Playing The Game With Used Golf Clubs
Walk into any golf shop and you will be greeted with the sight of dozens of different kinds of golf clubs. From drivers, to fairway woods, irons, wedges, and putters, there are literally thousands of potential combinations of golf clubs available, and all of them are expensive. Anyone considering new golf equipment, whether they are an experienced player or raw beginner, should give thought to used golf clubs.
Used golf clubs present many advantages to the golfer aside from the most obvious advantage of being less expensive. The biggest advantage presented by used golf clubs is the way they hold their initial value much better than their new counterparts. They say that a new car becomes much less valuable the moment you drive it off the lot, and golf clubs are no different. A new set of golf clubs loses a significant percentage of its value the moment you play your first round with them. Used golf clubs, on the other hand, do not suffer from that same symptom.
Like used cars and the Blue Book, there are Internet value guides that list the value of used golf clubs. After purchasing used golf clubs, the value of the clubs won’t depreciate much, if at all, after you go play a few rounds with them. As every golfer knows, the only way to know if you really like a set of clubs is to go play with them in an actual round. A golfer who has purchased a set of used golf clubs has the luxury of knowing that after a few rounds of play, if they do not like the used golf clubs they have purchased they can sell them and expect most, if not all, of their investment in return. This allows the golfer to try various combinations and styles of used golf clubs until they find the right combination for them, and all without spending much more than their initial investment.
Another advantage of used golf clubs is the various upgrades that can be found on many used golf clubs. Bins of used drivers and fairways woods are often full of clubs that have the latest and greatest aftermarket shaft upgrades, and the knowledgeable golfer can find a combination that not only suits his game, but might be better than any “off the rack” options on the market.
If you are considering a new set of clubs, or thinking about taking up the game, give some consideration to used golf clubs. Pro shops, internet auction sites, and retail golf shops are all great places to look for used golf clubs. With a little bit of knowledge anyone can take advantage of the opportunities that used golf clubs present.