Basic golf gear that beginners will need to start playing

Being known as avid golfer amongst my friends and family has its advantages and downsides. Everyone thinks you’re some kind of golf guru and everyone comes to you for advice. While in reality, most golf players know what works for them and what doesn’t, and don’t give very good advice based on your requirements. I am guilty of this too – i know that a certain golf club or golf bag worked for me, so i assume it will be perfect fit for everyone, which is rarely the case. So instead of telling everyone what exact golf club to get, i decided to write a guide about choosing golf clubs for newbies and i will try to cover almost everything related to the topic. And will help you to make your own buying decisions, rather than going to someone else for advice.

If you’re total beginner, i recommend keeping it simple and just going with Callaway strata ultimate or other best-rated golf club sets out there. Reason for this is that in the beginning, your golf club set doesn’t really matter, since you’re practicing, failing and learning along the way. Even thousand dollar golf club sets won’t improve your game – practice and experience will. Plus, you don’t even known whether you want to play golf in the future or not – you might quickly get bored and quit, and even if you manage to sell your luxury golf club set, you’ll end up loosing several hundred dollars. If you aren’t concerned about money, go ahead, but for some of us getting the best for each dollar is main goal. With that in mind, i recommend Callaway’s golf club sets. They come with gorgeous bag and everything basic you need to start playing.

Another option for total newbies is to rent golf clubs from the local course. Some of them offer the service, while others don’t.

If you had some experience before, and are sure in your commitment to golf, you should consider getting individual golf clubs separately and making your set customized for you. Although buying single golf clubs at a time is more expensive than buying them all at once, bundled in golf club set.

So, after getting golf clubs out of the way, let’s talk other minor golf accessories that you might need. First and foremost, these should be golf umbrellas, golf gloves and balls. Umbrellas and gloves aren’t absolutely necessary, but considering their price and value, i highly recommend getting both. Especially if you live in a region where rains are frequent. Golf gloves will also protect your hand from blisters and such, so for such a low price, getting one is a no-brainer.

And lastly, you’ll obviously need golf balls to hit. These can also be bought on your golf course, but if you can’t, you can always order affordable golf ball 12 pack from Amazon for about ten dollars. It doesn’t really save a lot of money, but you can also get used balls for less.

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