An Honest Look at Used Golf Clubs

August 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Golf Clubs, Golf Tips 

Used golf clubs are one of the toughest items to research and purchase in the game of golf. Any golfer will testify that finding the best golf clubs at a gently used or used quality is near impossible. Having seen and actively searched for the perfect pair, many golfers give up and buy a poor quality set of Used Golf Clubs or invest in new clubs.

So where can one find used golf clubs for sale? The answer being virtually anywhere. Whether it is a single used club or full set, golfers can find great deals at various places: garage sales, fairs, flea markets, or pro-shops. Since some clubs can come with minor damages that could range from cosmetic to structural, do not be afraid to negotiate with the seller in terms of price. Any able seller will be happy to part with any type of clubs for any price so be cautious of that scenario. Custom clubs have recently flooded the market, but just because they fit and are styled for one person does not mean that a prospective buyer will fit the bill. Taller clubs are harder to come by in the used market, but with a growing popularity of hybrid and weighted clubs and putters, these clubs can be now be found with relative ease.

What many golfers do not know or care to research is how brands compare overtime and how clubs wear and play overtime. The longest lasting and possibly the best golf clubs available are Callaway. These drivers, irons, wedges, and putters are not only some of the best new clubs, but also have been over the last decade or more: meaning that a used set is still comparable to present-day, new models. The only downfall to used being the lack of new technology. Extremely old Callaway’s may not feature the hybrid or weighting that is offered today, but the structure of the club and its basic capabilities are still available.

One of Callaway’s most popular older models currently flooding the market are the Big Bertha Gold line. It is uncertain why so many of this line are being sold now, but one assessment is that so many were produced fifteen or more years ago and that the lifetime is coming to a close with so many other technological advancements having taken place in the game of golf. Many people have different opinions in terms of Used Golf Clubs, but purchasing history and success show that overall, Callaway has been the premier producer of clubs that last and are worth the effort to buy second-hand.

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