Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Pasture Golf Primer for the New Girl Golfer

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

Pasture Golfers' Golf Play Index
| A Golfer's Nightmare |
When Your Golf Swing Leaves You in the Lurch | Finding the Feel of the Greens
| The Swing Thought | More Golf Trivia | Golf's Short Game | Never Hurry - Never Worry
| Scottish Style Golf | Northwest Highland Tour | Playing Sand Greens | Golf's Ground Game

| How Sweet the Swing | Primer for the New Girl Golfer | Pasture Golf Criteria

Second-hand stores and places like Goodwill are great sources of golf clubs. You can even find left-handed clubs there now and then. Chances are you won't find complete sets, but rather an odd assortment of different models, makes and types of clubs. That's okay. The price is usually right.

You'll probably notice "signature" sets with the names of famous golfers on them (everybody wants to cash in on success). Personally, I always look for Patty Berg or Louise Suggs clubs. The Patty Berg signature clubs, for instance, actually were made by Wilson. The Louise Suggs (another past pro golfer) "signature" line of clubs was manufactured by MacGregor.

If you don't feel ready to invest in a real starter set of clubs (usually discount priced at sports/hardware stores for $100-200), and you can't find a set to borrow that's been getting moldy in a friend or family member's garage or attic, check the second-hand stores for a putter, pitching wedge, 9-iron, 7-iron, 5-iron, and a 5-wood. You shouldn't pay more than $5 per club (hopefully the price will be more like $2-3 each). For a couple bucks more you can probably pick up a whole bag of used golfballs. Then find some open range and hit them out.

Actually, you'll need some lessons. I highly recommend instruction in order to get started right. Otherwise you'll get so out-of-whack that the frustration will be insurmountable. Learn the proper grip, stance, address, swing, and you're off and golfing, girl!

A Basic set of clubs includes (14 clubs allowed in a bag):
a putter
sand wedge
pitching wedge
various (numbered) irons including -
4-iron
5-iron
6-iron
7-iron
8-iron
and 9-iron
woods (that in recent times are actually made of metal and not made of wood at all) consisting of -
1-wood
3-wood
5-wood
and a driver.

This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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