What can we look forward to in 2023?

Thomas Tanner
Feb 03, 2023
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Change is in the air, and 2023 could be one of the most important years in the history of the golf industry. Of course, there are loads of golf clubs to talk about, four Majors, some fantastic new PGA Tour players to keep an eye on, Tiger, and what will happen with LIV?

But one of the most exciting things has already happened: the launch of the new Golfbidder website. We have been busy during the off-season to deliver a unique e-commerce experience for all new and experienced golfers - making the process of buying and selling golf clubs easier than ever! You can read what's new, what's improved, and what's changed here.

One of the most exciting updates is our new Combined Basket, which allows you to buy and sell in a single transaction, making upgrading your golf clubs more straightforward. You can read more about how to use our Combined Basket, get an instant quote for your used golf clubs, and start your part exchange immediately.

But that's enough about us; let's start looking at what everyone else in the golf industry is up to in 2023. 

New Equipment

Where to begin? We've got new headline drivers from Callaway, TaylorMade, Cobra, and Ping, a new Pro V1 golf ball from Titleist, and a fantastic new KING Tour iron family from Cobra. And, of course, enough other and matching fairway woods, hybrids, and iron sets to fill 100 golf bags. 

But why take our word for it? Donal called in and sat down with the Golf Channels Matt Adams to talk all things equipment in 2023, enjoy!

The Majors

Outside of equipment, when we think of the golfing year ahead, our minds immediately think of the four Majors. With Rory McIlroy (have a look in his bag) winning his first outing of the year in Dubai, he has to believe this is finally the time to bag his first Major since The Open in 2014. 

Experience is critical at Augusta, and Rory McIlroy has that in spades; along with the way he is playing, it should be the year he gets his jacket. Maybe after a playoff with Justin Thomas, who is bubbling up and still on a high after picking up his second PGA Championship in 2022.

Speaking of which, the PGA Championship begins on May 8th at Oak Hill Country Club. It's a ball strikers course; it'll suit a guy like Will Zalatoris, who, without winning, has one of the best Major records since 2020. A healthy, Zalatoris will be one to watch.

The US Open this year will be at Los Angeles Country Club, and this one will be fascinating to see if Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka can contend again. But for me, and I appreciate it's a long way out, Jon Rahm will be the man to beat. He is the total package with two wins already to his name in 2023 and a US Open in the locker.

And finally, The Open is back at Royal Liverpool this year. It's where we know Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth can still contend, and I'd love to see both in the mix on the big yellow leaderboard come Sunday. But in reality, you can't look beyond Rory for a second Major of the year. If he completes the career Grand Slam at Augusta, he'll be going back to the scene of a previous Open Championship victory on cloud nine!

Players to watch

Who will be the players that will break through in 2023? On the PGA Tour, Tom Kim looks to have everything needed to win big. On the DP World Tour, the Hojgaard Twins Rasmus and Nicolai are top-notch. And on the LPGA Tour, we told you Leona Maguire would win last year, and she did. This year we're touting her for a Major!

And we must mention the GOAT. Tiger Woods will be back this year in some capacity.

The Ryder Cup

It's an odd-numbered year, so it's a Ryder Cup year, taking over Rome's streets and golf courses in September. It'll be tighter than people think. The old European guard is more or less gone, but you've got Rahm, McIlroy, Lowry, Fleetwood, Hatton and more. I don't see an easy win for the USA like they had last time out. They have not won away since 1993, and with the LIV defections, I don't see them winning this time, either.

What about LIV?

Speaking of LIV, where are we? Well, we're into 2023, there's still no concrete schedule, and it all seems a bit up in the air. But players who've gone seem to be very happy. And most of the big guys will still play in the Majors; they'll all play in The Masters, and DJ, Cam Smith, Brooks, Mickelson, et al., will be in all the others, having won them previously or on a five-year exemption.

The top of the LIV agenda should be an agreement with the Official Golf World Rankings, which will be crucial to their players getting into the Majors in years to come.

Further reading

Welcome to the new Golfbidder website, it's been a long time in the making, but there are some fantastic improvements to help you browse and shop the best range of pre-owned golf clubs in Europe.

Are you looking to sell your pre-owned golf clubs? Then look no further than Golfbidder. We provide the easiest way to sell your old golf clubs online.