Best Used Golf Clubs

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What are the best used golf clubs? The best second-hand golf equipment for your money and how you can sell your old golf gear.

There are thousands and thousands of second-hand golf clubs for sale online and in pro shops. Like used cars, some of it them are dross. But a lot of them are very good – and the used golf clubs we’ve found for this guide is an absolute steal.

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But where is the best place to find second-hand golf clubs for sale? We’re big fans of Golfbidder and have teamed up with the used golf equipment experts to help you navigate the world of used gear and find the best models for your money.

We’ve hand-picked the clubs that did particularly well in Today’s Golfer tests over the years to come up with this shortlist of brilliant used buys.

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Some of the used golf club deals here even surprised us – such as a £260 saving on a TaylorMade M5 driver, a set of Mizuno irons for less than £200 and putters that are still used on tour for less than £100.

Of course, many of us have some concerns when buying used, so we’ve pulled together a useful buying guide to help you, and explained how Golfbidder rigorously check every used club they sell to make sure it’s up to scratch.

As this handy guide reveals, there are some sensational deals to be found if you do a bit of homework – and the savings over the RRPs run into thousands and thousands of pounds...

Prices are constantly changing across Golfbidder’s stock range – taking into account things like demand and condition, which affect a club’s desirability. The prices in this guide are correct at the time of writing.

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Best Used Putters: For Beginners | Game Improvers | Better players

Should I buy second-hand golf clubs?

There’s no reason not to buy second-hand golf clubs, especially from a trusted source like Golfbidder where the clubs are all checked and rated before they agree to buy them from other golfers.

Golf is an expensive sport and buying used or second-hand clubs is a great way to upgrade your equipment and performance without breaking the bank. However, before you part with your cash, be sure to check out our second-hand golf clubs buying guide: The pros and cons of buying used golf clubs.

You could sell your old golf clubs and put the money towards your next purchase.

Can I sell my used golf clubs?

Yes – and they can help you buy your next clubs!

There are some bargains to be had when you buy used golf clubs but you can also make (or save) some money ready for your next purchase by selling your own used golf clubs that are gathering dust in the garage.

Golfbidder will buy your old clubs and you can choose whether to take the cash or part exchange against your next purchase.

This is how to do it...

1 Log in or register

First, visit the Golfbidder website. If you’re an existing Golfbidder customer, log in to your account. If you’re a new one, you’ll need to register an account, which only takes a minute. 

2 Get a quote

Choose the make and model of club you want to sell (check the picture matches your club) and enter the details of your clubs. Golfbidder will get back to you with a price within 24 hours.

3 Sell them, or part exchange

If you’re happy with the offer, decide whether to opt to have a cheque sent to you – or go for part-exchange. If you’re upgrading, you need to first buy the club you want from Golfbidder. It’s very straightforward, and everything is explained in the email you’ll receive with your quote. Delivery is refunded if you part-exchange.

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How do Golfbidder rate the condition of golf clubs?

What Golfbidder's different club ratings mean.

10/10 – Brand new or mint

Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. A 9/10 score is still brand new, minus
the wrapper.

8/10 – Very good condition

These clubs may have only been hit
a handful of times, two or three rounds at most. Any marks will be very light.

What Golfbidder's different club ratings mean.

7/10 – Good condition

These clubs will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. Clubs will have been used and looked after, with no dings or chips.

6/10 – Fair Condition

This club is in perfectly usable order, but cosmetically not quite deserving of a ‘good’ rating. There may be minor marks resulting from normal use.

Best Used Golf Clubs for Beginners and High Handicappers

Best Second-Hand Drivers for Beginners and High Handicappers – High Value

The best used golf drivers for beginners.

TITLEIST TS1

Launched 2019 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £253

A whole new type of product for Titleist – the lightweight driver for moderate swing-speed players. It’s packed with all the same tech as its heavier siblings, including an ultra-thin titanium crown that saves weight, a titanium Radial VFT (variable face thickness) clubface and improved aero to enhance swing speed.

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA B21

Launched 2020 | RRP £449 | Golfbidder price From £319

The B21 is Callaway’s first high-launch driver with an ultra-low forward centre of gravity (which adds ball speed). Low and forward CGs are usually reserved for less forgiving, high-speed, low-spin drivers, but this is a new low-spin recipe for distance and accuracy at average swing speeds.

PING G410 SFT

Launched 2019 | RRP £449 | Golfbidder price From £327 

Ping’s G410 SFT (Straight Flight Technology) driver has a 455cc head and is engineered with a fixed ultra-high-density tungsten weight (16g) positioned on the clubhead’s extreme perimeter. It also has 50% more heel-side CG than its predecessor to ensure straighter ball flights, offering more draw bias than the previous G400.

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The best used golf drivers for beginners.

PING K15 

Launched 2014 | RRP £255 | Golfbidder price From £115 

A large profile 460cc head features a clubface that is longer from heel to toe, which means the MOI is greater across a wider area of the face – this translates to more distance even when you don’t get the ball out of the middle. The CG is also low and deep in the head, which means the K15 offers a powerful, high ball flight.

