Expert Review: Stix Golf Casual 9-Piece SetPublished on 04/10/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf clubs, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.
All photos courtesy of Andrew Abbott
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf clubs, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.
The Stix Golf Casual 9-Piece Set is perfect for beginner and casual golfers. This set provides all the necessary gear to play golf with quality clubs at a fair price.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 Stix Golf Casual 9-Piece Set
- Loft setting: Standard
- Shaft type: Graphite
- Shaft flex: Stiff
- Average score: 70
- Handicap: +2
- Experience: 5 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid-High
- Golf ball used: TaylorMade TP5x
- Club swing speed: 120mph-driver
- When I bought the club: February 2021
- Days tested: 30+
- Where I’ve used it: Various golf courses
- Weather and wind conditions: Warm, cold, rain, wind, and clear conditions
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking to test out beginner and intermediate golf sets to see which ones are the best for golfers looking to get their first set or upgrade from their old gear. I wanted something affordable and high-quality that would last for years.
Why I chose this club
I bought this set because it has a very simple and clean look with an all-black color. These clubs are also very high quality for the price and provide beginner golfers with all the necessary clubs to play a full round of golf. Another set I looked at was the Robin Golf 9-piece set that also comes with a golf bag. However, I chose the Stix set instead because it was cheaper, and the clubs looked better.
What I love about it
- Distance: These clubs are not the longest-distance clubs by any means. However, they certainly pack a punch and are great for a beginner golfer because the ball jumps off the clubface to help add some distance.
- Forgiveness: Like distance, the set does not contain the most forgiving possible clubs on the market. However, at this price, there is nothing better for forgiveness than these clubs. In addition, they are very forgiving on both toe and heel shots, which is great for beginner golfers looking for a cheap set to get into playing golf.
- Feel: The Stix clubs feel surprisingly good. They have a soft and explosive feel. The driver and woods feel like the ball jumps off the clubface for added distance, while the irons feel very smooth and soft. This is the best feeling complete set, at this price, that I have found.
- Sound: These clubs sound very traditional to most golf clubs. They do not have the same loud explosive sound that higher-end clubs have, but they sound very solid and complete. I have not hit a shot with these clubs where I felt they didn't sound good.
- Workability: This 9-piece golf set is actually very good for workability. The clubs gap nicely so players can hit any distances needed. Additionally, I had no problem shaping my shots with these clubs with fades, draws, low, and high shots.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The Stix golf clubs are really good-looking clubs for the price range and category they attempt to fill. This is the best-looking complete beginner/intermediate set of golf clubs that I have ever seen. The all-black color paired with the simple traditional clubhead shapes creates a very pleasing and good-looking set of golf clubs.
- Launch Angle: These clubs launch really well. On all of the clubs in this set, the weight is pulled back and low to help maximize forgiveness as well as launch. The weight is mainly in the back of the club and moves the center of gravity lower, which helps launch the ball higher in the air. This is extremely important for all golfers, especially beginners interested in this set.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Adjustability: There are no adjustability options with this set of clubs.
- Shaft Feel: These shafts sometimes felt too soft for my liking. I like a firm, hard feeling with my club shafts, which sometimes felt a little too soft and whippy. However, that is very helpful for most beginner golfers.
- Shaft Performance: The shafts are not the best shaft, especially for someone with higher swing speeds. However, these shafts are great for players who need help launching the ball higher and increasing clubhead speed.
- Grip Feel: The grips on these clubs feel fine when one first gets the set. However, these grips wear out very quickly and must be replaced within the first few months. I recommend using the grips until they wear out and then regrip these clubs with a higher-end grip that will last years.
- Spin: This set's driver, woods, and irons spin too much for me. However, this is helpful for beginners because the high spin with the driver and woods will help with accuracy, and the higher spin with the irons will help hold greens.
Best shot with this club
The best shot I hit with this set of clubs was on a short par 4 that I could make an eagle on. The par 4 was 320 yards, and I hit the driver and was left with about 30 yards to the pin. I chose to hit the wedge in the set and ended up chipping in.
Value for the money vs. other options
This is the best value set of golf clubs for beginner golfers. No set provides this much quality, forgiveness, and looks for an affordable and reasonable price. This set is also great for golfers who only play a few times a year but would like to upgrade from their older clubs. A cheaper alternative would be the Callaway Strata golf club set. This set includes a bag and 14 clubs rather than nine, although the quality is not as high as the Stix golf set.
The Stix Golf Casual 9-Piece Set is great for beginner and intermediate golfers. This high-quality set offers beginner golfers everything they need for a reasonable price.