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PostSubject: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:35 pm

Hi golfers,

Just took up golfing and am looking for a good amateur golf iron. What should i start with? 

Have been considering Titleist AP1. Anyone has a better suggestions or tips? bounce 

Many thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:51 pm

More details needed. Can u consistently launch with ur 7i now? Any idea on swing speed?

If rank beginner, I would recommend some GI irons used (diablo edge). U can get it for 200-300. Once interest n ability grows, get fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:00 pm

hmm, i can launch consistently but i tend to slice on most shots. How do i measure swing speed?

Sorry but what are diablo edge? Thought with cavity back type irons would suit any amateur?
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:42 pm

Hi Exodus, do read up on the stickies in the forum and also there is a search bar on the top where you can use to find what you needed. Rather than us answering your question one by one where you can read them up when you get time. Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:43 pm

Hi you may check out this link;

http://www.golfworks.com/article.asp?ai=870&eid=IronMPF

The higher the mpf number, the easier the golf club will help you if you are a beginner.
Hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:59 pm

just started playing, either buy super cheap from our marketplace.

 or buy anything that inspires you to want to caress the club, get excited to hold it, happy to look at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:01 pm

+1...

Totally agree... Must get something that u can get excited about...

When I started playing golf, I bought a cheap but extremely old set of irons for really cheap (<$50)... But as I was still learning, chin chye abit...

Then I got offered to buy over a friend's TM Burner 2.0 set after a few sessions... Thus started my equipment lust... But fully agree with haragolfer that you must wanna caress the club and feel excited about going to practice with it...

haragolfer wrote:
just started playing, either buy super cheap from our marketplace.

 or buy anything that inspires you to want to caress the club, get excited to hold it, happy to look at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:46 pm

That is a very helpful site snagy23! Thanks for that.

I am pretty excited about the AP1, so I may just go for it. Just haven't made up my mind if I should go for new or used.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:06 am

Go for it..Exodus..which AP1 u have in mind? 710,712 or 714?
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:50 am

Exodus..this bro from GR selling his 714 AP1 with nspro regular flex shaft for $650.

http://www.golfrepublic.org/t28109-wtb-titleist-ap1-714#433157
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:25 pm

I'm drooling over 714. I would consider 712 at a good price.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:26 pm

PM him. Still waiting for reply
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:20 pm

I will borrow a used set from a friend or relative. Then invest on golfing lessons until can hit more consistent. To be honest, couldn't appreciate the difference between good and bad irons until can hit the sweet spot more consistently.

AP1 is gorgeous. I also suggest looking at JPX EZ forged or the older JPX 825 forged. I personally like the softer feeling of a forged iron.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:34 pm

I was given a set of blade irons but they are ridiculous to play with at my stage. Need something extremely forgiving to work on my form and of cause confidence!

I dislike graphite...they are just too light, the feel is just wrong to me. Maybe when I get better my preference may change.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:55 pm

The 714 got sold.. That was fast
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:02 pm

U can consider the Cobra S2 Max set which Golf Direct is selling for 200+.. My 1st newbie set was also S2 hehe..

IMO, u can't feel much different whether it is game improvement or performance irons..

I'd advise u investing in a good putter because that is the only club u will use on every hold AND more than once  ROFL 
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:50 pm

I have seen a lot of laojiao uncle using cobra equipments instead of the more conventional brands. Wonder if I'm missing something.

I'm usually stuck with my wedge as I either have to chip or pitch due to slicing.

How do u even tell u have a good putter?
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:51 pm

haragolfer wrote:
just started playing, either buy super cheap from our marketplace.

 or buy anything that inspires you to want to caress the club, get excited to hold it, happy to look at it.


I like what you said... caress.... get excited... happy to look at.... very sexy description!

Currently I am using a chin chye set (loose irons and woods I have just put together). I'm not very happy with them but then it's ok for the time being. I went to Golf Direct just last weekend and the salesman had enticed me with a set of ladies Callaway irons which I am holding back the urge to buy now.

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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:59 pm

Momo333 wrote:
haragolfer wrote:
just started playing, either buy super cheap from our marketplace.

 or buy anything that inspires you to want to caress the club, get excited to hold it, happy to look at it.


I like what you said... caress.... get excited... happy to look at.... very sexy description!

Currently I am using a chin chye set (loose irons and woods I have just put together).  I'm not very happy with them but then it's ok for the time being.  I went to Golf Direct just last weekend and the salesman had enticed me with a set of ladies Callaway irons which I am holding back the urge to buy now.


You can consider ladies' Maruman irons w/Graphite shafts ... User-friendly and light weight which is good for Asian women ...
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:08 am


[/quote]

You can consider ladies' Maruman irons w/Graphite shafts ... User-friendly and light weight which is good for Asian women ... [/quote]

Do you have the Maruman model name?
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Hi Momo, you can consider the Maruman RZ Ladies irons which is suitable for beginning golfers ...

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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks Turbo for the reference. I'll go to the shops to have a feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:12 pm

I see places like golf house and Isetan Lido offer in house golf fitting. Anyone tried that? Any feedback?
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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Look out for demo days at driving range.
Try all the clubs you can. When you have the right clubs in your hand, you will know.
If you're really keen in golf, you may like to consider an intermediate set instead of a beginner set.
If you are just trying out golf and see if you will like this game, then better get from the used clubs market.


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PostSubject: Re: Amateur Iron Suggestions   Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:36 pm

You can consider ladies' Maruman irons w/Graphite shafts ... User-friendly and light weight which is good for Asian women ... [/quote]

Do you have the Maruman model name?[/quote]

Hi Momo

Try this web sites www.golfsite.sg  lots of 2nd hand clubs can be found there.

Cheers
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