After posting image of my Callaway Strata Ultimate set on instagram, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this club set lately. So i decided to address them all in this blog post. First off, i must note that normally Callaway Strata sets cost about four hundred dollars, but thanks to black friday sales, i got it for much less. If you have patience for it, waiting for holiday discounts on golf gear could potentially pay off. But let’s get back to the questions.
1.How good are they?
I am casual golfer, so i haven’t played with golf club sets that cost few thousand dollars. What i mean to is that i don’t have enough experience of playing with top notch clubs to compare them with Callaway Strata. I have an instinct that they couldn’t compare anyway, which only makes sense. Strata ultimate club set is just few hundred dollars, which is at least five times less than the price of luxury club sets. You can’t expect it to have luxury materials or incredible design like them. Overall, based on my experience, Callaway Strata Ultimate is better than most golf clubs i’ve played with. Some of those clubs cost way more than its price, too. To sum it all up, when it comes to performance, Callaway Ultimate set is second to none in its price range.
- How many clubs does it come with?
That is good question, because Callaway is sneakily confusing when it comes to numbers of clubs that each set contains. There are three most popular versions of Strata series club sets – 12 piece, 16 piece, and 18 piece, also called the ultimate club set. Beginners often think that 12 piece means that club set comes with 12 clubs, but that is not true. In reality, the aforementioned 12 piece set comes with 8 clubs, and additional “pieces” consist of headcovers and a stand bag. Still, very valuable proposition from standpoint of a beginner golfer, but somewhat vague. In turn, sixteen piece set comes with eleven clubs and the rest are accessories, and ultimate set comes with 12 clubs. Price difference between 16-piece and ultimate set is pretty large, especially considering the fact that difference in numbers of clubs is just one. Still, clubs that make up Ultimate club set are much better in terms of quality and performance than the other. The clubs and bag of that set also look great, so if you’re into aesthetics, you won’t be disappointed. The cheapest option of them all is obviously the set with the least amount of clubs. I also think that because of its simplicity, 12 piece set is the best option for beginners. Having too many options when it comes to golf clubs can be a bit confusing, so having few number of clubs can actually be seen as advantage.
- What’s the quality like?
I have played with Callaway Ultimate set for good 2 years, and even though it did eventually start to show signs of wear, when it comes to functionality, it’s still as good as new. Golf bag has withstood the test of time especially well.
These are the most common questions and my answers for them. I definitely think club sets from Callaway Strata series are the best option for beginner golfers, who are usually looking for golf clubs that will allow them to try out the waters before jumping in. In that way, these clubs fit the bill perfectly. They are cheap, yet effective, and on top of that, they look extremely good. Honestly, for such low proce, there isn’t much else you can ask of a golf club set. I’m not very good at writing reviews, so if you want more in-depth report, check out this Callaway Strata review by GolfClubsGuru.