By Jamie Boudreaux
Last Update May 26, 2021

The Best Golf Clubs for Golfers

What are the best golf clubs? Depends... on so many things.

I point out which type of golfer I believe a club might benefit most: beginner, high handicapper, mid handicapper, low handicapper.

Just remember, every time you see "best" in front of "golf clubs", "irons", "driver", etc., you're about to read someone's opinion. Fact is, all major golf manufacturers are knocking it out of the park in terms of the quality they're putting out. The real differences come down to the handicap(s) a given club is tailored to and personal preference. 

"Best" is subjective. Keep that in mind and test for yourself if possible. We are always updating this page so you can refer back to it for the latest and greatest. 

Best Irons 

Best High Handicap Irons
Ben Hogan EDGE EX Irons
5.0

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Pros:

  • Loads of forgiveness
  • Easy Launch & Distance
  • Inspire Confidence at address
  • Workable: Draw - Fade - High - Low
  • Classic Ben Hogan Iron Elegance

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection
  • Occasional delays in shipping due to demand

Verdict

The Hogan Edge EX irons are an excellent choice for beginners through mid handicap golfers. Or any golfer looking for added forgiveness. Don't sleep on their performance either. They can handle any shot you dial up. 


I played them like I play my combo set without issue. The heads just look a WHOLE lot more forgiving.


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Our Favorite Blades
Ben Hogan ICON Irons
5.0

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Pros:

  • Scoring weapons in the right hands
  • A+ Consistent distance & direction
  • Not overly punishing on slight mishits
  • Absolute Showpieces
  • About 1/2 the Price of the Big Boys

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection
  • Occasional delays in shipping due to demand

Verdict

The Hogan Icon irons are an excellent choice for any golfer looking to step into serious blades. They can handle any shot you got. Easy on the eyes too. It's like having works of art in your golf bag.


They scream "PLAYER". But... slight mishits don't make me feel like an idiot either. 


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Best Combo Iron Set
Ben Hogan Player's Combo Set
5.0

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Pros:

  • Amazingly consistent for more GIR
  • Short irons are legitimate scoring weapons
  • Easy to hit through the bag
  • Absolute Showpieces
  • About 1/2 the Price of the Big Boys

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection
  • Occasional delays in shipping due to demand

Verdict

The Hogan Player's Combo set are an excellent choice for low handicap players or golfers looking to move into player irons (like me).


This is my everyday set and I've had zero issues playing them. They give back what you put in but aren't overly punishing on mishits. Pin high golf is addicting.


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Most Forgiving Player Irons
Ben Hogan PTx PRO Irons
5.0

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Pros:

  • Superior control & consistency - Especially short irons
  • Easier time launching ball with mid and long irons
  • Compact but not intimidating clubhead inspires confidence at address
  • Gorgeous clubs
  • About 1/2 the price of the big boys

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection
  • Occasional delays in shipping due to demand

Verdict

The  Hogan PTx PRO irons  are an excellent golf clubs for low handicap golfers looking for a little forgiveness throughout their set.


The short irons are deadly accurate and consistent. And, you get just the right amount of forgiveness in the mid and short irons.


Because they're Hogans, you're going pay about 50% less than what you'd shell out to the big boys for comparable clubs. 


Don't forget you can use Hogan's demo program to "Try before you Buy". 


Pros:

  • Best Performing Mid Handicap Irons
  • Easy to launch & carries forever
  • Serious Distance
  • Loads of forgiveness

Cons:

  • Getting a little hard to find
  • A little pricey

Verdict

The  Titleist T200 Irons  are an excellent choice for mid handicap golfers and can be equally enjoyed by low handicaps. The only drawback for more accomplished players may be clubhead size. Players tend to like em more compact. But get past that and you're golden.  


They were a dream to hit. Great ball flight, distance, and outstanding feel. I loved my time with them. 



Golfer Geeks Approved
Callaway Mavrik Irons
4.5

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Pros:

  • Long & Forgiving
  • Easy to launch & carries forever
  • Shape & Flight your ball easily
  • Loads of forgiveness

Cons:

  • Not the biggest fan of the looks
  • Getting a little hard to find

Verdict

The  Callaway Mavrik Irons  are a great option for mid handicap golfers and can be played by lower handicaps too. Like the T200's, the heads are on the big side for players (who prefer compact heads).  They are easy to hit and the ball flies off the face - a lot of the face. Packed with forgiveness too. 


Golfer Geeks Approved
Taylormade M6 Irons
5.0

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Pros:

  • Great Distance & Forgiveness
  • Easy to Flight & Shape your ball
  • Shape & Flight your ball easily

Cons:

  • Getting harder to find - So customization options will be limited

Verdict

The  Taylormade M6 Irons  are great golf clubs for high handicappers and mid handicappers alike. The head is generous, but not bulky.


They provide tons of help with launching your ball high and keeping it there for a good while. The entire face felt hot. But, you can "play" these too. I was able to flight and work the ball with little problem.  


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Best Drivers

Best Driver of 2022
TaylorMade Stealth Driver
5.0

Amazing: Distance - Feel - Forgiveness

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Pros:

  • Awesome Distance & Forgiveness
  • Wants to keep your drives in play. 
  • Great sound and feel
  • Brand new so you can customize till your heart's content. 

Cons:

  • Expensive

Verdict

The Taylormade Stealth Driver  is the best driver I've tested for 2022. 


