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The OnlineGolf 2018 Buyers Guide to Golf Package Sets
A package helps new golfers to get into the game. Package sets are popular with men, women and junior golfers.
Package sets are predominantly aimed at golfers trying their hand at the game for the first time, so every club is designed to be as easy to hit as possible, while also delivering maximum amounts of forgiveness and distance, thanks to their cavity back and oversized head designs. When looking for an added burst of distance, choose golf clubs with graphite shafts in the woods.
This buying guide is designed to give you an in-depth description of package sets: which set is best for your needs? Are they ideal for you? Should you buy a package set over individual clubs? All these questions can be answered below.
Package Sets: What’s in the Bag?
A package set can be filled with up to 20 golf clubs depending on which type you’ve selected. All package sets should include a golf driver, fairway woods, utility club, irons and a putter, plus protective headcovers. It’s a good idea to look at what each package set has to offer, as some will be better equipped than others.
Rule of thumb says you will be able to carry any combination of 14 golf clubs in a bag – any more than that and you face disqualification from competition play. The beauty of this is that you can pick up a good quality package set and still have space for a few luxury clubs as well.
Package Sets for everyone!
Package sets are available for men, women and junior golfers, 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, Wilson Deep Red, Fazer and MacGregor. For junior golfers, US Kids, Fazer, Wilson Deep Red, Golphin and PING are all available.
Selecting Package Sets
Before picking up 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.
Love spending lots of time on the golf course? Getting a top of the range package set will be suitable for players who can’t miss a weekend on the greens, while more relaxed players may feel more comfortable with a modest set which is of better value.
Steel or Graphite golf clubs
The choice between steel or graphite 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. So, for the newer golfers reading this now, you get a free pass on this one!
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 players might find going with a regular or stiff shaft helps their game better. But, remember to keep in mind the pros 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. That way you can naturally grow at your own pace, rather than having to upgrade just to keep playing regularly.
Package Sets to Consider
The market is flooded with package sets from a multitude of brands, and here at OnlineGolf we pride ourselves on only stocking the best quality brands for every customer. Whether it be ladies, men or junior golfers, we want you to succeed at the game.
A selection of the best package sets available today include the Wilson Reflex Package Set, MacGregor CG2000 Stand Bag Steel Full Package Set, TaylorMade Phenom Age 9-11 Junior Package Set, Golphin For Kids Advanced 728 Package Set Age 7-8, MacGregor DCT2000 Ladies Cart Bag Graphite Package Set, Wilson Ladies Luxe Package Set, Cobra Golf King Junior Age 7-9 Package Set and US Kids UL 57” 5 Club Stand Set to name just a few.