Callaway Strata Review

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When you hit the course for the first time, your primary concern is to get your technique right, not your shot. The Callaway Strata is the best deal for a beginner who wants to establish his technique in an affordable budget. A permanent or a custom-made set can come in once you are settled with your swing. When you get all of that from one of the most favored brands in the world, then let the worry drown.

Right from 2014 when they released their first set under their line, Strata sets have almost come to become a household name for golfers. A welcome surprise for those who were used to seeing the expensive Big Bertha clubs!

As a smart marketing trick, the Strata set comes in 12, 14, and 18 piece sets – however, that counts all the accessories and not just the clubs. Beginners can go for the 12 piece which is quite easy to play, while advanced golfers can go for the 18 piece. Since the 18-piece comes with multiple clubs that may easily confuse the beginner, a 12 or 16-piece may be best.

Understanding the Callaway Strata Set

The Driver: The driver is equipped with two things every beginner wants: Excellent design and simplicity in hitting. It’s a titanium 460cc forged driver, which ensures that you get value for the price you’re paying. With a 12 degree lift, you can set your ball for a long flight.

The 3-wood & 5 woods: The Fairway wood promises long distance for your shot with a sleek design. For a 3-wood with a 15.5-degree loft and a 42.5-inch shaft, the wood ensures that you don’t miss the green. Whereas, for a 5-wood, an 18-degree loft and a 41.5-inch shaft give you greater control on the ball and the distance.

The Hybrid Club: The Hybrid gives the set a luxury that allows the beginner to set his swing and play like a pro. The 4 hybrid club comes with a 38.5-inch shaft and a 22-degree loft to shape your shots. Whereas, the 5 Hybrid club is 37.75 inches long and gives you a 26-degree loft for accuracy.

Irons: The 6, 7, 8, and 9 irons are one of the best in the market, giving you the distance and angle to align your shots and avoid mishits and inaccurate shots.

Wedges: Depending upon the type of set you purchase, the bag will be equipped with a Pitching wedge or a Sand wedge, or both. Callaway offers perfection with their wedges that ensures a seamless game for you.

Putter: The putter comes at a length of 35 inches with a 3.5-degree loft, that helps you in the final leg of your game – whether it a short or long putt.

Stand Bags & Head Covers: The Stand Bag and head covers are also counted in the accessories, but both are durable and comfortable to use.

Sneak Peek at the Specifications of the Strata Family

Strata 12-Piece Men’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • Fairway wood (1)
  • Hybrid(1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Wedge(1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (2)

Strata Plus 14-Piece Men’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 5 wood (1)
  • Hybrid(1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Pitching Wedge(1)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (2)

Strata Tour 16-Piece Men’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 4 Hybrid(1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Pitching Wedge(1)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (4)

Strata Ultimate 16-Piece Men’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)M
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 4 Hybrid(1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Pitching Wedge(1)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (4)

Strata Ultimate Men’s 18-Piece Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 5 wood (1)
  • 4 Hybrid(1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Pitching Wedge(1)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (5)

Strata 11-Piece Women’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 5 wood (1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (2)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (3)

Strata 14-Piece Women’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 5 wood (1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Pitching Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (3)

Strata Tour 16-Piece Women’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 4 Hybrid (1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Pitching Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (4)

Strata Ultimate 16-Piece Women’s Set


 

  • 460cc forged driver (1)
  • 3 wood (1)
  • 4 Hybrid (1)
  • 5 Hybrid (1)
  • Irons (4)
  • Sand Wedge (1)
  • Pitching Wedge (1)
  • Putter (1)
  • Stand Bag (1)
  • Headcovers (4)

Let’s Review

ProsCons
For many products, brand and affordability are two things that never come together. Individual clubs are expensive to purchase, so a Strata line is an inexpensive option for beginners, recreational and casual golfers who can try out the package with the 12-piece set.

 Top-notch quality clubs, along with a sturdy and comfortable bag, means luxury for any golfer

 Clubs can now be protected due to the good-quality head covers

 The putter is quite easy to use, and even beginners will adapt themselves to it quite quickly

 Sets contain 6-9 Irons, giving an assorted range of clubs to all levels of golfers

 You can carry the bag like a bag-pack with minimal single shoulder balancing impact

 The stand bag is exceptionally lightweight with ample storage space for organizing all the necessities. It has excellent padding at the back of the bag, which is lacking with other brands

 Strata have launched the ‘Complete’ and the ‘Ultimate’ editions, thus catering to the professional golfer’s needs too

 While the price constraint is understood, there is no option of graphite or steel shafts for the wood

High-handicappers and beginners may find it difficult to adjust to the smaller head design

 Some strata sets exclude the sand wedge, which may be needed once the handicap improves

 The set contains a mallet style putter, which may not cater to everyone’s needs

 The bag doesn’t have enough padding on the shoulder straps, which may put-off senior players and pro-golfers who play a lot

 Pro-golfers may find the bag a bit weaker and less durable than other golf bags out there

 As per USGA rules, you are allowed to carry 14 clubs, but some of the sets contain only 9 sets. So after a point, you may feel the need to get the full set of clubs

Peter Drucker, the American management specialist, once famously said, “Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.”

Genuinely, Callaway has put its heart into the Strata sets and has assured that you will remember the product long after you have even forgotten its price.


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