Callaway Edge 10 Piece Golf Club Set Review Vs Alternatives

It’s secret to many that Callaway have held the title of best beginner golf clubs for many years with the Callaway Strata clubs and they have now decided to better them with Callaway Edge 10 Piece Set.

The biggest thing to note with the Edge is that you don’t get a bag with them but instead they come in a box which is quite strange but helps to keep the price down.

Once you open the box and start using the clubs it becomes apparent very quickly that you are dealing with a superior golf club set for beginners from the oversized driver, wood, hybrid, irons, wedges and putter, this set oozes class and can take you from that initial point where you step onto the course or range for the first time right up until you become a mid handicapper.

 

What To Look For In Beginners Clubs

A Couple of things that we are looking out for in a club set to see if they are going to be suitable for our game.

 

Accuracy And Forgiveness

Any oversized driver head is going to have a larger sweet spot and allow us to hit the ball straight more often than a smaller sweet spot. The Edge, just like the strata, certainly ticks this box.

We also want our forgiving irons for straight shots and good launch angles.

Remember Accuracy is more important than distance for beginners but this set is made for both.

 

Low Centre Of Gravity In Driver And Woods

A low centre of gravity allows us to get under the ball better with our driver, woods and hybrids and get a good launch angle with every shot and the Callaway Edge has low CG in all of the longer clubs.

 

The Shaft Material

Slow swing speeds will favour graphite shafts, which are lighter, in their irons and faster swingers will prefer steel shafts (heavier) in their irons. Almost all woods and hybrids these days come with graphite shafts, including the Edge.

The shafts on the irons are steel which will suit slightly faster swing speeds.

 

Shaft Flex

Shaft Flex determines how much the club will bend when your swing it at different speeds.

Still flex will suit faster swingers and lighter flex will suit slower swingers.

The regular flex on the Callaway Edge are definitely crafted for the average player.

 

All of this just means if you are a senior or swing the club a bit slower, you might be better off with a different site light the Cobra XL’s Reviewed here.

 

Callaway Edge Quick Facts

Brand

Callaway Edge

Clubs

10

Bag

None

Shafts

Steel Irons – Graphite Long Clubs

Shaft Flex

Regular Flex

Driver

Oversized Titanium Head

Price

$700

Overall Score

90/100

 

First Impressions

Before even ordering the clubs it is impossible not to notice that you don’t get a bag with them as you usually would when buying a golf club set.

In keeping with the brand and the colours, I added the Callaway Chev Stand Bag to my order as it is only 10 clubs and I wanted something like to carry around the course.

Second thing you notice is that these are a good bit more expensive than the Callaway Strata, which I used for years so it will be interesting to see how those two sets compare against one another.

When the set arrived, you quickly tell the quality and once you start hitting them, you are going to be happy with your purchase, they are a quality set of clubs.

 

Who is The Club Set For?

This is for anyone who is just starting off in golf or someone that knows how to play and is in need of a set of clubs.

These are really designed for the average player whether it’s a man or a woman and they perform excellently.

It’s excellent for anyone that wants a base set of clubs and wants to add more as they go like a 3 Iron, a 3 Hybrid or a 5 iron.

Overall, this is one of the best beginner/intermediate sets that I’ve used to date in terms of distance, accuracy and feel.

 

The Edge Driver

The Edge driver is built for beginners but you may be forgiven for thinking that it cost a lot more the first time you give it a go.

The driver has a long graphite shaft culminating in an oversized titanium head which is going to give you accuracy and a ton of distance off the tee.

The low and back weight centre of gravity is also going to ensure that you are able to get a good launch angle on the ball every time you step to the tee box.

 

The Edge 3 Wood

Getting the desired lift from the fairway with your 3 wood is always going to be a key factor when deciding on what club to carry and not getting enough loft is a common issue.

With the Edge 3 Wood, there is an oversized head for accuracy and distance.

You also get a low centre of gravity with perimeter weighting to ensure that you get a good launch every time with the 3 wood.

The graphite allows you to get good club speed and the oversized head is forgiven and these two combine to give you distance and accuracy off the tee or the fairway.

 

The Edge 5 Hybrid

The Edge Hybrid is going to fill the gap between the 3 Wood and first iron in the set which is the 6 Iron.

The Edge hybrid is one of the easiest clubs to hit in the bag and certainly one of our favourites to pull out of the bag on the fairway and even in the rough.

The good loft of the club allows you to get the ball into the air easily and the compact head is forgiving enough the get straight and accurate shots every time.

 

The Edge 6 – 9 Irons

We have only got the shorter Iron sets coming with the Callaway Edge so you will only need to break them out when you are on your approach to the green.

