The Best Equipment for Beginners & High Handicappers - Golf Sidekick

The Best Equipment for Beginners & High Handicappers

Beginner sets don't come with a wedge and it's vital to have a great wedge to get out of bunkers and for chipping around the green. 

We're price-conscious for beginners too so we've listed the most value for money options out there.


A putter can be the difference between enjoying golf and hating it.

We've found the best value for money putters for beginners so you don't blow the budget on stuff you don't need.

most forgiving irons

Forgiving irons that go straight and long are important when you're a high handicapper or beginner. They make it easy to hit the ball on the green.

Take a look at the most forgiving irons to help your game instantly.


Hybrids have changed the game in recent years. They're so easy to hit and are an instant replacement for 2, 3 and 4 irons in the set.

Even pros have put these in the bag in place of their long irons because they're just that effective

Fairway woods are a beginners secret weapon on the course.

They go longer and higher and are easier to hit than drivers. We've found the best possible solutions to hit more fairways and greens to slash your handicap and make golf more fun.

While not always 100% necessary, everyone wants to have a nice loud booming driver and we don't blame you!

We've outlined the best possible ones for you to make hitting those long bombs easier.

Knowing the distance to water, bunkers, and the green makes a huge difference to your game. 

These things are generally expensive but we've sourced the very best budget rangefinders out there.

Here we outline the absolute necessities to hit the golf course so you don't have to be that guy who needs to borrow stuff all the time off the other guys!

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Gary Hutcheson says

Just wondering how/why you live in Thailand ? do you work there and play evenings ? is the green fees extortionate ? thinking about moving there at some point 🙂 cheers Gary

David S Williams says

Matt – I am a new golfer so to speak as I haven’t played at all in 6years. Just happened upon your website this week (October 2019) Have really enjoyed and appreciate. ALL of what you have to say, advise and your videos! I was wondering if you would be so kind as to give me your opinion as to my setup. OR any other comments you might provide/advise. Thanks in advance. Happy Golfing…

Here are my clubs

Cleveland Launcher HB Hybrid irons Graphite shafts (Miyazaki Kua)( NEW CLUBS) 5 – 24d, 6-27d, 7-30d, 8-34d, 9-39d, pw-44d…; OLD CLUBS about 12 y.o. -> Cleveland launcher 3 wood; 15d; Wilson Staff (5wood???) 19.5d


I tend to hit “fades”- My swing speed in only 70-75mph as I have been trying to do “easy” swings in order to get used to the new clubs… – these clubs are not “fitted” as the local pro shop I bought them at says they aren’t able to be adjusted in any way ( after I already purchased them). Entry level and all I guess.

Thanks for your time. — Dave

    Matt says

    Honestly, I would advise a lesson with a reputable coach. That will definitely leap frog you ahead much quicker than anythng else

David S Williams says

Oh, almost forget that Wedge: Cleveland CBX2 48d

Cale says

What are your recommendations for re-gripping your clubs? I’m reading that they recommend you change your club grips every 40 rounds. Do you do this? Do you get Golf Pride grips or a cheaper option? Thanks in advance.

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