As the weather gets nicer, more and more people will flock to their nearest golf course for a few rounds. Can you really blame them?! Golf is a fun sport that can be played and enjoyed by just about everyone. The
true difference between the pros (like Morgan Pressel and Fred Couples pictured above) and the amateurs has a lot to do with two factors: 1. the amount of time you spend on the golf course and 2. the type of golf clubs
that you use.
Some golf clubs can help you hit a hole in one while others can negatively impact your score. When you're new to the game of golf and considering buying a new golf club, you might want to research its weight, design, etc. Whew! It can all be a little
Have no fear! We at AOL Shopping asked our readers which golf clubs they use when they head onto the greens. Some of them even included some helpful tips. Read their reviews below and let us know if you agree or disagree.
"I have played on and off all my life. When I have not had clubs of my own, I would rent a set at the golf course, just to get in a few rounds. For my own use, I have a set of MacGregor clubs. The set is about 15 years old. The set includes a 1 and 3 wood, putter, irons 3-5-7 and a pitching wedge. When you beco
me comfortable with a set, it is hard to change. You can find a used set of MacGregor
on Ebay. You might also be able to find a used set at a golf course or even in a golf shop. I actually found mine at a yard sale. Most used sets sell for between $100 and $300. The cost is determined by the number of clubs and their current condition.
Finally, you might want to consider a set of Hybrids (Utility). Hybrid golf clubs are for the recreational golfer. They are very popular because they are easier to hit with. Hybrids have a mixture of woods and irons into their design. They are designed to replace the long irons of 2,3 and 4. I have even seen a 5 hybrid. If you are shopping for a new set of clubs, you at least want to consider a set of hybrids. Golf is an excellent game. You don't need expensive clubs to enjoy the game. " - Carl Benjamin || MacGregor Starting at $49
"My favorite golf clubs by far are my Titleist Dci 990's
. Titleist since day one has made the dci's a great club to have in my bag. These clubs are co
st effective and they have that pro golfer feel to them. The dci 990's have a stiff feeling to them and are only made with steel shafts so I highly recommend them to a harder hitter. I have been golfing my whole life and at the age of 25, they feel like they where made just for me.
The recommendation I give is to always choke up on the club no matter what your height is for the most solid strike you will feel in your golfing experience. The Dci 990's are a great club in almost any weather condition that you can put yourself into at all.
The real con I have noticed is that if you do not hit it on the sweet spot, boy are your hands in for some trouble that you will never forget. I am really in love with these clubs as you can tell by my writing." - Nicholas Lee || Titleist Dci 990 Starting at $39
"Looking for a set of clubs that are light and swift and can help you play the game? Well my Wilson Staff clubs
have literally helped me gain an advantage on my game. They're light which gives me more control with the swing, and let me tell you the more control you have on your swing the smoother your down swing will be.
They also look cool which gives me a confidence boost on the course. They cost around $600 at your local golf shop but they are worth every penny. I highly recommended Wilson/Staff Golf Clubs." - Cody Duke || Wilson Staff Starting at $139
"The variations in types of golf clubs are infinite. From the odd box design of Nike's "Sumo Squared" driver to the now popular long-shafted "belly putters", golf clubs come in all forms. Here is a list of a few of my favorite club
s that I use, and how they've treated me over the years:
1. Driver: TaylorMade Burner
The first model of TaylorMade's Burner
series, I was fortunate enough to receive this as a gift. The club is of moderate weight, which helps me on the downswing when I have trouble with keeping a nice smooth motion. I favor this driver for its higher ball flight (save for the lowest end of the loft angles, most of the models produce a nice arc).
: Nike Victor Red Forged TW Blades
These irons have to be the most consistent I've ever owned. One of my biggest problems with irons was that I could never hit under the ball; I would either hit the ground behind the ball and top it, or in an effort to prevent that, take a huge divot and hit it fat. These irons have corrected both issues, significantly improving my fairway game. One thing I would recommend is to address the ball a little more forward in your stance, as these irons have a tad lower loft than most irons you might be used to.
3. Putter: TaylorMade Suzuka
Another TaylorMade, I completely stand by this putter. For me, the balance of it is perfect; the weight isn't too far away from the face, meaning you don't get that shock when the face hits the ball that you sometime feel
in other putters. Another thing that helps me out is the design, although this is more personal preference. I feel that the biggest factor in choosing a putter is aesthetics; you should pick something that gives you confidence when you take it out of the bag, and for me, this putter accomplishes that every time.
Unfortunately for you lefties, this club is only made for right-handed players. Another downside is that as putters go, this is one of the more expensive specimens. However, deals can often be found and I consider this one to be worth the price tag." - Marius Chamberlain || TaylorMade Burner Starting at $399
, Nike Victor Red Forged TW Blades Starting at $112
, TaylorMade Suzuka Starting at $119
"Everyone has their favorite type of golf clubs that they like to use out on the greens. I have decided to share with you my favorite type of clubs and my main reasons why I like them so much. I have also had an eye on a new set of clubs that I wanted to share with you. At the moment my favorite set of golf clubs are the Affinity XV 460 Right Handed Set
in which has 12 clubs. This set has a great line up of clubs for the recreational golfer like me that tries to hit the fairways as much as life allows. I have to say that the best reason why the XV 460 set is my favorite has to be because of the high quality in the clubs for the price tag. I've had my clubs going on my second year now and I believe that I paid roughly $130 for them. The driver has a graphite shaft, while the #3 wood has a steel shaft. I am always looking at new golf sets and I have my eye on new Maxfli Men's Black Max Package
set sold at Golf Galaxy. This looks like a great set however; it is a bit expensive for me at the moment. Maybe next year I will be able to warrant a new set of clubs, if only I could swing hitting the fairway a bit more this year to wear out my Affinity XV 460 set. " - Kevin Fischer || Affinity XV 460 12-Piece Set Starting at $119
"Personal experiences with my chosen course weapons. On the links and at the range Ping G 10
's perform flawlessly and bend to my will on tough shots. I once hit a
birdy in heavy rain and gusty winds, here in Virginia, from 100yds out. I purchased the G10's from a local retailer who fitted me with ping's sizing system. When the right length club was acquired the iron was taped at the foot.
As each swing scuffed the tape my lie angle was obtained. My swing was scrutinized by the salesman and the final sizing adjustments were made. Ping's quality and customer service are tops. Each club is numbered, if ever a club is damaged or lost it can be re-made to exacting standards for the end user. I Use Ping exclusively for these reasons." - Matthew Turner || Ping G10's Starting at $89
You've heard from our readers. Now it's your turn? Perhaps you have a favorite brand or you there's a new one that you have your eyes on? Let us know in the comment section below.