£150 Beginners Clubs Tested

There are seven clubs in the Inesis 100 set but how good are they? Neil Tappin plays 9-holes at West Hill Golf Club testing them in various settings along the way.

If you are thinking about taking up golf, this could be a good place to start – let’s find out!

£150 Beginners Clubs Tested

The Inesis 100 set is made up of seven golf clubs – a driver (14°), hybrid (22°), a six/seven iron, an eight/nine iron, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, and a putter. All the clubs in the set also have light graphite shafts and the entire set retails at £149.99. The bag can also be brought for an extra £44.99.

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Before getting into the test it is worth acknowledging that as a half-set, there will of course be moments where you struggle in terms of shots in between yardages. So a degree of manufacturing may be necessary here.

On Course Test – Irons

In the first on-course test, Neil went to the par-3 9th at West Hill and hit five shots with the eight/nine iron with Titleist Pro V1x balls. This was to find out about consistency and generally what the performance of the irons is like.

Neil was very pleased with the results as all five hit the green. One was a push and one was a pull but the rest went at the flag and all had pretty good consistency in terms of distance.

The feel of the irons was also a plus point. They felt buttery smooth through the ball and if it was a blind test, Neil acknowledged how he would have thought he was hitting a premium iron.

Looks

Of course looks are entire at the sight of the beholder so Neil’s comments here should be taken bearing that in mind. Regardless there were some things he did and didn’t like from the set.

Starting with the driver Neil liked the matte-black finish of the head and the way it contrasts the silver face. There is plenty of loft to look down on which does inspire confidence, and when you couple that with the large size of the head (460cc), then it is a driver that many could get on with.

What Neil didn’t like was the pattern on top of the head which fusses the design slightly.

Neil also liked the look of the hybrid and the matte-grey finish of the irons too. They frame the ball nicely and the mid-size top-line is confidence inspiring without being too chunky.

The final club to talk about is the putter which is simple in its design but could definitely do with a head-cover. Golf Monthly editor Michael Harris recently put the Inesis putter up against a Scotty Cameron so click below if you want to watch that video.

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We put the Scotty Cameron (L) up against the Inesis 100 putter (R)

On Course Test – Driver

Neil hit five drives on the 10th hole at West Hill and the consistency of distance with the driver revealed itself. Another plus point is the shaft which felt very stable and the performance was pretty solid.

Another thing to mention is the sound and feel which is quite a high-pitched impact sound which may not be to Neil’s liking, but many will prefer it over a duller sounding driver.

Verdict

Neil shot four-over with the clubs over nine-holes which showed he didn’t play well but didn’t play too badly either.

In terms of the set, the irons and the hybrid were the clubs that really excelled. The irons felt excellent, there is plenty of forgiveness on offer and the looks are good too. The hybrid was also very easy to launch and it performed well.

The two areas Neil struggled were with the putter and driver. The putter is very basic and it is very firm off the face which does take some time to get used to.

In terms of the driver there was some good performance but dropped in control compared to more expensive drivers which is to be expected.

On the whole when you combine everything together this Inesis 100 set does offer good value for money and if you are a beginner looking to get into the game, this set gives everything you need

Additionally the bag for an extra £44.99 is extremely light and very simple.

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