Hippo Golf Clubs Review [Good Quality?]

Hippo Golf has been producing tour-winning golf clubs since 1992 and was once one of the leaders in the golf manufacturing industry. Since then, they’ve been on a slightly rocky journey and you may be wondering what actually happened to Hippo clubs.

Well, it’s safe to say that Hippo Golf is still very much a player in the golf industry, making a range of excellent golf clubs for golfers of all abilities.

Let’s take a look at Hippo golf clubs and see if you should be considering them for your new clubs.

Hippo Golf Club Review

Hippo Golf Clubs Reviews

Hippo Golf

Founded in 1991, with its first club production in 1992, Hippo Golf has been making golf equipment for many a year.

In their height of power, they had some of the biggest names in golf using their clubs, including former world number one Ian Woosnam, and Open Champion John Daly.

Having fallen away from the elite of the game, they now focus their time on producing great-value-for-money golf clubs and equipment at very affordable prices in their UK factory.

HiPPO H1 Driver

HiPPO Golf Clubs H1 Driver

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The H1 driver offers increased distance off the tee from an increased speed head and solid spin control.

The well-designed head contains resin within the core which helps with the weight arrangement and creates a more balanced feel. The back and low weight distribution provide greater forgiveness on off-centre strikes and a more consistent spin.

The adjustable head gives flexibility in loft and spin rates, allowing golfers to lower or increase the loft of the face.

The driver comes in a standard loft of 10.5 degrees which can be adjusted if required. A choice of shafts including Aldila RIP’D NV Tour as well as a choice of grips including Lamkin are available. If you wish to have added tape in the grip or perhaps a slightly shorter shaft, this customisation option is available.

A headcover to match to keep the head free from any damage from other clubs in the golf bag.

HiPPO H1 Driver

Our Verdict

The HiPPO H1 Driver is a good choice for a lot of golfers out there.

A Hippo driver wouldn’t always be my first choice of driver and oftentimes, you’ll be better off getting a 5 or 6-year-old premium brand driver compared to a budget driver because the technology in the budget just isn’t as advanced.

However, for under £150, it’s a good choice of driver that can provide some good distance off the tee.

The feel off the face does feel a little bit budget and not quite the same as a premium but the spin rate is consistent

What I like is the fact the clubs are produced in the UK factory and come with a 5-year guarantee. You also get a good choice of shaft and a few customisable options.

Radar Tour Blade 3-PW

Radar Tour Blade Black Oxide

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The Radar Tour Blades are a classic-looking and feeling set of Hippo golf irons that are great to look at. The shape is very traditional and designed for the more competent golfer.

The irons are a forged muscle back design with a polished finish and an incredibly slim sole.

The Hippo golf set includes 3 iron to pitching wedge and comes with a choice of True Temper or KBS Tour shafts.

The irons use a Japanese forging method and use a premium soft carbon steel grade 1020.

Radar Tour Blade Black Oxide 3-PW

Our Verdict

For a classic-looking blade, you cannot really fault these irons from Hippo Golf. The Radar Tour Blades are about as classic as they get, but also feel really nice off the face.

Soft to hit, but also offers a decent amount of forgiveness on a poorly struck shot which is always good from a muscle back iron.

Overall, for a good player, these offer a very affordable option and at under £300 for 8 clubs, you’ll struggle to find a better value new set of golf clubs.

HiPPO H120 Irons 4-SW

HiPPO Golf Clubs H120 Irons

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For the more beginner golfer, the HiPPO H120 irons are a very reasonably priced set of forgiving golf irons.

Built for distance and forgiveness, the set of Hippo golf clubs feature an H compression damper technology behind the face to help reduce any vibrations from misshits.

A choice of Lamkin or Tour Velvet grips and a range of KBS Tour shafts are available to be customised to your requirements.

HiPPO H120 Irons 4-SW

Our Verdict

The HiPPO H120 is a solid set of Hippo irons for any high handicapper. For under £200, you get 8 clubs that provide great support and playability for those shots that aren’t quite struck fully.

Perfect for someone that’s just starting to play the game more regularly and are looking for that next step up in golf clubs to take from the driving range to the course.

The H120 Hippo irons are easy to hit and the lack of unwanted vibration up the club on bad strikes is also a nice feature.

Final Thoughts

Hippo golf clubs have fallen away over recent years, however, the company is still producing great quality clubs at a great price. For well under £500 you can get yourself just about a complete set of Hippo clubs.

They will never be able to compete with the Taylormade or the Wilson Staff or other brands in the industry, but they can certainly produce a good set of cheap clubs that can benefit your game.

You’ve got the H120 irons, which are great clubs for new players or the stunning Radar Tour Blades for the more accomplished golfer.

All clubs are built by hand, to order, in their UK factory, and with that comes a whole host of customisable options available. You’re also getting a 5-year warranty on the clubs for peace of mind.

If you enjoyed our Hippo Golf Clubs Review, check out our review of Benross Golf Clubs, a similar budget club manufacturer that produces great products.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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