Well giving golf advice over the internet is like trying to create art by comittee. Without ever seeing the guy swing, Graphite shaft regular flex metal woods and cavity back irons are a safe choice
There is no such thing as a textbook golf swing.. some guys swing inside out some guys swing outside in...hell I know a guy with a terrible slice that lines up 40 degrees to the left of the target line and shoots in the 80's
The 2 most important things are the club (and your hands/wrists) releasing through the ball and that the club is pretty much square to the target line through impact. Graphite shafts give you a better feel for the clubhead releasing IMO.
As far as swingspeed, my father (at 64 years old and 6'7")swings in excess of 114 MPH (measured at the Golfsmith store) and still uses Graphite shafts on his woods. A natural lefty, he learned the game right handed because that was the only clubs around the house growing up.. he played semi pro ball though so he had some athletic skills going in.
Anyhow the whole "I only swing steels in ultra stiff flex" crowd is giving bad advice to the beginner IMO.
If there is one of those 2nd hand sporting goods stores in your neck of the woods Step, that's as good of a place to begin as any.
If you have the cavity backs and some decent metal woods Wilson, or whatever, that should be good enough... better equipment can make a slight difference, but getting your swing dialed in will make more. Don't blame the tools IOW.
Last edited by Raider Bill; 04-04-2005 at 10:05 PM..