Best Golf Clubs for Men

Finding the right golf clubs for your game is a fun process.  With so many options, models, styles, and brands to choose from, your choices are virtually limitless.  While the process of finding the perfect clubs for your game is exciting, it can also seem overwhelming.  It seems like every time you turn around the […]

Our 5 Top Picks

Finding the right golf clubs for your game is a fun process.  With so many options, models, styles, and brands to choose from, your choices are virtually limitless.  While the process of finding the perfect clubs for your game is exciting, it can also seem overwhelming.  It seems like every time you turn around the major manufacturers are coming out with something newer, bigger, and better.  Keeping it all straight is next to impossible.

That’s why we’ve made it our mission to simplify the process as much as we can for 2021’s equipment.  While our choices aren’t necessarily the best for everyone, they’re what we consider to be the best options for the average male golfer.

Best Clubs for Men

Driver – Callaway Epic Max

Manufacturers across the board turned out some impressive drivers in the 2021 product cycle.  Improvements in technology and aerodynamics are especially noteworthy. 

Out of all the drivers we tested however, we were most impressed with the Callaway Epic Max.  This driver has it all in terms of distance, forgiveness, and adjustability. 

The head incorporates AI-designed Flash Face and Jailbreak Speed Frame technology.  These features lower the COG which allows golfers to launch shots high with minimal spin, the ideal combination for maximum distance.

The 16-gram adjustable weight also allows for easy customization.  Whatever ball flight you’re looking for, you can find it simply by putting the weight in a certain spot.

There’s no question that Callaway has produced some of the best drivers in the game for a long time.  The Epic Max is no exception and the best driver for the average male in 2021.

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You will get: The most forgiving Epic driver ever, Epic MAX harnesses artificial intelligence to create a NEW recipe for speed. With our new A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame, epic ball speeds can be achieved. The Jailbreak Speed Frame is optimized by our A.I.-designed Flash Face, which encourages quick speeds over a larger area.

Fairway Woods – TaylorMade Sim2 Max

When TaylorMade engineers and club designers thought about fairway woods in 2021, it was evident that the average golfer needed more forgiveness.  That’s why they set about making their most forgiving fairway woods yet in the Sim2 Max. 

By increasing the club’s profile size, TaylorMade was able to move weight farther back in the head.  This resulted in more forgiveness and greater stability on mishits. 

The V-shaped sole keeps the COG low which helps golfers of all levels get the ball in the air. 

Lastly, the C300 steel alloy face and power slot in the sole make this one of the hottest faces on a fairway wood anywhere.

A club that performs well all around, give the Sim2 Max fairway woods a shot in 2021.

9.8
Most Affordable Golf Club for Men
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Price history
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Price history for TaylorMade Sim2 Titanium Fairway Wood
Latest updates:
  • $349.98 – January 16, 2023
  • $399.99 – November 23, 2022
Since: November 23, 2022
  • Highest Price: $399.99 – November 23, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $349.98 – January 16, 2023
Last Amazon price update was: January 29, 2023 7:07 pm
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You will get: The 80g V Steel sole’s weight has been redistributed to increase forgiveness while also enhancing turf contact and adaptability. Twist Face overcomes natural golfer tendencies on miss-hits for straighter shots while ultra-strong titanium enables very high ball speeds and built for unmatched performance. Allows for customization and adjustment to enhance trajectory and face angle.

Hybrids – Cobra Radspeed

Ever since Cobra introduced the Baffler in the early 2000’s, they’ve been at the forefront of hybrid design.  That tradition continues with the Radspeed in 2021.

Reduced rails on this club’s sole minimize turf interference without sacrificing the hot performance we’ve come to expect from the face. 

Redistribution of the club’s internal weight toward the toe and heel also allow for faster ball speeds, more forgiveness, and higher launch conditions out of any lie. 

New design and technology, coupled with plenty of loft and shaft options make the Radspeed our pick for the best men’s hybrid this year.

9.7
Best Flexible Golf Club for Men
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You will get: A greater launch and faster ball speed are produced by the front hollow rails, which add 70% more flex from heel to toe. To provide faster ball speeds and higher launch for better stopping power into greens, a forged insert is thinner and more flexible. Two Baffler sole rails keep the club from digging and let it glide out of tight lies, dense rough, and even bunkers.

Irons – TaylorMade Sim2 Max

We all know that TaylorMade makes some of the hottest clubs in the game.  That’s the case for drivers, woods, irons, etc. 

Not only are 2021’s Sim2 Max irons hot, they’re extremely forgiving.  This is due in large part the Cap Back topline that’s made from stainless steel and lightweight polymers. 

Another technological feature that stands out is the THRU-SLOT speed pocket in each club’s sole.  This allows the face more flexibility on both solid shots and mishits.  The result is once again, increased forgiveness and more distance. 

If you struggle making consistent contact or just want more consistent performance, it doesn’t get any better in 2021 than the TaylorMade Sim2 Max irons.

