All golfers want to have top notch golf clubs, but most of us don’t have enough money to keep up with latest releases. The fact that new golf clubs are super expensive shouldn’t come off as surprise to anyone. That’s why most people in similar situations start to consider buying used golf clubs. If you know how and where to look, you should be able to get used golf club in great condition for pretty low price. These clubs usually cost much less than new ones, too. For example, a new club that would be sold for five hundred dollars, can be bought for half of that price or even less than that. Plus, even if they are few years old, used golf clubs that i get tend to be very slightly used. People just buy them and then forget to actually use them on the course. That is perfect for people like us – who are looking for barely used golf clubs to buy. More important than club’s condition is how well it is fitted to your physique. Often beginners make mistake of focusing too much on details of a golf club like materials and design, while completely neglecting how well that club fits them. That is a bad mistake, because as you probably know, proper fit is most important factor of all when it comes to choosing good golf club for yourself. Still, there are a lot of other questions associated with buying used golf clubs. Which is the best place to buy them from? What are the dangers that you should avoid? I decided to write this post to address some of those concerns and hopefully help you find a good club. Let’s start with the first question.
The best place to buy used golf clubs has to be GlobalGolf. It’s prices are fairly good, and they keep the standard of quality for the used clubs they sell pretty high. All of the used clubs that i got from them were in fairly good condition. To summarize, GlobalGolf is sort of a safe bet when it comes to shopping for used golf clubs. You can’t go wrong with a purchase from GlobalGolf. Especially for brand new golf clubs, savings can be extremely generous. I’ve seen thousand dollar club sets being sold for 300$ there, and bought 250$ club for around hundred dollars myself. Granted, this safety offered by GlobalGolf comes at a price. First of all, it doesn’t have as wide pool of options as eBay does. That can be a deal-breaker if you are left handed like myself and are looking for golf clubs made for lefties. All the clubs on GlobalGolf are safe bets, but there is just not a lot of room for considering different clubs. eBay, on the other hand, is complete opposite of that. There are lots of used golf clubs posted for sale on eBay, but you have to be careful when choosing one. The most important thing to do is to look at seller’s rating and his/her selling history. If the seller has long track record of selling used golf clubs and has lots of reviews by satisfied customers, then you can be sure that you can trust him/her. Always pay attention to description of a listing though. Sellers usually explain condition of a used club in description, so if a club has a scratch or something and you don’t notice disclaimer about that, then it’s your fault and you can’t ask anything of a seller.
One good rule of thumb to remember is that if price of a used club is too low, then it’s probably a counterfeit club. Otherwise, people would have already bought it. You’d be surprised by how many golfers are hunting for those types of deals. You have to be careful and studious in your search to find something truly amazing at low price. It’s certainly possible, but it takes time. One more thing about fake golf club sellers is that they know eBay’s policies really well, so once you get the club and realize it’s not what you paid for, there’s nothing you can do to get your money back.
So, these have been my tips for buying used golf clubs. I’ve had success buying used clubs using these tricks and i hope it will help some of you too.