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Old 19th February 2014, 10:27   #61
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There should be plenty of Golf Addicts on Team Bhp. Lets compile a list here. Should members be travelling they may like to play with other T-Bhp Members in their cities.



If the response is great on this thread, maybe we can organise a Team Bhp members tourneyment !



a) Captain Nandu Chitnis> Pune > Handicap 18.

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I had started playing while in college right here at Pune Club golf course and occasionally also played during my early stages of career, but then could not keep up to the game due to lack of time and changing priorities / cities / countries etc

I think I am once again grounded in Pune now, and also seem to have found some of you here, so I can probably rekindle an old love

I have my weekends available, will be glad to join you guys in the mornings
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I have been learning golf for a few months now and want to take the plunge and get my own golf kit. What would you guys recommend ? I don't want to spend a bomb, would like it to last some time and am relatively new to the sport. I have had the chance to try a driver, the no. 6 iron and a putter so far, but haven't been allowed by coach to venture outside the driving range into a full fledged course.

Also why does one need a matched set ?
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Bump, any team bhp golfers ?
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Hi!

To buy a kit, you are spoilt for choices.

Depending on your budget you can decide what to buy.

Half kit or full kit ? Full kit is a good idea if you are serious about the game.

Steel or carbon shafts ? This is a personal choice. Steel is more forgiving while carbon has the advantage of weight and performance.

A no brainer choice would be to pick a kit from the likes of decathlon if it is present in your city. Or scout around the pro shops for any end of season kits. Or discounted kits. Some online golf stores also have occasional promos. Your club pro shop can assist in fitting.

Hope this helps.
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As a starter, keep your budget low, I would recommend to go for a steel half set new or used through pro shop or online portals, as recommended, decathlon also offers at very reasonably pricing, but not sure if they have arrived in Delhi as yet

I suggest, get your understanding of the pricing through various sources, offline and online, fix a target price range, and ask your pro shop to get you the deal, there is a possibility that they may be out of sync and you may need to make them do a reality check and then get your deal from them

The point is..in this entire process you will also develop a network with the local staff, get ideas on the caddies, their rates, how to get the desired time slots (if applicable) and so on

However, if you already have a network there through family or friends then you have an open choice


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Hi!

To buy a kit, you are spoilt for choices.

Depending on your budget you can decide what to buy.

Half kit or full kit ? Full kit is a good idea if you are serious about the game.

Steel or carbon shafts ? This is a personal choice. Steel is more forgiving while carbon has the advantage of weight and performance.

A no brainer choice would be to pick a kit from the likes of decathlon if it is present in your city. Or scout around the pro shops for any end of season kits. Or discounted kits. Some online golf stores also have occasional promos. Your club pro shop can assist in fitting.

Hope this helps.
Hi thanks for allowing me to understand the pros and cons of each configuration. I will give the local decathlon in Noida a visit, what's the whole fitting process ?

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As a starter, keep your budget low, I would recommend to go for a steel half set new or used through pro shop or online portals, as recommended, decathlon also offers at very reasonably pricing, but not sure if they have arrived in Delhi as yet

I suggest, get your understanding of the pricing through various sources, offline and online, fix a target price range, and ask your pro shop to get you the deal, there is a possibility that they may be out of sync and you may need to make them do a reality check and then get your deal from them

The point is..in this entire process you will also develop a network with the local staff, get ideas on the caddies, their rates, how to get the desired time slots (if applicable) and so on

However, if you already have a network there through family or friends then you have an open choice


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Hi

Thanks for the gyan, it really helps . I wanted to keep my budget low and initially wanted to set a target of 10000 rupees. However I thought it would be better to understand what makes a good golf set, i.e, what are the specifications that one should look at. From your and Srini 's posts, I gather that steel should serve as a good choice of material for my needs.
I read on Decathlon that a particular set is forgiving. How do I spot a forgiving set, when I see one ?

My coach also happens to run a pro shop at the Air Force Golf course and he recommended that I get a used half set from him for around 8000 rupees, or a full set for under 20 K. Anything that I should look for in a used set ?

