- What's my Golf Club worth?
ANTIQUE GOLF CLUB VALUES
What's my antique golf club worth?
Over the past 15 years or so I've received a lot of emails from people all over the world asking me for advice on what an old club they have is worth. It might have been bought in a junk shop or found in their attic. I actually really like receiving these emails as it broadens my knowledge in that sometimes quite unusual things turn up, plus it obviously helps them.
In short, the best course of action is for you to take some pictures and email them to me at email@example.com!
1. Take a pic of any writing on the back of the club head
2. Take a pic of where the shaft meets the club head
3. See if a fridge magnet is attracted to the shaft half-way along it.
I try and reply to all emails within a few days.
It is important to realise that the majority of wooden shafted clubs from the early 20th century are not that valuable. A trip on eBAY will reveal they sell for on average about 10 GBP, or 20 USD, each. But, of course, some are worth more, so it's always best to ask me if in any doubt.
I also get asked a lot "do you want to buy this club?". I have bought many clubs this way over the years, but usually the answer is "no thank you" because 1) the club may have obvious problems meaning it is not good for either playing with, or it may not be rare enough to warrant it being displayed 2) you might live very far anyway from me and the cost of posting might be more than the club is worth 3) my valuation is considerably lower than what you perceive it to be worth.
When I've advised some people of the market value they become quite rude. They think I'm trying to hoodwink them. I trade on my reputation so that's not an option. I sometimes have to point out that just because something is for sale at XXXX price on "another website" does NOT mean it is worth that much money. the worst case of "valuation rage", as I like to call it, came from somebody who sent me some pics of a shooting stick...i.e a wooden pole with two fold out parts that you sit on. Well the owner was adamant that this was worth a couple of thousand dollars. He just wouldn't believe me that such items can be purchased here in the UK from between 10 and 100 pounds. He bombarded me with emails for several weeks insulting me. It makes me smile when I think of it now but it wasn't nice at the time. As somebody said to me once "money makes people funny". Yes, it sure does.
Anyway, if you do have an old golf item and you are wondering what it is, or what it is worth, them by all means send me an email, I'll be happy to help