How well you play the game of golf will depend on many things. Your skill, of course, comes first, and is something you can always work to improve. Weather and course conditions also play a role, but you cannot control either of those. The equipment you use is also a large part of you well or how poorly your game goes. Picking out a golf set, which generally includes clubs and a golf bag and perhaps some additional accessories, is all about determining your needs and your budget. For example, you can spend $ 1500 on a set of really quality golf clubs. But if you don't plan to play that often, or if you are not advanced enough for the level of equipment to matter to that degree, such a large investment is probably not worth your money. So first set your budget (based on how seriously you take the game, and how much spending flexibility you have), and then go out shopping for a golf set. When you do get out there to buy the set of clubs, you will know the price range in which you are working, and from there you can decide what set best meets your needs based on that budget. Factors you will weigh include the number of clubs in the set, how long they are, the materials they are made from, the design quality and durability, and similar factors. Then, decide if you want a new or used set of clubs. If your budget is low and the clubs are for someone who isn't necessarily dedicated to the sport (excited, but may lose interest), a used set is a great place to start. Then look for what you want in a set. A good set of clubs will include two or three woods, eight (or more) irons, and two or three wedges. You will, in most cases, need to pick out a putter individually to add to the set. This is because putters are very unique, and everyone wants something a little different. Selling putters separately from the rest of the golf club set lets you get a consistent set of woods and irons with a personalized putter, so it's comfortable for you. Another advantage of buying TaylorMade burner 2.0 irons in a set, as opposed to individually, is that they are more affordable that way. Especially during a slow economy, pro shops and sporting goods stores are eager to make sales. You may even be able to talk them into a reduced bag price if you buy a whole set.