Teeing Off Right: Best Clubs For Beginner Golfers

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If you are new to golf, you might feel inundated by all the different types, sizes, shapes, and brands of golf clubs.

How do you know which ones are right for you? How many do you really need?

Understanding clubs takes time, but we can help you get started! We’re here to answer some common questions and make recommendations to ease the confusion.

Tee off with a great set of clubs with the help of the team at Golf 360.

What To Look For In The Perfect Beginner Golf Clubs

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The perfect beginner golf clubs are out there waiting for you. Here’s what you need to consider.

Your skill level

Choose golf clubs that are forgiving and easy to hit. The following features will reduce mishits and help you get your ball in the air:

  • Large sweet spot
  • Low centre of gravity to launch the ball

Your budget

Golf clubs come in a range of price points, but you can find quality golf clubs at an affordable price. You could always look for second-hand, refurbished golf clubs in good condition to keep the cost down.

Your preferences

Personal preference is a big factor in finding beginner golf clubs. We’ll look at your height, swing speed and style using online tools to measure specifications. Have a hit on our driving range to get a feel for each club.

Your goals

Your goals will determine how many and what types of golf clubs are in your bag. We recommend starting small and adding to your collection as your game progresses.

Tips For Building Your Set Of Starter Golf Clubs

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If you’re starting from scratch, here are some expert tips to follow:

Start with the basics

Start with a basic set of golf clubs that cover all the essential shots you need on the course. Most golfers slowly add to their collection as their game improves.

Choose your driver wisely

Your driver is one of the most important clubs in your bag because it sets up your game on every hole. Our golf pros can find you a driver that matches your swing speed and launch angle.

Experiment with different fairway woods and hybrids

Fairway woods and hybrids are versatile clubs that can help you with different situations on the course. You don’t need to have both in your bag; you can choose one or the other depending on your preference. Pop into Golf 360 to experiment with different fairway woods and hybrids.

Get a consistent set of irons

Irons are the most frequently used clubs in your bag because they cover most of your shots on the course. You want to get a consistent set of irons that have the same design and feel.

Don’t forget your wedge

Your wedge is a crucial club that can help you around the green or out of bunkers. Choose a wedge with a high loft and bounce angle for maximum spin and control. There are many different types of wedges, so feel free to chat with our team to make sure you have what you need.

Pick your putter carefully

Your putter can make or break your score on every hole, so pick a putter that suits your stroke and alignment. Depending on your posture and comfort, you can also choose between different lengths of putters, such as standard, belly, or long putters.

What Are The Best Entry-Level Golf Clubs?

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Here are my top recommendations for beginner golfers who want to enjoy their time on the course.

Best driver for beginners

Ping G430 – this driver offers high accuracy and forgiveness, which are essential for novice golfers. It’s sleek, modern and has adjustable features that let you customise your shot shape and correct swing flaws. Although this is one of our pricier drivers, it’s an exceptional club for all levels.

Shop Ping G430 Driver

Best putter for beginners

Wilson Infinite West Loop – this putter has a counterbalanced design that increases the stability of the stroke, enhancing consistency and accuracy on the greens. The double-milled face promotes a smooth roll and distance control.

Shop Wilson Infinite West Loop Putter

Best hybrid clubs for beginners

Wilson Launch Pad 2 – this hybrid has a large and forgiving head that reduces the chance of mishits and a lightweight shaft that helps generate more speed and distance. Its draw-biased design helps produce a straighter ball flight.

Shop Wilson Launch Pad 2 Hybrid

Best irons for beginners

Titleist T350 irons – these irons have a premium cavity design and a sound that matches the power of the club. They look and feel great while giving you more distance, forgiveness and stability on your shots.

Shop Titleist T350 Irons

Best complete set of beginner golf clubs

Callaway X Hot Package – this is a complete golf package with everything you need to hit longer and straighter. The package includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, set of irons and stand bag, all designed to help you improve your game. This is a high-quality and high-performing set of clubs, perfect for golfers of all levels.

Shop Callaway X Hot Package

Beginner Golfer FAQs

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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that beginner golfers have about golf clubs:

Q. What are the best golf club brands for beginners?

A. We love Callaway, Ping, Cobra, Wilson, and Titleist. These brands have a proven track record of innovation and performance and offer a wide range of options for different skill levels and budgets.

Q. What are the differences between golf clubs used at beginner, intermediate and experienced levels?

A. The main difference is the degree of forgiveness and control. Beginner golf clubs are designed to be more forgiving and easier to hit, while experienced golf clubs are more precise and responsive. Intermediate golf clubs are somewhere in between, offering a mix of forgiveness and control.

Q. How many golf clubs do I need?

A. The maximum number of golf clubs you can carry in your bag according to the rules of golf is 14. As a beginner golfer, you don’t need that many. We recommend starting with a basic set that includes a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, set of irons, wedge and putter.

Q. How much should I spend on beginner golf clubs?

A. The price of beginner golf clubs can vary depending on their brand, materials, technology and condition. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent set. You can find quality golf clubs at reasonable prices by shopping around and comparing different options.

Be ready for the course with all the right club types and sizes from Golf 360. We can’t wait to help you discover your love of the game.

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