3 Important Things To Know When Buying Used Golf Clubs

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Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’ve got a set of clubs that has a double-digit age and want to upgrade to something with more modern technology. The problem is, you don’t have the money to fork over for the latest and greatest.

Buying used clubs is a great way to upgrade equipment and save some money in the process. However, there are a few important things you need to know when buying used golf clubs. In this guide, we’ll cover the 3 most important things.

3 Things To Know When Buying Used Golf Clubs

1. Understand and Pay Attention to the Condition

Used clubs come in a variety of conditions depending on their age and use by the previous owner. Clubs that are older will likely have more wear and tear on them versus a newer model. This is not to say that older clubs are bad. We like to say they’re “well loved.”

We offer 5 different club ratings which are all guaranteed to be in playable condition: new, mint, excellent, very good, and value. Our club rating guide helps you understand the different conditions we offer for sale.

2.Set a Budget

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Knowing and setting a budget when buying used golf clubs (or any golf clubs, for that matter) is key. Prices can add up quickly when your shopping, even for used clubs. Keeping your budget in mind will help you pick the best clubs in the best condition for you.

3. Talk To Someone/Us

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It’s important to talk to a trusted source when purchasing used golf clubs. They can tell you if the club is of good quality, is a good deal, and if they will fit your game. Someone just starting out playing golf would save some money on some classic Mizuno blades but they won’t get the most out of the clubs.

Read reviews from others that have bought the clubs you are interested in. Hearing what their experience with them was is helpful.

Check out the rest of our guide to buying used golf clubs HEREOur staff of PGA Professionals and club experts are also here to help you make the most informed decisions. Reach out to them with any questions you may still have.

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5 Questions To Answer When Giving Golf Clubs As A Gift

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Every year, thousands of people make the decision to give someone special a golf club as a gift. If you don’t know a lot about golf, giving golf clubs can be difficult. There’s a lot to choose from, to say the least. Luckily, our PGA Professionals and Club Experts are here to help.

The answers to these 5 questions greatly increase your chances of getting the perfect club(s), making the process less stressful.

What to Ask When Giving Golf Clubs

1. Do they play other sports?

athletes of different sports

The answer to this question will help you determine the athletic ability of the beginning golfer on your list. If they’re into other sports, chances are they will catch on to golf more quickly. In this case, you can consider less forgiving clubs than the super game-improvement category, which is aimed at those that need the most forgiveness from their clubs. You can generally spot super game-improvement clubs by their large appearance.

2. How tall and strong are they?

Knowing the height and strength of the golfer help you get the right length and shaft flex in the clubs. Height isn’t as important with drivers, fairway woods, or hybrids. It refers more to irons, wedges, and putters. When a club is too long or short for a golfer, they have a harder time making contact in the sweet spot. More often than not, though, the standard length for irons works fine. If you’re not sure, get a hold of us and we’ll do our best to help.

Brooks koepka flexing

A golfer’s strength helps determine the right shaft flex. A strong golfer swings fast and needs a stronger shaft to get the most performance out of the club. Usually, stiff or extra stiff shafts are best. Regular, senior, and ladies-flex shafts are better for slower swing speeds. The shaft will transfer the correct amount of energy to the golf ball to maximize performance.

3. Are they looking to get serious or just play a couple times a year?

A golfer looking to get serious with their game will appreciate a club (or clubs) they can grow into. The club will last them longer, still fitting them as their game improves.

Buying equipment for a player that is only going to play a few times a year is easier. It’s not as important to get clubs they could outgrow skill-wise since they aren’t looking to improve, only to get out and have some fun.

4. How much are you looking to spend?

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Setting a budget is a crucial step when deciding what to get the golfer on your list. If you’re trying to save some money, consider buying used clubs. They get a high-quality club and your wallet stays fat. Win-win.

5. Are you looking to get a complete set or just a few clubs?

Another option to consider is buying a complete set or just a few clubs. Complete sets come with everything a golfer needs to play (except for accessories, like golf balls, tees, or a glove). Whether they are just starting out or only play a couple times a year, complete sets are a great option.

