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Old 20-03-2009, 19:23   #1
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What sort of beginner golf clubs should i go for?

I have been looking on the net for reviews and advice on what sort of golf clubs i should be going for as a complete beginner but have found nothing really helpful. I am looking for a set to suit a 6' 2" male (me) for around the £150 - £200 mark but there are so many out there that its too confusing. I like the look of the Hippo Hiptech range but have heard they are not too great.

Any information and advice would be appreciated.

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Old 20-03-2009, 19:24   #2
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More suited to the sports forum is this.

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Old 20-03-2009, 19:56   #3
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If you are a complete beginner, buy the cheapest set of flexible shaft clubs you can find. If you know people at a club or range, ask if any beginners are upgrading to a new set and if they are selling their old set.

No point wasting money on anything half-decent until you get to a point when they are holding you back, and that'll be quite some way off as a beginner.

I'm an eternal beginner and still have a mix of a cheap set I started with. Have mixed and matched with better clubs over time (some to help me, some due to frustration ), but the majority are still a cheap set.
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Oversized and cavity backed is the way to go, which is what all entry level irons are anyway. Probably worth spending a bit more and getting some mizuno or similar as opposed to ram/hippo though. they'll be better sticks and will also not depreciate anywhere near as badly for when you step up or give in.

Won't go far wrong with something like the mizuno mx17, should be able to pick up a set for around £150 ish second hand I'd have thought. keep an eye on direct golf and places like golfbidder for some decent bargains.

In fact here you go 5-sw mx 17's £126

http://www.golfbidder.co.uk/models/2...Set_MX-17.html

then go and play with some putters in a shop somewhere as they are impossible to recommend and you've got your starting set. Add in a rescue wood when you can hit this lot and dont bother with a driver until you're comfortable with the above.
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fit is better than quality. expensive clubs will not make you a better golfer despite what your local golf club shop will say. get clubs that accommodate your height. i haven't played for years but a set of clubs that "fit" improves your game no end.
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cheers for the info. i have been offered a full set of Ping 92's for £200. Dont know much about them but know ping to be quality made. is this a good deal? its off a mate of a mate who is going through hard times. i have seen them and they are practically as new and include bag, balls, glove etc.

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never heard of 92's, the g2's were good though.

as long as they're not high end blades they should be ok i guess.
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