If you are a beginner or someone who’s still trying to determine if golf really is the sport you want to excel in, you might not be willing to shell out a lot of money for a new set of expensive golf clubs. In fact, golf experts agree that for a beginner, there’s no need to buy a whole set of clubs. This is because you still don’t know how to play golf properly yet. It is also not advisable to go get yourself fitted for customized clubs for the same reason.
So how do you find cheap golf clubs?
Your local sporting goods store or golfing equipment store may have a discount outlet or a place they can recommend for you to buy cheap golf clubs. You can also drop by a local golf forum and ask them for recommendations. Your caddy, the people at the driving range, your coach, and other players that you talk to at the golf course can also have some pointers as to where you can get cheap golf clubs.
Auction sites, trade in sites and personal advertisements can lead to cheap golf clubs. The internet has made it easier for people to trade and sell their goods easily, so take advantage of these websites and find out which golf clubs are the cheapest. Just be wary of the dangers of meeting up or chatting with someone you don’t know. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
3.Check out a Branded Golf Clubs Website
Some branded golf clubs have a site where they sell used golf clubs that are still in good condition. They might still be a little bit expensive than regular secondhand golf clubs because of the brand and because they have certified that the used clubs you are buying are still in great condition. But it is still cheaper than buying a new set altogether. You get good quality golf clubs at a lesser price.
4.Check out Secondhand Stores
Yes, there are secondhand stores that do sell golf clubs. If you don’t want to bother yourself with going to several different stores just to find a golf club, call in advance and ask if they have any for sale. This saves you time, effort and money. Some sporting goods and golf equipment sellers sometimes also have a secondhand area in their store or somewhere nearby. Ask them if they do and if they accept trades for other sporting equipment.
5.Look at Flea Markets and Garage Sales
At flea markets and garage sales, the chances of finding a good, complete golf set is very slim but you can sometimes score one or two great pieces of clubs while you are scouting for other cheap finds. You can sometimes even haggle with the seller for a cheaper price especially during the last few hours of the sale period when they just want to get rid of all their junk. You just have to be a lot more patient because not a lot of sellers are golf enthusiasts. You might sometimes need to wade through several garage sales and flea markets before you actually find a decent enough golf club. But when you do, sometimes you can score them for less than $10.
6.Wait for Sale Season
Black Fridays and end-of-season sales sometimes offer slashed prices up to 50 percent off, even for sporting equipment. That includes golf clubs. A few days before the big sale period, scout the store and know which golf clubs are available so that you’ll know what to look for and where to find them on the day the sale starts.
7.Attend Golfing Conventions
Some of the best brands of golf clubs would most likely join in these golfing conventions just to promote their products. They sometimes offer on-the-spot discounts to anyone who buys from them on the day of the event.
8.Check Out Golf Tournaments
The souvenir section of these golf tournaments will be packed with overpriced items of course, but there might be a few pop-up stores selling good quality golf clubs at a discounted price. The discounts will probably be 10-20% off at best, but it still beats paying full price.
9.Ask Your Golf Buddy
If your friend is already a seasoned pro and has been playing golf for a long time, chances are he already has a lot of used, old golf clubs just lying in the closet collecting dust. Ask him if he’s willing to sell them to you at a cheaper price. If you’re lucky and have a generous friend, he might even give it to you for free.
Just as people are advertising so that someone would buy their goods, you should also advertise that you are looking to buy some goods. There are several websites you can post your advertisement for free. You can even post it on your social media account and you might be surprised who among your thousands of social media friends are into golf just like you.