Best Used Golf Drivers
A driver is arguably the most important golf club in your bag as it's the club that you use to get the ball in play from off the tee. Because it is so important, it is usually the most expensive, with some models costing more than $500, that's a huge amount of money to be spending on just one club!
You could opt for one of the best budget golf drivers but an alternative strategy is to consider the second hand market through websites like eBay. You may think that this isn't a good idea, but you can pick up some of the best golf drivers that money can buy from reliable dealers and sellers that have their own shops here.
Obviously, when it comes to purchasing a driver off eBay you need to do some research, but here at Golf Monthly we have done some digging ourselves to find some cracking deals on excellent drivers from years gone by.
If you still are unsure on whether used golf clubs are the way to go then it may be worth noting that golfers are turning to the second hand market for equipment. That's according to Golfclubs4cash, Europe's biggest second-hand golf equipment retailer, who has reported year-on-year growth that has exceeded that of the 2020 pandemic boom.
In this Best Drivers 2021 video, we review some of the models featured below
Best Used Drivers US
TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Driver | $229.99 from Global Golf
Despite being released in 2021, the SIM 2 Max is still one of the best TaylorMade drivers on the market. For under $230, you can grab this model listed in very good condition, with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 5 Regular Shaft and 12° of loft meaning it will suit those players who are wanting help get the ball airborne off the tee.
Wilson Staff D9 Driver | $149.99 from Maple Hill Golf
Wilson make some of the most forgiving drivers on the market, with the D9 a perfect option for those who want a premium performer that won't break the bank. For under $150, you can pick up this driver with an array of different lofts and shafts, so you can be sure of finding the right set up for your golf game.
Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch E522 Driver | $184.99 from Maple Hill Golf
Tour Edge is used by a number of professional players out on the Tour and, at under $190, you will be picking up a superb performer at a discount price. Available in an array of lofts and flexes, there's lots to like about this deal.
Ping G410 SFT Driver | $233.63 at Impacting The Game
Although this G410 SFT is a few models old now, it is still a superb performer, with an Alta CB 55g Stiff Graphite Shaft meaning it can be used by an array of different players. Preowned and in good condition, it has a headcover included, with Ping well-known for producing some superb drivers.
Cobra LTDx Driver | $209.99 at Global Golf
The LTDx is still one of the best Cobra drivers on the market and is still being used out on the professional circuit. At $210, you can pick up the model in 'very good condition' with a Regular Project X HZRDUS Smoke IM10 Shaft and 10.5° degrees of loft. Importantly, there is a lot of adaptability, meaning you can hone in your numbers off the tee.
Titleist TSi3 Driver | $285.99 from Impacting The Game
It's rare that you see a Titleist driver for under $300, especially in 'good condition'. At Impacting The Game, the TSi3 features a Tensei Blue AV Series 55g Stiff Shaft, which will suit those with higher swing speeds but it's worth noting that a headcover isn't included.
Best Used Drivers UK
PXG 0811 X Gen4 Driver | £179.99 from Golf Clubs 4 Cash
PXG make some of the best budget golf drivers on the market, with this 0811 X Gen4 now under £180 at Golf Clubs 4 Cash. Featuring a Stiff Flex Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 60g Shaft, it is listed in 'good condition' and will suit those with slightly quicker swing speeds.
Cobra Speedzone Driver | £159.99 from TV Golf Centre
At under £160, the Speedzone offers great value for money, with a Tensei Regular Graphite Shaft meaning it will suit a range of players. Listed in 'good condition', it has an adjustable hosel that will help maximise distance and spin control.
Honma TW747 Driver | £119.95 at Affordable Golf
Honma have been around for years with the likes of Justin Rose using the clubs in tournament play. For under £120, we have found this TW747 Driver, listed in 'good condition. It has a Vizard 747 50g Stiff Shaft with Affordable Golf providing a one-year guarantee.
Callaway Epic Speed Driver | £213.99 from Golf Clubs 4 Cash
Listed in 'good condition', the Epic Speed from Callaway offers great value for money at under £215. Featuring a Stiff Flex HZRDUS Smoke im10 60 Shaft, it has plenty of adaptability in the head, with the Epic Speed still one of the best Callaway drivers on the market.
What to consider when buying used models
When it comes to purchasing used models there are a number of factors that need to be considered:
Firstly, is the seller reputable? You don't want to purchase a golf club that may be cheap, but sold by someone who has a low approval rating on the sites and therefore may not deliver promptly, if at all. In the case of some sellers on eBay there have been examples of counterfeit clubs being sold, so always buy through well-known retail shops on second hand channels that have very high feedback ratings.
One last point is to make sure you do your research. As noted earlier, there may be a specific type of shaft or weight that you are looking for in your driver, so it's crucial that you check that what you are purchasing matches your requirements. You don't want the debacle of buying one of the best Ping drivers or one of the best Callaway drivers to find out the loft or shaft is different to what you are used to.
We've all been there. You spot a club that is hundreds of dollars cheaper than the original price and, when it's delivered, it is damaged beyond belief. That is why it's crucial you read up on the condition beforehand. Most sellers will list the condition of the club on the page, but you can always message them if you do have any problems or queries.
This may sound like an obvious one but, when researching, it's important you find out whether the specs of the driver or club are correct. Again, these should be listed on the sites, but be wary of the flex of the club, as well as the weight. You don't want the club to arrive to find out that the shaft is incorrect, or the head is a different model.
Why would you purchase used clubs?
Used golf clubs are usually far cheaper than new models and offer a potentially huge saving. What's more, a company may have stopped producing a certain model, so used sites can be a great place to pick up these models that no longer exist.
Where are the best places to buy used golf equipment?
Sites that are great for used equipment are eBay, as well as 2nd Swing Golf in the US and Golfclubs4cash in the UK. These retailers also have their own shops on eBay too, so you buy this way with confidence. They are reliable sources for picking up used equipment that is still in good condition.
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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