Starting out in golf can be expensive if you want to buy all the equipment that you might need but it doesn't actually have to be.
There are a few options for a beginner in golf to consider when buying their first set of clubs. First of all are you going to buy a set of new golf clubs or are you going to buy used ones? You can often find a second hand set of clubs advertised at your local golf club or in the classifieds. This can be a very economical way of starting off as you can get some great deals. However, one drawback here is that you don't know what you are getting. How often have the clubs been used? Are they damaged at all? Which model are they - are they 20 years old and behind the times in terms of golf club development? Unless you know the person that is selling them you might struggle to answer these questions.
The second option is to buy a new set of clubs. Some golfers might be put off this idea as they think new golf clubs have to cost a lot of money. However, this is not always the case. There are a lot of brands out there that make golf club sets for the beginner market, with some of them available at outlet prices. These golf clubs are perfectly suitable for a beginner and can even cost less than $100. With these clubs you know you are getting newly manufactured clubs with no chips, cracks, scratches etc, that won't confuse your game even more. If you prefer to go with the well known brand names then of course you could buy a new set of clubs from someone like Calloway where you have a trusted and well-known name and clubs you know you can use for years to come.
Another option that you may not have heard about is to buy brand name pre-owned golf clubs. This is almost the best of both worlds. You get a great brand name and often you get a choice of prices depending on the condition of the clubs. The clubs have all been checked over for you so you know the condition and that they are suitable for your use.
So, there should be beginner clubs available to suit all budgets, just have a look around and you will find something that will suit you.