Golf clubs are like fingerprints. It's different for everyone. You really need to go try sets out. That's all I can really tell you. My brother plays with Nike blades, my dad plays with Ping's and I play with Big Bertha's. It just all depends on how you hit the ball, and how you like to have the ball fly.
well it all depends on how good you are. callaway irons all crafted around handicap levels. the lower the handicap the more the player usually wants a bladed iron to shape his shots better. the higher handicapper usually needs an iron with a larger cavity back for the forgiveness.
ill try to make a little chart here to fit handicaps with clubs.....
handicap reds-2/3 -> x forged
handicap 4-8 -> x-20 tour
handicap 9-13 -> x-20
handicap 14+ -> big bertha
thats just my input. the best thing to do is head to a golf shop and demo demo demo...
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3 and under= x forged 3-11= x20 tour 11-20=x 20 20+big bertha
im a 15 handicapp, out of all the callaways i wouuld get the x20 tours, and technically i shouldnt, but my game is improving, enough that i wont want to touch something with that much cavity as a x20 or BB in a year or two. i play blades and have since i was a 18 HC, so for like 3 years. i just cna hit them decent 95% of the time, so they work for me. but you jsut ahve to try TONS of irons at a range.
it relats to teh toughest and easiest holes(on a scale of 1-18, 18 being easiest a d 1 toughest)
s if the hole has a 15 handicapp, it means that its both that its the 15th toughest(very easy) and that an avg 15 handicapper can par it most of the time (i know the first is right, but im not 100%on the second)
i would just like to pick on the any putter coment. you obviously know nothing about golf. i love people who go out and spend thousands of dollars on clubs then buy a 20 dollar putter. oputting is probalbey the most important part of the game it is where you can cut down a serious number of strokes.
my advice is to go get fitted hit a buch of clubs and see what you like. dicks actually has a good deal. if yopu get fitted there it is 50 bucks but that will go towards clubs if you end up buying them there anyway.
personally ihave in my bag
taylor made R7 460 driver
taylormade burner 3 wood
taylor made burner 5 wood
Callaway x-3i hybrid
Callaway X20 irons 4-S
clevend 60degree lob
Oddysea 2 ball putter
my irons and hybrid are an inch uop and a degree up my driver and woods are 10.5
but the best advice is to get fitted if you want to spend a decent amount on clubs that you will playwith for a few years
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i actually used to think this was true as well (atleast the first part about the difficulty of the hole) but it's not the case. the handicaps assigned to each hole have nothing to do with the difficulty of the hole, but rather the disparity between the score of a high handicapper and a scratch golfer on that hole. for example, most par 5's that you come across, especially long par 5's, will have a lower handicap assigned to them (1-6ish). This is because the average score of a higher handicap player would be a stroke or more over par, where as the average score for a scratch player would be at or below par on that hole. A good example of this is the 13th hole at my course. It's a 145-165 yard par 3 depending on the tee you play and it is an 18 handicap. the thing is, the green is very sloped, narrow, and raised 10+ feet on all sides... it is NOT the easiest hole on the course. This is the reason I sought clarification on the handicap system, and found that it isn't because it's the easiest hole, but rather the hole where there is the least amount of disparity between a high handicapper's score and a scratch golfer's score. Hopefully that all makes sense because it's a common misconception that they are ranked from easiest to hardest.
I just had a pretttttty sweet deal on new clubs yesterday. Picked up a full set of Callaway X-20's for $475, brand new. The guy at the pro shop then threw in a TaylorMade Burner for $125! Such a steal. I love em already.
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my set up right now is taylormade r7 tp irons, greatest clubs every made, titlest 3 wood, the Adams idea pro 3 iron hybrid, taylormade r7 CGB max driver, CG12 56 degree, and 54 degree and 50 degree taylormade rac wedges, i love the set up, but it depends, what level are you at, beginner, intermediate, or expert, cuz that makes a HUGE difference on which clubs to get, also you gotta find out what stiffness of shaft you need in all your clubs
thats more like it exept for that almost any1 under a 8 can play the x forged. also rocco mediate almost won the U.S. with the x-20 tours and he is not a 3-11 handicap. so i guess wat im tryin to say is that it is whatever u are most comfortable with. most tour players rite now are switchin to cavity backs.
second isn't right. i'll try to explain...okay say you shoot a 5 handicap, you look at the bottom of the score cards. on the 5 hardest holes they get an extra stroke basically. i'm almost positive that's right.