Benefits of Recycling Your Golf Clubs
Article by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken
You know you are a golfer when:
- You go out for a meal with your loved one and find a ball marker and tee in your trouser pockets.
- You get dragged to Ikea shopping and come home happy with 50 pencils in a bag
- You pick up an unfurled umbrella and can’t help but practicing an imaginary golf swing
- You garage is full of old golf clubs, shoes and bags and no car!
Recognising that I scored on every point in this scenario I was interested to see an event being promoted at a Midlands golf shop. A firm called golfclubs4cash were travelling from Edinburgh to run an event.
They were offering to buy any unwanted, unused or simply unloved golf equipment. They offered money in the form of vouchers to be used at www.GolfSupport.com.
It was clear as I arrived that the event was generating a lot of interest as the car park was full to overflowing. As I walked into the shop the stand that had been set up by the buyer was also overflowing with a variety of clubs and bags.
In my bag were some 20 odd clubs. Worn out wedges, ten year old drivers and a number of putters of various styles. A part set of Titleist AP1s also sat forlornly in the bag. These were my son's first set, handed down by me as he first became interested in the game. They were worn when handed over and as his game progressed, he battered them to a point of surrender. There was very little evidence of grooves on the club face and the grips were shiny and slick like a racing car tyre. I was still offered £50 which I gleefully accepted.
None of the prices offered were massively profit making but they were certainly around the amount I would have expected if I had put them on eBay, advertised, packaged and posted them. Add on then the cut to PayPal and I was happy with the prices offered.
In addition to the cash sums in the form of a voucher, I also gained many brownie points from my other half as “Operation Clearout”; otherwise known as, ‘get the car in the garage’ began.
I found that many other golfers in this area were faced with the same scenario and chatting to them they were equally happy with the deals offered.
The company restocked clubs for the second hand business they run. The shop gained some extra footfall and will gain extra custom when the vouchers are spent and the golfers benefitted by getting rid of some old gear. A win, win, win.
It's definitely worth keeping an eye out for a similar event happening near you.
For more information, visit https://www.golfclubs4cash.co.uk/.
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