Wilson Prostaff HDX Golf Package Set (graphite) £229.99 from Clubhouse Golf
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Wilson Prostaff HDX Golf Package Set (graphite) £229.99 from Clubhouse Golf

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Found 8th May 2016
As a beginner I have been looking for a complete set of clubs. I have seen this HDX set on other sites but not this cheap, normally the full graphite set sells at about £299.99.

If you want to add some accessories eg balls or shoes you could take interest free credit if you get your basket to £250 or more.

They also have sets for lefties and tall folk too.

Let me know who your thoughts...

Below is blurb from the website:-

Wilson Prostaff HDX Golf Package Set
Highly Forgiving With Game Improver Design

The Wilson Prostaff HDX Golf Package set has been designed for golfers looking to either start the game or improve on your current set. This Wilson Golf Package Set includes all your golfing requirements to get you out on the fairways and playing golf.

The Wilson HDX Men's set comprises of a set of oversized graphite woods, you get a 460cc (largest size possible), a fairway wood (easy to use off the tee and fairway) and a hybrid (that will get you out of all kinds of trouble). Then you get a graphite shafted set of irons that go from 5 iron right the way through to sand iron. The irons are made from a lightweight steel shaft to help you generate club head speed and the heads are all oversized offering you maximum stability on off centre hits.

You then get the game improvement HDX putter to help you start holding those all important putts. On top of all of this you get a lightweight stand bag with plenty of room to put your waterproofs, golf ball and other golfing accessories and matching head covers for the woods.

-Highly Forgiving HDX Driver with Graphite shaft

- Easy Launching HDX Fairway Wood with Graphite shaft

- Long Iron Replacement HDX Hybrid Wood with Graphite shaft

- Forgiving & Easy To Use Irons 5-SW with Graphite shafts

- HDX Putter With Easy Alignment

- Lightweight 6 way Stand Bag With Plenty Of Pockets & Features

- Matching Wood Head Covers

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decent starter set

These Wilson sets are fantastic for beginners and mid to high handicap players. I would recommend them any day.

However, I wouldn't get the irons with graphite shafts as they tend to feel like they flex alot. I had a Wilson Prostaff set with graphite shaft irons when I first started playing golf many, many years ago. I couldn't get on with the irons. My woods have always been graphite shafted, but for the irons I would recommend steel shafts, as the heads are a lot heavier than in the woods, even for a medium swing speed you will feel the flex in the shafts.

My dad had the same problem and his swing speed is a fair bit slower than mine.




Edited by: "Gooner77" 8th May 2016

If you are set on new then I guess a good price, but you could buy a significantly better set of used clubs on eBay or Facebook selling pages. A £500 driver that is now 4 years old will sell for £50 if you buy smart. £120 on a set of irons that were £600 3 years ago.

If you are set on new then I guess a good price, but you could buy a significantly better set of used clubs on eBay or Facebook selling pages. A £500 driver that is now 4 years old will sell for £50 if you buy smart. £120 on a set of irons that were £600 3 years ago.

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spence129

If you are set on new then I guess a good price, but you could buy a … If you are set on new then I guess a good price, but you could buy a significantly better set of used clubs on eBay or Facebook selling pages. A £500 driver that is now 4 years old will sell for £50 if you buy smart. £120 on a set of irons that were £600 3 years ago.



​interesting comment, and I am open to all ideas.

As a beginner would I benefit from these better clubs? Are they less 'forgiving' as they are designed for better golfers?

As a beginner I wouldn't use graphite shafts. I agree with the other comments there is better deals out there which would suit someone just starting.

Original Poster

Couple of people have suggested steel shafts. Would you go for the HDX version steel as per the deal post or would you go for something like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilson-Mens-Profile-Golf-Set/dp/B014FC3O6K

I think they are similar but the steel set is only £192.

LKBdeals

Couple of people have suggested steel shafts. Would you go for the HDX … Couple of people have suggested steel shafts. Would you go for the HDX version steel as per the deal post or would you go for something like thishttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilson-Mens-Profile-Golf-Set/dp/B014FC3O6KI think they are similar but the steel set is only £192.



I tried googling it with no definitive answer, at a guess I'd say the Prostaff is a better set.

My advice would be not to buy before trying. When I first learned golf I tried various clubs before settling on the type I liked best and then getting a second hand set on ebay. I prefer graphite shafts as they are lighter, and probably more forgiving for a beginner.

Graphite shafts in irons are generally only used by seniors or ladies, due to their slower swing speeds.

Do yourself a favour, go and try a whole range of clubs at your local driving range or American golf then see where you can find them cheapest. AG will always price match.

I bought a set of golden bear from AG when I first started and soon changed them for a set of ping v2 raptures. The pings were so forgiving and easy to hit. There are certain clubs that they class as 'game improvement' clubs, these were in that range and as they're are few years old you'd pick up a decent set up off eBay pretty cheap.

Good luck and enjoy one of the most infuriating sports I've ever played

I believe you would, technology only goes so far so new clubs every year like some people insist on isn't necessary. More expensive clubs aren't for better players, the type of club decides that, eg a blade or muscle back would not be good for you. You will want a cavity back iron, but all the brands make clubs for all handicap golfers. You do not want graphite shafted irons, they are not stiff enough, on a driver its recommended because you want it light for good swing speed. Titleist, callaway, Mizuno or Taylor made are the top brands.

If you use eBay, a lot of people will list golf stuff as collection only and you will get a set for a steal! Any club from 2006 onwards will still be a top club. I played with the same clubs from 1998 until 2 years ago, the new clubs have not improved my game much at all, they were callaway X 12 irons, you could get them for under £100.

I bought this set a couple of weeks ago after starting group lessons a couple of months ago. Now we're out on the course the few I'd picked up / borrowed weren't really sufficient.

I went for the steel shafts because I found that the graphite irons I tried (not HDX) felt a little less controlled. I took a punt on the HDX after trying the Deep Red and Ultra sets in American Golf.

I love them. The irons in particular are amazingly forgiving. Ok, a good player would hate them because I doubt you'd be able to shape the ball very well, but thats not what these (or a beginner) is about. They definitely feel better than the deep red irons in my opinion.

The woods don't feel as good as the irons, but I suspect that may be down to my confidence as much as the woods though.

Finally, the putter is actually surprisingly good. It felt comfortable and solid to me straight away. I was really expecting to hate it!

I paid a little more than this on eBay for a set with the Wilson Staff Nexus bag because, frankly, all the bags with the package sets were pretty poor when I was looking. Thought it worth paying slightly more for one which I wouldn't feel like binning immediately. It's a decision I don't regret, and the seller was amazing with me having a couple of calls about the clubs and bag before ordering: I really didn't expect that when I messaged him initially!

The HDX set is new for 2016 apparently, replacing the old HL range, so it may be worth having a read up on them online.

I know what people say about getting a second hand set can make a lot of sense, but sometimes the shiny new kit can really help with motivation and making you excited to go to the range and practice.

Overall, it's definitely a good deal, but I'd seriously consider the steel shafts.

100% go for a fitting, I had my irons fit recently and it has made a world of difference.

Jmanizzle

100% go for a fitting, I had my irons fit recently and it has made a … 100% go for a fitting, I had my irons fit recently and it has made a world of difference.


You need a reasonably stable swing to benefit from fitting which some beginners may not have.
Having said that if you are 6" 6" with short arms I would look for longer clubs (standard length varies by up to an inch as most vendor make them longer to get better distance figures)
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