I have checked out the decathlon site and Amazon and they both have half and full kits from the Inesis brand.

http://www.decathlon.in/golf-kits/ki...e/p-244067.htm

http://www.amazon.in/Inesis-Full-Kit...words=golf+kit

As recommended by you, I will visit a few pro shops too and compare the prices to see where I can get a good deal. I am the first in my family and my immediate friend circle to pick up the sport, so I suppose building a network of people involved with the sport is a pretty good idea .
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Hi thanks for allowing me to understand the pros and cons of each configuration. I will give the local decathlon in Noida a visit, what's the whole fitting process ?



Hi

Thanks for the gyan, it really helps . I wanted to keep my budget low and initially wanted to set a target of 10000 rupees. However I thought it would be better to understand what makes a good golf set, i.e, what are the specifications that one should look at. From your and Srini 's posts, I gather that steel should serve as a good choice of material for my needs.
I read on Decathlon that a particular set is forgiving. How do I spot a forgiving set, when I see one ?

My coach also happens to run a pro shop at the Air Force Golf course and he recommended that I get a used half set from him for around 8000 rupees, or a full set for under 20 K. Anything that I should look for in a used set ?

I have checked out the decathlon site and Amazon and they both have half and full kits from the Inesis brand.

http://www.decathlon.in/golf-kits/ki...e/p-244067.htm

http://www.amazon.in/Inesis-Full-Kit...words=golf+kit

As recommended by you, I will visit a few pro shops too and compare the prices to see where I can get a good deal. I am the first in my family and my immediate friend circle to pick up the sport, so I suppose building a network of people involved with the sport is a pretty good idea .

My recommendation - do your homework but go with the offer from your coach, just get a buy back assurance from him (of course at a lower price) so that when you are ready for the next level, you don't get stuck with a dead inventory and have a hassle free exit

Now since you have mentioned the you are the first in your known circle to foray into this sport, it is all the more critical to find buddy players and build a network to make you feel at home ASAP, that's the key to sustained interest. Else after the initial euphoria the interest will cease. Just like it happens to many of us in multiple areas of life such as joining a gym and if you excuse my audacity even marriage

On that note, I was there in this Delhi Air Force Golf Course around 2 month back, and if my memory serves right, the restaurant and bar there with a extending terrace sit out to the course is called '18hole'

and after some controversy few years back, the place is now called as the Sports Complex

Happy Putting!!, keep us posted..




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I have a chance to buy a pre worshipped (to use a teambhp euphimism) golf set called McGregor.
what do my fellow bhpians know about McGregor ?
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I have a chance to buy a pre worshipped (to use a teambhp euphimism) golf set called McGregor.
what do my fellow bhpians know about McGregor ?
MacGregors are an old brand. They are good but not really "great".
Suggest you go across to the local pro shop and check out what they have on the used deals.
If you are a beginner, then you should ideally go for a "forgiving" set of clubs which are easy to hit and which help you to play straight and not send the ball all over the place.
I would suggest look for a nice well-used trade-in set of Callaway or Ping or similar higher end branded clubs which you can get at relatively cheaper prices.
There are plenty of well off Golfers who like to change their golf sets periodically and guys like us can benefit from them.
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Hey Guys!

Just saw this thread on golfers in Team BHP. I started playing in 2011 after getting hooked to it after a few sessions at a nearby driving range. I generally play at KGA, Bangalore, and sometimes at Clover Greens (as a morale booster ).

I got a Callaway Warbird set of clubs from Canada for cheap (half the price compared to India), and found it to be a good enough beginner's set of clubs.

To keep my golf expense low, I got this IndusInd Platinum credit card, at a lifetime fee of Rs. 3000 (couple years ago), which allows me to play 4 free rounds at Clover Greens (with another cardholder). Also got the IGU membership when I began playing at KGA.

I used to stay awake all weekend watching PGA Tour events on Neo Sports, until one fine day Tata Sky ditched it. Now have to stay content with following it on its website.

Let me know if someone wants to join for a round (pref. Friday mornings).

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