Best Golf Clubs and Reviews - Our Golf Instructor's Advice
Are you looking for our golfing experts to explain the ultimate guide for beginners on golf clubs?
If you are a novice (or advanced) player, this article will help you find the best set of clubs for your playing style. On this page, I put in some popular links to our expert golf club guides also written by our professional golfing instructors.
I’ll answer each question you might have on the topic, and focus mainly on the benefits of each golf club we talk about 🏌️ ⛳.
The review team at Tell Me More Golf was looking to find a driver that had forgiveness, distance, and consistency all in one. In addition, we took into account the quality of the shaft options that a club company offers. We singled out the TaylorMade SIM Max because it scored high in all of these categories.
Our unbiased golf club review process found that this club with the Fujikura Ventus is a club for 20+ handicaps down through tour players. This is consistently one of the top golf clubs for all-around performance. TaylorMade has partnered with Fujikura to combine a forgiving clubhead with one of the best shafts on the market. Including myself, many of the testers noted that the shaft felt very stable even at 45.5 inches standard. The club had a slight draw bias but could be beneficial for slicers.
- Extreme forgiveness
- Increased ball speed
- High-quality shaft options
- Highest reviewed driver of our inventory
- Occasional draw bias
Golf Club Reviews – Iron Sets
In our irons review, we are looking for forgiveness for all golfers, especially high handicappers. This product review is also looking for the best golf clubs to get the ball airborne and enhance playability from various course conditions. Our test team quickly found the Cobra Radspeed irons exceeded expectations in all of these categories.
It was unanimous among our testers that this club performed very well on off-center hits. The forgiving nature of these clubs made it easy to get the long irons in the air from all different lies. The stock KBS shafts that come with this set are a PGA Tour favorite and combined a forgiving clubhead with a stable shaft in the full set of irons. We noticed strong lofts which added distance for all clubs in the bag.
- Easy to hit
- Great for beginners and first-time golfers
- Versatile for all golf course conditions
- Irons went 5-10 yards further, which took time to adjust to
Golf irons make up most of the clubs in a golf bag. They are numbered golf clubs. Irons are used to hit the golf ball different distances. For example, the 3-iron is used from a longer distance while a 9-iron is used from a shorter distance.
Golf Woods Guides
Tell Me More Golf testers reviewed several fairway woods for forgiveness, ball speed, and how easy it gets airborne. The golf club ratings for this club were high and Callaway did not disappoint. We tested both Project X and Mitsubishi shaft options to provide a full and honest golf club review.
Both shaft options performed well during testing. We all saw increased ball speed on center hits and notable forgiveness on off-center hits. The ball was easy to get in the air from a variety of different conditions. The slightly larger profile head instilled more confidence while the stock shaft options are consistent performers. A few testers noted that the spin rate was higher off of the tee than other clubs however, that was remedied as we tried different shafts.
- Increased ball speed
- Ideal launch
- Forgiveness on mis-hits
- Higher spin rate
Fairway woods can be used from the tee or fairway. They are shorter than the driver but have a similar yet smaller shaped head. They can be used to hit the ball straighter than a driver on holes with a more narrow fairway.
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In order to bring you a comprehensive review, we have identified guidelines specific to the short game. Our team was looking for consistency around the greens, spin rate on longer shots, and performance from different lies. TaylorMade’s Milled Grind wedges are a favorite among their tour players but are ideal for all skill levels.
Most of our testers quickly became fans of this wedge. The high toe creates a higher center of gravity. This allows a player to control the trajectory without sacrificing spin. Out of the rough, this wedge was a clear winner as we were more easily able to control distance and direction. The low launch made it easier to control but some testers noted that it took some getting used to compared to their current club.
- Controlled distance
- Versatile from different conditions
- Performed well around the greens
- The trajectory was lower than average
Wedges are golf clubs with shorter shafts and more lofted clubheads. These clubs are used from shorter distances where backspin is helpful as well as hitting the ball higher into the green. Wedges are also used around the putting green for shorter shots, while sand wedges help you get out of bunkers.
For our putter recommendation, we chose to look for a club that had forgiveness on heel and toe hits. In addition, we were looking for a soft feel. The TaylorMade Spider is a favorite among tour players and weekend golfers because of these qualities.
Golf equipment and specifically putter reviews require careful consideration given the range of types of putters. While blades and mallets are generally the two main types, within those are so many variations. Therefore, our team needs to remain as objective as possible to bring you the best recommendation. The Spider Tour putter consistently started the ball on-line while the rear weighting of the clubhead offered forgiveness on off-center putts. As this is a larger mallet, it was easy to hit the putt by the hole but the face insert helps offset this feature.
- Consistently starts putts on-line
- Weighting provides excellent forgiveness
- Soft feel
- Mallet head took a few putts to dial-in distance
Putters are clubs that have shorter shafts and flat clubfaces and are designed to get the ball rolling on the green. Putters can have smaller heads and larger heads and varying shaft lengths depending on individual preference.
Our Review Process
Tell Me More Golf took the time to put in place a process that we feel would provide the most value to our readers. Within each club category, the first step is to clearly define the metrics that are going to guide or review.
For example, with fairway woods, we want to be able to clearly state why we feel that the Callaway Rogue ST is the best. Therefore, we identify traits that you should look for when you shop for a fairway wood. From there, we find 5 similar clubs to test each other against.
We have 5 testers that range in handicap from +1.7 up to 15. This is done deliberately so that we can bring a range of results. Our team then takes those results and gives them to a non-tester to consolidate as a third party.
The team does all of this so we can bring you data-driven reviews. Our competitors tend to use opinion and less stringent guidelines. We are confident in our approach because we spend so much time up front identifying how we are going to gather info about clubs.
Having spent a great deal of time as a tester and reviewer, I can confidently say that Tell Me More Golf spends more time planning our testing sessions, which gives us the ability to bring you the most comprehensive recommendations.
The Latest Trends
Tell Me More Golf also follows the major club companies closely to understand where the game is trending. Chasing more distance has been trending for some time now, and we are still learning how the body works in the golf swing and how to get more ball speed without ruining our swings or bodies.
We are also seeing exciting changes in wedge technology that is going to continue to bring more shots to the average golfer. Companies like Cleveland, Titleist and TaylorMade are finding ways to develop wedges that are more playable for a wider range of players. Some of the exciting and notable wedge advancements are:
- Cavity back wedges that perform like traditional clubs but offer more forgiveness for higher handicappers
- Improved shaft options that are built for wedges specifically
- Wider variety of sole options for varied course conditions
- New face technologies to create spin in all conditions
Stay tuned or reach out to Tell Me More Golf. Our readers benefit when we obsess over the latest advancements in golf.
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