The Best Budget Golf Gear for All Skill Levels
Golf is flourishing in the United States right now, with a record-setting number of people playing golf in some form in 2022. More than 41 million people over the age of six years played golf (including on-course and off-course) last year. Impressively, 3.3 million people played golf on a golf course for the very first time, highlighting how efforts to grow the game are working.
While golf is becoming more inclusive, there are still a number of hurdles that many people face when trying to get into the game. The cost of teeing it up is one of those, given the array of different golf gear that is required.
In this blog post, we will highlight the very best budget golf gear that is available for golfers of all skill levels. We'll show that you don't need to spend a lot of money in order to tee it up with confidence. Let's get started with this look at beginner golf gear.
You don't need to play the exact same golf balls as the pros on the PGA TOUR do (though that is also possible). Popular options among the pros, including the Callaway Chrome Soft X and the Titleist Pro V1, are on the steep side when it comes to golf balls.
The good news is that there are many different options for golf balls available at different price points. You don't even have to stray away from the biggest brands to find great prices, either. For example, the Titleist Tour Speed 2022 golf ball offers excellent value with a similar feel to tour-quality balls.
Other good options when it comes to golf balls include the Callaway Supersoft, the Wilson Duo Soft 2023, the Srixon Distance Golf Ball, the Mizuno RB566, and the Bridgestone e6.
Golf is one of those sports where, if you wish, you can spend thousands of dollars on a single piece of equipment. Given that golfers are able to stock their golf bags with up to 14 clubs, the cost can start to rise very quickly. Again, you don't need to copy the TOUR pros as you can find great value golf clubs to match your game.
One set that we love is the Wilson Prostaff SGI, which contains a driver, 3-wood, 5-hybrid, 6 to 9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge, and putter. You can find this set for around $400 or even less, making it perfect for people new to the game.
Some other highly recommended budget sets include the RAM Accubar Plus, the MacGregor CG3000, and the Inesis 500 Irons set. The latter is a French sporting goods retailer which is starting to make waves in the golfing world thanks to its incredibly budget-friendly clubs and impressive quality.
Golf shoes aren't just a fashion statement, they offer a number of benefits when out on the course. For example, they add sturdiness and traction, allowing golfers to avoid instances where their foot slips during a shot. They also offer weatherproofing and breathability and are available in both spiked and non-spiked options.
While it's easy to find golf shoes that cost hundreds of dollars, it's just as easy to find ones that are under $100 and even under $50. One shoe that we like is the Under Armour Charged Phantom SL, which is comfortable and machine washable.
The Adidas Men's Tech Response 2.0 Golf Shoe is available for around $60, making it excellent value for money. It's also super lightweight and comfortable, as well as being efficient on all ground types.
With all your new (budget) golf gear, you'll need something with which to carry them around the course with you. That's where a budget golf bag comes in handy. If you are on a budget, there is no need to pay too much for a fancy bag; one that is lightweight, durable, and spacious enough for your gear will suffice.
One golf bag that we recommend for people on a budget includes the CHAMPKEY Lightweight Golf Bag, which costs just around $50 and even comes with rangefinder technology. It's a great feature that allows you to measure the exact distance between you and the hole.
Some other good options include Wilson Staff Feather Stand Bag, which features double straps, the Cobra Golf Ultralight Pro Stand Bag, and the Club Champ Deluxe Stand Golf Bag.
Golf gloves aren't the most expensive piece of golf gear that you will buy, but there are different price points available. If you are just starting out or aren't a serious golfer, you don't need to opt for the most expensive option.
The TaylorMade Tour Preferred Flex Glove is top quality but comes in at around $20, which isn't overly costly but you can certainly find cheaper. The FootJoy Weathersof is available at around $12, as is the Callaway Dawn Patrol Glove, while the Mizuno Elite costs around $16.
We always recommend that you play with a glove given how it helps with grip, especially during periods of inclement weather.
Best Budget Golf Gear for All Skill Levels
As this blog post highlights, it's easy to find affordable golf gear if you shop around a little. If you are new to the game, opting for budget golf gear is risk-free, allowing you to start playing without having to commit to paying for quality equipment straight away. As you get better and your ability increases, you can start to purchase better-quality gear that will enhance your game further.
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