Golf Warehouse?

Guys,

I started playing golf a few weeks ago. I am enjoying it and am now getting to the stage where I need to buy a set of clubs.

I was wondering if you any of you know of a resource similar to Talk Tennis and the customer reviews (available through the main TW site) for golf equipment i.e. is there a golfing equivalent that I can use. These days, I would never buy anything tennis related until I have had a very thorough read on our TT boards and am reluctant to do the same with regard to golf equipment.

As always, sincere thanks to those that respond.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Golf Digest and Golf magazine both have very good reputations for playtesting results published annually in the early portion of the calendar year. The big key for you, as a newbie, is to honestly assess your talents and project that analysis into the buying equation...if you're a good ball striker in others sports (baseball, tennis, even hockey although it's not a ball), then you may not need to go the game-improvement route suggested for higher handicappers. Look at stuff endorsed by the low-to-mid handicappers. That way you'll buy equipment you can grow into, instead of away from.

IMO, it's like the carpenter's rule...measure twice, cut once. That way, you don't become the dreaded clubaholic. If you think you can move towards a player's club, by all means choose what you'll learn to handle down the road. In irons, I like a forged head with a small amount of cavity to reward my not-always sweetspot hits but, at the same time, give you some feel and control. Mizuno, Bridgestone, Srixon all make sets to match that scheme. If you want the scoring wedges (SW, LW and gapper) to exactly match your irons, go Mizuno.
 

jonnythan

Professional
Guys,

I started playing golf a few weeks ago. I am enjoying it and am now getting to the stage where I need to buy a set of clubs.

I was wondering if you any of you know of a resource similar to Talk Tennis and the customer reviews (available through the main TW site) for golf equipment i.e. is there a golfing equivalent that I can use. These days, I would never buy anything tennis related until I have had a very thorough read on our TT boards and am reluctant to do the same with regard to golf equipment.

As always, sincere thanks to those that respond.

Check out GigaGolf too.
 
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