WILSON STAFF D200

Launched 2016 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price From £143 

Wilson’s ‘Right Light’ technology means the D200 weighs just 268g, which Wilson say allows golfers to generate extra club speed effortlessly. There’s
a ‘Reactive Face’ to maximise ball speeds across the face, a chemically etched crown to reduce weight, and a six-way adjustable hosel with three draw settings.

TAYLORMADE JETSPEED

Launched 2014 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £99

TaylorMade’s first driver with a ‘Speed Pocket’, making the sweetspot 25% lower on the face.
A low-forward CG reduces spin and increases launch. It has a light overall weight to promote faster swing speed. You can adjust the loft by plus or minus 1.5 degrees.

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The best used fairway woods for beginners.

CALLAWAY MAVRIK MAX

Launched 2019 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £199

The largest and most forgiving Mavrik fairway, but don’t think Max is just a draw model – it’s much more. Callaway say the extra size increases MOI. A.I. wanted extra face depth below the equator of the ball, as players suited to this type of fairway tend to sweep into the ball and hit it thin.

TAYLORMADE SIM MAX D

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £167

The oversized 190cc SIM Max D has been optimised for forgiveness and golfers seeking a draw-bias design. They gain up to 10 yards of draw bias (the driver gives 10-15 yards) thanks to lighter, higher-launching shafts and a little extra loft than the standard SIM Max.

PING G410 SFT

Launched 2019 | RRP £279 | Golfbidder price From £181

Ping’s G410 fairways were geared to help golfers achieve higher launch and less spin from the turf. The lighter, more draw-biased SFT features a shallower face than the G400 to help golfers hit higher on the face, which equates to higher launch in order to reach what Ping call ‘peak distance potential’.

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The best used fairway woods for beginners.

COBRA F MAX 

Launched 2017 | RRP £169 | Golfbidder price From £199

Cobra’s F-Max range was all about lightweight, offset and draw-biased performance. Cobra might not want to say it, but the F-Max is very well suited to slow-average swing speed senior golfers who need maximum help to get shots up in the air and keep them there.

CALLAWAY STEELHEAD XR 

Launched 2017 | RRP £229 Golfbidder price From £108

Hawkeye soles made the original Steelheads famously easy to launch high off the turf, so Callaway’s engineers were inspired to create a refined version to reduce turf friction and promote a cleaner contact more often. A new carbon crown and low/forward CG make the XR easy to launch.

WILSON STAFF D7

Launched 2019 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price From £149

Wilson’s D7 fairways are a dramatic change to previous distance versions, starting with a head shape inspired by input from Wilson tour players. The new Lightweight Crown Construction features thin-cast pockets, saving five grams of weight, which promotes the SuperLight Design.

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Best Second-Hand Irons for Beginners – High Value

The best used irons for beginners.

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA CF 19

Launched 2018 | RRP £1,312 | Golfbidder price From £570

Callaway said these irons are their “easiest-to-launch distance iron”. Each has a hollow construction which, along with a 360 Cup Face (which has a thin, flexible rim to maximise ball speed), gives consistent, long distance, extreme forgiveness and a great impact sound.

TAYLORMADE SIM MAX OS

Launched 2020 | RRP £1,027 | Golfbidder price From £734

TaylorMade reckon iron design has got to a point where strong lofts are actually necessary to stop shots from spinning up and losing distance. Our data speaks for itself. The OS was our longest super game-improvement iron of 2020, but also among the top three for forgiveness.

WILSON STAFF LAUNCH PAD

Launched 2020 | RRP £639 | Golfbidder price From £449

We’re really impressed with the thinking behind the Launch Pad. It goes without saying that to play hybrid irons you have to turn a blind eye to bulging backs and wide bodies and focus instead on the chrome face and topline, which really is very much like a traditional oversized Wilson iron.

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The best used irons for beginners.

PING G25 

Launched 2014 | RRP From £80 per club | Golfbidder price From £333

This is the sixth generation of Ping G-Series products and these irons have been engineered for game-improvers. They offer a high trajectory, lots of distance and bags of forgiveness. A custom-engineered face structure ensures a solid feel at impact, as well as impressive control.

CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA 2015

Launched 2015 | RRP £799 | Golfbidder price From £344

Built for distance, the Big Berthas are hollow and feature the first ‘360 face cup’ Callaway put in an iron, with variable face thickness to boost distance away from the sweetspot. Callaway also used a different heat treatment on the clubface to increase its strength and make it even thinner.

CALLAWAY DIABLO EDGE

Launched 2011 | RRP £549 | Golfbidder price From £241

The Diablo Edge increases distance without compromising feel or performance. The lower, deeper centre of gravity makes the sweet spot more accessible and is in line with where amateurs most commonly impact the clubface, generating more consistent distance and improved accuracy.

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The best used wedges for beginners.

CLEVELAND CBX 2

Launched 2019 | RRP £139 | Golfbidder price From £88

We’ve seen enough data since the launch of the original CBX wedges (in 2017) to say the majority of club golfers should opt for cavity back wedges. If you can get over the snobbish idea that wedges should have a blade-like design, you’ll realise these can save you a couple of shots a round.

TAYLORMADE HI-TOE BIG FOOT

Launched 2019 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price From £85

An ultra-wide sole (32mm compared to traditional wedges which have a sole width of 26mm) makes it easier to use regardless of the conditions, but especially out of sand. There is also a slight heel reduction to allow for versatility, and deep CG pockets increase spin and forgiveness.

