A few golf club manufacturers have recently started to show more attention to women golfers by offering more high end ladies golf clubs. One of these companies is Callaway and I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity this summer to try out the new Callaway Solaire golf clubs. These clubs made their official debut at this year's PGA Show in Orlando.
The Solaire ladies golf set is available as a 9-piece set (MSRP $599.95) and 14-piece set (MSRP $899.95). Each set includes an all-titanium driver, stainless steel fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, a mallet putter and a versatile cart bag.
The Looks: the golf bag looks really sharp. Several ladies at the driving range and golf course made comments about how pretty the bag was. The pockets are pretty good and I always like the insulated cooler pocket. Overall, it looks great!
The Clubs: Coming from a golfer who has yet to break 100 (although I've gotten close!), I'm not sure how helpful or accurate my experience will be, so please keep that in mind. That being said, I enjoyed using these clubs.
The iron and wedges are great. Easy to swing and I consistently hit well with them. One thing that caught my attention is that there is no 9 iron (I had the 9 pc set). I only really noticed because my 9 iron is one of my favorite clubs and I use it all the time. It did seem that I was hitting the pitching wedge farther than normal, so the 9 iron probably wouldn't be missed too much.
The driver was equally well designed. It felt really nice in my hands and was weighted nicely. I was driving the ball 170-200 yards (with roll), which is pretty good for me.
Fairway woods have always been a challenge for me and they usually don't leave my bag. I did try the 5w that came with the set, but it was not one of my more successful clubs.
The two hybrids that came with the set are great (6h and 7h). I just started playing with hybrids last season and really enjoy using them.
All in all, this is a very nice club set specifically designed for women. It is nice to see a golf company show more attention to the women. The 9 piece set is a great starter set and the 14 piece adds a few more clubs for the more experienced golfer. Check them out if you ever get the chance.
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