Newest Review: ... the less Hippo have a strong presence in the golfing market. I have used Hippo equipment on a few instances over the years, so I want... more
Member Name: andyoz
Advantages: Good Price, Reliable
Disadvantages: Nothing Special
There are many big names manufactures in the game of golf. When you watch any golf tournament on the TV you see adverts for these names, you see players using their equipment and you even see the names brandished all over the balls being smashed around the various courses. Some of the bigger more well known names include ones such as Ping, Titleist, Nike and Callaway. There are many other big names out there that we often associate with the world of golf. One of the lesser known names though is that of Hippo.
Hippo however are still a very well established manufacturer of golfing equipment. They make clubs, bags, carts and other golfing accessories. Not seen as one of the really big names in golf and certainly not one favoured by that many top professionals, but never the less Hippo have a strong presence in the golfing market. I have used Hippo equipment on a few instances over the years, so I want to tell you a little bit about them.
My first experience of a Hippo club was when I purchased a 3 wood. This was only second hand and it didn't cost me much money, but the club was in good condition and I was told it would give me some extra distance on the course. At the time I must confess I was quite impressed with the Hippo club. However, I was new to the game of golf back then, since then I have found better clubs that give more distance and better feel. But I do still have the Hippo 3 wood and it still a decent enough club.
Hippo also make drivers. The Hex driver is their most well known and it is a mean looking thing. I have tried this driver out and must admit I really was not overly impressed. The club feels awkward somehow and I found it really difficult hitting straight shots with it. The distance it gives you is nothing overly special and overall it was not a great club at all.
Hippo also do a nice range of irons and putters. This is not a company that have just brought out one version of a club, they have several and are constantly updating their technology and trying to improve the standard of the golf clubs they produce. The golfing bags they sell are quite nice and are a little cheaper than some of the big name bags that you see. A lot of golfers take great pride in their clubs though so may not like having Hippo on the side of their golf bag.
The fact is that Hippo make decent clubs. They certainly are not market leaders in the golfing world but neither are they the worst out there. If you are a beginner then I would say that hippo clubs would be excellent for you while you are starting out. They are a reasonable price and generally are fairly easy to play with. While you won't see many big name players using these they are very popular with your average Joe down at the local club.
So overall Hippo golf clubs seem to be pretty much middle of the road. I have never picked up one of the clubs and thought, 'wow, this is good'. But at the same time I have never been overly disappointed. They are average clubs at an average price. If you want a decent set of clubs but don't want to fork out silly money then Hippo could well be the name you are looking for.
Summary: Average Golf Clubs