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I am 65 years young and i have just started playing golf. What clubs do I need? I am female and right handed, 5'3" tall.
--Beverly R. from Port Saint Lucie, FL

Hi Beverly. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

I'm excited to help you get started and improve your game. As far as clubs go, it doesn't cost any more now a days to get custom fitted so I always recommend that if it's possible. All you need to do is visit a golf superstore near you and they should put you on the launch monitor, measure you etc..

If you are looking to go online and buy or get some used clubs, standard ladies clubs with ladies flex graphite shafts should work fine for you. For set make up I would recommend putter, sand wedge, pitching wedge through 6 iron, 5 hybrid, 7 wood, 5 wood, 3 wood and driver. That is fairly standard for ladies sets today.

I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks.

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