Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by L Irw » Sun, 03 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Greetings Netters, novice scratch golfer here, bear with my ignorance!

        Played my first round of golf last week and hey, it's not so bad ;-)

        Rather than continually renting clubs and decreasing my bank account,
        I'd like to pick up a used set of clubs. I've been by a local Salvation Army
        and didn't they have about 2 dozen set of clubs. Prices ranged from $20 to
        $50 and I'm thinking about it.

        Questions:

        1) How do I determine if the clubs are any good or not? How do I determine
            if they're the right length for me ( 6'1" 190 right handed guy ) and what
           makes a good fit? Any brandnames I'm likely to see? I saw some
          Topflight(sp) and Spalding, are they any good?

        2) Do I need all the clubs, most had the 2 - 9 irons and 3 woods, is this the
            standard set ( 9 irons and 3 woods, and putter of course ). Is the wedge
           considered one of the irons?

        3) Any other advice on clubs would be greatly appreciated!

                                        Tim

 
 
 

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by T » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs
>        Played my first round of golf last week and hey, it's not so bad ;-)

First round out and already a scratch golfer?  Some people have all the luck.
Troy Chandler

There is no such thing as work, unless
you'd rather be doing something else.

 
 
 

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by Scott Low » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Greetings Netters, novice scratch golfer here, bear with my ignorance!

>    Played my first round of golf last week and hey, it's not so bad
;-)

>    Rather than continually renting clubs and decreasing my bank
account,
>    I'd like to pick up a used set of clubs. I've been by a local
Salvation Army
>    and didn't they have about 2 dozen set of clubs. Prices ranged
from $20 to
>    $50 and I'm thinking about it.

>    Questions:

>    1) How do I determine if the clubs are any good or not? How do I
determine
>        if they're the right length for me ( 6'1" 190 right handed
guy ) and what
>       makes a good fit? Any brandnames I'm likely to see? I saw some
>      Topflight(sp) and Spalding, are they any good?

>    2) Do I need all the clubs, most had the 2 - 9 irons and 3 woods,
is this the
>        standard set ( 9 irons and 3 woods, and putter of course ).
Is the wedge
>       considered one of the irons?

>    3) Any other advice on clubs would be greatly appreciated!

>                                    Tim

A scratch golfer is one that has a zero handicap.  

 
 
 

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by Sandy Roberts » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>>Subject: Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs
>>        Played my first round of golf last week and hey, it's not so bad ;-)

>First round out and already a scratch golfer?  Some people have all the luck.
>Troy Chandler

Give the guy a break; in other contexts "scratch" implies a beginner, or
little knowledge or expertise e.g., scratch teams.  If he has only played
one round, this is probably what he meant;  he has not had time to learn the
language of golf.

Sandy.

 
 
 

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by T » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Re: Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs
>Date: 5 Sep 1995 13:49:17 GMT
>>>Subject: Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs
>>>        Played my first round of golf last week and hey, it's not so bad ;-)

>>First round out and already a scratch golfer?  Some people have all the luck.
>>Troy Chandler
>Give the guy a break; in other contexts "scratch" implies a beginner, or
>little knowledge or expertise e.g., scratch teams.  If he has only played
>one round, this is probably what he meant;  he has not had time to learn the
>language of golf.
>Sandy.

it was meant in jest.
Troy Chandler

There is no such thing as work, unless
you'd rather be doing something else.

 
 
 

Scratch golfer needs info on buying used set of clubs

Post by Gv Fragan » Wed, 13 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Give the guy a break; in other contexts "scratch" implies a beginner, or
>little knowledge or expertise e.g., scratch teams.

He calls himself a scratch player because he scratches his head a lot in
frustration.

GV