I've recently fancied giving golfing a go. I live in an area with a number of clubs. Problem is, I've never played properly before, and my experience extends to a few pitch and putt greens...! I was wondering whether you could advise me on what steps I should take. I have found a course with a driving range and practice putting green - should I go there and give things a try? I am a student and so, funds are fairly limited, but I'm very keen to get started - will my limited funds be a barrier?
Secondly, I obviously don't own any clubs. Is there a bare minimum amount I could purchase before going along to the range (assuming this is a good step to take) to practice? I.e. 3 wood and putter perhaps?
Apologies that my circumstances are fairly limiting, but I would like to give this a go. There is no guarantee that I would end up pursuing it very seriously in the long term, and so I think it's important that I don't splurge too much.
Any advice welcomed :)