Updated: May 17
You should approach buying second hand golf clubs, much like you would approach buying a second hand car.
The first thing you need to do is find a reputable dealer. You might be fortunate enough to have a bricks and mortar shop specialising in used golf clubs near you. But the chances of your local pro-shop having a decent selection of quality used clubs is remote.
So where else can you look? Online? Sure. But again you need to look for a reputable seller.
Buy from any old person on eBay and you could be asking for trouble.
Unfortunately auction sites are awash with counterfeit golfing equipment - and some of these knock-offs are pretty hard to tell apart from the real thing. It's often not until you hit them you can tell the difference. And then it is likely to be too late
So when we say reputable dealer, you want to find a company that not only has the credentials to trade in quality used golf equipment, such as having trained PGA professionals on the payroll, but also one who backs up the quality of their products with a satisfaction guarantee.
At cashforeclubs.co.uk we have trained PGA professionals in house that inspect every club we have. Not only should that give you enormous peace of mind, we also offer a 14 day satisfaction guarantee so you can play with your clubs for two weeks to make sure they're right for you. If not then just post them back to us for a full refund.
You won't find that from any old eBay seller.
Think value not cost
You might find clubs for sale on popular auction sites slightly cheaper - but be careful of the condition.
If you were buying a used car that had four bald tires, you'd either want them replaced or you'd want money taken off the price.
The same applies for used golf clubs. You don't want to fork out another £100 to replace all your grips the moment your new clubs arrive.
Our approach at CashForeClubs is not to take any trade-in where the condition of the head, shaft or grips fall below a 6 out of 10.
A 6 out of 10 may need some attention paid to the grips relatively soon, but they will be perfectly playable in the short term.
We are very honest to the condition of all our used golf clubs in our for sale adverts, and any imperfections are reflected in the price.
However, if you'd like us to pop new grips on for you, we can do this at a discounted rate.
We're different to our competitors in that through our very own custom shop we can replace grips, re-paint fill clubs to a colour of your choice and even adjust lie and loft angles at your request.
So when you're next in the market for a quality set of used golf clubs, think cashforeclubs.co.uk