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Best Golf Clubs for Beginners

So, I’ve been talking a lot about the best golf swing for beginners lately and a lot of folks have been requesting an article on what the best golf clubs for beginners are? That’s a pretty good question and it got me to do some thinking about whether a certain type of club – or even golf club brand – would be more appropriate for the beginning golfer.

The first question I had to answer was: What makes a golf club more appropriate for beginning golfers? Well, it must be:

  • Easy to hit (i.e. more forgiving)
  • Perfectly balanced (to achieve excellent swing tempo)
  • Have a large sweet spot (so mis-hits aren’t too troubling)
  • Durable (since those new to golf may ground their clubs often)
  • Reasonably priced (since beginners may not want to invest a lot of money)

Now that I had some acceptable criteria to go base my research on, I figured I would separate my choices of best golf clubs for beginners into the following categories of clubs: Drivers, Irons.


For drivers, forgiveness is usually directly related to the size of the sweet spot, which stems from the ‘size’ in cubic centimeters of the club head. The most popular – and most appropriate size driver for the beginning golfer is a 460cc driver.

  • TaylorMade R15 Driver (save $130 when  you use this link)The completely redesigned TaylorMade R15 Driver is the most advanced club ever produced by TaylorMade. The new 460cc matte-white finish is combined with a new 5-sided Adjustable Sole Plate, new Flight Control Technology, and Movable Weight Technology. The TaylorMade R15 Driver is bigger, faster, and more tunable than before. Being tunable allows the driver to be ‘tuned’ as the golfer improves. so, while this particular club can be ‘set-up’ for the beginner, it can be adjusted as the golfer develops his or her swing making it unnecessary to buy a new driver as the player becomes more advanced.


  • Callaway XR16 DriverCallaway has crafted a club that looks just as mean as it behaves. This new driver features Forged Composite material in the crown and Distance Trajectory Weighting that promotes premium conditions for maximum distance in a high launch, low spinning ball flight. Designed for beginning golfers who want the ultimate in speed and accuracy off the teein a club that has a larger sweet spot and promotes increased ball speeds across the titanium face for longer, more consistent distance – even when contact is less than perfect.


When it comes to irons, the most forgiving irons have a large cavity back design. The larger the cavity back design, the more weight is placed around the edges of the clubface (and the larger the sweet spot). Having a larger sweet spot allows the beginning golfer to hit the ball off-center and still achieve good distance and ball flight. The opposite of this type of design would be the ‘blade’ design that is popular among professional golfers. Beginners generally want to stay away from bladed clubs. In addition, golf irons that have a very low center-of-gravity (CG) provide the maximum momentum at the bottom of the swing – even without a lot of power being generated by the person swinging the  club. Combining a large cavity back design with a very low center-of-gravity (CG) provides the best of both worlds for the novice golfer.

Some of the newest easy-to-hit golf irons are:

  • Taylormade Golf SLDR Irons – these irons have the large cavity back design and heel weighted design that make them extremely forgiving, and being made by Taylormade Golf they are also very durable. These irons can take all the abuse that a junior or beginning golfer can dish out.


  • Tayor Made AeroBurner Irons – from TaylorMade Golf are these very affordable AeroBurner rons, another iron set that is excellent for beginning golfers because of the improved design, large sweet spot, and indestructible construction from one of the leaders in golf.


  • TaylorMade PSi Iron Set – amazing new set of irons from TaylorMade and perfectly suited to the novice golfer. These irons meet each of the criteria above and are very reasonable priced.


So, while all golf clubs may look alike, it is important to consider what features may make a club one of the best golf clubs for beginners. By concentrating on the criteria listed above: Forgiveness, Balance, Center-of-Gravity (CG), Durability, and Price you will be able to make a much more informed decision when selecting the most appropriate golf drivers or irons for the beginning golfer in your life.

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