Golf Equipment Needed For Golf Beginners

Taking up golf and wondering what equipment will need to be able to play your first round on the course? Do not fall into the trap of thinking that as a beginner you need excellent and expensive golf balls. 

Your focus should be on finding affordable golf equipment and playable ball that suits your needs and your game development. After all, you are going to improve over time and lose plenty of balls in the initial stage of your development as an amateur golfer.

Golf Clubs

You buy modern, forgivable golf clubs, that won’t break the bank. As a beginner, you don’t need to splash out on all the latest technology and the new release that cost a small fortune.

Think about buying second hand clubs that other golfers no long use, or play with the hand-me-down clubs that friends and family have as spares. You don’t need to make a big financial investment on expensive golf clubs.  

You will need a driver, although there are not the easiest clubs to master when beginning, woods and irons. New hybrid clubs, which are most wood like in their looks but perform like an iron, are also worth trying. 

For the shorter game, wedges are needed for chipping around the greens. And you will need a putter for using on the putting greens.

One thing to remember is that you can only have a maximum of 14 clubs in your bag when you start playing on a course and in competitions.

For beginners, it is recommended to start with a half set. They typically contain a driver, wood, 3, 5, 7 and 9 irons and a putter. The beginners’ sets make it much easier to learn with as club selection becomes easier with few clubs to choose from. 

Golf Ball

When starting out, don’t think you need to splash out on expensive balls like a Titleist ProV1. The world’s leading ball costs a small fortune when you consider how many a beginner will lose.

The best advice is to buy cheap lake balls or play anything you find. Don’t get hung up that it might not be the best ball of the market.

As you get better and more experience playing, you will then have a better knowledge to choose a ball that matches your playing style and requirements for spin and softness.

Beginners typically use two-piece balls with a solid rubber core and a surly sleeve – because they are cheap, firm and offer the most distance. These balls are more resistant to damage than the three and four-piece ball used by professionals.

Golf Bag

Invest in a high-quality, lightweight standing bag, as it gives you the opportunity to ride on a buggy or walk. A carry bag provides plenty of flexibility, but if you like a bigger bag with more pockets and more storage options consider a cart bag.