What is the best brand for golf club for beginner?

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By Grumpy G

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  1. The top golf gear brands have been producing quality golf hardware, from golf clubs and golf balls to golf packs and golf preparing helps, for a considerable length of time, so they have been consistently culminating the structure and execution of such golf gear.

  2. There's really no such thing as "beginner", "advanced", or "Super Pro" clubs. Yeah, they're marketed that way... but they're just things.

    Do you think a baseball bat knows if you or Mike Trout is swinging it? If there was a "pro" model baseball bat, would it automatically guarantee a .300 batting average and 35 HR's a season?


    There's only three criteria when deciding on what to buy:

    Do you like how the club(s) look? This may seem fickle, but it isn't. If you can't stand the look (and the sound) of a golf club, you'll have negative feelings which will creep into your swing.
    Can you afford them? If you have to "borrow" from the kid's college fund to get a new set, don't. If you can look in the couch cushions and find enough loose change for a $1,000 set of irons, awesome. But there are plenty of quality options at many different price points.
    Are you going to get the new club(s) fitted? If you want to get the most out of them, this better be yes. Going back to the baseball bat idea: no, a new bat won't turn you into Mike Trout, but if you're swinging a bat that's too heavy, too long and has a grip too big for your hands, you won't be able to swing to the best of your ability. Same goes for golf clubs! If a driver, for example, is too long, you'll struggle to hit the "sweet spot" and square the face at impact (Slice City). If the loft's too low for your swing speed, you won't be able to maximize your distance potential. If the club is too heavy, it can become cumbersome to swing later in the round.
    There are tests out there that show data (mostly about drivers) that ranks them from longest to shortest. They're all "off-the-shelf", so no real alteration. There isn't much of a difference between the longest and the shortest. Why?

    Everyone's at the USGA-imposed limits. When you get fitted, you find the specs that allow you to hit the "sweet spot" the best you can, with what you consider an acceptable trade-off between distance and accuracy. Brands and model names are only important to the individual.

    If you are completely new then, you should check some of the blogs like www.grumpygopher.com/.../
  3. For beginners, I see nothing wrong with inexpensive boxed sets sold in discount department stores like Wal Mart, Target, or the less-expensive sets sold in Sporting Goods stores. For balls, I would recommend inexpensive balls for the beginner. Nitro balls are $6 per dozen. Make sure the beginner enjoys the game before investing a lot of money. If the person does enjoy the game, they can choose to move into more expensive equipment.

    It is sometimes a good idea to start building a set with used OEM clubs. These can be purchased from a private seller or at some golf shops. Play It Again sports is also a good option.
  4. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Dick's sells 11 pc sets (Woods, Irons, Putter and Bag) for under $1000. 00. Down the road, if you stay with the game, you can sell/ trade-in the set and upgrade to some nice Titleist equipment.
  5. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Having started with an inexpensive boxed set, I don't recommend shelling out a couple of hundred bucks for what likely will harm more than help by adjusting to the club instead of vice-versa. Talk to a local pro, have them evaluate what a potential set could be and recommend 2-3 potential used sets to start. Then a local store or any number of web sites will have used sets. Need to start with something close in length and potential shaft weight/flex for the player. An A-flex iron set for an athletic 24 year old won't be helpful, neither will an x-stiff set work for a 45 year old in modest shape. If Tin Cup can play with a 7 iron, I'd even recommend only a set of irons working with a pro before taking on a driver. Losing a ball or skying or topping a 20 yard drive on 12 of 14 holes with driver can be very discouraging. Hitting 12 of 14 fairways with an iron will score better until taught how to hit driver.

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