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Good irons for a woman beginning to play golf


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#1 HDW

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:02 AM

What are some good clubs to get for a woman beginning to play golf? Not trying to empty my wallet, so used clubs are obviously ok. I'm looking for something that is forgiving enough for a beginner, but has room for improvement. She is pretty athletic, so I am assuming she will take to it pretty quickly.


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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:31 PM

Tour Edge Moda Silk or Lady Edge.

The Lady Edge is $399 for the whole set brand new. The Moda Silk is $599 and is awesome.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

Taylor Made Tour Burners - reshafted with Senior shafts.  Really, these heads are that good, and if you do this, she won't look back.

Or, pick up a set on the Bay with men's regular of senior graphite shafts.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:13 PM

I got my wife a set off of GigaGolf.com.  The are good for her.  If she starts to take lessons and really improves I will get her a set of Callaways, but for now these are working good.  I think her whole set cost about $400.  We did get her an Odyssey for Mothers Day.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

I bought my wife a used set of Callaway X-20s 5-pw.  They are forgiving enough for beginners, yet won't totally mask swing flaws.  Irons should last her well into the single digits hcp if that ever happens.


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:50 AM

I started with a 2nd hand half set of Cobra Cavity Back Irons and they were perfect.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:37 PM

I have a set of Taylormade Burner 2009 4-AW with the original stock 85 gram regular steel shafts, which I am told are softer than the newer uniflex shafts.  They can be had new in the sub $400 range at authorized TM online dealers, and less if you go the used route, or even at Golfsmith if you wait for the deals and coupons.  I really love them, though they are longer and I choke down a bit, I could probably have them cut down, but am finding it difficult to pry them out of my hands long enough to do so.  I originally started out with an older set of oversize clubs because I was told it doesn't matter when you're starting out, but I disagree, I almost got the point of wanting to quit. Go have her just try to hit a bunch of different ones to see what she likes best, from ladies clubs to mens, graphite and steel, you never know what will be the one.  Being my size and height I was told to play women's or senior flex but have been athletic my whole life, and turns out these steel shafts were the right fit, I wouldn't have known without hitting everything in sight. These have been easy to hit, feel nice and sweet, and has given me confidence and along with that has helped me get enjoyment out of the game instead of just frustrations.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

How much money are u willing to spend?
If you are not sure if your wife is gonna immerse herself with the golf thing and just wanna get her a kinda of beginner's set, check out this Lady Cougar starter set, which I got for my wife. It'll do the job for the beginning stage and you won't blow a big hole in your wallet... If she ends up loving it (golf) and starts to get better, then by all means, go for the better iron sets... (p.s. - don't know if you can find this set with steel shaft).

http://cgi.ebay.com/...c#ht_1753wt_944

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:56 AM

I just bought a set of Slazenger irons 4h, 5h, 6, 7, 8, 9, pw, sw for my girlfriend at Dick's Sporting Goods for $109.  Not a bad little set of irons for that price.  Apparently Dicks purchased Slazenger, so all of their product is a lot cheapter

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:23 AM

I would second going with gigagolf or other component clubs.  My wife and I both decided to get into golf and didn't want to spend too much on clubs when we didn't know how interested in the game we would be.  We both decided to go with clubs from gigagolf and two full sets was right around 700 with bags included.  Depending on what you are looking for, this allows you to get custom fit clubs at off the shelf price.  

For us it really worked out, I'm a lefty so it can be difficult to find cheap-o clubs at the store.  I got a mens regular in standard length with +1 degrees of lie.  My wifes are also mens standard length (she's tall), with ladies shafts and +1 degree of lie.  It would have been pretty difficult to find an off the shelf set of clubs for her that fit so well.  

I'm sure we will both upgrade at some point, but the money saved was spent on lessons and was probably the smartest thing we could have ever done.  We both decided to sign up for a second series of lessons and are better than our friends who have been playing for 5+ years.  I demo'd some ping and callaway irons and I couldn't notice any significant differences in how they perform over my clubs.  The shafts in gigagolf's clubs are top notch.  As long as you aren't embarrassed by not having a big name brand you will both end up very happy.


