• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Golfingdad

Clubs For a Beginning Female Golfer??

11 posts in this topic

My wife and I have friends that belong to a Country Club "socially."  As in, they don't play golf.  The husband is in real estate, they do it to make connections.  They invited us to a social golf/dinner thing the other night where we all played 6 holes and then went to a luau.  The wife apparently enjoyed herself enough that she now wants to give the game a shot.  She's told me she's going to take lessons and everything.

She is a TOTAL beginner.  As in, I don't think she ever once swung a golf club prior to Friday night.  Since I'm the only real golfer in the group, she's asking me for advice on clubs and I don't want to steer her wrong.  I don't want to talk her into clubs that are cheap, old and outdated thus causing her to have trouble hitting the ball, and then perhaps choose to not like the game.  But at the same time, I don't want to talk her into nicer, newer clubs that might cost a little more, only to find out she just isn't interested.

So far, this is what I recommended for her.  Anybody have other or different ideas??

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Adams and Callaway make a ladies starter set too.  My wife still has the Adams set.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Adams and Callaway make a ladies starter set too.  My wife still has the Adams set.

Yeah, those both look really nice.  The price tag is what keeps me from recommending those in case she ends up not sticking with the game.

http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30119678/adams-lady-speedline-package-set

http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30117619/callaway-lady-solaire-gems-8-piece-full-set

Those are actually the level of sets I'd like to upgrade my wife to if she would start playing more often.  This is (approximately) what my wife currently uses: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aspire-RX-Womens-Complete-Golf-Set-9pc-NEW-/321483501004?pt=Golf_Clubs&hash;=item4ad9e8edcc

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

If you don't want to spend a lot but want a nice set why not get used?

RD has a really nice selection at the Santa Ana store for the women used club area..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ladies Adams V4 can be bought on eBay for less than that. After watching my mom struggle for two years I practically insisted she go to the store and try new clubs. She had been using a cobbled together set of men's clubs, hand me downs from my step-dad and whatever she thought she could hit. At 67 she was really struggling, trouble getting the ball up, not much distance. Long story longer I bought the Bombtech Grenade for myself. Of course everyone wanted to try it. She hit it well and that was enough to get her to try something different. I suggested the V4 simply because GolfEtail was blowing it out for $219 or something. It's a hybrid iron, tried her's practically hits itself it's so easy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Her husband texted me and asked me to buy a set off craigslist for her.  The seller is near me, and since I know more about clubs than either of them, he wants me to try and buy them and negotiate the price.  I said sure.  Here's the set:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/spo/4513079970.html

Based on only the pictures, what do you guys think these are actually worth?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

TA is the Sports Authority house brand now. You could probably look on their site and see whatever the new version is selling for, which probably won't be much. They will be fine for a beginner.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

TA is the Sports Authority house brand now. You could probably look on their site and see whatever the new version is selling for, which probably won't be much. They will be fine for a beginner.

Excellent, thanks!!  I'm checking it out now.  They have a similar set that is $199 brand new that includes the putter and bag.  AND its on special right now for 20% off, so it's actually $159.

Gotta tell them about this one.  Thanks much @Dave2512

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My wife and I have friends that belong to a Country Club "socially."  As in, they don't play golf.  The husband is in real estate, they do it to make connections. They invited us to a social golf/dinner thing the other night where we all played 6 holes and then went to a luau.  The wife apparently enjoyed herself enough that she now wants to give the game a shot.  She's told me she's going to take lessons and everything. ...

I wouldn't balk at the Adams set. Hubby works real estate, so the couple has $$$ to spare.

You might suggest she talk to the teaching pro for advice on finding clubs for her.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My wife and I have friends that belong to a Country Club "socially."  As in, they don't play golf.  The husband is in real estate, they do it to make connections.  They invited us to a social golf/dinner thing the other night where we all played 6 holes and then went to a luau.  The wife apparently enjoyed herself enough that she now wants to give the game a shot.  She's told me she's going to take lessons and everything.

She is a TOTAL beginner.  As in, I don't think she ever once swung a golf club prior to Friday night.  Since I'm the only real golfer in the group, she's asking me for advice on clubs and I don't want to steer her wrong.  I don't want to talk her into clubs that are cheap, old and outdated thus causing her to have trouble hitting the ball, and then perhaps choose to not like the game.  But at the same time, I don't want to talk her into nicer, newer clubs that might cost a little more, only to find out she just isn't interested.

So far, this is what I recommended for her.  Anybody have other or different ideas??


What was she using during the 6 holes you played together? Those clubs seemd good enough to get her interested.

My daughter uses a senior flex Adams Hybrid set cut down an inch and a half. http://thesandtrap.com/t/71852/iron-hybrid-combo#post_936660

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

What was she using during the 6 holes you played together?

There were 3 couples, and the third wife borrowed a set of clubs from her sister.  They both shared that set.

I have received no response from the seller of that old TA set.  I'm going to urge her husband to buy that new TA set from Sports Authority for $160.  That seems pretty reasonable to me.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

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
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • First round foursome clubchampionship was yesterday. First round is to cut the field to 16 pairs, format Stableford without handicap. You get 3 points for a birdie, 2 for a par, 1 for a bogey. Worse than bogey is zero points. My playing partner had the tee off on hole 1 and hit it left in the water. I had a shot avoiding some trees at 140y from the flag and hit it at 3 feet, par.  After 5 holes 9 points (1 bogey), but then a streak of 3 bad holes and still 9 points. But then 3 pars in a row and all together 11 pars and two bogeys (24 points) was enough to end 5th (best team 31 points).  Next weekend we will play against the team that ended 13th. That will be matchplay. 
    • Does it make sense to write ".........combined together"? Why not just write "............combined"? Let's not call the kettle black. Anyway..... the following are excerpts from The Australian Golf Club's Dress Code. They are not typical of what is expected in Australia, but  some of the snootier clubs are very strict and do little to change the stuffy reputation of the game. ‘Sporting attire’. Collared shirts which must be tucked in at all times. Tailored shorts to the knee, with a belt, may be worn. Closed in shoes must be worn with socks at all times (see Definitions for appropriate socks).  Men - Collared shirts which must be tucked in at all times. Trousers must be tailored and worn with a belt. Tailored shorts to the knee, with a belt, may be worn. When wearing shorts on the course, Members must wear long socks or short white socks which are either plain or which bear only a Golf Club logo. Anklet type socks are not acceptable. Shoes must be of a type which have been specially manufactured for the playing of golf.  Jeans of any description are not acceptable anywhere in the Clubhouse or on the Course. Children 12 years or younger are exempt.  If you turn up here wearing socks with a small Nike logo they will sell you a pair of plain white ones for about $30.
    • May 27th:- 10 mins full swing practice (Driver). Moved the tee further forward in the stance, and concentrated on sliding the hips to initiate the through swing.  
    • Whether I score better riding vs. walking depends on who I am with. I have two friends who are VERY slow players and if I am in the cart with them for some reason it cost my 5 strokes a round.
    • Playing there next year. My buddy is getting married there, we have discussed this very topic and have agreed to re-tee as we will never play there again. Plus with our scores it really doesn't matter an 8 there will match a couple others on the card.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. bigtosh90
      bigtosh90
      (27 years old)
    2. dopplegvnger
      dopplegvnger
      (25 years old)
    3. Frank62
      Frank62
      (55 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon