Best Used Golf Clubs 2022

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What are the best used golf clubs of 2022? What is the best second-hand golf equipment for your money and how can you 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.

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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Best Used Drivers Over £199
Best Used Drivers Under £199
Best Used Fairway Woods
Best Used Hybrids 
Best Used Irons
Best Used Wedges
Best Used Putters

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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. 

Also if you are in the market for new clubs check out features on all of 2022’s best equipment, including the best drivers, fairway woods, irons, and putters.

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.

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.

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 DRIVERS OVER £199

Callaway Epic 21 Max driver

Launched 2021 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price From £275 | Buy now

With the exception of the Epic Speed (which is not a traditional forgiving driver), the Max was our test pro’s longest driver of 2021.

It does a brilliant job at combining speed and distance with an excellent degree of forgiveness. The Speed is fantastic, but the Max will keep more club golfers on the straight and narrow, more often, and a great second-hand option.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max driver

Launched 2021 | RRP £449 | Golfbidder price From £255 | Buy now

Our test pro was blown away when he went inside a SIM2 Max. The new aluminium back ring is beautifully CNC milled and, thanks to TaylorMade’s final finish construction method, not a single gram is positioned inefficiently.

It’s a level of detail that just wasn’t possible a few years ago, and you don’t get it with every brand today, either. Well worth it if you can get a used version, even if it’s got the odd scratch.

Ping G425 Max driver

Launched 2021 | RRP £450 | Golfbidder price £330 | Buy now

An incredibly forgiving and consistent driver, the G425 looks great at address and there’s plenty of shelf appeal. It’s a brilliant option for golfers looking to balance off-centre hit forgiveness with as much speed and power as they can get their hands on.

A full titanium head means it sounds louder than the competition but in a non-offensive way. Ping’s reputation also means plenty of longevity so another excellent second-hand option.

Ping G425 SFT driver

Launched 2020 | RRP £450 | Golfbidder price: £323 | Buy now

The last two generations of Ping’s SFT have seen the model morph from a fantastic ‘keep a slice in check’ driver into a flat-out slice-busting machine.

The most important takeaway is that the SFT is tooled up to do exactly as Ping promise – which is to help keep golfers away from the right-hand rough, and a lot of club golfers will go for that.

Titleist TSi3

Launched 2021 | RRP £519 | Golfbidder price £395 | Buy now

The TSi 3 is a really attractive driver with a more traditional pear-shaped head and a very square face angle at address.

In testing It was just two yards back from our longest (277 yards) and created more ball speed (168mph) than any other driver we hit. But it was unforgiving on mishits, making it very much a players’ model. If you can find a used version, well worth the money.

Titleist TS3 driver

Launched 2018 | RRP £450 | Golfbidder price £211 | Buy now

A two-year mission to design greater speed into every detail of driver technology led to the introduction of the Titleist TS3.

It was a relentless pursuit to solicit speed from every milligram of the head, which is engineered to deliver higher launch, lower spin and increased MOI for more distance and forgiveness.

Cobra Speedzone Xtreme driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price £223 | Buy now

The Speedzone sits behind the ball beautifully and while it isn’t strictly a low-spin driver, with the 14g sole weight in the front port it becomes a low-spin option.

The excellent shaft options (weights and launch profile) mean any swing type or speed can be fitted into a decent stock model. The new infinity milled face is a great story.

Ping G410 Plus driver

Launched 2017 | RRP £450 | Golfbidder price £243 | Buy now

We love how the G410’s movable weight system has zero impact on MOI and forgiveness, that’s not the case with most movable mass drivers.

The matt titanium crown gives a simple, clean appearance at address. It was among the three smallest drop-offs for ball speed, side/back spin and carry, which tells you all you need to know and great value as a second-hand driver.

TaylorMade M5 driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price £211 | Buy now

The M5’s sliding weights allow you to dial down spin to add extra yards to your game and in our testing the numbers stacked up really nicely for this model, with a general tendency to launch a little higher and spin a bit less than previous models, which obviously adds some very welcome yards. Available for less than £250 second-hand.

Callaway Epic Flash driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £499 | Golfbidder price £224 | Buy now

Flash Face as a story builds on Callaway’s brilliant Jailbreak tech. And as with everything Jailbreak that’s gone before it, there are gains to be had here, and you’ll really notice improvements if you’re upgrading from a three-year-old driver or older. It sounds more muted and powerful than the Sub Zero, which is important to a lot of players.

