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Old 08-24-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Just starting out with the golf game. At 6'5", its been suggested by coworkers that I try and find some extra long clubs. Anybody know of places that allow you to take loaner clubs out for a week or two, maybe some good used clubs??

Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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I've got some that I'm probably never going to use, as I never did use them much. Might not lend but might sell cheap. Can you pm me?

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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I golf pretty often, and I would say that it is not as important as you think to have extra long clubs. The critical measurement is not your height, it is your wrist-to-floor measurement as you address a golf ball. So, it matters how long your arms are. And, the lie angle is just as important - taller people need more upright clubs. Of course, all else being equal, a shorter club is easier to swing.

I don't know about rentals; I would just recommend borrowing clubs and taking a few lessons - group lessons for beginners would be fine. You can also go to a place like Play it Again Sports and get a decent used set for $100 or less. Should you take more of an interest in the game, it will be time for a club fitting and they'll probably set you up with a set 0.5 to 1 inch long and a few degrees upright. That's all. Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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Just starting out with the golf game. At 6'5", its been suggested by coworkers that I try and find some extra long clubs. Anybody know of places that allow you to take loaner clubs out for a week or two, maybe some good used clubs??

Thanks!
My brother is 6'11 and when he gets a new club he just takes it to the local golf shop and they lengthen them for him. I think he said it is around $12/club.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:08 AM
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I golf pretty often, and I would say that it is not as important as you think to have extra long clubs. The critical measurement is not your height, it is your wrist-to-floor measurement as you address a golf ball. So, it matters how long your arms are. And, the lie angle is just as important - taller people need more upright clubs. Of course, all else being equal, a shorter club is easier to swing.
This is true. I'm 6'5" tall but have long arms, so I use regular length golf clubs.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Go to Golfsmith on 70 and work with one of their reps. They have a driving range within the store and you can hit as many balls as you want. You can get a feel for whether or not they would be worth getting.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Great info! Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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You can rent extra length clubs on-line from [url=http://www.clubhub.com]Golf Club Rental - Rent Golf Clubs - ClubHub Clubs on Demand[/url]. They'll ship one inch over TaylorMade clubs (for free) to your hotel, golf course, or fedex location anywhere in the continental U.S.

Pricing ends up less than two-way baggage fees and you can choose from men's/women's, long/regular, etc.

I and my co-workers have used them for trips to AZ, CA, and FL with great success.
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