Are Callaway Clone Golf Clubs Worth Considering?

Callaway clone golf clubs definitely are cheaper than the “real thing,” but can they deliver the same type of performance as the clubs made by Callaway Golf? Would their lower price make them a smart buy?

Without question, Callaway Golf makes some of the best golf clubs around. But they’re also fairly expensive, and some golfers just don’t have that kind of cash. Even so, a lot of us want the type of performance that Callaway golf clubs deliver.

Some golfers solve this dilemma by buying Callaway clone golf clubs. If you’re not familiar with these clubs, this page gives you some quick information about this alternative to buying name-brand Callaway clubs. We’ll also mention a few websites you can check out if you’re interested in buying some of these fine golf clubs.

No matter what type of club(s) you want to buy – driver, fairway woods, hybrids, individual irons, an iron set, wedges or a putter, you can find clubs that “clone” the clubs made by name-brand manufacturers such as Callaway or TaylorMade. As the term “clone” suggests, clone golf clubs are designed to resemble name-brand clubs as closely as possible (hopefully, they do it without infringing on the name-brand company’s patents, trademarks and other intellectual property). Naturally, clone golf clubs are intended to closely replicate the looks and performance of clubs made by Callaway Golf. Whether they actually deliver a high level of performance is something only you can decide after you’ve played them for a number of rounds.

These particular golf clubs typically use components that are as similar as possible in materials and designs to the corresponding name-brand versions. The makers of these clubs claim they’re comparable to Callaway’s versions but cost significantly less (some say their clubs cost as much as 80% less!). And in truth, these golf clubs are much less expensive than the corresponding clubs made by Callaway Golf itself. Here’s an example, plucked off Diamond Tour Golf’s website at random: the “Grand Hawk Evil Eye Fuel” driver built and sold by Diamond Tour Golf is being sold for $69.99, while the club to which the company says its comparable – the Callaway Golf Diablo Octane driver – has an MSRP of $299.99. I don’t need to tell you that $230 is a substantial savings!

Beginners and golfers with limited budgets are prime candidates for buying clone golf clubs. But other players just want to save a little money on their clubs so they can spend it elsewhere. With $230, you could buy several additional golf clubs, pay a few greens fees or take a few lessons. If you find a reputable seller that builds high-quality clubs by using premium components, sophisticated club head designs and skilled labor for club assembly, buying clone clubs could be a win-win situation.

In addition to their much lower price, Callaway clone golf clubs are typically built-to-order, based on the specifications you provide. Playing custom-made golf clubs can be a big advantage, and most clone golf club sellers not only offer this service but make the process quick and easy. Best of all, as a general rule their club customization is free!

Most clone club makers operate online and don’t have brick-and-mortar stores. Operating strictly online doesn’t make them bad or untrustworthy, but some clone club makers probably do maintain brick-and-mortar stores in addition to their websites. However, as long as you’re dealing with a reputable company there’s no need to worry about the unavailability of a “walk-in store.”

In fact, several clone club makers, including companies that make Callaway clone golf clubs, get consistently high marks from their buyers. Diamond Tour Golf (www.diamondtour.com), GigaGolf (www.gigagolf.com), Golf Discount Center (www.golfdiscountcenter.com) and Pinemeadow Golf (www.pinemeadowgolf.com) are a few of the companies that make Callaway clone golf clubs and receive good customer evaluations.

We’re not recommending any of these companies specifically; instead, we’re just tossing their names out there as being potential places you might want to investigate if you’re interested in buying Callaway clone golf clubs. We recommend that you read our website page called "Are the Best Clone Golf Clubs a Good Idea?"

Many golfers would not consider buying Callaway clone golf clubs because they think they’re cheap knock-offs and not able to deliver the quality and performance they’ve come to expect from Callaway clubs. Others would never buy the name-brand versions of the clubs - they think they’re grossly overpriced and no better than the clone versions. If you decide to look into Callaway clone golf clubs, we suggest visiting a few websites and reading about the clubs and the companies that sell them. You’ll want to ensure that any high-quality Callaway clone golf clubs you buy are backed by a good warranty. You’ll also want a money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase.

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