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Beginner Golf Essentials

Golf can be a difficult sport to learn. Every time you turn around it costs money for one thing or another. For beginning golfers the investment may be intimidating. A trip to the local pro shop can be overwhelming with so many choices of balls, tees, gloves and more.

If you’re just starting out learning the game of golf it’s best to keep your expenses low. As your golf game develops and you gain more experience you'll find that your needs change so it’s best to avoid a huge shopping bill in the very beginning because you may need to make a different purchase after a few months.

You will need a set of golf clubs to get started. The good news is that you can rent them at many courses and as a beginner you won’t need a sophisticated set. If you’re able to purchase your own clubs it’s advisable to go with used or even a partial set to keep costs down. You’ll also need a bag to put your clubs in. The rest of your gear is not really considered to be essential for a beginner but nice to have.

Here are the basic golf accessories that you may want to consider purchasing when you are just starting out:

There are many golf accessories that you may want to consider once you find out what works best for you and what you need out on the golf course. Every golfer is different but as a beginner you can generally do without the frills unless you have an unlimited budget.

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