Last year I started playing golf for the first time. I wrote about how I had fallen in love with the game and was aiming to become a decent player.
Alas, life and work has gotten in the way, but I have still managed to improve my game and ball striking quite considerably.
A few weeks ago I purchased my first full set of beginners golf clubs. In this article I will take you through the buying decisions I made and why I chose the set that I have.
As readers of this site who play golf will know, there are 14 clubs in a complete golf set. Most advanced players build their set up using different brands that have different features to suit their game. As a beginner though, it is much easier to just purchased a complete set. Not to mention a lot cheaper too!
The full set that I decided to go with was the Wilson Ultra Golf set (see review here). This set consists of 9 clubs, a cool stand bag and headcovers for the woods.
Starting at the longest club, the Wilson Ultra driver comes with a graphite shaft and a 460cc titanium head. The combination of the light shaft and large head make this driver really easy to hit! In fact even mishits feel pretty good, and still go far! In short I have found the driver to be the most consistent and forgiving driver I have ever used. And it has definitely made a positive impact in my game.
The set comes with one fairway wood, a 3-wood, which has a steel shaft and head. This adds a little more weight to the club, which makes it easier to launch the ball off the fairway.
Replacing the long irons the set comes with a hybrid (basically a club that combines the aerodynamics of a fairway wood with the weight and structure of an iron). This club has been an awesome addition to my game as I really struggle to hit long irons.
The irons range from the 6-iron through to a pitching wedge. All of the irons have a great offset structure and dispersed perimeter weighting, which makes them really easy to hit and increases the sweet spot dramatically. I can honestly say that the Ultra irons are probably the best I have ever used. One downside though is that it would have been great if the Ultra golf set came with a sand wedge. I have decided to buy a separate lob wedge to add to my set and I will also use this as a sand wedge.
Finally the putter is pretty cool. Instead of the standard blade putter that many advanced players use, the Ultra set comes with a mallet putter which I find much easier to align and use.
All in all the Ultra golf set is in my summation a great option for a beginner golfer like myself, and has definitely had a positive affect on my game.
For more information on the set check out this Youtube review!