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  • Saporitoe
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    Globalgolf.com is a great place to buy clubs. I have bought 4 or 5 different clubs from there, and they've always arrived in near-mint condition (I have bought clubs classified as anywhere from "Good" to "Mint" on their rating system)

    Would be cool to see some golf items featured on here -- I suspect those of us who golf try to look put together on the course as well. If my skill isn't good, hopefully my outfit can be haha

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  • Knot Tied Down
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    Welcome to the game. It's sad, but the fan base has steadily shrunk over the past decade or so. Nike announced earlier this month they are getting out of the equipment manufacturing business, and Adidas, who owns TaylorMade is trying to spin TM off. In my opinion, the game needs Tiger Woods back again competing at a high level.

    Anyway, just some friendly advice, I'd advise against buying individual irons, I would buy an entire set at once. Clubs from different manufacturers and series can play so differently that if you're not going to play a matched set, it you could really throw off your swing, tempo, distance, etc.

    TMs can be picked up cheaply anywhere. Their value retention is the worst in the sport, simply because they put out so many clubs each year. I wouldn't limit myself to TM though. Although I find their clubs to play fine, there are certainly other clubs out there that might help your game. I'd second rockbottomgolf, but since you're just starting out, I'd definitely suggest used clubs. Club technology doesn't change all that much from year to year, but you pay a premium for brand new clubs. Check out craigslist or ebay or even your local golf shop like Golfsmith, PGA Tour Store or even a small mom and pop shop. Hit with the clubs before you buy them of course. Good luck, the game is very rewarding if you stick with it.

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  • Bazilly
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    Also, if you can, try to take a few lessons - either group or private.

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  • Bazilly
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    Originally posted by devastitis View Post
    Kinda surprised that I haven't seen a golf thread in this kind of forum. I'd have guessed at least some of you would be into golf.

    Just picked up the sport, and I'm kinda hooked. I played here and there when I was little up until now, but never seriously. But I think I want to start going to the range at least once a week or so. So I need some advice on clubs. I have my brother's set of cheap Wilsons, but I want to get my own. Any advice on where I can pick up a cheap set of TaylorMades? I'm not too knowledgeable on the different types of TaylorMade clubs, but I'm just trying to pick up individual pieces for now. A 7 iron and 9 iron, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, and a nice putter. I just purchased a pair of FootJoys, after getting it decently discounted from Zappos. Thanks in advance.
    I would check out discount sites like rockbottomgolf.com, dallasgolf.com, and 2ndswing.com. The last two sell used clubs. If you're a beginner,look for anything considered "Game Improvement" irons. I would recommend looking for a full set hybrid-iron combo set (where the 3 and 4 irons use hybrid clubs) if you plan on sticking with it and look at TaylorMade, Callaway, Cobra, and Adams Golf. You can get 2013, 2014 and 2015 models for less then a pair of AE Park Avenues. http://www.thehackersparadise.com/ is a good site for info on clubs. There's a thread called Deal of Day and Coupon where forum members post deals on everything golf including club sets and of course golf attire.

    Golf can be one of the most frustrating activities but it's also one of the best - the game itself is great and hitting one great shot during a round makes you want to come back. Also, hanging out with friends, making new friends on the course, having a couple drinks during/after the round are other reasons I look forward to golfing whenever I can.

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  • Rawfull
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    I'm also surprised that I haven't seen much about golf on here. I've been playing as a hobby for the past 10 years. I'm far from a good player but I enjoy playing. It's a good excuse for me to hangout with my dad, who is an avid golfer now that he is retired. Up until now nearly all the clubs I have were given to me as gifts. So unfortunately I really don't know much about where to get a good deal on clubs. I'm also in the market for some new irons (5-9) as my current ones are really beat up so if anybody does know their knowledge would be much appreciated.

    On a side note. Going to be hanging out in the members tent next weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship here in MA. Can't wait to have what little confidence I have in my game shattered by seeing the pros at work in person lol

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  • devastitis
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    Golf anyone?

    Kinda surprised that I haven't seen a golf thread in this kind of forum. I'd have guessed at least some of you would be into golf.

    Just picked up the sport, and I'm kinda hooked. I played here and there when I was little up until now, but never seriously. But I think I want to start going to the range at least once a week or so. So I need some advice on clubs. I have my brother's set of cheap Wilsons, but I want to get my own. Any advice on where I can pick up a cheap set of TaylorMades? I'm not too knowledgeable on the different types of TaylorMade clubs, but I'm just trying to pick up individual pieces for now. A 7 iron and 9 iron, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, and a nice putter. I just purchased a pair of FootJoys, after getting it decently discounted from Zappos. Thanks in advance.
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