Originally Posted by Mr3Wiggle
Callaway has a pre-owned site. It's cheap. You can get a full setup of good used clubs for less than $500 bucks.
If they have flea markets where you live - I picked up a complete set of decent enough learner clubs for $10 with a bag - I used those clubs for at least 20 rounds in the beginning. I see old golf clubs every week there.
If thats not an option, rockbottomgolf.com & budgetgolf.com are arguably the two largest and most reputable online golf retailers.
If you want a recommendation - I've not been playing yet 2 years & still haven't outgrown my first good set - Taylor Made "Burner Plus" irons - they're very forgiving for beginners & now that they've been out a couple years, you can find them on closeout for around $250 new online (I paid $400 for mine new). Just look for irons in the "super game improvement" category - that is what you need if you decide to go new ...