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Old 03-27-2014, 10:04 AM
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Get a set from a golf shop. Most of these places will custom fit them to your height for free. They may cost a little more, but it will make the game more enjoyable if you have decent clubs. Also will prevent you from developing bad habits because you have clubs that don't fit your body.
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I'd listen to that if you truly want to be a decent golfer. Of course you don't really want to go out and buy 1 club at a time.
My dad was letting me use his old set. I wasn't just buying a PW, then a 7I, then 5I, etc.
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I'd say the odd numbered irons, a PW, putter, a driver and maybe a 3 wood would be enough to start,

When I first started out I was so inconsistent that the difference between moving up or down 1 club was irrelevant compared to how well or badly I hit the ball.
Once you get the hang of it, fill in the gaps in your set.
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My dad was letting me use his old set. I wasn't just buying a PW, then a 7I, then 5I, etc.
yea, i understood that. I was just pointing it out for OP.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:15 AM
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I'd hit up a Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy, or similar type store. They have clubs for all types of games. And the salespeople should help you out a lot, and even watch a few of your swings and give you some recomendations for your height/swing speed. There are some clubs that are way easier to hit (ex: cavity backed irons, hybrids) and they should be able to point you to them. They may also have some "last year's model" clubs that would be at a big discount.
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I'd hit up a Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy, or similar type store. They have clubs for all types of games. And the salespeople should help you out a lot, and even watch a few of your swings and give you some recomendations for your height/swing speed. There are some clubs that are way easier to hit (ex: cavity backed irons, hybrids) and they should be able to point you to them. They may also have some "last year's model" clubs that would be at a big discount.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:30 AM
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I'd hit up a Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy, or similar type store. They have clubs for all types of games. And the salespeople should help you out a lot, and even watch a few of your swings and give you some recomendations for your height/swing speed. There are some clubs that are way easier to hit (ex: cavity backed irons, hybrids) and they should be able to point you to them. They may also have some "last year's model" clubs that would be at a big discount.
Let me add that if you are planning on playing more than a few times a year and are somewhat serious about improving, then to do the above.

If you are only planning to play a 2 rounds a year, then either garage sale, thrift shop, or go to Target.
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You do not need a driver. Not yet.
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You do not need a driver. Not yet.
I disagree. While it should not be the main focus of practice and getting better, for the enjoyment of the game when OP goes on a round with a friend, how silly will it look to tee up a 5 iron on a par 5?
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Better to be short and straight than long and whoknowswhere...

But I would try to hit a 3-iron rather than a 5-iron off a tee...
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