In my journey of golf I have learned a lot of things. One of which being where to buy equipment.
If you are just getting into golf and you don’t even have your own clubs yet, there are a couple paths you can take. I would recommend starting out with a used set of clubs. Places like “Second Swing” or “Nevada Bobs” are a great resource for this. Getting a used set of clubs will ensure that you don’t spend copious amounts of money but also have the equipment needed to get into the sport.
My first set was a used set of Tailor-made’s. I believe when I bought them they were around 4-5 years old. The important thing is to know the brands that are dominating golf.
Brands to look into:
These brands are known for having the highest quality golf equipment. If you find a used set of any of these brands for a good price, don’t hesitate.
If you are someone who can’t justify spending money on a sport you barley know, ask around. Or look on FaceBook market place. There are people out there giving away their clubs all the time. All it takes is a little knowledge on what brands to look out for and how much you are willing to spend.
In 2022, the technology for the game of Golf is tremendous. Equipment has changed and improved 10 fold in even the last 10 years. A common thing people hear when they talk about golf is how expensive it is. This is true, Golf is very expensive but there is a reason for that.
If you were to buy a whole new set right off the rack from Sand Wedge – Driver, depending on the brand, your looking at around $1,200 – $2,000. I have always believed that when something is expensive there is a reason for it. If you are willing to spend the money you are going to have very high quality clubs.
Now, what has changed in the last 10 years?
For one, Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Ever since quarantine, more people are playing Golf than ever before. Because of this, supply and demand have driven prices up.
For two, take for example the driver. The technology available today is miles ahead of where it used to be. Today, we have carbon fiber heads with graphite shafts. What these companies are doing is making the clubs faster and more forgiving. What this means is the equipment is getting lighter while maintaining enough forgiveness for better shots.
Lastly, the technology of training has improved. Today, you can go to a PGA pro coach and they can show you every single number and reason why your shots look the way they do. They are using slow motion cameras and laser tracking systems. With this technology the average player can see in real time the numbers behind the results they are seeing. Because of this players are getting better and better at a faster rate. To keep up with this, Golf companies are making their products able to keep up with this demand.