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  1. I went in yesterday for a club fit and have put my order in for a full set of TaylorMade M4 Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid, irons and Spider Tour putter. Apparently I hit the ball hard and the KBS Tour 105 X Flex shafts felt the best. I was initially set up with the Mizuno fitting system to figure our shaft lengths, lie etc. and then tried different brand heads (Mizuno JPX900 Hot Metals, Callaway Rogue, TaylorMade M4, Cobra King F8) once I found the right shaft. I probably needed all the forgiveness I could get and in the end it was down to the TM M4 and Cobra King F8, which, for mine, felt similar but the M4 were a bit more forgiving. Now to play the waiting game (hopefully 2 weeks).
  2. Thanks for the replies. I suppose there are a few reasons for taking up golf, one being in the finance industry, there are a lot of golf days and opportunities to network. A few of my friends play every week and socially it’s something I’d like to be a part of, especially as I get older and the body begins stopping to do the things it used to. I also know myself enough to know that it is more likely than not that if I were to get an off the shelf set or second hand set that I’d buy a new set in 6-12 months anyway, so in the long run it’d be more cost effective to bite the bullet now. My friend who is the local pro has already offered me free lessons and practice at his course whenever I want to play. So I suppose there are some more savings there. He is also the one that will be fitting me and I will be buying my clubs through him, so I know I’ll get a reasonable deal as well.
  3. I’m a new member here and new to golf. I am looking to purchase my first set of clubs and was wanting some advice. My friend is a local pro at the clubhouse of a course near where I live and he has recommended that I get a club fitting before buying, so they suit my body and swing. I’ve also read that a first set should be a second hand set or a cheap off the shelf set. Although I don’t have a budget, he did say if I was going to spend $1,000 just get a standard off the shelf set. If I was going to spend $3,000 to buy clubs that fit. He also said if I were to buy clubs that didn’t fit, I may not enjoy golf and give it up quicker as compared to buying clubs that fit me. Physically, he did say I was pretty average and most off the shelf clubs wouldn’t be too bad, although I’d have to make do with the shaft flex, loft and length. As a reference, I’m 31 years old, 5’9” (174 cm), 65 kg (142 lbs) and am very active (run 3 x 12km and cycle 3 x 60-100km per week). Liam
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