When first learning golf, it isn't necessary to spend a lot of money on brand-new equipment. In fact, it's likely to be a waste, considering you probably don't even know what you should buy. Instead, start by borrowing a club or two from a friend and visit the driving range to begin developing a feel for the game. You can even practice short shots in the yard or practice putting on your carpet.
If you want clubs of your own, but don't want to spring for an entire set, you can order a single club through Thomas Golf. The company offers free, online custom fitting, and all Thomas Golf clubs feature advanced alignment technology – both big advantages when you’re learning to play. Borrowed or rented clubs may not be a good fit for you, and you’ll develop a swing that’s unnatural and awkward. Furthermore, the alignment technology will help you learn to properly aim your shots, one of golf’s most important fundamentals. It is highly advisable to start the game with the correct fitting clubs but if you must begin with clubs that aren't properly fitted then there are some adjustments you can make such as gripping down on a club that is too long or swinging easier if the shaft is too flexible.
Once you've begun figuring out your swing, it may be time to purchase a full set of clubs. Thomas Golf offers a variety of sets for beginners to advanced players, allowing you to upgrade your equipment as your skills improve.