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Irons or wedges?

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Saving up for some new clubs and trying to decide whether to spend the cash on getting a new set of irons or some new wedges.

My short Game is pretty decent and I feel is something I can build on but not sure how much getting fitted for wedges would help.

My irons in the other hand is ok but lack consistency and getting fitted might help.

I only started playing lady July and At the might I don't have a HC but generally score in the mid to high 80's and improving all the time.

Any advice would be welcome!

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I would say irons based off of what you posted. There are probably bigger gains to be made in terms of scoring with properly fitted irons. That or invest in lessons since you mentioned you just started playing. Lessons may help with your ball striking and may shed light on if your current set of irons are a good fit for you already.

That and buy and read LSW, Lowest Score Wins. I recently just purchased this book and I'm about 2/3 through it. I wish I had read it sooner.

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What do you currently play?

Big different in cost from set of irons vs set of wedges.

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19 hours ago, jimnm said:

 That or invest in lessons since you mentioned you just started playing.

Yes I have had several lessons and they definitely have helped but am also now looking in my bag to see if I can make any improvements to my game there!

2 hours ago, Vinny Cap said:

What do you currently play?

Big different in cost from set of irons vs set of wedges.

At the minute I have a set oh Ben Hogan bh-5 irons they I got second hand 

As for wedges they are basically a miss match of all sorts! Was a case of they where cheap so I got them! And yes the price difference is definitely a factor! I know I will have to save it is just a question of for how long!

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17 minutes ago, Popeye said:

Yes I have had several lessons and they definitely have helped but am also now looking in my bag to see if I can make any improvements to my game there!

At the minute I have a set oh Ben Hogan bh-5 irons they I got second hand 

As for wedges they are basically a miss match of all sorts! Was a case of they where cheap so I got them! And yes the price difference is definitely a factor! I know I will have to save it is just a question of for how long!

I just looked up the Ben Hogan bh-5 irons and they look pretty nice.  Are they all beat up or too hard for you to hit?

I would go to a local store and hit some clubs to get an idea of what you like.  Look at the used section as well as deals can be had.... might be able to get new-er irons and some previously loved wedges too!

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38 minutes ago, Vinny Cap said:

 Are they all beat up or too hard for you to hit?

I would go to a local store and hit some clubs to get an idea of what you like. 

Yeah they are pretty decent clubs, I'm just a bit inconsistent with them. Whether the is due to me being new to the game or them being not fitted properly I don't know how.

I'm not really looking at getting another set of second hand clubs-if I get irons then I want them to be new and fitted!

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55 minutes ago, Popeye said:

Yeah they are pretty decent clubs, I'm just a bit inconsistent with them. Whether the is due to me being new to the game or them being not fitted properly I don't know how.

I'm not really looking at getting another set of second hand clubs-if I get irons then I want them to be new and fitted!

I hear ya. Once you know your "fitted info" it becomes easier to buy clubs as I am 1* upright and +1 " for length and have bought a few "barley used" sets for next to nothing.

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2 hours ago, Popeye said:

Yes I have had several lessons and they definitely have helped but am also now looking in my bag to see if I can make any improvements to my game there!

If that is the case, I would ask your coach for a recommendation on if/when you would benefit from getting fit for new irons. Since they know your swing best.

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13 hours ago, jimnm said:

If that is the case, I would ask your coach for a recommendation on if/when you would benefit from getting fit for new irons. Since they know your swing best.

True, he probably knows me better then I know myself when it comes to golf! Although it still leaves me with the question of irons or wedges!

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