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    Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    I haven't golfed in about 4 years and am looking to purchase some new clubs as my current ones are dated. I was just wondering what you'd recommend. I'm not the greatest golfer, but ok, and am willing to pay the necessary amount for good equipment.

    What would you Fanatics recommend for putters, irons, and drivers? Also, where is a good place to go in Des Moines that has the best prices?

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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    I haven't golfed in about 4 years and am looking to purchase some new clubs as my current ones are dated. I was just wondering what you'd recommend. I'm not the greatest golfer, but ok, and am willing to pay the necessary amount for good equipment.

    What would you Fanatics recommend for putters, irons, and drivers? Also, where is a good place to go in Des Moines that has the best prices?

    Thanks!
    Depends on what you are looking to spend. If you just want something of decent quality (better than Walmart) Powerbuilt is a decent brand that you can get for cheap. Also read decent things about Adams golf, but never played with them.

    Of course if money is no object, then Taylor Made, Clevland, or Pings are at the top quality wise.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    If you havent golfed in years, golf with your old clubs first a few times to get back in the swing of things and go from there.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Buy end of year clearance stuff.


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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Get fitted for Ping irons. They will last you for the next 25 years.


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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    I just got fitted for Callaway Razr irons and picked up a new Razr Hawk driver, too. Fitting was the smartest thing I could have done. I got the irons and fitting at Kinleys. They were the only ones willing to deal. They also let me demo a set for $20 that came off the cost of the irons. I ordered the driver from Amazon.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    I haven't golfed in about 4 years and am looking to purchase some new clubs as my current ones are dated. I was just wondering what you'd recommend. I'm not the greatest golfer, but ok, and am willing to pay the necessary amount for good equipment.

    What would you Fanatics recommend for putters, irons, and drivers? Also, where is a good place to go in Des Moines that has the best prices?

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    When I first started four years ago I bought a ready to play set from Golf HQ for $400. It included a bag, driver, 3/5 woods, 3/4 hybrid, 5-P irons and a putter. Were they high end? No. But they did their job and worked. Since then I have upgraded the driver and irons to more traditional equipment, but still use the woods, hybrids, and putter from the ready to play set.


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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Got about 10 guys that are crazy into buying the new clubs and playing golf at work.
    They constantly buy new clubs and sell there old ones.
    I picked up 3 year clubs (total 3 year old MSRP on them $1500+
    I went out and bought a clearance ogio stand bag and these used clubs at work for $500.
    Even picked up a used Skycaddie for $90 plus subcription.

    Then buy really good golf balls from a used golf ball site online. Grab a bag a 12 balls for a couple bucks at Great Plains Pizza if I am playing TCI/Honey Creek etc...
    Good luck:)


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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    I haven't golfed in about 4 years and am looking to purchase some new clubs as my current ones are dated. I was just wondering what you'd recommend. I'm not the greatest golfer, but ok, and am willing to pay the necessary amount for good equipment.

    What would you Fanatics recommend for putters, irons, and drivers? Also, where is a good place to go in Des Moines that has the best prices?

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    Just bought my wife a set of Adams and she loves them! Improved her game dramatically! Bought hers at (Adams Golf Clubs & Equipment | Adams Golf Drivers, Woods, Irons, Putters, Bags & Accessories at Golfsmith.com) and got a great price and free shipping. I've purchased an Adams sand wedge and hybrid and love them.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    I would recommend not going the cheap route, especially if you think you're going to be playing a lot. I once bought a cheap set of set of custom made clubs from a no name brand and it was the biggest waste of money ever.

    You don't have to get the most expensive set but you can find decent ones from good companies and it won't cost you a whole lot.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    I'm also looking for clubs. I'm a 6'4" lefty beginning golfer. Where can I find some clubs?



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    [QUOTE=CycloneNorth;2985869]I'm also looking for clubs. I'm a 6'4


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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Whatever you buy, get fitted by a professional. You're welcome.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Whatever you buy, get fitted by a professional. You're welcome.
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    IMO, it's best not to have a certain brand in mind. Go to a pro, explain where you are , and what you hope to accomplish in the near future and let them go to work. You'll end up with a good set.



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    Re: Buying Golf Clubs-Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    I haven't golfed in about 4 years and am looking to purchase some new clubs as my current ones are dated. I was just wondering what you'd recommend. I'm not the greatest golfer, but ok, and am willing to pay the necessary amount for good equipment.

    What would you Fanatics recommend for putters, irons, and drivers? Also, where is a good place to go in Des Moines that has the best prices?

    Thanks!
    Go get some golf lessons first and find a recommended instructor. It will be money well spent instead of buying clubs and then getting frustrated because the nice new clubs you just purchased have not improved your game.
    The most expensive or highly recommended clubs will not work if you're not comfortable with your swing.



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