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  1. I went into a golf shop to hit some drivers and to just see where my swing was at, and he said based on my club head speed I would benefit from a men's regular flex. I'm wondering if this would apply to all of my clubs or just a driver or what. Still waiting to get into my "groove", and will not be looking into a new set of clubs for some time, but I'm definitely curious as to what I should be looking for. I just got my boyfriend's 56 that he doesn't use cut down to my size on Friday... hit a shot into the bunker with it the same day, and wow, it was like butter. No problem at all. Might have just got lucky, but still. Night and day, for sure. Thanks! Interesting article... I'm definitely not ready to go and buy a new set of clubs, and probably won't be for at least a few years. But that's really cool stuff. Thank you for the input, everyone. I would love to get some more info on what cutting the shaft down does to the flex.
  2. I have this same problem. I do have a question/comment about the different flexes. Wouldn't you almost want to have your driver a bit stiffer than your other clubs, since the longer the shaft the less stiff it will be? I've found I hit men's drivers better than women's drivers, but was told that if I get a women's cut to my length it would be roughly the same flex as a men's regular flex.
  3. Okay, something I have been struggling with is hitting shots out of the bunker. (I think) a lot of people have problems with it, but mine is especially horrid, trust me. During my last lesson, my golf teacher let me use his sand wedge, and of course, I hit the ball right onto the green, first try. Then he threw another ball into the bunker, and what did I do? Same thing. Night and day, honestly. We quickly came to the conclusion that I needed to get a new sand wedge, pronto. My boyfriend gave me a 58 degree wedge a while ago, just because he never used it and thought I could use it to replace my horrendous sand wedge. However, my golf teacher told me that I shouldn't use it, because it was too long, and that I should definitely not use it until I got it cut down. Here's question one: how much would it hurt me to use a club (sand wedge in particular) that is too long for me, if I just choke up on it? Or do I need to go buy a lady's sand wedge? (question 2 ties into this as well) Money's tight for this college kid, so if I can avoid buying a new sand wedge, I would. Topic number two: Female vs male flexes. I went into a golf store the other day and tested out some drivers, just for fun. I was doing alright with the women's drivers, and then the guy working there decided I should try out a men's driver because of my club head speed (no, I don't know what that number was, unfortunately.) So much better. When I do decide to buy a driver, I will definitely be getting a men's regular flex. Question two is, when I look into buying other types of clubs, should I look in the men's and just get them cut down? Or is it just the driver that I would need a men's in? Men's vs women's clubs in general? Opinions are greatly appreciated!
  4. Thanks! I've been getting a lesson at least once every two weeks, and I hope to continue as long as my teacher doesn't get TOO frustrated with me :) He's been really great.
  5. Ha a little more believable of a definition, although not quite as exciting. Thanks!
  6. bddarnell, reference to the historical significance golf's namesake... G entlemen O nly L adies F orbidden :) Although it is obviously not applicable now, it's a name that is too tempting not to poke fun at. TJBam... Loudmouth Golf. You'll die of pure joy and happiness once you see their assortment of golf apparel.
  7. Hello Everyone! I've always been the type of girl who strives to keep up with and out do the boys. Yes, I'm a female entering the realm of golf. As someone who loves challenges, how could I pass up on a sport that stands for "gentleman only ladies forbidden"? That incentive, along with the fact that my boyfriend thought me learning how to golf would provide us with an activity we could enjoy together, is how I found myself taking lessons May of this year. I strive to be the best at pretty much everything that I try. I like to think of myself as a natural athlete, and so of course that I thought that as a sport, golf would be relatively easy for me to pick up. I mean, I've ran a half marathon, I'm about to compete in my first triathlon, I am a decent skier, I play soccer and basketball, and I'm pretty strong despite my 5'2'' frame. I realized that I might need to work on putting or something like that, but as far as hitting a ball, how hard could it be? I don't know about you, but there's nothing quite as humiliating or humbling as teeing off and the ball going approximately 8 feet. Never have a met a sport where I have wanted to quit so badly and desperately wanted to spend 5 more hours practicing at the exact same time. I go to the driving range, and hit my 3 wood 200 yards, average. I get on the course, and well, sometimes I got it, and sometimes, not so much. But I can't help but love everything about golf. Did you know there are lady's golf shorts in existence that have little Santa Claus' surfing on them!?? I am so thirsty for more information, pointers, and anything and everything else golf related. The people I like golfing with are, of course, males. I am looking forward to becoming a golfer that can have a fun time with my friends without holding them back, or even worse, embarrassing myself and falling into the lady's golf stigma of dainty awkwardness. I have a rather bad habit of needing to be good at things before I can thoroughly enjoy them. I have a hard time laughing off ridiculous slices and taking 5 minutes to hit a ball out of a bunker. My competitive nature is both a blessing and a curse. One more thing, I absolutely love socks. That's about it!
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