At least pre-owned golf clubs have a better reputation than used cars.
A lot better…
For all the new golfers who have gravitated to the game during the global pandemic, I recommend purchasing pre-owned clubs before making a deep dive into some brand new sticks.
Do not, I repeat, do not venture to your local big box sporting goods store and grab the first glittering new set you see, especially one of those comprehensive packages that includes the bag, clubs, tees, balls and glove that screams clueless beginner.
With pre-owned clubs you’ll save money and get high-quality clubs (often barely used) that’ll put you on the road to success. Get some some great instruction, too, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying the game even more.
This is the creme de la creme of pre-owned golf club sites. Callaway Pre-owned performs a 10 point inspection on the condition of each club as well as confirming authenticity. Better still, the prices are among the lowest on the Internet, the selection is impressive and the customer service level is among the best I’ve experienced. Callaway Pre-owned also offers a 15-day money back guarantee.
If you want lots of selection, Global Golf is one of the biggest golf equipment sites on the Web. It has a huge selection of pre-owned clubs including drivers, fairways woods, hybrids, wedges, putters and iron sets. You name the brand — from Titlelist to Taylormade — and they’ve got it. Each club receives a 6-point inspection, and they also offer a 12-month limited warranty.
Rock Bottom Golf
I’ve used Rock Bottom Golf for several years and have always been impressed with their selection, value and prompt shipping. Besides pre-owned clubs with every big name manufacturer represented, they also offer open box return specials and 50% off clearance items.
One of the things I really like about 2nd Swing’s used club pages is they rate the condition of each club. For example, a rating of 9.5 means it’s in mint condition and a 6.0 rating means it’s in poor condition. The majority of used clubs offered are in the 7.0 and 8.0 range.