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New to Golf, need advice on 2 new clubs

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So I picked up golfing this past spring. My dad gave me his old iron set, Titleist DCI Black Oversize + (3-PW missing the 7 iron..) and I picked up a new perfect 60° Callaway Jaws X-Series wedge from play it again sports for dirt cheap. I got some lessons then purchased a Tylormade Burner Superfast driver (10.5°) and an Odyssey 2-Ball white ice putter so i could go out and play a few rounds.

So to Sum that up here is my current equipment

  • Driver: TaylorMade Burner Superfast
  • Irons: Titleist DCI Black Oversize +
  • Wedge: 60° Callaway Jaws X-Series
  • Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball White Ice

I have about a $200-$300 budget right now, probably closer to the $200 mark, and am looking to get two new clubs.

I know for sure I want a 56° Titleist Vokey, I have used it and love it!

So I am torn between two clubs that I have my eye on.

  • A 3, 4, or 5 Wood
  • Or a 3 Hybrid (18°)

I hit horrible with my 3 iron and not much better with my 4 iron. I am looking for something to fill the gap that hits fairly well between my 5 Iron and my driver pretty much. I am leaning more towards the 3 Hybrid mainly because my drives are inconsistent, and I often hit from the rough.

I know some of you will say just to get more lessons and become better with your clubs, but I am already at the point where I enjoy going out and playing a round. I don't mind getting more lessons, and I plan to get some more when the weather starts to get colder. There is a nice indoor virtual range in my town and multiple people have recommended them for lessons.

On a side note I love the 60° wedge. I have gotten pretty comfortable around the green with it! I practice with it at the putting green every time I visit the driving range.

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I'm partial to Cobra woods and hybrids, so I would say check out the Amp 4 wood and Amp 3 Hybrid.  That was the setup I was going to go with until I picked up my VR Pro Combo irons.  I have the Amp 4 wood and like it.  I hit my Amp driver on average 290, and my 4 wood 255.  My 3 iron comes in at 225 average so it's a nice spacing.  The 3 hybrid would hit about the same distance, but it would be a lot more forgiving.  Also, the Amp stuff is on sale for about $130 for either a hybrid or fairway wood.

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3 or 4 wood (fairway woods are tough to hit in general, so I trim mine down considerably - makes them exponentially easier to hit & the loss of distance is negligible for an average swing speed).     A 4h is a bit easier for most people to hit than a 3h, it'll fly higher & the distance lost compared to a 3h isn't that significant for us with slower swing speeds.

To be direct, I'd recommend a 4 wood (shortened) and a 4 hybrid to round out your bag.

Most importantly, buy used on eBay.    I just bought a $200 Adams 7 wood for $50 - NEW.     Can't tell you how much money I have saved buying either lightly used or new clubs on eBay - it's unbelievable the savings that can be had on eBay ...

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Originally Posted by Goforth07

So I picked up golfing this past spring. My dad gave me his old iron set, Titleist DCI Black Oversize + (3-PW missing the 7 iron..) and I picked up a new perfect 60° Callaway Jaws X-Series wedge from play it again sports for dirt cheap. I got some lessons then purchased a Tylormade Burner Superfast driver (10.5°) and an Odyssey 2-Ball white ice putter so i could go out and play a few rounds.

So to Sum that up here is my current equipment

Driver: TaylorMade Burner Superfast

Irons: Titleist DCI Black Oversize +

Wedge: 60° Callaway Jaws X-Series

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball White Ice

I have about a $200-$300 budget right now, probably closer to the $200 mark, and am looking to get two new clubs.

I know for sure I want a 56° Titleist Vokey, I have used it and love it!

So I am torn between two clubs that I have my eye on.

A 3, 4, or 5 Wood

Or a 3 Hybrid (18°)

I hit horrible with my 3 iron and not much better with my 4 iron. I am looking for something to fill the gap that hits fairly well between my 5 Iron and my driver pretty much. I am leaning more towards the 3 Hybrid mainly because my drives are inconsistent, and I often hit from the rough.

I know some of you will say just to get more lessons and become better with your clubs, but I am already at the point where I enjoy going out and playing a round. I don't mind getting more lessons, and I plan to get some more when the weather starts to get colder. There is a nice indoor virtual range in my town and multiple people have recommended them for lessons.

On a side note I love the 60° wedge. I have gotten pretty comfortable around the green with it! I practice with it at the putting green every time I visit the driving range.

Originally Posted by lumpuckeroo

Regardless of brand, I too would agree with a 3 hybrid.  More versatility and easy to hit.

I second the 3-hybrid or even a 4-hybrid. But I'd recommend a true 3-hybrid. An 18 degree is a 2-hybrid. The OP might consider a 21 or 24 degree. A 3-wood would be nice, but based on TST posts, a lot of new players struggle mightily with their 3-woods just like they do with drivers. I'd recommend he master the 3-H and his 3-wood shopping will be much easier.

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Alright thanks!!

I'm going to the local golf shop to try out some clubs tomorrow, and I had pretty much decided on a Hybrid even before posting this thread. I just wanted some reinforcement!

I'll definitely look at the 21 or 24° hybrids instead of 18°

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I ended up going with a Hybrid. I got a 20.5° and a 23° Cleveland Mashie M3 & M4 off eBay for a pretty good deal. I'm extremely excited for them to arrive at my doorstep!

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Sounds like your gap is from driver to 5i, so you need at least 2 clubs. Maybe an 18* and 23* hybrid, or the higher lofted hybrid and a 3 or 4 wood. The fw wood is a great option off the tee on tighter holes or if you're just not feeling it with your driver that day.

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I have to agree with inthehole about a shorter shaft. You give up some distance but gain a lot of control. For a beginner that's often much more important.

I like a 3 wood for the rough since it has narrower sole. It doesn't have as much of a tendency to twist, and digs through the grass better. On the fairway it's a tossup for accuracy, although I get a lot more distance from the 3 wood. I have an Adams 2 hybrid which I love.

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