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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    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...
    They might not or might be favouring to push certain sets due to higher commission or clearing stock hehe.. So it will be wise to remind them about that and see if they can help in that respect. They don't usually have like various loft angles for any particular models. They are about average out. The best solution would be to pick an western brand for a more steep loft as oppose to a more shallow one from a japanese brand.

    By the way in case he is not sure what the loft angle is...it is pertaining to the angle of the shaft to the club head. To keep the clubhead's bottom level with the ground you have to stand closer to the ball or further away depend on the loft angle of the shaft when you are addressing the ball. To only way to get a loft angle to suit your game play would be to get a custom made set. But that is only when you are really good and consistance with your game first.

    Incidently, I use to know a golfer that I have played with a few times. He is quite a short guy and small frame. He is a what I would call a scratch player...meaning his handicap is about -1 to -3. He uses lady length shafts for his golf clubs but he can hit and play a mean game..I never won a game playing with him. That's why I hate playing with him much. He makes me and alot others look really bad! heheh
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888
    They might not or might be favouring to push certain sets due to higher commission or clearing stock hehe.. So it will be wise to remind them about that and see if they can help in that respect. They don't usually have like various loft angles for any particular models. They are about average out. The best solution would be to pick an western brand for a more steep loft as oppose to a more shallow one from a japanese brand.

    By the way in case he is not sure what the loft angle is...it is pertaining to the angle of the shaft to the club head. To keep the clubhead's bottom level with the ground you have to stand closer to the ball or further away depend on the loft angle of the shaft when you are addressing the ball. To only way to get a loft angle to suit your game play would be to get a custom made set. But that is only when you are really good and consistance with your game first.

    Incidently, I use to know a golfer that I have played with a few times. He is quite a short guy and small frame. He is a what I would call a scratch player...meaning his handicap is about -1 to -3. He uses lady length shafts for his golf clubs but he can hit and play a mean game..I never won a game playing with him. That's why I hate playing with him much. He makes me and alot others look really bad! heheh
    Hi Sammy, you may wish to check if you are refering to the loft angles or the lie angles. They both start with the letter L and could be confusing.

    For driver, the loft angle range from 8 to about 13 degrees and the lie is like 56 degrees. As an amateur, I choose a loft angle of 11 degree for the moderately forgiving drive. The lie is more or less standard at 56 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Hi Sammy, you may wish to check if you are refering to the loft angles or the lie angles. They both start with the letter L and could be confusing.

    For driver, the loft angle range from 8 to about 13 degrees and the lie is like 56 degrees. As an amateur, I choose a loft angle of 11 degree for the moderately forgiving drive. The lie is more or less standard at 56 degrees.
    Thanks for the reminder...you are right. I got my "term" wrong. Seldom use the terms after sometime you take it for granted hehe..

    I was referring to the lie angle of the club head in relation to the shaft. I explained it correctly but got the term wrong. It should be the lie angle.

    I use a 10 degree loft for my driver. Actually I have been thinking of changing to a 9 degree ...but looking at the price of the better drivers these day...scary hehe. Think I rather get the new 18mm-200mm VR heheh.

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    got this from golfer's network mailing list.


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    yeah... saw this in last sat's papers... in fact i think at panwest or transview, they have a set of Dunlop clubs at only 199! :P

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    Ya, Far east shopping centre (beside Borders book store) is a good place for club huting. Got a clearance Daiwa set (steel shaft) for $399, but without any woods and putter. Add a 3 wood, sand wedge and putter shd be ard $500-$600....

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    it's been a while. thanks for the advices and comments I've since visited Far East Shopping Centre and various golf shops Golfers' Network stuff seems rather reasonably priced and I have a Nike Oz T100 mallet putter from them (they have a promotion for the Odyssey 2-ball too but was sold out at some outlets).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    it's been a while. thanks for the advices and comments I've since visited Far East Shopping Centre and various golf shops Golfers' Network stuff seems rather reasonably priced and I have a Nike Oz T100 mallet putter from them (they have a promotion for the Odyssey 2-ball too but was sold out at some outlets).
    Have you bought your irons and woods yet? So fast already got your putter? heheh Wah the Nike Oz T100 is quite a stylo milo mallet putter. I hope you did not pay alot for it. The Putter, like the Driver is like your "rice bowl" weapons. People usually take the longest time to find the right driver and putter. This two are usually the most often, in the life of your golf game that you buy and change the most. Usually in the begining, best to get a simple basic shape putter to learn how to get comfortable with learning to putt and hold your putter..only when you are pretty constant with your stroke do you start hunting for a putter. And sometime the best putter to suit you might be the ugliest or plain looking one. hehe...but if it holes out a 20 foot putt..who cares! hehe. Anyway...just go easy with your first purchase lah...don;t get too taken by all the high tech talk and which famous pro is using it blah blah..you are just at the begining of your game...spend enough to get you started first..then start to look for the more cool and better stuff a little later down the road.

