Beginners Golf Club Guide

For people just getting started in golf, finding the best set of golf clubs to start with can be a daunting task. As you begin shopping for golf clubs, you will see that there are numerous types and models available. So if you’re looking to buy your first real set of golf clubs, then where do you begin?

According to USGA rules, you are allowed to carry up to 14 clubs. A typical 14 club set consists of:

  • Driver
  • Fairway Woods
  • Hybrid
  • Irons
  • Wedges
  • Putter


The driver is one of the standard clubs that every golfer must have on his set regardless of whether he is a beginner or a professional. 

Fairway Woods

Once you get the ball to the fairways, your driver cannot help you take it further than that and so you need to change into something smaller. The fairway wood is the club that you will need to make shots from the fairways.


Hybrids are a more recent development in golf clubs because they came into the market about ten years, ago but in the past few years, they have become very popular. A hybrid consists of an iron length shaft and wood head design.


Irons are what you use when you are less than 200 yards from the green. There are different types of Irons available (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9), and they make up most of your golf clubs. 


Although you can define wedges in many ways, they are just special types of irons that will help you make a particular shot. The first and probably the most important wedge is the Pitching Wedge (PW), and it comes with a loft of between 46 and 48 degrees. 


Just as the name suggest a putter is a club whose primary purpose is to put the ball in the hole. The best putters will only help you once you get the ball on the green and so on other things such as getting the ball out of the sand traps you have to rely on the other clubs.

Top Best Sets Of Golf Clubs For Beginners

Callaway Men's Strata Plus Complete Golf Club Set (16-Piece) 

Callaway Men's Strata Ultimate 18-Piece 

Wilson Men's 2015 Ultra Complete Package Golf Set, Standard

Pinemeadow PRE Men's 16-Piece Complete Golf Set

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Wilson Men's 2015 Profile XLS Complete Package Golf Set

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These sets would allow a golfer a wide range of options to meet a wide range of obstacles, but you’d have to rely on advanced skill to use each of them to full effect.

Many golf pros suggest starting out with a half set or a two-thirds set, starting with 3, 5, 7, and 9-irons and 3 and 5-wood clubs. Add in your putter and driver and you’re ready to hit the course.

Beginners have a harder time choosing the right equipment than even knowing how to play the game well. However, this is just because they do not have enough of the right  information. Golf is a complex game, but with the proper research you can get yourself set up an ready to go with just a few simple clubs.  The more advanced you get, the more you an experiment with new clubs to improve your ability on the course.