Originally Posted by bhp1404
Taylormade Burner 2.0, Callaway Razr, Ping G15, Cobra S3. These are all good and pretty cheap. They are all easy to hit and great beginner irons. For drivers, you want to get something relatively new because technology has changed so much. Taylormade Burner and Callaway Octane or Diablo are good and cheap as well. The driver is more important than irons, so i would spend a little more time getting fitted for the right driver but still take time on the irons. Try Rockbottomgolf.com, they have a great selection of cheap clubs.
The driver is not the most impt club in ones bag. At most you use it once per hole and in fact generally only 14 times per round. The putter is used (if one is lucky enough to two put every green as a newbie) 36 times per round (or MORE!lol).
For a newbie I'd say get a good 15 degree fairway wood, doesn't matter which one it is, but the loft at the beginning, is very impt to a newbie. Learn to hit it and you will be happy, I guarantee this.
Next, stay away from any iron in your bag that has less loft than a 6 iron. From 6 through the PW you can master these if you just trust the club and let it do the work. You only swing the club, so let it be the work horse. (YES you do have to swing it correctly.)
Lastly I can honestly tell you that with a fairway wood (or two. I'd suggest a 5 and 7) you can tee off, take your fairway shots and then rely on your 6 and shorter irons to reach any green without having to rely on hitting it long. Look, most people on this forum (I said most, not everyone) can't go out to a rated course, play by the PGA rules and hit their claimed handicaps. It just doesn't happen, believe me, it doesn't. (but you that are about to chime in, remember I said 'most', not all).
Learn to hit your 5 wood 200 yards (more if you are able) but learn to hit it 'dead center of the fairway'. This in it's self will save you a dozen strokes in a round of golf as a newbie. Hit it off the Tee and from the fairway when needed, same with your 7 wood. If you hit a 200 to 220 yard tee shot (dead center of the fairway) and a 7 wood another 180 to 190 (dead center of the fairway) you will be as far as 410 yards down the hole and as I said 'dead center of the fairway, after two strokes. Heck you may be on some shorter greens already. Nevertheless you now can pitch and putt out. On a par five, with these same distances, you can be 600 yards down the fairway in 3 simple shots with your 5 and 7 wood. There will not be any 600 yard par fives in your life 99.99999% of the time. So, you should be on the green in three shots on a par 5 with your 5 and 7 wood and be looking at a two putt out for a par. Sound good? Does to me!
Walk away from any ego. Learn to hit the ball with the club that works for you. You have an entire life to pick up a driver later on down the road and try it out. If it works for you, after you have your swing down 'pat' then you may want to risk and bad banana ball or hard pulled hook to try to get distance. It'll happen, I will put money on it, you will in time slice or hook or top the holy crap out of the ball in time while using a driver. Everyone has, Everyone will. None of us are pros making our living at playing golf on these forums (or at least 99.99999% don't).
Golf's a game, you are supposed to enjoy it.
Go get a 5 an 7 wood and learn to hit them 'right down the middle of the fairway 190 to 220 yards'. In time you will soon find out your 5 wood is giving you 230 to 240 total yards and if you are smart, you'll keep it dead center of the fairway. Your 7 wood will now be hitting like your 5 wood did when you started. All of a sudden you can reach any par 4 with these two clubs or one of these clubs and an iron.
Keep it simple, golf is a simple game. WE golfers make it difficult.
My best, Merry Christmas and be safe.