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  1. Hi everyone, I took up golf seriously this past year (with about 12 professional lessons from 2 different instructors). I went out about half a dozen times starting in mid July (all but one by myself), I thoroughly enjoyed it. My score right now is 45-50 over 9 from the forward tees (not great but we all have to start somewhere). My clubs right now are an old set of Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus clubs (at least 10 years old - probably more like 15). I would like to get newer clubs but there's a hitch. My wife and I are planning to start a family in the near future so once that happens, my go
  2. I played on Friday and I shot a 52, it was a bit more frustrating than the last time. I had about a 10 on one hole (lost 3 balls, water was involved) but on #8, I had a really PW onto which rolled to about 8 feet from the hole (which I two putted for bogey but I was really happy with the shot. Then I capped it off on #9 with my first birdie (within the gimme circle), it was a 9 iron 126 yard hole from the forwards but it felt good. I need to still work on the basics though. My mid to low irons (3-6) suck hard. Edit: Lost 5 more balls in the round.
  3. > @Naptime said: > Welcome to the addiction. :) I want new clubs and to be fitted, does that help?
  4. Hi everyone, While I started to learn golf last October, I had not been out on the course yet this year (bad first instructor, busy at work, busy at home, and partly being scared of the course, etc). On Thursday night, I finally signed up for a tee time at a local Par 3. I would be playing from the most forward tees (2032 yards over 9 holes). I had fun, I wasn't too frustrated with myself because I knew I am still learning. I had some reasonably good shots and some really bad shots but I figured that everyone does. My driver off the first tee sliced so hard it ended up on the #9 fairway.
  5. Thanks everyone for all the advice. I am currently taking lessons but i think it would be good to play 9 holes but not keep score. I will probably just play like it's a scramble in case i am paired up.
  6. Hi everyone, I would like to go on a public golf course but if my score is roughly 120-140, is that too high a score for the course? What's an typical score for a weekend public golf course (that you have seen)? Thanks in advance.
  7. Hi everyone, I am looking at getting a Fairway Wood with around 16 degrees of loft on it. I would prefer either a Ping or a Taylormade. From my research I've come up with the G SF Tec (16') and the M2 3HL (16.5'). Please note that I am a beginner and I haven't really developed any particular behaviours (slicing, etc) so I don't know how much the G SF Tec would help me right now. But I've heard it is more forgiving than the TM which is really what I'm after. Basically the question is will the SF Tec technology help or hurt me in the long run? Anyone have any thoughts on which one I should
  8. Hi everyone, I was looking at various pre-owned golf equipment websites and Ebay, I just wanted to ask for your opinions on what is your tolerance for wear on the club(s)? I've seen a number of listings where the condition is marked 'very good' but the clubface looks like crap and there is obvious ear on the bottom of the clubhead.
  9. I've heard that if you don't hit it completely perfect that newer drivers are more forgiving than older ones.
  10. Hi everyone, I am thinking of upgrading my 15+ year old Golden Bear driver. I would like a Ping because of how forgiving it is (from what I've heard). Please keep in mind that I do not have an endless supply of money to spend on the G410 Max. Right now, i can barely hit the ball straight and I feel like I would not really notice much difference in drivers at this point. I've heard that driver technology improves enough every 5 years to justify a new driver. Rick Shiels did a comparison video a few years ago of the Ping clubs from the G25 right to the G400 and ultimately there was not much
  11. Model Trains, Skiing, mistresses... you mean the usual stuff.
  12. Hi everyone, Just to let you know I got lightly used Cleveland CG15 Black Pearls in 50, 56, 60. These were a little more in my price range than some of the other suggested options.
  13. Hi everyone, I need to get some wedges to fill out my bag and I would like some very forgiving ones (for a very high handicap). What are some reliable/solid game improvement wedges that I should look at? I don't want to go above $40 US a wedge (if too low, let me know). I could do either: 46, 50, 54, 58 Or 46, 52, 60 Please keep in mind that my drivers/irons are 15 year old Golden Bears so I don't need the best of the best. Thank you,
  14. Thanks everyone, I need to get some wedges now (lightly used ones). Going to get the 9 iron measured for loft.
  15. Funny you should say that....my first thought was they're perfectly fine clubs as long as they have good grips on them. Nothing more important than good grips...well worth what you spent to have them put on. Funny you should say that, one of my bosses commented on my clubs by saying basically "throw them in the trash and go buy yourself some decent clubs. You can't get good with bad clubs".
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