Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you can't take up the game of golf. While there are many types of expensive golf equipment and accessories out there, you can find used equipment online, in used sporting goods stores, through classifieds, and from friends and family. If the majority of your money will be spent on instructors and playing at different golf courses, saving money on equipment can help you stay within your budget.
Common items you can find used include golf clubs, accessories including gloves, hats, and caps for your clubs, golf carts, and golf bags. Depending on your needs, you can buy almost all of your equipment used. When shopping for used equipment, make sure you test it out to ensure that the quality is good. While you can ignore scratches, bent clubs, or broken golf bags are not worth the investment and you should keep looking.
Even though many golfers order custom golf clubs because they want a perfect fit, you don't have to when learning how to play golf. You can rent golf clubs or you can buy them used. Make sure they are the right size and that all the clubs are available. Buying a set that is missing a few clubs is not the best choice when learning how to golf. Even though you will eventually have your favorite clubs, you need to use each club while learning so you can become a better player.
Searching online auction sites is a great way to find new and used golf equipment. All you have to do is bid on items that you like and wait until the auction is over. If you win, you will be responsible for paying the shipping costs. Even with shipping costs, most golf clubs and equipment is less expensive than buying it new.
To improve your golf swing, you may be able to find used computer software that can be used to analyze your swing and let you know how to make improvements. This software can be found in various places and stores, so look for it when it is on sale to save more money. Other items that can help your swing include DVD's, books, and audio tapes.
As you can see, there are many options when looking for used golf equipment. Once you hit the course no one will care that you have a new golf bag or not. The only thing they will care about is your performance on the course.