My #1 Choice
Best of the Best
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Editor’s Choice: Callaway Strata – 12 Piece Set
The Callaway Strata club set is a great all rounder option here. You get a 12 piece set, which has been tailored to provide ultimate performance for senior golfers. The main benefit here is that the set has a focus on improving swing speed. This is generally where golfers tend to find loss of performance as they age.
The Callaway Strata are great for any senior golfer, whether you’re looking for your first golf set, or you’re looking to upgrade your current entry level set.
As these clubs are made by Callaway, you can expect nothing but quality. But the highlight of this set is definitely the 460cc driver included. I am personally a Callaway Driver enthusiast and have been since I began playing golf. Obviously this can come down to personal preference, but Callaway Drivers are pretty widely regarded as some of the best you can buy.
The titanium heads on the driver, wood and hybrid clubs allow for a lighter club which can improve your swing speed significantly.
Irons have been perimeter weighted which really helps to keep connection with the ball flush, and provide a large sweet spot in order to increase those well-hit shots.
Also included in the set is a pitching wedge and a putter for your close game. The putter provided is a mallet style with an alignment guide in order to improve accuracy and help you sink more balls.
The Callaway Strata set provides a great balance between value and outright performance. This is my overall choice for a Senior Golfer looking to maximise their potential performance. There’s not much to go wrong with this set, and the lightweight factor will really aid you in your swing speed compared to standard clubs on the market.
Budget Choice: Magregor DCT2000 (12 piece set)
This set is an absolute bargain. If I was starting from the ground up, and I didn’t have a set at all, I would be buying this. You getr everything you need to start playing golf, at a pretty low price point.
I don’t think this set is only aimed at beginners either. The clubs are really high quality, and will be suitable for golfers of any level. I think if you’re below a 10 handicap, then perhaps you’re going to be looking for smaller improvements, and want to get a more tailored set of clubs. However, for the vast majority of golfers, this set will be perfect.
I’ve categorised this as the budget option, and I don’t think there’s anything else out there that even comes close to the DCT2000 set at this price range.
The set provides hybrids rather than longer irons, which I’ve found to be far more consistent than hitting, say, a 3 iron off the tee. Generally, your average golfer will hit a hybrid better than they’ll hit their irons.
I found these clubs to be incredibly forgiving, and it seems that I am not the only one. Other reviews have complimented the DCT2000 set on being forgiving for golfers of all skill levels.
The downside of this set is with the putter. It isn’t great. That’s not to say it is bad, however, I am used to using a top level putter, and this one just doesn’t compare. If you’re a complete beginner and have no previous golf experience, then I think it will be sufficient. However, any mid level golfers will want to swap out the putter for something a little better.
In summary, the Magregor DCT2000 set is absolutely unbelieveable value for money. They’re not the best clubs that money can buy, but I think for any regular or beginner senior golfer who needs a complete set, then this will be perfect. For any top-level golfers, I think this would be a great option as a second set if you perhaps take your clubs on holiday, or you have more than one home and need a second set of clubs. I highly recommend giving these a try!
Best of the Best Choice: Callaway Edge (10 Piece Set)
Here we are, the best of the best. These Callaway Clubs are fantastic, even at the higher price point compared to others on this list.
If you think about it, even just a brand new driver from one of the main brands is going to set you back more than half of the price of the Callaway Edge set. For this money, you’re getting one of the top brands, with their absolute best technology. The way they keep the price down here is that they aren’t getting the top golfers to promote these clubs.
I hadn’t even heard of the Callaway Edge until I saw someone on YouTube raving about them, so I gave them a try. The fact is, they’re pretty much on par with my top level Callaway clubs, but at a fraction of the price.
The only explanation I can think of is that they just save so much money on marketing for these clubs, that they can afford to sell them at this price point. It is actually quite shocking how much of the price of golf clubs is increased just because one of the PGAs top players is being paid to use them. It is actually a rarity these days to see a player who isn’t being paid to use the clubs in their bag.
On top of the qualitry Callaway Branded clubs, you also get an Odyssey blade putter, which is widely regarded as one of the top putter manufacturers. I think of the three sets I have mentioned in this list, the putter in this set is the only one which ended up being better than the putter I normally use (TaylorMade Ghost).
While this isn’t the budget set by any means, and is significantly more expensive, I do think it offers fantastic value for money. If I was a beginner golfer, and didn’t have any other clubs, I wouldn’t foresee the need to upgrade from these for at least 5 years, they’re that good. So, when you think about it that way, the higher price point might actually be worth it. Comparatively to the Budget Option on this list, you may find yourself wanting to replace some of the clubs and upgrade after a year.
I think your choice is going to boil down to your specific usage. If you’ve been playing a long time, you’re definitely not going to be disappointed with the Callaway Edge set. Nobody who buys this set will be disappointed. But not everyone wants to spend this level of money. So, if you’re really on a budget and your expectations aren’t to get a top level set of clubs, then get the MacGregor clubs. If you’re looking for the most performance for your money, then get the Callaway Edge. If you’re looking for something in the middle, which is really tailored to the senior golfer, then get the Callaway Strata set.
Best Driver for Seniors: TaylorMade SIM
The main reason the TaylorMade SIM is fantastic for Senior Golfers comes down to how flexible the club is for everyone. I genuinely think anyone could buy this driver, and after getting used to it, they’ll be hitting their longest and straightest drives.
Upon buying, you have a vast array of options. You can choose different lofts, and different shaft stiffnesses. This means as a senior golfer looking for a driver, you can make little adjustments in the club you buy in order to maximise your performance.
The SIM also comes with an adjustable shank, which means you can change your loft and lie angles significantly. I think this may be one of the most adjustable clubs on the market in order to tailor it to your specific needs.
My recommendation would be to get the TaylorMade SIM, and then take it to a golf fitter who has experience in fitting an older golfer. They will run you through some tests and then setup the SIM to perform at the optimum level for you. The joy of this club is that it can change so significantly just from making some tweaks at the hozel – so it really is a great driver for everyone, not just seniors.