When you intend to buy a Used Ping Golf Club on eBay, or anywhere else for that matter, you should take the time to confirm that you are not being sold a fake or a damaged and repaired club. Remember prices often start out low on eBay and go up during an auction but sometimes you can snag a great club at a great price. All you have to do is take a few basic precautions.
First, you should always, always, request the serial number. The serial number will tell you when the club was made, the original ‘dot’ color, the type of shaft and other important details about the club, including any factory customizations. Just call Ping with the serial numbers and they’ll let you know. If things don’t match up with what they say, stay away from that club and find another deal
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You should avoid used Ping golf clubs that don’t have their original dot color, the indicator of the club’s lie angle. Having the right dot color for your build is key to improving your golf game. You can find out more about which is right for you from Ping. The problem is that some bad sellers will paint a popular Ping golf club dot colors onto a less popular color. Double check and ask for specifics to determine exactly what you’re buying.
Avoid clubs that have been re-shafted. Few club repairers can duplicate the precision of the computerized factory. A retumbled club is usually OK however regroving isn’t accepted by the USGA and Ping never regroves their own clubs. Be wary of buying mismatched sets. Some sellers will part out sets to make more money. However, this lowers the value to you and increases the risk of a rip off. Make sure that the grooves on the club correctly match the year of manufacture.
Lastly, ask questions. If the seller doesn’t respond to you in a timely fashion, go elsewhere. If they lie, forget them. Remember some sellers sell for other people so a quick “I don’t know but I’ll find out” is OK as long as they follow up.
Best of luck to you in your golf game and finding a great deal on Used Ping Golf Clubs.