Originally Posted by RFS62
And ABSOLUTELY get some lessons from a pro. It makes a ton of difference if you start right and learn the fundamentals.
I think once I get to where Caveat is, this is my goal. I've been playing golf for years and have a nice set of clubs already, but I haven't played regularly in a long time and can no longer break 100. I think I need to take a few refresher lessons and then spend some time at the range.
I suggest that you try out any clubs you might wish to buy, if you go the new route or buy used from a golf shop. It might be tough to get a good feel because of your height, but it's worth a shot. Every brand and model feels different and some clubs just feel right for you and some don't. When I got my clubs, the place I went had a video driving range and let me try out all different varieties of clubs. I'm very happy with the ones I chose. Of course the clubs I was playing with before were hand-me-downs from my grandfather and father. Those clubs were actually older than I was.
Here's a question for you regular golfers with kids. There's a local sports program for kids called JumpStart Sports that runs programs for little ones (starting at 3 for soccer and t-ball). They've added a golf program for 4 year olds. I like the programs they run because it gets the kids out playing and getting exercise, but I'm wondering if 4 is a little too young for golf. Any thoughts?