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blackpool_04
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:01 am

zakevich wrote:
I will buy wedges, follow by irons, then a putter and lastly are the long sticks like fairway wood, hybrids and driver. At least, this is the way my friend got me addicted to golf.

500 to 800 is a good budget. 300 for irons, 150 for wedges and 150 for putter?

agree with zakevich...
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:13 am

blackpool_04 wrote:
zakevich wrote:
I will buy wedges, follow by irons, then a putter and lastly are the long sticks like fairway wood, hybrids and driver. At least, this is the way my friend got me addicted to golf.

500 to 800 is a good budget. 300 for irons, 150 for wedges and 150 for putter?

agree with zakevich...

Think for putter, you can just get any second hand ones that are still in good condition, after all you just need it to practice, maybe budget $50-80? enough for a pretty good putter. Or hunt bargain stores, i got a new tm rossa putter from golf bargain at just $60.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:57 am

Fronzenre wrote:
blackpool_04 wrote:
zakevich wrote:
I will buy wedges, follow by irons, then a putter and lastly are the long sticks like fairway wood, hybrids and driver. At least, this is the way my friend got me addicted to golf.

500 to 800 is a good budget. 300 for irons, 150 for wedges and 150 for putter?

agree with zakevich...

Think for putter, you can just get any second hand ones that are still in good condition, after all you just need it to practice, maybe budget $50-80? enough for a pretty good putter. Or hunt bargain stores, i got a new tm rossa putter from golf bargain at just $60.

This sound even better; more budget for other stuffs, like shoes, gloves, bags, headband, yoko yoko.....
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:15 pm

hahaha. gear shopping is always fun!

and cadbury, if you're gonna check out bargain stores, must check out golf direct. their sales are pretty awesome. i believe the next one starts the coming friday...
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:27 pm

wow thanks guys for the price guide! Think i'll go down and take a look.

Is there any equipment that is good to get first hand ones? GD is probably all new right? THeir facebook photos are like spanking clean storefront. Looks nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:29 pm

Sorry Cadbury for hijacking your tread.

I am also looking for some beginner golf sets. great to learn about from here.

Anyway, Castojos can pm me on your set? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:38 pm

Cadbury wrote:
wow thanks guys for the price guide! Think i'll go down and take a look.

Is there any equipment that is good to get first hand ones? GD is probably all new right? THeir facebook photos are like spanking clean storefront. Looks nice!

as far as i know, yeah, GD only sells new stuff...
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:12 pm

leerock wrote:
Sorry Cadbury for hijacking your tread.

I am also looking for some beginner golf sets. great to learn about from here.

Anyway, Castojos can pm me on your set? Thanks.

Replied you Leerock. Think sent you two msgs cos i thought the first one didn't go through.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:09 am

Hi Cadbury,

Personally i would suggest that you can pick up golf from a reputable instructor. There is alot of difference between a good instructor and someone who just charges you cheap on the good. For all sports, i think fundamental is very important. Else it is very tough to correct them once you get used to all the wrong things like swing.

As for gear, some good places to pick up golf provide you with gear even outside of lesson for you to practise. I would also suggest to pick up the game first and when you are more consistent with your fundamentals, get your instructor to recommend the type of irons you should be using to improve your game.

A wrong equipment right from the start can make or break your interest level.
Just remember that cheap does not mean good. And good does not mean expensive. Its a very personal thing when it comes to golf. Until you are consistent, its still very subjective.

Cheers and enjoy your game!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:28 am

thanks crit for your advice! sounds very reasonable for a pure newbie like me.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:47 am

For a beginner, I would suggest getting two resale clubs that should not cost much, say a 7 and a 9 iron to start off. This is for you to practise with whilst undergoing lessons with a pro. At this point, when you are still tryng to establish your swing, it will be difficult to determine what clubs suit you. You will also find out if you really like the game. Alternatively, you can buy a full second hand set that you can later sell off and change to something more suitable to you and to your liking after you have established your commitment to the game and built up a swing. Just food for thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:37 pm

CreativeGolf sell loose irons if you want to try golf.

Blk 333, Kreta Ayer Road, #01-17 Singapore 080333
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:17 pm

hmm... loose irons, wouldn't it be hard to get a matching set later on?
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:40 pm

Cadbury wrote:
hmm... loose irons, wouldn't it be hard to get a matching set later on?

