Here it is. Silver, shiny and polished - your new set of ping golf clubs. Ahh, how good it feels to have it finally!
There it is. Rusty, mat, and dull - your old set of golf clubs. Eh, what do I do with it?
If you are an avid golfer, you probably know what I am talking about. Whether you are a professional player or not, it is evident that you will want to upgrade your golf equipment at some point. That is right when a question of what to do with the old set starts to daunt you.
Should I keep them? Should I get rid of them?
There are numerous options for a possible solution. It all depends on your resources, personal preference, as well as the time you are willing to allocate to dealing with this matter. The condition of your old golf club may also play a significant role in directing you towards the best possible option. After all, nothing lasts forever. Like most things, golf clubs have an expiration date too. Please take a look at your previous golfing stuff and decide whether it is worth a while to bother yourself.
If so, great.
First of all, that reflects well on you - you must have taken good care of your golf clubs while they served you. That is not an easy thing to do.
Secondly, if you are looking for inspiration on how to give your old golf clubs a second life, read on.
Consider giving it to someone who is a beginner.
You may have happened to have a friend, a family member, or a relative who wants to start their golf journey. Why not surprise them with a little something? It would be a nice gesture, could be even a bonding one. Who knows maybe not only will you share your golf clubs but also some matches?
Donate it to a charity.
Chances are there is a charity, a youth sports club, or a golf course that would gladly become an owner of the golf stuff you don't want to use anymore. Try and reach out to them. Of course, just because you feel like giving them away, doesn't mean those organizations will take your clubs blindly. They need to verify the condition, and you need to make arrangements for the delivery. However, most of them require such equipment because of the teaching sessions and summer camps they run.
Another possibility regarding charities is giving your old clubs to an auction that shall use the sale proceeds to raise money for a worthy cause.
Selling is always an option.
If you know your golf clubs are worth some money, why not sell them?
Choose a proper website to put them up on sale, describe your product adequately, and set a reasonable price. The odds are you will find a client any time soon.
However, if you find it hard to sell things on your own, you can always become a part of a trade-in program that some of the major manufacturers, like Callaway, offer.
Use them in your garden.
Make good use of your old sports equipment, as well as upgrade your garden. Killing two birds with one stone always sounds good.
Your old golf clubs could be your new:
- Support system for plants like tomatoes or zucchini. Anything that is the height of the club and could use a column to grow better.
- Fence. Yes, a fence. I believe it is called modern art.
- Garden lights. Not on their absolute own, of course. More in the Do It Yourself sense of the way.
Turn them into a piece of furniture.
Affix two of your old clubs, put an adequate size piece of wood or glass on it, and voila! There you have a brand new shelf.
Four golf clubs could easily make the legs of a table or a chair, depending on your vision.
Take two golf club heads and an aged plank of wood. Combine them and enjoy your unique coat rack.
Create a minimalistic towel rack by suspending your club on some brackets.
Have you ever thought you could turn vintage and well-preserved clubs into clothing hangers? Surprisingly, that is also possible.
Let them serve you, just differently.
Take a look at the head of any golf club, including your old ones. It is the size and shape of a perfect foot massager. Let the object that once, indirectly, caused your sore feet, now help you release it. If the idea seems odd, there are some instruction videos online. Find them and see it for yourself.
There are thousands of possibilities of recycling the golf clubs you are not going to use on a course from transforming them into furniture to giving them as a gift. Think a moment of how you feel about your old equipment, and based on that, decide what the best form of reusing it.