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I'm new to golf. By new, I mean I've played 4 rounds and have hit a bucket of 45 balls. I've never had lessons. I'm as new/ignorant as it gets. However, I'm totally hooked - despite not being very good. Anyway, I bought a golf bag and complete set (Driver, 3w, 5w, 9-saw, and putter) from Goodwill for $30. I wanted to see how it went before I invested too much.
Anyway, my buddies I play with have suggested I'm too tall for my clubs. I wouldn't know since my swing I've kinda come up with from reading, YouTube videos, and advice. So, I'm looking to upgrade. Again, its my first "real set" so I'm not looking for anything over the top. I've linked a set I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on but wanted to get some thoughts on this set.
Amazon.com: 2012 Tall Mens Complete Golf Set Custom Made Clubs for Men 6 Outdoors
Go in to your local golf store and ask them to help you get a proper shaft size and that you are too tall for your current clubs. Then have them order you a Adams tight lies complete set at proper length for you. It will cost around 500 and is one of the best starter sets you can buy
In a year our two when you upgrade to a more expensive set it will be a good back up set for friends and or office
This post was edited by Coastal Eer on 9/13/2012 at 8:35 PM
Heres a good one for 399
Go to your local Golf Store. If you have a Dicks try there. They usually hire competent golf folks that know what they are talking about(in my area anyway). Try all the sets you want, and go with the ones that feel the best to you. You could have people come in this thread saying go with TaylorMade, go with Titleist, Go with Cleveland, go with Ping, ect...
You won't know which is best for you until you actually hit them.
ive got a set of Taylor Made Burner Oversize i bought off a buddy for $40. i enjoy them a lot more than the cheap brand irons i had before.
i need to find me a cart bag that has a putter holder in the front, haha.
Assuming you aren't looking to invest a lot of money at this point, your best bet is going to be to go to one of the online "made to measure" sites and order a set based on your measurements and swing speed. Gigagolf.com is probably a good place to start. They get very good reviews.
I don't know anything about the starter set you posted, but the lie angle and shaft flex will affect your results as much as the shaft length, which appears to be the only thing different about those clubs. Gigagolf will let you adjust all of that. You should be able to get a complete fitted set for in the $400 range. I would definitely go that route before buying the ones you posted. You will get a lot more use out of them, and probably enjoy using them a lot more.
Golfsmith or PGA superstore will get you set up.
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