CALLAWAY SURE OUT 2

Launched 2019 | RRP £119 | Golfbidder price From £99

The Sure Out 2 makes it incredibly easy to hit good shots out of the bunker. Callaway enhanced the sole design, increased heel relief and created a confidence-inspiring shape that helps you get out of the sand and play with more confidence on any short game shot.

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Best Second-Hand Putters for Beginners

The best used putters for beginners.

ODYSSEY TRIPLE TRACK 2-BALL 

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £175

We first saw ‘Vernier Hyper Acuity’ on Callaway’s ERC Soft golf ball in 2019. The combination of colours and spacing is critical in helping the brain process and visualise alignment more accurately and more consistently. Pilots use it to land on aircraft carriers – and in golf, trust us, it works.

CLEVELAND FRONTLINE

Launched 2019 | RRP £179 | Golfbidder price From £125

Cleveland say a putter with a rearward centre of gravity is less accurate than an identical putter with its centre of gravity positioned in the face.
So the Frontline range has 47g of tungsten positioned in the face, bringing the centre of gravity forwards and improving accuracy.

TAYLORMADE TRUSS TM2

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £187

A compact fanged mallet with a centre shaft and the Truss signature ‘braced’ hosel. Where centre shaft putters used to be the least stable models when hit off centre, Truss now make them the most stable. TM2 has 100% of its face supported – previously it would have been less than 10%.

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Best Used Golf Clubs for Game Improvers

Best Second-Hand Drivers for Game Improvers – High Value

The best used golf drivers for game improvers.

CALLAWAY MAVRIK

Launched 2020 | RRP £489 | Golfbidder price From £281

The standard Mavrik is the fastest shape; the head is a very different cyclone aero shape, which produces mid-spin with a moderate draw bias.
It’s for everyone, from tour players to mid-handicappers. Mavrik has a lower MOI than Epic Flash, but amazingly is 13% more accurate.

TITLEIST TS2

Launched 2018 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £253

The TS2 lets golfers swing aggressively with maximum forgiveness across the face. Titleist say it delivers a powerful combination of speed and stability, and its wider, stretched head is a better fit for the majority of club golfers than the slightly more compact TS3.

TAYLORMADE SIM

Launched 2020 | RRP £479 | Golfbidder price From £340

The SIM driver is all about aerodynamics and geometry. By combining an asymmetrical sole with tested technologies such as speed injected Twist Face and a lightweight carbon crown, TaylorMade have created a driver that increases clubhead speed through the downswing into impact.

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The best used golf drivers for game improvers.

PING G410 PLUS 

Launched 2019 | RRP £449 | Golfbidder price From £299

The G410 Plus is Ping’s first movable weight driver, engineered to increase forgiveness and optimise ball flight. It has a 455cc head, which Ping say has a 15% higher MOI than competitor drivers with moveable CG locations. A 16g tungsten weight gives up to 10 yards of shot bias.

COBRA KING SPEEDZONE

Launched 2019 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price From £286

Cobra’s Speedzone has an expanded CNC-milled face and new titanium ‘T-Bar Speed Chassis’. A traditional profile with front to back CG adjustability lets better players work the ball with ease and fine tune launch and spin without sacrificing forgiveness.

MIZUNO ST200

Launched 2020 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price From £233

The ST200 combines low spin with lots of forgiveness. According to Mizuno, it’s for golfers who are after a high stability driver but also seeking to target spin to increase distance. A 12g backweight gives a balance between spin control and forgiveness.

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Best Second-Hand Drivers for Game Improvers – Bargains

The best used golf drivers for game improvers.

CALLAWAY XR

Launched 2015 | RRP £279 | Golfbidder price From £149

The XR boasts a Speed Step Crown that reduces drag in the downswing and helps you build clubhead speed. Its design also frames the ball nicely at address. Ball speeds are maxed through R-Moto face tech, and you can choose between eight loft and lie combos.

TAYLORMADE M2

Launched 2016 | RRP £359 | Golfbidder price From £172

How TaylorMade increased the M2’s head size by freeing up mass is seriously clever. It is really easy to generate speed with and it feels very lively and friendly, as you don’t have to be on top of your game to get the best out of it. For most amateurs, that’s a nice place to be.

TITLEIST 913 D2

Launched 2014 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £108

A new face insert was designed to give improved ball speeds on off-centre strikes. Hit the ball out of the middle of the clubface and you won’t notice much difference – but Titleist insist the 913 models deliver an 11% increase in the maximum ball speed area on the face.

The best used golf drivers for game improvers.

SRIXON Z 565 

Launched 2017 | RRP £325 | Golfbidder price From £143

Srixon’s ‘Power Wave Sole’ engages the entire sole in the flexing process at impact, meaning more power is directed to the back of the ball. A ‘Stretch Flex’ cup face extends onto the crown and sole, expanding the sweetspot across a larger portion of the face.

COBRA BIO CELL

Launched 2015 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £115

Internal ‘BiO Cells’ – a honeycomb pattern on the inside of the head – remove weight from the crown and position it low and back in the head to deliver a lower CG and higher MOI. BiO Cell pockets move weight away from the face to the back of the head for more forgiveness.

