How to Select Used Golf Clubs

By Steve Silverman

There's nothing wrong with buying used clubs. Not everyone can afford state of the art clubs from the top manufacturers. You may want to fill in your bag with a few used clubs or you may want only used clubs. Purchasing used clubs will save you money and give you an opportunity to check out a number of different brands.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Go to your local golf course and talk to the manager of the pro shop. Ask about the clubs sold in the pro shop and why they stock them. It's great to learn the rationale behind a recommendation. If the explanation makes sense, ask if they are selling any used clubs of that particular brand. If they are, you may find yourself a bargain. If not, ask if they know where you can get them.
Step 2
Head to your local golf outlet store. These are huge sporting goods emporia that sell every product a player could possibly need. This includes used golf clubs. They may even have a wide selection. You will have an opportunity to talk with a salesperson. Tell them about the state of your game and what type of shots give you the most trouble. They may have a good recommendation for you.
Step 3
Go to your local practice range. You will notice that they have a number of clubs that are out a on a rack for use when hitting golf balls at the practice tees. These are not the clubs you want to buy. However, they may keep other slightly used clubs away from the public that they might be willing to sell.
Step 4
Don't be shy about checking out property or garage sales and even thrift stores. You may not find a complete set to your liking but you may find the driver you always wanted, the lob wedge you heard so much about or even the right putter. Best of all, you might find these clubs at a very good price.
Step 5
Using internet auction sites can also provide good bargains if you are looking for a particular recommended club. Always make sure and do your research about a specific club before buying it, and be sure the website has a return policy in case you receive damaged goods. 

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

ACTIVITY FEED

Vanessa J. joined GolfLink
Craig E. joined GolfLink
Ken M. joined GolfLink
Dale B. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
How to Hold the Club to Get a Neutral Grip Watch Video>>

Related Articles

Article Image Titleist TSi2 Driver Review

  The best-known Titliest drivers are the TS drivers, which wer...

Article Image 2020 Tour Championship: Dustin Johnson’s Winning Clubs

World number 1 Dustin Johnson capped off of what must be called a car...

Article Image 2020 PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa’s Winning Clubs

Collin Morikawa continues to break records as the 23 year old claimed...

Article Image 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Justin Thomas’ Winning Clubs

  Justin Thomas battled with defending champion Brooks Koepka i...

Article Image 2020 Memorial Tournament: Jon Rahm’s Winning Clubs

  Jon Rahm battled his way through a tough course and statistic...

View All Related Articles