Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
andersf

Your opinions on beginners bag, please!

11 posts in this topic

Hi!

I have borrowed my friends club at the driving range a couple of times, and also at a par 3 course, and I'm hooked!

I have put together a nice bag from searching eBay, and would like to have your comments on what I've bought, and if you think it would suite an absolute beginner!

The goal has been to get a more or less complete bag without spending a fortune!

Irons

Wilson Staff Fat Shaft 3-PW

Stiff graphite shafts Wilson/UST

Winn Master Wrap (worn, intend to get them changed eventually)

I think this is the first version of the Fat Shafts.

Wilson Fat Shaft Tour Cast SW

Steel shaft Wilson/TrueTemper

Lamkin grip with Wilson logo, great shape

Price for irons: $46

Driver

Callaway Great Big Bertha Hawk Eye 9°

Regular graphite shaft UST ProForce 65 gold

Karma Golf Grip, grate shape

Price: $8

Wood

Wilson Fat Boy II Strong 5 17°

Regular graphite shaft UST ProForce 65 gold

Haven't got it yet, so I don't know about the grip.

Price: $12.99

Putter

Wilson Harmonized Mallet Putter

Don't know much about it yet, will arrive tomorrow hopefully.

Price: $6.99

Bag

Ergonomix stand bag, Walmart...

Price: $40

Also bought some used TopFlite XL3000 "superlong" balls, 24 for $4.25, and I could not resist the green golf towel with the Wilson logo for $5...

So all in all $123.23

What do you think? Do I absolutely need anything more? Do I have something that is hard to play with? I really want easy, forgiving stuff to learn with.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sounds good! When you are first learning it almost doesn't matter what type of equipment you use, as long at it is somewhat forgiving.

My first bag was a set of womens dunlop clubs that I picked up for $150. I played 8-10 rounds with them before I discovered they were womens clubs lol.

The only thing I would add to your bag is either a 3 or 4 hybrid. When I was learning I could not for the life of me hit a 3/4 iron.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might look for a driver with a bit more loft and more forgiveness but seems perfect for a beginner besides that.  Good deals.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Quote:
Originally Posted by andersf View Post

Hi!

I have borrowed my friends club at the driving range a couple of times, and also at a par 3 course, and I'm hooked!

I have put together a nice bag from searching eBay, and would like to have your comments on what I've bought, and if you think it would suite an absolute beginner!

The goal has been to get a more or less complete bag without spending a fortune!

Irons

Wilson Staff Fat Shaft 3-PW

Stiff graphite shafts Wilson/UST

Winn Master Wrap (worn, intend to get them changed eventually)

I think this is the first version of the Fat Shafts.

Wilson Fat Shaft Tour Cast SW

Steel shaft Wilson/TrueTemper

Lamkin grip with Wilson logo, great shape

Price for irons: $46

Driver

Callaway Great Big Bertha Hawk Eye 9°

Regular graphite shaft UST ProForce 65 gold

Karma Golf Grip, grate shape

Price: $8

Wood

Wilson Fat Boy II Strong 5 17°

Regular graphite shaft UST ProForce 65 gold

Haven't got it yet, so I don't know about the grip.

Price: $12.99

Putter

Wilson Harmonized Mallet Putter

Don't know much about it yet, will arrive tomorrow hopefully.

Price: $6.99

Bag

Ergonomix stand bag, Walmart...

Price: $40

Also bought some used TopFlite XL3000 "superlong" balls, 24 for $4.25, and I could not resist the green golf towel with the Wilson logo for $5...

So all in all $123.23

What do you think? Do I absolutely need anything more? Do I have something that is hard to play with? I really want easy, forgiving stuff to learn with.

If you have trouble with the driver I recommend this for a begginer. http://www.2ndswing.com/browse.cfm/4,99671.html

Its the Great Big Bertha 2 with an 11* loft and a reg flex shaft. Ive been known to smack the ball close to 300 sometimes further with this though the average is around 250 and I find it really forgiving but still able to shape shots  around dog legs when needed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds pretty thrifty to me.  Only things I see that are missing: tees (really not worth pricing), gloves and shoes.

