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    cash convertor got sell man..
    or u can try the golf shop at united sq. they sell 2nd hand too..

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    I'm learning my golf at Bishan AGA. My instructor actually co-owned a shop on the 3rd level helping golfers selling their used set. Sometimes you can get really good set selling very cheap there.

    If you do not mind 2nd hand golf set, can go and take a look.

    For me, I'm quite lucky, a friend upgraded his set and gave his old set to me FOC.

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    wah kc...no wonder hardly see you posting fashion shows anymore...a new interest to spend money and time on

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    Just a couple of things:

    - DON'T buy a driver yet. This is probably one of the most expensive clubs and unless you're a freak you won't be able to use it until your swing settles into a nice rythm.
    - All you need to start out with is a set of irons that have an oversized head.
    - Don't worry about graphite shafts for now.
    - Don't buy an old crappy set from cash converters - they will probably be old technology that is only going to make it harder for you to learn.
    - Do buy a set now... you will only get better by playing more and more and more. Sitting at the driving range is only 25% of the picture - get out onto a course. Trust me, you will never have the ball sitting as perfectly as it does on a driving range on the course!!

    You will be able to get a set of irons for around $500 that will suit your needs. It won't be a great brand but it will be enough for what you need to start out with. You will upgrade in the future though, I can assure you. Anyone who tells you otherwise if lieing.

    Golf is a little like photography... it will burn a hole in your pocket. You will also need a bag, balls, gloves, shoes, etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckwheat
    Just a couple of things:

    - DON'T buy a driver yet. This is probably one of the most expensive clubs and unless you're a freak you won't be able to use it until your swing settles into a nice rythm.
    - All you need to start out with is a set of irons that have an oversized head.
    - Don't worry about graphite shafts for now.
    - Don't buy an old crappy set from cash converters - they will probably be old technology that is only going to make it harder for you to learn.
    - Do buy a set now... you will only get better by playing more and more and more. Sitting at the driving range is only 25% of the picture - get out onto a course. Trust me, you will never have the ball sitting as perfectly as it does on a driving range on the course!!

    You will be able to get a set of irons for around $500 that will suit your needs. It won't be a great brand but it will be enough for what you need to start out with. You will upgrade in the future though, I can assure you. Anyone who tells you otherwise if lieing.

    Golf is a little like photography... it will burn a hole in your pocket. You will also need a bag, balls, gloves, shoes, etc, etc.

    Forgot to mention that you will also need a putter (der...) and it is worthwhile getting a decent one.

    If I could use a photog analogy... whilst you can have a fantastic composition, if you are using an old crappy 2.1mp P&S the photo just won't cut it against a newer 5.2mp with better tech to reduce noise, etc, etc. On the other hand, giving a newbie a 1Ds and the choice of lenses is not a wise choice either - better go back to the P&S to come up the learning curve...

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    Mpenza, another option is checking out the pro shops at golf clubs. Many of them take in trade-in sets, and you can get branded ones, originally costing $1k+, perhaps for a few hundred (maybe the new cost of a lower-end brand). And you'd get professional advice to boot.

    I haven't gone for a while, but I'd guess if you tried the higher-end clubs (SICC, TMCC), you may see higher-end stuff there (rich fellas changing sets frequently to lower their scores, not necessarily handicaps, by just those couple of strokes !).

    And as they would have a driving range nearby, you can even test out the clubs to see if you like the feel ...

    Most cavity-backed irons are quite forgiving, and as buckwheat mentioned, you don't have to rush into the long woods right away. I can't hit my driver worth a damn (and I have 2 of them), my "comfort" wood is a 3-wood.

