I grew up going to the driving range with my dad, and it still remains an activity that bonds us to this day. In high school, I always opted to take gym class and especially loved the golf unit where I finally did my first “real round” on a real course. While I grew up golfing, I always used my dad’s clubs or rented ones.
Since I will be 30 in a few days, I figured it was a better time than any to finally get my first adult women’s golf club set! I knew I wanted a good starter set that wasn’t going to break my bank, yet still, be good quality for my skill level of an intermediate golfer. After some research, I knew I found what I was looking for in the Top Flite Women’s XL 12-Piece Complete Set.
With this set you will receive:
- 3 Wood
- 5 hybrid
- 6-9 Irons
- Lightweight Stand Bag
- 2 Head-covers
For those just starting to look at golf sets, you should know that golf bags alone can be a good $80-$200, so this was a no brainer for me when I saw the golf bag was included.
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Another main thing you want to keep in mind is the material used to make the golf club set. The driver in this set is 460cc Ti composite driver that is made with a low/back CG placement for unbelievable distance and forgiveness. Having a good driver with forgiveness is going to help your overall game and will save your hands so you can golf for the whole summer, and not just one game.
What does 460 cc Ti mean and why should you care?
“cc” stands for cubic centimeters and the USGA dictates the maximum volume a golf driver head can be in size. USGA is simply trying to limit how far a players driver can hit the ball and the volume of the club-head must not exceed 460 cubic centimeters.
This helps regulate gameplay and makes it fair to everyone playing with you and others around the golf course. If people came out with any sized driver head they wanted then balls would be flying all over injuring others during gameplay.
All of this matters because the larger the club head, the more energy is going into the ball, and the further the ball is traveling. Having a golf set come with a driver that has the maximum size head available is going to make your score that much better and your game be the best it can be. Your driver is the most important club in a way because its what allows your ball to be hit the furthest. If you are hitting balls further with irons or woods then you are with your driver then you should look into getting a new driver! It is a fact that your driver is the club that hits your ball the furthest.
Fitted With Graphite Shafts
In this set: the drivers, fairway woods, hybrid, irons, and wedges are fitted with graphite shafts for speed, which is another stand out feature! Clubs either have a graphite shaft or steel shaft and here is why having graphite shafts improves your game!
Graphite shafts are lighter than steel shaft which allows a greater increase in swing speed and overall distance. It is estimated that graphite shafts allow 5 more yards per swing than when people use steel shafts.
It used to be a popular opinion that graphite shafts were only for beginner to intermediate players but even professional golfers, like Tiger Woods, started using graphite shafts first dating back to the early 2000s. Tiger Woods just won another master with those graphite shafts, so you know this is something huge you want in your golf set! I would eat the same as Tiger Woods if it meant my scores could come close to his!
Wide Sole Stainless Steel Irons
Unbeknown to many golfers that Irons can be made from a large list of materials such as aluminum, carbon steel, wood, titanium, and zinc, just to name a few.
Irons in this set are made with stainless steel which is one of the most durable materials, and since it is most frequently used in golf sets it provides a low cost for the consumer.
Having a wide face on each iron allows for premiere weight placement and speed, which will help your chipping shots accurately make it onto the green. The wide face will allow for more user error which benefits the player’s score and ego. No one likes going in for the swing and missing the shot; makes a person look like an instant newbie and we’ve all had missed swings after one too many cocktails during an 18 hole game. I like to think of the wide faces as an insurance clause, that can comfort me when I have a tight shot on a weird angle or windy day.
Right off the bat, I can assure you not all womens golf sets come with any type of head-covers. This set comes with two nylon head-covers that go over your driver and 3 wood.
Nylon is one of the most durable materials and I prefer these head-covers to others I’ve seen because they are simple and chic, which is what women want. I love animals, but I’m not into the over popular tiger or panda ones I see the old men use on the courses. They look tacky to me and I feel like they are unnecessarily bulky.
The bottom of these is knitted, which makes them easy to put on and easy to take off. I like the knitted bottom verse the leather ones because I get nervous when people are behind me on the course and I don’t want to spend five minutes getting my head-covers on and off at every hole; ain’t no one got time for that!
Each club has a nice soft but durable grip! The padding used for each grip absorbs the shock from hitting the ball and therefore saves your hands and arms from pounding.
The grip is very comfortable in my hands and is non-slip which is key for having a good swing. I have used these in the rain and they really hold up to its waterproof features that it promises.
Grip length is long enough to fit your hand position which is nice because some sets I looked at have rather short grips for women’s clubs, which means you either have to change your grip or you hold onto the club shaft. I’m not sure if the makers assume all women have tiny shorthands, but someone needs to inform them this isn’t true.