Mizuno ST200 driver

Launched 2020 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price £199 | Buy now

The ST190 was so close to being among our best drivers of 2020, it just didn’t quite deliver on forgiveness. This year’s a very different story, though.

The ST200 is right up there alongside the very best you can buy. It’s powerful, great sounding, lovely looking and with enough forgiveness to keep drives on the cut grass. You can get it for around £200 second-hand, which is a bargain.

Cobra King RADSpeed driver

Launched 2021 | RRP £369 | Golfbidder price £239 | Buy now

The RADSPEED is one of the most hi-tech drivers you can buy. At 279 yards, it was tied longest for carry distance (low-spin models), and considering the price, that’s outstanding.

Before buying one, though, be aware that it really isn’t the most forgiving driver out there, with 79% more carry distance drop-off than Ping’s G425 LST.

BEST USED DRIVERS UNDER £199

Callaway Mavrik driver

Launched 2020 | RRP £469 | Golfbidder price From £195 | Buy now

We weren’t overly excited when Mavrik first appeared. The head design looks plain, the back is shaped like drivers from yesteryear and the name was a bit cheesy. We couldn’t have been more wrong!

After learning how the Mavrik’s three-driver family is tailored to the types of golfer who’ll use them, it was one of the driver stories of 2020.

TaylorMade M2 driver

Launched 2017 | RRP £369 | Golfbidder price From £179 | Buy now

A new Speed Pocket is three times more flexible than the previous M2, which helps maintain ball speeds from a larger area of the face.

A sunken sole frees up volume so the head has a larger footprint and 7% bigger face. TaylorMade worked hard to wring out extra juice on the previous year’s M2… and for us it was seven yards longer.

TaylorMade SIM Max driver

Launched 2020 | RRP £449 | Golfbidder price £211 | Buy now

Toning down the contrast between the Max’s chalk-colour top edge and chromium carbon crown means TaylorMade unwittingly created not only a super-looking driver, but also a more forgiving appearance (than M6).

At 278 yards it was among our longest three drivers of 2020, with a huge emphasis on optimising aerodynamics.

Cobra King F9 Speedback driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £349 | From £179 | Buy now

The F9 truly is top drawer, and a very solid performer as both a low-spin or forgiving driver, thanks to its movable weight tech.

It looks great at address, isn’t decked out in bright colours on the crown and it sounds fantastic. It was also, in our view, the best value-for-money driver of the year at launch.

Ping G400 MAX driver

Launched 2018 | RRP £399 | Golfbidder price £255 | Buy now

All the same aerodynamics, acoustic, fast face and Dragonfly crown tech as the standard G400s, but with a 460cc head to improve forgiveness.

Like the other G400 models it sits beautifully behind the ball, and Ping say its massive MOI (thanks to loads of tungsten weighting) makes it the most forgiving driver on the market.

Callaway Rogue driver

Launched 2018 | RRP £469 | Golfbidder oprice £172 | Buy now

One of our top three drivers of 2018. Yes, £469 is a lot of money for a golf club, but this is a lot of club – and  it delivers on its distance promise. 

For the average club golfer the Rogue’s a leap forward in terms of forgiveness, too; just make it your business to get the right shaft as there are plenty to choose from.

Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £309 | Golfbidder price £183 | Buy now

Cleveland have taken a very different approach to driver design, coming up with one solid, powerful non-adjustable model that suits a decent number of golfers, which we applaud.

The head sits beautifully at address, a matt black paint job looks great, and it has a reassuringly wide footprint.

Wilson D7 driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price £174 | Buy now

The D7 goes at lightweight like a bull in a china shop, shedding weight from every component – and boy does it make a difference.

The D7 was, in our test pro’s spec, nigh on 1mph faster than any other driver we tested, beating the average by 2.61mph and our slowest driver by a hefty 3.8mph. It’s aimed at boosting speed for all swings.

Srixon Z785 driver

Launched 2018 | RRP £349 | Golfbidder price £160 | Buy now

The Z785 has ended up in more tour players’ hands (including Graeme McDowell’s) than any previous Srixon driver.

And for us, Z785 still sits beautifully, has a lovely simple look, sounds really crisp and will set you back less than most of the competition. All in, it’s a really solid driver for very sensible money.

Ping G410 Plus driver

Launched 2019 | RRP £450 | From £243 | Buy now

We have no idea how Ping’s engineers wrung out more performance from the G410 over the already excellent G400.

