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#1 smb7

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 09:53 PM

Just need some suggestions as to which brand i should choose for a budget set of clubs i have listed my 3 options below- Any input would be much appreciated as i got no clue what brands im looking for really. 

 

They are all the same price.

 

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MaxFli Sd-1 

Wilson Prostaff HDX

Macgregor cg2000

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 01:08 AM

Welcome to the forum.

What is your budget?

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When you say 'new to golf', how many times have you played and what score do you get for 9 holes on a par 36 type course?

Have you had any lessons to learn how to play?

Why these questions? Because you may get better value (better clubs for same money) buying other brands second hand. To help guide you, this information is helpful.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:57 AM

Ive played 18 holes at my local golf course maybe 5 - 6 times, as for score i have no idea (all i know is that im pretty bad) ill for sure be getting lessons at some point. I was using a friends clubs up untill now but he has moved out of the state so i need to get my own set. 


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:03 AM

Budget is around $400-500, id pretty much decided on one of the sets above, just didnt know which would be better 


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:05 AM

A basic cheapo set will be much like any other - all 3 of those are long established brands although the Macgregors aren't common

If you can have a hit with each see which you like most - a good feeling about your club's is a good start

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:56 AM

I'm going to disagree with Weetabix, and suggest instead of buying any of those 'package sets' you instead go and talk to your local golf pro.

In hindsight, I wish I had taken lessons when I first started. Years of hacking around with false ideas of how to hit a golf ball only developed a bad swing, bad technique, that's taken years to unlearn.

Once you speak to your local golf pro, they will be able to get you into a used set of better quality clubs that will be much better than those 'package sets'. For your budget, you can get a second hand set of quality clubs... Sure,they won't be new and shiny, but they'll be better quality and with the help of a good golf coach, you'll get a set that suits you better.

What area are you living? Where do you play? Crew on here can probably recommend a good golf coach in your area.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:47 AM

Here ya go, couple of ideas (options) instead of those 'package sets':

https://www.gumtree....-set/1196005174

Or

https://www.gumtree....w-lw/1196615355

Edited by hack2489, 30 September 2018 - 10:54 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:53 AM

I agree with Hack.

 

There are lots of variables about you that we don't know - age, fitness, general build.  Are you a muscly tradie or a wimpy clerk?

 

It's not just about the shininess of the club heads.  Shafts come in different flexes.  If you're a strong young buck, you'll need fairly stiff shafts even though you may not be able to use them properly yet.  If you're a fat old fart or have other physical limitations, you might need 'senior flex' shafts.

 

Whatever you buy probably won't suit you for long because, as your swing gets better, your requirements change.

 

Go and see the local golf pro - he can size you up much better than our guesses even though you may currently lack ability. As Hack said, get some lessons so that you are at least starting with the right methodology, or technique, rather than having to unlearn your natural faults somewhere down the track.

 

Join a club.  It's not about being 'good enough to compete', it's about having others to play golf with.  We were all crap golfers when we started, some of us still are.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:06 PM

Just need some suggestions as to which brand i should choose for a budget set of clubs i have listed my 3 options below- Any input would be much appreciated as i got no clue what brands im looking for really.

They are all the same price.

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MaxFli Sd-1
Wilson Prostaff HDX
Macgregor cg2000
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:51 PM

2 years ago I was in the same boat.

 

Unfortunately being new to golf an not knowing anyone at our local club, We don't have a local pro, but perhaps I should have asked around more for second hand clubs. 

 

I  bought a set of clubs from Drummond Golf. They told me at the time that in about 2 years  might be looking to upgrade and they were right.

 

 I found the set I bought wasn't ideal for me, but I still use 6 I-SW . I replaced 4&5I with a hybrid and changed driver and 3 Wood. The shafts was too .

 

If you buy second hand, buy known brands rather than cheap.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:32 PM

Its very tempting when you first start to get a shiny new package deal with everything you need to play. I did it, ended up with **** clubs that I got rid of within 6 months, you won't get any resale value either. 



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

Sounds like the package deals that you can get from GCO ?

Not that they're a bad starting point but what do you really need to get started, choose wisely and they will last alot longer ?

Picking the right package set is an art form and getting or having the correct info is a must.

What were the clubs that you have been using from your friend and how did they go ? If you're happy to buy the package set to get underway then that's ok but be aware that they might only last for a year or so, maybe even less time !

Any help from your local club or driving range pro would help at this stage. Be aware that whomever you deal with is essentially retail and will sell you something, regardless of whether it's right for you or not :(

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:44 PM

If you are going to go down the "off the rack package set" from a retail type place, there are still a couple of things you need to know, and need to make known.

 

Firstly, you need to know that all packages are not made equal.

 

Some have more irons, some have more of "the devils tools", some are more forgiving, some may last longer in terms of being suitable as you improve, so discuss it all with whoever you go to see.

 

Quality of the sets vary as much as the price does.

 

Let them know which clubs you struggle with currently, which ones you hit well, what shaft flex suits, (or may suit).

 

Hit clubs from each package (and not just a 7 iron). Hit the driver and gaybrid as well and get them to check to see the shaft flex is suitable.

 

And in particular ..... let them know how much time and effort you are willing to put in towards improving. That will fast track both you and them towards a set that will suit you over time, and not leave you ending up with a set you've quickly outgrown.

 

If you are only ever going to be a once a month social player, then your needs will certainly be different to someone who eventually wants to play off single figures.

 

If you just want to get the ball up in the air, then talk to them about "forgiveness" …… if you want to work the ball, eg be able to hit it left to right, right to left, high and low .... then speak to them about which clubs are more workable.

 

Also, off the rack package sets can be tailored for length etc, and they should be able to cut them down for you, or extend them for you at the time of purchase, if that is what's required to make them more suitable … (so they should be checking for your ideal length etc.) 

 

So, instead of hitting that "buy now" button on Ebay on a set of unknown and unhit clubs .... talk to someone about your needs, and try hitting lots of different clubs first.

 

Just my 2 cents ….. :)  


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:56 PM

Budget is around $400-500, id pretty much decided on one of the sets above, just didnt know which would be better


I wouldn't spend $15:00 on those clubs you have chosen.
They are all junk.

Golf guy33 is a club fitter who looks after me and quite a few of us vic's.
He knows his stuff.

GPJ long also works in the golf industry & knows his stuff too.

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Weetie is a self taught golfer who is a wreck
Iron mick has 7 kids and his handicap reflects that.
Hack is trying to get to single figures with out actually playing in comps??
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