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Getting back into the swing of things.......get it the "swing" :)

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Hi everyone, just starting to play regularly again after a good 10 years off, just wondering what peoples ideas thoughts are on the what clubs I should carry in my bag as as basically a beginner Thanks folks all thoughts appreciated

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