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    What clubs do I need

    I have been using friends golf clubs for a few years and decided that I will buy some of my own. I am not very good so prob dont need that great of clubs as I doubt it will make a difference. My questions are below, let me know anything else I might need to know.

    What clubs are must haves?

    What clubs are nice to have?

    What clubs do I not need at all?

    Cheaper to buy entire set or individual clubs?



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    Re: What clubs do I need

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    I have been using friends golf clubs for a few years and decided that I will buy some of my own. I am not very good so prob dont need that great of clubs as I doubt it will make a difference. My questions are below, let me know anything else I might need to know.

    What clubs are must haves?

    What clubs are nice to have?

    What clubs do I not need at all?

    Cheaper to buy entire set or individual clubs?
    Depends on how much you want to spend.

    If you're looking to spend just a couple of hundred dollars to get you going, buy the complete set.

    If you're looking to spend a little bit more money, you'll have to put the set together.

    - buy a set of irons, which usually consists of the 3-9 irons as well as the pitching wedge (although TaylorMade sometimes does the 4-9 irons, pitching wedge, and and alternate wedge). Steel shafts are best.

    - buy a driver, 3 wood, and 5 wood.

    - buy a putter.

    - if you want, you can replace your 3, 4, and 5 irons with 3, 4, and 5 hybrids. They swing like woods, but are more forgiving like irons.

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    Re: What clubs do I need

    1. Driver, 3 and 5 wood. 3, 5, 7, 9 irons, pitching wedge, and putter
    2. sand wedge, fairway wood/7 wood, lob wedge
    3. fairway wood/7 wood, lob wedge
    4. set is cheaper



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    only a 9 iron.

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    Re: What clubs do I need

    I see what you did there. Very nice touch.



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    Re: What clubs do I need

    I would add foot wedge to the list. I use it a lot, works good around trees and getting back on the fairway.



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    Re: What clubs do I need

    How much money do you want to spend is the key question. I assume not much. If you were in the market to spend a lot of money on golf clubs you wouldn't be asking us for advice on what to get.

    The basic set, and what I'd recommend:
    Driver, 3 Wood, 3-9 irons, wedge, putter.

    Until you figure out your game, I wouldn't bother with any more/different. No 5 wood, hybrids, or extra wedges. As someone else mentioned, you could even go with only odd numbered irons (3, 5, 7, 9) but getting a complete set (3-9 + wedge) is going to be a least cost option. If you walk you may want to start only carrying the odds.

    Steel shafts are going to be less expensive, but they are not necessarily better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFever View Post
    How much money do you want to spend is the key question. I assume not much. If you were in the market to spend a lot of money on golf clubs you wouldn't be asking us for advice on what to get.

    The basic set, and what I'd recommend:
    Driver, 3 Wood, 3-9 irons, wedge, putter.

    Until you figure out your game, I wouldn't bother with any more/different. No 5 wood, hybrids, or extra wedges. As someone else mentioned, you could even go with only odd numbered irons (3, 5, 7, 9) but getting a complete set (3-9 + wedge) is going to be a least cost option. If you walk you may want to start only carrying the odds.

    Steel shafts are going to be less expensive, but they are not necessarily better.
    I second this post. For a beginner, I think Wilson makes a pretty good set. Honestly,you'l do far better spending money on lessons rather than clubs.

    Must-have clubs, IMO, are Driver, 3 Wood (or a 4 or 5 wood for starters ,to be honest - you really just need some sort of fairway wood), preferably a 3 or 4 hybrid, 5-9 irons (a 4 iron if you don't get a hybrid), a pitching wedge and a putter. I know that leaves you with yardage gaps, but starting out you're going to be so inconsistent it doesn't matter that much.

    I'd buy the 5-PW as a set, firstly because it's cheaper,and secondly because you'll have consistent lofts between clubs that way (the 5 iron in some sets is lofted roughly the same as a 4 in others). Mix and match the woods/hybrids and use a putter you feel comfortable with.



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    Re: What clubs do I need

    Way cheaper to buy a full set. If you're not looking to be real serious, just go with a 3/5/7/9/P and a driver, 3 wood and putter.



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    Re: What clubs do I need

    Look on eBay. You can actually get really good, name brand clubs on there for relatively cheap. I bought a full set of King Cobra (then those were stolen while at the Lake of the Ozarks) and loved them. After that fiasco, I bought a full set of Titleist and love those also. I believe, with all clubs and bag, it came out to around $800-1,000.

    If you take your time though and wait out a lot of the auctions, you can find almost anything cheap and good on eBay.



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