An Honest Look at Used Golf Clubs

August 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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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.

All About Discount Golf Clubs

August 25, 0200 by · Leave a Comment
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The game of golf is one of the most expensive games to play. Players are responsible for shoes, bags, balls, tees, gloves, and of course the clubs. Since the game can cost a small fortune just to startup and play, why carry the added expense of costly clubs? Discount Golf Clubs are the most desired and obtained element of the golfer’s game. First, potential buyers must identify what exactly is needed for their bag: driver, irons, wedges, putter, or whatever. If a whole set of clubs is wanted then buyers will have to decide whether or not a golf bag is needed too. Second, it is important to set a budget so that buyers stay within their means, but also because a thin line separates discount from full price.

Since literally anyone can learn to play golf, the ubiquity of golf supplies can bring about some incredible deals on such supplies. By investigating all available brands, not just discounted golf clubs, and discovering the benefits and flaws to each, golfers will be able get the most for their money. Used golf clubs also come at a discount as well as incomplete sets or imperfect clubs. Imperfect does not always mean that the clubs themselves are faulty, but it could mean that the grips are poor or the bag is substandard: both have nothing to do with the performance of the club head. If used clubs are available or desired, remember that a little wear and tear is okay. Price is effected by the wear and tear so be sure to carefully identify each scratch or dent and negotiate accordingly.

Brands to buy bring about another challenge to the searching buyer. Buying new clubs can offer warrantees as well as services that may come discounted, but are worth the expense as well. When buying new clubs, the most discounted models are often the lesser known names such as Acuity or Krank, which can offer similar quality as big names, but at lower prices. The potential downside to these lesser known new club brands is that they may not last as long as big brands that are built for the long haul. Used clubs bring discounts automatically and golfers can find old Callaway, Ping, Nike, or Cleveland golf clubs that will last a long time and may have a bit of history to them.

Finding a place to buy discount golf clubs is becoming increasingly easier with the growing internet and retail development. Stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Smith, and other big box style stores are just a few places to find new golf clubs at a discount, while local thrift stores, flea markets, and pro-shops can be potential sources for used or pre-owned clubs or bags.

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