I decided to build this review after finding no reviews online or on Golftown, who retails these clubs in Canada. The few bits of background information I could find was that the brand name was purchased somewhat recently and used for someone else’s clubs. The only other mention was a crappy Amazon affiliate, regurgitating the product spec sheet. *Update* I’ve written a follow up review on the FC2010 Founders Club golf set.
Background: I haven’t played in 13 years, and wanted to get back in at a low price point to start, followed by purchasing better clubs as required. Don’t expect this to be a great review with comments on “feel” because I’m not an expert level judge. But because everyone else skipped these clubs, you’re going to get my very amateur level review.
To get the easy stuff out of the way first: the irons are pretty much par and I found little difference between them and decades old irons. My set didn’t come with a putter, so pretty much the only differentiators might be the drivers and bag. The bag is cheap, but if you’ve got an older single strap without the auto-deploying stands, it might make for a more pleasant bag to haul.
That brings us to the drivers and hybrids. I wanted at least one hybrid club for long fairway drives and light rough but so far, have only been able to hit off the fairway. Because this set doesn’t have real irons past 5, you’ve got to either learn how to hit with the hybrids or just layup onto the fairway with a higher iron.
The #1 driver specifically was easy enough to hit with once I got a feel for where the face was. I know it saved my shots on some of the hits that i could feel weren’t bang on. This made it one of my favorite clubs to pull out of the bag. Keep in mind that all I have to compare this club with is 2 sets of decade+ old technology. I’m sure that most of the new oversized clubs are this easy to hit with.
So there you have it: a quick, beginner review of the Founders Club FC2010 complete set of golf clubs. For $229, it’s hard to go wrong, and I feel that I’ve got a set of clubs that will last me at least the next 3 years, after which I’ll know what kind of clubs I really need. Until then, I’ll be hacking away with these.
Reviewed by Adriel Michaud on Jun 27, 2011
An OK set of clubs if you’re new to the game
At $299, it’s hard to go wrong with the Founders Club FC2010 complete set of golf clubs. I feel that I’ve got a set of clubs that will last me at least the next 3 years, after which I’ll know what kind of clubs I really need.