Average Cost of Golf Clubs?- What to Expect When Buying

So you’re looking to buy a new golf set but want to know how much you should expect to pay?

Drivers- $300-400

Drivers are becoming increasingly expensive because of all of the technology and innovation that goes into the club heads and shafts. The goal is to eliminate as much spin as possible when you make contact with the golf ball so that you can have longer straighter drives. My favorite driver companies are:

  • Taylormade
  • Titliest
  • Callaway
  • Ping
  • Srixon

Irons- $800- 1,200

Full iron sets come usually with the following golf clubs:

  • 3 iron
  • 4 iron
  • 5 iron
  • 6 iron
  • 7 iron
  • 8 iron
  • 9 iron
  • Pitching Wedge

It’s up to the buyer if they want to include a 4 or 5 iron which can alter the price of the set. As with the drivers, most name brand irons sets are quite pricey because of the technology that goes into the club to make your shots more consistent. Such factors include:

  • Changing the weight of the club
  • Changing the face angle of the club
  • Changing the club head design to increase or decrease friction with the ground

Wedges- $100 Per Wedge

As you become more skilled with your golf wedges, most golfers elect to choose one of the following wedge combinations:

Option 1: 

  • 52 degree (gap wedge)
  • 56 degree (sand wedge)
  • 60 degree (lob wedge)

Option 2:

  • 50 degree
  • 54 degree
  • 58 degree

The goal when choosing wedges is to close any distance gaps that you may have from club to club. For a rule of thumb: every increase of 4 degrees (from club to club) equals about a 10-15 yard difference. This means that the difference between a sand wedge and a lob wedge will be around a 10-15 yards. Here are a few of my favorite brands for wedges:

  • Cleveland
  • Vokey (Titliest)
  • Callaway

Putters- $150-200

Most top brand putters are going to be around $150-200. The reason why is much like I have stated above. The technology used when making putters is advancing which is why many of the top putters are made with specific weights and launch angles that are made to help your putting stroke. A few of my favorite putting brands are:

Beginning Sets – $200

Beginning sets are pre-packaged golf clubs that come with a slight variations of the following items:

  • Stand Golf Bag
  • Driver
  • 3 Wood
  • 4 Hybrid
  • 5-9 iron
  • Pitching Wedge/ Sand Wedge
  • Putter
  • Clubhead cover

My advice: If you are newer to golf, I recommend starting with a beginning starter set

  1. You’ll save a lot of money starting with a full set instead of individually buying your clubs
  2. Once you start to gain confidence and start becoming more consistent with your golf shots, then you can move up and purchase newer golf equipment

Here are my favorite options: (learn more about them in my review here)

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