I just started out and built my set for £500 from a number of sources. Irons ex demo from american golf (callaway xr), bag new from american golf (wilson staff stand bag), lob wedge (fazer xr) new from american golf, driver off the for sale section on golf monthly forum (ping g10), fairway woods off facebook marketplace (ping g5) and hybrid (callaway xr) discounted from decathlon. Just need a putter now as still using old donnay effort i borrowed from brother. Think i have a pretty good set that will do me a few years until im good enough to merit upgrading. Spent about £250 on lessons so far.