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Hey guys, beginner here with an advice question here. For background, I'm a younger, fairly healthy young guy who is looking to play golf a lot more. I currently have a cheap set of starter top flite clubs I bought a few years ago to be able to hit some balls around with my buddies. However, I discovered after I had played a couple times already that, in my newbie ignorance, I had gotten the graphite set normally intended for seniors. For the past 8 or so years I've had these clubs, I only played 2-3 times a year so it didn't seem like a big deal. However, I'm wanting to start playing a lot more often and serious and really improve my game. Will learning on these clubs be a hinderance somehow or should I go ahead and look into getting some other clubs? 

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Senior clubs just have softer shafts. I’ve seen younger guys with slow swings who would be fine with them, not that I’m saying that you fit the bill.

As a relative beginner, I think you might be better off with some lessons. Your instructor should be able to tell if your clubs need to be replaced.

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I would suggest you keep these and see how your game progresses before you decide to spend money on new clubs.  If you find yourself struggling with a two way miss because of the clubs, the shafts are probably wrong for you, but don't decide that without actually playing and more importantly practicing

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19 minutes ago, billchao said:

Senior clubs just have softer shafts. I’ve seen younger guys with slow swings who would be fine with them, not that I’m saying that you fit the bill.

As a relative beginner, I think you might be better off with some lessons. Your instructor should be able to tell if your clubs need to be replaced.

 I was considering some lessons but wasn't sure if I should bite the bullet on them or continue to practice and try to develop my swing with self study, but this advice makes me lean towards lessons. 

6 minutes ago, pganapathy said:

I would suggest you keep these and see how your game progresses before you decide to spend money on new clubs.  If you find yourself struggling with a two way miss because of the clubs, the shafts are probably wrong for you, but don't decide that without actually playing and more importantly practicing

This makes sense and I actually do like the clubs compared to a couple others I've tried here and there. I just had a strange worry that if I got used to these clubs it would hinder my future game with clubs with less flex if I moved to that down the line but this alleviates those fears. 

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If you are really going to play more and get better, I would suggest a nice used set of steel shafted clubs that fit you and your swing.

Taylor made, Callaway, Ping, Titleist, Cobra etc .......

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Take lessons with a great teacher. You can get clubs later. 

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