On this page, we’ll be discussing the option of used golf clubs for sale. Many of us would love some new golf clubs, but it's not easy for everyone to swing the cost of brand-new, top-of-the-line clubs. If you want to get some new clubs but you just can't afford the latest models put out by TaylorMade, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, PING or another high-end club maker, don't get discouraged because you still have a few options for buying clubs even if you have a light wallet. The first option involves buying brand new clubs, but in models that came out a year or two ago. They're recent enough to probably include at least some of the latest technology, but their prices are almost always discounted because they're not the "latest and greatest." This option can be a less expensive way to buy new (but older) clubs from high-end club makers.
The second way to save some money when you're buying clubs is to get brand new clubs that have been made by one of the second-tier manufacturers. I'm not necessarily suggesting that you go ultra-cheap and buy the least expensive clubs out there, although really cheap clubs can have some advantages for beginning golfers - take a look at my article on Walter Hagen golf clubs, for example. But, what I am suggesting is that when money is tight, getting second-tier clubs can be a better alternative than getting no clubs at all. Tour Edge and Wilson, to name just two examples, put out some relatively inexpensive clubs that can give you good performance at a cost that's much more reasonable than "big name" clubs.
The third strategy involves buying used golf clubs for sale. At first blush, this option might not sound terribly appealing, but it does have a few advantages. For example, used golf clubs are easy to find, because a ton of people and places sell them. In addition to yard sales, flea markets, swap meets and second-hand stores, many sporting goods stores offer preowned golf clubs - golfers often like to trade in their old clubs to partially finance new ones. Some of these clubs will be pretty old and/or beat-up, but others will only be a year or two old - or even less. And you'll be able to examine them in person, so you'll be fully aware of their condition and any problems they might have (like needing to be re-gripped, for example).
Your golf buddies might also have used golf clubs for sale. For example, a few years ago I bought a TaylorMade driver for $25 from one of my friends who had just gotten a new one. Yes, the club I bought had been used (gently) and was a couple of years old, but it was a great buy and I used that driver for a couple of years before I replaced it with a newer model. In fact, it was probably the best $25 I've ever spent on golf equipment. Don't overlook this possibility when you're looking for used golf clubs for sale.
The final (and possibly the easiest) way to buy used golf clubs for sale involves the Internet. A large number of websites offer used golf clubs of just about every type, age, brand and price. For example, if you look on eBay (www.ebay.com) you'll find hundreds (if not thousands) of different used golf clubs for sale. The same is true for Amazon (www.amazon.com) and a number of other online storefronts. You can find used golf clubs for sale on www.golfsmith.com (Golfsmith), www.edwinwatts.com (Edwin Watts), www.tgw.com (The Golf Warehouse), www.globalgolf.com (Global Golf), www.callawaygolfpreowned.com (Callaway Golf's store for used Callaway clubs), www.taylormadegolfpreowned.com (TaylorMade's store for used TaylorMade clubs), and www.3balls.com. These sites, along with dozens of others, will allow you to buy just about any used golf clubs you want. If you're looking for something specific, just run a search in your favorite search engine and you'll see what I mean. And, to the best of my knowledge, these sites all grade the condition of the used clubs they're selling.
Prices for used golf clubs are naturally quite a bit lower than the prices of equivalent clubs that are brand new. You can get some really good deals on used golf clubs for sale, and as you can see, there are a number of ways to buy them.