Buyer's Guides

Read our golf club buyer's guides and make sure you get the right equipment for your swing. Also includes advice on loft and lie angles, bounce angles, and other golf club intricacy.

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How often do I need new golf clubs???

It's fair to say that you want to know that the golf clubs and equipment you're using is as good as your playing partners when you're standing on the first tee. None of us wants to be at a disadvantage because of our equipment. Your immediate thoughts might be along the lines of "yes, I would love to change my clubs or have new clubs, but that's going to be very expensive.".

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The best fairway woods for under £150 - April 2021

With the price of a brand new fairway wood edging closer and closer to £300 we had a look through the Golfbidder warehouse to see what you could add to your bag for around half that, and in some cases, far less than half!

Beginners Guides

What's the difference between a 5-wood, 5-hybrid, and 5-iron???

The difference between a 5-wood, 5-hybrid, and 5-iron may seem obvious - as always in golf, though, there is a little more to it. The 5-iron, which could be the longest iron in your bag, is sleeker in appearance than the other two clubs. The 5-wood has a bigger profile and footprint than the iron and hybrid of the same name. The 5-hybrid (the clue is in the name) is the best of both worlds.

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What's included in a golf package set???

Buying your first set of golf clubs can be an intimidating process. There are thousands to choose from, and subsequently, millions of different combinations you can make from your allowance of fourteen clubs. The great news is there's a simple solution to this problem - package sets. One decision, one box, everything you need to get started - from a driver though to a putter, and even a bag, all in matching livery and all at a very reasonable price.

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The best drivers for under £250 - February 2021

Somehow it's 2021, and as always at this time of year, a whole raft of shiny new drivers hit the market. An added tweak there, a weight there, an aero bit over there, and a £400-500 price tag everywhere!

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Cast vs. Forged Golf Clubs - What's the difference???

The head of a golf club, especially a set of irons, is a very recognisable shape, even to non-golfers. However, the process to achieve this universally recognisable shape can vary dramatically from model to model, and even between irons within the same set.

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How do ONE LENGTH golf clubs work???

Before Bryson DeChambeau started his pursuit of power, speed, and distance he was already the talk of the golf industry thanks to the equipment he was using - all his Cobra irons were the same length.

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What is grind on golf clubs???

If though you do understand the concept of bounce, how it works, and how it can help, it will set you up nicely to understand about the grind.

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What is bounce on golf clubs???

If you're around the table after your round and the topic of conversation turns to bounce on wedges (why would it???), you could, like a lot of others, just nod along, not understanding what's going on.

However, this article is going to change all that.

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Golf Bags Buyers' Guide

Picking a new golf bag used to be a simple decision - a carry (stand) bag or a cart bag? Now, however, it seems that there are bags for more scenarios than we could ever have imagined - stand, cart, tour, pencil, and even hybrid!

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Golf Balls Buyers' Guide

Along with your clubs and a bag to carry them in, golf balls are fundamental to being able to play golf - after all, the only objective is to get the ball into the hole.

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Should you upgrade your driver???

The question of how often you should change your driver is an interesting one. The way the golf companies market their new product often what came before it sounds obsolete. Designed to make you worry that if you don't change to this brand new driver that goes miles, you'll be somehow left behind all your mates on the golf course!

Beginner Guides

What golf clubs do beginners need???

If you're new to golf and looking forward to getting out for your first game but don't know what actual golf clubs you'll need to start, this page is especially for you. In the guide below we're going to put any thoughts about not having the right or enough clubs to bed, and show you that golf can be played and enjoyed with just a few clubs in your bag.

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Should I get a Super Stroke grip on my putter???

A regulation course with a par of 72 allows for half of those shots to be putts. Yet for some unknown reason, we don't give putting the attention it deserves - spending hours on the driving range and then five minutes on the putting green. Then when we are on the course and face a little tiddler, our wrists get all wobbly, those palms get sweaty, our fingers get twitchy, and we wonder why?

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Which golf club grips should I be using???

