The Best Golf Clubs for Women Review
Deciding what clubs to play is one of the fundamental choices you will need to make before can start taking the game seriously. While playing with hand-me-downs might work for the occasional range session, or even your first few rounds, once you make the decision to commit to golf as a hobby, you are going to want your own sticks.
If you have ever stepped into a golf shop then you know that unfortunately finding the right clubs isn’t always easy. There are hundreds of options out there and it can be difficult determining which is the right choice for you.
If you are a lady golfer considering picking up your first set, today we are here to help you out. Read on to for a review of the best golf clubs for women on the market!
Before we get into the fun part (which is, of course, taking a look at some awesome golf clubs) let’s first take a brief moment to go over some of the things you will need to consider as you are setting out to make your buying decisions.
Things to Consider:
Here is a list of what you should consider as you search for the best golf clubs available for women.
Skill Level: Today we are looking exclusively at preconfigured complete sets (meaning you will get everything you need to play the game in one purchase). Generally speaking, complete sets are made for beginners, so you won’t need to worry too much about how the set will compliment your skill level.
That said, there are things to consider, even in the world of complete sets. If you really struggle with making good contact with the ball, you may consider picking up a set with more hybrids in the bag. On the other hand, if you are making fairly decent contact, you might favor a set that focuses more on cavity back irons.
Shafts: Buying a complete set (rather than configuring your bag yourself) can save you a lot of money. The trade off? Unfortunately, you aren’t going to get much of an option to customize your clubs.
Needless to say, shafts are an important component of the golf club. Too light or too heavy, and you will find that your tempo is messed up. Too flexible, and you are going to hit a lot of snap hooks. Too stiff, and you will push everything out to the right.
While you won’t be able to have your shafts fitted to your swing when you pick up a preassembled set, you will still have the option to select a shaft flex and weight that suits your swing.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you want graphite or steel shafts. Generally speaking, a lot of women’s sets tend to be manufactured with graphite shafts, as they tend to be lighter, but that certainly isn’t a steadfast rule. My wife has a steel set that she loves.
Like I said, the biggest difference between the two is going to be the weight. Steel shafts will tend to be a little heavier, while their graphite counterparts will be lighter.
Graphite shafts also produce a slightly softer feel because they tend to mute some of the natural vibration that steel shafts pick up on.
Try Before You Buy: I would never suggest buying golf clubs that you haven’t at least had the opportunity to hit a few times. Most golf shops offer a mat from which you should be able to hit some balls to determine whether or not you like the feel of the clubs you are considering.
Many of them will even feature launch monitors, which is essentially just a fancy computer hooked up to a TV so that you can see what your shot would have looked like had you played it on an actual course. They are pretty cool, and they are definitely going to help you determine which set best fits your needs.
Appearance: Maybe you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can definitely judge a golf club by its appearance. There is a lot of science that goes into picking up a set of clubs optimal for you, but I firmly believe that none of it can hold a candle to the merit of getting some clubs that inspire confidence when you set up to a ball with them.
That doesn’t mean you should go out and buy a set of blades because you like the way they look (they are beautiful) but it does mean that you should buy a set that you think looks good. In golf, psychology accounts for most of the game (I believe it was Bobby Jones that said golf is a game played in the space between your ears) so getting some sticks that make you feel confident will go a long way towards improving your game.
Price: You’re already saving yourself a lot of money just by picking up a set instead of buying all of the components of your bag individually, but of course each option comes with a different price tag.
Those just starting out are probably going to want to buy for a bargain. Those who are fairly sure that they have caught the golf bug might be a little more inclined to spend a bit more money on a set that is better suited for their needs. Of course, you will have to be the one to decide which category you fall into.
So, what’s in the bag?
If you don’t know much about golf or golf equipment, all this talk of “sets” might be a little confusing, so let’s quickly go over what you can expect to find in your bag.
A standard golf set is going to include a driver, wood, irons, wedges, and a putter. The driver is the club that you will use from the tee on most holes, while you will play the irons, woods, and wedges from the fairway. And of course, the putter you will use to close each hole out on the greens.
