In 1906, a Japanese man named Rihachi Mizuno opened a sports shop selling sports equipment in his hometown of Osaka, Japan. The shop predominantly sold western products, usually baseball equipment due to Mizuno’s love for the sport of baseball. Only seven years later, in 1913, Mizuno began to develop his own sports equipment with the help of his brother in pursuit of developing high quality performance equipment. In 1933, Mizuno started to recognise the increasing popularity of golf around the world and began creating golf clubs. 89 years later and Mizuno Golf have grown to be an internationally recognised brand within the sport that is used on tour by several pro golfers. Mizuno clubs have been used by golf major winners and several world #1’s. As well as tour pros, Mizuno also have brand deals with famous golf social media influencers such as Garrett Clark and Grant Horvat from the popular YouTube channel ‘Good Good’. Brand deals like this help make their golf clubs become popular and admired throughout a younger demographic.
Due to the increasing popularity of Mizuno golf clubs, the company began exporting their goods to Europe in the 1970’s. When Mizuno’s golf equipment was first exported to the European market, the irons that were available at the time were usually forged from a single mould and would need detailing by hand which created an inconsistency between clubs. Mizuno’s mission was to combat this inconsistency, and they did this by revolutionising the forging process. Mizuno clubs are now manufactured using two moulds, reducing the need for hand grinding and detailing, resulting in less human error and more consistent performance on the course.
Thanks to the advancements in technology over the years, Mizuno have been able to produce their products on a large scale without sacrificing the quality or performance of their clubs. This means that Mizuno clubs are globally available and easily accessible for purchase. There are now many models of Mizuno golf clubs, with the company making updated versions of their irons and drivers every year. One main consequence of this is that lots of keen golfers like trying new clubs before selling them on in order to buy the latest model every year. As a result of this, you can easily find used Mizuno Golf Clubs for sale whether it be online or in the pro shop at your local course.
Not only has technology allowed for higher production rates of golf clubs, but it has also meant that golf clubs are more widely available for purchase thanks to the internet. There are many websites that now also offer second hand golf clubs in the UK, many of which have used Mizuno golf clubs for sale.
TaylorMade is another internationally established golf brand, best known for their high performance drivers and irons. TaylorMade have grown their brand within the golfing industry mainly around the claim that they have the ‘#1 driver in golf’. Their 2022 model of driver ‘The Stealth’ had a carbon fibre club face which is revolutionary to the industry, with most current drivers on the market being manufactured in titanium. Notably, the driver in golf is the longest club that a golfer will have in their bag and also has the largest head of any club. When it comes to drivers, the ultimate goal is to make a club that hits the ball further than any other. The TaylorMade Stealth driver, like its predecessor the ‘Sim Max 2’, is known throughout the industry for allowing the user to drive the ball further than any of its competitors on the market, making it a very desirable driver within the golf community. This is due to the clever use of materials like graphite, titanium and now carbon fibre, as well as their aerodynamic design to reduce drag and optimise club head speed.
Even though golf is a game of accuracy and precision, one of the key elements of the modern game is about how far the player can drive the ball. This is proven by the current tour pros who work hard in achieving the longest drive possible on the course leaving them with the least possible distance left to the green / hole. TaylorMade have strengthened their brand in recent years through engaging partnerships and sponsorship deals with some of the biggest names on tour such as the famous Tiger Woods, current world #1 Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy.
As a brand, TaylorMade pride themselves on constantly revolutionising the game of golf through their innovation and ability to raise the bar of expected performance through their golf clubs. This technology however, does come at a price. Using the most advanced materials and manufacturing techniques not only comes at a cost to the manufacturer, but also to the customer. The TaylorMade 2022 Stealth driver has an RRP of £499.00 which again, is a lot to pay considering it is only 1 of 14 clubs in the bag. Due to the fact that TaylorMade are constantly adapting and creating new clubs each year, it means that second hand TaylorMade Drivers are one of the most abundant drivers within the second-hand golf club market.
Where Do I Buy These Clubs?
For both Mizuno and TaylorMade, a great place to find second hand golf clubs in the UK is at Next2New Golf (www.next2newgolf.com). They have a wide range of used TaylorMade golf clubs listed on their website with products including putters, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and even the 2022 Stealth driver for just £389.00 which is a £110 saving on the RRP of the brand-new version of the same club. They also have a wide variety of used Mizuno golf clubs, such as several sets of the Mizuno MP20 irons for less than £550 (RRP - £899). Their well-designed website is very user friendly and easy to navigate with a 5* rating on Google. They ship to anywhere in the UK with 24 hour tracked Parcel Force delivery so you can be sure to get your clubs quickly and efficiently without leaving the house.
When browsing products on their website, Next2New Golf have a detailed description of each product along with high quality photos. When buying second hand golf clubs UK, it is in the customer’s best interest to know what condition the products are in. Next2New Golf only sell the highest quality golf clubs from well-known brands, and each unique item listed on the online store has a condition rating, so the customer knows what to expect from the product. Their friendly and experienced team are always on hand to answer any queries you have about any product on their website and assure the clubs you select will be perfectly suited to your needs.
The Next2New Golf website and store is regularly updated with new products from all major golf brands including TaylorMade and Mizuno at varying different price points depending on the condition of the club, meaning that there is something for everyone. Their website also regularly hosts sales and further reductions on clubs and other equipment to pass the savings onto the customer as well as offering promotional discount codes to be used at checkout. This helps make golf affordable for everyone, so keep your eyes peeled and check the website regularly to make a saving on your next purchase.