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I started golfing this summer and just bough a cheap set of clubs at a yard sale. I really like it and have gotten a new driver and putter, but now am looking at a new/used iron set. I've done quite a bit of research on players and game improvement irons. each website tends to give a different reason to get either. just wondering if any fellow golfers have any tips on whether to get player irons or game improvement.
Im assuming game improvement irons are just big cavity-backed irons? In which case I would definitely opt for those over a set of blades if you are a beginner. You will hit them longer and straighter. You will sacrifice some control over the shape of your shot but I'm guessing that won't be a part of your game as a first year player.
I had a partial D-1 golf scholarship when I was in college, but I've sadly stopped playing. It's definitely something I wish I would get back into, but it's just hard to find the time.
Anyhoo, by far the best thing you can do is spend time with your local pro and do video analysis. So much of this game is not your clubs (at first) but your technique and repeating that technique over and over and over. And over.
Once you have a solid, repeatable technique down, go get your irons fitted to you. Just like having your ski boots fitted to your feet is incredibly important for your skiing, getting your irons fitted to you and how you swing will literally take your game to the next level. Do that or splurge on a custom set from scratch. Either way, that will be the best steps to take.
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learn to use blade irons, way better in the long run
i started on an old set of pinacles that were more like a players iron in their day. now i strictly play blades for the feels.
"game improvement" irons nowadays though are still pretty good and once you learn how to control your shots you will still be able to work the ball a bit. its definitely easier with "players irons" as they call it these days but if you're learning you will be less penalized for your mis-hits or swing faults.
go to a golf shop and try out a bunch of different irons and you will instantly be able to tell the difference and be able to decide what you like better. then go home and buy them off of ebay for a much better deal
^ this is huge, go to a golf shop and try as many clubs as possible, they wont stop you if you seem like you might buy something
I was on my varsity high school team and we won a couple state champs there. I never actually took a lesson in my life it was all mainly through watching golf channel and reading golf digest to pick up tips to improve my game. I know watching golf channel can be really boring, but being open about your mistakes and trying tips out when you play really helps. I had real shitty irons when i first started playing, you dont really need a good set until you can consistently hit the ball fairly well. Dont get too upset if you shank a ball or slice it into the woods. The best thing that let me smack them straight was just to focus on having a calm head and slowing my swing down and making contact. Once you get that down you can upgrade your clubs, speed up your swing until your swing is more fine tuned andthen you can start becoming a proper golfer. Looking back on your mistakes is the best way to improve. Just remember there are some old fucks that play terrible but still have fun with the game. Its all what you make of it and what you want to put into your game
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Go and swing clubs at places and they won't question you at all as long as you seem like you are an interested buyer. A lot of places do custom fitting and tracking but you must buy pretty soon as they will give you virtually the best clubs for you. I would improve your game first though. Its like being a total noob skier who can barely stay on their feet and blowing $1000 on skis to use twice a year and completely under use them, don't do this with clubs. Go talk to a local pro or someone knowledgeable to get help. Watch vids online to see what you need to look like and take video analysis of you.
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Sweet thanks. I'll have to head to a shop and take a few a swings and decide. 👍🏻
if youre a new golfer trying to hit blades, youre gonna have a bad time.
look for an older set of nike slingshots or taylormade racs.
ive had my og slingshots for probably pushing 10 years now.
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