People always ask me about my equipment and whether or not there is a noticeable difference in how I play the sport. The truth is, equipment can help you take a few strokes off of your game, but it is not the end all be all. In many cases, equipment is very expensive and whether or not people realize it, there is a lot more to the game than having the best clubs.
Mechanics play a large role in how your game will go, period. A good set of clubs can help you fine-tune your game and mechanics, but the fact remains that without a good base for mechanics, no equipment will help you improve your game.
What to invest in
Honestly, when people ask me what to invest in in golf, I always tell them “lessons”. Getting your mechanics right is the key in shaving strokes off of your game unlike any equipment will be able to. Aside from that, you do not necessarily need to buy expensive clubs, but rather clubs that you feel comfortable with.
The golf world is centered around money, and companies will try to sell you equipment that you may not necessarily need. There is a difference between balls and how they fly, but for the most part, any ball past a certain point will do. Equipment can make a difference, but do not place too much stake in buying the latest and greatest of equipment until you have worked out your mechanics.