TOP 10 golf sets on the US market

Buying a golf set is a somewhat more expensive investment, so its contents and available options should be considered in detail. A golf set usually includes a set of golf clubs whose characteristics will cover the needs of each type of swing (i.e. short and long game, putter and more). The purchase of a golf set is advantageous for players who intend to play golf regularly (whether recreational, amateur or professional), especially because of the lower price of individual clubs of corresponding quality, as well as the comparable quality level of all clubs in the set.

When to buy a golf set

Getting a golf set is optimal if you are going to practice the whole game or participate in amateur tournaments, etc. The sets are mainly intended for more advanced players who have already had some initial training and can distinguish the differences in the swings of the different types of clubs.

If you are still considering golf, it is better to start with just one club (ideally an iron) and learn the basics of swing technique. This will give you the experience you need to refine your swing.

What the golf set contains

A golf set consists of a maximum of 14 clubs of different material, shaping (defining use for specific types of swings) and affiliation to sub-sets. These are made up of the following types:

  • wood
  • iron
  • hybrids
  • wedge
  • putters

Individual sets may differ from each other in the number of clubs from each set, and are usually designed to contain clubs with different playing characteristics. Each set contains at least one club from each set, more are usually made of woods and irons.

Wood

The Wood category is divided into several subcategories. In every golf set tends to feature driver, which is the No. 1 wood for the long game. Driver woods usually have a very low loft (head slope) and a shorter shaft (handle) for more accurate ball striking. However, this configuration varies depending on the experience of the golfer, generally a longer shaft means a longer trajectory, but a really precise ball hit is required, so amateur players should have shorter driver clubs with a higher loft.

Next to the driver, the next subcategory of wood sets are fairway woods, which are other clubs for longer play. These are woods #3, 5, 7 and 9, and in a golf set, there are usually woods #3 and 5. Fairway woods are also fitted with a long shaft and have a higher loft value.

Iron

Similar to woods, irons are a classic golf club. They are used for shorter play (usually from ball distances less than 180-170 yards from the hole). The number designation of the irons also characterizes the loft and shaft length – the higher the number (from 1 to 9) the higher the loft and shorter the shaft.

The irons in a set tend to be represented in larger numbers and on a full scale (numbers 1 and 2 are omitted) to allow you to choose the type according to the distance from the hole. Basically, it is an inverse relationship, i.e. the closer the player is to the hole (the shorter the distance), the higher the club number he should choose.

Beginners should choose clubs with greater length and head width for easier hitting. Although the clubs are referred to as iron, they are normally made from alloys, so here the name is historical and generally related to the fact that the club head is metal.

Lower quality irons have heads made from aluminium or zinc alloys, while professional clubs are made from stainless steel or a steel and tungsten alloy.

Hybrids

Hybrid golf clubs are a modern type of club that combines wood and iron in design with regard to the shape of the head. Hybrids are mainly used by beginners and moderately advanced players, as they are shaped for more accurate swings and can be used for both long and short game.

The numbering of the hybrids is the same as the irons and they alternate in basically the highest numbers of the woods and the lowest numbers of the irons. Thanks to evolving technology, essentially the entire range of woods and irons can be replaced with hybrid clubs in one set only, but they are primarily intended for training.

The stroke with these clubs is usually very good even if the sweetspot is not completely hit, which is why they are also called rescue clubs (rescue club). In conventional sets, hybrid 3 and 4 clubs are represented, which are used to hit balls that would be hit with a 5 or 7 wood or a 3 or 4 iron in conventional sets.

Wedge

Wedges are used alongside standard irons and are a special type of club developed from this subcategory.

It is a special type of clubs with metal head with specific shaping used mainly for shots that are passed on the hole (very short game), or applied when the ball is stuck in some more accessible obstacle (sand, mud, tall grass, soft soil, etc.).