PING G30

Launched 2015 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £153

Drawing on inspiration from plane wings and cycling helmets, the G30 has ‘Turbulators’ on top of the crown. They are designed to improve the club’s aerodynamics and cut drag, increasing clubhead speed for more distance.

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The best used golf fairway woods for game improvers.

TAYLORMADE SIM TITANIUM

Launched 2020 | RRP £369 | Golfbidder price From £223

A titanium head combines a lightweight carbon construction with a new ‘Zatech’ titanium face and heavy 80g steel sole weight. The weight creates an extremely low CG that allows for increased ball speed, higher launch and improved forgiveness on low-face hits.

CALLAWAY MAVRIK

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £149

Just like the Mavrik driver, the fairway is the fastest of the family. A.I. redesigned the leading edge to be more sweeping, which helps preserve ball speed on shots hit lower on the face. No adjustable hosel means an 8g saving which has been put to good use creating Callaway’s most forgiving fairway ever.

TITLEIST TS2

Launched 2018 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £145

The TS fairways feature a high-speed VFT face which works with an ‘Active Recoil Channel’ behind the face to maximise ball speed and forgiveness, while the more compact design has seen five grams of weight redistributed to boost MOI and create a fast, stable and forgiving clubhead.

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Best Second-Hand Fairway Woods for Game Improvers – Bargains

The best used golf fairway woods for game improvers.

CALLAWAY XR 16

Launched 2016 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price From £84

A bigger footprint has allowed Callaway’s engineers to create their highest MOI, low centre of gravity and highest COR (spring face) fairway wood. There’s a thin crown, hotter ‘Hyper Speed Cup Face’ and a more aerodynamic head shape for ultimate ball speed.

PING G25

Launched 2014 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price From £80

External sole weighting made the G25 Ping’s highest ever MOI fairway wood, while the extreme variable thickness face contributed to additional distance. The low-profile design of the clubhead means the centre of gravity is low and back for a higher launch.

TAYLORMADE M2

Launched 2016 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price From £70

Everything from the original M2 has been stripped back to bare bones and improved here. The carbon crown’s reduced to six layers, there’s a longer
and more flexible speed pocket and a lighter fluted hosel to increase ball speed, carry distance and forgiveness.

Best Second-Hand Hybrids and Utility Irons for Game Improvers – High Value

The best used golf golf hybrids and utility irons for game improvers.

TAYLORMADE SIM MAX RESCUE 

Launched 2020 | RRP £229 | Golfbidder price From £121

The SIM Max is part of a long line of award-winning TaylorMade hybrids and it’s powerful, forgiving and good-looking, too. SIM Max was our longest hybrid of 2020 (average carry 226 yards), so it’s an excellent option for club golfers.

TITLEIST U510 UTILITY

Launched 2019 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price From £175

The U510 is an easy-launching distance utility iron that delivers hybrid-like performance from an iron shape. High launch comes from low CG, high density tungsten weighting, maximum speed comes from a super-thin forged face insert.

CALLAWAY MAVRIK

Launched 2020 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £149

A mid-sized profile and a square toe very much like the Rogue it replaces. Full-face grooves give a similar look to a long iron. A Project X Catalyst shaft is also lighter and higher-launching than the KBS Tour in the Pro. The face was created using Artificial Intelligence.

Best Second-Hand Hybrids and Utility Irons for Game Improvers – Bargains

The best used golf golf hybrids and utility irons for game improvers.

CALLAWAY XR 

Launched 2016 | RRP £169 | Golfbidder price From £84

A redesigned ‘Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup’ is designed to beef up ball speeds and distance. Extreme heel-toe weighting permitted by a reshaped head from X2 adds forgiveness and lowers CG. The compact Pro version offers stronger lofts from 16°-23°.

TITLEIST 816 H1

Launched 2017 | RRP £215 | Golfbidder price From £80

Titleist were the first to really talk about how hybrids can be split into different categories based on their body width (wider and narrower). The H1, with its wide body, is aimed at golfers who sweep hybrid shots off the fairway rather than engaging with the turf like an iron.

TAYLORMADE RBZ STAGE II

Launched 2015 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £70

The RBZ Stage II Rescue was designed to generate more distance than its Rocketballz predecessor, and one of the key innovations was the ‘Speed Pocket’ behind the face. The face is thinner and faster-flexing than the RBZ, so the Speed Pocket generates more ball speed.

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Best Second-Hand Irons for Game Improvers – High Value

The best used golf irons for game improvers.

CALLAWAY APEX CF 19

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,299 | Golfbidder price From £681

Callaway Apex irons had a reputation for being really, really good even before the ’19 models arrived. By fine-tuning sound, feel and looks, plus including a new Elevate shaft that flights shots higher to drop and stop approaches on to a green, these are even better.

MIZUNO MP-20 MMC

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,599 | Golfbidder price From £822

The MP-20 MMC has narrower short irons and wider, long iron soles, which deepen the centre of gravity to flight shots consistently across the set. A titanium cavity badge in the 4-7 irons frees up weight which is located as a 12g tungsten toe weight to improve MOI stability and off-centre hit forgiveness.

