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Hi
I am an average to below golfer that gets out a few times a year. I am using clubs I bought at a department store, which are working OK I suppose. Recently a friend offered to sell me his Taylormades for $400. He has them on Kijiji for 550$ Here is the link:
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-golf/saskatoon/all-taylormade-left-handed-clubs/574712432
I am naturally frugal, but would like to play and practice more and improve my game. Will these make a big difference?

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Hi... my strength is not really in equipment because I dont keep up with the 1000 different models of golf clubs out there.  But for a quick tip, those clubs dont look like modern clubs, and if you are a 20 handicap or worse, these clubs wont help you.  Besides, if you want to spend any money on equipment, you better make more sure that the lie, shafts and length are best fitted for you rather than the model of clubs.  Also having hybrids and woods should be your priority, ie, the longest iron you have should be about a 7 iron.

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Hey golfers! I'm here to help you become a better golfer at any level by teaching you what is and not what I want you to be. I do not use one specific "system" and I am not here to promote anything, which means all I care about is your becoming a better player than when you first met me. My only consistency is I teach with a strong base of physics and physiology, because they do not lie, and they are the same throughout this planet and the known universe for humans in this game. I can help you hit with more power, consistency, maintaining effective practice sessions, and learn the proper swing mechanics, etc... So if you want to play better golf and need online instruction, I can answer to your satisfaction. Feel free to also post up a video as many others are already doing (on YouTube or wherever, and will actually be working on a site so you an do this easily with swing analyzers) and I will be glad to take a look as well... just remember to take the front and side views, and include information about the club you are using and your distance hit with that club, and ball flight pattern. I do not study much about the technical aspects of golf equipment and it is hard to suggest the right equipment for you without knowing your game. I would suggest you go demo a few clubs and read up on reviews from various web sites for that, and when you have narrowed down your choice, then I will be glad to help you choose.

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