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.
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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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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Second-Hand Fairway Woods for Better Players – Bargains
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Second-Hand Irons for Better Players – Bargains
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Second-Hand Wedges for Better Players – Bargains
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.
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.
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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Best Second-Hand Putters for Better Players – Bargains
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.