What Are the Best Beginner Golf Clubs for Women?

best golf clubs for womenPrior to visiting your local retailer to purchase your set of women’s clubs, it’s important to know all the ins and outs such as your ideal clubface type, the size of your driver, the best putter style, club shaft material, shaft flex, and other necessary things. If you’re a complete beginner (which you prob are reading this) then it’s important to know all these things so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the salesperson and so you can make a more informed decision. Before you get into this, have you had a look at my best golf clubs for beginners post?

So, which are the best women’s golf clubs for beginners?

Are Expensive Clubs my Best Choice?

No. Many beginners often fall into this trap thinking the pricier the better. In fact, they couldn’t be further from the truth. The more affordable clubs are specially built for beginners like you, with their cavity backs (will speak about below) and oversized clubheads, they’re built to promote forgiveness in your shot making, whereas the pricier clubs often leave little in the way of forgiveness.

What to Look for in Your Ideal Set of Women’s Clubs

Let’s start off with length. Having the correct length of golf clubs will help you with your accuracy and distance. If you’re of a standard height and build then standard length golf clubs are fine, however, if you’re above average/below average height and build then you may need to buy accordingly.

Another thing to take into consideration is that a woman’s swing speed is often slower than that of a man’s. So to counteract this you’ll need clubs that help increase loft and distance. Beginners always find that woods and drivers that have a larger clubhead and flatter sole are much easier to use.

If you have any problems hitting your woods and driver not to worry, lower your hands down the grip a little and try again. For a beginner, the woods and driver are often the hardest to hit because they’re much longer than a 7 iron for instance. By lowering your grip of the club your shortening your swing and therefore increasing your control.

What Should My Set Contain?

You are allowed to carry up to 14 clubs in your bag during a round of golf, but as a beginner, you won’t be needing that many. The more experienced golfer tends to make use of the longer irons such as the 2,3, and 4. You won’t be needing these clubs. You can start with a 6 iron and go through to the sand wedge and pitching wedge. These are shorter irons and are therefore much easier to control with more loft.

For beginners, hybrids can also be used as these bridge the gap between woods and the longer irons and are much easier to hit than a fairway wood.

As you continue to practice you’ll learn which setup is right for you, but to start with I would recommend something like this:

  • An oversized Titanium driver with graphite/steel shaft
  • 3 and 5 high loft flat soled fairway woods
  • 3, 4, and 5 hybrid clubs
  • 6, 7, 8, 9 irons and sand wedge and pitching wedge
  • a mallet putter

Our Recommended Beginner Golf Set for Women

Golf Girl FWS2 PETITE Lady Pink Hybrid Club Set & Cart Bag – The best ladies golf clubs for beginners!

Exclusive to Golf Outlets of America Inc, the latest set from Golf Girl. Features: 460cc oversized driver with graphite shaft and the biggest sweet spot legally allowed. Oversized 3 wood with graphite shaft. 3/4 hybrid with graphite shaft great for long approach shots or getting out of trouble. Zippered headcovers for driver, wood, and hybrid. 5-6-7-8-9-PW deep cavity back irons with graphite shafts are easy to hit and more forgiving than previous models. Putter. Deluxe cart bag featuring plenty of external pockets including valuables pocket and full-length clothing pocket.

These are available at Amazon.com and are one of the best women’s golf clubs for beginners!

11 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Rob, Looking into buy my first golf clubs. What do you think of the Calloway Diablo Octane?
    I am 65 years young! What irons and woods/hybrids do I need?

    • Hi Nancy, thanks so much for stopping by. The Octanes are superb clubs, there’s a few variations of them available though, so you need to think about ones that are catered to your own game. I’ve been looking around and found an excellent deal for you on Amazon.com, the driver is going for $189 right now, and the woods are going for just $149. I’d go for the higher loft options with ladies flex and graphite shaft. I’d recommend at least an 11.5 degree loft on the driver and 24 on the fairway woods.

      With regards Irons/Hybrids, I always like to stick with the same range of clubs at least, but the anything from Callaway tends to be more expensive as you’re paying for the name, and same range of irons are always a lot more expensive than the woods and driver combined. If you don’t mind paying out a little extra for some high quality irons, then I’d recommend the Callaway Diablo Edge Irons, again with ladies flex, and full graphite shaft. The set comes with the 3 & 4 Hybrid, as well as the 6,7,8, and 9 irons, plus an approach wedge (AW) and PW.

  2. Hello Rob,
    I’m going to be in a tournament with my boss, it’s my first time playing. I’ve only taken three lessons (1 hr each with a dozen other people) and know how to swing, stand and actually do well but I don’t have clubs. I went to the local golf store and found a Tiger Shark 10 piece golf club set and they had them 50% off (regular price $300). What do you think of the clubs? Do you recommend any other brands? I am 5’2.
    Thanks,
    Leticia!

  3. I puchased Paragon clubs for my wife and as a beginner, she loves them. These are super forgiving clubs that allows her longer shots and puts the ball in the air. How would you compare those to the Golf Girl FWS2 PETITE Lady Pink Hybrid Club Set & Cart Bag?

  4. I am a beginner golfer and vertically challenged (5 feet tall) I wanted to purchase the Golf Girl petite clubs but they’re out of stock everywhere. I don’t want to spend a lot of money quite yet, any suggestions?

  5. I just received the Golf Girl FWS2 PETITE Lady Pink Hybrid Club Set & Cart Bag from Amazon.com. However, while it had a pitching wedge, it did NOT include a sand wedge. (After carefully reading the Amazon blub I realize it was not supposed to.) Is it possible to add the sand wedge a la carte?

  6. I am a beginner saw your beginner articles and your recommendation for beginner club sets. I am 5’5 is the petite golf girl set appropriate for my height? Thanks for your help!

  7. This is a great article! Are there any clubs that you recommend that aren’t pink. Sorry I’m just not a fan of the color. I will take anything else. Thanks!

  8. Hi Rob,
    I have been playing golf for 8 years (29 handicap). Recently I only seem to play well with irons.
    My set is taylor made burners (6-sw). I recently bought a cheap callaway hot X 4 iron, and use it well.
    I’ve been looking into buying a set, but I see the hotX2 have replaced them, and a new big bertha is soon to be launched – the reviews look like they’re worth waiting for – what do you think?
    Also the cobra 3400 1/XH reads well too.
    I am looking for a light graphite set, with the biggest sweet spot known to man (or woman in my case)!
    Any suggestions?

  9. Hi Rob, those beginner clubs you listed are no longer available on Amazon…any other suggestions on beginner sets ?

    Thanks

    Russ Wheatley

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