Originally Posted by romeyrome803
I know the thread is kind of old and maybe dead but i was looking for a new golf set mylf... I was wondering about the wilson profile high launch set, adams tight lies NM plus, callaway strata plus or putting together a pinemeadow pgx golf set. Which clubs sets are better, more reliable, and game improving? Also, whats th downside to aluminum club heads if i was to go with the wilson profile hl set? Right now im just practicing my swing and accuracy with a ping rapture driver and a 5 iron
I am not a big fan of cheap golf clubs. The down side of aluminum? I didn't know there were clubs with aluminum heads, but it is much softer than steel and hitting golf balls is a pretty violent thing, particularly when you throw in the dirt and sand that gets ground in between the ball and club face, heads get a good bit of wear and I would think steel would last a lot longer!
I would rather see a new player look around for a good older set of used game improvement/super game improvement clubs. I just took a very brief peek at EBay where I found used Ping G10s well under $300. G5s for under $200. These are a few years old, but still decent starter clubs. You get what you pay for. Good quality used clubs are still good quality clubs, cheapo new clubs will always be cheapo clubs.
If you can make that driver work, grab a similar used 5 wood, a sand wedge and a putter and you are good to go, and you can live without the 5 for a good while. Some used iron sets will come with the SW, and maybe even a putter. If the driver isn't working, consider a 4 wood. Nearly as long off the tee and easier than a 3 off the fairway.
You might also want to take a look at your local Craig's List, and from time to time you'll find full sets of clubs at pawn shops.
No matter what you decide, have fun and save a bit for some lessons!
Whatever you decide, you will need to figure out what shaft stiffness you will need. The people at Dick's, Golfsmith or whatever should be able to tell you that.