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Just got my 1st handicap

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Hi all, I just got my very first handicap today and it's 25. I have only been play for 2months and was wondering how long will it roughly take to get a mid teen handicap?? Also a couple of the people I play with say I should get custom fit club, I like the sound of that but I am not made of money as I have to little children. I have cheap clubs (confidence golf) that I got from thesportshq.com cost £100 there's nothing wrong with them but the guys say I'll get lower scores with better clubs, Just wanted a little info and any suggestions what all you guys think. Cheers
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I'm jealous that you are 25 in only two months. That's pretty good. It seems to take some time to develop a good swing. So, I would hold off on custom clubs because they do cost about 5 times your starter set.
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You can golf just fine with starter sets. Most of the time they are pretty much game improvement anyway. 25 isn't bad really, I play at about 22 now which wasn't improved when I spent extra money on better clubs. I've seen some pretty good players *mid-low teen* who play with box sets. It's more about being consistent than having good clubs. If I had it to do over again I'd have kept my old clubs and used the money I spent to get a good set of wedges and a fw wood and/or hybrid. If you have a full set and the flex isn't way off you should be fine.

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Cheers for the reply people. I think I might just do that then. Stick with the clubs I hav as they are fine I only slice a couple and that because I'm trying to hit it far lol. As I play with a lad that plays off 3 and he's a big hitter. I'll just add a couple of clubs like a 60/64 wedge as I only hav a sw and it's hard to play around the greens wih that. Lihu... Yer 25 only had 1 lesson because I was slicing everything to the right and the pro told me to stand back in my stance. I'll hopefully get it to 20 maybe under by end of the year ( well that's my goal) just need to cut out the silly mistakes like 3 putting and lifting my head as I do that a lot.
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Originally Posted by brown86

Cheers for the reply people. I think I might just do that then. Stick with the clubs I hav as they are fine I only slice a couple and that because I'm trying to hit it far lol. As I play with a lad that plays off 3 and he's a big hitter. I'll just add a couple of clubs like a 60/64 wedge as I only hav a sw and it's hard to play around the greens wih that.

Lihu... Yer 25 only had 1 lesson because I was slicing everything to the right and the pro told me to stand back in my stance. I'll hopefully get it to 20 maybe under by end of the year ( well that's my goal) just need to cut out the silly mistakes like 3 putting and lifting my head as I do that a lot.

People played for hundreds of years without 60s and 64s.  A hybrid, if you don't already have one, would be a better add, IMO, since they are a lot easier to get good result with than the iron they replace.  A 60 can be a pretty challenging club to learn 0 and not just for beginners.  Even most pros won't use a 64.

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