It's as long and forgiving as you could ask for and keeps all but your worst swings in play. I had a ball hitting the Stealth and it should top your list of the 2022 selection of drivers. 


You just gotta be prepared for the sticker shock. 

Best Driver of 2021
TaylorMade SIM 2 Driver
5.0

Outstanding Driver: Deals to be had

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Pros:

  • Great Distance & Forgiveness
  • Keeps all but your worst swings playable
  • Great sound and feel
  • Bargains to be had with the release of the Stealth 

Cons:

  • Customization may be an issue now

Verdict

The Taylormade SIM2 Driver is the best driver I've tested not named Stealth. 


I tested the SIM2 and Stealth drivers side by side for two days and noticed only minimal differences between sound, feel, and distance. I wouldn't hesitate to take it to the course today. 


Recommendation: The SIM2 is definitely worth a look if you are in the market for a premium driver at newly lowered prices. 

A Golfer Geeks Favorite
Callaway Mavrik Driver
5.0

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Pros:

  • Awesome Distance & Forgiveness
  • Easily Adjustable for Your Swing
  • Best Sound at Contact Ever
  • Bargains Abound

Cons:

  • Getting harder to find - So customization options will be limited

Verdict

The  Callaway Mavrik Driver  was our favorite driver of the last few years and bargains are everywhere because its an older model.


You can dial this thing back into the fairway so easily - or at least playable. It's long. It's forgiving. It looks great. Nothing not to like in this driver.


100% worth a look if you are in the market for a great driver at a bargain price. 

Best Bargain Driver
Ben Hogan GS53 Max Driver
5.0

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Pros:

  • Long & Forgiving
  • Easily Adjustable for Your Swing
  • Attractive Clean Design
  • Best Value on a High-End Driver

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection

Verdict

The  Ben Hogan GS53 Max Driver  is the best driver Hogan has put out. And, it's a great driver no matter who's name is on it. 


It's got all the bells and whistles you expect in today's best drivers but keeps them hidden in classic Hogan elegant design. It's in my bag and I love it.


It has all the pop and forgiveness you need off the tee and at a substantial savings compared to the big boys. A must-have if Hogan is your brand. 


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Best Hybrids

Best Hybrid Tested
Ben Hogan VKTR+ Hybrids
5.0

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Pros:

  • Forgiving & Easy to get Airborne 
  • High Trajectory for Soft Landings
  • Best Looking Hybrid 
  • Absolute Bargain Price

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection

Verdict

The  Ben Hogan VKTR+ Hybrid  is exactly what you need a hybrid to be.

  • It looks great behind the ball.
  • The face is hot and forgiving so solid contact is easy.
  • The ball launches easily and carries high and far for soft landings. 

I think it's the best looking hybrid out there. It's playable for any handicap -  which is rare. 

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Best Fairway Woods

Golfer Geeks Approved
Ben Hogan GS53 Fairway Woods
5.0

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Pros:

  • Accurate & Consistent
  • Launch the ball easily - No ballooning 
  • Workable: Left - Right - Down - Up
  • Compact clubhead
  • Minimal & elegant design
  • Killer Pricing

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection

Verdict

The Ben Hogan GS53 Fairway Wood  is a low handicap's dream.

  • "Tour-Inspired" compact clubhead.
  • Classic design.
  • Very playable.

But, I think good ball-striking mid handicaps may want to give it a try using the demo program mentioned below. I don't get punished on slight mishits - No great loss of distance.


The 3-wood and 5-wood are in my bag. They've been great golf clubs for me.


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Best Wedges

Golfer Geeks Approved
Ben Hogan Equalizer II Wedges
5.0

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Pros:

  • Can play any shot around the green
  • Easy to play partial and full shots from the fairway
  • Excellent stopping power
  • Best looking wedges ever in the world ever.
  • Minimal & elegant design
  • $25 to $100 cheaper than comparable wedges

Cons:

  • Not the largest shaft & grip selection

Verdict

The Ben Hogan Equalizer II Wedges  are phenomenal scoring clubs.


They are supremely consistent and I have complete confidence when I step over a shot with them.

  • Half shots  
  • Partial shots  
  • Full shots - and 
  • Any shot around the green is easily handled with an Equalizer 2 wedge.  


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Best Putters

Best Mallet Putter
Ben Hogan BHM01 Putter
5.0

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Pros:

  • Superb feel & balance
  • Rolls the ball exceptionally well
  • Consistent end-over-end roll
  • Minimal & elegant design
  • Unbeatable Price - About $50 - $200 less than competitors

Cons:

  • Grip options a little limited

Verdict

The Ben Hogan BHM01 Putter  is butter soft, gets your ball rolling end over end, and will likely be the best looking putter you'll ever own.


I'd never played a high-end milled putter before so I expected a certain intimidation factor and a metallic click or feel on contact. No sir. It feels great and performs spectacularly.


Looking to step into a high-end precision milled putter but don't want to spend a cool 4 bills? Give the BHM01 a look. 


Still have doubts? Take advantage of  Hogan's demo program to "Try before you Buy". 

Thanks for checking out my opinion on what are, at least some of, the best golf clubs available in 2022. 

This page will grow and change substantially. So, check back often to see what cream has risen to the top... of my list. 

About the author 

Jamie Boudreaux

Okayist golfer I know. On a quest to get down to a 2 and take you along for the ride. 

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