How Much Are My Golf Clubs Worth?

For those wondering how much their old clubs are worth, here's a useful guide as to how value is measured

How Much Are My Golf Clubs Worth?
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Whether they have been lying dormant for years or have only recently been discarded for something new, golfers will often ask: how much are my golf clubs worth? After all, with the cost of equipment on the rise, it’s only natural to want to recoup some of the initial outlay.

However, answering that question isn’t straightforward if you don’t know where to look, while it also requires some realism which can often go missing where money is involved. The first thing to say is you need to be realistic. Much like when you drive a new car off the forecourt, it immediately loses a lot of its value because it is no longer brand new. The same applies to golf clubs, so even if you bought the latest model for £500 and only hit it a few times, you can expect to lose up to 50 percent of that when selling it.

A member of staff at the Golf Clubs 4 Cash valuation station

Old clubs are valued based on an algorithm and put into three or four different condition bands

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In terms of ascertaining the value of your clubs, you can kind of benchmark it against the market simply by searching websites like eBay. You can also complete an online quote form on reputable second hand golf club retail websites like golfclubs4cash. Failing that, you can give them a call to discuss it. Your golf clubs are actually worth a little more should you trade them in with golfclubs4cash and spend the money on a different club in store or online by up to 10 percent, which is something to bear in mind.

Retailers will often use a condition grading system, ranging from poor to excellent, depending on the cosmetic appearance of the club you are selling. golfclubs4cash, for example, also use algorithms to determine the volume of stock of a given product or model - so its valuation is simply based upon the condition as well as how much of a given club we have or don't have. Historical data then dictates how quickly that stock or product would turnover, which affects the value.

How Much Are My Golf Clubs Worth?

Making sure your club has a headcover is one way to increase its value

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Age is also important. Generally speaking, clubs that are say 30 years are worth almost nothing simply because clubs of that age are in very poor condition, and there have been probably at least 30 different models that have been released since then to supersede it and devalue it.

Before selling your clubs, though, there are some things you can do to ensure your old gear retains as much value as possible. 

Chief among them is to remove all sentiment and emotional attachment. Whether it was a trusty club that served you well, or perhaps one you got your first hole-in-one with, if you’re thinking of selling, don’t delay. The longer you hang on, the more likely they are to become devalued either by age or, should you continue to use them, by condition.

Members of staff at Golf Clubs 4 Cash cleaning clubs that have been traded in

Giving your club a good clean is another way to add value when it comes to selling

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Secondly, try to sell it in the best possible condition and some of that is beyond your control. But things like putting a fresh grip on, cleaning the golf club, ensuring that in the case of woods, it comes with its original headcover and perhaps a torque wrench - they all add value to the products. 

Try and protect the shaft from wearing away where it rests in your golf bag, perhaps through a strip of tape or by simply rotating where you store it in your golf bag. Using iron headcovers is another way to maximise value and returns in this part of the bag, while using a golf bag with a 14-way divider may help prevent clubs from banging together, which could cause dinks and dents to appear.

Andrew Wright
Freelance News Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he decided to go freelance and now covers a variety of topics for Golf Monthly. 

Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.

As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as,, and

What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Mizuno mp32 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x