8.9
Best Technology Golf Club for Men
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Price history
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Price history for Taylormade Sim2 Max Iron
Latest updates:
  • $685.99 – January 16, 2023
  • $799.99 – January 15, 2023
  • $684.99 – January 15, 2023
  • $799.99 – January 14, 2023
  • $684.99 – January 14, 2023
  • $799.99 – January 13, 2023
  • $684.99 – January 9, 2023
  • $799.99 – January 6, 2023
Since: October 10, 2022
  • Highest Price: $799.99 – October 10, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $684.99 – October 10, 2022
Last Amazon price update was: January 29, 2023 9:48 pm
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You will get: Increased forgiveness compared to previous models. Low CG allows golfers to launch shots high so they stop on the green. Intelligent Sweet Spot gives golfers more room for error and makes mishits less penal.

Wedges – Cleveland CBX

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that a wedge from Cleveland sits at the top of list this year.  As long as anyone can remember, the company has been the premier wedge manufacturer in the game. 

This year’s CBX wedges are more forgiving than any wedge Cleveland has ever made.  They also give you plenty of control and spin on both short and full shots.  This is due in large part to Tour Zip grooves which are deeper and sharper than grooves on other wedges. 

Face Balance Technology also keeps the COG closer to the center of the face for incredible stability at impact. 

The V-shaped soles give you plenty of options to play just about any shot imaginable around the green.

In short, the CBX wedges provide the best of both worlds in terms of playability and versatility.

9.2
Best Optimized Golf Club for Men
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You will get: Cavity-back design inspires confidence when at address Incredible feel and forgiveness on off-center-hits Great from a wide variety of lies, including sand and the rough

Putter – EVNROLL ER2 Midblade

If you’re a putter geek, you’ve probably heard of EVNROLL.  If not, maybe the company sounds like something new.

Whichever camp you fall into, rest assured the folks at EVNROLL are wicked smart when it comes to designing and crafting some of the best performing putters in the game. 

The ER2 might be their best putter yet.

Precisely shaped grooves on the face help golfers control distance, even on mishits.  Their unique design also gets the ball rolling immediately off the face ensuring that putts start and stay online. 

The face is made of 303 stainless steel which gives golfers ample stability and feedback at impact.

Technologically advanced and tour proven, we have nothing but the highest praise for the EVNROLL ER2.

Price history
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Price history for EVNROLL ER2 Midblade Putter
Latest updates:
  • $359.00 - September 20, 2022
  • $369.00 - July 22, 2022
Since: July 22, 2022
  • Highest Price: $369.00 - July 22, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $359.00 - September 20, 2022
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What are the Most Important Factors to Consider When Buying New Golf Clubs?

Technology has changed the way we play the game.  And it’s been mostly for the good.  Due to the tremendous technological strides that have been made in golf club design, it’s now possible to customize a set that’s tailored precisely to your game and swing.  Along with that comes the fact that there’s also a lot more to consider before making a buying decision.

Look, Sound, and Feel

No matter how much the technology in a certain club might benefit your game, how it looks, sounds, and feels to you are still the most important factors to consider.  If you don’t feel confident with a particular club in your hands, it isn’t the one for you.  Bottom line.

Budget

Golf equipment is expensive, especially brand-new golf equipment.  If you’re looking to outfit your entire bag, plan on spending several thousand dollars. 

Unless money isn’t an issue, it’s a good idea to figure out which clubs in your bag need to be replaced most.  Start with those and move on to others as you have the funds.

Performance

Ask any golfer that plays often, and they will tell you that having the right equipment makes a world of difference.  If you’re still hitting a driver that’s 20 years old, or irons from your childhood, you’re missing out on all the benefits that modern technology and equipment afford.

Before you buy any new golf club, go through a detailed fitting with a PGA Professional or club company equipment representative.  These folks have the tools, knowledge, and equipment necessary to make the best recommendations for your game.

During a fitting, you’ll be asked to hit your existing equipment to establish a baseline.  From there, the club fitter will take some measurements and ask you to hit shots next to a launch monitor with some different clubs.  Here, they will look at specific numbers like swing speed, ball speed, spin rate, launch angle, smash factor, and carry distance to name a few.  Armed with this information, they’ll be able to make suggestions on both clubheads and shafts that best suit your game.

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Brand Loyalty

Some golfers have been loyal to a specific brand for years.  One of our writers swears by TaylorMade irons and drivers and refuses to hit anything else. 

There’s nothing wrong with brand loyalty, to an extent.  Certain players are comfortable with a brand and just having those clubs in their bag inspires a certain level of confidence. 

However, we encourage people to always keep an open mind about their equipment.  If there’s a club from a different manufacturer that performs better, it might be worth considering.

Conclusion

It’s impossible to keep up with all the new technology and latest clubs in golf.  It’s my job here at Golfer’s Authority, but I’ve enlisted the help of many others to make sure we’re all in the know and have all our bases covered.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done regarding this year’s equipment and feel that our list represents the very best stuff the average male golfer can put in their bag. 

If you have any of your own thoughts, reviews, or additional information about equipment in 2021, we’d love to hear from you in comments below.

 

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

Founder of Golfers Authority

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