By Rob Sauerhaft
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

If you wish to read more about the clubs featured in The Perfect Set, please refer to the list below for the issue dates that they appeared in the magazine. Results are taken from our annual ClubTest issues as well as our continuing monthly test coverage. (We did not test wedges for this story. Rather, we based our recommendations on discussions with Top 100 Teachers and our knowledge of the target audience.)

PERFECT SET: 0 to 9 handicappers

  • Driver - TaylorMade r7 HT - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • 3-wood - Mizuno F-50 - December 2005
  • Hybrid driving iron - Sonartec MD Transition Club - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • 4-iron to PW - Mizuno MP-32 - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • Gap wedge (52°) - Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (Tour Chrome)
  • Sand wedge (56°) - Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (Tour Chrome)
  • Lob wedge (60°) - Titleist Vokey Design 200 Series (Tour Chrome)
  • Putter - Odyssey White Steel 2-Ball - November 2005 (PutterTest)
  • PERFECT SET: 10 to 20 handicaps

  • Driver - TaylorMade r7 HT - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005
  • 4-wood - Mizuno F-50 - December 2005
  • 7-wood - Mizuno F-50 - December 2005
  • Hybrid - Sonartec MD Transition Club (23°) - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • 5-PW - Callaway Big Bertha Fusion - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • Gap wedge (50°) - Cleveland CG10
  • Sand wedge (54°) - Cleveland CG10
  • Sand wedge (58°) - Cleveland CG10
  • Putter - Titleist Red X - November 2004 (PutterTest)
  • PERFECT SET:20+ handicaps

  • High-loft driver (12° or higher) - Ping G2 EZ 15.5° - April 2005
  • 5-wood - TaylorMade r5 Dual (18°) - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • 7-wood - TaylorMade r5 Dual (21°) - May 2005 (ClubTest 2005)
  • Hybrid - Cleveland HALO 3i (22°) - October 2005
  • Hybrid - Cleveland HALO 4i (25°) - October 2005
  • 5-PW- Mizuno MX-23 irons - May 2004 (ClubTest 2004)
  • Gap wedge (52°) - Cleveland CG11
  • Sand wedge (56°) - MacGregor EZ Out
  • Putter - Odyssey White Steel 2-Ball - November 2005 (PutterTest)
  • PERFECT SET:Seniors and Women
    Again, we did not conduct a formal ClubTest for this player type (25+ handicapper; swing speed 70 mph or lower). We stated that the Adams Idea a2 OS is a good example of what to look for (there are several options available to you). This Perfect Set has 12 clubs (including four hybrids) instead of 14 so you can learn to hit fewer clubs better.

  • Driver (high-lofted) - Adams Idea a2 OS (13.5°)
  • 3-wood - Adams Idea a2 OS (16°)
  • 5-wood - Adams Idea a2 OS (19°)
  • 4 Hybrid - Adams Idea a2 OS (23°)
  • 5 Hybrid - Adams Idea a2 OS (26°)
  • 6 Hybrid - Adams Idea a2 OS (29°)
  • 7 Hybrid - Adams Idea a2 OS (33°)
  • 8-iron (36°) - Adams Idea a2 OS
  • 9-iron (40°) - Adams Idea a2 OS
  • Pitching wedge (44°) - Adams Idea a2 OS
  • Sand wedge (55°) - Adams Idea a2 OS
  • Putter - Adams Idea a2 OS
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