As golfers, we are constantly bombarded with technology and design to find a few yards, but you never hear serious talk about grips. And when you think about it, the grip is the only point of connection between the player and the golf club. Having the right grips on your golf clubs to suit your grip pressure, the way you hold the club, your finger size can fundamentally change the way you play and your enjoyment of the game.

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What is a hybrid???

Some people think of them as little fairway woods while others think of them as an extension of your iron set. Both answers are correct, but the key to their usefulness is giving you an easier to his solution to long irons if you're new to golf. You can hit a hybrid off a tee, you can hit one into a green, and their small heads are great at helping you get out of troublesome rough.

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Does the shape of a putter make a difference?

Does the shape of the putter head make a difference? It must do with so many different options available. But how does it interact with your stroke, and which one is right for you? The spectrum is vast, at one end oy have the classic blade, and the other, big and bulky mallets.

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Five uses for a golf hybrid (or Rescue)

The hybrid is turning into the go-to club for more and more golfers. And not just for the 200-yard shot you have to keep in play anymore! The confidence people have with their hybrid or utility wood is causing them to experiment with other shots where they also might struggle.

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Which club should you add to your bag???

One of our most popular pieces of content is based around why there are 14 clubs in your bag, and what each one of them does? However, it could be the case that you don't actually carry the maximum number of clubs the rules of golf allow. This could result in distance gaps in your bag, which could leave you stranded out on the course! Identifying these gaps is the first stage in answering which club you should be adding to your game.

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What's the most important club in the bag??? (Driver vs. Putter)

What is the important golf club in your bag? It's a debate that has raged for years, and will continue to for many more! As the debate progresses, it quickly comes down to two clubs - your driver or you putter? There is a strong argument for both, but one will always come out on top!

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Play with Rory McIlroy's golf clubs (Golf on a budget)

It is easy to watch the PGA Tour and think how easy it would be if you could use (and afford!) the equipment used by the best player in the world. But have you thought about trying to build a bag worthy of use by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy? Is it even possible without a huge budget? Well at Golfbidder it most certainly is!

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Tour ready golf bag for less than £1000

A simple question to answer today - is it possible to build a Tour ready golf bag for under £1000? No corners cut, just a fantastic collection of, top class and proven winners. Have a read, and you'll not only see it's possible with Golfbidder, but you'll have plenty of money left over for premium balls to make your new clubs sing!

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How much does a golf bag weigh?

Golf is an excellent form of exercise! You're so distracted and upset by crooked drives and putts that lipped out that you don't even notice you've walked over 4-miles! But if you are carrying your golf bag around that distance, you sometimes do feel it. The hands, arms, shoulders and back needed for carrying are all engaged in the golf swing, and if they get weary and tired, this can adversely affect your game.

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Premium vs. Budget Golf Balls

If you are spending your hard-earned cash on a dozen premium golf balls, you want some assurances that you are getting your monies worth - as you'd get a lot more balls if you went down the budget option. So what are the five key differences between the Ferraris and the Fords of the golf ball market?

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Why are some golf balls so expensive?

The idea of a golf ball is to get you from the tee peg to the bottom of the cup. But like cars, which all get you from A to B, some are more expensive than others. But why? Donal offers up a Titleist Pro V1, the #1 ball in golf, to science to explore the vast research and development which goes into your golf ball.

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Glossary of Golf

Welcome to the Golfbidder glossary of golf. The following terms are widely used in all aspects of golf - from the Professional Tours, to your regular Sunday four-ball.

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WINTER EDITION - What else should you carry in your golf bag?

It's Winter, conditions are very different from Summer, so what are the essential items you need to have in your bag get the most from your Winter golf?

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A guide to the Ping Colour Dot system

Whether you are looking for a new set of Ping clubs from the Golfbidder store, or you already own some PING clubs, then understanding the famous PING dot system is a requirement.

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What else should you carry in your golf bag?

Obviously you need a set of golf clubs in your bag before you start your round. But what else should you have in your golf bag to get the most out of your game? Here is our guide to the essential items you should be carrying.

