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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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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Cast vs Forged Buyers' Guide

Customers sometimes ask us about the difference between forged and cast heads. We hope this brief guide helps you to understand some of the different materials used in iron heads:

The heads of golf clubs are made in one of two processes - casting or forging.

The vast majority – probably

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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