Struggling to find the right clubs to buy for your new favorite game of golf?
Or just need some clubs to be able to go golfing with the guys here and there? It can be pretty overwhelming when shopping for new clubs due to the fact that there are so many different brands, styles and strategy that goes into it! When it comes to beginner club necessities for golfing, no need to worry, we can simplify this task for you.
The very first question you should be asking yourself is “what type of clubs do I need?”. The answer is a little more complicated than “The black ones”. According to the USGA rules you are allowed 14 clubs. These should include the following:
- 1 Driver
- 2 Fairway Woods
- 1 Hybrid
- 7 Irons
- 2 Wedges
- 1 Putter
This option can get pricey, but it will be worth it in the long run if you are a committed golfer!
In all reality if you are just playing beginner golf, you will not need quite that many clubs, you can go the basic route of just:
- 1 Driver
- Cheap Iron set
- 1 Putter
- 1 Bag
This can all easily be obtained under $400 and isn’t a bad idea for the less committed golfers.
Be sure to look into shaft options as well, as there are two different types of shafts (steel and graphite). Remember that although graphite is lighter and can help maximize the speed of the swing, they are the more expensive option, steel shafts are a less expensive and heavier, but more durable and are sure to last longer. Be sure to look into the shaft flex as well (amount of flex the shaft has when hitting a ball), this will help improve your golf game.
At this stage it would really just depend on your preference and dedication to this game. If you’re wanting to become a serious golfer we highly suggest you go for the full set of 14 as well as the nicer brands and more durable shafts because golf equipment can get a little pricey and no one wants to have to start all over with a new set or keep adding and replacing when they could just get it all from the start. On the other hand, if you are simply buying based on the fact that your boss wants you to hit the greens with him once in a great while to “discuss big business” and that’s really all they will be used for, then by all means stay cheap and buy less.