A set of golf clubs

You’re allowed to carry as many as 14 clubs in your bag, but you won’t need nearly that many when you’re first learning. Instead, start with a driver, a putter, a sand wedge (it’s the club that has an “S” on the sole or a loft of 54 to 56 degrees) and supplement those with a 6-iron, an 8-iron, a pitching wedge, and a fairway wood or hybrid with 18-21 degrees of loft.

These are the clubs that are the most forgiving and easiest to get airborne.

You can find used and new titanium drivers for as little as $75 and putters for much less than online, but most larger golf and general sporting goods stores also offer racks of discounted and/or used clubs.