Wedges have different characteristics and purposes, which is why they are also referred to by special names:

  • pitching wedge – originally made as a No. 10 iron, it is designed for very short tee shots; this wedge tends to be (like the driver) a standard part of a golf set
  • sand wedge – is a club designed for the high game that is specially shaped for hitting from the sand
  • gap (approach, utility or also attack) wedge – is an approach club used for very short distances from the hole; it is not usually found in a golf set, it is fully replaced by the pitching wedge
  • lob wedge – has a very high loft and is designed for overcoming very difficult obstacles requiring a nearly perpendicular trajectory, most often used when the ball ends up in a sand trap – a bunker, which is a special hilly obstacle with a sandy slope; the lob wedge can be further modified into a high-lob wedge, which has similar characteristics with higher hitting power

Putters

Putters are the finishing clubs that are used to play on the putting green. These putters are used to move the ball into the hole, the strokes with these putters no longer have height, the ball rolls down the hole along a path, not a trajectory.

The basic division of putters is related to the shape of their head and the slope of the shaft, and they are distinguished by default:

  • blade – putter with very narrow straight head with small sweetspot
  • half-mallet – designed for advanced players, the head is slightly larger and more massive
  • mallet – is mainly chosen by beginners, as it allows to hit the ball better, but its accuracy and handling are a degree worse than the mallet

How to choose a golf set

Golf sets differ from each other depending on the target group that should use the clubs – so the following aspects should be your primary consideration when choosing:

  • the ability of the player – beginner, advanced, professional, etc.
  • age category – sets for children and teenagers (junior – can be further graded according to sub-age categories and with regard to the height of the player), sets for adults
  • gender – a golf set can be differentiated as designed specifically for men (men's) or women (women's) – the difference is usually in the material and overall weight of the clubs, the shape of the heads can also be customized
  • dominant hand – sets are usually composed of sticks designed for left-handed or right-handed (the orientation of the heads of the sticks is distinguished)
  • Bag type – golf sets are usually supplied with a bag, so you need to decide whether to use a carry bag or trolley etc.

Golf sets are produced by a number of manufacturers whose focus is usually comprehensively oriented either to all golf equipment or directly to clubs.

Some (especially professional) sets may also be composed of clubs of different brands (or a quality bag is combined with clubs of other manufacturers), as there are reputable companies that deal exclusively with the production of some sets or individual clubs.

The price of a set varies in the order of units to tens of thousands depending on the type of bag and the quality level of sticks. The most famous suppliers of golf sets are:

  • Callaway
  • Wilson
  • Spaldig
  • Titleist
  • Cleveland
  • and others

When selecting a golf set, it is a good idea to look at a few specific parameters, which include, but are not limited to:

  • number and type of integrated clubs
  • specification of dominant hand and handicap
  • quality and type of bag
  • headcovering provisions (headcovering bags for the heads of the clubs)

Parameter table for golf sets

Property Usual Parameters
Number of sticks up to 14
Type of sticks driver, putter, number of woods, number of irons, pitching wedge, lob wedge
Dominant orientation right/left
Shaft material metal/graphite/composite
Flex shaft (flexibility) extra stiff (XS) / stiff (S) / firm (F or Uni) / regular (R) / senior(S) / amateur(A) / ladies (L or W)
Handicap low/high
Player level beginner/advanced/amateur/professional
Player Characteristics male/female/child/universal
Bag cart bag/stand bag
Headcovery yes/no

The most popular types of golf sets according to consumers

A specific golf set should be chosen with regard to its purpose – if you play golf passionately but recreationally, it is good to focus more on the price/performance ratio (i.e. what maximum number and type of clubs you can get in the specified price level).

In case you are an honest amateur player, it is better to pay more for the quality corresponding to your handicap, the clubs will have a longer life and the set-up will match the complete needs and requirements you will have for the game. Here are the top 10 best-selling golf sets that consumers are choosing.

