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Re: The thrifty newbie upgrade path - first wedges & woods

Sat, Apr 3 2021 5:06 PM (46 replies)
  • Babzilla33
    73 Posts
    Wed, May 6 2020 12:58 AM



    Don’t be too tough on yourself right out of the gate -Grind-, as this game is always going to be a learning one. At 182 RRs your overall process should be to get familiar with each hole on a course, the nuances and slopes that present themselves. Higher end balls do provide a benefit, but it also comes with the cost of either winning/ or paying for them to get all of your numbers. Allow the game to teach you what you can do with your regular setup such as distance/rollout/release and this will give you a better understanding when you do move up the ladder. 



  • Robert1893
    6,750 Posts
    Wed, May 6 2020 8:36 AM

    I'd wager there's one fairly simple yet significant one - visibility. The forums are slotted under the typically less-oft-visited 'help' tab, rather than alone or under the (IMO) far more obvious-looking 'community' tab where users may expect it and are more likely to stumble into the forum, so to speak.

    Placing the forums link within the help tab is only very recent (within the last month). It used to have its own tab, right after "tournaments." See screen shot below.

    So, while it could explain less activity now, it wouldn't explain it before the change. Interestingly enough, I actually saw someone make the argument that some players were now finding the forums link because it's now under the help tab.


  • RufusChubb
    1 Posts
    Tue, Oct 13 2020 12:44 PM

    Hi Kenny,

    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your story here on the forum - this has been the best resource for me getting started (mainly helping me not spend precious credits).

    Would be great to see another update whenever you next have a few mins - seeing a new player get better (and work through frustration) is always encouraging!

  • Dirtysanchez333
    46 Posts
    Fri, Mar 26 2021 3:46 PM

    Hi Zirjo


    Do you have any recommendations for me in 2021? Not sure where to start when it comes to clubs would really love some help. 

    Im a good putter and have good wedge and iron game. Just finding now at level 42 that I need distance off the tee as I'm losing out there to other players. 

    But I'm not sure where to start. I see some clubs don't exist anymore so not sure what to purchase first. Im at a point now where I need to start and upgrading because I'm finding that MK2 set is losing me strokes 

    any help would be greatly appreciated. 


    Also can anyone recommend a country club that would be a good one to join as I have not been able to get a response from any members in my club and not sure what the advantages are to be part of a good and active club.



  • Dirtysanchez333
    46 Posts
    Fri, Mar 26 2021 3:49 PM

    Hi Sam 

    what are the advantages to being part of a good and active CC. I have not be able to talk to anyone in the club I below to and want to be part of an active club with members I can chat with, learn from and just have fun with.

    appreciate any help. 


  • alosso
    20,245 Posts
    Sun, Mar 28 2021 4:22 AM

    The Peoples Club has a reputation to be communicative and helpful.

    Some tips:

    - read on their homepage which kind of online communication they use.

    - play in the CC tournaments, so the members will see your name as a participant of CC activities.

    - make friends with members of your own or neighbouring tiers and initiate multiplayer games.

    - read and write in the CC forum (in your CC's menu) to get acquainted.

    - talk to the directors and owner - they will know what to do.

  • ZirjoGondar
    94 Posts
    Sat, Apr 3 2021 5:06 PM


    The clubs in those old posts are almost all still available.  Every year or so, WGT updates the club names and pictures to reflect what is currently available IRL.  The club stats, though, remain the same as always.  Sometimes there's a slight change to meter speed, but, in general, the club stats have been the same for many years.

    The L70 putter in those old posts is the same as the L70 putter available now.  The old L59 irons are the same as the current L59 irons, etc., etc.

    I don't have much to add to el3n1's advice and my own from the first few pages of this thread.  That is the best way to go from where you are.

    CC's are great fun if you take the time to get to know the other members.  I highly recommend The People's Club.  Check them out when a spot opens up.  I had a great time playing with other TPCers online with chat open.  Sadly, I just don't have time to play right now.  I didn't want to take up a spot in my old club and not contribute.  I'll be back before too long, though.


    Best of luck.