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CatdickBojanglesLooking for some advice on a full set of golf clubs. Not going to be playing competitively or anything. More or less going to go play a few rounds and have a few canned sandwiches. Looking for something that won't break the bank because I am a beginner but will also help me learn better.
BrandoComandoI'd steer clear of beginner sets. They're the shitty rental skis of the golf world. Much like skis, there hasn't been any game-changing innovation in club design in many years.
Profahoben_212Meh....I would disagree with this but it also seems like you take golf a lot more seriously than me.
He's a beginner, he doesn't know what he wants. Like you said yourself, there hasn't been much change in the golf club world for a while. There are some pretty good beginner sets that will last years for you to learn, get your swing down, and figure out what you need in your clubs. Shit, my buddy almost won state with a beginners set. I've won a couple of tournaments with an old ass set of top flights too.
When you figure out what you want, sell your old set for a little bit of cash and go get fitted or buy what you know works for you online.
Nice clubs won't make a difference when you are still trying to work on your swing.....and they can make it worse if you're using the wrong stiffness, etc.
All of your advice was really killer though. I just disagree with that one sentiment. I think they have their place.
BrandoComandoTotally agree with you. My "shitty rental ski" analogy is too harsh. Beginner sets have their place in the game. But for the same amount of money, I could piece together a higher-end set. I like to think of it as a car analogy.
Say you have $15k to spend on a car. A beginner or someone who doesn't know what to look for will be serviced perfectly well spending that on a brand new Nissan Sentra. It gets from A to B as well as anything else on the market.
An enthusiast would take that $15k and spend it on a nice used car. It still goes from A to B, but it has a little more performance to unlock. Bigger sweet spots, more distance, more ball spin, etc.
For someone who doesn't know what to look for, a beginner set is perfect. And like you said, it's easy to add or replace clubs based on need once you have a starting point.