When it comes to golf, there is no substitute for quality clubs. But you don’t have to pay a premium price to get your hands on a set of top-of-the-line clubs, if you know where to look. One of the places you can often find an incredible deal on golf clubs is at your local, reputable pawn shop. Conversely, if you’ve given up the game, but are sitting on high-end golf clubs, your local pawnshop may just make you a great offer on them. Most pawnshops are independently owned, so while many likely buy and sell high-end golf clubs, there’s no guarantee that all shops stock clubs in their inventory.
However, at Azusa Pawn in downtown Azusa, convenient to Baldwin Park and Glendora, we buy and sell high-end golf clubs from the leading manufacturers. On any given day at our pawn shop we may buy and sell complete golf sets, or individual putters, drivers, wedges, irons, and hybrids made by:
- Cleveland Golf
- Tour Edge
- And more
Do High-End Golf Clubs Make a Difference in Your Game?
There is no substitute for experience, or practice. So that will improve your golf game more than anything else. However, it’s also smart to remember that when it comes to golf clubs, you often get what you pay for. More expensive clubs are generally better-quality clubs. After all, you don’t see Tiger Woods playing with some off-brand clubs. Scottie Scheffler isn’t winning the Masters with clubs he found at Wal-Mart. Instead he’s using a variety of clubs from the leading manufactures including Srixon, TaylorMade, and Titleist.
So, although a high-end club won’t reduce your handicap overnight, the quality of materials used to make the best golf clubs available, certainly isn’t going to make your game worse.
What To Know Before Buying High-End Golf Clubs at a Pawn Shop
Before you head to the pawnshop to look for a set of new golf clubs, it is helpful to know what to expect. So before you visit a shop, be sure you research various clubs. Most dedicated golfers know the basics about the materials used in high-end golf clubs. Ideally, you’ll want the club heads to be made of titanium, carbon steel, stainless steel, or a combination of these. Club heads that are made of aluminum and steel composite or zinc tend to wear out faster, forcing you to purchase new clubs more frequently. You may also want to investigate manufacturing methods of various clubs. Generally speaking, forged clubs are considered higher quality than cast molded clubs.
You should also be realistic about the prices you might see in a pawn shop. There’s no doubt that you’ll pay less for high-end clubs at a pawn shop, than you would at a traditional golf shop or sporting goods store. But you shouldn’t expect the pawnshop to basically give away premium products. A realistic expectation such as 40-50% off the full retail price will help prepare you for the pricing you’re likely to find at a pawn shop.
You may also want to prepare to negotiate before you arrive at the shop. It’s best to start your offer at 10-15% less than the list price and see where you can land on a price from there. You can plan for your best offer by looking up full retail price online, then seeing the price at the pawn shop, and offering a bit less. You may not get the price you want, but you won’t know until you try.
It’s also smart to decide before you head to the shop how much wear and tear you’re comfortable with, and where on the club you’ll accept wear and tear. For example, a worn grip shouldn’t be a big deal as it can be replaced easily. However, you’ll have to decide how much wear on the head you’re ok with accepting.
Finally, before heading to the pawnshop, stop at the ATM for cash. You’ll almost always get a better deal on items from a pawn shop if you pay in cash rather than with a card.
What to Know About Selling High End Golf Clubs to a Pawn Shop
If you’re ready to turn unused golf clubs into cash at a pawn shop, you should know that two main factors will affect the offer you’ll receive. These include the brand of the golf clubs, and the condition of the clubs.
High-end clubs will likely get you a generous offer, so long as the condition of the clubs is acceptable. Easy to repair items like a torn grip won’t negatively impact your offer too much. However, loose club heads may not be acceptable to the pawn shop. Other considerations that will impact the offer include whether you’re selling a complete set along with the bag, or if you’re only selling a couple of clubs. A complete set in a bag will almost always be more attractive to pawnbrokers. Unfortunately, because of less demand, women’s clubs will generally yield a lower offer than men’s clubs.
Be sure you clean your clubs and bag before you take them into the shop to sell. All items that are clean will be more favorably viewed at pawnshops, as they won’t have to take the time to clean them. Cleaner clubs will increase your offer.
Buy or Sell High-End Golf Clubs in Azusa
Serving Azusa, Glendora, Baldwin Park, and surrounding areas in the San Gabriel Valley, Azusa Pawn is a leading SoCal pawn shop. In addition to buying and selling high-end pawn shops, we also buy, sell and lend money on a variety of items of value, including jewelry, electronics, antiques, coins, gold and silver, jewelry, and much more. Our pawnshop is located in from our shop in downtown Azusa. We are open seven days a week from 9:30 am- 6:00 pm. For your convenience we also have some inventory listed in our online store.
Azusa Pawn is proud to member in good standing of the California Pawnbrokers Association. We are compliant with all local and state regulations.