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Looking to take up golf again after many years, where is the best place to go and look at clubs to buy? 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

YB

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17 minutes ago, AussieBob18 said:

Where are you? 

Hang Dong, happy to travel anywhere in CM if there is a better choice or price. 

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14 minutes ago, AussieBob18 said:

Where are you? 

Ooops - Chiang Mai Forum - dooh !!

 

My recommendation is this (lived there for a few years):

Go to the Stardome golf club - stick to the driving range for a while (1-2 months).

Pick a couple of the golf club suppliers that have shops in there on the driving range (ther are many of them).

Ask for a price for a fitout for a basic set of golf clubs and some lessons.

There is a shop about half way along to the left when entering that has lots of shafts on display - I used them a bit.

Get lessons and practice hitting only on the driving range - they have automatic machines (no bending over to set balls).

After a month or so (seriously) and only when you are hittinjg all of your clubs OK with a decent swing, then come one day and hit a few balls to warm up - and then go have 9 holes practice.

Dont extend to 18 holes until you are comfortable and able to do 9 OK.

Over the years I have seen many guys try to 'come back' to golf by playing - big mistake - the range is far far better.

 

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Some shops opposite Lanna Golf Club a few at M-Sport driving range,Stardome driving range.

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47 minutes ago, Thailand said:

Some shops opposite Lanna Golf Club a few at M-Sport driving range,Stardome driving range.

Thanks very much.

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1 hour ago, AussieBob18 said:

Ooops - Chiang Mai Forum - dooh !!

 

My recommendation is this (lived there for a few years):

Go to the Stardome golf club - stick to the driving range for a while (1-2 months).

Pick a couple of the golf club suppliers that have shops in there on the driving range (ther are many of them).

Ask for a price for a fitout for a basic set of golf clubs and some lessons.

There is a shop about half way along to the left when entering that has lots of shafts on display - I used them a bit.

Get lessons and practice hitting only on the driving range - they have automatic machines (no bending over to set balls).

After a month or so (seriously) and only when you are hittinjg all of your clubs OK with a decent swing, then come one day and hit a few balls to warm up - and then go have 9 holes practice.

Dont extend to 18 holes until you are comfortable and able to do 9 OK.

Over the years I have seen many guys try to 'come back' to golf by playing - big mistake - the range is far far better.

 

Thanks for the advice, I will check those shops. Yes, happy to book some lessons again, any idea how much roughly?

 

 

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1 hour ago, YoungBrit said:

Thanks for the advice, I will check those shops. Yes, happy to book some lessons again, any idea how much roughly?

 

If I recall they were asking about 300-400 Baht an hour. But my memory aint what it used to be.

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Sportsworld also have a good selection, but clubs are very expensive here. Be wary of who you choose for lessons, as I had some at Stardome years ago and she was useless.

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Golf is very expensive, equipment is the relatively cheap part...facebook has second hand clubs on sale, that's a good place to look, other than that best to buy in falangland if planning a trip.

 

FYI, golf can cost 2k-3k a round so over the month could be 39k

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10 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Golf is very expensive, equipment is the relatively cheap part...facebook has second hand clubs on sale, that's a good place to look, other than that best to buy in falangland if planning a trip.

 

FYI, golf can cost 2k-3k a round so over the month could be 39k

You are playing on the wrong courses. 😀

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1 hour ago, Thailand said:

You are playing on the wrong courses. 😀

Depends where you are plus could play the 9 hole courses without caddy to save money but if you are planning to play proper 18 hole courses like Khoa Keow, Green Valley, Pattavia in Pattaya area 3 times a week expect 25k-40k a month, top end with cart, green fee, caddy fee, caddy tip, transport

 

For me in Pattaya golf is 10x the price of my course in UK

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17 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

....if you are planning to play proper 18 hole courses ....

I prefer the improper courses.  The people are so much more fun.

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18 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Depends where you are plus could play the 9 hole courses without caddy to save money but if you are planning to play proper 18 hole courses like Khoa Keow, Green Valley, Pattavia in Pattaya area 3 times a week expect 25k-40k a month, top end with cart, green fee, caddy fee, caddy tip, transport

 

For me in Pattaya golf is 10x the price of my course in UK

As I said, you are definitely playing the wrong courses and after all this is the Chiang Mai forum not the Pattaya forum.

And I agree with Bill97 ,although the class and standards of the people playing the improper courses leave a lot to be desired (I have to include myself in this category) they are generally great fun,and of course found on the cheaper courses!

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