TAYLORMADE P760

Launched 2018 | RRP £1,484 | Golfbidder price From £624

The 8-PW are forged from a single piece of 1025 carbon steel, whereas the 3-7 irons have hollow internal cavities, with SUS630 faces to maximise ball speed. TaylorMade say the P760s are a progressive design, with each being individually optimised to deliver tour-calibre performance and shaping.

RELATED: Which TaylorMade iron is right for me?

The best used golf irons for game improvers.

TITLEIST T200 

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,256 | Golfbidder price From £687

The T200 irons deliver playable distance thanks to ‘Max Impact’ technology, which means you get maximum speed from nearly any impact point on the face. A unique polymer core, developed in partnership with Titleist golf ball R&D, provides precise sound and dampening qualities.

SRIXON Z 785

Launched 2018 | RRP £1,065 | Golfbidder price From £687

The Z 785s feature a tour cavity, providing additional mass behind the impact location for increased shot-shaping ability and versatility. The Z 585 irons feature an added speed groove which allows for more face-flex, enhancing ball speed and distance.

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WILSON STAFF D7 FORGED

Launched 2020 | RRP £799 | Golfbidder price From £589

The D7 Forged is brand new for 2020, and it could easily be argued it slides into the player’s iron category. For us, though, the head size and sole width are very similar to some of our game improver models, which means it suits a large audience.

Best Second-Hand Irons for Game Improvers – Bargains

The best used golf irons for game improvers.

PING i200

Launched 2017 | RRP £960 | Golfbidder price From £370

The i200 replaced the ‘i’ iron, and bring some notable updates to the table. The face is 30% thinner, which means more mass is positioned in the toe and heel to nudge MOI 7% higher. A higher leading edge and extra bounce improves turf interaction and means less lost energy at impact.

MIZUNO JPX 850 FORGED

Launched 2016 | RRP £800 | Golfbidder price From £340

After six years in development, Mizuno introduced boron to their ‘Grain Flow Forging’ process to increase the strength of their forged material. The new material is 30% stronger than traditional 1025E steel billets – allowing for a thinner face for faster ball speeds.

TITLEIST 716 AP1

Launched 2016 | RRP £739 | Golfbidder price From £361

Thanks to new weighting, the design of the sole and the cavity back, Titleist said this was their longest and most forgiving iron at the time. A very strong option if looks are important to you. We love how such a game improvement design doesn’t have the usual ‘junk in the trunk’ of the category.

RELATED: Which Ping iron is best for me?

The best used golf irons for game improvers.

COBRA KING F7 

Launched 2017 | RRP £629 | Golfbidder price From £349

There’s not much to fault about the Cobra King F7 irons, especially when you consider the price tag – it’s a lot of club for the money. The fact Cobra invested in CNC milling each face and groove demonstrates how seriously they take every last detail.

CALLAWAY ROGUE 

Launched 2018 | RRP £972 | Golfbidder price From £386

Callaway said Rogue was the hottest iron face they’ve ever created, with the same levels of flex as a driver over a larger area than ever before. A microsphere material in the internal cavity acts like a sponge, offering improved sound, feel and feedback in a cavity-back iron.

MIZUNO MP-15

Launched 2015 | RRP £920 | Golfbidder price From £264

The grain flow forged MP-15 replaced the MP-59s, and were designed for the better ball striker seeking the feel of a muscleback iron, with the forgiveness and playability of a cavity. Mizuno increased the size of the sweetspot while keeping the blade length relatively short.

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Best Second-Hand Wedges for Game Improvers

The best used golf wedges for game improvers.

PING GLIDE 3.0 SS

Launched 2019 | RRP £139 | Golfbidder price From £87

Ping used all their wedge know-how to come up with the Glide 3.0 wedges and, thanks to a new cavity-back design and extra mass positioned high in the toe, they’re said to offer 5% more forgiveness. They blend a player’s-style look at address with game-improvement performance.

TITLEIST SM6 TOUR CHROME F-GRIND

Launched 2016 | RRP £139 | Golfbidder price From £76

A progressive centre of gravity aligns the CG with the impact position of each loft throughout the wedge set to produce precise distance and trajectory control with exceptional feel. F-grind is a full sole designed primarily for full swings and square face shots.

CLEVELAND RTX-3 TOUR SATIN

Launched 2017 | RRP £99 | Golfbidder price From £61

Tiny details, like the direction of the face milling to maximise grip when opening the face and protecting every face groove from the finishing process (so it’s razor sharp), mean the RTX 3 is right at the top of the pile when it comes to performance and value.

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Best Second-Hand Putters for Game Improvers

The best used golf putters for game improvers.

ODYSSEY STROKE LAB BLACK DOUBLE WIDE

Launched 2020 | RRP £239 | Golfbidder price From £171

With a headweight of 360g, double-bend hosel and heel-toe-balanced face, the Double Wide is a blade-type putter best suited to those with a straight putting stroke. A Stoke Lab shaft and microhinge face insert are both there to improve your roll.