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How can three golf clubs with the same loft be so different?

The question over 18 degrees. One of the most confusing things when assembling a set of golf clubs can surround the choice between an 18 degrees fairway wood, hybrid and/or utility iron. They may all share the same loft, but this does this mean they do the same job?

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How many golf clubs are in a 3-SW set of irons?

When browsing over 1,000 sets of irons from different brands, with different names, released in different years, all in different conditions, and with different prices, it can be pretty confusing to know where you stand and what our sets of new or used irons include.

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FootJoy Shoe Size Guide

Testing has shown a 6 - 21% increase in performance for people wearing properly fit golf shoes. Simple enough, right? Well, did you know more than 70% of people are wearing the wrong size?

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FootJoy Apparel Size Guide

FootJoy golf clothing and apparel is sized using small, medium, large, etc. Conversions for polo shirts, chill-out sweaters, and waterproof jackets and tops is listed in the table below. Please also not the different cuts (Athletic vs. Traditional) that FootJoy also use, details of which can be found further down

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Why Are There 14 Golf Clubs In A Bag And What Do They All Do?

According to the rules of golf we are all allowed to carry a maximum of fourteen clubs in your golf bag. But what clubs do you need? What do they each do? In this article we’ll build a virtual bag of 14 clubs explaining why each one has a vital

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How To Choose The Perfect Set Of Wedges For Your Golf Game

Wedges are used in the scoring zone of golf, and just as the right ones can help you make birdie or get out of a tricky situation with par, having the wrong wedges can leave you dreadfully exposed out on the course and cost you shots. The purpose of this

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What's the difference between PW, AW, SW, & LW?

Wedges are the clubs used for the shorter and more accurate shots in golf. Approach shots, chip shots, pitch shots, bunker shots, lob shots to mention just a few. There are different types of wedges generally defined by the lofts they have. This is measured in degrees and each one

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The Best 5 Fairway Woods For Under £100 - February 2018

At Golfbidder we’re surrounded by a treasure trove of over 2,000 fairway woods but how easy is it to find some real bargains? Here are the best 5 fairway woods we can find for under £100.00.

TaylorMade M2 Fairway Wood

First up we’ve picked out the original TaylorMade M2 fairway.

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Which Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Grind Is Right For You?

Available at Retail: 09/03/2018

Just when we’d got our heads around bounce on wedges, what it does, and how much we need, the manufacturers have thrown another variable into the mix. Grind. Like bounce angles before figuring out which grind is right for you can be extremely tough. There are 6

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Lofts Explained: How Can Iron Lofts Keep Getting Stronger?

Iron loft can be so confusing! The question ‘what did you hit there?’ asked to try and gauge what you should hit has almost become obsolete because lofts vary so much from manufacturer to manufacturer, and even in the models offered by the same manufacturer. Comparing them all can be

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Five Of The Best Drivers For Under £200 - January 2018

A new year and new golf season to look forward means only one thing; we’re going to be being barraged by blurb, seduced by slots, and tempted by Twist Faces, Bars, and Braces. But haven’t we all heard it before? Marketing is great and the manufacturers do a fantastic job

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The Benefits Of Knowing Your Numbers

There has been a huge trend in recent years towards stats in golf with the dawn of launch monitors means golfers are becoming more knowledgeable about what exactly effects the flight of a golf ball. This is never more important than when looking to buy a driver. There are so

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Where Is Driver Design Going In The Future?

Driver technology even in the last few years has come so far and the rate of development and improvement is only getting quicker, but exactly how far can they go? To answer this, we perhaps need to look at where we’ve come from.

Drivers have not always been the huge,

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Start A Family With Your Driver, Fairway And Hybrid

You might be thinking “what are they talking about down at Golfbidder HQ?” but please bear with us, it’ll all make sense soon. Essentially what we mean when we say start a family is to match your driver, fairway and hybrid – for example all TaylorMade M1. You see this all

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Can More Loft Result In More Distance?

