questionslooking for help to buy a beginner golf set?

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Just wanted to add im right handed, about 5'9.

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I'm not going to be any help. If the course doesn't have a windmill on it I'm not interested....

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I'll be watching the answers as I'm about the same size, and the set I have was a non-seller at a garage sale that the previous owner gifted to me just to be rid of it.

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Check your local golf pro, he may have a quality set that is a year old(new) or a demo set in good shape.

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gigagolf.com is pretty awesome. I bought a set from there, and then my neighbor did, and then another friend did.

be on the lookout for a promo code too

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You should definitely go to a shop so you can try out a few clubs. I like graphite shafts (though metal may be best for a beginner), I also like smaller, heavier drivers. You also need to figure out if you like to hit with hybrids, if not you might can save a bit of money. Make sure to get a bag with a stand, if you're a walker then you might also like the backpack straps. Since you've played before you probably already know the answers to some of these. I would absolutely avoid Dick's beginner club specials. I've seen a lot of club heads lost.

Use Groupon to find a deal on lessons! They'll make a huge difference!

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So maybe I got excited and didn't fully read everything. For a decent beginner set I'd look to spend about $350-400 for irons, hybrids and basic drivers. Spending more before you've really learned to play and learned what you like is a bad idea. Then I'd consider pulling out a bit extra for a steep wedge (56*) and a well balanced putter. I would focus my research on drivers to eventually replace the stock ones. I hated the drivers my set came with but they were fairly standard so maybe it's just me.

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Buying a beginner set is a challenge. You know that you will not keep it for too long, so you don't want to invest too much. I would recommend checking out your local golf shop (Golf Galaxy, for example) and getting last year's models. (or older if the have it - like Taylormade Burner 2.0 or Calaway Razor X or Adams a12 OS or V3R) an iron set and two woods (Driver and fairway) should be good for a start. Hold off on the extra wedges until you learn how to use them. Do get a good putter. Total cost should be under $500, under $300 if you shop well. After a year or two of practice you can look to get a top quality new set. The best thing about a golf shop is that they can fit you to clubs you can be comfortable using, and recommend upgrades as you improve.

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I hear lots of talk about "last years models" unnecessary in my opinion for a beginner. I have a set of Titleist DCI 762 irons I bought on eBay for less than $200 almost ten years ago and I still play those same irons and couldn't be happier. I only golf maybe 15 times a year but have never had a single complaint about them. I don't put much stock in the newness of golf clubs in terms of year released but agree with some of the previous posters about trying some different sets out at a local shop to help you determine length and stiffness (graphite vs steel) that works best for you. That being said, maybe I could really improve my game by getting a new set of irons but I kinda feel like if its not broke.... As far as wedges, drivers, putter, I have changed those out many times over the years to varying degrees of success. I have purchased a number of clubs and golf accessories at rockbottomgolf.com and have always been pleased. Either way, the fun part for me is being outside :)

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Ill be buying Adams a12os iron set. after researching they look like a great starter set thats pretty forgiving. Now to find some drivers?!