Package Sets Buying Guide
A package set is the perfect starting point for new or improving golfers, is good value and help a player identify their skill level at an early stage. Package sets are incredibly popular among men, women and junior golfers.
Package sets are aimed at the new golfer trying his or her hand at the game for the first time, so every club is designed to be as easy to hit as possible and deliver the maximum amount of forgiveness and distance thanks to their cavity back and oversized head designs. Golfers seeking an added burst of distance should look for clubs with graphite shafts in the woods.
This buying guide is designed to give players in-depth information about package sets, which set is best for their particular needs and whether they are the ideal choice over buying clubs individually.
Package Sets 101: What’s In The Bag
When golfers choose a package set they will be greeted with up to 20 clubs, depending on which type they’ve selected. All package sets should include a golf driver, fairway woods, utility club, irons and a putter, all of which comes packed into a golf bag and topped with headcovers for protection. It’s a good idea to look at what each package set is offering as some will be better equipped for immediate golf than others.
Rules dictate that a golfer can carry any combination of 14 golf clubs in his or her bag. Those who are caught carrying extra clubs face being disqualified from competition, so this means a golfer could grab a quality package set and still have room to add a few luxury clubs to the bag down the road.
Package Sets For Everyone
Package sets are being made for men, women and junior golfers – as well as offering the packages in left and right hand variations – so there’s something here for all the family. Currently there are package sets available for men and women by brands including Wilson, Yonex and Fazer. For junior golfers, PGA Tour, US Kids, Golphin, Masters and PING are all available.
Choosing Package Sets
Before buying a package set it is a good idea to know how often you will be taking to the greens. By appraising how much interest and time you have available for the sport, coupled with knowing whether you will be playing weekly, monthly or only a handful of times per year, should help dictate the ideal package set to get.
Golfers who spend a lot of time on the golf course would benefit more from having a top of the range package set in their possession, while the more relaxed players might feel more comfortable with a modest set which doesn’t cost quite so much.
Steel or Graphite Clubs
This is a choice that can be made at any time and will most likely only become an issue once you’ve played golf for an extended period of time.
Graphite golf clubs are much lighter and can help generate swing speed, while steel golf clubs are more durable.
Ladies, juniors and seniors are known to benefit more when playing with graphite shafts that have a softer flex, while younger, stronger men might find going with a regular or stiff shaft helps their game better. But remember to keep in mind that the pro’s say lots of golfers use shafts that are too stiff, so be wary about falling into this trap as well.
It is recommended that, for all beginners, a standard package set be purchased and then upgraded as confidence grows.
Package Sets to Consider
With the market flooded with package sets from a multitude of brands, American Golf prides itself on only stocking the best quality products for its customers to help ladies, men and juniors succeed at the game.
A selection of the best package sets available today include the Wilson Deep Red Tour Package , Fazer CTR20 Ladies Package, PGA Tour Junior Academy Golf Set, Wilson Ultra 2016 Package Set, Fazer CTR20 Package, YONEX Ezone XP Package Set, PING Thrive Junior Package and MacGregor CG1900 Graphite Package Set Cart to name just a few.