- Best Golf Clubs for the Money
- And The Winner Is…
- Cobra Airspeed
Golf is no longer considered ‘a rich men sport,’ and one of the reasons goes to the availability of reliable golf clubs for the money.
This is a bit tricky, though, as the notion ‘best golf clubs for the money’ implies different concepts. It usually means that the products are inexpensive and affordable, and you get value for the money. But it also may mean that you can get a set at a low price or get a name-brand for much less than the standard market price.
So, if you are looking for golf clubs that offer value for the money, are inexpensive, and can help you improve your overall performance, continue reading this article.
Best Golf Clubs for the Money
Cobra Golf 2020 Airspeed
If you are looking for name-brand clubs, but your budget is tight to splash a considerable amount on individual clubs, then the Airspeed 2020 is worth taking a look. The good thing is that it is a complete set with a cart bag, so practically, you’ll have all you need. Intended for beginners to intermediate level players, it does make a good investment if you take golf seriously.
Unlike many similar offers, the driver and the woods feature carbon crowns, which makes them lightweight, easy to hit, and more advanced. The 3-wood and the 5-wood come with a draw-biased weighting for more speed and distance.
Instead of the long irons, there are two hybrids (#4 and #5) with a low center of gravity and higher lofts. The irons (5-PW, SW) feature a low profile design and perimeter weighting, which makes launching the ball easier with a sufficient spin.
The blade putter comes with a machined face and alignment aid for easier putting.
- Super forgiving and lightweight clubs
- A cart bag with 9 zippered compartments and a cooler pocket
- The latest Cobra Golf set release
- Headcovers for the woods
- Excellent for high to mid-handicappers
- Not recommended for better golfers
Callaway Strata Tour Complete
Callaway Strata sets have long been on the market with about 18 different models that differ in the number of golf clubs and the level of forgiveness. The Strata Tour Complete is a recent release intended for mid-handicappers that offers excellent value for the money, including 12 clubs and a bag.
The oversized, forged driver is designed to help you achieve far-reaching trajectory and more speed thanks to the low CG and wider sweet spot. The fairway wood features an aerodynamic design so that you achieve piercing ball flights.
There are two hybrids #4 and #5 that provide an easier alternative for the long irons. The stainless steel irons (6- PW, SW) feature a cavity back design, perimeter weighting, and low CG so that you can easily launch the ball. The mallet-style putter comes with an excellent visual aid for better alignment.
- Complete set of 12 clubs and a bag
- Cart bag with multiple zippered compartments
- Headcovers for the woods
- Suitable for mid-handicappers
- Highly-forgiving and performance-boosting set
- Excellent value for the money
- Might be too lightweight for some golfers
Wilson Ultra Complete Golf Set
Wilson is another popular brand among beginner golfers and high handicappers since it has a myriad of game improvement club designs. This particular set offers superior game improvement features, so if you are a beginner golfer and looking for highly forgiving clubs that can help you advance your skills, you could try Wilson Ultra.
The set includes the basic clubs that you’ll need during the learning process, totaling nine clubs. The oversized, titanium matrix driver has a large sweet spot and low CG so that you can easily launch the ball. The fairway wood is aerodynamic and helps you launch the ball further.
There’s one hybrid club as a replacement for the long irons and cavity back, zinc (5-PW) irons with perimeter weighting. The putter is easy to align, with an excellent visual aid.
All these clubs come in a stand/ carry bag with four pockets.
- Beginner set with nine clubs and a stand bag
- Super game improvement clubs
- Graphite shafts for the driver and the fairway wood
- 3 headcovers included
- Good value for the money
- Not for better players
Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch 4 Iron-Wood Hybrid Irons
Let’s say you love playing golf; you don’t have much time. You understand and generally know how and when to use your irons, but still need some help from your clubs to achieve more distance or more spin. Plus, you look for golf clubs that offer value for the money as you don’t want to spend too much on clubs you’re not sure how often you’ll be using them.
This is where Tour Edge Hot Launch 4 Iron-Wood Hybrid Irons step in. If you are looking for a name-brand quality, superior design, and performance with game improvement features, these clubs promise a lot.
What makes them superior is the progressive sole width, topline and offset, so that you get the shot you’ve aimed for depending on the lie. The thin forged face and the heavy sole help you launch the balls higher and further, while the rear inverted crown lowers the CG for more forgiveness.
- Option to choose a single club or the whole set
- From 20 degrees loft to 59 degrees
- Option to choose from graphite or steel shafts
- Progressive sole width
- Hollow Hyper Steel Body for added stability
- Variable face thickness for extra launch
- Excellent for the money, but still pricey
Tour Edge Hot Launch HL 3 Driver
When bought individually, drivers are the most expensive of the golf clubs, and new, premium releases often come with prices that break the bank. Yet, Tour Edge is the only golf manufacturer that has been making premium quality golf clubs for prices that are usually a third less compared to competitors’ releases. The HL 3 driver is a supreme driver that offers maximum value for the money.
