Top 5 Ranking Golf Clubs for Women
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The typical woman golfer requires clubs designed for a typical woman’s body. The clubs should be shorter and lighter than a man’s clubs, at the very least. Additionally, many women with slower swing speeds can benefit from game-improvement clubs that not only offer help with mishit shots, but make it easier to launch the ball into the air. If you’re a tall woman who swings fast, don’t hesitate to use men’s clubs. Otherwise, look for the best women’s clubs to help you lower your scores.
Nike’s CPR -- or, clubs for prevention and recovery -- includes hybrids, a pitching wedge and 5 through 9 irons. The clubs feature graphite shafts to make them lighter and help women generate more clubhead speed. The hybrids offer a choice of three head designs that can help correct your swing. If you tend to slice, for example, choose the draw clubs, which help you swing the clubhead’s toe into position at impact and prevent you from striking the ball with an open clubface. Nike CPR clubs have received several “Golf Digest” Hot List awards in recent years.
Cobra S9 Women’s Irons
Cobra’s S9 women’s iron line received a gold medal award on “Golf Digest’s” 2008 Hot List. The cavity-back, super game improvement clubs are forgiving of mishit shots because of their perimeter weighting and the urethane sole insert. The insert and back cavity plate also lessen the vibrations you feel when you strike the ball. The clubhead’s low center of gravity makes it easier to get the ball into the air, without sacrificing distance.
Callaway Women’s Big Bertha Fusion Irons
It’s fitting that the line of clubs featuring a woman’s name includes some options specifically designed for women. The women’s graphite-shafted irons and wedges reduce vibrations to offer better feel for your shots, which is particularly important on shorter approaches. The clubs have wide soles to prevent them from digging into the turf if you strike the ground too early, plus extra weight at the clubhead’s heel and toe for greater forgiveness.
Adams Women’s IDEA
The Adams IDEA line includes woods, irons, hybrids, wedges and even a putter. The clubs contain classic women’s features, such as lower swing weights plus shorter, more flexible shafts. Additionally, the IDEA driver has 12.5 degrees of loft to help you launch the ball into the air. The game-improvement clubs have large sweet spots but are particularly forgiving on shots hit toward the clubhead’s toe.
Tour Edge Bazooka J-Max Iron-Woods
The Tour Edge clubs, which have earned silver medal awards on several recent “Golf Digest” Hot Lists in recent years, are designed to provide maximum height and accuracy. Women who currently play long or middle irons may prefer the Tour Edge clubs’ lower center of gravity and lofts of up to 27 degrees. Some of the graphite-shafted clubs also contain an adjustable weight slot, to push the center of gravity farther back on the clubhead. This feature helps support a higher launch angle.
M.L. Rose has worked as a print and online journalist for more than 20 years. He has contributed to a variety of national and local publications, specializing in sports writing. Rose holds a B.A. in communications.