kid-at-golf-rangeYes that’s right! you should feel good if you are a golf newbie… and why the heck is that?? I don’t wanna be a newbie I want to be a kick-ass golfer” you say, well if you’re a newbie you have a privileged mind right now because hopefully, your head is clean and fresh from all the mixed tips, tricks and golf junk you may stumble upon your golf journey to becoming an accomplished player. I mean sure there is theory and great advice in many places but just don’t go overboard trying to saturate your head with too much information as that may conflict from one source to another.

you have a privileged mind right now because hopefully, your head is clean and fresh from all the mixed tips, tricks and golf junk you may stumble upon your golf journey…

If you are golf beginner and you’re just documenting your self on the game, maybe getting one or two tips on what golf equipment to get at this point… that’s awesome, because you first want to save your hard earned cash before you become a freakin’ overzealous golf consumerist and spend a thousand bucks on some golf set that you don’t need right now.

It’s like buying a Porsche 911 just because it’s flashy and you know it has some of the best German engineering, yeah but besides helping you look more interesting it won’t really help you to be a better car driver.

Now, if you are all set up with your new golf clubs that’s good also let’s just hope you did not spend more than $300 or $400 bucks because here you would’ve learned that you have great options on complete golf sets for beginners under $300.

Anyways that was regarding spending your money on golf, but on the most important matter on learning golf, if you are just starting practicing at the range or playing at the course and you are starting to worry about your golf swing’s performance, it is likely that frustration may take you to search every corner for every bit of advice on improving your golf swing, like golf web articles, golf videos, golf magazines, etc. etc. and asking your buddies things like “what am I doing wrong in my swing?”, in fact you maybe even asked for advice to that old geezer neighbor of yours that now finally has something in common with you, a golf bag and a back pain. Well if you can identify more or less with the above let me give you a sound advice…Continue reading

You don’t collect things that are not vintage or in short, with no history to boast of. That is why the value of an item always depends on how old it is and if the manufacturer no longer exists, the greater the price is going to be. This is the same with vintage golf clubs because only those that are of rarity are being auctioned and looked up by auctioneers, sellers, and collectors. And only those that are well maintained draw the attention of collectors. But it doesn’t mean that common ones, scored, and used ones are not of value. Generally, any vintage golf clubs have an equivalent price even those that are tagged as common—smooth-faced, dented, and old imitations of branded golf club. The price is just categorized accordingly to genuine, wood material, and appearance.

Vintage golf clubs are usually made of good wood, although there are some that are made of iron, wedges, hybrid—combination of wood and iron, and other durable materials that date back in the 1800s. The highest in value is the wood, especially hickory wood. Hickory is known for its durability characteristics, which is very important for golf clubs. There are different types of vintage golf clubs in wood shafts and/or in complete wood including the insert. Among these are the driver or Playclub which is known today as 1-Wood, Scraper or today’s 2-Wood, Long Spoon or 3-Wood, Middle Spoon or 4-wood, Short Spoon or 5-Wood, Baffy or Baffing Spoon for 7-Wood, Niblick or Wooden head for 9-Wood, and putter which retained its name to date.Continue reading

antique-golf-clubs-brassie-150x150Brassie is a known old term used with golf during the old days and to have brassie antique golf clubs is definitely a great inspiration. Brassie was one of the old terms used with the golf clubs during the 80’s and the 90’s. This is usually made from wood and its sole, is brass plated. The term was also used with different wooden golf clubs that lofted during those years. It is known to be equivalent with the number two club today and can be easily identified with its small head.

Brassie earns fame because it is known to be one of those golf clubs that were used on the early years of golf and has started a trend like other clubs have made. Though these are not popularly used nowadays, it was a part of the old golf clubs that were used by professionals in those old times. Because it is used for the duration of the 80’s and with the 90’s it is now considered as antiques and are collected by people who are interested in the old equipment used during the early years of playing golf.Continue reading

Where to begin to figure out how much your antique golf clubs are worth.  It all depends on the condition of your antique golf club.  I will try to give you the details on how to figure out what they are worth.  The first thing you should figure out is who manufactured the antique golf club.  This is not an easy procedure.  This is kind of a hard to figure out because the manufacturers name might have rubbed off throughout the years.  Also, sometimes in years past to clean rust and imperfections on the clubs people used sandpaper.

