any golfers out there?

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    Mar 26, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    hey guys...i'm learing how to play golf this year! I know very little about it, so i'd like to get some advice on what type of clubs to buy (that aren't a rip-off) and anything else I should know!

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    Mar 26, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    I play golf!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Um...I don't know what advice to give. I use my dad's old clubs that are knock offs that his friend made him. They are just fine. He bought a brand new set of Pings and they are amazing. Get a good driver though. I mean you don't have to spend $400 on one, but I have a $150 and its great.

    Are you taking lessons? I took lessons at a driving range when I was younger and I don't feel like they helped me. Then a few years later I took lessons at an actual golf course and they were much better to me. We played a full course at the end.

    You won't be amazing at first. Hell, my drive still slices like crazy. But practice makes you get a lot better. The best practice is to find a cheap golf course and go play 9 holes. You may not be amazing, but its still fun. Its a fun game!
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    Mar 26, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    From America's favorite grumpy old man (Mark Twain), "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
    That is all.
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    Mar 27, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidI play golf!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Um...I don't know what advice to give. I use my dad's old clubs that are knock offs that his friend made him. They are just fine. He bought a brand new set of Pings and they are amazing. Get a good driver though. I mean you don't have to spend $400 on one, but I have a $150 and its great.

    Are you taking lessons? I took lessons at a driving range when I was younger and I don't feel like they helped me. Then a few years later I took lessons at an actual golf course and they were much better to me. We played a full course at the end.

    You won't be amazing at first. Hell, my drive still slices like crazy. But practice makes you get a lot better. The best practice is to find a cheap golf course and go play 9 holes. You may not be amazing, but its still fun. Its a fun game!


    yah, i was thinking about lessons...so it's worth the cost?
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    Mar 27, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    I cant play golf.
    I am too short icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 03, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    I love to play golf and yes lessons are important. If you wait too long to learn the proper techniques to golf then it is harder to un-learn your bad habits.

    As for clubs I would go to play it again sports first just grab a set and if you stick with it upgrade. It can be an expensive hobby so you want to make sure you enjoy it before you invest too much into it.

    Now for all you golf hatters, it has to be the gayest thing you will ever do.

    1. The day starts off with a cocktail (usually bloody mary with a beer chaser)
    2. You get to play with nice firm balls all day.
    3. Finally, the stiffer your shaft the better you play.

    Good luck and have fun!
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    Apr 03, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
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    KSUOWL saidI play golf!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Um...I don't know what advice to give. I use my dad's old clubs that are knock offs that his friend made him. They are just fine. He bought a brand new set of Pings and they are amazing. Get a good driver though. I mean you don't have to spend $400 on one, but I have a $150 and its great.

    Are you taking lessons? I took lessons at a driving range when I was younger and I don't feel like they helped me. Then a few years later I took lessons at an actual golf course and they were much better to me. We played a full course at the end.

    You won't be amazing at first. Hell, my drive still slices like crazy. But practice makes you get a lot better. The best practice is to find a cheap golf course and go play 9 holes. You may not be amazing, but its still fun. Its a fun game!


    yah, i was thinking about lessons...so it's worth the cost?


    Yeah if you go somewhere good. Like I said, a driving range lesson isn't really worth it because you don't really get realistic lessons. Lessons are a great base to start off with and will help you get the basics down. The rest from there is just practice to make you get better
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    Apr 03, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Lessons are an absolute waste of money - pay the course fees with someone you know that is relatively "good" a few times and you will pick up everything you need to know by (a) your own simple trial and error as well as (b) constructive criticism from the person indebted to you for paying course fees at the country club. Then work on your form at the driving range and practice putting at the office as required.

    As far as clubs, like every other sport where you use a bat or racquet, it is your personal preference as far as what you like. I bought the rock bottom cheapest "starter set" I could for my first set and I really did not like it all. I then started upgrading the putter and the driver as money would allow, then I finally bit the bullet and replaced the irons. It gets expensive fast - but don't get the cheapest thing around just because it is cheap, a little extra money up front can save you from having to replace everything down the line. Do not impulsively buy. Don't do it!
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    Apr 04, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    stpetefl67 saidI love to play golf and yes lessons are important. If you wait too long to learn the proper techniques to golf then it is harder to un-learn your bad habits.

    As for clubs I would go to play it again sports first just grab a set and if you stick with it upgrade. It can be an expensive hobby so you want to make sure you enjoy it before you invest too much into it.

    Now for all you golf hatters, it has to be the gayest thing you will ever do.

    1. The day starts off with a cocktail (usually bloody mary with a beer chaser)
    2. You get to play with nice firm balls all day.
    3. Finally, the stiffer your shaft the better you play.

    Good luck and have fun!


    haha! yah, i used several gay puns today!