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My golfing journey – the start

I have actually been a golfer since about the age of 14 or so, when I started playing golf at the weekends with school friends and dads at the local municipal 9-hole course.

However after playing for a long time, life got in the way and I stopped playing regularly, just playing the occasional round in the summer months.

Recently that has all changed, I am now a golfer again!

A new golfer needs new gear

A few months ago I decided that using the same clubs since I was about 18 needed to change. They were getting a little old and rusty (a bit like me!) and technology has moved on so much more, I thought that an upgrade would be good.

American Golf in Preston sorted me out with a beginners set – let’s face it, I was really back to being a beginner after not playing often enough for so long.

My Wilson Ultra XLS Steel golf club set from American golf came with much of the equipment I needed. The set consisted of:

  • Driver
  • Fairway wood
  • Hybrid
  • 6 iron
  • 7 iron
  • 8 iron
  • 9 iron
  • Pitching wedge
  • Sand wedge
  • Head covers for metals
  • Golf bag with stand

I picked this up for £299, a pretty good price I thought for getting started.

I then added to that, my existing trolley which is a good one (nice and light and folds down quite small), some cheap Dunlop golf shoes, an umbrella and a right handed medium large Slazenger golf glove. Chuck in a few (well you need way more than you think as you will lose quite a few to start with!) balls and some tees and we are ready to go.

The Wilson Ultra XLS golf set laid out on the floor.
Wilson Ultra XLS golf set

So there we have it, ready to get back to playing golf again. I will report back on how it goes!

By Mark Wilkinson

I am Mark, a WordPress business owner, developer, husband and father. I am also a runner and enjoy watching and playing a wide variety of sports.

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