SCOTTY CAMERON FASTBACK 1.5

Launched 2020 | RRP £379 | Golfbidder price From £279

This rounded mid-mallet offers higher MOI, as more weight is designed into the heel and toe using customisable stainless steel sole weights. This head shape was achieved by integrating a 6061 aluminium sole plate, which allows for optimal weight distribution.

ODYSSEY O-WORKS BLACK #3T

Launched 2018 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price From £120

The O-Works Black #3T putter is a mid-mallet inspired by the tour, with a single-bend shaft and a cracking black finish. Microhinge technology in the face provides gains in topspin and roll at impact, regardless of your stroke.

RELATED: Odyssey putter reviews

Best Used Golf Clubs for Better Players

Best Second-Hand Drivers for Better Players – High Value

The best used golf drivers for better players.

TAYLORMADE M5

Launched 2019 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £239

Every M5 head started life above the legal limit and was then speed injected with resin into two ‘turning ports’ on the face to get it back to within 2-3% of the legal limit. There’s also a 66% larger sweetspot, 10% more carbon- fibre, a more flexible ‘Hammerhead’ slot and a ‘T-Track’ sliding weight.

CALLAWAY MAVRIK SUB ZERO

Launched 2020 | RRP £469 | Golfbidder price From £299

The Sub Zero is 450cc in size, 14g and 2g sole weights can be switched to dial in spin and launch characteristics, there’s also a flatter lie angle
and more neutral shot bias. Callaway say this model offers the ultimate combination of low spin and high MOI.

MIZUNO ST200G

Launched 2020 | RRP £399 | Golfbidder price From £299

Mizuno say the ST200G has been built for high swing speed efficiency, which means it performs well in the hands of harder hitters. Fourteen grams of sliding sole weight can dial in spin rates from mid to ultra-low, which isn’t an option found in many drivers.

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TITLEIST TS3 

Launched 2018 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £224

TS3 is more compact, which means slightly less forgiveness than the TS2 – we found it was really powerful from the middle, but can punish off-centre hits. All in, if you’re looking at low-spin drivers, the TS3, with its movable CG, should be on your list to try.

SRIXON Z 785

Launched 2018 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price From £181

The Z 785 has a new expensive and exotic titanium alloy face, which Srixon say is the strongest driver face on the market. Along with a ‘Cup Face’ construction (so there’s no welds on the face),
it means a larger hot zone to maintain ball speeds on off-centre hits.

CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH

Launched 2019 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £279

Callaway employed Artificial Intelligence to create what they said was the best driver face design available. In addition, the Epic Flash features ‘Jailbreak’ technology for faster ball speeds, a
new ‘T2C Triaxial’ carbon crown for higher MOI, a forged titanium insert and adjustable perimeter weighting for control.

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CALLAWAY XR PRO

Launched 2015 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £149

The XR boasts a ‘Speed Step Crown’ that reduces drag in the downswing. Its design also frames the ball nicely at address. The Pro has a deeper face and the slightly more compact clubhead (450cc), together with a centre of gravity that is more neutral.

TAYLORMADE M1

Launched 2016 | RRP £459 | Golfbidder price From £181

The M1 has 43% more carbon and 64% more front-to-back centre of gravity adjustability, which means more choices. The weight savings come from reducing crown thickness, introducing a new finishing process and a new streamlined titanium body.

PING G30 LS-TEC

Launched 2015 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £140

The Ping G30 LS-Tec (Low Spin) shares the same drag-reducing Turbulator technology, adjustable lofts and a new face material as the other G30 models, but it offers up to 400rpm less spin.
It does so via a slightly more forward CG location, which also promotes a lower launch angle.

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NIKE VAPOR PRO 

Launched 2015 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £149

A 460cc pear-shape profile with stability and speed boosted through added flexibility across the face. The cavity is reinforced by a ‘FlyBeam’, which stiffens the back of the club. This works in conjunction with a new ‘Compression Channel’ behind the face to boost ball speeds.

MIZUNO ST180

Launched 2018 | RRP £399 | Golfbidder price From £145

The ST180 is the first Mizuno driver to feature ‘Wave Sole’ technology, with the ST180’s sole committing every available gram of weight low and towards the face – dropping spin rates for even the fastest, downward ball-strikers.

TITLEIST 913 D3

Launched 2014 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £123

A new face insert – thicker in the middle and progressively thinner towards the edges –  is designed to give improved ball speeds on off-centre strikes. Other subtle differences include a thinner crown, a flatter weight design to lower the centre of gravity and slight shape changes.

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CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SUB ZERO

Launched 2019 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price From £181

Callaway used Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to develop Flash Face technology for the Epic Flash fairway woods, along with three performance-enhancing technologies – Jailbreak, adjustable sole weighting and a new, lighter OptiFit hosel. It’s a potent combination.

MIZUNO ST200

Launched 2020 | RRP £279 | Golfbidder price From £167

Very much a tour-ready fairway which sits beautifully alongside Mizuno’s ST200 and ST200G drivers, with a multi-thickness maraging steel face for increased initial ball speeds. It combines low spin with a decent amount of forgiveness.

TITLEIST TS3

Launched 2018 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £163

The TS3 delivered some impressive low-spin numbers in our 2020 fairway woods test. The TS3 (using a stock shaft) was one of only two fairway woods to break the 152mph ball speed barrier, thanks to an ultra-thin titanium crown and their thinnest, fastest flexing fairway face ever.

