Choosing the best golf clubs for beginners can be tough. Golf is a huge industry and at times it can seem like there is a new product out every week. Each one of these 'technological breakthroughs' is supposed to add 10 yards to your game, increase control and let you hit every shot straight! so why does not it work like this in the real world? Simply because most beginners do not have any idea what they should actually be playing with.
Picking your first set of clubs should be a fun moment and really does not need to be that difficult. If you are starting out, quality is important. It might be tempting to think that it really does not matter what you play with at the start, but that just is not true. Unfortunately, people give up this great game before they start every year for this very reason. Poor equipment makes the game very hard to play. Where is the pleasure if you only hit one shot out of ten cleanly?
This does not mean that you must have the very latest gear. There are some excellent budget manufacturers that produce quality clubs at competitive prices. Even the top manufacturers can be good buys. Sometimes looking at last year's kit makes sense. Do you really think things have moved on that much? Of course not!
You also do not need to worry about buying every club possible at the start. Many great players started out with 4 or 5 clubs and learned how to play with them. Of course there is nothing wrong with buying a full set, it is just not an absolute necessity. The most important thing you can do when starting out is look for clubs that are going to suit your game and be easy to hit. So what makes a club easier to play.? Here are some things to look out for:
- Deep cavity backs. Blades may look nice, but without you are a low single figures handicapper, they are not your friend!
- Regular flex steel or graphite shafts. Beginners do not needarily need graphite. Steel is fine. Just stay away from those extra stiff tour edition shafts.
- Big, forgiving faces. More club face to hit means fewer mishits. Who does not want to get the ball up and straight more often?
It really does not need to be much more complicated than this. Pick something that ticks these boxes. It is OK to make your choice based on something that looks good too.