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  1. Now you mention it, it may have been on a slight downslope. I'll have a look at some Youtube vids about that. I guess at the range I could put something (like a rubber tee) under the mat to change the gradient, do you think that would be allowed (and more importantly, work)? Thanks Will try this too Thanks
  2. I've been going to the driving rage with my woods and irons, and only played a bit on a pitch and putt course (80-110 yards) At the range, I can usually get a solid hit with my irons, they go pretty straight, and more importantly they go high into the air. Last time we went to a different range, where you could hit off the grass. From the bays before, I was doing well. As soon as I got onto the grass I was either hitting the top of the ball knocking it forward a bit, hitting it extremely low, or taking huge chunks of grass out of the ground. The shots I did hit, did all seem to go pretty straight. After about 70 balls, I'd managed to hit a few good shots with little divots but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I don't want to go and play on a course (even though it's just a part 3/4 public course next to the range) if I'm gonna be stood in the same spot doing a bit of terrible gardening instead of actually playing. What could I be doing differently at the range compared to hitting from grass?
  3. bought 'em last week I contacted the place I bought them from (european-golf-online.com) and he said he will send another one out to me pretty good service
  4. yeah, sorry. I counted 13 at first and when you said "can't decide on a 14th club yet" I thought "putter!!" didn't mean it in a bad way
  5. Do you think this was a one-off then? Should I stop worrying about the same thing happening to my other clubs? btw here's what it looks like inside (incase anyone wondered) it's thin metal with some weird material (to absorb impact... badly) and some plastic tubing and here's where it snapped (if by any chance it indicates what I'm doing wrong or why it snapped at all)
  6. it was just a cheap Dunlop iron and my first time using it. I may have hit the ground once or twice at the driving range, but then I hit the ball straight on and looked down to see myself holding half a shaft and the other half (with club head) on the ground. I have other Dunlop clubs I've used for a while and they haven't snapped, but for the rest of my basket I was holding back because I thought the others could snap. is this because I hit the ground, a one off or just because they're cheap clubs? should the store I purchased them from replaced it? the shafts are True Temper
  7. How about using it like a hockey stick then? One hand on the grip and the other half way down the shaft? Should give you more control and keep the putter steady?
  8. If you haven't seen it, it's from 0:32 in this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_xIu_Od3w It's a putter shaped like a hockey stick, and he holds it like one too (one hand on the grip, one half way down the shaft) I assumed it would be legal, just impractical, but as they're banning belly putters I wasn't sure
  9. If you can hit one of your irons 120 yards, and you're 110 yards away from the whole, do you just use less power, or do you, or do you keep the same swing (always) and just switch to a shorter iron? I find it difficult to know which club or how much power to use
  10. thanks for the replies guys. I think once I play some more, if I ever "outgrow" my clubs, I may go for a more known golfing brand for now, when I say "cheap" I mean I just got some Dunlop Tour Elite irons that were £3 each new lol. even as a budget brand I'm quite surprised as I think this is a low price. I'm hoping when they turn up they're not just drawings of golf clubs Anyway, I just want to see as well, does anyone think using cheaper clubs will give me any bad habits? say if I was to upgrade them, would the fact they might be "heavier" or something make a big difference, or is that the same as going from say a set of Pings to a set of Callaway irons? edit: btw I already have a TP12 driver, 3 wood, putter and p/s wedges and they're fine. I got a dunlop bag too, I will actually be a walking billboard for Dunlop
  11. I don't mean clones, but I mean when any company makes clubs, surely they look at golf clubs made my other companies as well (like with phones, cars, computers, etc..), so if you take a 2013 model of a Wilson/Dunlop driver, and then one made by someone like TaylorMade, then the TM would most likely be better because they've worked on improving it. However the year after if they use the same materials, the cheaper ones should be as good as last year's premium clubs, until new technology is discovered, or existing technology improved upon Of course I mean with Wilson/Dunlop for example being reputable companies (even if they're not leaders in golf) I don't mean really cheap copies that might snap or bend when you hit them once. For example Dunlop have the more expensive (than their others) NZ9 range, which probably uses the same materials as some (possibly last year?) premium brand golf clubs
  12. I know they have machines that can swing a golf club in the exact same place at the same speed using a robotic arm. Has anyone ever done this with a cheap club against an expensive one? Do you think the expensive driver would go much further, or the expensive irons would be more accurate or whatever? My thinking is that these companies like Ping and Callaway invest loads of money in R&D; but then the year after, other companies can just copy their clubs, and I imagine most are made the same way with the same materials. Plus these companies have to spend money on marketing, sponsorship, etc. What are your thoughts?
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