Spaldig BULLET CP9.5 – Review

Designed for right-handed golfers, the men's golf set from Spaldig is a very high quality product at an affordable price. The set is designed primarily for beginner or intermediate recreational golfers and includes a total of 9 clubs – one driver and one hybrid with high loft (replacing low number irons), as well as irons #6-9, sand wedge, pitching wedge and blade putter.

All clubs have a graphite shaft with flex (flexibility) of the regular type, the set includes a bag fitted with waterproof sheathing and covers for the driver and hybrid.

Reasons to buy the Spaldig BULLET CP9.5 golf set

  • good quality clubs with good durability designed for beginners
  • lower club count covering the full range of strokes
  • value for money

Reasons not to buy the Spaldig BULLET CP9.5 golf set

  • is designed primarily for less experienced players
  • less variable for long game
  • blade putter not quite suitable for beginners

Wilson Profile XD – Review

The Profile XD golf set from Wilson is designed for left-handed players and designed for men, but it can also be used as a women's set for taller players (shaft lengths match men's set standards.

This set includes 10 clubs – driver and fairway #3 (with covers), hybrid 5H (with cover alternates higher fairway numbers and lower iron numbers), irons 6-9, pitching and dand wedge, and a blade putter. Shaft clubs are graphite with regular flex (regular). The golf clubs fold into a stand bag.

Reasons to buy the Wilson Profile XD golf set

  • a quality set for beginners and intermediate players, left-handed players, men and women
  • a selection of clubs to suit the needs of recreational players
  • favorable price

Reasons not to buy a Wilson Profile XD golf set

  • blade putter has more challenging controls for beginners
  • the 10-stick standbag is quite heavy despite its lightweight construction
  • little bag storage space, low equipment level

CALLAWAY Solaire 11 Piece – review

The Solaire golf set from Callaway is a higher quality product, designed for more advanced women golfers. The set is made for both left-handed and right-handed players, so it is necessary to distinguish between RH (right-handed) and LH (left-handed).

The set includes 10 clubs – driver, fairway No. 3, hybrids No. 5 and 6 (replacing higher fairway numbers and irons up to No. 6), irons No. 7-9, pitching and sand wedge, mallet putter. The woods and hybrids are fitted with covers, the shafts are graphite with W flex. The set is stored in a cart bag with a six-compartment organizer and seven pockets.

Reasons to buy the Callaway Solaire 11 Piece Golf Set

  • variable applications
  • good bag features with large storage compartments
  • composition of the set meets the needs of advanced players
  • design shaft

Reasons not to get the Callaway Solaire 11 Piece Golf Set

  • not quite suitable for beginners
  • high price

Callaway Warbird 5 Review

The Warbird 5 men's golf set from Callaway is designed for the more demanding, experienced player. The set is available in both right-handed (RH) and left-handed (LH) versions. The set includes 12 clubs and a cart bag.

In addition to the driver and fairway No. 3, it includes a hybrid No. 3, irons Nos. 4-9, pitching and sand wedge, and a mallet putter. The shafts of the clubs are made of stainless steel with Uni flex. Woods and hybrids are fitted with covers

Reasons to buy the Callaway Warbird 5 golf set

  • ideal for advanced golfers
  • universal in terms of dominance
  • quality clubs with advanced design
  • modern putter design
  • spacious bag

Reasons not to get the Callaway Warbird 5 golf set

  • not quite suitable for beginners
  • high price

Wilson ULTRA XD Extended Golf Set – Review

The Ultra XD men's golf set is designed for players with right-handed dominance. Designed for less experienced golfers – beginners and intermediate – the set includes 10 clubs – driver and fairway No. 3, hybrid No. 5, irons Nos. 6-9, pitching and sand wedge, plus a mallet putter.

This set is designed for players of taller stature, the clubs have more length, the shafts are made of graphite (wood) and steel (iron and putter). The set is stored in a stand bag. The woods and hybrid are fitted with covers.

