Originally Posted by DenverFanMan6
im not sure what my swing speed is i have played baseball all my life and just now quit playing. i am 20 years old and am getting into golf i have only played on a 9 hole golf course so far and my average score on a par 29 course is about 38. i have a used pair of clubs that were ten dollars at a rummage sale so i wanted to get some that were not bent. i am good at hitting my irons straight but when i go to the drivers the ball always seems to tale away from me big time. i can hit a PW about 200 yards. also is it necessary to have a SW and all the wedges?
There is no way you should be hitting your PW 200 yards. Get it in your mind now that this game is about control and accuracy not length. You might be de-lofting the club and overswinging to hit it 200. You should hit your PW around 120-135.
If you want to get good quickly, you should spend all your time practicing from 100 yards and in. Get confidence chipping and pitching especially. If you can do that, your full swing will be that much easier.
Before you do anything, make sure you have the correct grip. Youtube has some really good stuff - pretty much free lessons.