Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
floydfamily

set for 17 year old beginner

8 posts in this topic

Son has started taking lessons and is taking to it well.  Looking at...

Tour Edge - Bazooka HT Max 2x6 Hybrid Irons Graph/Steel

Adams 1212 - Tight Lies #5, 6-PW/SW Hybrid Irons

Thoughts on each?

Other recommendations?

Thanks much

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

I don;t know much about the Tour Edge. These are iron sets are they not? I would look at complete sets for a beginner, woods, bag and all either the Tite Lies or the Callaway Strata set, my personal favorite.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At 17, is your son at any point Financially responsible?  IE, can you give him a pile of money or incentive to get certain grades and you will match funds for him to purchase his own set?  Chances are if he appreciates the game, he will appreciate and take better care of something that he at least has some investment in.

On top of that, most people find buying golf clubs almost as much fun as playing golf.  If your son is into that portion of it, he might prefer if you helped him purchase a set, but ultimately let him make the decision.

When I was 17, I was a total computer nerd.  I really wanted to build a new computer, so my parents proposed to chip in a small amount of money for every A I got on the following report card, and slightly less for every B.  I combined that with money I got for working my summer job and at the end of that summer was able to purchase the computer that was exactly what I wanted.  It is a life lesson for the value of money as much as it was an incentive to work hard in School.

Places like Ebay, craigslist, here and the "other" website are all great places to get gently used equipment that anybody including your son would be very proud to own.

Since you were not asking and you are the parent, I shouldn't but into your style of parenting: Here is a list of clubs that I think are a great place to start on a budget

Adams A3 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adams-Idea-a3-Iron-Set-Golf-Club-4-PW-Steel-Graphite-Regular-Flex-/221214014092?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash;=item338161fa8c

for the driver, I would suggest something 3-4 years old with a 460 deg head.

Taylor Made Burner is always a popular choice, Ping G10 another worthy contender

add a cheap wedge, a putter, and a bag and you are well on your way.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started years ago with some adams tight lies, they were decent clubs, still have them. For some stupid reason i cant let them go.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doubt he would need Hybrid irons.  At 17 he is probably strong enough to swing standard clubs.  My son is 18 now, I picked up a set of old titleist DCI oversize 3-PW on ebay for $100 and he loves them.

I agree with the Taylormade driver.  Maybe a burner or RBZ.  They are good clubs for the wilder swings.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now he is looking at...

Adams Tight Lies full set

vs

Callaway Strata full set

Adams set is about $120 more in cost.

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
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Yikes!  The way things are starting for the DNC, it doesn't appear they'll get a bump from it.  I guess Nate Silver has factored that into his analysis.  
    • I am specifically speaking to the direct answers he was shown given in that interview at the RNC. I have no comments on any other comments he made.  Just to show you the misconception on crime rates versus perception over the past 13 years. It's kinda odd that the perceived level of crime was pretty much on par with how much crime there was. Then in 2001 it spiked up and has grown and leveled off at 65% What changed in 2001? In 2000, the 24 hour new cycle really hit it's full speed with the 2000 election. Then you add in social media in the coming years. People assume there are more violent crimes than before because they are getting more news time. Then they are repeated over and over again.  Is this the article you are talking about? The one Trump quoted the 17% influx in the 50 biggest cities?  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/2015-homicides/ Did you read the articles conclusion at all?  1. Your idea that cops have become passive is incorrect
      2. You fail to consider the Heroin epidemic that is hitting this country. A large issue that has not been covered by the media. Hey, guns are sexy, drugs are not. 
      3. There hasn't been a way to quantify how impact Ferguson was on the increase in homicides.
      4. Even experts do not realize what caused the massive downturn from the 1991 peak and It's been 25 years. 

      Heck the Director of the FBI claims they need to find out what is going on. You are going to believe Trump and Newt are correct in blaming this president on it? Come on man. The complexity of this issue is stumping even those who spend their careers studying it. People who spend years looking at the data, trying to find a causation, have still yet to find one.  Here is Trumps rating on that statement of the 17% increase,  Yea, Trump and the GOP are taking one data point and assuming it's Armageddon. Of course Newt doesn't care about causation, he cares about what people feel. 
    • I'd have to see the the actual 20 yard approach, but a putter is a likely option.   Failing that, it's a bunker type explosion...
    • http://www.gamegolf.com/player/cleverpiggy/round/1060067 My first game golf round that worked.  Sort of.  I tagged about 80% of my shots and did some editing.  It was difficult to remember if I ever found myself in trouble and trying to figure out how to play it.  I was amazed that it accurately captured the direction and yardage on some of the shots I forgot to tag.  It actually got some of the clubs wrong when it did that, so I wonder what kind method it uses.  It was a very slow day and we chipped around the tee boxes while we were waiting and it didn't count any of those shots.  Very interesting. Just a small muni near where I stay in L.A.  Not a bad round.  Several thin and toey shots that didn't hurt me much.  It was just a fun round with my girlfriend but I have to remember how bad it is to flare a left driver on 18.  You need a super high shot over the bunker to hold the green and it will bounce OB if you go just a bit to far.  I screwed that shot up twice then took two to get out of the footprint filled bunker.  Surrender, I'm finally convinced to play an iron way right.  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Blog Entries