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Old 03-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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As someone mentioned--in the beginning, chances are it's flaws in your swing rather than limitations of the equipment that hold you back.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:48 AM
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Couple hundred bucks is "whatever" territory for me. Single, without any big payments currently, and getting a bonus soon. Might end up getting an iron set and then a driver,3W,3Hybrid set when I go this weekend. We'll see.
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As someone mentioned--in the beginning, chances are it's flaws in your swing rather than limitations of the equipment that hold you back.
Yes, I understand this. As I mentioned in one of my early posts in this thread, I don't expect to simply improve by just buying a set.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:51 AM
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i think what BG5150 is saying is don't go play a round until you've done quite a few driving range sessions with just the wedge, then moving up to the 7, then up to the 5. I'm actually going to try that this spring. I need to get my game back and am tired of the inconsistency of my swings.

once you've put 10-20 range sessions in, then go to the golf course, should be able to pull out the 3 iron with more confidence. If i hit a shot well, i don't get that much more out of my driver as I do out of my 3 iron anyway, maybe 50 yards. but what's that matter if my next shot is a 7 or 9 iron that i can't hit straight?
You have a 50 yd spread between your 9 iron and 7 iron?? You must have trouble with being between clubs a lot.
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As someone mentioned--in the beginning, chances are it's flaws in your swing rather than limitations of the equipment that hold you back.
I agree with this.
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You have a 50 yd spread between your 9 iron and 7 iron?? You must have trouble with being between clubs a lot.
Sounded to me like he meant a 50 yd spread between the 3 iron and the driver.
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Sounded to me like he meant a 50 yd spread between the 3 iron and the driver.
correct, but then he goes on to say what's the difference if his next shot is 9 or 7. So driver -> 9 iron or 3 iron -> 7. No matter which way you slice it (pun intended), it's a 50 yd spread between the two irons. The way I read it.
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correct, but then he goes on to say what's the difference if his next shot is 9 or 7. So driver -> 9 iron or 3 iron -> 7. No matter which way you slice it (pun intended), it's a 50 yd spread between the two irons. The way I read it.
My point being 50 yds is more like 9 or a 5/4 iron, and I know which one of those I'd prefer to hit into a green. So unless there is a really good reason for bagging the driver, that's a lot to give up imo. And most amateurs will hit a driver better than a 3 iron. It's more forgiving. The reason it's less straight is because they try to crush it.
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Had a friend on his high school golf team.
His coach made them play their home course with just a 7-iron.
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Had a friend on his high school golf team.
His coach made them play their home course with just a 7-iron.
He says it was the best round he ever shot at the time.
Years ago I was playing in a tournament. I butchered teh from nine with a 52. I only hit one good non-putt and it was with my 6-iron.

So, I played my 6-iron tee to green on the in side of the card and salvaged a 40. That was on the 500 yd par 5's and the 105 yd par 3's. In the sand and out of the rough. Chipping. The whole shebang except putting.
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