Building the Ultimate Golf Bag - June 2022
This Value Bag is built from pre-loved golf clubs of our selection. We’ve highlighted these clubs for their affordability and their ability to fit any player's game. Please keep in mind that these prices are accurate as of the release date of this article.
There’s no way around it, building a golf bag full of clubs is a sizeable expense for anyone looking to get into the sport. Fortunately for newcomers, there are budget-friendly alternatives to buying the newest golf clubs from the biggest brands in the sport.
You can turn to club sets if you want a quick fix, but if you’re looking for a personalized experience, building your own set with pre-loved golf clubs is the best way to get the most of your money. To help you make up your mind, here are some affordable suggestions to build a set of golf clubs for less than $1250.
Six affordable golf clubs that you should consider:
- TaylorMade SLDR Driver
- TaylorMade Burner Steel Fairway Wood
- Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid
- Cobra F-Max Airspeed Iron Set
- TaylorMade Z Spin 2017 Wedge
- TaylorMade Redline 17 Monte Carlo Putter
If you’re looking for additional affordable club suggestions, check out Golf Avenue’s last buying guide for the month of March.
TaylorMade SLDR Driver
The TaylorMade SLDR driver is a very reliable driver, especially for golfers looking to fix a flawed ball flight trajectory. Struggling with a slice or a hook? Slide the adjustable weight located on the sole of the club, right under the clubface to adjust the club’s weight bias.
This type of track-mounted adjustable weight is usually targeted to more skilled players, but in the SLDR, there’s enough forgiveness so that even new golfers or beginner golfers can find success off the tee.
What you’ll like about the TaylorMade SLDR Driver:
- Track-mounted adjustable weight to customize ball flight
- Large clubhead to help with confidence at address
- Impressively high level of forgiveness on mishits for an adjustable club
TaylorMade Burner Steel Fairway Wood
The TaylorMade Burner Steel fairway wood is another classic golf club from TaylorMade. While it may not be fully loaded with technological perks, it’ll help less experienced golfers find success both off the tee and down in the fairway.
Equipped with an additional weight at the back of the sole, the Burner Steel is designed to help struggling golfers launch the golf ball in the air. Weight distribution and the lightweight materials used to build this club make it easier to handle for people who are new to the sport.
What you’ll like about the TaylorMade Burner Steel Fairway Wood:
- Lightweight club for easier control
- Added weight at the back of the sole for more launch at impact
- Forgiving clubface on mishits, both off the tee and in the fairway
Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid
The Callaway Steelhead XR hybrid features a large clubhead designed to help both with confidence at address and with forgiveness on mishits. The larger clubhead also helps with weight transfer and power at impact sending the ball further than ever.
This club is ideal for golfers who have a hard time generating a lot of swing speed. As it’s a hybrid, it’s the perfect option for less experienced golfers who struggle with their longer irons. The Steelhead XR hybrid will help you strike the ball with ease every time regardless of your lie on the course.
What you’ll like about the Callaway Steelhead XR Hybrid:
- Massive clubhead helps with confidence and forgiveness
- Lightweight clubhead to maximize control
- Easier to hit than longer irons
Cobra F-Max Airspeed Iron Set
The Cobra F-Max Airspeed iron set is designed to help new golfers get acquainted with the sport. Club weight and ease of swinging were the main points of focus for Cobra as beginners tend to struggle with heavier clubs as they’re harder to handle.
These irons’ clubface feature offset near the hosel to counter the slice which often plagues the ball striking abilities of less experienced golfers. Pair these irons’ offset with some easy iron drills, and you'll be hitting birdies in no time.
What you’ll like about the Cobra F-Max Airspeed Iron Set:
- Large clubhead making for an expanded target for the golf ball at impact
- Lightweight clubhead for added control
- Massive offset near the hosel to counter the slice
TaylorMade Z Spin 2017 Wedge
The TaylorMade Z Spin 2017 wedge is another perfect golf club for beginners. Any golfer who picks up this wedge will be able to seamlessly add it to their golf bag and make good use of it on the course. Its simplistic, yet highly efficient build is all you could ever need from a wedge.
It’s also mounted on sole that tends to feature a high degree of bounce so that you can avoid digging into the ground too much when striking the ball.
What you’ll like about the TaylorMade Z Spin 2017 Wedge:
- Classy chrome finish
- High bounce rate to help at impact
- Simplistic design allows you to focus solely on the shot at hand
TaylorMade Redline 17 Monte Carlo Putter
The TaylorMade Redline 17 Monte Carlo putter is built on a half-mallet body to help newcomers to the sport find more success on the greens. Halfway between mallet and blade putters, half-mallet putters are meant to strike the balance between the blade’s control and the mallet’s forgiveness.
An insert is featured in the clubface of the Redline 17 Monte Carlo to help players have a better feel for the ball at impact, despite the larger clubhead. On the other hand, the larger clubhead will provide forgiveness on off-centered strikes.
What you’ll like about the TaylorMade Redline 17 Monte Carlo Putter:
- Good feel for the ball at impact
- Impressive level of control over the golf ball
- Lightweight feel for more control over the swing path
Before you go, don't forget that while some specific clubs were listed above, Golf Avenue’s vast online inventory includes many more pre-loved golf clubs that will serve you just as well as the ones listed above, for a price that won’t break the bank!
If you’re looking for more advice on how to build the perfect set of clubs on a budget, be sure to book a call with Golf Avenue’s expert team. They’ll provide expert advice on how to pick the right golf clubs for you.
Until next time,
The Golf Avenue team
Find our suggestions of pre-loved clubs to help you build your very own golf bag for under $1000! Our choices are based on affordability and playstyle flexibility.