Updated: Jan 29
For many people, the need for brand new golf clubs is simply to much to resist. But should they consider used?
Well not all of them (but not for the reasons you may think). You see, if no one was buying new golf clubs, we wouldn't have the wonderful used golf club market.
New golf clubs are a bit like new cars. Yes there's a bit more pomp and ceremony around buying a new set, but the second you've taken them out onto the course or range for the first time they dramatically drop in value.
Many golfers trade in their new golf clubs after just a few years, and given a premium set of golf clubs will have well over 10 years of quality golf in them - it means buying used clubs can save you a pretty penny, while still delivering a real punch.
Particularly when you're starting out playing golf the benefit of new over used golf clubs really is negligible in terms of performance, but significant in cost. And if we're honest, the same probably rings true for all levels of golfer, bar perhaps the very elite.
Some people make the decision, in an attempt to save money, to buy a non-premium brand golf club. This is seldom a good strategy. There's a difference between cost and value, and the value is simply not there in the sub-standard brands. Where as a top quality brand such as Titleist, Callaway or Mizuno will last you for years to come, even when purchasing used.
“When you're starting out playing golf the benefit of new over used golf clubs really is negligible in terms of performance, but significant in cost.”
Be careful where you buy
The used golf club market is big, and unfortunately not everything is as it seems. The market is flooded with counterfeit clubs, which to the untrained eye can be difficult to spot.
So be careful on sites like eBay, and instead opt to use a trusted company like CashForeClubs. We not only have a trained PGA Professional inspect each club, but we also back-up our products with a 14-day money back guarantee.
Remember, when you're shopping on a site like eBay for used golf clubs, if you see something that is to good to be true, it usually is.
The final word
If you want to buy brand new golf clubs, good for you. But if you're in the market for top quality golf clubs and want amazing value then the used golf club market is absolutely for you.
You will likely save yourself at least the cost of a years golf-club membership by buying used - and let's face it, who would know? We won't say anything if you don't.