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  1. I’m a typical weekend golfer and the highest I’ve ever scored is more than 30 shots over par. I play just to have fun and reaching bogey golf would already be amazing. I’m currently using a beginner Callaway Strata set I got 2 years ago but because one of the irons broke, I’m thinking of replacing the irons with another second hand set. A friend of mine is selling a King Cobra SSI Oversized iron set. From what I’ve read, they’re great for beginners with a huge sweet spot. That being said, these reviews are almost 10 years old and the clubs came out even before that. Two questions: 1. How big of a crutch are oversized irons? Will they make it impossible for me to eventually switch to normal irons in the future? I’ve read two opposing sides to the debate of using GIR/Oversized clubs so I wanted to post the question here. 2. How are these clubs in general? I’ve read that while they’re really old and don’t have the tech of newer more expensive irons, the gap in tech isn’t that huge of a deal for a beginner with an index as high as mine. These are the clubs: http://www.golfreview.com/product/golf-clubs/irons/cobra/ss-i-oversized.html
  2. Thanks for the heads up. To be fair, golf club prices are in general elevated where I’m from (perhaps because buying online & having the clubs shipped from the US would come with high shipping fees + import fees). But yes, I’ll try to haggle the price down if possible.
  3. So would I be right in saying that the T-Zoid version of any Mizuno club should not be drastically different from the original version? Definitely trying the clubs out so I know how they feel in my hands. The non TZoid version has some great reviews online for beginners so hopefully this club is the same.
  4. Got back into golf two years ago and bought a Callaway Strata set for $300 as I read a lot of good things about it for a beginner. The 8-iron is now broken though so I think it's a good time to finally get a better set of irons (that are still good for beginners as my handicap is still horrible). I came across someone selling 2nd hand Mizuno MX23s (iron set) for a bit over $200 and after reading some reviews online, I am thinking of making the purchase. I noticed though that the club head on the MX 23s he is selling looks different and has a T-Zoid logo on it. Would anyone know what the difference is between this and the ones commonly found online? And if it'd be a good decision to buy the clubs?
  5. So just to clarify - if I sign up, I'd be billed $59 straight up then $49 after a month and every month after that. I could choose to cancel the subscription by the end of the first month and only end up paying the $59 right?
  6. Biting the bullet and getting lessons. Currently deciding between paying 50$ a month on Evolvr or paying $60/hour (most likely just 1 session a month) with a local pro. The obvious advantage of the local pro is immediate feedback to any questions and adjustments that need to be made with the golf swing. The advantage of Evolvr would be the opportunity to upload up to four videos throughout the month instead of having only one 1-hour session with the local pro. Cost wise they're roughly the same per month. As for the credentials or actual skill of the local pro, tough to say. His credentials say he's a US PGA Professional with 20 years experience. I'm not from the United States and he is perhaps one of the better coaches available. Do I take the online lessons with four video uploads or the monthly 1-hour session with the pro? And yes, I'd take both if I could but I don't have the budget for that. PS: I can't seem to sign up for an Evolvr account. Pressing the sign-up button just brings me back to the homepage. Anybody know what's up?
  7. Quick background about myself. Started getting back into golf last year and picked up a Callaway Strata set (was one of the most recommended beginner set I found online). It included a Driver, 3 Wood, 4&5 Hybrid, 6-9 Irons, PW and Putter. Also have a Cobra SW that I don't think I need to change anytime soon. For a full review on the set, you can see it here: https://www.golfguideforbeginners.com/callaway-mens-strata-complete-golf-set-with-bag-12-piece-review/ I'm on a tight budget and am planning to spend majority of what I allocate for golf on monthly or bi-monthly lessons. However, going forward, what clubs would be most beneficial to upgrade first? Do I get a new Driver? A new iron set? A new wedge set? A new putter? If I get a new wedge set, would I need to change my SW? Should I invest in a 60 degree? Etc. In short, I know lessons > new clubs in terms of improving my game. However, I want to slowly work my way into letting go of this beginner set and start building a legitimate set and I want to know which clubs to focus on first.