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

Check out the Cleveland HB, HB3, HiBores, etc...  they are all basically the same club from year to year.  Hybrid irons through the set.  My wife used them to get started golfing after a cheap walmart set.  They were way easier to get the ball in the air with and they  gave confidence with the larger sole.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:34 AM

I got my wife a set of callaway solaire, so she can't blame it on the clubs :man_in_love:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

When my girfriend was taking up the game I got her a few different ex demo graphite clubs to try out.

They where just ok apart from this one  made by Benross (Its a small british brand that make their own heads i think, but usually have good quality components in the shaft and grip)

Long story short it was unbelievable! The best balanced club i have ever it. I was so tempted to stick it in my own bed, even with the pink trim.

The line was called Benross VeloCT and it came a with Grafalloy Prolaunch platinum shaft.

I was gonna buy the set for her but she happened to a win a custom fit set of Ping faith irons in a competition (I know some have all the luck!!!).

Anyway for anybody starting and if you can find them on the bay or somewhere i would highly highly recommend them.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

I bought my daughter a set of Pings that were 2 generations old.  This was her first adult set and I felt she had a swing speed to swing a senior flex in graphite.  I got a good deal and it worked out great.  So, you might look at a set of G10s or the ladies set is called a Rhapsody, I just saw a set of irons on eBay for ~$250.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Is anyone using the AMP clubs? My girlfriend is learning, and likes them in ladies flex. She's showing promise, and I'd rather get her a nice set to start off with, especially as she likes a more traditional head shape. What's the best combination of woods to start off with - a 13 degree driver, or a 3-4 wood, and a hybrid or 2?


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

most of the women I've talked to or played with who were beginners were using 3 woods, not drivers...the question of FW vs. hybrid is always up for debate, I have friends who don't have a single hybrid and use 5W and 7W...I think you should have your GF try both and see what she feels more comfortable hitting off the deck. Maybe a 5W and a 5h, since the hybrid does work better when you're not in the short grass (and can double as a "chipper" from just off the green).
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Used women's clubs are way more rare than men's but if you can find a decent set of Callaways they seem to combine forgiveness with a good balance point that is easy to learn with.  Either X-20, X-22 or Razr X are all good and comparable.  After that a 21-24 degree hybrid, real sand wedge and I think a real driver with plenty of loft.  To learn to hit a driver you need to start with one, and the size of the face makes them hard to miss.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostZBigStick, on 07 November 2012 - 06:36 PM, said:

Used women's clubs are way more rare than men's but if you can find a decent set of Callaways they seem to combine forgiveness with a good balance point that is easy to learn with.  Either X-20, X-22 or Razr X are all good and comparable.  After that a 21-24 degree hybrid, real sand wedge and I think a real driver with plenty of loft.  To learn to hit a driver you need to start with one, and the size of the face makes them hard to miss.

Maybe Callawaypreowned.com?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

+1 for Tour Edge Moda.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Thanks to all, I got the Tour Edge Lady for $148 shipped brand new for my girlfriend.  I'm hoping she enjoys golf as much as I do.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Rummage sale or Craigslist

Many people quit golf every year. My first set was a women's set (shorter) since I did not know any better.   The gal at the rummage sale said get them out of my sight I never want to see them again.

Driver, woods, irons, putter, bag, balls and change in the pocket 5 BUCKS!  Factoring in the change I paid $3.65

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

Whatever you buy, make sure they fit the golfer, and are designed for the swing speed ability.   I would recomend a club with a little higher than normal swing weight to help with feel, and launch angle too.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

Got my wife (a neginner) the Callaway Razr X HL.  She loves them!

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:30 AM

I just bought my girlfriend (who is 5'3) a cheap set of used womens "Gold Bear" (?) clubs to start with. We didn't know she would like golf so we decided to just get something for now and get a good set next year if she liked the game..

We are now looking for better clubs...... :( <--- me her---> :D

Edited by pdw, 04 July 2014 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

View Postpdw, on 04 July 2014 - 08:30 AM, said:

I just bought my girlfriend (who is 5'3) a cheap set of used womens "Gold Bear" (?) clubs to start with. We didn't know she would like golf so we decided to just get something for now and get a good set next year if she liked the game..

We are now looking for better clubs...... :( <--- me her---> :D
Callaway Preowned is having a clearance sale right now...
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

thanks, I'll get her to check it out.




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