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This thread is intended for some tips and tricks surrounding the world of golf. for those who arent big fans of golf dont have to post.

Aight im a beginner golfer that definitely can keep up with some pretty novice players. After using some really *I mean* really old set of Dunlop golf clubs, im ready to move on to a new set for beginners. Ive been looking at a golf set from Top Flite and they seem to be the best for beginners. Now the big question is, are sets like this that come complete worth spending the $200 even though im only a beginner.



Ive played at least 4 times on an actual golf course and all different courses. So please share your opinion and even stories on the course on what you've experienced from the type of clubs or even the best places to golf for the best price...


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I suck at golf. I used 36 golf balls on 15 holes, then I had to stop because I ran out of golf balls. I'm pretty good at the driving range though. I think the course I played that game at was called Lake Ridge in Reno, NV, and it's definitely not for beginners. The 15th hole involves teeing off of the side of a large hill onto a small island in the middle of a lake with some nice houses with big windows behind it.
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I'd say I'm fairly good at golf... I fluctuate between a 0 and 3 handicap. As far as buying new clubs Cubed, what do you usually shoot? Do you hit the ball high/low, hook/slice?



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i'm awesome at golf. i always get the high score.

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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=145156.msg3124292#msg3124292 date=1242356257]
I'd say I'm fairly good at golf... I fluctuate between a 0 and 3 handicap. As far as buying new clubs Cubed, what do you usually shoot? Do you hit the ball high/low, hook/slice?
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Well right now im shooting over a hundred, but not extraordinarly high for a beginner. like i said, i can keep up with the novice players. I can get the ball down the fairway pretty well if I keep my hands turned in preventing slicing, but if i dont, I slice 90% of the time. As far as the high or low, Im pretty much down the middle. Not too high or low.

[quote author=IBrakeForNobody link=topic=145156.msg3124279#msg3124279 date=1242355814]
I suck at golf. I used 36 golf balls on 15 holes, then I had to stop because I ran out of golf balls. I'm pretty good at the driving range though. I think the course I played that game at was called Lake Ridge in Reno, NV, and it's definitely not for beginners. The 15th hole involves teeing off of the side of a large hill onto a small island in the middle of a lake with some nice houses with big windows behind it.
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I shot a couple of holes that involved going downhill and loved watching it soar in the air for a good amount and nothing beats watching the ball gently go down the fairway


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you should prolly go have your swing analyzed before selecting new clubs. lots of places do that for nothing.
sounds like maybe you're good enough to think about shaft flex and blade offsets to fit your swing.
make sure you're turning that right hand over to prevent that slice.

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[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=145156.msg3124332#msg3124332 date=1242357338]
you should prolly go have your swing analyzed before selecting new clubs. lots of places do that for nothing.
sounds like maybe you're good enough to think about shaft flex and blade offsets to fit your swing.
make sure you're turning that right hand over to prevent that slice.
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I actually did that and it worked phenomenally. the back nine, I fixed my slice and I actully was able to keep my ball from slicing.

Now, im actually working on my power because there are areas where I over power my hit and hit way too hard. Also vice versa.


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John, you make it sound so simple, lol. If only...



AxelaCubed, you should check out a brand called KZG. They've built their brand name by essentially catering to golfers (of all skill levels) that want custom built clubs. Their representatives analyze your swing and then recommend clubs that would be best suited to you. Also, unlike most "beginners clubs," these clubs are rather well built. I would not recommend buying anything from Dicks or Sports Authority or stores like that because you wont get what you really need. Fitting clubs to your swing style is extremely important, and is definitely something that many people overlook. Finding the right clubs gives you that confidence that you need to really play better.

Aside from getting the right clubs, taking a few lessons is definitely a good idea. Talk to the Pro at your local course and see what he can do for you. If he isnt available, then ask who he recommends. DONT ask your friends for recommendations (unless they're fairly good at golf). You can easily be led to somebody who doesn't really know what they're doing and will just overcharge you.



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+1 now is a good time to visit a pro and find out if there's something in your swing that is going to prevent further improvement.
it can be frustrating when they change something so drastically that it seems like you're starting over, but it's prolly better in the long run if it turns out you have a hitch.

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I golf casually (read: 2 or 3 weekends a month) but when I'm generally sitting about 10-15 over par most of the time when I go. My dad golfs about 3 times a week in leagues and then on weekends with me, and I'm usually even with him, plus we have little competitions to see who can out-drive the other. We usually end up within about 10 yards of each other, but we both drive 300+ most of the time.

My clubs are fairly old, a set of Snake Eyes I got for my birthday (I think my 21st), but the irons still work great. I have no idea what driver I'm using, its one my dad made for himself and that he kind of retired after he went on to make another 2 or 3 lol.

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