  8. Thanks for this. I can't seem to wrap my head around the idea of why you'd want to use bounce for tighter lies. I get how it'd prevent the common issue of having the leading edge come in steep into the ground and barely launching the ball forward. However, wouldn't using the bounce make it so easy for the leading edge to hit the ball and just skull it? In a fluffy lie, I can see the club going under the ball avoiding this issue but on a tight lie, it seems like I'd just end up skulling the ball nonstop (which is my biggest issue already)! Could anyone explain why using the bounce would increase the margin of error for these shots? I don't really understand it from reading the thread.
  9. I can't figure it out. The local course here has relatively tight fairways and once my ball is inside 50-60 yards, 70% of the time I top the ball with a controlled SW shot. I've tried shallowing my AoA and different ball positions but it doesn't seem to consistently fix the issue. I'm thinking of just putting from that far out but some holes have greens going uphill and putting becomes a lot more difficult. Would appreciate any tips on how to improve this aspect of my short game. On another note, how am I supposed to improve my short game in general at a range with mats? It feels completely different from an actual fairway/rough. Are there any ways to still get better if I can't always go to the golf course for a round?
  10. So I can hit my short irons and wedges reasonably straight - maybe 100 yards on my PW and 130 yards on my 7 iron (low numbers but I'm fine with these for now as long as they're straight). Problem is, when I try to use my 5H, 4H, 3W or even Driver, they all only hit around 100-160 yards. I have a couple of ideas as to why that's the case - the most obvious being I can't hit the longer clubs flush yet or my form collapses with these clubs. Any other ideas? More importantly, how do i effectively work into these clubs? At this point there's no reason for me to bring anything longer than a 7I because they all reach the same distance anyway - with less consistency!
  11. I've been Playing Golf for: 6 months My current handicap index or average score is: N/A but itd probably be insanely high My typical ball flight is: Slice for driver and push right for irons The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slicing my driver I finally managed to get a decent recording of my drive. This is my second time to ever play in an actual golf course so I still have no idea what my handicap is but I'm sure it's way up there. In terms of my shots, I've made some improvements with my irons and lessened the number of times that I push right. However, throughout the last 18 holes, not one of my drives went straight. I sliced all of them and rarely ever hit the fairway. I've read and watched a lot to try to identify what's wrong but figured it'd be a lot more helpful if I could get your opinions on it. Would really enjoy the game more if I could hit straight. I don't even care about the distance for now. Thank you! Videos: Note: I'm already intentionally aiming left to compensate but it still wasn't enough to hit the fairway. I'm not sure if the ball path is clear unless you watch it in slow motion so here is a rough idea:
  12. Yes definitely. The top pros here charge probably $40/session. Partially because the top pros here are definitely not as good as the top pros in the states. But also partially because it would be extremely difficult to establish a client base in a much smaller country if your rates are the same as that of a developed country like the US.
  13. Nah it's a 1 on 1 session. Like I said, it's a lot cheaper because I'm not from the US.
  14. Thanks for all the replies guys. Decided to start with the 10 session plan this Sunday. Hope to see some improvements in a couple of months. And yes, $24/hr is definitely cheap relative to how much most of you must be paying but this is primarily because I'm not from the US and the coach is one of the top local coaches. He did get his training from the US though. Hopefully he's good enough!
  15. Are lessons really worth the price? I found a local PGA coach who'd charge around $240 for 10 1-hour sessions. Had one trial session with him already and I think he does know what he's talking about. I'm planning to space it out and only have 1 session every week or every other week so I don't burn my cash right away. Should I bite the bullet and go with lessons once a week? My goal really is just to be able to hit straight so I can play on a golf course without going OB every shot. I just don't know if that's something I can expect after 10 lessons (around 2 1/2 months).
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