Where do you buy your golf clubs from?

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All my current clubs (with the exception of driver & putter) were bought from a pro (Martin Heggie at Moortown GC). Matched online prices and does trade-ins based on Golfbidder valuations. Fitting was included. Driver was fitted post-purchase (shaft swapped and set up) FOC. Putter was just cos I fancied trying it, and as it's a Scotty I feel if I sell it on I won't be that much out of pocket based on what I paid.
 

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What I am finding interesting about this thread is that whenever someone poses a question about a club the default answer from so many is to get fitted yet the answers here suggest that few of us do. Most buy blind, off the shelf. I feel better that I am not alone :D
 

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What I am finding interesting about this thread is that whenever someone poses a question about a club the default answer from so many is to get fitted yet the answers here suggest that few of us do. Most buy blind, off the shelf. I feel better that I am not alone :D
I would get fitted if I was buying new clubs, and have done. But new clubs are just too expensive. If someone out there started doing fittings for older reduced stock I feel like they'd do well as it's a big gap in the market.
 

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I'll be buying my new clubs through my Club's Head Pro. My reason - kind of obvious really - as he and my daughter have been together for some years now I might expect some 'favourable treatment' - if you get my drift - as well as unbiased and honest advice about what suits me, and importantly what I might expect to achieve in golf in the coming years. We'll see :)
 

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My current irons were bought from our club pro, he price matched the best I found elsewhere. Woods, hybrid, wedges, putter, shoes, balls all come from AG, as will my new Mizuno irons if I ever get a chance to try them, helps that my lad works there ;)
 

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For my irons and wedges I get custom fitted through our pro. He has a fitting studio, but also has a link with Wilson Staff as their warehouse is nearby, they also have a fitting studio with more options. Our pro gave me an amazing deal for Irons & wedges, I couldn't find them anywhere cheaper online plus I got mine custom fitted. There is also the added bonus of being able to use any shop credit from sweeps etc.

For woods, I generally pick these up second hand as I just refuse to pay the price for a brand new driver in particular (regardless of any potential custom fitting benefits). Performance gains are are marginal for a 2/3 year old driver vs a new one so I would generally have a hit with the 2nd hand ones at the driving range and see what suits me, if after a few months I don't like it there is still a reasonable sale value on it and I just get another one.
 

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My current set as per signature was purchased from.... (and the place of purchase of the previous equivalent club is shown in brackets)

Driver: Callaway Pre-Owned site (independent golf retailer after a fitting)
3-wood: Nevada Bobs (previously used a 2-wood sourced via ebay)
5-wood: Ebay (previously used a 4-wood purchased from American Golf)
7-wood: Callaway fitting event hosted at American Golf (replaced a hybrid purchased from AG's 2nd hand rack)
Hybrid: Callaway Pre-Owned site (American Golf)
Irons: Callaway Pre-Owned site and then tweaked by an independent fitter (independent golf retailer after a fitting)
Wedges: Online - Scottsdale Golf and tweaked by an independent fitter (ebay)
Putter: Nevada Bobs (ebay)

Basically I'm happy to spread my love around a number of retailers....I'm lucky that my local AG has a decent outdoor range attached to it and they've always been happy to let me take a few clubs out on the range to try in my own time...so I've always tried to give something back to them, even though I know I could get a club cheaper elsewhere.

Again the Callaway Pre-Owned site is something I've discovered this last year....you might pay a tad more than say Golfbidder but the standard of club v. description is excellent and like GB you can return it within a reasonable time....good choice as well on the Callaway Pre-Owned site.
 
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Over the years I've used eBay, Golfbidder and GC4C. I have found in recent times that the latter two, while undoubtedly providing quality used gear, seem to also want a premium price, certainly more expensive now than when I started this lark..
They're both giving a bit less when buying gear too...J know they have to make money on things but their offers can be, let's say, less than generous.
 

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Thanks for all the comments so far.

Are pro-shops by and large the same prices (if part of a buying group i'd imagine they are) as each other?
In this age where most things are online in terms of prices for things, I can't see any fitter or pro shop listing their prices online..

Is there a reason why?

You will find Pro shops listing on ebay. I actually sold something to one rather than the other way round this month.

There are some proshops that buy/sell as a group and a lot that are independent . Ours has tried both routes.
 

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PXG driver and putter fitted and sent direct to my house.
Went to Ping Gainsborough fitting for my irons through my pro.
Wedges Callaway through my pro.
Got 3/5 wood PXG of ebay.
My pro is very good if it’s the OEMs he stocks and is my first port of call.
 
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Bought from pro shops, online pro shop, online shop, American golf, argos, Nevada bobs(do they still exist!)off here, off gumtree and think ebay completes eveyrthing
 

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Clubhouse Golf for my Driver. When Lockdown ends and courses open again I'll be going for a Custom Fitting at my local Pro shop. Never had a fitting before so not sure on what to expect. I have a bit of uncertainty of what to expect etc and I also have an idea of the irons / wedges I want which they stock but presumably they'll fit me for the best clubs possible.
 

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My current irons, (TM RS1's) were purchased from Blackmoor GC.
At the time I had an almost new set of Pings which I wasn't getting on with. Despite being "regular" shafts, they felt dead in my hand and I wasn't hitting them properly.
Whilst in the pro shop waiting to pay my green fee, I saw the RS's in there, picked the 5 iron up, had a waggle and thought "I can hit that".
Richard's pro was happy to do a deal which matched the internet prices so I went ahead and ordered.
I love 'em and have purchased the matching 4 iron and "Attack" wedge, but haven't attacked anybody with it yet.
 

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I use my credit in the pro shop when its built up, and I always try to support him. Id actually pay more to the pro, but not the amount he usually asks. His gear knowledge isn't great and he's always a lot higher than Clubhouse etc. The couple of times ive mentioned it he groans and makes me feel awkward and guilty.

I've used Snainton Golf a lot recently as they usually give a code for 10% off.

American Golf have really upped their game around here also and have 2 fantastic shops and facilities.

If price were no obligation and I wanted to treat myself , I'd head to Tour X golf in Wigan.
 

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everything i have has come from either my clubs Pro shop, or the guy i get lessons from n Inverness.

my loyalty is rewarded, if i ever want to try something he will lend me it to try on the course, tried quite a few irons and drivers from him
 
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