Reasons to buy the Wilson Ultra XD golf set

  • convenient for senior players and beginners
  • good value for money

Reasons not to get the Wilson Ultra XD golf set

  • only for players with right-handed dominance
  • stand bag with small storage space, high weight and insufficient equipment

Wilson Profile XD 2017 – Review

The 2017 Profile XD men's golf set from Wilson can be purchased in both right-handed and left-handed versions. It is a very popular set containing 10 clubs – driver and fairway No. 3, hybrid No. 5, irons Nos. 6-9, pitching and sand wedge, and a blade putter.

The shafts of all clubs are graphite, in standard men's length and with R flex, only the putter has a steel shaft. The woods and hybrid have caps. The set is stored in a stand bag.

Reasons to buy the 2017 Wilson Profile XD golf set

  • convenient for beginners
  • good value for money
  • lightweight and very nice design

Reasons not to buy the 2017 Wilson Profile XD golf set

  • only for players with right-handed dominance
  • stand bag with small storage space, high weight and insufficient equipment
  • blade putter is difficult for beginners to handle

Wilson Prostaff SGi Women's Half Set 2019 – Review

The 2019 Women's Prostaff SGi set from Wilson is the ideal set for beginners and recreational golfers with right- and left-handed dominance (must be selected).

The set includes 14 clubs – driver and fairway #5, irons #7-9, pitching and sand wedge, 6 hybrids alternating irons with lower numbers, and a mallet putter. The shafts of the clubs are lightweight graphite, all stored in a cart bag with spacious pockets.

Reasons to buy the Wilson Prostaff SGi 2019 Women's Golf Set

  • suitable for beginner female golfers
  • Up to 14 clubs with different features for quality hitting practice
  • pleasant design and lightweight construction
  • spacious cart bag with equipment

Reasons not to get the Wilson Prostaff SGi 2019 Women's Golf Set

  • especially suitable for beginners and women

Wilson Prostaff SGi Men's Golf Set 2019 – Review

The 2019 Prostaff SGi men's golf set from Wilson is designed for golfers with right- and left-handed dominance (must be selected). The set includes 10 clubs – driver and fairway #5, irons #6-9, pitching and sand wedge, plus a mallet putter.

The shafts of the clubs are steel in standard men's length (only the woods are graphite), the woods and hybrid are fitted with covers. The set is stored in a stand bag.

Reasons to buy the 2019 Wilson Prostaff SGi Golf Set – Men's

  • a quality set at a good price
  • optimal club range layout

Reasons not to buy the Wilson Prostaff SGi 2019 Golf Set – Men's

  • small roomy standbag

Callaway Warbird Men's Set – Review

The Warbird men's golf set from Callaway is designed for more advanced golfers with right and left handed dominance (must be selected).

The set is available in two versions (with graphite and steel shafts) and includes 11-12 clubs – driver, fairway No. 3 (or 5), hybrid No. 3 (or 4), 4'9 (or 5-9) irons, pitching and sand wedge, and mallet putter.

Woods and hybrids are fitted with covers. The set is stored in a cart bag with spacious pockets.

Reasons to buy the Callaway Warbird men's golf set

  • variability of club selection according to handicap and experience
  • modern putter with urethane insert for greater accuracy
  • spacious cart bag with equipment

Reasons not to get the Callaway Warbird men's golf set

  • suitable for advanced players
  • high price

PowerBilt TPX 4.0 Women's Golf Half Set – Review

The PowerBilt women's set is designed for beginners who play golf primarily recreationally. The set is made for female players with right-handed dominance and consists of 6 clubs – driver, hybrid #5, irons 7 and 9, sand wedge and mallet putter. Everything is stored in a stand bag without covers.

Reasons to get the PowerBilt TPX 4.0 Women's Golf Balls

  • suitable for beginners
  • very low price

Reasons not to get the PowerBilt TPX 4.0 women's golf set

  • designed exclusively for beginners and women
  • storage in a small space stand bag
  • low range of stick power

Přidat komentář