nike-vrs-covert-ironsAll right so it’s time to get new irons. Why? Let me guess… you’re not sure if you need new irons because your set looks okay but, you think that a newer irons will help you play better.? uhm… I think I actually projected my self with that statement he he.

Well if you’re a beginner that may be your case also, but like my first golf instructor told me I must tell you… “Not even the best golf clubs in the world will fix your swing faults”.

And though that statement is true, I have to say that some golf clubs do help us a bit to play better. Nevertheless, this is not about telling you “hey before buying new clubs first learn how to swing your clubs”, if you are reading this is because you want an honest review from an average golfer and that’s what I’m about to give, so here it goes:

Top 5 Forgiving Iron Sets (2016 Model Reviews)

Adams Idea

Adams-IdeaOverall Rating
4.7
Look & Feel
Tech Innovation
Price Range$545 – $700
Buy it from Amazon
Performance

Adams Golf has always been known for making easy-to-hit golf clubs having the average weekend golfer in mind. But this time they outdid it in creating game improvement technology. The Idea 2016 set includes 3 enhancement technologies in one set:

1) Hybrid technology (club head is a mix between wood and iron) on 3, 4 and 5 irons.

2) Slot technology (a slot that kind of wraps around the club head creating more launch and ball speed) on 6 and 7 irons.

3) Deep Cavity Technology (a hollow or pocket shape in the back of club head that increases forgiveness).

Besides the club design is nice and the feel is awesome. These are great clubs for either beginners or senior golfers.Continue reading

wedge-which-golf-brandSo you figured out you want to get a golf wedge eh? Good for you! (And your golf bag) but now the other trickier question… “What type of wedge and brand should I get?” Well if you’re expecting an answer from a golf pro or golf tech specialist, you surely won’t get it from me he he.

Like I already stated in my profile page and in a few posts here, I don’t pretend to be a pro nor a scratch golfer, but I’ve been playing for a few years now and have spent good cash in many golf products, golf clubs included. And that should give me some kind of knowledge from experience… at least enough to help newbies, and that is my mission!

Okay so enough jibber jabber!! let’s get down to business, so what wedges do I recommend for beginners? I will break my answer into 3 categories as follows:

1) BY WEDGE TYPE:

What kind of wedges do I need?

Like already explained a bit in the What Wedges Should I Carry I suggest if you are a beginner, you just have to worry about getting a SW (Sand Wedge) assuming that you already have a complete set that includes a PW (Pitching Wedge or 10-iron).

And last but not least, if you are already experimenting with flop shots you may want to get a LW (Lob Wedge).

Again, your wedge priorities while you’re a newbie are (in order of priority):

  • PW (44º to 48º) which is likely already included in your golf starter set.
  • SW (54º to 58º) this is crucial to play around the green and bunkers.
  • LW (60º to 64º) only if you want to get more creative with the short game, but you won’t need it for a while.

I have never found a need to buy a GW (or AW). I’ve tried that club borrowing it from a couple of friends a few times. I just can’t find a reason to trade a long iron or hybrid in my bag, in order to fit a wedge to make shots that I can do with the PW or the SW. But then again, maybe that’s why I’m not a scratch golfer lol.Continue reading

wedges-golfAll right so you finally made a decision to get a wedge besides the PW you already have but then you discover… Whoa! There is more than one type?

Well at least that was my expression the first time I wanted to get a sand wedge. I then got confused between the different types, loft angles, and the letters (P, A, G, S, L) in them. Not to mention deciding what wedge brand to pick.

In the middle of my confusion I asked my self “Do I really need all of those wedges? I thought I only needed the sand wedge”. Some time after I found out a quick answer.

Quick Answer! = Just carry a Sand Wedge (SW)

If you’re a beginner and the only wedge you have in your bag is a pitching wedge (PW as this is not really a wedge) then just add a Sand Wedge (SW) to your bag. Or a 54º to 58º wedge would be the same thing. Most major golf brands like to tag their wedges with the loft angle rather than to include the wedge type letter, and this makes it harder for newbies to identify what kind of wedge it is. But once again, just be sure a SW (54º to 58º) is part of your set.

I’m not saying the other wedge types are not important, but only if you really dig golf after a while and really want to hone your short game, should you consider getting more than one wedge.

As a golf beginner, you really just need a SW and your PW to learn all the needed shots in the short game. So if you want to get just one wedge besides the PW, it’s okay just make sure it’s a SW.Continue reading

You don’t collect things that are not vintage or in short, with no history to boast of. That is why the value of an item always depends on how old it is and if the manufacturer no longer exists, the greater the price is going to be. This is the same with vintage golf clubs because only those that are of rarity are being auctioned and looked up by auctioneers, sellers, and collectors. And only those that are well maintained draw the attention of collectors. But it doesn’t mean that common ones, scored, and used ones are not of value. Generally, any vintage golf clubs have an equivalent price even those that are tagged as common—smooth-faced, dented, and old imitations of branded golf club. The price is just categorized accordingly to genuine, wood material, and appearance.

