Re: Golf Clubbing
I shoot 95-100 with a set of clubs I got from my brother. They are an old set of Tommy Armour irons, steel shaft. No custom fitting, I actually choke down on them a little because it feels better for me.
I have a crappy old putter that I got with a $100 set of Knights when I first started golfing and I still use the 3W and 5W from that same set. Under no circumstances will I ever carry a driver- I'd be OB 75% of the time.
My golf partner shoots about the same as me, usually a couple strokes higher. He owns about $1500 worth of equipment that he inherited from his father when he passed away. He had them refitted for himself because he figured since he'd gotten them for free he should at least custom fit them.
We joke about this all the time, the fact that we shoot about the same despite the vast difference in the quality of our clubs. I tend to agree with the fact that a custom fitting doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a duffer like me, but I'm also not 6-10".
There is probably only one higher quality club I could be convinced to go out and buy and that would be a nice hybrid to replace my 3 iron. My brother also has a bazooka 19 degree and I used it when I was visiting him. I ended up using it off the tee several times. Anyway, my feeling is that average golfers put way too much into the clubs they own. All that technology doesn't help if you're hacking away from the outside in. Most of us would be better served by hooking up with a reliable teaching pro.
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Last edited by SunDeck; 03-12-2007 at 04:33 PM.