• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rckymountaintgr

hand me down clubs

5 posts in this topic

I just started playing golf last month. It has been a little rough to say the least. My father used to play a lot( he almost made it to the pga tour but didn't get out of q-school). I have seen what a golf shot should look like. The ball launches off the club face like it was shot out of a cannon, but with an effortless looking swing. He bought a set of taylormade tour burner irons in 1995 or 1996 and he has a set of powerbilt tps irons from 1991 or 1992. I am not sure how much forgiveness these irons have. It sure doesn't seem like they have a lot, but that probably has a lot more to do with my swing than the irons. I don't want to spend 700 or more for a new set. Has technology changed so much that I should go out and get a more up to date set? Would learning to play the game with these older irons hurt my development in any way? Thanks.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

My brother has the tps 6.0 and I have tried the 7.0. Both would be still on par with current irons for forgiveness. Would use either club without a second tought. The older TPS are a bit of an Ping Eye 2 copy. Not a bad thing as they are a reliable design that people still play today. You would likely want to upgrade in the future though.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started golfing a couple of months ago too and I would advice to get some lessons from a pro.

while you're father probably can teach you a lot of things he might not be the best person to learn you the basics.

My instructor started it part by part so not directly trying to hit a full swing where the club goes behind your back and your left shoulder comes all the way to the right.

The golf instructor is also a good person to advice you if the set you are using now is a good to start with I would guess.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

both are better sets than most start with... that said, it's the Indian, not the arrow.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RckyMt..

I'd stick with the using the TaylorMade's...    And yes they are probably better than starting out with a "cheapo" iron set...

And i wouldnt think using these irons would hurt you at all....   jmo  goto the local driving range and just hit a like 4 or 5 big buckets of balls...  And dont worry so much about how far your hitting the ball, just work on hitting the ball straight..

And depending on your area that you live in, someone at the range could probably give you some advise on your swing and some helpful hints too..

Here's a story i sometimes tell to guys about my brothers first set of irons...  So back in 2000??  some a few of the guys i worked we all started golfing and I had my cheapo set, which was cheap, and then bought my boss's cheapo set which actually wasnt bad for being a no name set...

Anyways one day i'm out n about at a garage sale and see a cheap set of irons for sale and buy them for my brother...  Well he started golfing and used these for a couple years, and actually was pretty good with them...   Well when he graduated from Michigan state he bought a new set of clubs, some Wilson deep reds..   And as the Story goes he actually just wanted to replace his 7iron that broke, and when he was at a Golf Store he is trying to explain to the guy the type of irons he has.. Well he finally gets them from his car and brings them to the guy and the guy started laughing cuz he had not seen a set of irons that old in a long time....

I knew the set was old, but didnt know how old.... I'm guessing they was from the 80s???  i think they were Wilson's or Titleist's  idk...  but a true old school blade..

Well my brother basically said after using the old irons for so long and then going to a new set of Wilson cavity backs, it was so much easier to hit the new irons...

So in all reality using old irons and then switching to new irons isnt always bad...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Golf Evolution
  • Posts

    • Finding Value in The Used Club Market
      I'm liking this:   That makes a lot of sense.  Local Retailers may be getting some of the last years models dumped on them when the new clubs start cycling through.  I was thinking about doing the demo days thing to get a taste of what is out there.  The R7 limited and R11 Taylormade Drivers were good to me.  I think a X2 hot/Big Bertha/etc/ect would probably be more forgiving.  Still, I look at the clubs of old... the Cleveland Launcher Comp / Callaway Hawkeye and think: "If I can buy that club for $20... and I can buy newer (used) for $50-$100... hmmm.  Spinning the wheels.  Thanks for the advice though I really appreciate it. If anyone has a Driver / had a Driver they loved from (2009-2014) let me know about it!  What did you like/didn't like?
    • My ex-home courses closing, changing - proofs that golf is in decline
      I just found out that my ex-home course, Sunol Valley Golf course, went out of business last month.  I played 2 - 3 times a week for 2 years not too long ago.  The course was done in by shrinking golfers, and 500% increase in water cost in the last 4 years of CA drought.  They could not make money.   Another ex-home course is now doing business as a golf and foot golf (soccer golf) course.  Golfing customers were not enough. Another course nearby (Santa Clara Tennis and Golf Club) is going to turn into a parking lot for a recently built football stadium. It is sad that despite improved economy in Bay Area, CA, golf business is in decline.  They have been in decline since 1990s but most of the courses around here survived 2008-9 recession.  The current drought and the resulting water cost going through the roof appears to be the final nail in the coffin for the weaker courses.   Sad.
    • Injury Question
      I didn't play golf for about 11 weeks due to it being difficult to play with work after day light savings time fell back.  Now, from the sounds of it, I played through the majority of the repair time as I walked 9 holes 4-5 times a week with 1 day of walking 18 for 7-9 weeks after the injury....I know, I'm an idiot. As it stands now I don't really notice it 90% of the time, its just something that pops up on a swing every now and then.  From the sounds of your healing time, I may have caused it to heal improperly leaving me with a hitch....  If I really just need to not do anything and it'll heal over time then I'd gladly do it, kicking and screaming the entire way as I already had a plan in place to push my handicap into the single digits by years end. I don't like the sound of having something happen as "I get older," I'm only 26 damn it .
    • Injury Question
      I had this injury last spring/summer. You have pulled your intercostal muscles in your ribs. It is a nasty injury which requires a lot of downtime (4-6 weeks minimum more like 8 weeks) to let them repair. It happens as we get older. You need to research ways to heal and take time off from doing those motions such as winding up and releasing. It took 4 months to completely heal and that included lots of ibuprofen as an anti inflammatory and stretching. Take the time off to stop the inflamation or it won't go away and could take longer to heal. It is a difficult process that takes time and when you first feel like you are okay you are more than likely to re injure and make it as bad or worse. You just have to take your medicine or that painful stitch won't go away.  
    • My Swing (WUTiger)
      Couple good videos/drills for you to check out @WUTiger.  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. onthehunt526
      onthehunt526
      (29 years old)
  • Blog Entries