Originally Posted by iacas
I started with blades. MacGregor/Nicklaus blades. I consider it one of the best things I could have done. I take no credit, because I did it unknowingly, but I'm glad those were the clubs I got.
I learned quickly that striking the center of the clubface was important. And I'd played all of one or two rounds of golf prior to getting them, so I was about as "noob" as it gets.
Just out of curiosity, how old were you when you took up the game? I do not disagree that starting with blades is not a horrible idea, but the younger most people are, the easier they find it to take up something new and get good at it. Thats not because adults dont have the skill or learning ability, and I wont go into details why u8nless others want to hear them, aside from generally, after high school people start letting them selves go, and stop using alot of muscles that were used everyday as children and teens. Strengthening the proper muscles is imperitive in golf, or you will never have a repeating swing.
I know i'll get the 'what about out of shape guys like Daly, or even els. Those guys have been playing so long, that it is second nature to them.