Beginner Guides

Welcome to our beginner guide hub. If you're new to the game of golf, you'll find loads of helpful hints and tips on topics like rules and scoring to more equipment based content. All written and designed with you in mind to help start your journey and enhance your enjoyment of the game.

Reviews and Tests

The BEST IRONS in golf (for every type of player!)

Choosing your irons can be a daunting task. Blades, or cavity backs. Cast, or forged. Seems like a lot of choices to be made, and that’s before you take your needs and ability into account. To simplify this task, Peter Finch came to Golfbidder to access the best from the last decade! 5 irons, 5 categories to satisfy the needs of any golfer!

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10 Golf hacks to make your life easier!!!

You'll have seen countless articles and videos detailing 'life hacks' - tips and tricks to use everyday times better and how a seemingly useless object can sometimes get you out of a bind. Here at Golfbidder HQ, we put out heads together to develop some golf hacks to help make the game as easy as possible because we think it's already pretty hard.

Buyer's Guides

How Often Do I Need New Golf Clubs?

It's fair to say that you want to know that the golf clubs and equipment you're using is as good as your playing partners when you're standing on the first tee. None of us wants to be at a disadvantage because of our equipment. Your immediate thoughts might be along the lines of "yes, I would love to change my clubs or have new clubs, but that's going to be very expensive.".

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Difference between a 5-wood, 5-hybrid & 5-iron

The difference between a 5-wood, 5-hybrid, and 5-iron may seem obvious - as always in golf, though, there is a little more to it. The 5-iron, which could be the longest iron in your bag, is sleeker in appearance than the other two clubs. The 5-wood has a bigger profile and footprint than the iron and hybrid of the same name. The 5-hybrid (the clue is in the name) is the best of both worlds.

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What's included in a golf package set???

Buying your first set of golf clubs can be an intimidating process. There are thousands to choose from, and subsequently, millions of different combinations you can make from your allowance of fourteen clubs. The great news is there's a simple solution to this problem - package sets. One decision, one box, everything you need to get started - from a driver though to a putter, and even a bag, all in matching livery and all at a very reasonable price.

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What Do The Numbers On Your Golf Clubs Mean?

If you are new to golf and are a little bit confused about what all the numbers and letters on your golf clubs mean, that's understandable. Depending on the clubs you have, you could have two or even three #5s, others with a single-digit number, some with a double-digit number, some with numbers in various places, and even some with letters!

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How does golf scoring work???

If you're new to golf, you could be foxed by some of the jargon involved in keeping score. Below are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get on how golf scoring works.

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Golf Clubs: Loft, lie, and why they matter???

Golf clubs are designed to the tightest tolerances to allow you to hit the ball exactly where you intend. But, even with all the technology in the world available, if the basics of loft and lie are not right, then the club won't perform as expected. These terms can be a Pandora's Box of technicality, but it's great to have a basic understanding.

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What to expect form your first round of golf

Golf is booming and with so many golfers coming to the game for the first time, or returning after a few years you there's a chance you might be a little apprehensive before teeing off for your first 18-holes.

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Which club to use and when???

Golf is not a game of perfect, more a game of how good your bad shots are. But sometimes, the inevitable happens, and you're well and truly 'off-piste'. Picking the right shot (and club) at the right time to get you out of some sticky situations is critical to keeping your score low and the momentum up.

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What is a scratch golfer and how good are they?

Handicaps are what make the game of golf great. They one golfer to play against any other golfer and the contest (in theory) should be pretty close. However there is a group of golfers who play off scratch, but what exactly does that mean? And how good are they in reality?

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What golf clubs do beginners need?

If you're new to golf and looking forward to getting out for your first game but don't know what actual golf clubs you'll need to start, this page is especially for you. In the guide below we're going to put any thoughts about not having the right or enough clubs to bed, and show you that golf can be played and enjoyed with just a few clubs in your bag.