When it comes to buying beginner golf clubs, price is certainly a factor. But there are other variables that you need to consider in order to get the right set. That’s the set that will provide the beginner with the best chance of learning quickly and correctly.

If you were to compare today’s golf clubs to clubs from the 1980’s, the most obvious difference would be in the size of the clubhead. Today’s clubheads are significantly larger. And this size increase makes the clubs much easier to hit. So a used set of today’s clubs is much more advantageous to the beginning golfer than a like-new set of clubs from 1980.

Of these clubs with larger clubheads, there are models designed specifically for the beginner. These clubs are often referred to as “oversized, forgiving, cavity back, or perimeter weighted” when describing the clubhead. This clubhead should be paired with a regular flex or graphite shaft to increase the chances of success.

Of all the tips on buying golf clubs for beginners, I strongly suggest looking at used clubs. Golfers have a propensity to abandon their old clubs in a never ending attempt to buy a better golf game. Consequently, there are lots of used clubs available at garage sales, golf pro shops, and golf superstores. Often times these clubs are in very good shape and at very decent prices. The beginner should investigate used clubs while keeping in mind the clubhead and shaft recommendations made above.