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Old 17-07-2003, 16:27   #1
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Want to get into golf anyone recoomend any cheap beginner clubs?

Want to get into golf anyone recoomend any cheap beginner clubs?

dont want to spend to much incase im too ****.
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Old 17-07-2003, 19:31   #2
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onlinegolf.co.uk had some cheap clubs a month or so ago. £99 (I think there were hippo) They are widely regarded as good beginner clubs though.

Other than that head down to your local golf shop and speak to the professional, they may even be able to run you through the computer and test out which club is best for your swing (this is expensive though and probably not advisable for a beginner)

The best way to improve = get down the golf range and smack some balls + great stress reliever.
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Old 17-07-2003, 19:33   #3
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I'd agree with Big A in the sense that you want to get down the driving range first and smack a few. I'd also launch straight into some lessons and find out whether you can play, stupid as it sounds, some people just aren't cut out for playing golf, they can't do it.
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Old 17-07-2003, 23:51   #4
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Can you not borrow a friends set and go down the driving range. If you enjoy it have a few lessons, get your mates to gve you a few pointers and then decide if you want to buy a set of your own.
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Old 18-07-2003, 08:56   #5
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I did exactly what others have suggested, about one year ago. Borrowed a mate's clubs, and had several evenings down at the driving range.

When I could hit the thing with a reasonable reliability (!) I chatted to the local pro, who sorted me out a second hand set of clubs, in perfect condition, with bag and accessories for under £150.

One year on, I'm a member at the club, and play off 20.
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I recently bought a new set to upgrade from my half set of Pinseeker blades

I was looking at the Hippo clubs for £99 - IIRC the Plus Impact ones were awarded best club under £300 by a golf mag.

In the end I went for a second hand set of Titleist cavity back irons from golfbidder.co.uk - got them for just over £100 shipped.

You definitely want to go for a set of cavity backs. You will find your distance is a lot more consitent than with blades - at least until you get proficient.

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Old 18-07-2003, 12:03   #7
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go for a decent set of second-hand cavity backs from golfbidder.com if you are serious about playing.

If you are just starting out, I'd go to the range (or even better a practice ground - 90 balls for £5 at Metro golf, north london ) and a pitch and putt course.

I don't see many absolute beginners enjoying themselves out on a 5-6000 yard course when they have trouble getting the ball off the ground.
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Old 22-07-2003, 07:34   #8
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I'd go for a set of dunlop or slazenger from jjb sports cheap and well known brands.

Especially since they are nopw under the adidas/taylor made banner.

The clubs are now made better

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Old 22-07-2003, 12:51   #9
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places like american golf discount often have 2nd hand sets that you can test.

or as has been mentioned, go to a decent driving range and they will, usually, allow you to test bats there.

finally, makro have had a couple of good deals on recently (in Hull at least)
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Old 24-07-2003, 08:38   #10
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I am possibly looking at buying these....

http://www.onlinegolf.co.uk/ishop/3/shopscr2010.html


Could not make out if these are the clubs that are being recommended or not!

Are there any reviews for these anywhere?

Has anyone on here got these?

Thanks in advance

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Old 24-07-2003, 12:16   #11
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These are the irons that are widely recommended for beginners

http://www.direct-golf.co.uk/search/detail.asp?prod=14

If you have got a Tesco Extra near you then they have 20% off all golf equipment at the moment so you should be able to pick up a bag and putter to go with fairly cheaply.

To be honest the set you were looking at that included the woods looks a bit cheap and nasty. I think you will struggle to get a whole set for under £100 that is any good. Better to spend the money on a semi-decent set of irons and start from there. Most beginners would not hit a wood very often anyway.
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Old 24-07-2003, 12:43   #13
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A good beginners set here










Seriously, I manage with just a half set. And cavity backs do help.
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A good beginners set here










Seriously, I manage with just a half set. And cavity backs do help.
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btw, don't copy his grip - it's cack handed
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I've just moved on from my first set of clubs, made by Howson and I was very very pleased with them.

I got mine from Direct Golf (the company with the Hippo Irons above).

3 iron to SW set for £69 http://www.direct-golf.co.uk/search/detail.asp?prod=16

Or individual irons for £10 each.
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I've just moved on from my first set of clubs, made by Howson and I was very very pleased with them.

I got mine from Direct Golf (the company with the Hippo Irons above).

3 iron to SW set for £69 http://www.direct-golf.co.uk/search/detail.asp?prod=16

Or individual irons for £10 each.

Thanks for the reply! How do these compare to the Pro Select set I mentioned above?

How long did that set last you?
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I'd been thinking about a new set of clubs for about 6 months now as everyone plays wher I work. I bought a really cheap half set about 15 years ago and I was way too embarrassed to let these rusty sticks out of their luxurious pvc bag.

Anyway, this thread led me to direct golf and I ordered the Hippo John Daley set (with graphite shafts) late on Sunday night and they arrived yesterday.

Just got back from the driving range and I was hitting the ball further AND straighter than I have ever done before (I haven't hit a golf ball in over 7 years before tonight!). A few more visits to the driving range & will be ready to take on a course.
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Try American Golf Discount they have a number that you can ring to see what second hand clubs you can get from them - and they come with a guarantee too.

They will also custom fit the clubs to you so you dont have to adapt to the new clubs.

I am only 15 but after buying a new driver which was custom fitted to me I can now drive the ball 260 - 280 yards on some occasions instead of the 150+ I was using my old driver that I acquired off my uncle

A good set of clubs which suit your swing speed and position are vital.

(However I am left handed so finding second hand clubs for me is really difficult)
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Old 18-08-2003, 11:30   #20
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Hi, I'm a student and so although I'm working I don't wanna blow too much on clubs, but I want a half decent set. Does anyone know where I can get hold of a half set of clubs as I can't seem to find any on those websites you have been recommending.

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