The HL3 driver features forged titanium design and Cup Face technology that boosts the face flexing so that the ball flies much faster and further. The variable face thickness has been very effective in delivering forgiveness to off-center shots, and together with the Power Channel located on the sole behind the face, work together to add more speed and reduce the spin.
- Forged titanium club head
- Variable face thickness
- Deep CG for higher launches
- Power Channel for more speed and forgiveness
- Mamiya stock shaft
- The sound is a bit noisy
Sets are excellent if you are starting from scratch or if you need to upgrade your clubs. However, many golfers don’t need a complete set, or they prefer some customization, which is why we decided to make this list versatile and offer a little bit of everything.
Orlimar Intercept is single-length iron clubs, a concept promoted by Cobra Golf and then followed by other manufacturers. There’s a growing number of golfers who claim that the single-length clubs can help you develop consistency and are even more practical and convenient to use.
So, this set consists of seven clubs, i.e., 5-9 irons, a pitching wedge, and a gap wedge. All these clubs have the same length, weight, lie, and balance as the 7-iron. This way, beginner golfers have better chances to learn to deal with their irons then the standard ones. At least this is what it’s been claimed.
The Face Flex technology on irons #5 and #6 enhance the distance gains and help you get more yardages. All of the irons feature a cavity back design and perimeter weighting for easier lunch and more forgiveness, while short irons feature undercut cavity for more spin.
If you struggle with your irons, then this set can be your way out from producing fat and thin shots. The manufacturer claims that they are suitable for golfers all levels, even though I personally think that high to mid handicappers would benefit the most.
- The set includes 5-9 irons, PW, GW
- All irons come with the same length, weight, flex, and feel of the 7-iron
- Good for promoting consistency, and accuracy
- Forgiving and game-enhancing design
- Excellent value for the money
- Some golfers might not find them practical
Square Strike Wedge
The short game is the trickiest part of the game, and it is often the cause of the high handicap. Knowing how and which wedge to use to tackle bunker shots, tough or thin lies, or hazards is a mastery that takes a lot of practice and time, but a little help from the wedges is always a good idea.
The innovative Square Strike Wedge appeared on the market as a revolutionary concept with a completely unstandardized design, but tournament legal and acceptable.
The unconventional design starts with the rectangular face with an almost upright angle, followed by the black cavity and the wide sole. Designed like this, it prevents chunks and fat shots and helps you gain more consistency and accuracy. The fact that it resembles a putter allows you to use putter-like strokes to achieve more accuracy and control.
- Three loft options of 45, 55, and 60 degrees.
- Eliminates fat shots and chunked chips
- Extra-wide, anti-chunk, grooved sole
- Much higher MOI compared to the traditional wedges
- Legal for tournament play
- One-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Some low handicappers find it odd to get used to
Pinemeadow Pre 3 Wedge Pack
If you are looking for golf clubs for the money, then you’ll definitely come across Pinemeadow golf clubs, as the company has the reputation of being a budget company that puts together value and quality.
This 3-wedge pack offers very decent performance for the money. The pack includes three wedges, an approach wedge (AW) of 52 degrees loft, a Sand wedge (SW) of 56 degrees, and a lob wedge (LB) of 60 degrees loft.
The design of the three wedges is highly forgiving thanks to the wide sole that gradually narrows towards the toe, a design that enlarges the hitting surface. Just like most of the high-end wedges, these feature U groove technology that provides more grip and extra spin for more feel and control.
The wedges are made from high-quality stainless steel and come with stainless steel shafts too.
- Stainless steel wedges (52, 56, 60 degrees)
- U- groove technology for more spin
- Wide sole design for more forgiveness
- Decent feel and control
- No left-handed alternative
Pinemeadow Golf PGX Putter
The PGX lineup of Pinemeadow has been very popular among golfers who look for a good bang for their bunk. The PGX mallet putter does not only deliver good performance, but it also looks very stylish with the pearl white finish at address.
Besides being an excellent club for the money, its oversized clubhead, the dual-ball alignment system, and the offset design can help you get more balance and control with every stroke.
The stability of the putter, and therefore the balance, come from its larger weight and the peripheral weighting that increase the MOI and help you get more balance. The large mesh face insert promotes steady rolls with minimal skipping. This said, it is evident that it is a putter intended for beginners who need some help from their clubs.
- Dual-alignment and stylish white finish
- Contrasting black, mesh face insert for an extra roll
- Perimeter weighting for more forgiveness
- The overweight design helps with the balance
- Offset design
- The finish doesn’t seem to be very durable