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    Heard that Tiger Woods advertises for nike but says that nike golf clubs aren't really good..
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Heard that Tiger Woods advertises for nike but says that nike golf clubs aren't really good..
    heheh Nike's history in Golf is very very short. When there was no Tiger Wood..there was no Wood or Irons or Balls in their business model actually heheheh. But they are a fast learner with deep pockets. So they started buying talent for manufacturing and equipment designing too. This is what deep pockets can buy you sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    it's been a while. thanks for the advices and comments I've since visited Far East Shopping Centre and various golf shops Golfers' Network stuff seems rather reasonably priced and I have a Nike Oz T100 mallet putter from them (they have a promotion for the Odyssey 2-ball too but was sold out at some outlets).
    From what I know, there used to be 3 types of putter - the blade type, the mallet type and then, the Ping type. Theoretically, the Ping type is the best in terms of moment of inertia and so accuracy. Now, there seems to be a new type called the 2-ball type, which is now getting very popular - lets you align the 3 balls.

    Well, if it feels good for you, looks good for you and most of all, get you in with 1 putt, if not at most 2 most of the time, that's the one for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    From what I know, there used to be 3 types of putter - the blade type, the mallet type and then, the Ping type. Theoretically, the Ping type is the best in terms of moment of inertia and so accuracy. Now, there seems to be a new type called the 2-ball type, which is now getting very popular - lets you align the 3 balls.

    Well, if it feels good for you, looks good for you and most of all, get you in with 1 putt, if not at most 2 most of the time, that's the one for you.
    Ping Type? I guess you are referring to the peripheral weighted type. I like this and have changed from the blade to this type. Very balance and as it is not as weighted as the malletor the newer 2-ball type mallet, I have more feel and I can dictate the speed of the clubface. In fact it is a good starter putter.
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    The Nike one costs $149... promo from GN. Other shops that carry Nike are still selling it at $279 I think (Nike Golf shops actually ran out of putters!). It feels quite good when I tried it out at the shop

    btw, are there good online review sites to reocommend? I stumbled upon golf digest website for putters (and other equipment):
    http://www.golfdigest.com/equipment/...tputters1.html

    Have also visited the following sites:
    http://www.golf-gear-review.com/
    http://www.golfreview.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    The Nike one costs $149... promo from GN. Other shops that carry Nike are still selling it at $279 I think (Nike Golf shops actually ran out of putters!). It feels quite good when I tried it out at the shop

    btw, are there good online review sites to reocommend? I stumbled upon golf digest website for putters (and other equipment):
    http://www.golfdigest.com/equipment/...tputters1.html

    Have also visited the following sites:
    http://www.golf-gear-review.com/
    http://www.golfreview.com/

    Just saw this site since you ask for some.....so I google and saw this one. Not bad stuff for reading on golf equipment and other stuff..

    I highlighted some of the pages here:

    Drivers: http://www.golfalot.com/lucylocket/b...e-driver.shtml

    Fairway woods: http://www.golfalot.com/lucylocket/b...e-driver.shtml

    Irons: http://www.golfalot.com/lucylocket/b...de-irons.shtml

    Putters: http://www.golfalot.com/lucylocket/b...-putters.shtml

    General tips on buying the right gear and what gear type are avaialble:
    http://www.golfalot.com/lucylocket/g...ngguides.shtml

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    thanks.

    btw, anyone knows where in Shanghai could I find golf accessories?

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    Bro,
    try this 2nd hand golf shop - Creative Joe http://www.creativegolf.net/

    i would stick to Mizuno (MX series, E-10), Wilson (Deep Red series) or Maruman. U won't go wrong.

    if you are just looking for an entry set, can surf some of the golf classified websites and see whether can get a bargain.....

    if you have any specific questions, just PM me.

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    just an update... there're some promos recently for drivers. Golf House and Why Pay More are selling AdamsGolf Redline/Redline RPM 460cc drivers at $199, AdamsGolf RPM 430Q at $349, Mizuno MP001 460cc at $399 and Taylor Made R5 Dual at $480, while Golfer's Network is selling the Taylor Made R7 Quad at $429. Thought they were quite good buys.
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    Good price indeed for the Mizuno & TM...
    It cost almost a grand when they first launched.

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    Taka has golf sale.... demo Ping G2 woods going for $129, Maruman Exim (older non nanao series) Driver going for $99, etc.

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