Used Golf Clubs: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
A blog comparing and contrasting second hand merchandise.
As a young lad, I had always tried to save every penny in my piggy bank, as they say, for a rainy day. This has stuck with me as an adult, and I still try my best to be frugal when shopping for goods. In the past I have considered purchasing used golf clubs. However, I was never sure if this would be worth the risk of buying something that may be damaged or broken.
To help those who are considering buying pre-owned clubs I will be writing this blog detailing the pros and cons of doing so to make their decision easier.
This is a blog comparing and contrasting second hand merchandise. It will explain how some things are worth more than you think.
Take for instance the used golf clubs. Many people have them lying around their garage collecting dust. They don’t play anymore, so they want to get rid of them. They take them down to their local golf shop and try to get store credit, but no luck! The salesman says that he can only give $10 for them. That’s it! The garage owner takes his clubs back home and tries to sell them on craigslist, but no one is buying. He is starting to get frustrated. He just wants the clubs gone!
On a whim he decides to sell them on eBay. He gets $40 for them! Why would a person pay $40 on eBay when they wouldn’t pay $10 at the golf shop? Because it is online, and therefore out of sight, out of mind. People are willing to spend much more on something if they don’t have to see it in person or have it right away.
This is true for many other types of second hand items as well, like furniture and cars and even boats! You can get the same item much cheaper online than you can
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This idiom applies to the golf industry more than any other sport. With used golf clubs, a player can find a “treasure” for a fraction of the cost of new clubs.
Golf is a game where players can purchase new equipment almost every season and still have an older set lying around the garage. This is beneficial to the average golfer because they can get used clubs at a fraction of the cost and still play at the same level.
I always recommend playing with two or three different sets of irons before you buy new ones. You should be able to find a used set at your local pro shop, golf galaxy or even on craigslist. Once you hit three or four different sets of irons, you will be able to tell which one performs best for you. The most important part about buying new equipment is finding what fits your golf swing the best.
In regards to drivers and fairway woods, it is much easier to tell which club will work best for you. I always recommend that you go to a store that has a launch monitor so you can see ball speeds, spin rates and launch angles, in order to figure out which driver
There is something “right” about playing with a brand new set of clubs. Whether you bought them for yourself or were given them as a gift, it feels good to know you are the first and only person to use them. But for some golfers, this feeling is not enough to warrant the price tag that comes with buying a brand new set of clubs. This can especially be true for beginners who may not be sure how much they will use the clubs or how long they will stick with the game. Once they realize that their clubs are not going to get as much use as they had hoped, they will often sell them cheap in hopes of recouping some of the value.
This is where others come in to swoop up those used clubs and put them to good use. There are plenty of golfers out there who have already been playing for a long time and would rather save some money than buy new ones. Often times these players will find that they can get a very nice set of clubs at a fraction of the cost by buying used ones instead. They know what kind of quality they are getting and often times don’t care if someone else has played with them before, so long as they are in decent condition and work properly.
Golf is a game of precision and finding the right equipment for your game can be an expensive process. Having the right set of clubs is essential to playing a great round of golf, but what happens when the cost of a new set of clubs is not in the budget? The answer is simple – buy used.
Used clubs are a great way to save money on your golf game, and they can perform just as well as new clubs. The reason for this is that when you buy new clubs, there is no guarantee that you won’t be back in the market within a few years looking for “newer” technology. So why not save yourself some money and buy used?
The question then becomes, where do I find good quality used clubs? Well, the answer to this question is really quite simple. Most major retailers will have a section in their stores dedicated to selling used clubs. These clubs have been traded in by customers after they have decided to upgrade to newer models or no longer need them. This means that most used club sets are only one or two years old which makes them an excellent choice if you want the best performance at a discounted price.
Another place to find great used clubs is online at websites such as eBay or Craigslist.
Golf is a popular choice for weekend recreation and socializing. There are more than 26 million golfers in the United States alone. If you’ve never played before, you might think that golf is an expensive sport to get into. However, golf doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to save money on golf equipment.
According to the National Golf Foundation, the average round of golf costs $34 on weekdays and $43 on weekends. However, this price can quickly exceed $100 with greens fees, equipment rentals, cart rental and the cost of balls. So let’s break down each of these costs so that you can see how much money you can save by purchasing used equipment.
Golf equipment is often the most expensive part of playing the game. A good set of clubs can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Fortunately, there are many options for buying used equipment at a price that won’t bust your budget.
There are countless places to find used golf equipment online, but one place where you are sure to find quality clubs at a reasonable price is Craigslist. The classified listings site has a dedicated section for sporting goods nationwide. You can also find secondhand sports equipment at
You just got a new set of clubs. How do you know when it is time to upgrade your clubs? The easiest way to know is if you are not happy with the results of your game, but there are also other things to consider.
The first thing to consider is how old your golf equipment is. If you have had your golf club for 4 years or more, it is probably time to start looking at a new one. If you feel like you are hitting the ball farther and straighter than you were before, that could be because the new technology in golf clubs has changed over the course of 4 years.
Another thing to consider is how many times you play per week. If you play on a regular basis, every day or every other day, or even three times a week, your golf club will wear down from constant use. You will see signs of wear and tear such as dents or cracks in the head of the club or worn out grips that will show up from use over time.
If you have been playing for several years and you have noticed that your game has not improved or has gotten worse, it may be time for an upgrade. Improving your game can be as easy as upgrading to a newer club with better technology. Golf clubs