- May 25, 2022
This is the perfect advert for a beginner to get fitted.
There are really good golfers that can’t use certain types of clubs.
Having a second hand set that don’t suit can really hold you back.
I think a lot of new players give up the game because they struggle with the clubs they have.
So your £50 is very well spent.
The only thing I didn’t understand was a chunkie sole given your big shaft lean would not stop you hitting the ball properly.
But given your shaft lean it would definitely be more visible at adress and this could be off putting.
Good summary though well written.
Just get your clubs before the good weather so you get used to them.
Definitely want to get them sooner rather than later. It'll be Feb/March I suspect.
I didn't fully understand about the sole of the club issue either - like you say, you wouldn't have thought it made any difference. However, it was the only club I couldn't hit so I'm inclined to believe there is something to it.
Having had the experience in my OP, I would now absolutely recommend a fitting to a beginner. I'd originally thought I was in this awkward position of need to get better to make it worthwhile, but a fitting might help get clubs that make getting betetr easier. Catch 22. Don't get me wrong, golf is hard, but I have been making it way harder for myself. Obviously, I could have bought second-hand and got lucky, but equally I could have seen no improvement whatsoever. But at the end of the day..... it's fifty quid. That's knocked off the price of the irons if I buy from them as well.