We Build The Ultimate Golf Bag For High Handicappers
With loads of new golf equipment launches already, we thought it was time to take stock of some of the main launches so far and, specifically, which newly released golf clubs would best suit high-handicap golfers. In this video, you’ll hear from four members of the Golf Monthly equipment testing team from all of the main equipment categories who will give you some suggestions (and pick their favorites) from each category, creating a full golf bag ideal for higher handicap golfers.
WATCH: The Golf Monthly equipment team chooses best golf equipment from 2023 for high handicap golfers.
There are loads of great drivers that have been launched this year if you’re a higher handicap golfer. If you’re a slower swing speed golfer, consider testing something like the Titleist TSR1 driver which is designed to be super-lightweight and help you generate more clubhead speed without having to swing the club any faster. If you’re a slicer of the golf ball, consider something like the Cobra Aerojet Max which has a draw-biased head but also sits a little bit offset, which should help you straighten out any slicing ball flights.
If we had to pick one driver from the 2023 launches, we’d say the Ping G430 SFT is the best all-rounder for high handicappers. It’s got the draw bias built into the head – with all-new Draw+ adjustability available too – and it offers a generous look at address with plenty of overall forgiveness across the face.
When it comes to fairway woods for higher handicap golfers, pretty much any of the ‘max’ versions from all the brands will offer plenty of forgiveness and playability. One that really stood out to us however is the Yonex Ezone Elite 4, thanks to the unique diagonal grooves on the face as well as a super-stable graphite shaft that is one of the best we’ve tried in recent fairway woods. It’s surprisingly playable off the deck too and will offer plenty of uses for high handicap golfers off the tee and from the fairway too.
A trend we’ve seen this year across the best hybrids is larger profile heads. With that in mind, there have been a lot of releases in 2023 that should suit the swing characteristics of a high-handicap golfer. One of our favorites from this year is the Callaway Paradym Hybrid and Paradym X. Both have large profile heads and adjustable hosel that allow you to dial in a…
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