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  1. Hello everyone, This is my first post in the forum. I am here because my 14-y-o son is an avid golfer, and I need driver advice. My son has been playing golf since he was 6. Neither his dad nor I play golf really. He picked it up on his own after playing Mario Golf on his Game Boy. He started hitting balls with sticks, so we got him plastic clubs, which he wore out in 3 days. At age 7, he wanted to be just like Tiger, so he was dying to compete. He played his first tournament when he had just turned 7 and I think he placed 7th out of 14 boys. Soon after, we moved to Nashville and he played the TGA Tour every summer and did pretty well. (I caddied so I did learn some stuff.) He has a hearing/speech disability (APD - Auditory processing Disorder) that made it hard for him to make friends when he was little. Golf was great for him because it gave him confidence and he made friends through golf. The kids respected him for his talent and kindness and looked past his speech. After 4 years in TN, we moved back to New England, and he kind of lost his motivation. He'd play a couple of courses a year with The First Tee, but he didn't have the passion that he used to. (Honestly, Tiger's infidelity issues and attitude disappointed him, and that had something to do with it.) Now he's going into high school and can try out for the team, and he seems to be excited about golf again and has been practicing quite a bit! His clubs were all too short. He's in men's clubs now, and I find myself in the position of getting new clubs. His dad and I are divorcing right now, but still living together. It's very difficult and it's been hard on my son and his little brother. Money is really tight. I am just hoping I can get him the clubs and equipment that he needs and will feel confident with. (His old clubs were US Kids Golf Tour & Ladies' Nike Dymo driver & wood cut down.) I purchased a set of irons off Craigslist. They are Titleist DCI 822 OS, and he seems to like them. ($50 for the set - great deal!) The set is missing a sand wedge, so I need that. I also need a driver and 3 wood, and he really wants a specific Odyssey putter. (Not to mention a bag, shoes, etc.) Today we went to a local golf shop that has a virtual golf thingy (I don't know the term, sorry) and he tried out some different club heads. He hit well with the M2 driver, R flex, 10.5. The tech said something about "one notch from +2" or something, but I don't know what that means. He was hitting at 130-140 yards. (He's 5'7" and a string bean.) I cannot afford $400 for the M2. Can anyone suggest a club that is affordable that perhaps I can buy used? How about a decent 3 wood? Thank you so much for the advice! :) PS - I can upload a video of his swing from today if that helps.
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