The first thing that springs to mind is the dilemma of the chicken and the egg, which one comes first, golf clubs or playing golf?
Clubs are essential to play the beautiful game of golf. That question can not be challenged. However, it is advisable not to spend what can lead into thousands of pounds to see whether it’s the game for you.
The pragmatic view would be to borrow a set of clubs off a friend or share a friends clubs (which strictly speaking is not allowed on most courses but you should be fine at your local council pay and play) in return for the beers afterwards in the club house bar. See how you get on , if you enjoy playing and then make the decision on whether you want to spend the next Saturday mornings for the foreseeable future in American Golf trying out the latest Ping or Taylor made clubs.
So the game is for you and you are going to buy a set of clubs. The other option you have to buying brand new clubs, which is most definitely the most sensible, is to go down the second hand route. There are thousands of golfers on the planet that will buy new clubs, use them as little as two or three times, decide it’s the clubs that are no good rather than their golf game which would benefit from lessons not new clubs and offer the clubs on ebay or golfbidder for a fraction of their original retail price. It is madness what quality second hand gear you can pick up. Even American Golf will sell you a driver for £400 and then offer you under half price the next day if you decide to trade the clubs in.
So do you need golf clubs to start playing golf?
The answer is most definitely yes! The important question is where and how you are going to acquire them.
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