I remember wanting those Fat Shaft irons.  I had the Fat Shaft Driver (picked up from Ebay along with a Wilson stand bag), but never did get the irons.  Memories, lol.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@ anders,

Did you get all this stuff off ebay? From the same seller?

I'm asking because it's easy to get caught up in the good deals on ebay, without factoring in shipping costs. Not sure where you've based, but in case you're outside the continental US, just keep it in mind.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@xxsoultonesxx

That's my thought as well, spending $1000 at this point probably wouldn't make it easier for me to learn. So I went with what has been considered good clubs to learn with.

Isn't ladies clubs usually shorter? Regarding hybrids I've hade people telling me that hybrids are just something new that will pass, but what do I know?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Carts

But Adams Tight Lies is really nice stuff, right? And the feeling of owning new nice stuff...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Leftygolfer

Yes, after reading some more I realized this as well. Maybe 11.5 or so... But then again, people have played really good golf with worse stuff than this I guess!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Bostonsully

That is precisely what I would be looking for! Once I start feeling the difference between clubs I guess it's time to upgrade.

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
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Thank you! Got out for a few holes so it was a good day in spite of work!
    • 2/25: Played two rounds today with dad at a different course than usual. Shot 96 and 93. A few nice strings of pars and made several amazing putts (). Mostly bogeys other than that but managed a couple of absolute blow-up holes in each round that helped to guarantee 90+ scores from an otherwise very nice day of golf. I could complain about "sand-traps" sans-a-single-spec-of-sand with 10-foot wide puddles in them, or mushy fairways, or waiting 5-minutes for the 4-some in front of you on every shot, but there wasn't a notes field on the scorecard.  Practice is paying off, though. Hit my drives farther than ever, draws when I wanted them, and the fade didn't let me down when I needed it. 3/4 "flighted" shots are the new go-to approach of choice all the way out to 160+ with my 3-iron, and (n)GIRs have jumped up considerably. I've rambled on about my short-game improvements before, but it continues. Holed a pitch shot from about 10 yards and stopped 2 others 6 inches from the pin. Gotta play some more rounds from the front so I get used to stringing pars together. Realized today that I don't just get nervous about it, I also get cocky. Weird combination. 
    • I really like the travel of the sweetspot on the backswing. Kinda Nicklaus-esque.   They just stall a bit and it happens after impact. Can see how the belt loops are rotating all the way to impact.
    • At the top level the men may still be much better than the women at putting. Paige McKenzie once talked about how she played against some college guys who destroyed her on putting and she thought she was pretty good relative to her peers. I expect the best pro women ballstrikers have to work even less on putting to compete successfully than the guys where every edge is crucial just to get a card and make cuts. I love to watch Rory and DJ crank it out there. But I also get a kick out of Jim Furyk and Mo Martin's precision oriented play. It's all good. If they want to make accuracy more important for PGA players, all they have to do is grow the average event rough up a bit more so there's more of a penalty on every errant shot on the loss of spin and swing/ball speed reduction. Those are real issues for the sport...at least for facilities that don't cater to higher income golfers.
    • I have the Zepp 2 Golf (the round sensor).    Ive read the manual multiple times, and have approximately 500 ball strikes.    As I'm new to golf I can't seriously vouch for its accuracy, but I will say this: it's helping me improve my golf swing.    The 3D swing analysis is a great tool as is the swing comparison capability. In my opinion once you learn about what the tool measures and how it can be quite effective it    However, I do have a question: In the daily swings window, what does the red "P" next to the specific swing data mean?   Please and Thanks for any input.    V/R,  Chris
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Catcher20
      Catcher20
      (27 years old)
    2. JD15
      JD15
      (52 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon