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Old 03-27-2014, 01:00 PM
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I've always had odd increments on my shorter clubs for some reason (compared to pros anyway). I've always hit a 9 about 100 yards, where as a pro can usually go 140-150. I hit my 7 iron 150, where as a pro is 165-180, from the 7 up, i'm increments of 15 yards or so, which is more similar to the pros increments. thus I can go about 210 or so with a 3 and the driver on a solid stroke is about 250-260.

my problem ever since I've had kids is that i just don't have time to play and have lost all consistency.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:03 PM
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oh, and yes, distance for me with the 7,8,9 is often a problem, especially now. when i played regularly, it wasn't a problem as i had a good feel for a 90% with the 7, but now that 90% could be 120 or it could be 145.
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For those who care, I ended up getting this set over the weekend. Look forward to trying them out soon! Thanks for all the discussion.

http://www.wilson.com/en-us/golf/com...f-package-set/
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Hi AO,

Couple more weeks have passed and I now have my set of clubs and have been to the driving range several times now. Mainly using the 7, 8, pitching wedge, and putter for practice. Given the Hybrid a few shots as well. I think eventually when I play a real round of golf I will use the Hybrid for any tee like shots I would need instead of the Wood or Driver. Still not consistent with any club yet.

My good hits of the 7 and 8 iron go about 125 yards, but vary alot. Buddy has given me alot of tips to work on, but not sure if I should invest in golf lessons as well. So, I'm curious if anyone has any experience with golf lessons/instructors; leading me to my next chain of questions.

How much seems reasonable for just 1 lesson or a couple lessons?

Will the instructions I get vary significantly from instructor to instructor, or because I am so new, will the instructor not matter quite as much since it will only be focused on basics?

Are golf lessons worth it?
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Instructors is a tricky subject, in the beginning you're right your instructor won't matter as much but you still need someone competent. The main thing is that it's someone you get along with and you like how they are going to teach you. At your level you should be able to find someone for $20-30/hr, and that usually includes the bucket(s) of balls. I would think it would be beneficial to go to an instructor, then work on what they tell you on your own for a week or two, then go back. Repeat.

A good instructor won't give you a ton to work on each time, too many swing thoughts will lead to bad swings. But definitely practice what they tell you. You don't want to be paying for the same lesson because you're making the same mistakes. It's a fun journey!!
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oh, and yes, distance for me with the 7,8,9 is often a problem, especially now. when i played regularly, it wasn't a problem as i had a good feel for a 90% with the 7, but now that 90% could be 120 or it could be 145.
I'm not an expert, but it sounds like you are de-lofting the club at impact the times when you get more distance (turning an 8 iron into a 6 iron or whatever the pros like to say).
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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.
I've wanted to try this. I think part of it is when you approach every shot with the same club you get dialed in more easily. The golf swing for a driver is different than a 5 iron is different than a pitching wedge.
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I've wanted to try this. I think part of it is when you approach every shot with the same club you get dialed in more easily. The golf swing for a driver is different than a 5 iron is different than a pitching wedge.
I don't think the swing is any different.. the setup is different, which may affect the way it feels but it's the same swing.
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Golf lessons are definitely worth it. If you go to your local course, you are probably going to spend $40-$50 per half hour lesson with the pro.

Look to your local park district. They often will have introductory courses where you go for 5-6 weeks and hit on the range. You will not get as individualized instruction perhaps, but it is more economical. Perhaps $100 for the entire session. And given that you are starting out with basically no prior knowledge, you will likely still learn a LOT.
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I've wanted to try this. I think part of it is when you approach every shot with the same club you get dialed in more easily. The golf swing for a driver is different than a 5 iron is different than a pitching wedge.
when I am a member of a local club (it will happen, but it's still a few years away), I will definitely be doing this at least once. If it turns out to be beneficial to my game, maybe I'll do it once a year/month/something.
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