We love how the 16g sliding weight on the back of the head gives the ability to dial in shot bias, yet has no impact on forgiveness. That’s a claim most manufacturers would struggle to match with their movable weights.

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BEST USED FAIRWAY WOODS

TaylorMade M2 fairway wood

Launched 2017 | RRP £229 | Golfbidder price £115 | Buy now

The M2 really is pimped for distance and forgiveness in the hands of the club golfer. It delivered the longest carry in our tests – a full 12 yards further than the average.

TaylorMade say a 16.5° 3-wood suits more modern golfers than 15°, and our data shows a rise of 1.8° in launch angle and 600rpm increase in backspin with 16.5° (3HL).

TaylorMade M4 fairway wood

Launched 2018 | RRP £229 | Golfbidder price £121 | Buy now

TaylorMade’s engineers know how to rinse ball speed and distance out of any swing, and they say the M4’s longer Speed Pocket and internal split pad weighting reduces twisting so even more energy is transferred to the ball.

For us, the M4 was a revelation. It’s super-powerful and there are enough lofts to cover off plenty of gaps.

Srixon Z F85 fairway wood

Launched 2019 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price £94 | Buy now

Srixon quite often fly under the radar when it comes to drivers and fairway woods, but our data and feedback has them down as being an excellent choice. The Z F85’s steel and carbon-fibre head construction is completely inoffensive, it sits really nicely at address and it gives a really lively feel off the face.

Ping G410 fairway wood

Launched 2019 | RRP £275 | Golfbidder price £160 | Buy now

Our test data positions the G410 among the higher launching models, which ties in perfectly with how our test pro felt shots launched high and fast, making them an excellent choice for flying hazards.

There are plenty of lofts, plus a lower spinning LST model as well as a lighter, more draw-biased SFT model.

Ping G400 fairway wood

Launched 2017 | RRP £240 | Golfbidder price £140 | Buy now

Ping are the Audi of fairway woods – solid, well made and they go really well. Ball speed was 1mph quicker than average, while backspin was 250rpm less than average. It added up to a carry distance three yards further than our test average. The G400’s lower but larger profile and stretched head look great behind the ball, too.

Wilson D7 fairway wood

Launched 2021 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £87 | Buy now

The D7 fairway is a dramatic change from previous distance versions, starting with a head shape inspired by input from Wilson’s tour players. The new Lightweight Crown Construction features thin-cast pockets, saving five grams of weight, which promotes the SuperLight Design. A fantastic option for slower swingers.

Titleist TS3 fairway wood

Launched 2021 | RRP £279 | Golfbidder price £149 | Buy now

We very rarely recommend players’-style fairway woods, but the TS3 performed very well. Our data has it down as our joint fourth-longest fairway of the year. It didn’t rip up any trees in terms of ball speed protection, but for proper players, the ability to dial in shot shape with a movable sole weight might well be the deciding factor.

Callaway Epic Max driver fairway wood

Launched 2021 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price £159 | Buy now

Many golfers will prefer the head shape of the lower MOI Speed fairway over the Max. But with our test data showing almost twice as much carry distance drop-off (25 yards to 13) on off-centre hits with the Speed, realistically Max is the model most club golfers should be using as it’s so much more forgiving.

Callaway Mavrik fairway wood

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price £121 | Buy now

It took lots of number crunching to find out if Callaway’s Mavrik driver actually controlled side and backspin differences better – as Callaway claim – which makes the driver more accurate even though MOI drops. So we naturally wanted to see if the Mavrik fairway performed in the same way. And, to our amazement, it did!

Cobra King F9 Speedback fairway wood

Launched 2019 | RRP £219 | Golfbidder price £115 | Buy now

The F9 has a brilliant midsize head, which looks great at address. Where the King F9 driver pulled up trees in terms of ball speed and carry distance, the fairway wasn’t quite as powerful – 10 yards back from our longest. But as we always say, you really shouldn’t pick a fairway based on numbers.

TaylorMade SIM Max fairway wood

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price £131 | Buy now

There was only one fairway wood among our longest five models of the year that wasn’t either a low-spin or lightweight model – TaylorMade’s SIM Max.

And thanks to seeing just 15 yards of carry drop-off between on and off-centre hits, the Max also turned in a top-three performance for forgiveness, too. A brilliant fairway.