The equation that results in more driver distance on the face of it seems a simple one; high launch and low spin. However, when we delve deeper all it not as simple at it appears.

Manufacturers can send the ball higher off the face by lowering the centre of gravity

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How To Spot A Counterfeit

The first thing you need to know is that no counterfeit clubs are sold on Golfbidder. Never have been and never will be - so right away you can relax! However, on some websites which allow members of the public to buy and sell directly amongst themselves - counterfeit golf

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Distance vs. Forgiveness

The debate between distance and forgiveness has been going on (and will continue to do so) as long as the manufacturers are making golf clubs. They’ll always be able to improve on one – by sacrificing the other. So, the question of where the balance is, is something that’s unique to

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Shafts, More To Think About Than Just The Flex

Every golfer is different and therefore a shaft that might be good for one of your playing partners might not be suited to you. Similarly, two different shafts in the same driver head will produce very different launch and shot characteristics. As a result of this you’ll notice when a

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What Can Actually Be Adjusted On A Driver?

The vast majority of drivers on the market over the last few years have featured some degree of adjustability – the simplest form of which is the ability to adjust the loft of the club. In previous years manufactures made drivers with different stated lofts on them, 9, 10, 11-degree for

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Driver Jargon Busting

Driver: The longest club in that bag used to tee off on par-4s and par-5s. This club will go further than any other in your bag.

Club Head: The head of your driver is going to be bigger than all of your other clubs. This increases the forgiveness of the

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Buying The Right Driver For You: An Overview

The driver in your bag is going to be the club you use for your first shot on most of the holes you play. Getting off the tee consistently can make the game of golf much easier so finding a driver you can do this with over and over is

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Bounce Angle Buyers' Guide

Most golfers understand that wedges differ by loft - typically from a 45 degree pitching wedge up to as high as 64 degrees for the most extremely lofted lob wedge. But what about the bounce angle? As the name implies, the 'bounce' (in layman's terms, the curvy bit on the

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Loft and Lie Buyers' Guide

If you’re tall or short, and/or have an unusually shallow or steep swing, you may want to think about visiting your local club professional who can check whether the lie angle of your irons is appropriate. At the point of impact, if the head of the iron is too flat

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Hybrids Buyers' Guide

In simple terms, a cross between a fairway wood and an iron. They are relatively new kids on the block – TaylorMade started the recent trend with their Rescue clubs (they still call their hybrid clubs Rescues) about 10 years ago – but now all the manufacturers are making them.

Their purpose?

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Putters Buyers' Guide

‘Drive for show, putt for dough.’ The adage is as true today as it ever was. If a good golfer posts a score close to par, almost half of the shots taken will be with a putter. So it’s almost impossible to overestimate the importance putting plays in determining your

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Wedges Buyers' Guide

A wedge is a wedge, right? Well, not so hasty! Do you have a steep or shallow attack into the ball, is the sand at your local golf course soft or hard, are the fairways rock hard – or does it always rain where you live; is the rough long or

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Irons Buyers' Guide

A set of irons is probably the most expensive single piece of golf kit you’ll buy – so best to get it right! Hundreds of different models, but which set of golf irons will be best for you? To help you narrow down the options, we’ve put together our Guide to

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Fairway Woods Buyers' Guide

With the rise in popularity of hybrid (sometimes called utility or Rescue) woods (click here to view our guide to choosing Hybrids), deciding which fairway wood to opt for has become a little trickier – not least because the line between a fairway wood and a hybrid is often quite blurred.

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Drivers Buyers' Guide

With dozens of different models on offer, the choice of drivers can be a bit overwhelming. To help narrow down the options, we’ve put together a quick 6 Step Guide.

Which Material?

A driver is the big fella you used off the tee on long holes. The size of the

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Counterfeit Golf Clubs

The first thing you need to know is that no counterfeit clubs are sold on Golfbidder. Never have been and never will be - so right away you can relax! However, on some websites which allow members of the public to buy and sell directly amongst themselves - counterfeit golf