No doubt, the right equipment always helps, but it's not as if a beginning golfer needs to empty there savings account. The primary focus should be on developing the skills to play golf, with equipment purchased at minimal expense. There will be plenty of time later to go for the expensive high quality equipment; a beginner should focus on learning first, high quality golf clubs second.

For a beginner any set of golf clubs will be the same, without knowledge of how to use the golf clubs correctly. Though the golf club is a major component in golf, the golf clubs are the tools needed to get the job done. Sets of golf clubs may vary in sizes, number and quality but all standard sets include; three drivers, seven chipping irons and one putter. Each clubs is labeled for golfers to be able to tell one from another, as the clubs are slightly similar in appearance. The labels applied define the golf clubs characteristics, such as distance and height of the golf clubs relatively. The height of the golf clubs is relative to the other golf clubs in the set, as well as directly proportional with the distance the golf ball is able to be hit.

In golf, every shot begins with a tee shot; where the golf ball is almost always hit with the driver. There are three drivers in a standard set of golf clubs, and they vary in the maximum distance a golf ball can be hit with each. The one driver hits the golf ball the furthest with the correct use, and a golfer may hit the ball up to 300 yards with the number one driver. Some golf courses are too small to support the use of a number one driver, and therefore require the use of a number three or number five drivers. These two drivers are similar in that they both hit the ball a max of approximately 200 yards. The drivers are only used for tee shots, due to the design of the drivers to hit the golf ball while it is suspended in the air by a tee; the shot following the tee shot is hit with a chipping iron.

The set of chipping irons are designed to hit the golf ball that is lying on the ground, the irons are somewhat flat and are angled to chip the golf ball to the green. These irons are labeled four through nine, and one with a PW or W. The letters indicate the chipping iron is a pitching wedge, or simply a wedge, and they are angle a lot sharper than the other chipping irons. The number four chipping iron may hit the golf ball a maximum of approximately 200 yards, and the maximum distance for the set of chipping irons decreases as the number that labels the chipping irons increases. The pitching wedge is normally used when a golfer is stuck in a sand trap, or some other rough area of the golf course. The increased angle on the pitching wedge allows the golfer to get under the golf ball to hit out of any type of surrounding. The pitching wedge, and some other chipping irons, may be used to apply backspin to a golf ball. The application of backspin is more of an advanced technique, and it allows for the golf ball to spin backwards instead of forwards upon hitting the surface of the green.

The putter, the only club that is not usually labeled, is easily spotted by its appearance. The head of the putter is skinny and has more of a solid block appearance. The putter is used whenever the golfer has reached the green and is only a certain number of feet from the hole. The design of this club makes it specifically for putting, as the block like shape only allows the golf ball to be hit in a way that causes it to roll; puts may be made up to thirty feet away from the hole in the green.

Overall, a beginning golfer just needs a standard set of golf clubs to learn the physics of the game. All golf clubs work the same way with the correct use, despite the level of quality. One should always focus on learning the sport before purchasing high quality golf clubs, as a beginning golfer will simply be more prone to abnormal hits that will severely damage high quality clubs.