Ordinarily, you would need to buy each of these components separately, which costs much, much more, but since you are opting to buy a set, you are going to get everything that you need at a much more affordable price.
Remember golf is a game of feel and personal preference, so don’t compromise. Take your time, and don’t settle until you have found the perfect set. Buying golf equipment should be fun, so enjoy yourself as we now take a look at the five best sets for women on the market!
What’s Out There:
Now that we have gotten through all the disclaimers and need to knows, let’s get to the fun part—looking at cool golf equipment.
Confidence Golf LADY POWER Hybrid Club Set & Stand Bag
This half set is designed specifically with beginners in mind. “Confidence,” (the brand of this set) is not a club manufacturer that I have encountered before, but for the purposes of this set at least they seem to have done very well for themselves. Like everything on this list the Confidence set has garnered very positive reviews and should make for a great buying option. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons so you can decide for yourself if these clubs are for you.
- Great for Beginners: Every club in this bag is optimized for use by a beginner. A hybrid replaces the long irons, and the first iron in the bag is the six, which is definitely going to be a big plus for those with minimal experience.
- Forgiving: The driver and the irons included in this set are all designed with forgiveness in mind. Both the oversized titanium driver head and the jumbo cavity back irons are going to help you get the ball up in the air even when you aren’t making your best contact.
- Price: Including the bag and a few accessories, this set includes ten pieces. The bargain price for which those pieces are offered is pretty mind blowing, especially considering I have purchased wedges that cost more than this entire set.
- It won’t last forever: For as good of a deal as this set is, it, unfortunately, has a relatively brief half-life should you find that golf is a hobby you are going to want to start to take seriously.
The problem isn’t in the quality of the clubs so much as it is what the set includes. As I mentioned when introducing this product, the Confidence is a half set, meaning it comes with the bare essentials for getting started in golf, but it does not include everything you will need to stay competitive.
Once you start making consistently good contact and playing golf regularly you are going to need to upgrade. That said if you are just starting out and don’t want to drop a lot of money on a hobby you are unsure about, these are the perfect clubs for you.
Wilson Women’s 2015 Ladies Profile XLS Complete Package Golf Set
This next set that we will be looking at has a little bit of name recognition on its side. Wilson has a longstanding reputation for making good equipment in the game of golf, and while they haven’t enjoyed quite the same prominence that they used to they still produce quality clubs. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons.
- Reputation: While I am by no means any sort of brand name loyalist, it is still hard not to see the history of this manufacturer as a big plus. A lot of entry level sets are made by smaller manufacturers and there is nothing wrong with that.
Still, it is something of a relief to get to buy from a company that has decades of proven success at making quality clubs for some of the best players that the game has ever known. Wilson has that history.
- For Beginners: Like the last set that we looked at, this one is made very much with beginners in mind. With the inclusion of hybrids and higher lofted clubs that will help you get the ball in the air higher and quicker, you can count on the fact that your clubs are optimized to your skill level when you set up to the ball with this set.
- Price: The Wilson set comes at a slightly higher price point than the last model that we looked at, but the difference is negligible and in this case, the very small disparity in cost is buying you a set with decades of manufacturing history behind it.
- Same as the last entry: Unfortunately, just as was true of the Confidence set, you aren’t going to be able to keep these clubs around for very long if you start to take golf seriously. If you only plan to play a few times a year these might last you a little while, but otherwise, you are going to find yourself in need of an upgrade soon.
That said if you are willing to take that risk this set is a great one to consider.
Aspire XD1 Ladies Womens Complete Right Handed Golf Clubs Set Includes Titanium Driver, S.S.
Aspire is another brand that doesn’t have the same tour-proven credibility as say a Wilson or Callaway (which we will look at soon) but again that is not to say that it is an inferior product. This set has been well reviewed by people that use it on Amazon, and other sites like it and are of a high quality that will ensure you have everything you need to start out.
