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So I feel I took the wrong route in upgrading my clubs. I started with my driver and ended with my wedges over a period of 3 years.

 

The reason I say I went the wrong route was my lack of understanding the game of golf. With many stats saying 60-70% of shots on the course occur within 125 yards of the hole, I should have focused on my wedges and putter to start.

 

I just finally completed my wedge set this year (PW - Ping G30 from my iron set, 52 Titelist Vokey 56 and 64 Cleveland RTX 2.0) and have already seen a noticeable change in my game.

 

I always purchased pre-owned and highly recommend this for the budget conscious.

 

I hope this helps you in deciding what clubs to focus on in your bag.

 

If nothing else, I would spend money on a good set of lessons or a fitting. Just to give myself things to think about for the future of my game and purchases.

 

 

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Normally I would fully agree with your recommendation but this guy's teacher said Driver. That trumps our opinions about his game or equipment selection.

 

I absolutely think that it's a great move to go back a generation and save some dough.

 

 

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Normally I would fully agree with your recommendation but this guy's teacher said Driver. That trumps our opinions about his game or equipment selection.

 

I absolutely think that it's a great move to go back a generation and save some dough.

 

 

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And that makes complete sense. It makes way more sense to follow the guidance from a professional that is teaching you rather than just us dropping opinions in a forum.

 

I wanted to share my experiences to help people with what they are looking to do in the future and hope my mistakes can help someone that isn't able to get guidance from a professional.

 

 

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And that makes complete sense. It makes way more sense to follow the guidance from a professional that is teaching you rather than just us dropping opinions in a forum.

 

I wanted to share my experiences to help people with what they are looking to do in the future and hope my mistakes can help someone that isn't able to get guidance from a professional.

 

 

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Normally I would fully agree with your recommendation but this guy's teacher said Driver. That trumps our opinions about his game or equipment selection.

 

I absolutely think that it's a great move to go back a generation and save some dough.

 

 

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my only concern with used was not really knowing what shaft i needed, i figure i was a standard but ended up i needed a stiff

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Great to see you're on the path to better golf.

Lessons, properly fitting equipment and practice are the key. Glad you took advice from a professional rather than someone who's never seen you swing a club.

 

Hopefully the improvements continue and your scores come down.

 

 

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What I believe is if you hit everything the same I'd start replacing the clubs you use most. But what do I know I didn't even follow my own rules... big shiny drivers yeah I'm buying that.. get in the car and “I'm an idiot”

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Ok, sorry for the long story in advance

 

Im recently (like a month ago) back to the game since my teens, i have played a little as an adult but pretty much just to drink beer. So now i want to play and learn a bit more seriously.

 

Currently in the bag I have an old Nike Ignite driver, probably over 12 years old, and Nike Slingshot OSS irons, probably 10 years old? So my instructor says to replace the driver first but im at a point where my driver game is struggling and i dont wanna go drop a chunk on money on a club im going to slice anyway. So will a new driver make that much of a difference in hitting the ball straighter? do I spend the money on more modern irons because i hit them better right now? or leave everything alone unltil i can hit everything I have straightish? and go!

bit late to the party but if you look at certain players on both the senior and regular tours you'll notice not all of them have the latest gear, Bernhardt Langer is a great example and until just recently I think Brandt Snedeker was using the older Taylormade burned driver.

 

Having said that don't think I mean don't upgrade I'm just saying if the current setup setup is working then choose wisely.

 

To answer your question I can't say I agree with a new driver equaling straighter ball flight but your instructor may have been insinuating you will see a more immediate gain in upgrading the driver (WITH A FITTING!) and some work on your swing than you would in purchasing some new irons right now which I could understand from experience.

 

 

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bit late to the party but if you look at certain players on both the senior and regular tours you'll notice not all of them have the latest gear, Bernhardt Langer is a great example and until just recently I think Brandt Snedeker was using the older Taylormade burned driver.

 

Having said that don't think I mean don't upgrade I'm just saying if the current setup setup is working then choose wisely.

 

To answer your question I can't say I agree with a new driver equaling straighter ball flight but your instructor may have been insinuating you will see a more immediate gain in upgrading the driver (WITH A FITTING!) and some work on your swing than you would in purchasing some new irons right now which I could understand from experience.

 

 

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Yea he would kill me if I ran out and got a driver without getting fit, I have been hitting it straighter. I just picked it up a few days ago so I only have 2 range sessions worth of practice with it.

 

 

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If you work on your swing and learn to really strike the ball, it won't matter what clubs you play. I learned how to play using older snakeyes blades, and they really forced me to learn to hit the middle of the club. The only thing that would have an effect on the direction of your shot could be the flex of the shaft that you use. Other than that, I see no need for you to spend money on new clubs until you know you are back into the game and strike the ball consistently.

 

 

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