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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I hope this is in the right section.  I am as the title says a beginner, I was wondering if the best club to start out with is a putter.  I keep reading all about the short game, always work on the short game.  Plus this way I can practice and buy my clubs when my budget allows.

post #2 of 12

This is the section you were looking for...

http://thesandtrap.com/f/6/instruction-and-playing-tips

 

 

Only a putter is not enough. Cause the putter is only usefull on the green. Shortplay also means chipping and pitching. So you will need at least one extra club to start with. Take a pitchingwedge if the budget is really low. But on ebay you will find sets for 100 dollar.....

post #3 of 12

Slazenger wedges, there 50 bucks a piece, so you can 3 off them for the cost of 1 premium wedge

Putting, go to your local golf store and look at used putters. You can get them at huge discouts. 

 

the sad thing about starting off golfing is your swing and style will change over time, so will your equipment. 

 

Global golf is an online store that has a great selection of used clubs. 

post #4 of 12
Check craigslist
post #5 of 12

If you have time, you might try a golf clinic. Golf courses and practice ranges often hold low-cost golf lessons for beginners. You would have one or two evening sessions a week to learn the basics of the game. It's all beginners, so nobody has to worry about making mistakes.

 

Sometimes the clinics will lend beginners clubs to get started. A basic learning set might be a putter, a 6 or 7 iron (most companies produce extras of these as demonstrator irons), and a wedge.

 

Or, you could ask friends for the name of a teaching pro who works well with beginners. You could set up a block of maybe three lessons to get started.

 

Putting: I have seen two such pros at different courses use this approach for putting: They will tell the beginner the basics of putting, and then let them hit a dozen putts with two or three putters with different designs. Most beginners decide the kind of putter they like in about 10 minutes.

post #6 of 12

putting can come later.  i would rather have irons first.  and if you are a beginner, i would stay on the driving range until you get the hang of it.  just common courtesy.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all of the advice.

post #8 of 12

Been playing 6 months and shot a 90 last time out. Still  using mix and match goodwill clubs. Great for experimenting.

3-8 irons are double diamonds. Dont know much about them other than a few rumors of them being cobra clones. I really like those.

Picked up an older snake eyes 10.5* from salvation army for 7 bucks. Really nice. My 9 and pw have been floaters since  I havent found anything I like yet. Offsets and lengths just dont feel right. Last big find was a Tommy Armor 60* for $2.15 . Irons usually go from 2 to 4 bucks, drivers start at 4 for the most part. If you are just starting, go to your local goodwill and for 10- 20 bucks, you can get a nice start.

Am now experimenting with a driving iron. Mainly to cut through the wind. N Texas is ALWAYS windy. Good results so far and once again, 2 bucks !

post #9 of 12
Putting is definitely a good start. I've come to realize that pounding out 150 on the driving range will only take you so far.
post #10 of 12

I think putting is a great start, but what will really lower your scores is being able to hit greens, so it is not necessarily good to only practice putting for awhile. 

 

there is a great thread on here about practice times, but it basically recommends 

65% of time long game

25% short game

10% putting

post #11 of 12
Yea I agree. I've been really trying to stick to that formula and it seems to help me. I don't lit myself get the mondo bucket of ball so ill spread it out a little
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by onephenom View Post

I think putting is a great start, but what will really lower your scores is being able to hit greens, so it is not necessarily good to only practice putting for awhile. 

 

there is a great thread on here about practice times, but it basically recommends 

65% of time long game

25% short game

10% putting

I'll try this, thanks.

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