When sticking to a tighter budget, you can also buy just a few clubs. Generally, you’d want to get a mix of long irons (4, 5 iron), mid-iron (6, 7, 0r 8 iron), or some wedges. The number of clubs depends on your budget. Contact us if you need help getting choosing what clubs to choose.

 

Getting the answers to these questions make giving golf clubs easier. Talking to friends or family, peeking in their golf bag, or strategically asking them these questions without them realizing what you are after are all great ways to find the answers you need.

Having the answers to these questions will help to greatly narrow the choices and ensure success in getting a club they will love for years to come. If you get stuck, we’re here and more than happy to help. For other common questions when giving golf clubs as a gift, check out this article.

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Meet The Wilson Staff Cortex: Winner of Wilson’s Driver vs Driver 2

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Wilson Staff Cortex driver head

After 7 exciting episodes, the winner of Wilson’s Driver vs Driver 2 has been crowned. Each episode took the viewer on a journey as contestant’s designs were put to the test by a wide range of players. Testers included Wilson Advisory Staff from the PGA Tour, social influencers, and industry insiders representing the common golfer. Elements like sound, performance, and overall visual appeal were just some of the criteria judges looked at to declare a winner. In the end, the Wilson Staff Cortex was stood above the crowd.

Evan Hoffman’s Cortex design started out as a concept with insipration from motorcycles. The design evolved over the course of the show into what is available today. The driver has several unique features that help optimize the club’s performance for each golfer. We take a closer look at the driver to help you better understand the features and why they help your game.

Wilson Staff Cortex Features

Weight Distribution

Wilson Staff Cortex Fast Cage frame

The weight and CG location of the Cortex controlled by Fast Cage Technology, which combines carbon fiber with a titanium frame to make up the head. Over 44% of the Cortex’s head consists of lightweight carbon fiber. Using so much carbon fiber not only lets you swing the club faster, but it also puts the center of gravity lower in the head for optimal launch and spin.

The titanium frame provides strength to the club, complementing the carbon fiber. The rigidity of the frame helps keep the shape of the head at impact, transferring energy to the golf ball.

Adjustability

Wilson Staff cortex slide track

There are 3 ways to adjust the Cortex driver. The first is a Slide Track on the sole that runs perpendicular to the face. The moveable 8-gram weight in the track slides forward or backward, controlling the launch angle and spin. Moving the weight to the forward-most position produces a penetrating ball flight with less spin. Placing the weight all the way back transforms the club into its most forgiving form, placing the most weight in the perimeter. The ball also launches higher with more spin for extra carry distance.

wilson staff cortex direction control

The 2nd way to adjust the Cortex controls the left and right ball flight on the driver. An 8-gram weight and a 2-gram weight can be interchanged between 2 ports, 1 near the toe and 1 near the heel. Placing the heavier weight in the heel promotes a draw bias while placing it in the toe gives a fade bias.

Wilson Staff Cortex Fast-Fit hosel

Finally, the Cortex comes with Fast-Fit® adjustable hosel. You can choose from 6 different loft settings in 1/2-degree increments. Your options include: standard, -0.5°, -/+1.0°, +1.5°, and +2.0°.

Stock Shaft Offerings

Wilson staff cortex stock shafts

Fujikura provides the stock shaft for the winner of Driver vs Driver. You can choose from the ATMOS Tour Spec Red, Blue, or Black. All 3 of these shafts are specifically designed to feel exactly the same yet produce different ball flights. The butt and mid-section of the shaft have the same stiffness across the board. Choosing the right shaft for your game is as easy as choosing a color. The Tour Spec Red produces the highest ball flight. The Tour Spec Blue has a mid-launch with mid-spin. Finally, the Tour Spec Black has the lowest ball flight and spin.

There are also several custom options that you can choose from. Remember, a proper fitting into the right loft and shaft combination for you ensures you’re getting the most performance out of the club. The Wilson Staff Cortex will also be available to try the club before you buy it with our U-try program.

The Wilson Staff Cortex is available now.

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