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  1. Why are there different shaft lengths for different clubs? Obviously I understand the different lofts. But why vary the shaft lengths? Seems to me if a 9 iron shaft was the same as a 3 iron shaft it would be much easier to produce a consistent swing. As a matter fact I was surfing around and found a club maker (1-Iron, I think), anyway just curious if there is a good reason or what the logic is or is it more tradition than anything?
  2. Adams A2 OS w/ gaphite shafts
  3. This might be a dumb question but here goes. As I understand a stiff shaft give more contol, IE - easier to hit the ball straight. A more flexable shaft gives more distance, but less control. When I was looking at clubs shops told me as a beginner I should go with a regular flex shaft becuase it would give me more distance, a stiff shaft is for more advanced players. Seems to me it should be the otherway around, a beginner has nothing but control problems, it just seems to me hitting it straighter is more important than hitting it further.
  4. It was pretty cool. But like a say what grass there was was brown and litrally crunched under your feet. It was so bad that pretty much any on any hill on incline all you had to do was drop a ball and it would roll to the bottom. Like I say like hitting the ball in a parking lot. None the less regardless of how far the ball would roll it did go into a tiny little hole from a long way away.
  5. Went to the range yesterday to try out my new/used clubs. I hit a few balls, whiffing a couple, hitting a couple nice shots, some hooks, slices, dribblers, etc; doing my best Tiger wood swing. Stopped for a short break a was watching and old guy, may be late 60's early 70's. All his balls were short but straight, and loked good. I noticed he was standing closer to the ball than I was, had his right elbow tucked into his waist and he was only taking easy 1/2 to 3/4 swings. So I tried it, viola. Started hitting them consistantly longer, sraighter and with nice loft. There were still plenty lousy shots, but by the time I was done - more shots were better than were bad.
  6. First 99% of the members here forget more in 2 minutes than my total knowlege of golf, but I'll offer this. I just cut and pasted the comment below from a post a couple weeks ago. While not a beginner, I hadn't played in 10 yrs. Even when I did I shot barely in the low 100's per 18. A couple weeks ago I was in same boat. Should I spend the $ and get a high quality set, get fitted and so forth, get a used set, get a boxed set for $300 range or go the clone route. Just so happend one Friday night at my local pub I met a teaching pro from one of the local courses and ask him for advise. He advised spending in the $300-$400 range on a set of clubs, being it a boxed set, used or clone. To not worry about getting fitted, unless I was unusualy short or tall, which I'm not, 6'. Save the extra $ for lessons. His reason being a treaching pro can adjust your swing for a given set of clubs, basicly as a beginner your swing will change anyway. Once your swing stabilizes then go get a correct fitting. Also by then you'll have a good idea if you'll be sticking with the game. Based on his advice I seached Ebay found a great deal on a set of Adams A2 OS irons, went to Giga Golf and got a driver, 3 wood, putter and bag. I spent a total of $379. Took my first lesson yesterday and he thought I did very well (club wise that is). He really liked the Giga stuff, and said I got a steal on the irons.
  7. I just saw the post about a members first Eagle and it reminded me of my Albatross. I had been playing a couple months, this was about 20 yrs ago. Par 5, no idea about the yardage, hidden green. We teed off and I hit the only desent drive in my life to that point, right down the center, maybe 225 yrds. Got to my ball had a nice lie, swung at it with my 3 Wood. It was late July and hadn't rained in about 4 weeks, the course did very litte watering if any, what grass there was was brown and crunchy. The ball gets airborne but is very low, goes maybe 100 yrd in the air, hits a patch of bare ground and keeps going. Basicly what it would do if it landed in a asphalt parking lot. Anyway ball goes over a small rise and out of sight. My buddies hit thier shots, everyone found there ball except me. Looked in the weeds to no avail. So I tossed another ball on the ground took a stroke and hit my third shot, took me 4 more shots to actually keep the ball on the green. So I was laying 8 and had yet to put. One of the other guys one putts, goes to get his ball. He pulls out 2 balls. His, and my lost ball! I went from what would have been at least a 10 to a 2. Given the conditions sorta hard to call it legit, but it was fun at the time.
  8. MB = high 80's / low 90's with humidity, but you will have a nice breeze off the water all day and night. Scottsdale you know the deal there. MB will most likely have a afternoon thunderstorm, but otherwise rain shouldn't be an issue. Scottsdale = It's the desert, small chance of anything wet. MB has lots of bars, shopping, eating, plus the beach. Never played golf at either but you'll trip over all the golf courses. My pick would be MB.
  9. I found this last night, for my swing it seems fairly accurate. If nothing else fun to tinker with. It asks you few questions and gives an estimate on how far you hit each club. How close dose it get to your game? http://www.csgnetwork.com/golfclubdistancecalce.html
  10. Frist my Adams Idea A2 OS irons arrived today. I got them off Ebay for $200, they have all have (ProLaunch-HL Blue) graphite shafts set included 3,4,5,6-Hyb., 7, 8, 9, PW and GW. Matching set. Clubs are in great shape, used but zero dings or damage. Grips look like new. Seems others A2 OS's were going for more but I stumbled on these listed as A2 05's (the 0 being zero). I was assuming the seller had made a typo mistake but wasn't sure. Anyway turns out he did. 1. On a scale from 1 to 10, how was the deal I got? 2. Now the dumb question. I know what a PW is, but what is a GW? Thanks
  11. Do whatever it takes to enjoy the game. If you knowingly and openly "cheat" and don't claim to shoot a better score than you actually did and it helps you stick with the game until you get better, cool. Once you start hitting better shots, take it apone yourself to then follow the rules. Golf is a game, make it fun.
  12. A few years ago I was tlked into playing a local tournament for charity near Martinsburg, WV. It was sposored by a local stripper bar. Flag girls at each green and mobil beverage cart all "manned" by the dancers of said club. All topless! Yeah, thats eye candy!
  13. While not a beginner, I hadn't played in 10 yrs. Even when I did I shot barely over 100 per 18. A couple weeks ago I was in same boat. Should I spend the $ and get a high quality set, get fitted and so forth, get a used set, get a boxed set for $300 range or go the clone route. Just so happend one Friday night at my local pub I met a teaching pro from one of the local courses and ask him for advise. He advised spending in the $300-$400 range on a set of clubs, being it a boxed set, used or clone. To not worry about getting fitted, unless I was unusualy short or tall, which I'm not, 6'. Save the extra $ for lessons. His reason being a treaching pro can adjust your swing for a given set of clubs, basicly as a beginner your swing will change anyway. Once your swing stabilizes then go get a correct fitting. Also by then you'll have a good idea if you'll be sticking with the game. Based on his advice I seached Ebay found a great deal on a set of Adams A2 OS irons, went to Giga Golf and got a driver, 3 wood, putter and bag. I spent a total of $379. Took my first lesson yesterday and he thought I did very well (club wise that is). He really like the Giga stuff, and said I got a steal on the irons.
  14. Callaway - Costco 3 pair for $16
  15. Just got a set of irons off Ebay: Adams A2 OS, all with graphite shafts, $200 Still didn't have a driver, 3 wood, putter or bag. So I did the clone route on the woods. I know a lot of you guys hate clones, but for both totaling $115 for both from Giga Golf, I thought what the heck. Also odered a bag from them, picked a putter at my local shop for $30. Less than $400 invested. All I need is some balls and off I go. Four!