Let’s look at the pros and the cons:
- Graphite: I think graphite is a great option for people just starting out. New players often struggle with building club head speed, which is ok. As you start out your primary concern should be to simply make good contact with the ball, but at the same time, it is a little frustrating when your shots aren’t going very far.
The graphite shaft is going to help you add a little bit of distance without forcing you to swing harder.
- Forgiving: This is another set designed with forgiveness in mind. The sweet spot in the oversized faces of these clubs will do well to help you get the ball out there even when you aren’t making the best contact that you are capable of.
- Price: Here is another set that is available for the cost of what you could typically expect to pay for a single club.
- Again: It’s the same thing as the last two. You will grow out of it eventually. Possibly very soon depending on how into golf you get.
Unfortunately, this set is also only made for right handed golfers, so if you play it lefty, you are going to need to look elsewhere.
Palm Springs Golf VISA LADY ALL GRAPHITE Hybrid Club Set & Stand Bag
In my opinion, this is probably the best set that we have looked at to this point, but of course, I am not going to spoil why in the introduction. Read on for the pros and the cons so you can decide for yourself if this is a good set for you.
- Full Set: That’s right, it’s basically a full set. I say basically because it comes with twelve clubs instead of the USGA allotted fourteen. The other two slots typically go towards hybrids, woods, or extra wedges (I personally favor the extra wedges myself).
It’s nice to have those extra clubs—there is no denying that, but you will certainly be able to make it through a full round without them, no problem. It is much more important that you have a full set of irons. You can always go out and pick up an extra wedge or hybrid later, but with irons, you are more or less stuck with what the manufacturer initially provides you.
- Forgiving: Yeah, you will see forgiving as a pro on every set featured on this list. While it may be repetitive it isn’t redundant. Forgiveness is one of the most important attributes a club designed for amateurs can have, and this Palm Springs set can certainly claim it.
- Price: Price has been on here a time or two as well, but for what it is worth this model represents what I see as the best bargain yet. It comes in at a price point that is very comparable to everything else we have looked at thus far, but it includes several more clubs than any other set on this list.
- None: There really aren’t any. I might make mention of the fact that “Palm Springs” is not a manufacturer that has a reputation for producing tour caliber equipment but I also don’t see that as much of a con, especially not for beginners.
Callaway Women’s 2016 Solaire Complete Golf Set with Bag (13 Piece)
If you do happen to be one of those people who is all about the name brand this is probably going to be the set for you. Callaway is without question the most prestigious brand featured on this list. For decades they have made clubs for some of the best players the game has ever known, including Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, and Arnold Palmer.
I can’t promise that you will play like any of them if you pick this set up, but I can promise that you will be getting some quality gear. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
- Another Full Set: This is another set that comes with a full bag of clubs. Again, the benefit of this is fairly self-apparent. The more clubs included the more use you will get out of the set, and the longer you will be able to keep it around. Given the quality of these sticks, I think you can pretty much count on being able to use them until something else happens to catch your eye.
- Putter: I maintain that the putter is the most important club in the bag and this set comes with a really good one. Callaway owns Odyssey, and Odyssey makes some of the best putters in the game.
- Cutting Edge: Callaway is a company that prides itself on regularly putting out equipment that is at the forefront of golf club technology. With the other sets, you are going to get some clubs that are forgiving, and do as they are supposed to but they won’t necessarily be as concerned with innovation.
This set, on the other hand, features very current and up to date technology that will keep you competitive with your friends.
- Cons: Brand recognition comes at a price. This set costs almost three times as much as a lot of the clubs that we have looked at on this list. It is worth noting, however, that were you to go to a golf shop and individually buy all of these clubs it would cost a lot more than the price of this set.
In that sense, you are getting a good bargain.
Obviously, I think that all of these clubs would make good choices, but for today’s purposes, I think that the Palms Springs set comes out ahead. I like the fact that it is a complete set. You’ll be able to hold onto those clubs for a long time, and they are available at a great bargain.
Of course, only you can decide what clubs are right for you. Pick the one that best suits your needs, and then use them to fall in love with what I am quite certain is the greatest game in existence.