I have listed these below so as you have a full golf equipment list:
- 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 EquipmentOut 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.
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.