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  1. I know some of my faults: I have this thing where my practice swing looks pretty good, ok well average. I even follow through with a decent finish. Now, when the ball is placed for me to hit, I do the backswing, do the downswing, and as soon as I make contact with the ball, my head automatically looks out towards the target to see what kind of distance the ball got. And I just don't follow through like in my practice swing. I also try to hit the ball as opposed to hitting through the ball. You know the old "make a full golf swing, and the ball just gets in the way". I just can't get that in my head. I know these are "some" of my faults. Can't wait to get lessons. There are a couple of YouTube videos I am viewing in regards to the very simple basics.
  2. Not that I had that kind of money when I purchased my Wilson D9's, but I saw a YouTube video on these irons. Man, I really like them a lot.
  3. Hey all. Thanks for the replies. A little bit more info. I have never played a round in my life. I am a total new beginner. I have had three lessons in the last three years. I was not really a fan of any of the instructors. So, needless to say, my golf swing is not great, or consistent, and so forth and so on. I am not sure which one I would swing better... woods, hybrids, or a mix of both. I have a lesson in about three weeks. I hate when the instructor says, "Hey meet me at the driving range that is located at XYZ." The lesson is scheduled a month out. So, if it rains (we have received a lot here), and it has done this in one of those lessons, I am out time and money. All of the lessons have been about an hour away. This next lesson that I have coming up is in an indoor facility. The second lesson I had, that guy had an indoor setup. My swing speed was about 77 mph (which is pretty low). I know that every player varies, and I need to hit a few woods and hybrids to see which one suits me best. The fact that my swing isn't established is currently going to prevent this. I have a net in the backyard that I hit into. I am topping balls, hitting ground balls, chunking balls, etc. I mean, I do hit a few good ones. I rarely hit them square enough to hear that satisfying crack/whap sound.
  4. My wife was working an estate sale for a friend about 5-6 years ago. I was thinking about getting into golf but did not want to spend crazy amounts of money because the golf swing frightened me... and still does. She texts me and says there is a set of Titleist irons there for like $75. Back then, I knew nothing about technology, forgiveness, weighting, MOI, etc. They were the old Titleist Acushnet irons, not sure of year. A buddy of mine said, "Dude, you will kill yourself trying to learn with those." Man, they sucked.
  5. I have not been here in a long time. I have decided to get some lessons on the regular. I have one next month. I have purchased the Wilson D9 irons. I got a great deal on them, brand new, and trying to sell the Titleist AP1's I have. The technology is so advanced compared to the 712 AP1's. Currently, I don't have anything in between my driver and 5 iron. I just need a couple of clubs to close the gap. I am going to ask the instructor which route he thinks I should take in regards to hybrids or woods or both. I do have a budget in mind. Just for discussion, what do you all think about these? I am looking for something for a 50 year old beginner. I just want to hit the ball straight and as far as my body allows. Any advice on any of these would be appreciated. HYBRIDS: Tour Edge E522 Hybrid #5... 25 degrees. $100 Wilson Launchpad 2 Hybrid #5... 25.5 degrees. $80 FAIRWAY: Callaway Steelhead XR 5 Wood... 18 degrees. $110 Wilson Launchpad 2; 5 Wood... 18 degrees. $85 Wilson Launchpad 2; 7 Wood... 22 degrees. $80 Snake Eyes Golf MAX 5 Wood... 18 degrees. $100 Mizuno ST-X 220 5 Wood... 18 degrees. $120
  6. This thing looks legit. Just wondering if anyone has tried this training aid out. https://www.performancegolf.com/straight-stick/info-sc
  7. Man, you all listed a lot of the ones I watch. I watch the instructor Ted Oh. He has some small little ladies driving the ball straight and far. I also watch tons of reviews. I am very addicted to golf on youtube.
  8. Well, first off, let me say there is a lot I know about golf and equipment. Then, I will say that there is tons I don't know about golf. Hybrids are sort of "new" to me. I have done some research, and I might be changing my mind on this fairway wood deal. I was under the impression that the woods had a bigger head than the hybrids, so easier to make contact. Maybe, maybe not. If I am not mistaken, hybrids have a shorter shaft, thus more control. I am totally fine with that. I want to hit the ball straight and consistently. I won't be upset or lose my marbles over distance. I just want to play this sport and have it as less nerve racking as possible.
  9. No way I hit a 3 iron well. That is an understatement. I didn't know if I needed both woods. Lowest iron in the bag is a 5 iron. I just didn't know as far as the woods I listed if one has higher regards in forgiveness, launch, distance, etc. than the others for a 48 year total new beginner with a current swing speed just under 70 mph.
