Walter Hagen MS2 Golf Set Review – New and Used
- June 9, 2011, 12:12 pm
- In Golf Clubs
Looking for a great golf club set that is both inexpensive and high-quality at the same time? Consider purchasing the Walter Hagen MS2 Golf Set. I have to admit myself that I was not very familiar with the golf brand before purchasing it. Now that I have played a few rounds I wish I had known about it sooner. The Walter Hagen MS2 Golf Set is actually a 19 piece set that contains the following: a 460cc driver, 3 wood, 3 hybrid irons (3, 4, and 5 to be exact), 6-PW regular irons, sand wedge, putter, stand bag, 5 headcovers, and finally a raincover. It is truly a complete set that any golfer could use, whether they are new to the game or very experienced.
At under $200 (got them on sale recently for $159 at Dick’s Sporting Goods), the golf set seemed too good to be true at first. Normally name brand complete golf sets can run as high as a thousand dollars plus, so it is reasonable for someone to be hesitant when buying this set. However, after playing a few rounds with the clubs they seem comparable to other name brand sets such as Taylormade and Titleist. What first stands out is the driver. At 460cc it has one of the biggest sweet spots you will find on a driver, and the distance is on par with many of the new drivers out on the market today. I also liked the forgiveness that the driver offered. One wouldn’t expect a set this inexpensive to have such a forgiving driver, but the ball really goes off the club even if it is a mishit.
The hybrid irons are what really set this golf set apart from the rest. If you are a beginner golfer or a normal golfer struggling with hitting high iron shots, definitely consider getting these golf clubs. They have the feel of hitting a normal iron shot with the ease and distance of hitting a fairway wood. They are great to hit both on and off the tee, and shoot right out of the rough. You won’t find such inexpensive golf sets with such fantastic hybrid irons. The regular irons (6-PW) have a good feel to them, and offer a higher trajectory than most other irons around this price range.
There were a few minor negatives I discovered when it comes to the Walter Hagen MS2 Golf Set. The first is in regards to the putter. It has a unique shape to it and just did not feel right when putting. It may be a great putter to help beginners learn how to align putts and what not, but for experienced players using this putter may not be the best choice. The stand bag that goes with the set is okay, but after a few rounds it already seems as though it is starting to wear down a bit, and it may need to be replaced after a year or two. Lastly, the sand wedge is certainly not the best when it comes to shots around the green, but I guess that can be expected for a golf set this inexpensive. The grooves seem to be wearing down a bit faster than I would normally expect, and the club just doesn’t seem to cut through the rough as good as a name brand wedge like Cleveland or Ping would.
Overall the Walter Hagen MS2 Golf Set is a great buy for its price range (~$200). It is especially recommend for beginning golfers, which has everything one would need to start enjoying the game with. Experienced golfers will appreciate the distance and forgiveness that the driver offers, along with the distance and accuracy that the hybrid irons bring to the table as well. The sand wedge and putter may not be that great, but for that price range it is to be expected.
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