Ping G425 Max fairway wood

Launched 2021 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price £195 | Buy now

We talk a lot about the forgiveness of Ping drivers and irons, but the fairways are just as easy to use. We’ve been big Ping fairway fans for years and the G425 Max is every bit as good. Compared to the competition, there’s a flatter sole, lower profile head and less face height, which overall gives a really friendly, confidence-inspiring look.

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BEST HYBRIDS

TaylorMade M2 hybrid

Launched 2017 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price £85 | Buy now

The M2’s lighter shaft (65g compared to M1’s 80g reg flex) means it’s a bit of a speed machine. It’s responsive, forgiving and easy to launch from the tee, fairway, rough…

A ball speed 2mph quicker and 8 yards further than the test average is very impressive. Oh, and our test pro’s longest shot with it off the deck carried 252 yards.

Cobra King F7 hybrid

Launched 2017 | RRP £159 | Golfbidder price £83 | Buy now

The F7 is a gorgeous little hybrid and its versatility is boosted by the ability to dial in three lofts (with draw settings) from the hosel adaptor. If you’re ever going to get the best out of your hybrids, they’ve got to be versatile and offer the opportunity to escape from all sorts of situations. And that’s where the F7 scores stacks of bonus points.

Cleveland Launcher HB hybrid

Launched 2018 | RRP £179 | Golfbidder price £80 | Buy now

The whole story with Launcher HB is simple distance with excellent forgiveness. A HiBore crown lowers and deepens the centre of gravity, while Flex-Fins in the sole direct more energy back at the ball for excellent distance and speed retention, especially on off-centre hits.

TaylorMade M4 hybrid

Launched 2018 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price £89 | Buy now

The M4 was the wide-body hybrid of 2018 after all our testing sessions. It’s a decent step forward in terms of looks and shaping over the old M2.

It’s really powerful, too, and for the vast majority of club golfers it will out-perform any long iron or narrow body hybrid for forgiveness and all-out playability.

Ping G410 hybrid

Launched 2018 | RRP £225 | Golfbidder price £134 | Buy now

Ping’s first ever adjustable hybrid lets you customise ball flight eight different ways through loft (+/- 1.5°) and lie combinations for consistently better results.

We loved the lively feel off the G410’s fast face, and how the aerodynamic Turbulators and face grooves focus attention on the back of the ball at address. A really solid option.

Mizuno CLK hybrid

Launched 2018 | RRP £245 | Golfbidder price £99 | Buy now

Mizuno’s CLK is a cracking little mid-width hybrid with a really neat, compact appearance. Its cheeky little head drew us into attempting lots of different types of shots, which tells us it’s a really versatile option, and our test pro was really impressed at how shots fizzed off the face as they would a fairway wood.

Callaway Apex hybrid

Launched 2019 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price £94 | Buy now

We were impressed by Apex’s simple, boxy head – there are no alignment aids or distracting graphics – which for decent players is often the look they’re after.

We reckon its penetrating flight is well suited to a strong performance off the tee. To get the max out of it from the fairway, you can’t have any difficulty flighting shots from grass.

TaylorMade SIM Max hybrid

Launched 2020 | RRP £229 | Golfbidder price £110 | Buy now

The SIM Max is part of a long line of award-winning TaylorMade hybrids and it’s both powerful, forgiving and good looking, too.

We love the mid-width head shape, it sits really square at address and, unlike some, its chalk and charcoal cosmetics give it a really forgiving look. The SIM’s reinvented V-Steel sole improves turf interaction.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid

Launched 2020 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price £108 | Buy now

Everything Mavrik comes in threes  –there are three drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons. But the Mavrik Pro was our pick of Callaway hybrids in 2020.

Our thinking came down primarily to the neat, attractive head shape, because our test data has Mavrik and Mavrik Pro neck and neck on ball speed, launch, backspin and carry.

Cobra King Speedzone hybrid

Launched 2020 | RRP £189 | Golfbidder price £99 | Buy now

Simple crown graphics create a cup shape behind the ball, which really inspires confidence. It’s slightly larger than a traditional hybrid, with a square leading edge to improve alignment.

Face grooves stop short of going right across the face (which focuses attention on the impact location) and we love the matt black crown.

Srixon ZX hybrid

Launched 2021 | RRP £229 | Golfbidder price £137 | Buy now

We’re suckers for cute little fairways and hybrids, the sort that make you smile every time you pull them out of the bag. The ZX is definitely one of those clubs. Its tiny head won’t be the best fit for golfers who spray shots all over the face, but there are bigger-headed models that can help with that.

