Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Alohaed

Donating old clubs

6 posts in this topic

Hi there,
I just got fitted for and purchased new irons and wedges. I was hoping I could trade in(even for tax offest) my old 99 TM Supersteel irons, and MG wedges. They told me forget about it, too old. They have normal wear, yet new grips. If anything, I might have gotten $30, if I am lucky? And I needed 1.25" longer shafts on my new clubs, so my old ones are not worth keeping to use if I want. Anyone know of where I can donate these, and some old putters, etc? Maybe to schools, places to teach underpriveledged kids, etc? I am not even looking for a tax write-off. Just so they don't take up space and also to "pay it forward"(of that's the phrase).
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

A guy in my company takes donated golf clubs and sends them to military units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to hit some balls and take their minds off things. If you live anywhere near a military post or Reserve / Guard unit check with their headquarters. You could probably also write those off as a chartitable contribution if you are so inclined.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the idea. I did not even think about that. I would donate anything to our soldiers in a heartbeat! They deserve so much. I've donated money to various charities for them in the past too. I will look into it.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might also want to check into the First Tee program, if there is one nearby. I donated a bunch of clubs, balls and a golf bag when I moved. They were glad to take everything.
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once donated clubs to the local high school for their golf team - it was a poorer area with underprivileged kids.

Or the local thrift store/church thrift store.

Funny how clubs get outdated pretty quickly and no one wants them anymore.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just sent a HUGE box of clubs, balls and tees to the Birdies for the Brave Foundation.  They are going to forward them to Afghanistan.  I would try to see if you have a First Tee local to you first.  If not, B4B is a great option.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Putting practice is very different from one player (and especially skill level to the next).   here are my impressions.   it is true that 30-50% of all shots are from the green.  but, you can't really look at it that way, because even on a good putting day, half of those are inevitable.  If you two putt every single green in regulation, I doubt you're gonna be too down on yourself.  so really, the strokes you are adding or subtracting from your card are the number of 3-putts and 1-putts.   For your average golfer, there are really just two things you need to accomplish to putt well.   Making every putt under 6 feet.  and putting every putt outside that 6-foot circle to within the circle.   1) making every putt within 6 feet this is really just about repetition.  and it really doesn't matter where you are getting your reps.  I have an 8 ft putting mat in my living room.  If I spend an hour just hitting balls on this over, and over, and, over, I notice is great deal of improvement in making my 5 footers.  I know it sounds simple, but just learning how to repeatedly hit the ball straight and having the confidence standing over the ball to hit it straight makes a huge difference.   note: I assume as you get better and better at golf (and putting), this method of practice will have less and less of a positive impact.  This really only helps you become confident in your putting stroke, once you've got that down, you've got bigger fish to fry.   2) hitting everything outside that 6 foot circle to within 6 feet.   This one is a bit trickier.  I think the best practice for this one is to get to a practice green and putt from many different distances.  and changing it up very frequently (as opposed to putting many balls from one distance and then moving).  This one is all about feel.  and feel only comes with practice.     If you can get really good at these two simple skills, you can certainly become a passable putter.   Now the next step is raising your conversion rate on 10-15 foot putts.   I think this step takes a lot more work and a much better understanding of how to read a green as well as being a lot more precise with your pace.   If I ever figure this stuff out, I'll do my best to share.               
    • 8/31/16: Slower backswings with a slightly faster through swing. Swinging at perhaps 60-65% of my "normal speed" I honestly don't lose much distance with it. So I think I might use this for a while. "Ledge" gave me this tip on Sunday. (After my match). He told me, I would be more consistent with it, so I'm giving it a shot. As August has 31 days, I've completed the "5 Minutes Daily" challenge for August. @iacas, how do I make text red in mobile?
    • I have a Smart TV, only Smart appliance in the house.
    • I would average maybe one birdie a round at best these days since I am only playing weekends, and mostly not even every weekend.  When I was playing more regularly, between 1 and 3 birdies a round depending on the day.  Overall, I would say a low percentage but I rarely keep stats on GIR and birdies.  The maximum is in tournaments when I tend to keep score but having turned in the card I never keep the data.  Should start doing that.  Would assume GIR of maybe 50% at present and maybe 10% at best for GIR to birdie.  Handicap is low double digits though have not updated it in my home club since rarely play there these days
    • IMO, if you know someone is about to hit your ball, you should give them a heads up. This is a gentlemen's game. Ultimately it is the player hitting the shot responsibility to identify the ball and make sure. Its bad taste, but not a penalty if you let them hit your ball. In my club championship last week I found a ball in the rough that I thought was my competitors. I said "hey your'e hitting a black titleist, right?" He says yeah and plays the ball. We get to the green and its not his ball. I felt pretty bad for finding the ball (his original was like 3ft away from the wrong ball played). He reassured me it was his fault for not looking at it before hitting it. Both were black titleists but his had a logo on the side (I didnt see it or know about the logo).
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. OR Cat
      OR Cat
      (55 years old)
  • Blog Entries