Well, you can always get a brand new set of irons that do not match your current loose iron or irons.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:41 pm

yeah, pretty much.

but i think he's suggesting that you can buy a few loose clubs just for the initial learning stage, then once you're sure that you will continue, you can then buy a set. this is probably a better idea if you're unsure whether you'll stick with golf... heh...
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:19 am

leerock wrote:
Sorry Cadbury for hijacking your tread.

I am also looking for some beginner golf sets. great to learn about from here.

Anyway, Castojos can pm me on your set? Thanks.
Don't.

Use your instructor's club. I'm sure he has plenty of 7 Iron. Until you are absolutely sure that you are sticking to the sport for long term, stick with your instructor's club.

There's a high chance you won't touch your other clubs until at least 6 months of consistent, continuous and regular training.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:26 am

check out the dan plan , google it, see if his approach can work for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:23 pm

Newtogolf wrote:

Don't.

Use your instructor's club. I'm sure he has plenty of 7 Iron. Until you are absolutely sure that you are sticking to the sport for long term, stick with your instructor's club.

There's a high chance you won't touch your other clubs until at least 6 months of consistent, continuous and regular training.

I'm really tempted to get a set myself but thanks for this, I will need to wait till I get into the lessons first. OMG I see all the nice clubs, I'm getting poisoned before I even play D:
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:02 pm

Cadbury wrote:
Newtogolf wrote:

Don't.

Use your instructor's club. I'm sure he has plenty of 7 Iron. Until you are absolutely sure that you are sticking to the sport for long term, stick with your instructor's club.

There's a high chance you won't touch your other clubs until at least 6 months of consistent, continuous and regular training.

I'm really tempted to get a set myself but thanks for this, I will need to wait till I get into the lessons first. OMG I see all the nice clubs, I'm getting poisoned before I even play D:
Well u can always try out one piece 1st, then if you really into the game then you can get a set of irons and putter. Then you can go on executive course liao.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi there, I'm new here and thinking of picking up golf soon
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:56 pm

I've a beginner (Gosen) set to let go cheaply; driver, woods, irons, putter and golf bag. I just have a couple of conditions; I prefer to let go to beginners trying to pick up the game, and secondly, once you're done with it, do pass it on to other fellow beginners at the similarly cheap price. PM me if you're interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:01 pm

kyleyann wrote:
I've a beginner (Gosen) set to let go cheaply; driver, woods, irons, putter and golf bag. I just have a couple of conditions; I prefer to let go to beginners trying to pick up the game, and secondly, once you're done with it, do pass it on to other fellow beginners at the similarly cheap price. PM me if you're interested.

Condition and age?
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:48 am

blackpool_04 wrote:
yeah, pretty much.

but i think he's suggesting that you can buy a few loose clubs just for the initial learning stage, then once you're sure that you will continue, you can then buy a set. this is probably a better idea if you're unsure whether you'll stick with golf... heh...

Thank you for helping me to explain.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:40 am

Cadbury wrote:
kyleyann wrote:
I've a beginner (Gosen) set to let go cheaply; driver, woods, irons, putter and golf bag. I just have a couple of conditions; I prefer to let go to beginners trying to pick up the game, and secondly, once you're done with it, do pass it on to other fellow beginners at the similarly cheap price. PM me if you're interested.

Condition and age?

7 or 8 at best. Nothing fantastic. It's a full set with everything. Should be enough to us the clubs for your various lessons.
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PostSubject: Re: Beginner here   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:30 pm

kyleyann wrote:
Cadbury wrote:
kyleyann wrote:
I've a beginner (Gosen) set to let go cheaply; driver, woods, irons, putter and golf bag. I just have a couple of conditions; I prefer to let go to beginners trying to pick up the game, and secondly, once you're done with it, do pass it on to other fellow beginners at the similarly cheap price. PM me if you're interested.

Condition and age?

7 or 8 at best. Nothing fantastic. It's a full set with everything. Should be enough to us the clubs for your various lessons.

Kyleyann, I like your proposal. Very nice gesture to support newcomers to the game. Thumbs up.
Cadbury, this is a very good offer and I will take it if I were you. As a beginner, any decent set will be good enough to start with. Later, when you have developed some understanding of the game and determine that you want to game seriously, then you can look for your own preferred set and smilarly pass on the old set to another beginner. Golf requires much dedication to play well. Some are lucky to have good eye-hand coordination and ball sense etc and picks up the game real fast. But many have also laboured and lost love for the game for many reasons. Don't be in a hurry to spend your $. You will not lack future opportunities to burn that hole in your pocket!
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