Ping G425 hybrid

Launched 2021 | RRP £249 | Golfbidder price £166 | Buy now

As with Ping’s drivers, the G425 isn’t quite the longest (it was eight yards back from our longest), but it’s so forgiving and playable – exactly what lots of club golfers need.

We love how, thanks to an adjustable hosel and five different shaft options, you can get exactly the club and ball flight you’re after.

BEST USED GOLF IRONS

Ping i200 irons

Launched 2017 | RRP £120 p/c | Golfbidder price £308 | Buy now

The i200’s ability to marry good looks with decent levels of playability makes it an outstanding choice for reasonably decent club golfers.

We loved the sleek hydropearl finish; it looks great in the bag and our 11-handicap tester would love a set in his bag, which proves just how wide an audience the i200 appeals to.

Titleist 718 AP3 irons

Launched 2018 | RRP £150 p/c | Golfbidder price £428 | Buy now

Innovative design where hollow-blade and high-speed technology merge to create a distance-focused iron that is still playable. It’s a simple recipe, but not an easy one to pull off, teaming the looks of a better players’ iron with forgiveness. Or, as our pro put it, “The AP3s look like a ‘2’ for forgiveness, but play like irons with a rating of ‘3’.”

TaylorMade P760 irons

Launched 2019 | RRP £1,299 | Golfbidder price £533 | Buy now

TaylorMade say the P760s have been designed to give better players what they want through the entire set. It won on tour early in 2019, showing the type of golfer they’re really aimed at.

They’re more forgiving than the P730s, but with a 7-iron loft 2.5° weaker than P790, don’t expect P760 to compete on ball speed or distance.

Srixon ZX785 iron.

Srixon Z785 irons

Launched 2019 | RRP £799 | Golfbidder price £384 | Buy now

A compact players’ shape gives a blade-like appearance at address. Srixon keep MOI lower to improve workability (with more mass directly behind the impact zone), a request from their tour staff.

Forged from a single piece of 1020 carbon steel, 785s have laser milling between each face groove to maximise consistency and stopping power. 

TaylorMade P790 irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £1,299 | Golfbidder price £499 | Buy now

TaylorMade revealed this new thinner-faced 2019 model with extra internal tungsten weighting, reduced offset in the long irons and more compact short irons. And, believe us, they nudge the bar upwards in terms of what’s expected of a players’ distance iron. These are all-round beauties, among TaylorMade’s most popular irons ever.

Mizuno JPX900 Forged irons

Launched 2017 | RRP £120 p/c | Golfbidder price £282 | Buy now

A mid-sized forged iron that ends the trade-off between precision and distance. Small amounts of boron make the Forged 30% stronger so it’s possible to create a pocket cavity with multi-thickness face to allow it to perform like a distance iron without losing feel. Expect the fastest ball speeds ever from a forged iron.

Cobra King Forged Tec irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £899 | Golfbidder price £440 | Buy now

Our fastest and longest players’ irons of 2020, which is impressive when you realise they were Cobra’s first stab at a hollow players’ iron.

Inevitably, many will point to the strong loft (29.5° 7-iron), but that’s a sign of the times. A hollow cavity infused with energising foam microspheres fine-tune acoustics and create a softer feel.

Srixon ZX5 irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £899 | Golfbidder price £519 | Buy now

We’ve known for years that Srixon make really good forged irons. The ZX5s are absolute beauties. We’re massive fans of the straight line look of the top and leading edges; both combine to give a really simple, clean, unfussy and powerful appearance. Our stats showcase brilliantly how much fast-faced irons bring to the party.

Wilson Staff Model CB irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £849 | Golfbidder price £456 | Buy now

Wilson have a long history when it comes to forged irons and the brand have had a real resurgence among players over the last few years. If you truly are a consistent ball striker who doesn’t need to keep an eye on distance, Wilson should really be factored into your buying plans.

TaylorMade P7MC irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £1,299 | Golfbidder price £615 | Buy now

Very much a tour-level iron designed in conjunction with TaylorMade’s tour staff, so be very careful before deciding it’s the perfect fit for your game. As far as head shapes go, they just don’t come any better; the P7MC is an absolute beauty, with just the sort of simple styling that never looks old.