Vintage golf clubs are usually made of good wood, although there are some that are made of iron, wedges, hybrid—combination of wood and iron, and other durable materials that date back in the 1800s. The highest in value is the wood, especially hickory wood. Hickory is known for its durability characteristics, which is very important for golf clubs. There are different types of vintage golf clubs in wood shafts and/or in complete wood including the insert. Among these are the driver or Playclub which is known today as 1-Wood, Scraper or today’s 2-Wood, Long Spoon or 3-Wood, Middle Spoon or 4-wood, Short Spoon or 5-Wood, Baffy or Baffing Spoon for 7-Wood, Niblick or Wooden head for 9-Wood, and putter which retained its name to date.Continue reading

antique-golf-clubs-brassie-150x150Brassie is a known old term used with golf during the old days and to have brassie antique golf clubs is definitely a great inspiration. Brassie was one of the old terms used with the golf clubs during the 80’s and the 90’s. This is usually made from wood and its sole, is brass plated. The term was also used with different wooden golf clubs that lofted during those years. It is known to be equivalent with the number two club today and can be easily identified with its small head.

Brassie earns fame because it is known to be one of those golf clubs that were used on the early years of golf and has started a trend like other clubs have made. Though these are not popularly used nowadays, it was a part of the old golf clubs that were used by professionals in those old times. Because it is used for the duration of the 80’s and with the 90’s it is now considered as antiques and are collected by people who are interested in the old equipment used during the early years of playing golf.Continue reading

Where to begin to figure out how much your antique golf clubs are worth.  It all depends on the condition of your antique golf club.  I will try to give you the details on how to figure out what they are worth.  The first thing you should figure out is who manufactured the antique golf club.  This is not an easy procedure.  This is kind of a hard to figure out because the manufacturers name might have rubbed off throughout the years.  Also, sometimes in years past to clean rust and imperfections on the clubs people used sandpaper.

Several antique golf clubs do not have logos of the manufacturer on them. Making it hard to figure out who made these clubs. You will have to try to figure out who made them in order to figure out what they are really worth. Sometimes you might get a letter off of the club and you will be able to work your way around who produces it. Or something might catch your eye like a marking on the club that will help also. Logo something

Also, when looking for the brand name on the golf club some visual clues can help you classify if it is an antique golf club.  Tip: if there is a metal plug on the end of the club this will give you one hint that your club is not an antique golf club.  Metal plugs were used later on in producing golf clubs.  Also evident on the golf clubs head will be yardage markers.  Example if you find a golf club that shows 155-165 yards this will give you a hint that the golf club is not antique.  Antique golf clubs head will not have grooves on them.  Grooves were put on golf club faces around 1908.

Identifying antique golf clubs that are valuable to people is not an easy task.  There are so many different club makers that are producing thousands of different models of clubs that it makes it harder to identify which clubs are antiques and which ones are not. If you are in the market to buy an antique golf club just stick to the basics and use common sense, and become knowledgeable on which clubs you will be looking at.  You will have success in identifying rare and valuable antique golf clubs.  For more information check out our guides and reviews on collecting antique golf clubs.

antique-german-golf-clubs-150x150Many people nowadays are looking for old golf clubs, as they find them valuable and ideal for collections. This is due to the fact that these items are classic. Among the best and most sought-after golf clubs are those antique golf clubs that are manufactured in Germany.

Like those people who love to collect antique items like vintage golf clubs, you have to know some important information and tips in order for you to find the appropriate antique German golf clubs.

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Before you spend any money on an antique golf club you need to first make sure it is indeed antique. You have to know how to look at the club and quickly appraise it before you buy it. Unfortunately all too many people don’t know how to do this. So they purchase a set of things thinking they are antique only to find out later they are not. Below I am going to share with you 3 things you should look for to ensure you are purchasing antique golf clubs.Continue reading

A golf club is more than what meets the eye. If you are a collector, you should be very keen in inspecting this golf equipment as it may seem playable or in good condition but is actually not. Make sure that the club you are looking at is not just Hickory shafted, but hickory all over. You will find wood-like quality ones that you may take as a high-quality hickory golf clubs but in the core, they are not. You see, hickory or other good wood golf clubs are the highest quality of all clubs. They have the highest sale and resale value among all other types of golf clubs like iron, wedge, and hybrid. Hickory golf clubs are also not just for display purposes; they are also used to play by most collectors and enthusiasts. It is even claimed that these highly good looking Hickory golf clubs give a player the chance to play the sport the way they are really played. Being old school and all, it is fitting to expect that the particular equipment is worth the high price.Continue reading

Whether you are a serious golf aficionado or a devoted collector of vintage golf clubs, you have to know the some of the secrets in looking for real and good antique ones. A little tip: look for wood-made clubs because they are generally manufactured by the first and best names in the game and are manufactured way back and beyond the 1800s. On top of that, they are handcrafted to perfection. Among the best antique golf clubs for sale in the market are:Continue reading