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TITLEIST 913 F

Launched 2014 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price From £67

The Titleist 913 fairway wood has a precision fit hosel for loft and lie adjustment. Extra weight brings more distance and reduced spin, while acoustic engineering delivers a great sound and feel from this wood.

PING i20

Launched 2012 | RRP £200 | Golfbidder price From £61

The i20s help you optimise trajectory through a low, deep CG that increases dynamic loft at impact, producing a higher launch angle with low spin and fast ball velocity. When the ball is sitting down, the compact shape means the head will glide through the grass.

TAYLORMADE ROCKETBALLZ STAGE II

Launched 2014 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £91

TaylorMade shook up the market last year when they launched the original RocketBallz fairway wood, and they took it a step further with the new RBZ Stage II. The feeling of pure power off the face is something we hadn’t experienced before, and it was intoxicating.

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CALLAWAY X FORGED UT 20 

Launched 2020 | RRP £219 | Golfbidder price From £199

Replacing the 2018 X Forged UT, Callaway packed their best tech into this hollow-body design to create the ideal club for better players, so expect to see plenty of these in the bags of tour players. The A.I.-designed Flash Face Cup creates high ball speeds and consistent spin across the face.

CALLAWAY APEX 19 HYBRID 

Launched 2019 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £130

Callaway’s Apex 19 Hybrid has been engineered with their Jailbreak Technology for the first time, and in the right hands it will out-perform narrower, more difficult to hit long irons. The design appeals to better players, and transitions perfectly from your irons.

TITLEIST U500

Launched 2019 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price From £175

The U500 delivers more distance than a standard iron and less spin than a hybrid – it’s designed to expand your shot options at the top end of the bag and provide the one shot you need precisely when you need it. A high-density tungsten weight controls CG and produces consistent, easy-launching power.

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MIZUNO MP-H5 DRIVING IRON 

Launched 2015 | RRP £115 | Golfbidder price From £72

Mizuno developed the MP-H5 using the ‘hollow flow’ concept, born through tour player feedback and the designs of modern courses. The hollow head is designed to give the launch and forgiveness of a hybrid, but with the accuracy and workability of an iron.

CALLAWAY APEX HYBRID

Launched 2016 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price From £108

Callaway say the design of the Apex appeals to better players and tour pros. A longer blade length means they transition smoothly from a set of irons, while a neutral CG bias provides workability and control that better players desire. A forged cup face and ‘Internal Standing Wave’ add more pop.

TITLEIST 712U FORGED UTILITY

Launched 2013 | RRP £180 | Golfbidder price From £87

Engineered with a deep centre of gravity position for a higher MOI, the 712U delivers increased stability compared to a traditional long iron, while providing enhanced trajectory and spin control over a hybrid via the forged hollow body construction with a high-speed steel face insert.

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CALLAWAY APEX MB 18

Launched 2017 | RRP £1,199 | Golfbidder price From £558

Callaway’s Apex MB is a true muscle-back iron that has been created with input from tour players. It has classic, compact shaping and style, a traditional, slightly thinner top line and a beautiful bright chrome finish.

TAYLORMADE P730

Launched 2017 | RRP £1,049 | Golfbidder price From £634

The P730s were TaylorMade’s first set of blade irons for four years. The heads are forged from one piece of soft 1025 carbon steel. They’ve got the thinnest topline, minimal offset, a thin sole and ultra-compact head size to create that premium blade look.

MIZUNO MP-20

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,372 | Golfbidder price From £719

Mizuno are best known for their muscleback irons and these follow a long line of traditional blades which can be traced all the way back to the iron that’s recognised as the grandfather of modern blades, the TN-87 (Tommy Nakajima’s chosen iron in the late 1980s).

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WILSON STAFF MODEL  

Launched 2019 | RRP £700 | Golfbidder price From £568

Wilson have a great history when it comes to forged irons, and the Staff Model is the latest in the brand’s line up, which can be traced all the way back to 1914. Gary Woodland used a set of Staff Models when he won the US Open in 2019.

TITLEIST 620 MB 

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,256 | Golfbidder price From £798

Forged from 1025 carbon steel with bright chrome plating, MB irons feature constant blade lengths, minimal progressive offset and a thin topline for superior shotmaking. High performance clubs for the highly skilled player.

SRIXON Z FORGED

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,464 | Golfbidder price From £694

The Z-Forged iron is a lovely blade, with a very similar high-toe profile to the ZX7, but the fact a player like Brooks Koepka thinks the ZX7s are a better fit for his game should set alarm bells ringing for anyone who finds a set tugging at their heart strings.

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MIZUNO MP-52

Launched 2010 | RRP £549 | Golfbidder price From £193

The MP-52s combine the feel of a blade with the ease of use of cavity-backs. The key is the ‘Dual Muscle’ design that conceals a gull-wing shaped pocket cavity for more stability and forgiveness, while keeping the clean profile of the MP line.

COBRA KING FORGED TOUR

Launched 2017 | RRP £856 | Golfbidder price From £361

This player’s iron is forged five times so the shaping is extremely precise and grain structure tightened to increase feel. Tungsten weights in the toe and heel lower and centre the CG for forgiveness. Each face and groove is 100% CNC milled to ensure precision.

