Should you buy your golf clubs as a package set?

Should you buy your golf clubs as a package set?

Should you buy your golf clubs as a package set?

Things you should know before buying a set of golf clubs

Is it better to buy golf clubs sets or to build your own set individually?

This is a question many golfers ask themselves, particularly those just getting started.

There are pros and cons to both options, so it’s important to understand everything before you make your decision.

Even if you find a great bargain, it’s still a major investment that you want to last for years down the line.

So, what exactly do you need to consider? Let’s find out. 

What’s your budget?

A full, brand-new set of golf clubs will be sure to set you back a few hundred, sometimes even thousands of pounds.

At Clarkes Golf Centre, our package golf clubs sets start at just £399.

The Wilson Profile XD Steel Golf Package Set for example, includes all the basics (Driver, Fairway Wood & Hybrid, Irons, and Putter) to get you started.

It’s important for you to keep your budget in mind and figure out how much you’re willing to spend on your clubs before you start shopping around. 

How often do you play?

When shopping for clubs, another very important thing for you to think about is how much time you spend playing golf.

It might seem strange but really think about it.

Some people only hit the course 2 or 3 times a year, while others play more frequently – visiting the green a few times each week.

If you’re not playing frequently, then it probably isn’t worth investing in a full set of expensive clubs – maybe just a small set of the essentials that includes a driver, irons and a putter. 

How good is your golf game?

Skill is a tough one to judge in golf, especially when you’re just starting out.

If you’re a beginner, there’s obviously a lot to learn, and your level of skill will be a determining factor in the clubs you choose.

If you’re new to the course, you might not want to go out and spend so much on building your own set of clubs, so it’s best to start with a package set.

As your game improves, you’ll be able to identify specific clubs that will help up your game even further and add these to your collection as you go.

If you’re new to the course, keep it simple and start with the basics; as your game improves and you get a feel for your strengths and weaknesses, you’ll be able to identify specific clubs that will help you improve even more. 

What’re the advantages of buying clubs as a set?

There’s a host of benefits, especially for new golfers, to buying clubs in a set.

They’re a good way to start out and get into the game, and its less expensive to buy a complete set with all the basic (but essential) clubs you’ll need as a beginner.

This also means there are less decisions for you to make when you’re not entirely sure what clubs you need and that you can upgrade or add to the set as your skills develop.

If you compare the cost of building up your own collection with buying a set of clubs a full set, you’ll notice that the latter is much more budget-friendly. 

What’re the advantages of building your own set?

The main and most noticeable benefit of buying clubs separately is that you have a lot more freedom.

For example, you might like a driver from one company, but prefer the irons or putter from someone else.

Purchasing clubs separately allows you to mix and match to fit your preferences.

As you develop, you’ll get to know what works best for you and what doesn’t – and you can look for specific clubs that minimise your weak areas while taking full advantage of your strengths.

Getting the right combination of clubs to reflect your style and skill will make a significant difference to your golf game. 

Golf clubs at Clarkes Golf Centre

When prepping for your game of golf, look no further than Clarkes Golf Centre.

We supply all you could possibly need to play to the best of your ability, so be sure to check out our fantastic range of clubs today!

Before spending your money though, don’t forget to consider your strengths and weaknesses as a player as well as how serious you are about the game.

If you’re just starting out, a package set might be your best bet, and you can build your collection up as you go.

If you have a good idea of what you want and what works best for you, then you can take full advantage of the freedom of selecting your own components individually.

For more information, give our professionals a call on 01744 419914 or email and they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

22 December 2021