The Irons are excellently crafted in a cavity back style and large heads for long and straight strike even when you don’t make the cleanest of connections.

The shafts are steel for a solid club set and they really do perform like a much more expensive set of irons.

 

The Pitching Wedge

Very similarly to the Irons in its crafting with a large head and extra grooves for forgiveness, you won’t have much trouble getting the ball in the air with this one.

The extra grooves also allow the better players to generate a ton of back spin on their approach shots to the green.

 

The Sand Wedge

It’s a relieve to see a sand wedge in this set as a lot of beginner sets inexplicably leave out a sand wedge from their ten piece sets.

Hitting out of the sand is never an easy process but you should have much trouble getting under the ball with a good contact when using the Callaway Edge Sand Wedge whether it is in the sand or the tall grass.

 

The Putter

Saving the best for last, Callaway have included an amazing putter with this set and they have cheaped out like you would see with a ton of other beginner sets in the market.

The Odyssey White Hot Pro Putter is one of the best of the market, it is a blade design with a Super Stroke premium grip and a white hot insert for amazing feel and control of the ball when on the green.

 

Pros And Cons Of The Callaway Edge

Pros

  • Forgiving Clubs For Beginners
  • Easy To Launch Driver And 3 Wood
  • Excellent Quality
  • Putter Is Advanced Quality
  • Clubs Will Easily Fit In A Stand Bag
  • Will Suit Intermediates And Beginners
  • Perfect For Men And Women
  • Premium Beginner Set

 

Cons

  • No Bag Included
  • Might be A Gap Between Hybrid and 6 Iron
  • Steel Shafted Irons Not Ideal For Slower Swingers
  • One Size Fits All Set
  • More Expensive Than Most Beginner Sets

 

If you want quality, you are not going to go too far wrong with the Callaway Edge but as always there are a few different sets to consider when buying new clubs and our goal is to give you the best product you can possibly buy for the money.

Overall Score: 90/100

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The Callaway Strata 12 and 16 Piece Vs The Callaway Edge

The Callaway Strata can be said to be the long reigning heavyweight champion of beginner club sets and they have a lot going for them.

Callaway have been making these kinds of clubs for years and have built on the success of the Strata to produce even better performing clubs in the Edge set but that comes at an extra cost.

The 12 Piece Strata set does not include a Sand Wedge which I would class as essential so you are really talking about the 16 piece which is half the price of the Edge Set and you get 6 extra clubs and a bag.

The Strata clubs are extremely popular and the set includes:

A Driver, 3 Wood, 4 and 5 Hybrid, 6 – 9 Iron, Pitching Wedge, Sand Wedge, Putter, Stand Bag, 4 Head Covers.

If you are a complete beginner, I would recommend you to go with the Strata 100% but if you are an improver, the Edge are the better clubs overall for distance and feel.

Overall Score: 96/100

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The Cobra XL Men’s Golf Club Set

Cobra are quickly becoming a trusted name in the golf world and are becoming synonymous with producing quality products.

This club set comes in at around the same price as the Callaway Edge but offers a lot more including a Cart Bag and 12 clubs, eliminating any gaps between your yardages.

The clubs are very similar in quality to the Edge set but you can an option about which Shaft type and flex you want, making it an ideal choice for seniors, juniors and ladies who might have slower swing speeds.

Overall a real top quality that I would also recommend over the Callaway Edge at the price point.

Overall Score: 92/100

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The Wilson Platinum Golf Club Set

Wilson Platinum Set

Wilson have been in the beginner golf club set game for a long time now and they have a ton of different variations available for you to choose from.

The Platinum set is a culimnation of everything that Wilson have learned over the years in their single best, beginners clubs ever and the result is excellent.

While the clubs are around the same quality as the Callaway Edge, you also get head covers and they cost just over half the price.

The set includes a Driver, 5 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6-9 Iron, PW, SW and Milled Putter.

These clubs are created for easy launches with the long clubs, accuracy and forgiveness throughout the set.

The Wilson Platinum are on par with Callaway Edge and if you want to pay less and get the bag included, go with the Wilson Set.

Overall Score: 90/100

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Conclusion

The Callaway Edge are an excellent set of clubs that are crafted to perform excellently.

They are quite expensive and you don’t get a bag with the set which will suit some people who want to build their own custom set around these clubs.

If you want to spend less and get more, with similar quality, go with the Strata.

If you want more clubs, better quality for the same price go with Cobra.

But if you like the Excellent performance and feel of the Edge, they are still an extremely good set.

 

Overall Score: 90/100

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