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Well I'm a freshman in high school and I need some irons. I just got done playing the whole season with a Jr set that are a full inch short and I am 6'2". I shot a 99 3 times and mainly because I can not hit a driver. I get to the district tournament and shoot a 151. Terrible, and now I need some new irons that aren't an inch short, please provide the ideal set for me (all clubs you guys think I need from driver to putter and everything in between) and a rough price. Thanks and I would like to buy a brand new set. Preferably pieced together.

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As tall as you are, playing with juniors clubs (designed for persons 5-foot-6 and under) must have been quite a challenge. But, we need some more info.

Does a pro give you lessons, or are you self-taught? I know you asked about clubs, but it would help if we knew about your playing background.

If you're self-taught, or taught by friends, see if your parents will spring for a couple of golf lessons. A pro can help you get the basics down. Knowing the basics will help you stabilize your swing, provided you practice and play. At the lessons, tell the pro that you need clubs, and he may have some suggestions for you.

At this stage, you want clubs that won't hurt your game. Test hit some clubs, and once you find ones you like, get a basic static fitting. This fitting makes sure the clubs fit your body build and strength: Proper shaft length and lie angle (lie is different from loft), proper grip thickness for your hands, and proper shaft flex. Clubfitters can do minor tweaks on a set, if needed, so it fits you better.

NOTE :  Beginners don't need costly dynamic or custom fittings, because their swings change from day to day. After a season it starts to stabilize (if you pay attention to the basics).

Again, talk to your parents for help on this. Are you in a golfing family, or are you the first to play? (I was the first to play in my family).

Good luck, and keep us posted.

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As tall as you are, playing with juniors clubs (designed for persons 5-foot-6 and under) must have been quite a challenge. But, we need some more info. Does a pro give you lessons, or are you self-taught? I know you asked about clubs, but it would help if we knew about your playing background. If you're self-taught, or taught by friends, see if your parents will spring for a couple of golf lessons. A pro can help you get the basics down. Knowing the basics will help you stabilize your swing, provided you practice and play. At the lessons, tell the pro that you need clubs, and he may have some suggestions for you. At this stage, you want clubs that won't hurt your game. Test hit some clubs, and once you find ones you like, get a basic static fitting. This fitting makes sure the clubs fit your body build and strength: Proper shaft length and lie angle (lie is different from loft), proper grip thickness for your hands, and proper shaft flex. Clubfitters can do minor tweaks on a set, if needed, so it fits you better. NOTE :  Beginners [COLOR=0000FF]don't need[/COLOR] costly dynamic or custom fittings, because their swings change from day to day. After a season it starts to stabilize (if you pay attention to the basics). Again, talk to your parents for help on this. Are you in a golfing family, or are you the first to play? (I was the first to play in my family). Good luck, and keep us posted.

I am totally self taught.... and my dad plays a little golf but not much.... can you give me suggestions for irons,wedges, and drivers to try?

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Originally Posted by HarrisonJ23

I am totally self taught.... and my dad plays a little golf but not much.... can you give me suggestions for irons,wedges, and drivers to try?

You need to go to a golf shop and try some clubs. Get an idea of your clubhead speed, and that will tell your what flex shaft you need (probably Regular or maybe Stiff).

If you tend to hit irons low, you would want a shaft that gives you a good launch. Really, you need to get on a launch monitor to see how the ball flies for you.  From there, the clubfitter can tell what shaft and clubhead might work for you. Don't forget that shaft is half the club.

Once you get a suggested shaft and clubhead type, you can try out clubs in that category. You might ask your dad if the will go with you to the shop.

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NEVER GET ALL OF THE CLUBS IN ONE BOX/PACKAGE.  Don't get the box sets, they are cheap and wont last.  Yea, what the other guys said!  It is very important to get the right shaft flex, go to a golf shop and have them test your swing speed.

I recommend the R11 irons, or if you cant afford that, some Cobra AMPs will do just as good. TaylorMade RocketBallz Are great for high schoolers.  Get whatever you feel like suits you!

Some really good wedges are the Titleist Vokey SM4, Cleveland 588, or my favorite the Taylor Made ZTP.  Some good lofts for the wedges are 56 and 60 degrees with any where from 6 to 14 degrees of bounce.  If you normally play at places where the ground is hard and the sand traps are not powder like, get less bounce, vice versa.

Some good drivers are The TaylorMade Burner 2.0, the MacGregor M85T, TaylorMade R11S, REALLY GOOD FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS !RocketBallz Driver! (TaylorMade)

Fairway Woods, TaylorMade Burner 2.0, TaylorMade RocketBallz.

Putters, MacGregor Response White, Taylormade White Smoke, any Ping putters are amazing.

Should cost you about $1,500-$2,000 at the most.

If you need a golf ball that fits your game go to this link- http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-selection-guide or http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikegolf/en_US/.../ball-recommender

Choose one of Bridgestone's balls or Nike!  They are definately the best.

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Originally Posted by TMBridgestone

NEVER GET ALL OF THE CLUBS IN ONE BOX/PACKAGE.  Don't get the box sets, they are cheap and wont last.  Yea, what the other guys said!  It is very important to get the right shaft flex, go to a golf shop and have them test your swing speed.

I recommend the R11 irons, or if you cant afford that, some Cobra AMPs will do just as good. TaylorMade RocketBallz Are great for high schoolers.  Get whatever you feel like suits you!

Some really good wedges are the Titleist Vokey SM4, Cleveland 588, or my favorite the Taylor Made ZTP.  Some good lofts for the wedges are 56 and 60 degrees with any where from 6 to 14 degrees of bounce.  If you normally play at places where the ground is hard and the sand traps are not powder like, get less bounce, vice versa.

Some good drivers are The TaylorMade Burner 2.0, the MacGregor M85T, TaylorMade R11S, REALLY GOOD FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS !RocketBallz Driver! (TaylorMade)

Fairway Woods, TaylorMade Burner 2.0, TaylorMade RocketBallz.

Putters, MacGregor Response White, Taylormade White Smoke, any Ping putters are amazing.

Should cost you about $1,500-$2,000 at the most.

If you need a golf ball that fits your game go to this link-http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-selection-guide or http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikegolf/en_US/.../ball-recommender

Choose one of Bridgestone's balls or Nike!  They are definately the best.

I think that this, while it may be a nice set you've put together, would be a tad bit out of the price range of a high schooler. Maybe look at a generation or two older of these clubs and it might bump the price down a bit if it's too high.

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Originally Posted by Audaxi

I think that this, while it may be a nice set you've put together, would be a tad bit out of the price range of a high schooler. Maybe look at a generation or two older of these clubs and it might bump the price down a bit if it's too high.

Yeah, its pretty pricy, im a high schooler myself.  You could easily bump the price down $300- $500 by getting a older set of older irons.  Nike makes these amazing irons that are super forgiving and long, check these out- http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12504983&010=SKU-12039316&003=4239056&camp;=CSE:GooglePLA:12504983

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