    When you buy 2nd hand clubs, you may need to factor in the cost of re-gripping them, in case they're a bit worn. I think they're about $5 per club, haven't done them myself but had a chat to golf-mad friends a couple of months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Wah, long, long essay here. Agree most of the time to what Sammy has got to say, except for one point. Half sets. More than 10 years ago, a set of golf clubs could be pretty expensive so that half sets are available. Today, half sets are pretty hard to find becos sets are much cheaper now and so, no demand for it.
    Serious ah!!?? They stop selling half sets? heheh well I got a half set of Maruman But it is not half set as in really selling half sets. I could choose which ever irons and a wood for about $299. And yup..no driver till about 4 months into my swing sessions at the driving range. Then I got the Taylor Made and started going crazy making dents on the signboard at the end of the range at Marina Bay.

    Golf club prices as I see it has not gone down at least for the brands I usually lust after heheh. I was at some golf shops at Suntec and Far East Shopping Centre, I took a quick look around (to stop the temptation bug from biting me ..so have to move off quickly per shop) prices are about the same in relation to prices I paid for golf stuff. When I got my ICW5 irons it cost me about $1,500. The mid size driver was about $350(Med price). But these days I see drivers higher up the 3 figure price range more often if not 4 figure!. Anyway I am happy with my set still (rubber grip change every few years) and I still am getting some pretty good distance from them. I guess unless my age slows me down to a point that graphite shaft would be better for me, I will stick to what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    sammy888, thanks for the pointers as i read more, i realised there're more to clubs than i thought. would stabilise my game first before going for club sets.
    oh and try to buy a light nylon type golf bag. Your shoulder and back will thank you if you are not using a trolley or buggy and have to walk some of the 9 or 18 hole courses heheh. those fancy bulky pro type bag with big logo that are machine stiched are great to look at but they are a murder to move around with. heh. But then if you are happy with paying a caddy to carry it for you and you like tipping them then...that is another story lah heh.

    Another good about it is, when you play with some folks..strangers if you don;t have eough to make a flight ( 4 players ) a stranger(s) might be allocated to join you. And you get into any game betting..the more humble the dressing and gear, the better you get to hustle some of them later when you are good at the game that is heheh.
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    You can also check out Yahoo auctions. But beware of counterfeits. Actually, I've got a set of Mizuno forged irons which I'm thinking of selling for less than S$500. PM me if you're interested.

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    The most important beginner clubs:
    Mid range -- 7 iron --> Most, if not all, coaches will start coaching you with a 7-iron
    Short Range -- Sand wedge
    Long Range -- 3 Wood

    I only utilised these 3 clubs out of my whole set of golf clubs during my coaching lessons, and now the whole set is sitting in my storeroom after I bought my new set of clubs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danster
    You can also check out Yahoo auctions. But beware of counterfeits. Actually, I've got a set of Mizuno forged irons which I'm thinking of selling for less than S$500. PM me if you're interested.
    Sorry to do this to you danster, but don't buy forged irons... these are extremely hard to play with and should not be used by a newbie.

    Also, 70-80% of your score will be within 120m of the green. That means you will use 8,9,PW,SW,Putter around 80% of the time. Spend your time and money on where it will count most.

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    Thanks guys for your comments and advice I went look-see around and there were so many different brands and models (more than cameras!!!) until I blur liao Came across a brandnew Maruman Bestop set that will cost ~$600 after discount. Seems quite a reasonable price for a whole set (irons, woods and putter). Anyone tried it before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    Thanks guys for your comments and advice I went look-see around and there were so many different brands and models (more than cameras!!!) until I blur liao Came across a brandnew Maruman Bestop set that will cost ~$600 after discount. Seems quite a reasonable price for a whole set (irons, woods and putter). Anyone tried it before?
    Very unlikely that anyone has tried or bought that Maruman set. Some of the reasons are:
    1 This is not a golf forum
    2 There are so very many brands around, unlike cameras and every one comes out with a new design every year or even every season!
    3 Full sets are mostly bought by beginners.

