Top Flite XL 5000 Golf Set Review

By Mike Camunas

There are plenty of starter golf club sets out there, but a few include every piece of golf equipment to get a golfer well on his way. That's what Top Flite has included in its XL 5000 golf club set. It comes with everything golfers need to get their game under way, so it's important to know what's included before purchasing this set.
 

Features

The XL 5000 golf club set comes fully loaded with 18 pieces, including 12 clubs. It has a 10-degree loft driver, a 3 and 5 wood, a 4 and 5 hybrid, a 6 iron through a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. The set comes with a lightweight stand bag, five head covers and a rain hood.

The set is available in right- or left-handed models, while the irons are available in graphite or steel shaft and each club is fitted with Top Flite Velvet grips.

Clubs

The driver is 45 inches long and features a Uniflex shaft, while the 3 wood and the 5 wood have a 15 and 19 loft, respectively. The irons have an open back cavity and include two small weights, as well. Those are integrated into the head to provide forgiveness on off-center hits. The sand wedge has a flat head instead of an open cavity to help give the club its 56 degree loft. The blade putter has a cross-milled face and is a standard weight to help beginner golfers putt with ease.

Identification

Every club is branded with the Top Flight logo and has XL 5000 on the head, as well a red and black color scheme. The lightweight stand bag is also red and black, comes with two straps for easy carrying when walking a course and has six pocket compartments for additional personal items. The head covers are also black and red.

Benefits

This starter set is for a golfer who needs a complete set of clubs and either wants it all to match or not take the time to purchase the products separately. However, the clubs are also specifically designed to help beginner golfers with their game, including getting the ball in the air more consistently. The oversized-cavity back irons give the golfer easy playability, while the same oversized woods give a larger impact area for more airborne shots. The driver is also designed to have a bit of a draw to help golfers reduce sliced shots.

Considerations

Any beginner or casual golfer should consider buying this set. It doesn't have to be seen as a starter set, however it's a good way to have a complete set of clubs, especially if you only golf socially and are not to concerned with improving your game on a constant basis. Keep in mind that this is not the only complete golf club set available on the market and you should research others before making a purchase.

About The Author

Mike Camunas is also reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, covering local golf in the Tampa Bay area, from events to golfers hitting hole in ones, to even covering the professional events that hit town. He has been playing golf for about 11 years and has not seen his handicap lower. Maybe one day, but he'll stick to his day job for now.

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