Golf clubs are is definitely the biggest expense when you’re shopping for golf gear as a beginner. So many different kinds of clubs with wildly varying prices don’t exactly make things simpler either. As a woman, i had to choose between taylormade kalea (review of which you can find here) and simple Callaway Set for women. If there’s one thing all golfers and in general, people can agree on, is that we don’t want to pay more for a product than we have to. That’s exactly why beginner golfers are usually looking for club sets that are cheap and promise to be effective on the golf course. Store brand golf club sets, especially the Nitro blasters at walmart, fit the bill perfectly. There are many other similar club sets sold by other manufacturers, most notable being Strata club set series by Callaway, which is highly rated and reviewed club set on its own. They have affordable as well as pricey options, and the latter is so good that even semi-professional golfers use them sometimes. Based on my basic understanding of economics, these club sets must be lucrative for manufacturers because they get to sell golf clubs in bulk, so costs of producing them are reduced. Consumers, on the other hand, can benefit from affordable prices. So popularity and novice golfers’ curiosity about these clubs shouldn’t come off as surprise to anyone.
You should note that i will be writing based on personal experience of using Walmart Nitro Blasters on the golf course and limited experience of playing with Callaway Strata sets. I do know that Wilson, Adams and other brands have similar offerings as well, but i haven’t had a chance to play with their clubs and quite frankly, i doubt they have anything novel to offer. These two club sets are quite similar as it is, and being recognized as one of the best value club sets on market right now, i don’t see how checking out other options could help our investigation at this point. Anyway, back to the topic – i have used Walmart club set back in the day when i was just beginning to play golf myself. Being straight out of college and not having top-tier job, made me concerned against blowing all my budget on fancy club set. I also didn’t want the process of choosing golf clubs to take too long, and i knew that buying clubs at local sport goods store wasn’t an option, because i would definitely be talked into getting something better and pricier. That’s how i settled on buying my set in Walmart. When it comes to golf club selection, Walmart isn’t the best, but their store-brand clubs sure looked good and came with stand bag. I phoned some of my friends who had been playing golf for years and were familiar with different clubs, they all described Walmart store brand club set as exactly what i was looking for – something that gets the job done and is cheap at the same time.
I don’t play with them anymore, but i did use them on the golf course regularly for two years. Walmart Nitro Blasters are great for their price and do exactly what they promise to do. Obviously, you won’t and shouldn’t expect to get anything great for such low price. On the other hand, if you’re looking for good golf clubs to get you started on a path to growth and gaining experience as a golfer, then they are a catch. As i’ve pointed out probably thousand times already, you shouldn’t expect such cheap clubs to improve your game or resolve swing problems for you, but other than that, they are competent clubs that will let you have fun on the course. Granted, clubs feel a bit cheap, because of their material, probably because they are in fact cheap. I do think that stand bag looks and functions extremely well, so no complaints there.
Callaway Strata set, based on my experience, is more or less similar to the walmart set i’ve described here. Some people say it’s better, and their pricier variation, Callaway Ultimate, just might be. They are made of high quality materials and all the reviews by experienced golfers have only positive things to say about this set. Callaway is also more reputable brand than Walmart’s store brand, so that might be worth considering when you’re trying to choose best golf club set for yourself as a beginner. All in all, both of these clubs are great and you won’t regret purchasing either one of them. Just make sure to avoid knockoff clubs and used clubs. Some people say that buying used golf clubs off craigslist is good way to save money on them, but in my experience, low cost usually is associated with very poor quality.