Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Essential Equipment For Golf Beginners

When you are starting out in the world of golf there is some golf equipment that is essential. If you have watched or played golf, then you will know that there are many different pieces of equipment. Some of these you will absolutely need and some are what I would term "nice to have,"

I have listed these below so as you have a full golf equipment list:
  • Clubs
  • Shoes
  • Bag
  • Trolley
  • Balls
  • Attire - includes shoes, glove, tops, trousers, skirts, jackets
  • Accessories - tees, ball markers, pen, range finder, ball finders, shoe holder, golf organisers and more.
Now on top of all that there is a whole range of products designed to help improve your game. These are things such as DVDs, books, and various training aids like putting mats and nets for swing practise. 

Essential Golf Equipment

Out of these there are really only a few absolute essentials. You will need clubs, a golf bag to hold them, some tees and balls. If you have those basics then you are good to go and a half set of clubs is more than enough to get started.

I would estimate that for under $100 you would be able to get out there and start playing. Most beginner golfers start out by buying some clubs, a bag, shoes, a glove, some balls and tees. Many stores do what are called starter kits, and these really are fine to get going.

 Typical Beginners Set

The one above from the company Wilson's is a typical starter kit and a popular choice for many people. Here is a short quote from someone on Amazon who bought these;
Try this set you can't go wrong! Many pros from my Club gave a try and them can't believe how much I paid when I said to them! Plus even with this cheap set you still using a Wilson product that everybody knows them reputation, better than the Pinemeadow Logo on your bag!
You get a driver and head cover, a fairway wood with cover, a 4-Hybrid and cover, 5,6,7,8,9 irons, a pitching wedge, a putter and the bag. All you need after that is a few bits and pieces and you are good to go.

You can of course get away without golf shoes when starting out but after you have the essential equipment bought, then that is the thing you should purchase next.

The bottom line is that to get out on the course, you will need clubs, balls and tees. After that everything else that you need is optional. I would of course recommend a good pair of shoes and a good glove.

Take your time and build your equipment up over time. You will find as you start to play more that you will develop a preference for certain brands. Everyone has their own preferences so don't go crazy buying stuff when starting out.


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  2. Which brand will be comfortable to wear as well as reasonable to buy?
    Currently i am using I am using Nike golf.
    My coach is saying me to concentrate on exercises (stretches) and practice as per the "set" and "instruments" available to you. And he says the blades are not going to improve your score, they are just helpful to look like a poser to some people. LOlzzz
    Moreover he is advising to consult online sites ( ) and YouTube videos for clarification in concepts.
    Your blog is also very helpful.thanks for sharing it