Tour Edge HT Max-J Junior Golf Set (Expert Review)

Tour Edge claim that the HT Max-J are best-value clubs in junior golf.

I’m sure a claim like that will resonate with you, and what you’re looking for.

But does the Tour Edge HT Max-J Junior Golf Set really live up to its not-so-modest billing?

That’s what we set out to establish with our review below, as we did our research, and gave this Amazon best-seller some rigorous testing.

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Tour Edge HT Max-J Junior Golf Set Review

We reviewed the Tour Edge HT Max-J Junior Golf Set as part of our Best Kids Golf Clubs review.

9.3 Total Score
Our Assessment

The first major hook of the Tour Edge HT Max-J Junior Golf Set is that it has an impressive selection of clubs within the set, including three woods, three irons and a stylish mallet putter. Of the woods, the 350cc titanium matrix, 15-degree driver is the standout club, with an enormous sweetspot, and plenty of distance. Both the hybrid and irons are also very easy to hit, with a superb feel off the clubface. The putter is nice and light, as is the stand bag, and makes for a great all-round package. Tour Edge have also done well to cater to different age groups, with three different sets tailored to three different age groups. So, for this kind of selection and versatility, it’s hard to argue with a price tag of roughly $100.

Selection
9.5
Quality & Performance
9
Value
9.5
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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Tremendous selection and versatility, catering for a broad range of ages
  • Driver is a peach of a club – very forgiving
  • Stand bag is light, easy to carry and with ample pocket space
  • Really, really good value at these prices, given what you’re getting for your money
CONS:
  • A few reports and feedback relating to issues with the driver cracking after a few months
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Key Features

Selection
For starters, Tour Edge have opened themselves up to a huge chunk of the market by catering for three different age groups; namely, 3-5, 5-8 and 8-12. As such, everyone from a height of 3’3” to 5’1” will be well suited to these clubs, and probably an inch or two either side of that range.

The other impressive point to note is that, for the longer sets, you have seven clubs included: a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, 7/8 iron, 9/PW, SW and a mallet putter. It means every base is covered, and, as a starter set, ticks every box your kid will need in terms of distance points.

Quality & Performance
Both woods are titanium matrix, which exudes power and forgiveness. Indeed, the sweetspot is vast on the driver, and the generous loft means getting decent launch isn’t an issue – especially with the low kick-point in the graphite shaft. The 29-degree hybrid club is another favourite, although the irons were a sneaky winner in terms of feel at impact.

Mallet-style putters are often a good bet for beginners and younger players, and this flatstick is no exception. It lines up nicely, and is beautifully weighted and balanced. The bag, too, is a solid piece of merchandise, which should stand the test of time. It is also light, and easy on the shoulders.

The only issue, as we’ve mentioned above, is that some folks have reported cracking in the driver after a few rounds. This isn’t an overwhelming school of opinion, and pales in comparison to the number of happy customers. We also saw nothing in the club to suggest durability was a problem. But it is something to consider.

Value
There are some particularly cheap sets on the market, and they will undoubtedly do a job. Especially in the case of being a stop-gap, or a stepping stone to see if your son or daughter takes to the game or not. But, if you’re looking for something a little bit more, you actually don’t have to pay too much more, because these age-friendly sets from Tour Edge do the business at a very reasonable cost. Given the bang you get, it isn’t very many bucks to cough up at all, and undercuts a lot of direct competitors quite significantly. This one is a chart-topper on Amazon, and, with this sort of price tag, it’s not hard to understand why.

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