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Callaway Apex 21 Pro irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £1,099 | Golfbidder price £467 | Buy now

Hollow irons haven’t really been Callaway’s bag before, but the Apex 21 Pro is an absolute delight. The muscleback appearance gives the impression of a blade, but inside there’s up to 90g of low and deep tungsten to maximise forgiveness from what is very much a players’ iron head shape and size.

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Mizuno JPX921 Forged irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £150 p/c | Golfbidder price £580 | Buy now

Taking chromoly steel (well known for being springy and lively) and stamping it into a mass-market forged iron was a challenge Mizuno happily accepted. And the JPX921 Forged offers a brilliant blend of narrow top edges that lots of reasonable players like, along with a forgiving undercut cavity and plenty of forgiveness.

Cobra King Speedzone irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £699 | Golfbidder price £324 | Buy now

There’s a defining factor with Cobra’s recent GI irons – the blade length (toe to heel) is long. It gives a unique look, but also helps boost MOI and forgiveness. And our drop-off data shows just how effective that extra size really is. The SZ was the best iron for protecting ball speed (4.4mph drop-off) and carry (6%); very impressive.

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Ping G425 irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £129 p/c | Golfbidder price £486 | Buy now

The G425 wasn’t our longest or fastest mid-handicap iron in testing, which shouldn’t be too surprising as the 7-iron loft is a couple of degrees weaker than the competition. But our data does show how Ping’s new mid-handicap iron is brilliant at protecting carry distance when shots don’t hit the centre of the face.

RELATED: Best Mid-Handicap Irons

TaylorMade SIM Max OS irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £899 | Golfbidder price £380 | Buy now

The OS was our longest SGI iron of 2020. But the story isn’t just about power; it’s about ultimate forgiveness, too. Our drop-off data has the OS among our top three (remember it’s up against wide-body hybrids, too) at protecting ball speed, backspin and carry, which increases forgiveness.

Titleist T400 irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £185 p/c | Golfbidder price £599 | Buy now

Titleist’s most forgiving iron has been designed so players with relatively slow swing speeds can get the ball in the air more easily. One of the major reasons for its helpful nature is the super thin L-Face, which wraps itself under the base of the club. It means those shots, which come off the bottom of the club, travel well.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £599 | Golfbidder price £374 | Buy now

We’ve tested the Launcher HB Turbo a few times now, and each session has ended with our pro sporting a smile from ear to ear. The difference between the Turbo and Wilson’s Launch Pad is how this model is likely to be more at home in the hands of golfers who already like hybrids.

Ping G700 irons

Launched 2018 | RRP £149 p/c | Golfbidder price £384 | Buy now

The G700’s larger head means more face flex and ball speed, which is difficult to achieve in a smaller model. The head hinges backward from its leading edge, increasing launch and carry. That’s really clever as it counteracts the strong loft and means shots fly high and approaches stop on the green. A brilliantly powerful iron.

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Mizuno JPX921 Hot Metal Pro irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £135 p/c | Golfbidder price £512 | Buy now

The Hot Metal Pro has a cast construction, which means if forged models are an important factor in a new set of irons, you need to back up. However, if you’re looking for a brilliant mid-handicap iron that has a hint of a players’ look with less offset and a more compact head, this delivers in spades.

Wilson Staff Launch Pad irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £549 | Golfbidder price £326 | Buy now

We’re really impressed with the thinking behind the Launch Pad, which is based on lots of shots from ordinary golfers. To play hybrid irons you have to turn a blind eye to bulging backs and wide bodies, and focus instead on the shiny chrome face and topline, which is very much like a traditional Wilson iron.

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Callaway Apex 21 irons

Launched 2021 | RRP £1,099 | Golfbidder price £623 | Buy now

It’s unfair to label this model as the ‘standard Apex’ (but it always will be known as that as it doesn’t have MB, TCB, Pro or DCB in the name), as nothing about it is ordinary. This one targets the broadest range of players. Each iron’s face within the set has a different AI-designed pattern to boost ball speeds and forgiveness.

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Callaway Rogue X irons

Launched 2018 | RRP £849 | Golfbidder price £249 | Buy now

Callaway say Rogue X are an all-out assault on distance, and our data completely supports their claim. Plenty will argue the 7-iron (thanks to a strong loft) was almost a 6-iron, but ‘loft-jacking’ is a game Callaway didn’t start. It was the flat-out longest iron we hit for all three testers – eight yards further than the next longest iron on test.

