These days, new online golf stores with different value propositions are popping up every day. So it’s kind of hard to keep track of them all. That’s why i decided that i would document my opinion on which golf stores are worth considering, and which ones aren’t. I’ve not used too much golf stores, but i still think i’m qualified because i have wide range of friends who golf and i listen when they talk about experiences they had with different retailers.
The way that most people do their golf shopping is old fashioned way. And it’s kind of good, because i think golf clubs are one of those products that you need to try out in hand before buying them. Getting them online is sometimes cheaper, sometimes not. We should also account for shipping costs, which can get pretty expensive sometimes. These club sets can weigh up to five to ten pounds, depending on the kind of accessories they come with, so you will be essentially paying for that shipping too. Another advantage that brick and mortar retail stores have, is fitting. When you’re trying out golf clubs in person, you are in power to make sure that the product you land on will be appropriately sized for your body. It’s quite common for online shoppers to end up with golf clubs that are too big or small for their height.
Next obvious choice is Amazon. Now, i love shopping for golf clubs and accessories on Amazon, because they sometimes have excellent deals which are hard to resist. For example, last summer, i’ve helped my friend get excellent women’s club set for under two hundred dollars on Amazon. It’s not easy to get a deal that good, though. You’ll have to lots of research, but there are ways around that. Read quick tutorials written by golf club experts, like this one about women’s clubs. Granted, the club set wasn’t perfect, but it was great for novice player like her. Then again, despite these deals, Amazon doesn’t focus on selling golf clubs, so in my opinion, it’s can’t match other online retailers who focus solely on golf.
GlobalGolf, is one of those e-commerce stores focused on golf. Everything about their website is great, including search features, deals, prices and the fact that they sell used golf clubs. They also have great customer service team who are very knowledgeable about golf.
There are also eBay and craigslist, which are usually used to find good deals on used golf clubs. Both are good for that use, but some products and sellers are not so trustworthy there. You’ll see a lot of Knockoffs and low quality items on both.