Setting Golf Clubs Prices
Use this guide to find out how much your Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Ping and other golf clubs are worth.
Get a ballpark idea for how much your golf clubs are worth by comparing offers between golf club trade in stores and eBay recent sales. For consistency, the table below compares drivers and iron sets manufactured in 2014 and 2015. Resale and Trade-in Prices for 2014/2015 Golf Clubs (retrieved 01/21/2021)
Newer golf clubs are generally worth more than older models. For example, a used 2019 Callaway Epic Flash driver can sell for more than €350 on the private market and up to €250 on trade in. Compare that to a 2005 Callaway Big Bertha 454, which will net around €20 to €40 on the private market and €10 to €15 on trade in.
Used golf club values are affected by a variety of factors, including:
- Type of club
- Shaft material
- Completeness (irons)
Golf clubs manufactured by the following brands typically have value and can be traded in or sold for cash:
Type of club
In general, drivers are the most valuable types of golf clubs, followed by fairway woods and then hybrids, putters and wedges. Irons are typically sold as sets – the more complete the set, the more valuable it is. This comparison of trade in prices for a set of 2018-2019 Titleist golf clubs illustrates the differences in club values:
- TS3 Driver: €221
- TS3 Fairway Wood: €131
- 818 H2 Hybrid: €63
- T-MB 718 Graphite Iron Set (3-PW): €595 (€74 per iron)
- Vokey SM7 Brushed Steel D Graphite Wedge: €47
- Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Detour Putter: €60
Modern golf club shafts are composed of graphite or steel. Graphite clubs are generally more valuable, though the difference is often negligible. For example, the trade in value for an 8-piece set of Callaway Big Bertha 2019 irons with steel shafts is €500. With graphite shafts, it’s €504.
Everything else being equal, the more clubs in an iron set the greater its value: a set that has 8 irons will be more valuable than a set that has 6 irons. It’s also important for the clubs to be in consecutive order. Thus, an iron set that includes the 5 iron through the pitching wedge will generally be more valuable than a set that includes the 4 iron through the pitching wedge but is missing the 7 iron. Some golf club trade in companies won’t accept iron sets that aren’t in consecutive order. For those that are in consecutive order, sets are valued according to the number of clubs. The PGA Value Guide offers the following valuations for complete and incomplete iron sets:
- 8 consecutive clubs: 100% of the value
- 7 consecutive clubs: 87.5% of the value
- 6 consecutive clubs: 75% of the value
- 5 consecutive clubs: 62.5% of the value
- 4 consecutive clubs or less: 0% of the value
As noted, newer clubs are generally more valuable than older clubs, though other factors such as brand, completeness and shaft material play a role. For example, a 2019 Cobra King F9 Speedback driver has a trade-in value of €185 ( original MSRP €449), while a 2003 Cobra SZ 440 driver has a trade-in value of just €12, even though it originally retailed for €369.
Condition plays a major role in golf club values. The PGA Value Guide assesses two conditions: used and damaged.
- Used clubs have no noticeable gouging, rusting, dents, deep scratches, paint chipping or excessive wear. Iron sets must include at least 6 consecutive clubs. Loft or lie adjustments must be less than 3 inches from the manufacturer’s standard.
- Damaged clubs have dents, gouging and/or deep scratching, paint chipping, rusting or excessive face wear. Iron sets may be nonsequential. Clubs with loft or lie adjustments greater than three inches from the manufacturer’s standard are considered damaged.