Tips on How To Select a Golf Set

By: Rex Inego | Oct 27, 2011 08:32 AM

If you have plans to learn golf, one of the first things that you would have to do is to get yourself a good golf set. What you need to understand is that you can either buy a whole golf set as it is or, you could probably buy the different pieces that constitute a golf set individually so that you can make your own set with pieces of your choice. It will all be based on what you are planning. You have a variety of golf sets in the market to make your choice from. Of course they are pretty costly. However you have the option of buying a second-hand golf set that may turn out cheaper. 

A complete golf set  typically comprises of 14 golf clubs and everything else like a driver, a varied mix of woods hybrids irons, a couple of wedges and a putter, which are all that  you may need to start learning the game. In many ways a full golf set is quite useful, in that you can try playing the sport with the different types of clubs. Nevertheless the point is that as a beginner you will not require all the 14 clubs, just a few of them are more than sufficient till you have gained some experience. 

As a beginner you may not even be certain how really interested you may be in the game, therefore it would be better for you to go in for a set that is not too expensive or look for a good second-hand set till you know whether you will be continuing with the game or not. If money is not a criterion then you can buy the best available even if you are only a novice.

The other choice, as mentioned above is to create your own golf set by picking and choosing pieces that you need as you progress in the game. Ask for clubs that are made for handicap hitters. They are also called the game improvement clubs. Get yourself a couple of hybrids instead of the long irons as they are things that you can get used to faster and more easily. You will also require purchasing a putter, wedges, woods and irons. A driver is not really necessary in the beginning, nor are they extremely easy to use either. 

Typically different stroke in the game require different types of clubs, therefore ensure that whatever you buy suits you and that you are at ease using them. Ascertain that they are the correct length and weight to match your height and skills. Last but not least ensure that whatever you buy is within your budget too.