Here’s an unexpected sports hobby, Collecting and Buying Vintage Golf Clubs. It’s surprising, given how much technology has gone into designing modern golf clubs but some people love to collect these old golf clubs just for fun or even to play a few rounds with. Why are vintage golf clubs an increasingly popular collectible? What should the vintage golf club collector look for in a club? What are some of the best ways to buy a vintage golf club? Let’s take an overview of this hobby.
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Why do like to buy vintage golf clubs? For one, to save money. Considering that new high tech clubs will often set you back several hundred dollars, finding a vintage set of clubs for a lot less is an attractive deal. Many of these old golf clubs are good enough for the once a month duffer who doesn’t want to have a huge investment in clubs.
Some people just love the look and feel of vintage golf clubs and may admire old masters like Sam Snead or Lee Trevino and enjoy playing with one of their vintage signature club sets. These clubs can not only be great to play with but can also be an excellent decor item for an office or club room.
Others like the improvement playing with old golf clubs gives their game. New, high tech, clubs help you compensate for bad shots to some degree. Vintage golf clubs are ‘truth detectors’ when it comes to how you swing. Older clubs don’t help you in this area so you can work on areas of your golf game that need improvement without any high tech help.
When selecting a vintage golf club or set of clubs you should check the following items. First, make sure that the club has good grips if you’re intending on using it for playing. If the grips are worn or don’t fit you consider having the club regripped. You will also want to inspect the golf club for the condition of the head. There should be no rust or cracks or peeling chrome. Other club hardware should be in good shape as well. On a wood, make sure the finish is intact or consider having it refinished. When buying vintage clubs online always check the reputation of the seller and request good photographs and information before you commit to a purchase.
I hope this overview of How To Buy Vintage Golf Clubs has been helpful to you.