The most talked about, most anticipated irons set to hit the market this year are Pal Joey Golf Clubs. In a video released at major golfing events around the world, Joey Donato teases his new clubs, which he claims will revolutionize the way we think about irons and fairway woods.
For years, Joey has been tinkering with his design up in Canada – which is nothing new for him – but these babies will make every other manufacturer green with envy (in more ways than one). They may not be available to consumers until September, but an early preview copy is already making the rounds on some of those fancy golf blogs.
As with anything that's new and different, there is bound to be an air of scepticism and criticism – even for Pal Joey Golf Clubs. But first, let's take a look at what Joey has in store for us:
Pal JIt all starts with the composition of the clubs. These babies are made from polybutylene terephthalate, or PBT for short – a polymer that was developed in Japan back in 1958. It has superior resistance to heat and is significantly lighter than metal (which is how they avoid having to go up to driver size).
The biggest advantage of Pal Joey is its ability to retain its shape, no matter how much you hit it. And the bigger the club head, the more resistant it will be to warping. While this quality makes it ideal for fairway woods and drivers, Pal Joey Golf Clubs have opted to use PBT to create their iron sets instead – which are longer, with deeper cavities.
The Pal Joey irons are also equipped with tungsten toe weights that balance the club head towards the back for more forgiveness. Since they're made from PBT, they can be built larger without adding too much weight – and if the face deforms, it will spring right back into place.
If you believe everything you read, this club is a game changer. Even the biggest names in the pro-golf circuit are giving it their seal of approval, with Sergio Garcia reportedly looking for sponsorships. Gary Player even had some positive things to say about it (enough to sign an endorsement contract anyway).
Pal Joey's marketing campaign is also built around its use by professionals, with all of their advertising and videos centering on head-to-head comparisons between Pohl Joeys and other top brands. This will obviously give any potential buyer a sense of reassurance when it comes to the quality of their product.
It's no secret that Pal Joey Golf Clubs are the most unique clubs on the market today. Their larger head size, deeper cavity design and use of lighter materials makes them a golfer's dream come true. In fact, some people have even claimed to save as much as 5-7 strokes per round by switching over to Pal Joey Golf Clubs.
While the price won't be available until September, it's safe to assume that they're going to be very expensive – probably even costlier than most of the Callaway Big Bertha clubs out there today. But if you think that Pal Joey irons are just hype, then you can rest easy knowing that there are other options out there that get the job done.
There's nothing wrong with Pal Joey Golf Clubs, especially if you can afford to shell out a few thousand dollars for a set. But for most people, spending that kind of money on golf clubs is not an option – and expensive sets like these will most likely sit in their display cabinets for most of the year.
Pal Joey irons will also be too big for most people if they're going to use them on a regular basis. The design is focused more towards professionals who can handle larger golf clubs without disrupting their form, and it's useless if you don't have the strength or flexibility required to make them work.
Pal Joey Golf Clubs are not necessarily for everyone – nor are they meant to be. But if you have the money to spare and appreciate what they're bringing to the table, then there's no harm in investing in a set or two for yourself. It's always good to have extra clubs in your bag, since there's no telling when you'll need them.
And if you're one of the lucky few who can get a pair, then it might be worth shelling out for Pal Joey Golf Clubs before everyone else catches on. Otherwise, they could be harder to find than Callaway Big Bertha irons by this time next year.
Pal Joey Golf Clubs are produced by a company called Mattel. They're the same people behind the famous Barbie doll, so it should come as no surprise that their golf equipment is also top notch.
The Pal Joey Golf Clubs price has not been announced yet, but they will most likely be more expensive than the Callaway Big Bertha irons that are currently on the market today.
Yes! It depends on how well you take care of your golf clubs. If they're clean, well maintained and stored in proper conditions then they should still look like new after 30 years.
He uses Pal Joey Golf Clubs in most tournaments. He has endorsement contracts with the company, so it's safe to say that he trusts their products when it counts. He does switch it up every now and then by using clubs from other manufacturers, but Pal Joey Golf Clubs are his trademark.