Female Golf Clubs Review & Buyers Guide
Don’t worry if you haven’t chosen a favorite just yet! It’s fine to have a preference from the above, or we hope at the very least to have inspired you. Go back to looking at them after this reading this. There’s more to a set than simply suiting your playing style and you need to know what to look for when buying a set of Women’s golf clubs…
The Key Differences between Women’s and Men’s Clubs
Whereas once pink features were slapped onto standard clubs and advertised as a Ladies set, luckily in more recent times this isn’t the case! Ladies clubs are typically 1 inch shorter than Men’s and are designed with more flexible shafts for slower swings, but you may wish to disregard them if you have a fast swing, 80mph and above. Coinciding with this, if you’re taller than the average woman, you may prefer Men’s clubs. This may also be the case if you simply prefer weightier clubs. You may find that professional women often use Men’s clubs as they are of maximized design to enable optimal performance.
What to Look For in Ladies Beginners Golf Clubs
A lot of golfers start with a few clubs to practice on the course, but we strongly recommend that you buy a set of clubs. Doing so works out cheaper overall, looks more professional and feels more enjoyable. Having a set will likely add to your motivation to play.
Although clubs designed for ladies are generally shorter and fit well, we advise that you remain skeptical if you’re especially petite or especially tall. Women’s clubs are generally lighter in weight, so a standard set should be fine. If you categorize yourself as preferring lightweight clubs but have never owned a Women’s set, then you may want to refrain from purchasing a lightweight Women’s set until you’ve tried the standard weight.
Women’s clubs are designed with smaller heads and shorter shafts for more control over swings, so you should consider if you prefer experiencing a heavier swing. If so, look for a stainless steel set rather than graphite. Be sure to also look for adjustable loft angles, or simply lower loft angles. The ideal clubs designed for ladies should also have smaller diameters and larger club heads for cleaner shots.
The Cost of Ladies Golf Clubs
Although there isn’t a set difference of cost between Men’s and Women’s sets, some do appear to be slightly cheaper than Men’s. Whether this is down to the clubs being slightly cheaper to make due to less height and weight, who’s to say… but they’re more-or-less the same price. For casual golfers, but still in need of a decent set of clubs, golf clubs for ladies typically range between $125-325.
For beginners, we still advise you to get a full set but perhaps at the lower end of this price range. Get a more basic set that may even be marketed as ‘for beginners’. If you love your hobby or play to a good level then we advise that you perhaps even go above-and-beyond the price. There would be no need to, as you’ll find a good set, but the feel of having a state-of-the-art golf set is a special, unique feeling.
How to find Ladies Golf Clubs
They should be advertised as so, but be careful not to purchase Men’s clubs. Any major golfing retail store will sell golf clubs for ladies, but you may struggle to find a good selection in more-general sports stores, particularly if you’re left-handed or petite.
If you’re either, or perhaps even both petite and left-handed — stick to looking online! Otherwise, try our hand-picked recommended selection above. This said, don’t forget to consider that you may prefer Men’s clubs for a few reasons. Be sure to re-read the above if you’re unsure…
Golf Clubs for Petite Ladies
We’ve added a couple of sets ideal for petite ladies in our recommended list, but you may find petite versions of a lot of other leading models, as well as specially-made petite sets, which we would recommend. Buy online if you struggle to find any.
Golf Clubs for Left-Handed Women
Although you may have less choice of sets that suit left-handed women, rejoice in that this simplifies the buying process. There are still some fantastic sets available to buy, but note that better selections will be found online.