The topic of knockoff golf clubs and other golf accessories have always intrigued me. They are supposed to be terrible and total waste of money, at least that’s what everyone around me have been saying all the time. I would think that it’s rumors spread by golf club brands, to prevent us from getting the same product at cheaper price, but /no. My actual friends have told me stories after stories about how bad those knockoffs are, and they have nothing to gain from me spending more money on golf clubs, so i have to believe in their honesty.

 I did a little investigation. Reading online forums and asking facebook and other communities especially about this topic. Turns out, at least third of golfers own some kind of knockoff golf products. It’s not always golf club, it can be golf ball or even putting mat. And based on their experiences, turns out, knockoff products aren’t exclusively good or bad, but more of a wild card. Depending on your luck, when you buy a knockoff product, you could be either getting a product that only looks like a golf club, but functions nothing like it, or the exact same replica of golf club for half the price. I guess if you’re feeling lucky, go for it, but always remember that it’s a gamble.

 Another reason why i don’t like the idea of knockoffs are the low price of used golf clubs. Clubs from 1-2 years ago, or even this year’s golf clubs, can be found on eBay for half or even third of the prices. And they’re not bad at all – it’s just that new golf clubs get released every year, and people who can afford to buy them want to recycle their old (months old, actually) golf clubs and get whatever money out of selling them they can. And they are not hard negotiators or anything either. I’ve seen some excellent golf clubs be sold on eBay for unbelievably low prices, just because owners didn’t care to market it properly and basically wanted to get rid of it. You can’t always tell when a golf club is fake, so if you are a beginner, you’ll need help to figure it out. This guide does very good job of giving helpful tips and tricks on choosing irons and other clubs as beginner.

 So that’s what i found out about used golf clubs today. Please share your experience with them in the comments.