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Hey guys, newbie here to the forums, but from what i can see its a lively and very informative site.

What im basically wanting to know is what part of equipment will be most beneficial to purchase to get the jump on my game and lower my handicap?

I was an avid golfer during school til about 16-17yrs old, and at the time got down to about a 16 handicap. Since then i ventured to other sports and golf was on the backburner.

Now im getting keen to take it back up and do it more seriously and put some actual money/time/effort into it.

I currently just use a stock standard set of Wilson clubs bought a few years back now but have come to realise i need to splash out and upgrade but just dont know where to start.

Bit of info - My putting and short game seems ok to me. Usually hit most greens in reg or just miss (recovery is a specialty it seems). This obviously means my driving accuracy is somewhat a mystery haha. I probably hit the fairway about 30% off tee shots. It's most likely my technique/grip which ive researched and am beginning to work on as a slice is my biggest headache.

Will a decent driver assist with the fixing of this? I mentally think buying a driver is my first priority just because of this.

Cheers for any responses.



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Hey Matt I am the same as you just getting back into golf as I have recently given up football . My problem is I am 6'3 and I don't know if I should get the longer club and if it will really help my game . Sorry I could not help but good luck in your search

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Originally Posted by mpbrown

... Bit of info - My putting and short game seems ok to me. Usually hit most greens in reg or just miss (recovery is a specialty it seems). This obviously means my driving accuracy is somewhat a mystery haha. I probably hit the fairway about 30% off tee shots. It's most likely my technique/grip which ive researched and am beginning to work on as a slice is my biggest headache.

Will a decent driver assist with the fixing of this?...

You might get a lesson and see what the problem is with the driver. If you have trouble with the longer clubs, a lesson could help you stabilize this area.

If you get your swing stabilized, you could get a driver fitting and find what shaft + head combination would work best for you. (Most places make the fitting free if you buy a new driver). Launch monitor data plus a good clubfitter will help you find your decent driver.

If you say your recovery good. Do you get good distance on your drives, but still leave a lot of them "out to the right"?


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Yeah distance doesnt seem to be a problem.

Most par 4's is a wayward drive with an easy 7/8 iron approach from another fairway haha.

Just went to the golf shop and tested the RBZ. He added in a TM Rossa putter for NZ$350 which i couldnt turn down lol.

Went straight out after the purchase and hit 16 over par but the drives were much easier. Might have to tone it down 0.5 degree to a 9 as i still got a bit too much flight on some drives, but a drive with a slight fade and nice tail wind flew 310+ yards so i can work with it.


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