What 3 Golf Clubs Should I Buy as a Beginner?

As a beginner, you need to make sure that you are making the right decisions when it comes to buying golf clubs. Investing in a golf club can be a significant investment, so it's important to do your research and not make any spontaneous decisions. Measured in degrees, a golf club with a relatively low loft, such as 3 plates placed at 21-23 degrees, will cause the ball to go beyond one with a higher loft. Alternatively, a golf club with a high loft, such as a 9-iron sitting at 45—48 degrees, will cause the ball to rise and fall into the air at a steeper angle.

When you are just starting out, it is not necessary or suitable for you to buy bespoke or top brand clubs. For your first golf clubs, we recommend buying a beginner's club set that includes a driver and 3 odd-numbered wooden irons (3, 5, 7) and a golf club. The 3 irons have the lowest loft (around 20 degrees) and can achieve a low and long stroke with approximately 200 yards. A launch wedge (50 degrees high) or a sand wedge (56 degrees high) produce a high flight but a low distance of approximately 100 yards.

A typical putter length is 35″, but anything from 33″ to 35″ is used. Woods have a larger head than irons, allowing you to “drive the ball” over longer distances. The 1-wood is so well known for this that it is simply called a driver. There is also a third option, called hybrid golf clubs.

Hybrids have a thicker and wider head than an iron, but they are smaller than a wood, making them reasonably useful on the street and may be easier to hit the ball than a driver or double iron. Joey suggests starting with a half game or two-thirds set, starting with irons of 3, 5, 7 and 9 and wooden sticks of 3 and 5.Add your golf club and driver and you're ready to hit the course. You can find sets specifically labeled for beginners that offer 6 to 9 clubs, and are probably the best option for a developing player. Hybrids have become one of the most used utility clubs in golf and are definitely the most flexible club you can buy. In golf tournaments, you're allowed to carry fourteen clubs, but when you're just starting out, they're too many to carry.

At many golf clubs across the UK, variations of the challenge of the three clubs take place sometime during the season. When buying golf clubs, there are some basic decisions that need to be made between men's and women's clubs and clubs for right or left handed people. You can also choose between steel and graphite clubs. The balls turn to the right unintentionally (for right-handed golfers) by placing weight inside the club head to help keep it more “closed” on impact. Essentially, the lower the number of the golf club, the lower the flight, the farther it will travel, but the more difficult it will be to control it. One of the most important clubs in your bag is your putter.

A good putter can transform your game. Whether you're thinking about playing golf for the first time or you're an experienced pro planning ahead of your next golf trip, choosing the right golf clubs is key to your performance. The statutory maximum restitution coefficient is now 0.83, which means that if you hit a golf ball on a 100 mph club face, the bounce would be 83 mph. Most brands offer standard, medium and large heads for their golf clubs, and the choice of head sizes depends mainly on your level of experience. Getting the right rod length is also an important consideration when buying golf clubs. If you want to get the most out of your golf club, having club heads of different sizes can be a real advantage.

Marjorie Mitchell
Marjorie Mitchell

Female golf enthusiast. My favourite golfer is John Daly. I love to interact and play in matches and tournaments with other golfers at my local course.