If you find this guide hepfull then please click the yes button at the bottom of the pageThis guide is primarily to help new golfers and people understand what they need to look for when buying golf clubs and golf related equipment.Just a little tip first off - If you are new to golf, and you are frustrated with hitting an occasional great shot, then suddenly hitting a lot of VERY ordinary shots, try this... Go out onto a golf course and tee the ball up (stick a tee in the ground and place the ball on it), and smack the living daylights out of the ball as hard as you can (provided its safe to do so), (chances are it will twing off about 6yards to your right or left, and then dribble to a stop, or it will fly away off into space never to be seen again. Now repeat the same shot, but this time hit it at less than 3/4 as much strength and concentrate on aiming the club head to contact the ball well, and KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE SWING!, and thats how you always play golf on every swing, Never ever ever smash a golf ball, it doesn't help, golf is purely about timing, not power.Golf is a lot of fun, but just make sure you read all this, and take a few pointers, and it will save you many many hours of grief, wondering why you've just hit the ball in the sand or water for the 34th time in a day.If you are going to buy a full set of clubs, make sure its got the following:A Putter,a 3 Wood or 4 Wood (its a big long club with a big blocky looking head, at least a 5 iron, 6 iron, 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron, afew wedges, hopefully a sand wedge and a pitching wedge and preferably a bag and buggy to hold and move the clubs around with.CLUBSOkay, to start, we'll start with the most important myth. Yes clubs come in many lengths, but generally someone who is 6 feet tall, doesn't require that much of a different club than someone who is 5 feet tall, it depends on the length from the end of your hands (when they are down by your side), to the ground, and suprisingly, most people have the same length, it only varies by about an inch or so, so don't sweat too much if you've just brought a set of clubs that are an inch over standard or below.Remember, if you are about to buy a set of clubs that have "very old" grips, you will have to re-grip them, because they slip and turn when you swing, and you will become very frustrated quickly. Having said that though, all clubs should be re-gripped often, which helps promote clean contact with the ball, because it stops your hands slipping. It can become a very important factor in playing with older clubs with rough or bad grips. MAKE SURE you practise on a golf course before you buy a set, and its always best to just ask a pro for his 3 second advice, but be careful, because lots of people will want to sell you something. The problem is, lets break it down to real basics. If you buy a setand when you swing, you have a bad slice or hook (the ball shoots away to the left or right a lot of the time, depending on if you're a left hander or right hander) then you need to factor that into your purchasing, and buy a set that will counter-act and help you eliminate the problem. The quick rule is, if you slice badly, try to get an offset forgiving set of clubs, and if you hit a low ball that doesn't go very high or far, try to get a club that has weight at the base near the ground, so it "pushes or thrusts" the ball up and high.Golf clubs called blades, are for professionals, don't buy them unless you are very very good. Because unless you play off a 2 or 3 handicap, in which case you wouldn't be reading this, you are going to have a very hard time trying to learn, its kind of like giving a 1 year old child a book on walking to learn how to walk straight...its not going to help. The margin for error on a set of blades is very very very small.Golf clubs with the words "cavity back" and "offset" or "very forgiving" are great for a new golfer and even experienced golfers, as they are designed for optimum forgiveness on a bad shot, and believe me, A LOT of golfers who play off a handicap of 7 or above, still use clubs like this, because they are very easy to use, and anything in golf that helps you is vital. PUTTERS
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