Mistakes Amateur Golfers Make When Buying Golf Clubs

Mistakes Amateur Golfers Make When Buying Golf Clubs

The game of golf is bigger and more popular than ever. Golf is now one of the most played sports around the world today, and everyone that plays requires a set of clubs. This means that there are thousands of different varieties of clubs available to buy so the task of choosing which ones are right for you can be quite daunting. Golf has some of the most recognisable brands within the world of sports that even most non golfers would recognise such as TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway & Titleist just to name a few.

A modern set of golf clubs typically consists of three woods (the driver, 3 wood, and 5 wood), and sometimes hybrids. A golfer usually carries seven irons in the bag (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PW) as well as a lofted wedge and a putter. The rules of golf allow you to carry fourteen clubs in your bag, so many golfers add another wedge or specialty hybrid. After all, the more tools we have in our toolbox, the more options you have to make doing your job easier! However, due to the fact that there are so many different clubs that a golfer needs, it can become quite confusing even to experienced golfers as to what clubs they need. There are many factors that come into play when choosing golf clubs to buy; loft, grips, height, shaft material, just to name a few. 

The first mistake a golfer could make when buying new golf clubs is not considering buying used or second hand golf clubs. The large golf manufacturers around the world spend millions each year on research and development in pursuit of developing the best quality golf clubs possible with performance and durability in mind. As a result of this, many golfers choose to sell their used golf clubs. The high quality design of  modern golf clubs means they can be used for many years, whilst showing very little signs of wear and tear or loss in performance. 

Even though it is sometimes more desirable to buy brand new golf clubs, especially when you see the pros using the brand new models on tour every year, buying second hand golf clubs is both more environmentally friendly and more economical for the customer. Often buying second hand golf clubs can save the customer half the RRP of the clubs brand new, if not more. Often the only reason the tour pros used thebrand new model of golf clubs is because sometimes the new technology helps them perform slightly better on the course by very fine margins, which in a major could make the difference when trying to make the cut. However, there is no need for the average amateur golfer that is not pursuing a career in professional golf would not notice a difference in performance between a brand new golf club and one that is 5 years old, or even older than that.

Traditionally, golfers bought their golf clubs at large retail shops or at the pro shop at the golf course. Thanks to the growth of the internet world wide, there are now many platforms where you can easily buy and sell second hand golf clubs with thousands of models from all over the world being easily accessible so that you can be assured that you will find the clubs that are right for you. One of the best and most trusted websites to go to when looking for high quality second hand golf clubs is Next2New Golf (www,next2newgolf.com). Their website is the best place to buy second hand golf clubs because they have a large range of golf clubs from all of the world's leading manufacturers for sale, including clubs like second hand golf drivers for sale. 

Another mistake a golfer can make when deciding which golf clubs to buy is not knowing what to buy. When there are so many things that influence what clubs are right for you, it can often get confusing, especially if all your friends and videos online all tell you different things. Different golf clubs are suited to different people. 

Generally amateur golfers tend to use more forgiving golf clubs. Having a forgiving golf club with a larger ‘sweet spot’ allows the golfer more room for error when striking the ball whilst still hitting the ball straight. For example, PING claims that their G425 Max driver is the ‘most forgiving in golf’. For this reason an amateur golfer would find it worthwhile looking for a second hand golf driver for sale such as the PING G425 Max to improve their consistency on the golf course.

Understandably some people would say the best place to buy second hand golf clubs is the traditional way at the pro shop or at a large retailer with a driving range so you can try before you buy. Whilst it's true that it can be beneficial trying a golf club before you buy it, there is no shame in going to your local retailer and trying a club and then browsing for the club to get a better deal online. One of the best online retailers and the best place to buy used golf clubs online is Next2New golf. They are 5 star rated on google from their customer reviews and have a great returns policy. This way, you can find the golf club/equipment that's right for you, have the products shipped straight to your door without any hassle and then have the reassurance that if the product isn't quite right, you can get a full refund.

Lastly, a common mistake made by amateur golfers when looking to buy golf clubs is that people fall into traps of buying gimmick clubs and equipment. One of the best things to do as an amateur golfer looking for a new set of golf clubs or one club in particular, is to stick to well known and reliable brands. Arguably one of the most important parts of improving your game at an amateur level is to maximise consistency when striking the ball. The larger well known brands produce lots of golf clubs that are designed with reliability, consistency and forgiveness in mind.

 Gimmick clubs manufactured by companies that aren't found in your average golf shop or online retailer often aren't what they're made out to be. Most of the time, gimmick clubs or fakes/replicas claim to have game changing technology that will help you perform better on the course whether it be driving longer distances or becoming more accurate. However, it is usually the case that they are cheaply manufactured and the claim is a misleading marketing campaign. You are more likely to gain driving distance by buying a high quality second hand golf driver for sale from a reliable used golf retailer such as Next2New golf, as their website quality checks and authenticates every club and piece of equipment that is sold on their website.