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8 hours ago, WhiteSoxFan1993 said:

Tiger Woods was in a single-car rollover accident in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, had to be extradited via jaws of life, and was taken to a hospital. Condition unknown.

EDIT: injuries are "moderate to critical" whatever that means

They got him out by through the windshield!  No jaws of life per LA Times.  Hoping he recovers.  Ben Hogan did from worse.

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On 2/23/2021 at 10:39 PM, Stinky Stanky said:

They got him out by through the windshield!  No jaws of life per LA Times.  Hoping he recovers.  Ben Hogan did from worse.

They didn't need a hydraulic rescue tool instead a simple axe and pry bar did the job.

I really love the marketing of the Jaws of Life(tm). A breathless Lester Holt describing they needed the JAWS OF LIFE to rescue Tiger is way more entertaining than they needed a hydraulic rescue tool and it's just plain boring to report they are removing the windshield with hand tools. 

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Can I come here for some golf advice?

I received an older set 4 or 5 years ago and played a handful of times. I am wanting to get into it a bit more now and curious what I should do. I seem to hit well with the irons in the set and there are actually wood clubs in there that I hit well (3 wood mainly). Don't have a driver that is worth anything, so I'm not sure if I should buy a complete set (up to $500) or maybe buy a driver for a decent price and get other clubs as needed. I don't know anything about what makes clubs good or bad, etc.. Any advice would be great. 

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On 2/23/2021 at 10:39 PM, Stinky Stanky said:

They got him out by through the windshield!  No jaws of life per LA Times.  Hoping he recovers.  Ben Hogan did from worse.

I saw an interview with a doctor who performs these kind of surgeries. He said Tiger will be good to go in about a year. Then he will be 46, so father time is working against him as well. 

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38 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

I saw an interview with a doctor who performs these kind of surgeries. He said Tiger will be good to go in about a year. Then he will be 46, so father time is working against him as well. 

Phil Mickelson won at 48, but he's had no major surgeries.

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12 hours ago, BigHurt3515 said:

Can I come here for some golf advice?

I received an older set 4 or 5 years ago and played a handful of times. I am wanting to get into it a bit more now and curious what I should do. I seem to hit well with the irons in the set and there are actually wood clubs in there that I hit well (3 wood mainly). Don't have a driver that is worth anything, so I'm not sure if I should buy a complete set (up to $500) or maybe buy a driver for a decent price and get other clubs as needed. I don't know anything about what makes clubs good or bad, etc.. Any advice would be great. 

Unmatched clubs are not the stigma they were 40 years ago.  If you buy what you need, when you need it, you leave open the option of spending big money if you find out that you're really good later on.  Lee Trevino once said "It's not the arrow, it's the Indian."  (sorry, PC police) 😁

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23 minutes ago, Stinky Stanky said:

Unmatched clubs are not the stigma they were 40 years ago.  If you buy what you need, when you need it, you leave open the option of spending big money if you find out that you're really good later on.  Lee Trevino once said "It's not the arrow, it's the Indian."  (sorry, PC police) 😁

I am not sure if this really answers my question lol

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3 hours ago, BigHurt3515 said:

I am not sure if this really answers my question lol

My two cents: 

The answer really depends on what you're looking to do/get out of it. Generally people will buy clubs in sub-sets: driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges. You could mix and match between sub sets to put your full set together, i.e. a Titleist driver and Callaway irons, but you wouldn't get a Titleist 4 iron and Callaway 6 iron. 

If you're only planning to play a few rounds here and there the clubs you have now are probably fine and you can add/subtract from the set as needed. You could get a new (used) driver for a couple hundred bucks and be in good shape. 

If you are seriously thinking about investing the time and money to get better, the answer changes. Do you want to spend the time and money to get lessons? Do you want to spend the money to get a full new set of clubs that is fitted for your swing?

If you are going to invest any significant amount of money in golf clubs, I recommended getting fitted. You would need to get fitted based on the clubs you are going to get (driver, fairway woods, irons, and wedges) and the fitting will tell you the clubs that will work the best for your swing. 

If you are going to get lessons, I would wait until you have made the necessary adjustments to your swing to get fitted as there will probably be significant changes. 

I can give you an example of the timeline I followed:

1. Played pretty consistently for about 20 years using hand me downs and clubs I bought off the shelf. 

2. Started lessons and changing my swing dramatically.

3. After about a year/year and a half I got fitted for driver, irons, and fairway woods. The fitting told me that my current irons and fairway woods were hurting my game but that my driver, with my current swing, was fine. I got new irons and fairway woods.

4. About a year later after more lessons I got fitted for a driver again. The fitting told me it was time to change my driver. I got a new driver. 

5. Going in for a wedge fitting in a month and the new wedges will complete my set........for now!

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1 hour ago, Marqhead said:

My two cents: 

The answer really depends on what you're looking to do/get out of it. Generally people will buy clubs in sub-sets: driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges. You could mix and match between sub sets to put your full set together, i.e. a Titleist driver and Callaway irons, but you wouldn't get a Titleist 4 iron and Callaway 6 iron. 

If you're only planning to play a few rounds here and there the clubs you have now are probably fine and you can add/subtract from the set as needed. You could get a new (used) driver for a couple hundred bucks and be in good shape. 

If you are seriously thinking about investing the time and money to get better, the answer changes. Do you want to spend the time and money to get lessons? Do you want to spend the money to get a full new set of clubs that is fitted for your swing?

If you are going to invest any significant amount of money in golf clubs, I recommended getting fitted. You would need to get fitted based on the clubs you are going to get, driver, fairway woods, irons, and wedges and the fitting will tell you the clubs that will work the best for your swing. 

If you are going to get lessons, I would wait until you have made the necessary adjustments to your swing to get fitted as there will probably be significant changes. 

I can give you an example of the timeline I followed:

1. Played pretty consistently for about 20 years using hand me downs and clubs I bought off the shelf. 

2. Started lessons and changing my swing dramatically.

3. After about a year/year and a half I got fitted for driver, irons, and fairway woods. The fitting told me that my current irons and fairway woods were hurting my game but that my driver, with my current swing, was fine. I got new irons and fairway woods.

4. About a year later after more lessons I got fitted for a driver again. The fitting told me it was time to change my driver. I got a new driver. 

5. Going in for a wedge fitting in a month and the new wedges will complete my set........for now!

Thank you for the detail.

I am more looking to get into it more, maybe play 3-4 times a month and improve my game slowly. Think I am going to go to a golf store this week and talk to them and see what they suggest. Maybe I will start with a driver and go from there, it seems like all the sets that our $300-500 have reviews that worry me a bit 

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13 minutes ago, BigHurt3515 said:

Thank you for the detail.

I am more looking to get into it more, maybe play 3-4 times a month and improve my game slowly. Think I am going to go to a golf store this week and talk to them and see what they suggest. Maybe I will start with a driver and go from there, it seems like all the sets that our $300-500 have reviews that worry me a bit 

If you go into a place like PGA Superstore and tell them you're serious about buying something they'll do a courtesy fitting for you to help you pick something that suits your swing.

What clubs are you looking at that have reviews that worry you?

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8 hours ago, Marqhead said:

If you go into a place like PGA Superstore and tell them you're serious about buying something they'll do a courtesy fitting for you to help you pick something that suits your swing.

What clubs are you looking at that have reviews that worry you?

There are only a few in the price range I would be okay with spending, it goes up quite a bit after these

https://www.golfgalaxy.com/f/shop-complete-sets?filterFacets=facetStore%3AISA%2CSHIP%3B5495%3AMen's%3Bgolfgalaxyofferprice%3A100-600&pageNumber=0

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