    Actually, irons are pretty standard with stainless steel cavity head, regular graphite shaft for men. Only when come to woods, things are a little more complicated with loft angles, closed-face/open face, shaft flex and length, lie angles and so forth. And they are growing bigger these days, like 450cc.

    IMO, it is OK to get a full set and then, move on from there. Later, you might then change a putter, add a wedge and the driver would be the last thing to go for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    Thanks guys for your comments and advice I went look-see around and there were so many different brands and models (more than cameras!!!) until I blur liao Came across a brandnew Maruman Bestop set that will cost ~$600 after discount. Seems quite a reasonable price for a whole set (irons, woods and putter). Anyone tried it before?
    Never heard of this brand before, but live with it, till you get your strokes and swing right...I started off with some unheard brand of clubs before changing to Callaway..
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Very unlikely that anyone has tried or bought that Maruman set. Some of the reasons are:
    1 This is not a golf forum
    2 There are so very many brands around, unlike cameras and every one comes out with a new design every year or even every season!
    3 Full sets are mostly bought by beginners.

    Actually, irons are pretty standard with stainless steel cavity head, regular graphite shaft for men. Only when come to woods, things are a little more complicated with loft angles, closed-face/open face, shaft flex and length, lie angles and so forth. And they are growing bigger these days, like 450cc.

    IMO, it is OK to get a full set and then, move on from there. Later, you might then change a putter, add a wedge and the driver would be the last thing to go for.
    Yup, I realised the multitude of brands too, much much more than camera brands!!!! Maruman's a Japanese brand and seems to be not so popular in English speaking countries The Bestop set is the entry level set and supposed to be forgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Never heard of this brand before, but live with it, till you get your strokes and swing right...I started off with some unheard brand of clubs before changing to Callaway..
    i might just go for some entry level irons

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    Yup, I realised the multitude of brands too, much much more than camera brands!!!! Maruman's a Japanese brand and seems to be not so popular in English speaking countries The Bestop set is the entry level set and supposed to be forgiving.
    Maruman has been around for a long time. I have not tried this set you mentioned since I have not bought a new golf set in years. ( just love the one I have hehe ) But I use to have a set...in fact my first full set after the half set. This is a good brand from Japan and is one of the top ones at that. In fact one of my former favorite golfer was Ian Woosnam (Maruman is quite well known in Europe but maybe alittle less in the States) and he uses Maruman Graphite Shafts....I guess it fits him as he is short and well japanese golf sets do tend to have a more shallow loft angle to fit a more shallow swing. Good club brand...there are betters ones out there but this is not too shabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    i might just go for some entry level irons
    go visit this shop at ue square.

    http://www.yujigolf.com.sg/index.asp

    the owner was previously a club designer with maruman. they may t-loan you a few clubs to try out at driving range. the good thing is you can buy a full set or just the clubs you need. and the after-sales service is good. no harm paying them a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    go visit this shop at ue square.

    http://www.yujigolf.com.sg/index.asp

    the owner was previously a club designer with maruman. they may t-loan you a few clubs to try out at driving range. the good thing is you can buy a full set or just the clubs you need. and the after-sales service is good. no harm paying them a visit.
    heard of this... but i think it's more for advanced golfers.... cos it's customised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888
    Maruman has been around for a long time. I have not tried this set you mentioned since I have not bought a new golf set in years. ( just love the one I have hehe ) But I use to have a set...in fact my first full set after the half set. This is a good brand from Japan and is one of the top ones at that. In fact one of my former favorite golfer was Ian Woosnam (Maruman is quite well known in Europe but maybe alittle less in the States) and he uses Maruman Graphite Shafts....I guess it fits him as he is short and well japanese golf sets do tend to have a more shallow loft angle to fit a more shallow swing. Good club brand...there are betters ones out there but this is not too shabby.
    yeah... maruman is quite well known... and what you say about the clubs are quite true. I think if mpenza is tall, then japanese brand may not be so suitable but i guess the sales person in the pro-shop can advise better than us...

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