The first thing to look at with discount golf club sets is whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player. I am going to discuss beginner golf club sets first because they are the most affordable, and people who are looking for information on what clubs to buy are either new to the game or they are not aware of the current club sets available.
The next thing to look at would be some most popular golf club sets that people are looking for. The most popular discount golf sets being bought can give you a good idea about what you might like to buy, some of them will be beginner sets that we have already reviewed but that’s OK because there will also be some intermediate and professional grade clubs to look at as well.
Another thing to learn from would be the club sets that the pros prefer to use which can help you decide what brand you might want to go with if you have a favorite golfer who uses that brand, or possibly a majority of the pros that use that brand.
At the end of your decision-making process you will obviously be faced with deciding which club set will have the quality features to meet your needs, but will still be within your budget range. Only you can make that decision but, at least you will have enough information to help you narrow it down considerably.
Beginner Golf Club Sets
The two most common mens golf club sets that I have seen bought by most beginners are the Callaway Mens Strata Complete Golf Club Set with Bag (12-piece), and the Wilson Mens Ultra Complete Package Golf Set Standard. Both club sets are very affordable for being popular name brands, they are generally priced around $200-230.
The Callaway clubs can also be bought in 16 or 18 piece sets which means you’re just getting a couple extra clubs and club head covers, which may be of interest to you if you want a more complete set, but of course the price goes up to over $300 depending on which set you choose.
Here are a few other club set choices for beginners: Pinemeadow PRE mens (16-piece), Wilson Profile XLS, Adams Speedline Plus, Nextt AFS 14 Complete, and Aspire X1 Complete Set.
These beginner club sets have larger club faces which makes them more forgiving when you hit off the toe or the heel, and are just easier to hit because off the increased surface area. The Callaway Strata and Wilson Ultra clubs are made in a womens golf club set version as well.
Popular Drivers, Iron Sets, and Putters
Some of the most popular drivers currently are as follows, the Taylor Made M1 and M2, Titleist D2 and D3 series drivers, Callaway XR driver, Callaway GBB Epic and GBB Alpha, Ping G driver. If you’re looking for golf club iron sets here are some good choices, Taylor Made M2 irons, Titleist AP1 714 irons, Callaway X series 416 irons, Wilson Golf Reflex irons, and Cobra Fly Z irons.
When it comes to putters any of the Titleist Scotty Cameron putters are popular ones, Odessy O-Works, Ping Cadence TR series Tomcat C putters, and Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs + are also well liked putters with good reviews. These clubs are good choices if you want to make your own set by combining a driver with different fairway woods, irons, and a putter instead of buying a complete set. The only problem with creating your own set is the expense involved, if money is the issue your better off with one of the beginner sets.
Golf Club Brands Preferred By The Pros
The two most commonly used brands of golf clubs used by the pros are Titleist and Taylor Made. Titleist would most likely be the first but its close between the two. Here are some pros who use Titleist clubs: Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Speith, Webb Simpson, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, and Jimmy Walker. Taylor Made also has some really big name golfers associated with its brand like: Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jamie Donaldson, Justin Rose, and Sergio Garcia.
The next most popular club brand names following after Titleist and Taylor Made are Callaway and Ping. Callaway clubs are used by players like Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, and Gary Woodland. Ping clubs are popular with players like Bubba Watson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Hunter Mayhan, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood.
Two of the biggest name golf players holding a #1 world ranking for the longest number of weeks in recent years are Tiger Woods of course at #1 for 683 weeks and Rory McIlroy at #1 for 95 weeks. Both of these players proffered using Nike golf clubs, but Nike stopped production of golf clubs in 2016 to focus on their apparel and footwear.
Tiger Woods is now using Taylor Made clubs and Bridgestone balls. Rory McIlroy is using Callaway clubs like the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic Sub Zero driver and Callaway Apex MB Irons. Rory decided to use a different brand putter instead of Callaway putter he uses an Odessey putter and Titleist Pro V1x balls.
Here are some other brands used on the PGA tour: Adams, Bridgestone, Cobra, Cleveland Golf, Srixon, Mizuno and Parsons Xtreme Golf. Here are some players who use the various brands listed above: Ernie Els, Ricky Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, James Hahn, Smylie Kaufman, Brandt Snedeker.
Quality Versus Price
When it comes to the quality of the clubs of course the more expensive ones will have the better durability, in the case of drivers and fairway woods they will most likely have more adjust ability also, since they are making a lot of the new clubs with adjustments for fade, draw or neutral and adjustments for loft or lie off the face of the club.
What To Choose ?
Your decision on what clubs to buy might be a tough one, I guess it mostly depends on how much you are willing to spend. One of the beginner golf sets might be a better choice if you are limited to only a few hundred dollars, they will have pretty much everything you need at an affordable price. You can always start with one of the cheap golf sets and slowly upgrade over time, you might find that you need a different putter that works better for you, or maybe a sand wedge because some sets only have irons up to the pitching wedge, eventually you might want a different driver that is adjustable and of better quality.
If money isn’t an issue than you might just put together a set like mentioned above where the popular drivers, irons and putters were discussed. There are a lot of details to learn about when it comes to the individual clubs, and if you can try them out on the driving range that’s a great way to know for sure what you’re going to like. Whatever you decide take your time and have fun figuring it out.
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