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#16 Deege

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

Welcome!  What a great thing to be starting on the path of playing golf.  A great opportunity for you and your wife to spend some quality time together enjoying the out of doors, and a good excuse to travel and meet new people.

 

I would recommend at least getting a little advice on the sort of clubs that will suit you - a beginner set for sure and not too expensive, but generally make sure they are the right length and approximately right angle (that is all about how you hold the club).  Take some lessons - a lot of pros offer a beginners deal for 3 or 4 lessons to go through the basics.  Then practice.  Focus at least as much on your shortgame (putting, chipping and bunkers etc) as you do on your full swing - it will make a bigger difference to your scoring at least at the beginning.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

Thanks all for your help. My wife picked up a second hand set off gumtree. I figured I'd also go secondhand. That way if I decide not to continue I can get rid of them without losing too much cash. My son who recently took up the sport bought a Callway Warbird package deal off  Drummond for around $900. That may also be an option.. Thanks again

 

That is the way to go in my opinion.

 

I would never advise someone starting out to spend much on clubs. Once you start playing some more and get more involved you can start to add/replace clubs in the set as needed/wanted.

 

I also disagree that you will grow out of game improvement clubs too fast. I could easily get around and still play well using a set of game improvement shovels.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:57 PM

I would recommend at least getting a little advice on the sort of clubs that will suit you - a beginner set for sure and not too expensive, but generally make sure they are the right length and approximately right angle (that is all about how you hold the club). 

 

I kind of disagree with this. Unless you are at an extreme end of height you should be able to get away with just about anything in terms of loft/lie/length. Yeah they might not be ideal, but if you've only ever played a handful of rounds ever, it wont really matter.

 

Budget should be the only thing that matters for someone just starting out. Spend as little as possible to find out if you even like the game and then spend more later.

 

Lessons are never a bad idea though.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

Generally game improvement clubs are at the cheaper end of the price scale, are targeted at beginners and favor forgiveness.
 
High end irons have a better feel, sound, feedback and control to shape the shot and conversely are less forgiving (bad shots will go further offline). For a beginner, in all likelihood that will make their game worse!


There are plenty of GI irons in the high end price range.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

I kind of disagree with this. Unless you are at an extreme end of height you should be able to get away with just about anything in terms of loft/lie/length. Yeah they might not be ideal, but if you've only ever played a handful of rounds ever, it wont really matter.

 

Budget should be the only thing that matters for someone just starting out. Spend as little as possible to find out if you even like the game and then spend more later.

 

Lessons are never a bad idea though.

 

I don't know.  You don't need to go to a full fitting, but getting something that is drastically wrong for you will make the game harder to begin with.  My first set was a set of "on course" brand generic clubs - certainly cheap, but they were fitted for height etc (oddly enough I didn't get fitted myself, but my dad was taking up golf and buying us all a set if we wanted to take it up too and my twin sister was there getting measured - so I had a proxy for the measurement stuff).

 

And you are right that crappy clubs can do you okay.  I used those clubs for several years, then when I started to pay more regularly (and had more folding stuff), I got a fitted for a set at Yarra Bend for a full set of GI clubs, most of which I still use four years later.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Gidday PeterJ3...chief NSW lunatic here.

 

You would be more than welcome to join us for a round at one of our events...we take anyone's money.

 

As Commish pointed out we have a game lined up at Pt Kembla on the 20th of next month, a not too far a drive for you, we have another from the Shire that will most likely be attending. Check out the details here

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:22 PM

I don't know. You don't need to go to a full fitting, but getting something that is drastically wrong for you will make the game harder to begin with. My first set was a set of "on course" brand generic clubs - certainly cheap, but they were fitted for height etc (oddly enough I didn't get fitted myself, but my dad was taking up golf and buying us all a set if we wanted to take it up too and my twin sister was there getting measured - so I had a proxy for the measurement stuff).

And you are right that crappy clubs can do you okay. I used those clubs for several years, then when I started to pay more regularly (and had more folding stuff), I got a fitted for a set at Yarra Bend for a full set of GI clubs, most of which I still use four years later.


Yep, which is why the only caveat I gave was that of height. If you're roughly average height just aim for standard length/loft/lie and then get fitted latest on.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:28 PM

You make way too much sense Commish.

 

BTW had spent some time in ACT at the Furphy tap...was good as you said it was.

 

aahh yes, a refreshing drop it is.  It seems to be (hopefully) creeping north.  You didn't happen to run into Yarnie at Yowani per chance??


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

Yep, which is why the only caveat I gave was that of height. If you're roughly average height just aim for standard length/loft/lie and then get fitted latest on.


I was fitted, 3*upright and had to use the pros clubs a few weeks ago, he is 4 *flat.... hit them ok though. We are roughly the same height
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:11 PM

Yep, which is why the only caveat I gave was that of height. If you're roughly average height just aim for standard length/loft/lie and then get fitted latest on.

 

 

I was fitted, 3*upright and had to use the pros clubs a few weeks ago, he is 4 *flat.... hit them ok though. We are roughly the same height

 

Doesn't that prove his point? 


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

aahh yes, a refreshing drop it is.  It seems to be (hopefully) creeping north.  You didn't happen to run into Yarnie at Yowani per chance??

 

Uncle Dan's have Furphy's to the max now.   As many slabs of Furphy as there are Carlton Draught and other assorted beers.   It's becoming my "regular beer" at the moment because it's also fairly cheap in comparison to the other beers 


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:23 AM

aahh yes, a refreshing drop it is.  It seems to be (hopefully) creeping north.  You didn't happen to run into Yarnie at Yowani per chance??

There was a lot of leaf fall from the all Oak trees at Yowani, so that may explain why we couldn't see Yarnstar or our balls


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:40 AM

Doesn't that prove his point?


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

Uncle Dan's have Furphy's to the max now. As many slabs of Furphy as there are Carlton Draught and other assorted beers. It's becoming my "regular beer" at the moment because it's also fairly cheap in comparison to the other beers

i have a 50$ Gift card for Dans place, I’ll gift for 50$ to you and throw in a blue golf shirt.....

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

There are plenty of GI irons in the high end price range.

 

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