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Did i Make the right choice



Firstly i'll introduce myself, Im James, form Eidnburgh in Scotland, i live right next to the famous Royal Burgess Golf course and i haven't played golf in 2 years, since i was 13.

Im now nearly 16 and have decided to take up the sport i once loved again. I asked my mum and she thought it was a great idea, she took me out to get some clubs tonight.

Well arrived at the shop and tried out some Nike Irons that were £350. I really got on with them and they felt good. So as soon as i got home i went on Ebay, and managed to pick the exact same ones up for £199 brand new. Here is the link- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7164895487&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT .

So that was the Irons out of the way, next was a Driver as i had a limit of £300 for clubs, so i went for this Nike one- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7166433401&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT . Again seems a good bargain for a beginner.

Thats as far as i've got but i'll be ordering shoes and a bag tomorrow, are the following good choices- shoes- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5212251415&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT and bag- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7166752278&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT .

Please bear in mind im only a begginer and only plan to use the next 6 weeks summer holidays to get back into the swing of things (no pun intended ;) )

Are my choices, especially the clubs good ones?



Beware of the Phog!
Aug 26, 2004
I've always liked nike stuff although many here don't seem to for some reason, they are relatively new to the golf market, but most its only most important that you like it and it suits you well,

good luck


Well-Known Member
Jun 10, 2005
I started playing golf last summer and my father bought me a set of those NDS irons, in graphite. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg, especially since I wasn't sure if I would take to golf. Now a year later, I'm hooked and desperately awaiting next year so I can upgrade the irons myself. It's not the money that's preventing me from getting new irons, it's the fact that he spent $500 and it'd be a waste to only use them for a year.

The NDS in my opinion is just that, a nice iron set that are very forgiving. The one thing I will say is that I have a certain bit of difficulty getting the ball up in the air. I have a fairly straight shot though, so the shots that I do hit are mid to low trajectory, but straight. The feedback you get from mishits is there. The one thing I'll say about the stock irons are that the grips leave a little to be desired. I have my driver and my hybrids wrapped in Golf Pride Tour Velvets and almost cringe at the thought of pulling out my irons since the grips are a little uncomfortable. I use an interlocking grip, so it's even more troublesome. I know I can easily change out the grips, but I'm eyeing a set of TM irons next year which the first thing I'll do is change the grips.

The driver that you bought it a decent one. I played the 450cc version of that for a few months before settling on my R7. The overall length is ok, I just wasn't a fan of the empty, hollow sound that came from hitting it.


Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2005
I had the 350 in left hand. It's a great driver for the price especially now. I think anyone can hit the Nike driver, whether you a low handicapper or a high one (like me haha). It sets up very nice and looks great in my opinion. I agree with KB, the sound is a little off, but the club works.

So what are you putting with? :)


Well-Known Member
May 2, 2005
The best thing about golf is that you can pick up a club and be in love with it and i can pick up the same club and hate it then we can come here and argue about it. Your choices are good if YOU like them. Nike makes good stuff. and if they dont they sure do have a bunch of people fooled.


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Putter- Well i currently have one which is about two years old from my junior set (for some reason i played a adult putter), which cost about £60 ($100) so it shoudl do me for a month or so.

I plan on buying one club at a time, like hopefully one every fortnight, 3 wood, 5 wood and a Odysey Two Ball are on the cards :).

Cheers for the help guys, well i did try them in the shop and i loved them so im sure i'll have no worries with them.

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