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!
Tis the season to give generously to the golfer on your Christmas, um, er…. “holiday” gift list. Hooked on Golf Blog has you covered. Below are a few great golf gift ideas which will run over $75 and let’s face it, not much in golf is less than $75, except the HOG golf gift ideas under $75.
In the list below I’ll post the item, a photo, and a quick comment on each. You can visit the full HOG feature by clicking on them.
Tune Driver – Bluetooth golf driver speaker – $110
The tune driver cranks! The sound quality is great too. And if you break your driver, the tune driver could be a substitute in a pinch. But please, for the love of golf, do NOT play Coldplay with this thing or I’ll wrap my driver around your head. While I’m at it, lay off the Kenny G too.
Indi StingRayTT Wedges – $159-$169 each
After about 12 years of playing the same wedges I finally have a new fun set I’m working with from Indi Golf. The StingRayTT wedges have full grooves all the way out to the toe, lots of mass in the upper outside part of the head, and make hitting out of the sand easier than ever.
Bushnell Phantom GPS Rangefinder – $99
Phantom showing yardages to center, front, back.
The Bushnell Phantom GPS is so awesome and so compact that you need to make sure you don’t have it stolen, like I did. Talk about infuriating. Anyway the Phantom is a great GPS which has a super powerful magnet so you can attach it to the frame of a golf cart or other metallic surfaces. The numbers are super accurate.
Puma Ignite PWRADAPT Disc – Golf Shoes – $150
The Puma PWRADAPT Disc golf shoes are super stylish, extremely light and comfortable, and are tightened by a super awesome knob.
Shot Scope V2 GPS Performance Tracking Watch – $189
Like getting granular with your golf stats? Track everything you can imagine, from fairways to greens to putts, while also getting GPS yardages. Did I mention this is all on a watch?
Tour Edge Exotics CBX Hybrid – $249
This is a tremendous hybrid. I’m thrilled with mine. It flies far, straight and is easy to hit, just like hybrids are supposed to!
New Level Golf 1031 Forged Irons – $199 per club
Take your game to a New Level. I did.
ProCheck Golf Ball Compression Measuring Device – $139
Ever wonder if the ball you fished out of the lake is good? Not sure what ball fits your swing speed? Live on a golf course and find lots of used balls? Test them out with ProCheck.
It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Hooked on Golf Blog Christmas gift guides, “holiday” gift guides for you politically correct types. Today’s focus is affordable golf gifts. In my guides I feature products I’ve reviewed in the previous year, and provide links to the full review. Let’s get this one started!
Wallaroo Shelton Sun Protection Hat – $48
Wallarroo hats makes some very stylish, comfortable hats which also provide great protection from the sun. I use the Shelton hat regularly when golfing, camping, hiking, or working in the yard. Okay, I admit it. I don’t work in the yard.
Coast Apparel French Terry Crew Neck Sweater – $39
This blended sweater (55% cotton/45% polyester) is very comfortable and works great on and off the golf course.
Kentwool Socks – $20
Such a great color…
Kentwool socks will probably be on every gift guide I ever do. They’re simply fantastic and I refuse to wear any other sock on the golf course.
Ricky Johnson Milled Aluminum Cigar Holder – $70
Classy. This is a super cigar holder with a mega-strong magnet. Mount the holder on a golf cart frame or any metal surface.
Mullybox – $29/month
Monthly subscription gift boxes are hot in the golf world right now. Mullybox puts together a great package with lots of very cool and useful golf accessories.
Chase54 Frequency Golf Pollo – $73
Chase54 makes some fantastic golf apparel. I really love my Frequency polo, and it goes great with their Trekker golf shorts.
Vegas Golf VIP Edition On-Course Game – $29
Vegas Golf is a fun game with chips that are awarded for good and bad plays in your golf group. Add ’em up at the end of the round and collect your bets!
Srixon Z-Star Golf Balls – $29
Srixon has been advertising a special rate of $29 for their Z-Star golf balls. The Z-Star is fantastic and every bit as good as any other tour ball out there like the ProV1, ChromeSoft etc.
I must admit I wear this RangeBall t-shirt as my jammie jams, just about every night. The fabric is so comfortable.
Monthly gift box subscriptions are very popular right now. In my monthly sub I’d much rather have cool golf stuff than an overpriced razor blade. That’s where Mullybox comes in.
A Mullybox subscription runs $29/month and includes a minimum of $60 worth of golf goodies delivered right to your doorstep, as you can see above.
Inside a Mullybox are golf treasures, from golf balls to towels to tees to game tracking devices. Every month it is a new and exciting mystery combination. It’s fun to open her up and see what’s inside!
The take this month (above) is half a dozen premium golf balls, a casino chip ball marker, some golf tees, a Frogg Togg chili pad cooling towel, and an Arccos Driver tracking system. Woot! Perfect timing for me. It’s darn hot here right now and the chili pad is going to come in very handy.
Here’s another look below.
Ditch the Dollar Shave Club or whatever other lame monthly subscription you have, or are giving as a gift. Replace that razor with some premium golf accessories from Mullybox! Guaranteed winner.
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.