Hybrids and Rescue clubs are often used to replace hard to hit golf irons, typically the 3, 4 and 5. Hybrids are far more forgiving and offer a consistency from the rough which makes them ideal for players working with difficult irons.
2018 Golf Package Sets
Package sets are perfect for introducing new players into golf or helping improving golfers hone their skills without having to buy individual golf clubs. Package sets have proven popular among all types of players, and are available for men, women and juniors. Though aimed predominantly at new golfers, each golf club is designed to make hitting the golf ball as easy as possible. And while that means better players might find these clubs too simplistic, they still deliver the maximum amount of forgiveness and distance thanks to having cavity back and oversized head designs.
This buying guide is designed to help all golfers learn about package sets, which set is best for their particular needs, and whether it’s the ideal choice over buying golf clubs individually.
Package Sets: What’s in the Bag?
Package sets can consist of up to 20 golf clubs, depending on which set is you choose. All package sets should come with a golf driver, fairway woods, utility club, irons and a putter – inside a golf bag and topped with headcovers for protection. It is a good idea to look at each package set individually to see what is being offered, as some will be better equipped for immediate golfing than others.
A player can carry any combination of 14 golf clubs in the bag, so pick a quality package set that leaves a little bit of wriggle room to add a few luxury golf clubs to the bag at a later stage.
Package Sets For EveryonePackage sets are available for men, women and junior golfers – as well as having left and right options. Currently there are package sets available for men and women by brands including Fazer, Wilson and Wilson Deep Red. For junior golfers, PING, PGA Tour, Masters, US Kids and Golphin are all available.
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 pick up.
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 that offers better value.
Steel or Graphite Clubs
Choosing between steel or graphite golf clubs 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 and can take more damage.
Ladies, juniors and seniors benefit more when playing with graphite shafts that have a softer flex, while younger, stronger men find using a regular or stiff shaft helps improve their game. 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
The market is flooded with package sets, from multiple brands, but American Golf prides itself on only stocking the best quality products for its customers to help ladies, men and juniors succeed at their game.
A selection of the best package sets available today include the Callaway Golf X2 Hot Plus Package Set, Fazer CTR20 Package Set, TaylorMade Phenom Age 9-11 Junior Package Set, Wilson Reflex Package Set, PING Thrive Junior Package Set, Masters Golf MKids Lite 45” Junior Yellow Package Set, PGA Tour Junior Academy Golf Set, Golphin For Kids Package Set (51" to 55").