  10. Any advice or input on what I am currently looking at: https://www.ebay.com/itm/194455888234?var=494570385520&hash=item2d4679616a:g:zpkAAOSwTHVhcbBJ&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA4CtyhfiQptOLejjdZKij9hCXmuuwHz0peOgl0zKvzAD8UJoruKn%2FSXHRdJnoASyzS%2FafEYrIlICEyjnU055HE93X%2F3vFgjZzuwXSlNaV2AHhcsxCRnExITyqQ3TOqyDDwc30E5yCdok5Rjs6yCsfBZAIsuIGUgnZFGXmXln16Ca10DELdeghbiwJykIE8v0GSniz0rqh%2Fyqlw2WxD6eehX6gpeLW1mRuYXO9SL4MPlPAqbpO%2FGcuXh4fbTwyOJceHfSPbpcEqRIyxNuA75zJIsLFJ2IKkQmcqKAvR0eZ0aJo|tkp%3ABFBMnPehlfNh https://www.ebay.com/itm/304859829063?hash=item46fb0fd347:g:5kEAAOSwg3pkIcJQ&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwPvAY01549AIHovLXTKWxftwMpL3WEHPqD803dWDoGSU5Gv51ajLAXJE4QFpmepcpwbM9dulQmxz5WMMW6M6gqfe8QMBNpV4D%2BMCAQAFje0rOIcJEKExMlaBTWM%2F8S8%2BUgW66Xw3CWsIvTTq0r9a7ytkpoKsIxGr5JDqQklB8t26uPySC9hprhILwbTxoMegtDYtpRamTwsBfdFiwsiBnNqiBIu56Pq2Jht%2F%2B6d1ixJEI9KX%2F6UDyyJg6ziwnpC8Gg%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR7iIrZXzYQ https://www.ebay.com/itm/385515111094?hash=item59c27dc2b6:g:VGoAAOSw3BtkJmLM&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA8MbFYAAeeM0mk6phYaQgKK29XndUPl3LmLzFBVMXVR7ntzDMR1UYSXNc%2FC8tjq8KUdWr7BE5ZWYS1XX9%2BsN9SCRXHPWDr0Q4AAfyWhIZR2U4oMVmtLnYL8FVxx9cnexuGI%2BxEosOwCSmBR6H%2B9RDqaoJINLCckGVSBIzOCUJT1IBLzFG1dILzpc0zZcrHqXlOAwygGJtyCG%2Bh39CovavdvLAght9d1d85aiP4B9nH6YYsYD1KYs47z6h9YyF5bxMGPMO11wwQNmaSo1k7c7UvC9tqSaCrcVIXSg2gPv61MbxPct%2FAYWg4N1%2F3oDahSMc9g%3D%3D|tkp%3ABFBM3oG4lfNh
  11. I have a few 4 and 5 woods along with a 7 wood or two that I am currently looking at. I would like to post them here and get any feedback from you all. Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated. I know many will say well it depends on how well you hit the club. I know that, but I live in a pretty small town that has no places to buy equipment and actually try it out. Those places are about 1.5-2 hours away. And there is a chance that they won't have the price range of clubs that I am looking (sort of a tight budget) anyway. I am fine with buying clubs online. I have my irons from next round golf, my putter and bag from Facebook Marketplace, etc. Also, a lot of places give you a 30 day try it out period. However, if you return it, all they give is store credit. That doesn't work out all that great if they have nothing else you like/want/need. So, if you know about the clubs I post here from playing them, trying them out, and/or have friends that have done so, please share.
  12. Many thanks folks. I have read to get a 4 and a 7 wood. They are the best to actually have some decent progress with as a beginner. Looking at 5 woods also. Has anyone played any others that were just crazy good striking, forgiving woods? Looking to spend no more than $120 on a wood.
  13. Yeah, glad I found this thread. It was suggested to me to get a higher loft driver due to age and being a beginner. I settled on a 12.5* TaylorMade AeroBurner black driver. I am looking to add a wood or two to the bag. I have heard a lot of good things about a 4 wood. Also, the 7 wood has been getting high regards in various online places I have searched and messaged on. Welcome to any suggestions.
  14. I appreciate any feedback and thanks for reading. I am a pretty budget minded guy. I know I will never need to drop $1,000 - $2,000 for clubs. Starting at 49 years old among other things, and I know my place. I am looking for a 3, 4, or 5 wood. I know that I need at least two of these, but just getting an idea. My driver is a 12.5* TaylorMade Aeroburner (black). So, I feel I don't need a wood near that loft. Used is fine (but not 25+ years old) but I would like it to look good. I am a fan of a bigger club head and more surface area face on the wood, forgiving and easy to hit off the tee and fairway. Just regular build guy, 5 feet 9 if that is important. Many thanks for any help.
  15. 1) How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I just started with my first lesson as an almost 48 year old beginner. Should have started 20 years ago as I always thought it was a great sport. The thing is the golf swing is so dang technical. So many factors to get correct, and one wrong could send your ball in all different directions except the one you wanted it to go. Don't really have a handicap. My main goal is to hit the ball as straight and consistent, hit good at the range, etc. What do you love about golf? I love all the stuff about golf. Equipment is so shiny, the sounds of a club hitting a ball in the sweet spot sound great (not that I would ever know much about that). The apparel is my everyday wear for my job. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I wanted a message board with members that would provide some good feedback on equipment that I am possibly interested in purchasing/using/trying out. Not the same old "just see if that club works for you". Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in south central Virginia. About 15 miles from the North Carolina state line, about 4 hours from the beach and even less to the mountains. There are 6 college football (my all time favorite sport, EVER) stadiums within 3 hours of where I live. I don't really have a home course. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best things about golf in my area. If it isn't raining too much, you could golf from part of March - November. Our town just got a golf simulator/restaurant that is pretty cool. Worst things about golf here is we have one locally owned golf shop. The spring pollen can be awful as well as the hot as Hades summers with the humidity. What do you do for a living? Middle school teacher getting ready to finish up my 25th or 26th year (I can't even remember). How’d you pick your user name? I usually pick a name related to college football. Figured it was time for a change. And I feel that name will suit me just fine when it is time to hit the course. WITB (work in progress): BAG: Callaway DRIVER: TaylorMade AeroBurner Black Head 12.5* IRONS: Titleist 712 AP1 (5-PW) PUTTER: Odyssey Dual Force 550
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