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Mizuno MP-20 HMB irons

Launched 2020 | RRP £180 p/c | Golfbidder price £512 | Buy now

If you want fast-faced irons to add speed and distance to your game, we’re fans of the HMB’s profile, sound and feel. Unlike some strong-lofted distance irons, they don’t launch too low with seriously low spin, either.

We’re big fans of hollow irons as they’ve brought something different to the iron party.

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Ping G irons

Launched 2017 | RRP £92/£102 p/c | From: £199 | Buy now

Lots of game improvement irons talk of combining the look of a players’ iron in a game-improvement chassis, but don’t quite get it right. The G pulls it off superbly.

It is exactly what tons of club golfers need, featuring a decent-looking head, tons of forgiveness, and a healthy sprinkling of tech for good measure.

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BEST USED GOLF WEDGES

TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedge

Launched 2019 | RRP £139 | Golfbidder price £77 | Buy now

Developed in association with TM’s tour stars, specifically to add short game versatility and the opportunity to hit explosive shots from anywhere. The design gives a more centred centre of gravity for lower flighted but higher spinning shots, full length face grooves ensure consistent contact from rough.

Cleveland RTX 4 wedge

Launched 2019 | RRP £129 | Golfbidder price £72 | Buy now

Cleveland obsess over every last groove, radius, line and milled surface of their wedges, so they can finely tune the best club to help you get up and down. A centre of gravity within 2mm of the centre of the face (most are between 5-8mm towards the heel) improves feel and shot dispersion in the RTX 4, their most tour-authentic wedge.

Callaway Jaws MD5 wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £94 | Buy now

We can’t quite work out how Callaway get away with the micro-protrusions on the face of the Jaws wedges, which push the rules to the absolute limit. Run an index finger over the face and you get an instant idea how they’ll help impart spin. Jaws has a very sharp leading edge which calls for precise and accurate ball striking.

Cleveland CBX 2 wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP £119 | Golfbidder price £88 | Buy now

Featuring a hollow cavity design and a toe-biased centre of gravity, Cleveland say their CBX 2 wedge offers spin, control and plenty of forgiveness for golfers everywhere. We’ve seen enough since the launch of the original CBX two years ago to say that club golfers should now be putting a priority on cavity backs when it comes to wedges.

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Titleist Vokey Design SM8 wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP From £160 | Golfbidder price £99 | Buy now

A cracking tour-level wedge, and for the first time they’re talking about improved forgiveness thanks to tungsten toe weights which increase MOI forgiveness by up to 7%. According to Titleist, that extra forgiveness improves shot to shot consistency.

TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £86 | Buy now

By coming up with the idea to only allow the faces of the MG2s to rust, club golfers get the best of both worlds – plenty of spin from wedges that look great in the bag, too. Each head is beautifully simple, but also rammed full of new tech to generate greater greenside spin.

Ping Glide 3.0 wedge

Launched 2019 | RRP £130 | Golfbidder price £77 | Buy now

Ping used all their wedge know-how to come up with the Glide 3.0, and thanks to a new cavity back design and extra mass positioned high in the toe, they’re said to offer 5% more forgiveness. The Glide 3.0 has a rounded head profile, a tapered hosel and an elastomer insert to manage vibration, improving feel and sound.

Mizuno T20 wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP £140 | Golfbidder price £89 | Buy now

Mizuno irons have a huge following and if you buy a set it’s well worth considering wedges at the same time, to ensure a similar feel and flow through your bag. We’re big fans of the T20’s teardrop head shape. The new hydroflow grooves are barely noticeable, but can only help spin with your consistency.

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TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw wedge

Launched 2021 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £99 | Buy now

The higher toe design draws the centre of gravity up the face, so shots launch a little lower and with more spin; a direct request from TaylorMade players on tour. We’re big fans of the Hi-Toe’s straight leading edge, and the new knocked-back, less in-your-face, aged copper finish.

Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedge

Launched 2020 | RRP £139 | Golfbidder price £94 | Buy now

Cleveland removed the heavy stainless steel at the heart of the RTX ZipCore and replaced it with a very lightweight core instead. It means that even though on the outside this new model is very much a tour-level bladed design, its resistance to twisting (MOI) on high-to-low impacts is 9% higher than the previous RTX 4 model.

Mizuno ES21 wedge

Launched 2021 | RRP £155 | Golfbidder price £99 | Buy now

The Mizuno ES21 was the first wedge to have a centred centre of gravity. Mizuno say the ES21 is designed to give better players increased feel and extra spin consistency. It’s an admirable approach but because the ES21 only come in 54°-62° lofts, some golfers might struggle to work the family into their set.

