Hi everyone, this is my first post here . My wife and I are in our early 50's , live in the Sutherland Shire area of Sydney and have both decided to have a shot at playing golf . My only involvement with golf to date is having a few social hits here and there in my earlier days, mainly on corporate days when asked out by clients and caddying for my Dad (who was a golf addict) in my youth in New Zealand. Neither of us have ever played in a competition so are both "beginners" with a capital B. Our first outing involved hitting around 150 balls each at the local driving range. The next step is to organise some lessons and buy a reasonable set of clubs.
Just after any some tips from some of the seasoned players on this forum , i.e what is a reasonable set of clubs for someone starting out , recommendations on who to see about lessons (I don't mind travelling to other parts of Sydney) , joining a club and anything else I need to know.
Thanks very much
Welcome aboard. Strange bunch in here but all lovable rogues.
Of the courses in The Shire, I would suggest that Woolooware is probably the least penal and suited to someone starting out. It is also a Public Course and has social play after 12 midday on Mon - Tue - Wed, all day Thur - Friday and after 1pm on Sat - Sun. They also have what I have been told by others that I know in the Shire a pretty good onsite Golf Academy if you decide to continue on the painful journey that is golf. (Just kidding, painful but heaps of fun). The Ridge at Barden Ridge would be the next choice but due to the amount of slope on the course, it is easy to lose a ball or ten. Also a public course and relatively easy to get on midweek and after 1pm on Sat - Sun.
If you are interested in meeting some of the NSW like minded lunatics that inhabit this forum, we have a little ISG NSW get together planned for the 20/5/18 at Port Kembla GC. You can find all the details in the ISG Golf Days thread. Our chief lunatic is Captain Barnesy and I'm sure he would be happy to provide you any additional info that you may want outside that which has been posted in the thread.with all the details.
If you want to become a full fledged lunatic, the ISG Nationals are on in Qld this year. It is recommended you bring your own straight jacket for this event though.
As for the clubs, you will be looking for Game Improvement irons/hybrid combo, Driver and Fairway wood. Give yourself an idea of how old you want the clubs to be and what price you can reasonable go to. Unless you have an high swing speed, I would suggest at your age and as you are just starting out, Reg flex will probably do you. Also bear in mind the GI clubs of the last 5 or so years are an improvement over the ones produced pre 2012.
Good luck to you and the wife on the adventure.