get my swing in order and then to a club fitter to get some recommendations! Even though I am itching so much to get a new set!
Join date: 2011-09-05
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:56 pm|| |
Get one that will make the game more enjoyable.
Join date: 2013-01-21
Location: Jakarta / SGP
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 pm|| |
i suggest go get a golf club fitting, chose a brand or club head (blade/cavity..) u like and get them to look at how u swing get u fitted for the best suited club and shaft for you.. unless you know exactly what you need
I know PING will do this for you. and also came across some other shop doinf fitting for other brands ...
You will get to swing different clubs w different shafts and even check the size of your grip.
note that shaft options are equally important to the club head choice
you will never regret the $$ spend on club fitting
good luck and enjoy
Join date: 2012-12-01
|Subject: Re: Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:31 am|| |
Whatever said here, end of the day, u must enjoy what u are doing............if not, no point spending times and money on a game that stress u out...may as well have a beer..
Deciding on what kind of clubs to buy