Golf Club Sets for Beginners

By Steve Silverman

Buying a set of golf clubs represents a major commitment to the game of golf. Once you decide to purchase golf clubs, it means you are making an emotional commitment to the game. You are going to want to play at least once a week and possibly more. Beginners are not going to pay for high-priced clubs, but a set of new beginners' clubs usually cost at least $350. There are exceptions, though, for the budget conscious.

Cougar Power Cat 13

This is one of the top sets made for beginners. In addition to two woods, a hybrid club and five irons, the Cougar Power set has a putter and two wedges. These clubs are highly rated by golf pros, and it's difficult to find a better value for the money. (Average price in 2009: $159.99)

Top Flite XL

This is one of the highest-ranked sets for beginners. It includes three woods, seven irons, three wedges and a putter. Top Flite XL clubs are forgiving clubs that allow beginners to play an accurate game, and they are clearly clubs with which you can grow. (Average price in 2009: $199.99)

Slazenger Extreme

These clubs are for the beginner who has already made progress. Slazenger Extreme clubs are good for a golfer who gets adequate distance and is looking for help with accuracy. They have graphite shafts and steel heads that you can get used to quickly. (Average price in 2009: $169.99)

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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