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About kent1146

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  1. New To Golf, What should I use

    I'm also relatively new to golf, and need to work on my game. My first set of golf clubs was from Costco... $249.99 for a set of irons, plus 2 woods, a putter, and a driver. That got me started to learn the basics of the game, but after a few years, I started seeing what I liked and didn't like about those clubs. You'll eventually learn things like your swing speed, your individual swing style, whether you are a player that wishes that he had more wedges or more woods, and what kind of putter you like (blade or mallet). Nice way to get started without spending a fortune. After that, I moved on to a set of nicer clubs with a shaft and "forgiveness" that matched my progression. I switched the putter to a mallet (which I prefer), got a few hybrids, and added several wedges to my bag. I bought entirely from, which has incredible deals on cloned golf clubs (different than "fake" or "knock-off" golf clubs). I bought my set of irons new, but bought my wedges, putter, and woods used. I spent a total of $300 for a set of new clubs that match my skill level. After I get good enough to outgrow that set of clubs, then I might consider dropping the $1000+ on a set of "real" golf clubs. But I can definitely say from personal experience through the 2 sets of clubs that I have owned that you do not need to spend several hundreds of dollars on equipment to enjoy the game.
  2. All- I'm new to this forum (and to golf in general), so I was wondering if people could give me some advice: 1) What is the benefit of a larger driver? I see some drivers that are 355cc, some that are 460cc. What are the benefits and drawbacks of the larger size? 2) Right now, I carry only a Pitch (which I hit ~100yds) and Sand wedge (which I hit ~60yds) in my bag. I've seen some players carry 4 or more wedges. Are those wedges to fill the distance "gap" between the S and P? And are there wedges that can distance under 60yds?
  3. Hybrid Clubs

    I'm not that great of a golfer, but I'm quickly improving. One of the things that let me do that was a hybrid club. I LOVE them. For me, they have become a true utility club... I can tee off with it to get 200 to 215 yards and still maintain control (which I can't do with a wedge or driver at the moment). Great for hitting off of long fairways (which I have trouble doing with a fairway wood), and great for getting distance when hitting out of the rough. Definitely try one. If there's a shop near you, some of them will let you try a "store" club before you buy.
  4. Newbie to golf - need strategy

    I think that it is highly unlikely for you to get to the level that you are imaginging in 2 months without professional lessons (or personalized coaching from a friend that is very good at golf). It also helps tremendously if you have experience in another sport with hand-eye coordination involving hitting small objects with a stick, like baseball or hockey. A golf swing is a very unnatural motion. It takes most people several years to develop the muscle memory for it to feel "natural". And once you do that, you still need to find your feel for chipping, putting, iron shots, and driver shots... all 4 are different swings. My advice if you want to get good is to get a decent set of clubs, and get professional lessons. If you are looking to save money, then get cheaper starter clubs, but stick with the lessons. Learning HOW to swing is much more important than WHAT you swing.