Women’s golf clubs are lighter than men’s. However, some women find that their clubs are still too heavy for them.
If you struggle with getting tired towards the end of your round, then you probably are using clubs that are too heavy for you. Or, of course, you might need to work on getting in better shape. It could be either one.
All women’s golf clubs are different. Some are heavier and meant for stronger, taller women. Some are lighter and typically meant for weaker, older women. In this article, we’ll be talking about the lightest complete sets that women can buy.
Here’s what we are looking for:
- Clubs that are lighter than most women’s clubs: companies can save weight on the club head, club shaft, or even in the grip of the club to make the club lighter. Lighter clubs make it easier to swing faster and hit the ball further.
- Super-light, ladies-flex graphite shafts: graphite shafts are much lighter than steel shafts. However, graphite shafts still vary in weight, so we’ll be looking for the clubs that come with the lightest shafts on the market.
- A forgiving, high-launch design: women that need lighter clubs typically need more forgiving, higher launch clubs as well. That means clubs that have lots of perimeter weighting, and clubs that have the weight low and far back (leading to higher launch at impact).
Let’s get into the lightest complete sets for ladies… shall we?
Lightest Overall: Cobra F-Max Airspeed Women’s Complete Set
If you can afford it, then you should go with the best. The Cobra F-Max Airspeed Women’s complete set is the highest quality option, and also the lightest overall. I do want to be clear, though: there are lighter sets on the market, but that’s because the sets are garbage and won’t perform well at all. When it comes to high quality golf clubs, the Cobra F-Max Airspeed clubs are 100% the lightest option on the market.
Cobra is the king (sorry, queen!) of complete sets for women, especially senior women. They definitely are NOT cheap, but they are well worth it if your budget allows. Keep in mind that you’ll literally never need to buy another club again- no upgrades, no replacements, nothing. It’s a set that will last you a lifetime and then some (as you can pass the set down one day).
The Cobra F-Max Airspeed ladies set saves an average of 16 grams of club weight compared to the older model, the F-Max Superlite. That 16 grams comes from the club head, the club shaft, and even some weight savings in the grip, too.
Here’s everything that is includes in the F-Max Airspeed set:
- Offset Driver (15º): This is a super forgiving, lightweight driver with an added draw bias from the offset. Truly one of the best drivers that women can buy if they want to increase driver distance and consistency. The higher loft is great for optimizing launch angles and spin rates.
- Fairways Woods (3F, 5F, 7F): With three fairway woods, you’ll be able to really dial in your distances for long shots to the green or for layups shots.
- Hybrid (5H): I truly wish they had one more hybrid instead of an extra fairway wood, but that’s just me. You may find one forgiving hybrid to be all you need to replace a long iron.
- Irons (6, 7, 8, 9, PW and SW): Very low centers of gravity to launch the ball high and soft onto the greens. Lots of perimeter weighting for plenty of forgiveness.
- Mallet Putter: I’m a big fan of mallet putters as they are far easier to align than blade putters.
If I were in your shoes, I’d definitely get the Cobra F-Max Airspeed ladies complete set if I could afford it. If you can’t afford it, you have two lower priced options below that are a tad big heavier and won’t perform quite as well.
- The best combination of light weight and forgiving design for ladies looking to increase club head speed and hit more green/fairways
- The lightest clubs on the market, all in one complete set
- Comes in two color options
- I wish there were two hybrids, but that’s not a huge drawback
- You may wish the driver wasn’t an offset driver if you become a better golfer down the road.
Lowest Priced: Wilson Ultra Women’s Set
The lowest price set of lightweight clubs that I’d recommend would be the Wilson Ultra complete set. To be upfront, there are even cheaper sets available on the market, but they are complete garbage and aren’t worth your money.
Wilson’s Ultra clubs are some of the lightest on the market for women. However, they look and feel much cheaper. That makes sense, because they ARE much cheaper. These won’t be nearly as durable or high performing as the Cobra F-Max Airspeed clubs, but the price difference is significant to say the least.
This is a great option for women golfers that are new to the game and want to test the waters before investing too much in clubs that may go unused. With their super lightweight graphite shafts, you are sure to increase your club head speed and hit the ball further than before.
- by far the lowest priced clubs that aren’t too low in quality to be worth it
- has everything you need to learn the game, all with a lightweight design for senior golfers and weaker women in general
- lower quality clubs all together, and slightly heavier than the Cobra Airspeed clubs
- less forgiving, less durable, and not quite as long as the more expensive options
- not the most appealing look overall – kinda bland
Best Value: Cobra F-Max Superlite Set
My articles always have a “best option” category. This category is never the most expensive, but the never the least expensive either. It’s the best bang for your buck. Typically, this category is won by a slightly older model that had incredible reviews. Over time, it slowly drops in price as new clubs are released and demand for the older equipment drops.
In my opinion, the Cobra F-Max Superlite complete set for women is the best value option. It’s only one series older than the Airspeed clubs, and they are nearly identical sets. The Superlite is, funny enough, just a little but heavier than the Airspeed clubs. Other than that, they are very forgiving, high launching, light weight clubs that will perform well for many years to come.
- nearly identical to the Airspeed but at a much lower price due to the slightly older age
- much lighter shafts than the average women’s complete set
- also comes in two color choices
- Just a little heavier than the Airspeed clubs
- Still a decent investment financially