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New to Golf and looking to buy a full set of clubs, any help much appreciated!

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Title says it all really as I've recently started playing golf and wondered what make/model of clubs I should go for. The Hippo HD6 set seem to come highly recommened on lots of forums and sites howev… Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Title says it all really as I've recently started playing golf and wondered what make/model of clubs I should go for. The Hippo HD6 set seem to come highly recommened on lots of forums and sites however there is so many to choose from and to be honest I'm kind of lost (and new) with it all. Any helps tips are much appreciated, hell I dont even know what balls to but ;)
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
best advice is to go to a proper golf shop. they will sort u out and let u test a few clubs to see how they feel.
#2
Coyb!!!!!!!
#3
Get a Torres........ sorry, peripheral weighted set, 2-0 ............ sorry i mean par every time :whistling:
#4
owlass
Get a Torres........ sorry, peripheral weighted set, 2-0 ............ sorry i mean par every time :whistling:


Yeah, I found that having a decent no. 9 (iron) helps :thumbsup:
#5
thanks owlASS your posting was very helpful
#6
Thanks Andy I'll do just that, out of interest is that what you did when you first started?
#7
midlandscomics
Yeah, I found that having a decent no. 9 (iron) helps :thumbsup:



:lol:


retro7
thanks owlASS your posting was very helpful



ya welcome :p
#8
Dont know much about golf but Lee Westwood told us it was more about practice than what clubs you have. So if your only just getting into it buy a cheaper set and spend more money practicing.

Thy this http://www.sportsdirect.com/cat_id/CYSGLFSET/product-Dunlop-DDH-Hybrid-Golf-Set-876000.htm and remember quidco.
Then in a month or two when its too cold to play and you give it up it will have only cost you £50.
#9
Are you in liverpool? shop near me has got loads of new golf clubs £3 each. at that price you could try them out without loosing a fortune if you change your mind about them.;-)
#10
pink
Are you in liverpool? shop near me has got loads of new golf clubs £3 each. at that price you could try them out without loosing a fortune if you change your mind about them.;-)



netto do golf clubs :o
#11
No owlASS do they!
#12
pink
No owlASS do they!




now, now bitter ;-)
#13
come on owlASS please stop trying to flame on this post .. back to the golf please
#14
retro7
come on owlASS please stop trying to flame on this post .. back to the golf please




... and ya wonder why ya called bitter :roll:


I said, look at a peripheral weighted set.
#15
nothing bitter here

Can you explain more about the peripheral weighted sets and what I should be looking for?
#16
Won't matter a damn what clubs you use, you're going to be s-h-i-to the max. Grab a second hand set from somewhere. If you've got your heart set on the hippo there's someone on your local gumtree flogging a set for a ton.

http://liverpool.gumtree.com/liverpool/47/28650147.html

brass neck it and say you'll give him 50.
#17
I have just started playing golf, being taught by my boyfriend.

The best place i have found for golf stuff is [url]www.americangolf.co.uk[/url]

If there is a shop next to you you would be best to go in as they will tell you what you would need but if not there website is really good and not to expensive either.
#18
get rams
#19
go to your local pro shop. They usually do good deals on second hand (good) sets. I got a set of Callawy x16's for £110.. Makes a lot of difference. !! You can often get deals on drivers too.
#20
I use american golf stores for my golf equipment.

Last week, i was looking for a new driver, looked at the weekly deals i get on email from them.

There was a Lynx driver priced at £130, down to £30 !!!!

Purchased one straight away online and it arrived the next day and it drives like a beauty !!

My macgregor irons were also from american golf.

I wouldnt spend too much on a set of irons just yet though, it's a tough and very frustrating game to play.

But when you hit a perfect shot it's a great feeling.

Enjoy playing :thumbsup:
#21
Also, if your after some smart golf clothing, then go to a tk-max store.

They have ping, ashworth, nike and callaway brands for fantastic prices !!
#22
thanks guys for the tips TK-Max and American Golf it is
#23
retro7
Thanks Andy I'll do just that, out of interest is that what you did when you first started?


if u think u wont get bored and will really enjoy it dont buy cheap clubs as they will be a waste of money. i got some irons cutom made which are a little longer, but the rest of the equipment i got from a golf shop. most shops will do u a good deal:thumbsup:
#24
Like every hobby it depends on how much money you have, how often you will be playing and how seriously you are going to take it.

If you're just taking it up and think you'll be playing a game a couple of times a month, I'd recommend a cheaper set (Sports Soccer outlights do some Dunlop sets about £80?). Have a look at Sports HQ
http://www.thesportshq.com/

Also go for some group lessons (if they do them) at your local driving range.

If you play once or twice a week get a more expensive set but your club preference may change as your game improves. As you get better you may prefer graphite shafts to steel etc.

A major part of the golf game is psychology, so get equipment and balls that you have confidence in. Best way to find a ball that suits you is just to try different ones on the course.

As with any hobby there are lots of golf "snobs" out there - so buy that stuff that fits your budget, playing style and frequency of play, rather than a brand name just for the sake of it.
#25
my budget is around £130 max, i've been playing regular for the last 2-3 weeks however I've just been using a friends set and I'm really hooked. There's just so many sets available out there In my price range all boasting to be the best for begginers and I'm getting dizzy from it all lol. I mean should i go for a cheap Dunlop set, hippo or the fazer set at american golf? I just want one that will be forgiving in my first few years of play I suppose :)
#26
Only sure way is to try the clubs on a course or range. If you're happy spending £130 go to a local driving range/course and try out some of the clubs the shop recommend to you. If you find some clubs you like you can always look on the internet for cheaper prices.

If you just want a cheap set to get started, just get some Dunlops. Get some decent shoes as well - your game will definitely suffer if you have blisters....

If you get your grip wrong now, you will be in for some real headaches later so make sure you get some lessons and there are lots of books that outline some useful golf exercises/drills.

One way to test a wide range of balls is to buy some "lake" balls - this will give a nice selection of brands to play with.

IMO the most important club in your bag is your putter, so if you don't like the one that comes with your set, buy another. Its the only club you will use every hole (unless you get a hole in one).
#27
Thanks gari189, I've already booked in for a group lesson that starts this weekend so need some clubs for then lol, what do you think to these?

thanks
#28
If you are already booked on some lessons (good way to start :thumbsup:) I'd be tempted to borrow your mates clubs for the first lesson and then ask the instructor if he recommends any....
#29
Thanks for that I'll go with your recommendation, only prob is the instructor also owns the golf shop near the driving range so I was worried he'll just con me into buying anything he needs to sell up before the end of the season if you know what I mean... or maybe Its just me being paranoid lol

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