Several antique golf clubs do not have logos of the manufacturer on them. Making it hard to figure out who made these clubs. You will have to try to figure out who made them in order to figure out what they are really worth. Sometimes you might get a letter off of the club and you will be able to work your way around who produces it. Or something might catch your eye like a marking on the club that will help also. Logo something

Also, when looking for the brand name on the golf club some visual clues can help you classify if it is an antique golf club.  Tip: if there is a metal plug on the end of the club this will give you one hint that your club is not an antique golf club.  Metal plugs were used later on in producing golf clubs.  Also evident on the golf clubs head will be yardage markers.  Example if you find a golf club that shows 155-165 yards this will give you a hint that the golf club is not antique.  Antique golf clubs head will not have grooves on them.  Grooves were put on golf club faces around 1908.

Identifying antique golf clubs that are valuable to people is not an easy task.  There are so many different club makers that are producing thousands of different models of clubs that it makes it harder to identify which clubs are antiques and which ones are not. If you are in the market to buy an antique golf club just stick to the basics and use common sense, and become knowledgeable on which clubs you will be looking at.  You will have success in identifying rare and valuable antique golf clubs.  For more information check out our guides and reviews on collecting antique golf clubs.

antique-german-golf-clubs-150x150Many people nowadays are looking for old golf clubs, as they find them valuable and ideal for collections. This is due to the fact that these items are classic. Among the best and most sought-after golf clubs are those antique golf clubs that are manufactured in Germany.

Like those people who love to collect antique items like vintage golf clubs, you have to know some important information and tips in order for you to find the appropriate antique German golf clubs.

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Before you spend any money on an antique golf club you need to first make sure it is indeed antique. You have to know how to look at the club and quickly appraise it before you buy it. Unfortunately all too many people don’t know how to do this. So they purchase a set of things thinking they are antique only to find out later they are not. Below I am going to share with you 3 things you should look for to ensure you are purchasing antique golf clubs.Continue reading

A golf club is more than what meets the eye. If you are a collector, you should be very keen in inspecting this golf equipment as it may seem playable or in good condition but is actually not. Make sure that the club you are looking at is not just Hickory shafted, but hickory all over. You will find wood-like quality ones that you may take as a high-quality hickory golf clubs but in the core, they are not. You see, hickory or other good wood golf clubs are the highest quality of all clubs. They have the highest sale and resale value among all other types of golf clubs like iron, wedge, and hybrid. Hickory golf clubs are also not just for display purposes; they are also used to play by most collectors and enthusiasts. It is even claimed that these highly good looking Hickory golf clubs give a player the chance to play the sport the way they are really played. Being old school and all, it is fitting to expect that the particular equipment is worth the high price.Continue reading

Whether you are a serious golf aficionado or a devoted collector of vintage golf clubs, you have to know the some of the secrets in looking for real and good antique ones. A little tip: look for wood-made clubs because they are generally manufactured by the first and best names in the game and are manufactured way back and beyond the 1800s. On top of that, they are handcrafted to perfection. Among the best antique golf clubs for sale in the market are:Continue reading

Let’s face, not everyone is comfortable with making purchases online. Especially high ticket items such as golf clubs and other golfing equipment. Buying these things online can be extremely scary because you don’t know if you will get what you see on the screen. And unfortunately, there are a lot of horror stories of people having trouble with making purchases online. Let me assure you that there are more good guys than bad guys online. Everyone is not out there trying to take advantage of you.

Below we are going to talk about 2 of the biggest myths when it comes to online golf stores. These are the myths that keep people from using online golf stores. However, we are going to dispel those myths and help you feel more comfortable about purchasing your golf equipment online.Continue reading

Before buying antique golf clubs, you have to figure out how you can go about evaluating this club properly. Sadly, the majority of us have recently been through this of giving a golf club a simple once-over glance after which discovering as we have bought it may not be the actual antique that we thought it would be.

Here are some tips that may help you appraise vintage golf clubs. The key factor would be to begin from the top of the club and going thoroughly across the club, taking a look at all its elements, making sure you evaluate an antique golf club that seems to be a reasonable one. Obviously, when you have any queries, you will find numerous specialists accessible who can assist you with concerns or even issues. You will find also numerous great reference materials which will make evaluating an antique golf club much simpler.In this particular three part sequence upon antique golf club evaluation, you have to take into concederation the factors in identifying the genuineness and price of the vintage golf club.

Within this 3 part series on antique golf club evaluation, we consider the grip, the finish grain from the shaft, and wood rot as factors in identifying the authenticity and cost of the vintage golf club.Continue reading