Used Golf Clubs
Today, used golf clubs have become a more than viable way for one to get themselves a good set of golf clubs at a fraction of the cost of new ones. In fact, if you are relatively new to the game of golf, I would suggest that you never invest your good euro’s in a new set of golf clubs. Especially if you are just starting out; you may not even continue with on with game down the road.
And if you do become hooked on the game and continue to improve at it, I can assure you that your golf swing is going to evolve and change for the better as well. This means that the set of clubs you feel comfortable with today and your current swing probably won’t feel like the same set of clubs a year from now after much improvement. In fact, let’s take it a step further. When you first begin to take up the game, depending upon your frequency of play, you may even want to consider rental clubs until you determine your ultimate desire to continue to play golf.
Investing in golf clubs
Fast forwarding just a bit and now you are definitely hooked on the game and you want to invest in your first set of golf clubs, a good place to start is with your local golf professional. If you’ve been playing at a particular course or if one of your playing partners has a home course, this would be a good place to get started on your quest for your own set of golf clubs.
Opinions of other golfers
You can certainly ask others for their preference in golf clubs, but remember, what suits them may not be a good fit for your swing. This is why it is crucial for you to put yourself in a buying position where you can demo the perspective clubs before you decide to buy. There are several great sources on the internet for used golf clubs and the better ones offer you the ability to even test drive the clubs before you commit to buying them. Whether on the internet or at a brick and mortar shop, you should make this a requirement of the vendor you are considering.
Half a set of clubs
For the younger golfer or complete novice you may want to start out with a half set of used golf clubs that will be even friendlier to your budget. If you are considering this option, just make sure that all of the clubs included in the half set are of the same make and model. In general, a half set of golf clubs will consist of the odd or even numbered clubs, a pitching wedge, a putter, and a fairway wood. For novices, the driver is not recommended. This is because the driver is the toughest club to master, so a three wood off the tee is just fine. This is the same for the longer irons such as the two, three, and possibly the four irons. For the novice or youngster just starting out, getting a half set of clubs is an excellent way to go.
In summary, if you are a beginning or novice golfer, there is no reason to be looking at paying the full price for a brand new set of clubs. The quality of used golf clubs you can find today is very good; and can be purchased at a fraction of the cost.
Pre-test the clubs
Don’t buy based on someone else’s preference. Make sure you get a chance to hit balls and play a couple rounds with a perspective set of clubs; and this includes if your are considering an internet vendor. Many of the better vendors offer you this chance.
If you’re not sure about your long term commitment to your golf game, then by all means consider rental clubs each time you play until the golf bug gets its hooks in you. Remember your swing is going to change early and often as you start out learning the golf swing.
And if you are looking for a youngster, or you are a novice yourself, consider getting a half set of used golf clubs to get you going with minimal cash investment.
Saving yourself some good money on a used set of clubs is not only a good strategy early on in your golfing career, but it can be a good strategy for years to come.