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Lee...

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Hi, I am new to the foeum and new to golf.... Only having played for 2 days!! I have been told the second hand irons I bought being blades are no good for beginners and that I should go for cavity backs??? Can anyone recomend some cheapish second hand irons to look out for? By the way my name is Lee and I live in SW Scotland, regards Lee:)
 

Mister Bater

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hi lee welcome to the boards! if you are in SW scotland close your custains because another poster, master bater, is in ireland and he has posted photos from his bedroom window looking over to sw scotland.

if you can get cheap x16 cavity backs, snap em up. there is a newer model out, so the old ones may be cheap and they are a good club. forget the blades. what's your budget?

or get down to one of those golf warehouse places and try a few out...see what looks/feels good for you. nevada bobs, anywhere like that.

good luck!
 

Bravo

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Lee:

Glad you are here...

Try to locate some Tommy Armour 845 irons. They are an excellent choice for a beginner because they help you hit it straighter and they are very reasonably priced. Also, they have very good resale value should you decide to sell them in the future.

How many lessons have you had so far?
 

Loop

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Welcome Lee.
You can try scourging for old cavity backs like callaway x-14, which are really good. Ping Zing irons are great too.
 

DaveE

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What they said about the irons, just wanted to welcome you to the board.
 
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Lee...

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cheers guys and gals for the welcome, I have just played my 3rd round of golf ever on an 18 hole course and hit a 109 which is better than my 138 first round ever, I have never had lessons but I did buy a new driver which is a Wilson deep red 11 and it is amaizing, For an absolutete beginner like me. I have watched lessons on TV which is were I got my initial interest in the game. Are RAM oversise cavity backs any good as a guy is selling some for £30 3-SW and seem in good order ?? Regards Lee PS I got an amaizing par on a par 4...total luck :)
 

Loop

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Hehe.. A first par is great when you're beginning. Wait until you get your first birdie, then your first eagle... :)

Deep Red is a great driver. It has a fat shaft right?
I know RAM makes wedges but other than that, I haven't tried their irons. Their wedges are okay, so I guess their irons should be good too. Just check the conditions of the clubhead, shaft and also grip, then give it a go.

If I can give you a tip on the swing for the beginner, your legs and lower body are the base and foundation of the swing. It needs to be stable, and it also generates a lot of power. Swing in balance, and you'll improve very fast.
 
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Lee...

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Cheers Loop, my boss's step son plays off a handicap of 1 and he says he will give me lessons for free so watch this space lol.......
 

Bravo

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Lee... said:
Cheers Loop, my boss's step son plays off a handicap of 1 and he says he will give me lessons for free so watch this space lol.......

You are very fortunate to have this free resource available. I would take him up on the offer immediately.

Ifyou have a bad grip, setup or swing now - the more you play the more you will deeply ingrain these bad habits. Conversely, the sooner you learn the proper methods, the sooner you will acquire sound fundamentals.

I'd call him today to set up your first lesson...
 

MAHALLEDAY

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One of my old bosses who is scratch plays ram irons. He hits them sweet. They must be ok if he plays them. He has had them forever. Good luck.
 

David B

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I'm a newbie myself, but I found a great page that rates clubs based on their playability: Maltby Playability Factor

I have a set of Taylor Made Supersteel Burner 3-PW that I got off ebay for a little over $150, and they are in great condition. If you stick with the two top tables (Ultra Game Improvement or Super Game Improvement) when you choose a set of irons you should be fine.

I still haven't had a chance to get out on the course yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Hope that helps.
 
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Lee...

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Cheers guys, after my third round ever I have just had to go to an Oesteopath to have a disk put back in my neck....must be doing something wrong. Never mind I have my first lesson sunday if I can use my right arm by then. Dangerous game this golfin lark!!!
 

IrishGolfer

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Howsitgoing Lee, where ye fae? Ayreshire? Dunfries and Galloway? I spent a lot of time in Scotland, fantastic country. Once they get their whiskey issues sorted out, it will be even better.

Welcome on board, fellow Gael.
 
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Lee...

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hello irish.. From Castle Douglas area, never been to the green Isle so you have me there lol. We have some nice courses around us which is another reason to take up the most frustrating game ever....stress relief???? yeah right!!!
 

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