Golf is expensive on just about every front, from green fees to apparel to equipment. Golf clubs are getting crazy costly. $400, $500+ for a driver! Iron sets regularly top $1000. Most fairways and hybrids fetch in the $200 range. Wedges are often $100 and up. Equipping a first time golfer with all new gear could like this could run thousands.
I don’t recommend beginner and/or golfers with low budgets buy expensive new clubs at first. I often point people who inquire about budget golf clubs to the used bin or the classified section. There can be some great deals on clubs there. Clubs which have many good shots left in them.
Until Lynx Golf reached out to me to review the Power Tune complete set, I had no idea I could point golfers with these budgetary needs to a brand spanking new set which includes wedges, putter and even a nice cart bag! Price? Under $175. That’s insane. Check it out.
- 460cc titanium driver
- 3-Fairway Metalwood
- Irons, 5-iron through sand wedge
- Mallet Putter
- Cart Bag with five pockets, umbrella holder, towel clip, carrying strap
- Uniflex graphite shafts, ideal launch characteristics for the target golfer
- Black rubber compound Lynx grips
460cc’s is the max allowable driver size. This 460cc driver is made of high strength titanium and has a 10.5 degree loft.
A decal on the top of the driver helps the golfer with ball position/alignment.
The fairway metalwood features 15 degrees of loft, making it a standard 3-metal. This club is made from premium stainless steel and has the same alignment marking as the driver.
It’s great that the set comes with a 4-hybrid, rather than a 3 and/or 4-iron. 3 & 4-irons are very hard to hit. Hybrids are far easier and launch the ball much higher.
The irons are forgiving and lightweight.
The head design and weighting helps golfers get the ball launched higher and easier.
It’s cool that this set comes with a sand wedge. Most sets like this don’t come with one.
This wedge is a modern design with the proper bounce to help golfers get the ball out of the sand more easily. The sand wedge in this set will also be a good short game club for anything under around 100 yards.
The included putter is a solid feeling mallet style putter.
The putter swings smoothly and consistently, and includes alignment lines, dot, and visuals to help the golfer setup properly.
The one missing item with this set is a putter cover.
The cart bag is lightweight and water resistant.
There are five pockets, two which are large pockets for apparel. The three smaller pockets are good for accessories, golf balls, and personal items. The bag includes an umbrella holder, towel clip and a cart friendly strap system.
This package is available exclusively on WalMart.com. It’s only $174.99. That’s an amazingly affordable price for what is included. What a great way to get someone started, or replace an old set. Father’s Day is coming up soon and you could hook dad up with an entire new golf rig for less than half of the cost of a $400 driver!
Now it is really crunch time. You have just this week to get your golfing dad a Father’s Day gift. Since you waited this long, you might as well shell out some real dough for a super-nice gift. This list is for you. Get out your American Express Gold Card. Here we go.
Bushnell Phantom Golf GPS Rangefinder – $99
Phantom showing yardages to center, front, back.
I’m still in the midst of reviewing the Bushnell Phantom golf GPS, but I can safely, and highly recommend it. I’ve been gaming it for a couple of weeks now and love how quick and accurate it is. I also love keeping it in my pocket so I can grab front/back/center yardages from anywhere. Stay tuned for my full review soon.
Tommy Armour TA1 Adjustable Driver – $299
You can find the Tommy Armour TA1 driver at Dick’s Sporting Goods. This is a great adjustable driver for golfers who need forgiveness. The driver comes in a very nice wooden box too, great Father’s Day package. Like the Bushnell GPS above, I’m early in the review period. Stay tuned for more.
Cobra King F8 Driver – $399
I’m in the review/testing phase right now on the King F8 driver from Cobra. I’ve been gaming this driver now for a few weeks. Starting to really like it. The face is the first ever milled face on a driver, and the adjustability is enough to make even the most obsessive compulsive golfer satisfied.
Shotscope V2 GPS Watch with Automated Performance Tracking
It is highly likely that the Shotscope V2 will win the Hooked on Golf Blog 2018 golf accessory of the year award. With this watch you can not only get yardages, but track every shot and view detailed statistics on every club, every hole, every round played on your mobile device or computer. It is awesome. Check out the Hooked on Golf Blog Shotscope V2 GPS Watch review for more.
Puma PWRADAPT DISC Golf Shoes – $150
Very cool treads from Puma. These might be the most comfortable golf shoes ever made. The “DISC” name comes from the disc which tightens the laces. It is a very cool system. Check out the Hooked on Golf Blog Puma PWRADAPT DISC Golf Shoe review for more.
