A lot of beginners ask me, whether they should get entire set of clubs, like the ones sold by Callaway, Wilson and other brands, or should they just buy different types of clubs separately to make up a set. Answer to that question is always nuanced and never short, so in order to save time, i decided to write this blog post to answer it instead.
Basically, the answer to this question comes down to what your priorities are as a golfer. If you’re a beginner, but the sort of guy who likes to do proper research and isn’t afraid of spending hours on Google reading about golf clubs, then i believe buying golf clubs one by one might be a good choice for you. I usually don’t recommend that route to most people, because they don’t have the nerves necessary to pull off that kind of research. They often get lazy, don’t pay attention and end up getting golf club set that is all over the place. If you think there’s the slightest chance that you’ll go down this road as well, go for the other option instead. If you are a senior looking for good clubs, this guide might be good place to start your research.
Buying entire set of clubs is usually the better option for most people. Especially if you’re average golfer. By that i mean, golfer of average height and one who has average physical characteristics. Entire sets of clubs also tend to be cheaper than set consisting of your favorite golf clubs from different brands. Manufacturers are usually eager to sell as much clubs as they can, so they price club sets very reasonably to encourage people to buy them. One of the best example of this is Callaway Strata Ultimate set. It includes great driver, irons and other types of clubs, and costs just around three hundred dollars. It’s very popular set and for a good reason. I guess it’s popularity makes it worthwhile for Callaway to make them. So, basically, the reason for why club sets are much simpler to buy is this : when buying entire set of clubs, all the choices are made for you and all the risks are eliminated. All of this without you having to do anything.
One thing to do, if you want to customize your golf club set but don’t have the money for it, is to look out for deals on used golf clubs. Sometimes, you’ll find amazing deal on barely used golf club, if you look for them well enough on craigslist. I mostly browse that website, but there are other used golf club sellers too. Local garage sales and retail stores might be worth checking out, but i doubt they’d have any interesting golf clubs to sell. I think internet is the best place to look for used golf club bargains.