When it comes to buying golf clubs, the first thing to consider is the loft. Measured in degrees, a golf club with a relatively low loft, such as 3 plates sitting 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. As a beginner, you can learn to hit the 7-iron and give yourself a fair chance to take an approach shot or even a par 3.
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 putter). With the lowest loft (around 20 degrees), the 3 irons achieve a low and long stroke with approximately 200 yards. In contrast, 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. 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 longer distances”. The 1-wood is so well known for this that it is simply called a driver. There is also another option called hybrid golf clubs which have a thicker and wider head than an iron but are smaller than woods. Hybrid golf clubs are reasonably useful on the street and may be easier to hit the ball than an iron 2.
To make things more interesting, Joey suggests starting with a half game or two-thirds set, starting with 3, 5, 7 and 9 irons and 3 and 5 wood sticks. Add your golf club and driver and you're ready to hit the course. To complete your set of clubs, add in throwing wedge, sand wedge, and putter. This set of clubs would give you all the essential sticks you need to rock the field.
When it comes to learning about golf, it's important to focus on clubs that fit your needs and not just the name. Learning about the mental side of golf can also be very beneficial for beginners as it will help them learn faster. You don't need to use the full fourteen suit allocation at this stage of your development; instead opt for half sets which include 6 to 9 clubs.
To sum up, as a beginner golfer you should invest in driver and 3 odd-numbered wooden irons (3, 5, 7 and putter). You should also add throwing wedge, sand wedge and putter to complete your set of clubs. Make sure that you are focusing on clubs that fit your needs rather than just the name. Finally, learning about the mental side of golf can also be very beneficial for beginners.