Honma T//World TW4 wedge

Launched 2021 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £108 | Buy now

Honma’s forged irons have excelled for us in terms of looks, feel and performance this year, so it should be no surprise the matching wedges didn’t let the side down.

The TW4 was our third-highest spinning wedge in testing (9,801rpm), which is so impressive for a brand that’s not typically known for wedges.

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BEST USED PUTTERS

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 putter

Launched 2017 | RRP £320 | Golfbidder price £221 | Buy now

Precision milled in the USA by Scotty’s team of craftsmen, using soft 303 steel to maximise feel and responsiveness. A floating insert helps raise MOI, which means a higher resistance to twisting when you don’t hit putts from the centre. A top-quality putter that blade purists will adore.

Odyssey O-Works BLACK 20 #7 putter

Launched 2020 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £108 | Buy now

A modified mallet featuring weighted alignment wings, a double-bend shaft, Microhinge Face Insert, sole weighting and a cracking black finish. The face tech improves topspin and roll at impact while the faceplate provides great feel. This shape has been popular on Tour over the years.

Ping Vault 2.0 Piper putter

Launched 2018 | RRP £275 | Golfbidder price £149 | Buy now

Ping have obviously put tons of work into making the Vault 2.0 better than the previous range; the milling, colour and weight options are all fantastic. They are beautifully made and the roll tech is sound. The Piper is a super simple mallet, with a narrow, small head. Roll, feel and feedback were all top drawer during our testing.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven putter

Launched 2019 | RRP £239 | Golfbidder price £163 | Buy now

Odyssey are masters at taking tour-proven head shapes and updating them every other year with new tech to improve everything from roll and feel to alignment and stroke consistency. A Stroke Lab shaft is said to give 20-25% more consistency in tempo, head speed and face angle at impact.

TaylorMade Spider X putter

Launched 2019 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price £149 | Buy now

The Spider X has big boots to fill as TaylorMade’s previous Spider was a huge hit on tour. It was also TaylorMade’s biggest-selling putter ever. 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, and the Y-shaped white alignment stripe.

Odyssey Triple Track Ten putter

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price £183 | Buy now

Without a doubt, Odyssey have hit a massive home run transferring Triple Track sightlines from their golf balls to putters, and in our opinion the Ten is the pick of the seven-model family. Having the Vernier Hyper Acuity lines running from the back of the head right up to the ball makes alignment so easy.

TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter

Launched 2020 | RRP £269 | Golfbidder price £145 | Buy now

A typical blade putter has 10% of the face supported, whereas the TB1 has 50% of the top edge attached to the hosel (the centre shafted TB2 has 100% of the face supported), which improves your ability to get the blade square at impact by 60% over a traditional blade. You can’t see the funky hosel architecture at address.

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Cleveland Frontline Elevado putter

Launched 2020 | RRP £149 | Golfbidder price £120 | Buy now

Cleveland have a history of trying new ideas in putting. By loading the Frontline’s face with tungsten (47g), off-centre putts aren’t pushed as far off line as they are with a higher MOI model.

The head is unfussy and clean and there are plenty of straight edges to aid consistent alignment.

Odyssey White Hot OG 5 putter

Launched 2021 | RRP £199 | Golfbidder price £149 | Buy now

Incredibly, 20 years after the original, more than half the putters Odyssey make for tour pros still feature an original White Hot face insert. So it’s not that surprising Odyssey brought it back for 2021, and put it in six new models, together with a stiffer and more stable Stroke Lab shaft.

Ping Heppler Tomcat putter

Launched 2021 | RRP £275 | Golfbidder price £181 | Buy now

The Tomcat is half steel and half aluminium and Ping have done a brilliant job of teaming the two to create a really attractive and forgiving putter.

The 14 white dot alignment aid is simple, unfussy and encourages the eye to see the path. The back ballasts are cored out and steel-filled.

TaylorMade Spider EX putter

Launched 2021 | RRP £299 | Golfbidder price £219 | Buy now

TaylorMade have obviously poured loads of time, effort and know-how into creating the Spider EX – and we love it.

This is a cracking, compact, high MOI model, just like the previous Spider X, with a 3.5mm longer head from toe to heel and 2.7mm wider from face to back. There are also three hosel options to choose from to fit anyone’s eye.

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