Buying Used Golf Club Sets
or Individual Used
Pre-owned golf clubs are a great way to save some money when
purchasing a new-to-you set. But, there are some things that you should look
out for and need to know about before you make that next purchase. What are the
most important issues when looking at second-hand golf clubs? There are three
main items to watch out for when buying used golf club sets. You need to check
the clubs face, shaft, and grips.
The Sometimes Ugly Face of Used Golf Clubs
One of the main problems when buying used clubs is that the face
can be worn. If the clubs are really old or have been used a lot the grooves
will not work as designed, especially on your short irons. The grooves on a
clubs face are what grabs the ball and creates the spin you want on short
shots. Used golf club sets or single clubs with a badly damaged face are a poor
investment and you should look to the next pre-owned golf set. When purchasing
online insist on pictures, especially of the golf clubs face.
Don't get the Shaft with Used Golf Clubs
There are a few different problems that can arise with the shaft
of a golf club. Different problems show themselves based on the type of shaft
the used golf clubs have. You have two choices when it comes to shaft types,
either graphite or metal.
With graphite shafts in a used golf club set you need to watch out
for small cracks that are hard to see without close inspection. This is
something that is not likely to show up in a photo for online purchases. These
types of injuries to a golf club are mainly found at the base of the club where
the shaft meets the club head.
With metal shafts in used golf clubs you also need to check the
club heads attachment to the shaft. A good shake of the club and listening for
a rattle can tell you a lot. This is another thing that can be a problem when
purchasing used golf club sets online.
If you are starring an unbelievable deal on a used golf club set
or an individual golf wood in the face and you can't check the shaft it may not
be a bad choice to make that buy anyway. A club can be re-shafted rather
cheaply. A high quality new golf club shaft matched with a great deal on the
club itself can be a great way to save on some golf sticks.
Get a Grip on Used Golf Clubs
The grips on a used set of golf clubs can be a problem, not one
that should really impact your decision. If everything else about the clubs are
great and you are getting a good deal a few extra dollars to have your clubs
re-gripped is the way to go. New golf grips are a fantastic way to make an old
golf club feel new again. Putting new grips on second-hand golf clubs is
something you probably would want to do anyway.
Great Deals on Used Golf Club Sets or Single Clubs Without the
When buying a used golf club for sale online insist on photos or a
guarantee from a reputable online dealer. Even "As is" clubs from a trustworthy
online store is a good way to go. Buying used golf clubs online at an auction
site, where you may have some recourse through the site if you don't get what
you were promised can be a good idea. These are the things you should do
whether looking for used right handed golf clubs,
used left handed golf clubs or
used ladies golf clubs.
Callaway Golf Pre-Owned deals in obviously used Callaway golf clubs including
drivers. They take in Callaway used
golf clubs and refurbish them and certify their authenticity.
If looking for used golf clubs other than Callaway look at a site
such as GolfSmith. They sell both new and used golf clubs and
materials such as club heads, shafts, and grips for building your own clubs or refurbishing the used set of golf
clubs you just bought. The pre-owned and demo golf club section has an ever
changing selection of clubs each with a statement about their condition. They
also have an
Outlet section with all kinds of golf gear not just used golf
Used golf club sets at eBay is one of the first places
people look these days for both used and new golf products. Good deals can be
found when buying eBay golf clubs. Remember
the problems outlined above and the solutions when buying at used golf club
Buying used golf clubs is not the only way to save some cash on a
new set of clubs. You may want to look at clone golf clubs. They are not what
you may be thinking, that being, cheap knockoffs of name brand golf equipment.
An excellent discussion of
Clones vs. Name Brands can be found at
Pinemeadow Golf. They make golf clubs with the same quality materials and
technology as the big guys, factory-direct to you. This allows you to get a
brand spanking new premium set of
irons, or a new
putter for the same or lower cost of comparable used big name brand golf
clubs. If you want to save even more try the
returned and refurbished section of products at Pinemeadow Golf.
for golf information other than used golf club sets: