Golfbidder Rating Guide

Welcome to the Golfbidder Rating guides. Here you will find all the information needed whether you're looking to buy or sell golf clubs with us. Each section has detail images of what the clubs in this category look like so you’ll have a good impression of either the club you’re looking to buy from us or the club you’re looking to sell to us. Clicking on any of the images of the clubs will open up a high resolution version so you can see the clubs in greater detail. Of course this is only a guide and clubs can vary. If you’re not happy with the condition of you purchase then simply take advantage of our 7-day money back guarantee.

Club Groups

Drivers

Fairway Woods

Hybrids

Irons

Putters

Wedges

Driver Head Ratings

10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)

Golfbidder Driver Head Rating - 10/10, As New

8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.

Golfbidder Driver Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds

7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.

Golfbidder Driver Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play

6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Driver Head Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable

Fairway Wood Head Ratings

10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)

Golfbidder Fairway Wood Head Rating - 10/10, As New

8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.

Golfbidder Fairway Wood Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds

7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.

Golfbidder Fairway Woods Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play

6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Golfbidder Fairway Wood Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable

Hybrid Head Ratings

10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)

Golfbidder Hybrid Head Rating - 10/10, As New

8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.

Golfbidder Hybrid Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds

7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.

Golfbidder Hybrid Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play

6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Golfbidder Hybrid Head Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable

Iron Head Ratings

Golfbidder Iron Head Rating - 10/10, As New10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)
Golfbidder Iron Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.
Golfbidder Iron Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.
Golfbidder Iron Head Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Putter Head Ratings

Golfbidder Putter Head Rating - 10/10, As New10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)
Golfbidder Putter Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.
Golfbidder Putter Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.
Golfbidder Putter Head Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Wedge Head Ratings

10/10 - Brand New or Mint - Brand new, never been hit. In some cases still in the wrapper. (9/10 is still brand new just minus the wrapper.)

Golfbidder Wedge Head Rating - 10/10, As New

8/10 - Very Good Condition - This club may have only been hit a hand full of times. 2-3 Rounds of golf maximum. Any marks will be very light.

Golfbidder Wedge Head Rating - 8/10, 2-3 Rounds

7/10 - Good Condition - This club will show evidence of play, but there will be no damage. This clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips.

Golfbidder Wedge Head Rating - 7/10, Evidence of Play

6/10 - Fair Condition - This club is in perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.

Golfbidder Wedge Head Rating - 6/10, Perfectly Useable

Head Ratings

Head Ratings

Score Irons Woods

10 - New or Mint Brand new, never been hit. Brand new, never been hit.

9 - Excellent The head is only shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'. The club has never hit a golf ball. The head is only shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'. The club has never hit a golf ball.

8 - Very Good The club may have only been hit at the driving range or played 2-3 rounds
of golf maximum. If there are any marks at all on the head they will be very light.
The club may have only been hit at the driving range or played 2-3 rounds
of golf maximum. If there are any marks at all on the head they will be very light.

7 - Good There will be evidence of play, but no damage. These clubs will have been used and looked after with no dings or chips. No scratches, sky marks or chips to the paintwork and the face will be in good condition with no heavy wear marks around the sweet spot area.

6 - Fair In perfectly usable order but
cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips on the sole and marks resulting from normal wear and tear.
In perfectly usable order but
cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be light sky marks and small scratches resulting from normal wear and tear.

Below 6 - Unacceptable We do not buy clubs that are rated less than 6. Clubs with the following flaws
will not be accepted:
  • large chips
  • excessive wear to the face – especially on forged clubs
  • irons sets with non-matching shafts
  • missing ferrules
  • incomplete sets e.g. missing 7 iron
  • missing brand badges
We do not buy that are rated less than 6. Clubs with the following flaws
will not be accepted:
  • dents / depressions
  • large sky marks
  • excessive wear to the face
  • missing ferrules
  • chipped paintwork
  • discolouration
  • re-sprayed crown
  • through bore not sitting flush with the sole
  • rattles
  • cracks or splits

Shaft Ratings

Shaft Ratings

Score Steel Graphite

10 - New or Mint It may or may not still have the wrapping on, but the club has never been used. It may or may not still have the wrapping on, but the club has never been used.

9 - Excellent The shaft is only really shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'. The shaft is only really shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'.

8 - Very Good The club may have only been hit at the driving range or played 2-3 rounds
of golf maximum. Either way, if there are any marks at all on the shaft they will be very light.
The club may have only been hit at the driving range or played 2-3 rounds
of golf maximum. Either way, if there are any marks at all on the shaft they will be very light.

7 - Good On steel shafts, one or two of the stickers may have begun to fray slightly but the shafts themselves will be
in good order with just a minor scratch here and there.
On graphite shafts there may be a few light scratches, but no wear on the paintwork.

6 - Fair In perfectly usable order but
cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good'
rating. On steel shafts, some of the stickers will probably be fraying,
but there is nothing which will affect playability. Chrome protective layer will still be in tact,
with no pitting.
In perfectly usable order but
cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be one or two minor wear marks on graphite shafts where they have rubbed against the bag. This will be cosmetic and will not have gone through any graphite layers.

Below 6 - Unacceptable We do not buy that are rated less than 6. Clubs with the following
flaws will not be accepted:
  • dents
  • rusting / pitting in steel shafts
  • rattles
  • poor reshafts
  • incorrect fitting ferrules
ALL SHAFTS IN A SET MUST MATCH (type, flex, progressive length etc)
We do not buy that are rated less than 6. Clubs with the following
flaws will not be accepted:
  • wear over area greater than one inch
  • splits in shafts
  • rattles
  • poor reshafts
  • incorrect fitting ferrules
ALL SHAFTS IN A SET MUST MATCH (type, flex, progressive length etc)

Grip Ratings

Grip Ratings

10 - New or Mint Although we do rate grips separately, we trust that a detailed explanation of the rating system is not necessary. Suffice to say that, as with heads or shafts, if grips are in a very poor state this will be reflected in the cost.

Contact Details

Address: Golfbidder, Unit E5, Barwell Business Park, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NY

Telephone: 0208 401 6901

Email: info@golfbidder.co.uk