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Old 08-11-10, 02:04 PM   #1
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Clubless in Canada

Hey guys, hadn't had anything worth posting here for a while but i thought I try my luck.
the company i work for had a golf tournament yesterday and while I dodged participating this year I am sure i will be asked again next year.

so couple of questions, can you guys help out? I've never played before, other than the odd putting or whatever. Does the length of the club shaft matters (insert sexual joke here), I am only 5'8 so not sure what length of golf club I should get.

how much should I be paying for clubs?

best way forward?

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Old 08-11-10, 02:23 PM   #2
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yes, it matters. Go to a golf shop, explain that you are just starting out and want to get fitted for a starter set under $200 or $150. Most good shops will be glad to help you out. Maybe you can even take a lesson or two. Hell, you might actually even enjoy the game.
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Old 08-11-10, 02:33 PM   #3
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You can find decent brand-name golf-clubs in thrift-stores, craigslist, garage-sales for next to nothing. Get them fitted and re-gripped at a shop and you're ready to play. Until you've become a really good and consistent player, you won't benefit or notice the difference from a $10k set of clubs.

If you only play once a year, renting clubs may be a better choice.
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I suggest you hone your skills by watching"Happy Gilmore" and wear long pants with holes in the pockets to drop your ball in a favorable position on the fairway

Cheating in golf is very fashionable these days so your choice in clubs should be secondary.
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Old 08-11-10, 07:23 PM   #5
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http://www.pinemeadowgolf.com/clubs101_3.html

BTW, I swing Pinemeadow clubs. Great clubs, cheap price.
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yes, it matters. Go to a golf shop, explain that you are just starting out and want to get fitted for a starter set under $200 or $150. Most good shops will be glad to help you out. Maybe you can even take a lesson or two. Hell, you might actually even enjoy the game.
ok, that's a stretch
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I suggest you hone your skills by watching"Happy Gilmore" and wear long pants with holes in the pockets to drop your ball in a favorable position on the fairway

Cheating in golf is very fashionable these days so your choice in clubs should be secondary.
I recommend watching Tin Cup. You'll be a much more exciting player for it.

By the time you get a set of thrift store clubs sized and re-gripped, you'll have spent less on a basic starter set. You will want someone who has a clue help you determine whether the clubs are of an appropriate length - which means you're chances are better at a place like Dick's than at a WalMart-ish store.
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find a golf shop that sells used clubs. It might cost you a little more, but they will make it up in buying advice. See if they offer beginners clinics/lesson packages. Play some par 3 courses before hitting the real course.
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I love canadian golf!

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