The best used golf clubs you should buy right now
There have never been more used golf clubs on the market than there are today. An over-supply of new equipment, increasing retail prices, attractive trade-in offers and easy market access through the internet mean there are thousands of used golf clubs out there for sale. Like used cars, some of it is dross. But a lot of it is very good – and the used golf clubs we’ve found for this guide are an absolute steal.
We’ve hand-picked the golf clubs that did particularly well in Today’s Golfer tests over the years to come up with this shortlist of brilliant used golf club buys.
There are some sensational deals to be found, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds while filling your bag with fantastic golf clubs.
The Ping G driver's “dragonfly crown” design removed inefficient weight from high in the head and repositioned it lower to deepen the CG. An aerodynamic shape improved speed, while the counter-balanced shaft meant you swung at the same speed, but the clubhead travelled faster. The Ping G is a long and forgiving driver, even by today's standards.
The M2 driver was a roaring success and turned things around at TaylorMade. It went down a storm on tour, too; Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods all swore by it. It may be a few years old now, but the performance is still more than competitive.
The ST190 G was the best driver we’d seen from Mizuno in years. It’s fast and long and if you keep the weights close to the face it’s really workable, thanks to the lower MOI. In the right hands (a reasonably consistent fast, hard hitter) it is a beast if you’re chasing low spin.
Callaway took the tech that made the Epic driver so good – namely speed-boosting Jailbreak bars behind the face and variable face thickness – and supercharged them in the Rogue. For the average club golfer the Rogue was a leap forward in terms of forgiveness over Epic, too.
The Cobra King F9 was among our top four best drivers of 2019. It controls spin well and offers good forgiveness thanks to its movable weight tech. It looks great at address and sounds fantastic.
The TaylorMade M6 featured an aerodynamic carbon sole design with “Inertia Generator” and speed injected Twist Face to combine maximum speed and forgiveness. We tested the M6 on numerous occasions and every time it was among the top two or three models right across the board.
Louis Oosthuizen won the 2010 Open at St Andrews with Ping S56 irons in the bag. The club earned a TG Gold Award thanks to their distance control, with the gap between the longest and shortest shots for all three testers among the lowest recorded during the entire test.
If how your irons look is important to you, but your game demands a good degree of forgiveness, you simply have to have a look at the Callaway Apex CF16. They are a truly beautiful set and prove game-improving tech doesn’t have to mean your irons look like shovels.
The Ping G400s went on a serious diet from previous models. Mass was removed from inside the top edge and relocated lower to have more effect on forgiveness. A thinner top edge also lent itself to flexing at impact, which is part of the reason G400 delivered on Ping’s “higher and further” promise.
Grain-flow forged HD (high density) from a single billet of 1025E pure select mild carbon steel in Hiroshima, Japan, the JPX919 Tour offered the softest, purest Mizuno feel. They had that compact, clean look over the ball, yet still offered surprising stability and forgiveness.
When you first picked up a Titleist SM5 wedge, your hands felt directly connected to the clubface. That was an instant confidence booster, enhanced by the neat, compact look, a responsive feel and good flight consistency. Grind choices offered great customising options.
Phil Mickelson worked closely with Callaway to craft these wedges by utilising his desired specifications. A distinctive feature was the high toe, which moved the weight higher in the club, making delicate shots from greenside rough easier to execute.
The RTX 4 is Cleveland’s most tour-authentic wedge yet, with less offset and a deliberately tour-driven shape. It has a fourth-gen Rotex face to maximise spin, a more centred CG location (thanks to Feel Balancing Technology) and a tour-endorsed shaft and grip.
The Odyssey Tank #7 is a face-balanced head with an MOI 34% higher than a normal putter – you can feel that as you swing it. The extra weight felt reassuring, and from short range the counterbalancing almost took over your stroke, making the Tank excellent at this distance.
Soto offered a blade-style putter with a classic and clean design. Using short and rounded contours to provide a smooth appearance at address, Soto included a single sightline on the back cavity to aid in alignment.
This putter was incredibly popular on Tour in 2017 – and helped Sergio Garcia win the Masters. It paired a light aluminium body with a heavier 304 stainless steel frame to create a very high MOI and forgiving design.
This 100%-milled putter was crafted and engineered to provide tour-calibre touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system.
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