Here is a simple buyers guide for any beginners or players relatively new to golf who are looking for their first set of golf clubs
If there is one good thing that has come out of this pandemic, it is that more people have ventured out onto the golf course, many for the first time. So, as we all slowly ease out of what will hopefully be our last lockdown, there may be quite a few of you who are looking to take the next step on your golf journey and purchase your first set of golf clubs.
It is often a daunting prospect trying to choose your first clubs, due to the amount of choice and the potential cost involved. It also will not help that your playing partners will have different opinions on what would be best for you!
We have teamed up with Ben Sayers to help showcase exactly what goes into their package sets which are high quality, great value for money and perfect for anyone looking to purchase their first set of golf clubs.
What is a package set?
Package sets are perfect for a first set of clubs or to help improving golfers refine their skills without having to buy individual golf clubs. Package sets can consist of up to 14 golf clubs, depending on which set you choose. All package sets will come in a golf bag and could include driver, fairway woods, utility club, irons and a putter.
As these clubs are predominantly aimed at new golfers you will find that each golf club is designed to make hitting the golf ball as easy as possible.
Driver and 3-wood
These clubs offer the perfect options off the tee with a range of in-built technology to enable you to hit the ball long and straight into the fairway.
They feature tactical flight channels and the head has an aerodynamic crown design to promote a lower centre of gravity and higher launch angle for increased distance, accuracy and maximum forgiveness.
Woods and hybrids
The cutting edge 5-wood and 23° hybrid have been included to replace the longer, harder to hit traditional long irons, incorporating an offset hosel (where shaft is connected to the clubhead) to promote straight hitting and eliminate slices. A low centre of gravity also helps to promote a higher ball flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy.
The hybrid also offers more versatility and can even be used to play long chip and runs around the greens.
The traditionally style cavity-back stainless steel 5 – 9 irons utilise perimeter weighting and a wider sole and top line to promote confident ball striking with maximum forgiveness, even on off-centre strikes, and increased playability.
A pitching wedge and sand wedge, complete the irons in the full sets. These offer plenty of options for chips and pitch shots around the greens.
In particular, the sand wedge features plenty of bounce, which means it slides through thick grass and sand with ease.
The new classic mallet-style putter features alignment aids and delivers firm and responsive feedback on every putt to aid distance control and give you the confidence to hole putts from all over the green.
All full sets come with a top of the range cart bag offering 9 spacious pockets, including two velour-lined valuables pockets and an insulated cooler pocket for drinks and snacks. They also have an 8-way divider top, an umbrella cord, towel carabiner and Velcro glove holder.
If you are not looking for a full set of clubs, then there are half set options available:
Our 6-club sets include the following clubs:
Driver (12°), 23° hybrid, 7-iron, 9-iron, SW and mallet putter
Our 8-club sets include the following clubs:
Driver (12°), 15° 3-wood, 23°hybrid, 6-iron, 8-iron, PW, SW and mallet putter
These 6 and 8-club package sets include a premium stand bag offering 5 spacious pockets, as well as all the additional features listed above.
When it comes to selecting your first set of clubs, the three main points to remember are:
Value for money
A full set of package golf clubs comes with 12 clubs and a bag included in the price. This means that you have everything you need to get out on the course for the first time and to develop your skills, all for just £329.99.
You do not have to compromise on quality because you are buying a package set. As the oldest golf brand in the world, Ben Sayers have 148 years of experience producing high-quality golf clubs.
These sets are made with very high-quality materials to ensure the clubs will continue to perform at a high level for many years, while you develop your golfing abilities.
All clubs are fitted with lightweight graphite shafts to help increase swing speeds, which in turn helps to get the ball up in the air with ease.
All our woods feature tactical flight channels and an aerodynamic crown design to promote a lower centre of gravity and higher launch angle for increased distance, accuracy and maximum forgiveness.
The classic style cavity-back stainless steel irons (5-SW) utilise perimeter weighting and a wider sole and top line to promote confident ball striking with maximum forgiveness and increased playability.