If you are a golfer on a budget used golf drivers are a great option for you. Used golf drivers are also great for those who are new to the game of golf. You don’t want to spend a ton of money on new gold clubs if you aren’t yet sure you like the game. Below I am going to share with you 4 things you should look for when choosing the right used golf driver.
The Club head
When it comes to club heads you need to look at face wear. When a club has been used for a long time it will develop a shiny worn spot. This spot will usually be right in the center of the club. Avoid getting any clubs that have a shiny worn spot. Since the face is worn out it won’t hold the ball very well. The club should still have grooves with well defined edges. If you see any indentations move on to the next one.
The second thing you should check is the shaft. If the shaft is graphite make sure there are no worn out ares or indentations that can cause the shaft to be weak. Twist the grip and the head in opposite directions to test the torque. You should have a great deal of resistance. If there is no resistance it means the shaft is weak.
If the shaft is steel make sure it hasn’t been bent. You can do this by holding the shaft straight and looking down at it. You should also make sure all the shafts are the same.
The grips should not be split, cracked or worn. And while grips aren’t that expensive, you don’t want to have to replace them as soon as you get the clubs. If you happen to get a good deal on a pair of used clubs that happen to need new grips don’t worry. Re gripping will only cost you around $15 per club. In some cases it will be less than that.
The last thing we will talk about is consistency. The set of clubs you purchase should have a certain level of consistency. Line the clubs up and compare each one of them in the set. All clubs should have been in the original set. You do not want each club to be different. Having different shaft types and different models in a set can cause problems as the progression of lengths will not be the same from club to club. Mixing and matching is rarely a good idea.
One last tip is to stick with brand names you recognize. You never want to buy a brand you have never heard of. That doesn’t mean cheaper or lesser known brands aren’t good. I am sure many of them are great. However, its always better to be safe than sorry. So don’t go on price alone. Instead take the time to research a brand before spending any of your money.
That way you will know you are getting the best bang for your buck.