Ever wondered how much of a difference off-the-shelf budget clubs compare to a custom fit set of premium clubs? Well you're in luck as GolfMagic's Equipment Editor Alex Lodge headed to Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate to find out.
For this comparison test, Alex played three holes (a par 4, par 5 and par 3) using both his premium TaylorMade clubs and Odyssey putter (costing approximately £3,500) for one side of the experiment and threw them up against a full budget Benross HTX set of clubs from American Golf (£699).
While Alex has gone to town on his custom fitted set of clubs in previous videos on GolfMagic - which you can check out in more detail in this video - it was his first ever look at these budget Benross clubs.
The test was made even more interesting as Alex was using the Benross clubs in regular flex, as opposed to the extra stiff flex he has in his custom fitted TaylorMade clubs. You could not get two different sets of clubs further apart from each other if you tried.
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American Golf's Benross HTX package set (RRP £699) essentially represents the perfect starter set for someone who wants to get into the game without paying full whack on some of the game's more premium sets of clubs on the shelves right now.
Not only does it include a titanium graphite shafted driver and stainless steel graphite shafted fairway wood and hybrid, but also 5-SW steel shafted irons and a mallet putter. It also includes a deluxe 14-way cart bag and matching headcovers.
While we would always recommend the more serious golfers among you to get custom fitted to get the most out of your game, and get the best possible value for your money, we still thought this test would be of interest especially to some of the newer players to our sport.
And as you will see from our video review above, the results were actually very interesting. Alex reviews both budget and premium clubs and then provides his honest feedback from his three-hole test.