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Best Men’s Golf Club Sets for Beginners

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Read this guide for our list of recommended men’s golf club sets for beginners. We are sure you will find a set to suit your budget. If you are short on time, go straight to our quick links section, otherwise, keep reading for our recommendations.

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How much should I spend on golf clubs?

Golf is not a cheap sport. One of the major costs are golf clubs; a set of clubs could set you back thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are always cheaper alternatives available for those who want access to the sport without paying too much.

If you are just starting out and not sure if you will be playing regularly, a budget golf set might be your best option. There are some decent quality, budget friendly options.

If you are in the game for the long haul and want to work at improving your game, you might consider a more expensive set that will help you as a beginner, but that can grow with you as you get better. The better the clubs you get, the longer they’ll work for you.

Golf Club Sets

When you are starting out it is much easier to go for golf club sets than building your own set from scratch, it can also work out cheaper. Read on for our list of recommended golf club sets for beginners.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you are looking for a complete golf club set, you will often see the number of pieces that comes in the set, for example, 11 piece set. This doesn’t necessarily mean there are 11 clubs in the set; the cart bag and headcovers are usually included as pieces. So an 11 piece set could be 7 clubs, 1 cart bag and 3 headcovers. Make sure you read the description carefully so you know how many clubs you are actually getting.

Wilson Men’s Profile SGI Complete Golf Club Package Set – Budget Set

This set is a great choice for beginner golfers looking for a comprehensive set of clubs. The clubs themselves are designed with forgiveness in mind. One of the standout features of the Wilson Men’s Profile SGI set is its emphasis on customisation. The set comes in three different length options, so golfers can choose the set that best fits their height. It also features a lightweight carry bag with adjustable shoulder straps, rugged handle top, numerous pockets and self activating stand.

Overall, this is a good budget set for beginner golfers.

The Wilson set comes with:

  • Driver
  • 5 Fairway Wood
  • 5 Hybrid
  • 6, 7, 8 & 9 Irons
  • Pitching Wedge
  • Sand Wedge
  • Putter
  • Carry Bag
  • Headcovers

Callaway Golf Men’s Strata Complete Set – Good Value

Great beginner set for the price. It is designed with distance and forgiveness in mind. There is more than enough equipment in this set to get you started. Whilst the quality of the clubs aren’t going to be the same standard as a premium set, at a fraction of the price, they are a solid set of clubs.

Note: The Strata is not made by Callaway, but are distributed by them. You won’t get a Callaway logo on this set of clubs, but the fact that Callaway advertise and sell Strata should give you some comfort on the quality of these clubs at that price point.

There are 3 options to choose from:

  • 12 piece set – 9 clubs (Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6 to 9 irons, pitching wedge & putter), stand bag & 2 headcovers.
  • 14 piece set – 10 clubs (Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6 to 9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge & putter), stand bag & 3 headcovers.
  • 16 piece set – 11 clubs (Driver, 3 Wood, 4 & 5 Hybrid, 6 to 9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge & putter), stand bag & 4 headcovers

We recommend the 14 or 16 piece set as it has a sand wedge and more than enough of the other clubs to get you started.

As you can see labelling the sets as 12, 14, 16 piece can be a bit misleading as it doesn’t mean you get 12, 14 & 16 clubs respectively. Pieces also include the bag and headcovers. Make sure you read the description carefully so you know what clubs you are getting.

The Strata set comes with:

  • Driver
  • 3 Wood
  • 5 Hybrid
  • 6, 7, 8 & 9 Irons
  • Pitching Wedge
  • Sand Wedge
  • Putter
  • Stand Bag
  • 3 Headcovers

Cobra Golf 2021 Men’s Fly XL Complete Set Cart Bag – Mid Range

These clubs provides a great mix of performance and forgiveness. They are built for game improvement or getting to the next level from where your game is currently at.

The Cobra set comes with:

  • Driver
  • 3 & 5 Fairway Woods
  • 4 & 5 Hybrid
  • 7, 8 & 9 Irons
  • Pitching Wedge
  • Sand Wedge
  • Putter
  • Cart Bag

TaylorMade RBZ Speedlite Complete 13-Piece Set – Premium

Lightweight design, with easy launch, distance and forgiveness. Top quality clubs – from a big name in golf – for beginners and those committed to improving their game. This set will work for you for many years.

The set comes with the option of steel or graphite shafts for the irons only. The driver and hybrids are graphite. So, if you choose steel shafts, the irons will come in steel and the driver and hybrids will be graphite.

Steel shafts are typically heavier, feels more solid and more durable than graphite shafts. Steel shafts are also more responsive – they vibrate more on impact whereas graphite shafts feel smoother. Beginners who have a slower swing speed might go for graphite because it is lighter and feels more comfortable and easier to hit. However, it really does comes down to personal preference as to which one you choose.

The TaylorMade set comes with:

  • Driver
  • 5 Wood
  • 5 Hybrid
  • 6, 7, 8 & 9 Irons
  • Sand Wedge
  • Putter
  • Cart Bag
  • 4 Headcovers
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