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Choosing golf clubs for beginners – tips and tricks

I’ve been playing golf for four years now. I usually play golf on weekends, but sometimes, if my work schedule allows, during weekdays as well. I’ve had a lot of experience with different golf clubs and other golf accessories, and i have a lot of people asking me for advice. Which is nice at first, but repeating the same advice thousand times can get a little bit boring. So i decided to compile all my advice, tips and tricks and put them in one accessible article, which is easily accessible and can be read by anyone looking for advice.


As a beginner, in my opinion, defining your budget is the smartest thing to do. Minimum budget can be as low as two or three hundred dollars, and for maximum, sky is the limit. But even if you can afford top notch clubs, it won’t make much difference in the starting phase of your game. You will be constantly defining and discovering new things about your golf game, and it’s just easier to do that with cheaper golf clubs. At least you won’t have to worry about losing them or having them stolen and you can upgrade your clubs anytime anyway.
With that being said, my favorite budget golf club sets have to be the Strata series from Callaway. These clubs have it all – craftsmanship and quality is decent enough to last you for years, brand is very famous and trusted, and it comes with handy accessories like cool bag or headcovers for the clubs. There are other options like club sets from Wilson and Adams, but if i had to recommend just one affordable starter golf club set to someone, it would be Strata set. They have clubs for different prices as well. The only difference is the number of clubs, which isn’t really that important in the beginning. The 12 piece club set will have every single club that you’ll need for at least few years.
If you don’t like prospect of paying few hundred dollars for a club of set that is decent enough, but not great, and want top notch club set right away, buying used golf clubs might be the solution you’re looking for. Used clubs usually cost half the price, and they are widely accessible to buy on eBay, craigslist, globalgolf and many other websites. There might also be local used golf club store near where you live, so it’s worth checking out. But i must warn that there are risks associated with used golf clubs. Just to name a few, the clubs might not be in very good shape or someone might try to sell you counterfeit club. I’d stick with GlobalGolf when ordering used clubs online – their service is unmatched.

How to prepare for golf as a beginner – tutorial based on my experience

Stereotype about golf is that it’s not very physically demanding sport. At first glance, golf might look like passive sport, but i think training and exercise have just as much importance in this game as in any other. It’s not about size of the muscles though. You have to train a lot and exercise your core and back to make your swing better. And that’s pretty much all golf is about – improving your golf swing. If you can manage to perfect your swing, your golf game will flourish and you’ll most likely have best results of all.

 But training alone isn’t enough, you also need to have best golf clubs possible  perfectly fitted for your body and especially arm length. Just visit your local golf retailer, and ask for someone knowledgeable to help you pick out best golf clubs for you. I can’t definitely say which clubs will work perfectly for you, because it depends on a lot of factors, including – your hand preference, your swing speed, material of the club, and many more. It’s just easier to have it picked out by professional. There is also option to have golf clubs customized for you, but that’s expensive procedure, and average golfers can rarely afford it. If you can, definitely go for it.

But if you are on tight budget, like i was, i would recommend checking out the Strata golf club bundles sold by Callaway on Amazon. You might find them on other offline and online stores as well, but in my experience, Amazon offers the best price on it. And the clubs themselves are perfect for beginners who want good clubs for very low price. I still don’t understand how Callaway sees profit in selling these affordable clubs, as they are so good for their price. And they come with stylish golf bag and headcovers too, which makes it perfect buy for anyone wanting to get started with golf.

 It is important to keep in mind that golf courses are pretty expensive as well. And there are many tips on how to save on those, but i can’t fit everything in this tutorial, so i’ll go over it briefly. Easy way to save good amount of money, is buying golf tee times on odd hours and days. You have to understand that everyone flocks to golf courses on weekends, so the price will obviously be higher due to the demand. But if you pick unpopular times like weekday afternoons to play, you can easily survive on very little money.

With that being said, i think golf is best enjoyed when played on weekends and cool evenings with your friends.