Chase54 Trekker Golf Shorts and Frequency Polo – $79 & $73
My first Chase54 apparel review left me quite impressed with the quality, style, comfort and performance of the Trekker golf shorts and Frequency polo. Highly recommended.
New Level 1031 Forged Irons – $1393.00
Do you REALLY love dad, and have a lot of money? Then I suggest picking him up a set of New Level forged irons. I’ve just started testing the 1031 model, and they’re impressively long and accurate while being easy to hit. It’s kind of like cheating.
It’s time for the long awaited Hooked on Golf Blog Father’s Day gift guides! This year I’m going to break the guides into two categories, golf gifts under $50 and golf gifts over $50. Let’s roll on the under $50. To get more details about the product, click the bold/blue heading.
Aris Urethane Covered Golf Balls $24-$28
These balls are roughly half the cost of Titleist ProV1’s, but employ similar materials and provide similar performance.
Zero Friction Supertubes
Fun packaging. Comes with golf balls, tees, and a golf glove!
MyCharge AdventureMax Portable Charger – $49
Dad has a cell phone, golf GPS and probably other devices he needs to charge. This is a rugged portable USB charger capable of keeping dad’s batteries topped off.
Grip Boost Grip Enhancement Products $9-$15
If your hands slip, you need a better grip! Get a grip with Grip Boost.
Nicklaus Staydri Polo $24.99 – Nicklaus golf shorts – $29.99
I wore this outfit yesterday. It’s a great summer setup with light fabric which is comfortable and wicks moisture from the body.
Wallaroo Shelton Sun Protection Hat – $48
Summer is here. Keep dad protected from the sun with this comfortable had from Wallaroo hats.
Golf Jet – Monthly subscription from $37
Golf Jet – Jet Pack
This is slick, a monthly subscription to Golf Jet which includes high quality golf balls, tees, glove and more.
Wilson DUO Soft Golf Balls
Soft golf balls are the rage right now. Wilson has the softest golf ball on the planet in the DUO Soft. Soft golf balls are easier to compress for golfers with slow swing speeds.
Did you know Zero Friction makes golf products other than their Zero Friction golf tees?
Below is one of the Zero Friction Supertubes. This is a very cool package with three golf balls, a hand full of matching Zero Friction tees, and a glove.
Another golf ball offering from Zero Friction is the Spectra golf ball. It is a two-piece distance ball which comes in six cool colors. They make a 4-pack which also includes a ZFTMAXX tee. Below is the matte white version, which has a very interesting look.
These fun golf packs make some interesting golf gift ideas for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas and so on.
Monthly subscriptions are the rage. Why get a bunch of overpriced razors when you could get something much more fun and useful, like golf stuff? There are a lot of monthly golf subs, but if you want to really class it up, check out the GolfJet JetPack.
Golf Jet – Jet Pack
GolfJet offers several different monthly packages ranging from $37.95/month. Included in each pack are GolfJet golf balls, a glove, tees, ball marker, and access to the GolfJet Connect mobile app.
Depending on the package level, the JetPack will include 9 or 12 balls. See more on the ball types below.
JET Series Golf Balls
There are two models of GolfJet golf balls, the Jet3 and Jet4. Each model features a urethane cover, the secret sauce to “Tour” performance. Urethane is what makes the ball perform the best around the greens. The Jet3 golf ball is a 3-layer ball and you guessed it, the Jet4 is a 4-layer ball.
I played both the Jet3 and Jet4 balls for several weeks. Both balls spin incredibly around the greens. One would have a hard time finding a difference between these and big named Tour balls like the ProV1, TaylorMade TP, or Callaway Chrome Soft.
I found the Jet4 to be a little harder feeling off the driver than the Jet3. I personally prefer the softer, more mushy feel. That said, I scored well with both balls.
The cabretta leather golf glove is luxurious. I’m not much of a glove wearer, but I gave the glove some attention and found the comfort and performance to be great.
The GolfJet tees are interesting. There’s a gold rubber crowned section on the top which helps protect the golf club. The body of the tee is shaped more like a blade or knife. It’s not round. The tip of the tee, a blade shape, is great for groove cleaning and cleat cleaning.
The GolfJet app is exclusive to GolfJet subscribers.
The app features GPS rangefinder capabilities, score tracking, statistics, and sharing (smack talking) with your golf buddies.
The cost of a box of Titleist ProV1’s or other high-end tour balls can run in the $50’s, $60’s and up. For less than the cost of a dozen of those balls, golfers can enjoy a dozen premium urethane covered balls which perform just as well, and delivered right to their door. Add to that the tees, plush leather glove, ball marker and mobile app and that’s a winning ticket.