Whether you want more forgiveness from your driver, or extra distance with your irons, there’s a golf club set out there to suit your game. We look at some of the best golf club sets to hit the shelves in 2019.
Ping G410, £126 per club
If you’re in search of forgiveness and distance, here’s a set for your must-try list. The relocation of weight, including the removal of the Custom Tuning Port in the cavity and tungsten weights in the hosel and toe, aids forgiveness. Players should find they get more distance over the previous model – G400.
Callaway Apex 19, £1,299
Apex irons are synonymous with great feel and a beautiful sound – and this latest offering from Callaway is no different. These irons have an extremely soft feel, due to a mild carbon steel body with urethane microspheres engineered for the first time in a forged iron. It’s a set that will appeal to the better ball strikers who demand good feel through the strike.
Wilson Staff D7, from £469
For anyone hoping to increase their distance, Wilson Staff’s D7 irons pack a powerful punch. The long irons feature three rows of Power Holes and a thinner, more responsive face for maximum distance. An MOI increase over its predecessor, the D300, also helps the D7 deliver more forgiveness.
TaylorMade M5 & M6, from £849
Both sets feature a Speed bridge for an improved sound and feel with increased ball speed. The Speed bridge also delivers more flexibility over a larger area, making both sets longer than the M3 and M4. The M6 offers distance with a confidence-inspiring shape, while the M5 is a smaller cavity-back design that will appeal more to the shot shapers.
Callaway Epic Flash, £499
This driver is aimed at golfers looking for maximum distance. The key piece of technology is a new Flash Face and Jailbreak bars that help generate faster ball speeds. It’s high launching and will suit players with slower swings looking for extra control. It can also be adjusted to help players fine-tune their shape.
TaylorMade M5, £499
The M5 has made quite an impact since its release, both on Tour and at club level. It features TaylorMade’s Speed Injected Twist Face technology, where tuning resin is injected into the face to make sure it conforms to USGA and R&A guidelines. Rory McIlroy has recently put this big stick into play – and we know how long and straight the Ulsterman hits the ball!
Titleist TS3, £49
Another popular driver on Tour, the traditionally-shaped TS3 features a new Speed Chassis. With a thinner face and more streamlined crown, weight has been saved and ball speed aerodynamics has been improved by 20 per cent. Players are able to vary ball flight using the SureFit CG.
Fairways and Hybrids
Mizuno ST190 TS Fairway, £315
Mizuno’s resurgence in the fairway market continues with its ST190 TS. The standard models come with fixed hosels, but the Tour S can be adjusted from 13º to 17º. These woods have been speed engineered and feature a carbon composite crown and Amplified Wave soleplate, allied to a deeper, high-energy HT1770 Maraging steel face.
TaylorMade M6 Rescue, £229
For the mid handicap golfer, this hybrid will tick a lot of boxes.
The M6 features TaylorMade’s Twist Face technology for the first ever time. Designed for greater ball speed and distance from different lies, it has a low CG for better launch, no matter the lie of the ball.
Cobra King F9 Hybrid, £179
Cobra’s Baffler technology has been popular for many years, providing significant help for golfers who struggle hitting long irons. The Cobra King F9 is no different. With Speedback technology and rails, this is Cobra’s highest performing hybrid to date.
Cobra King MIM, £119
This is the first wedge to feature a fully Metal-Injection-Molded (MIM) 304 stainless steel head construction. This means the shape has been precisely designed for improved feel and turf interaction. In addition, Cobra’s fully robotic polishing process helps create more precise grind shape and more predictable bounce.
Titleist Vokey SM7, from £150
Vokey has set the benchmark for wedge design for many years. Titleist says the SM7 line offers increased shot versatility, improved distance and trajectory control with more spin. This has been achieved with a progressive centre of gravity, which is aligned with the impact position of each wedge. Satin Blue (£199) is the latest addition and the fourth SM7 treatment – and is sure to catch the eye.
TaylorMade Spider X, £299
The Spider is back, and with new True Path Alignment. Not everyone is a fan of mallet putters, but if you’re struggling with your alignment on the greens, this iconic model could be a game changer. It comes in two hosel and sightline choices and two finishes – copper and midnight blue.
Odyssey Toulon Design, £429
Putting the premium price tag to one side, this range of nine models features some of the best-feeling models on the market. A deep diamond mill across the face and cross-hatch grooves creates this feel and controls the sound, while Stroke Lab technology aids tempo and consistency.
Scotty Cameron Phantom X, £399
It’s hard to resist a practice putt or two when a new Scotty lands in your pro shop. This is especially the case with Phantom X and its eye-catching neon yellow details. These models arrived in June and feature nine forgiving mallets available in different shaft bends and alignment options.