TITLEIST 714 AP2

Launched 2015 | RRP £856 | Golfbidder price From £314

A tour-proven forged iron made from carbon steel, aiming to combine distance, great looks and forgiveness. A unique co-forging process allows high-density tungsten to be placed in a new position for even more stability and distance on mishits.

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TAYLORMADE ROCKETBLADEZ TOUR

Launched 2011 | RRP £699 | Golfbidder price From £269

Regardless of what level golfer you are, distance is always helpful. So while the RocketBladez Tour irons were designed for better players, with a smaller profile than the standard version, they still offered plenty of fizz off the face.

WILSON STAFF FG TOUR V6

Launched 2017 | RRP £799 | Golfbidder price From £314

Each V6 head is created from 8620 forged carbon steel to deliver great strike feedback. Progressive tungsten weighting throughout the set changes poasition to enhance MOI, playability and control, meaning overall increased playability.

MIZUNO MP-15

Launched 2015 | RRP £920 | Golfbidder price From £264

The MP-15 retains that classic Mizuno shape and finish, the shiny chrome sections on the face bordering the lighter groove area really nicely. Reverb up the shaft is nigh on zero as the feel off the face is superb – solid, but soft enough to gauge the strike.

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TAYLORMADE MILLED GRIND 2.0 TW

Launched 2020 | RRP £169 | Golfbidder price From £135

The MG2 TW Grind is a special-edition inspired by Tiger Woods. Built with the exact wedge specs used by the 15-time Major champion himself, TaylorMade’s ‘Raw Face’ technology gives sharper, deeper and narrower grooves and a sharper radius.

TITLEIST SM8

Launched 2021 | RRP £185 | Golfbidder price From £159

Vokey own the high ground when it comes to shifting mass higher in a wedge to create a progressive centre of gravity. The idea is that golfers hit lower-lofted wedges lower in the face, whereas more lofted models are typically impacted higher. The results are impressive.

CLEVELAND RTX ZIPCORE

Launched 2020 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price From £129

Our test pro doesn’t often get excited by the equipment he’s hitting, but it’s fair to say he was mightily impressed with how the ZipCore gave a slightly lower ball flight and had shots spinning like a cat on a hot tin roof. If tour-level wedges are your preferred option, you’ll struggle to find better.

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TITLEIST SM5

Launched 2014 | RRP £103 | Golfbidder price From £84

The SM5 featured new ‘TX3’ grooves, which in the 46° to 54°models are deeper and narrower, as well as 7% larger. It meant the larger grooves could channel away more grass, sand and debris from non-fairway lies, while the groove edges could grip the ball more effectively from the rough.

MIZUNO MP-T5

Launched 2015 | RRP £110 | Golfbidder price From £80

Quad Cut grooves are narrower and deeper in the lower lofts (49°-53°) for optimum performance on full shots; higher lofts have wider, shallower grooves to disperse debris. They come in two finishes, white satin and a black plated version.

CALLAWAY MACK DADDY FORGED

Launched 2017 | RRP £159 | Golfbidder price From £70

Forged from soft 1025 carbon steel to maximise feel and feedback. Wedge legend Roger Cleveland refined the head shape and a progressive CG lowers trajectory to deliver extra control. An extra groove close to the leading edge maximises spin, especially on shorter chips and pitches.

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SCOTTY CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT NEWPORT 2 

Launched 2020 | RRP £379 | Golfbidder price From £349

Newport 2 is a legendary, tour-inspired blade with a refined plumbing neck, interchangeable tungsten sole weights, a flatter, narrower topline and soft tri-sole set-up with medium toe flow.

ODYSSEY TOULON DESIGN STROKE LAB CHICAGO

Launched 2019 | RRP £429 | Golfbidder price From £337

Toulon is Odyssey’s line of high-end, precision-milled putters, named after the man who designs them, Sean Toulon. The Chicago is an oversize blade, with a diamond-milled faces, Stroke Lab shaft and a charcoal-smoke finish.

TAYLORMADE SPIDER X

Launched 2019 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price From £195

The Spider X had big boots to fill as TaylorMade’s previous Spider putter was a massive hit on tour. But we love how the X’s 5% smaller head has more weight positioned around the perimeter, thanks to a new 64g lighter carbon core.

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PING SIGMA G ANSER 

Launched 2017 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price From £120

The Sigma G putter family was built on feel, stability and touch. Covering the entire hitting surface is an innovative insert combining highly responsive Pebax elastomer and a milled aluminium face to provide full-face forgiveness.

CLEVELAND HUNTINGTON BEACH SOFT 4

Launched 2021 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price From £119

Featuring a plumber’s neck blade design, the Huntington Beach Soft 4 provides that classic look that speaks to all players who prefer a blade-style putter. It delivers a softer feel and better distance control for improved putting consistency.

TAYLORMADE TP COLLECTION BALBOA

Launched 2017 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price From £83

The TP Collection has milled 303 stainless steel heads with glare-resistant tour satin finish for a premium look and feel, together with a Pure Roll insert that combines 45° grooves with a softer polymer to promote better forward roll and reduce skidding across the green.

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