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What do you do with your old clubs when you get new ones?

When you get a new club(s), what do you do with the old one(s)?  

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  1. 1. If you get a new club or clubs, what do you do with your old ones?

    • Trade them in on the new ones. Makes the cost of new shiny things a lot easier to justify.
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    • Sell them on ebay or other sales site. No reason they shouldn't get a new life in somebody else's hands.
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    • Keep them, you never know when you may want to go back to an old flame.
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    • Donate them to a charity. Two words "Tax Write Off"
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    • I only replace clubs which I've snapped over me knee.
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I've recently replaced my driver after an extensive fitting session. I'm still holding on to the old one. I can't seem to bare to part with it. Too many good memories. But isn't that like dating a new girl, but not breaking up with the old one. I mean she's still pretty good looking. She still treats me well... mostly.. 

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Well, a combination of 1 & 3. Iron's I keep. Drivers might get traded in sometimes.. or not. Some were left with my Dad in Florida to have a backup set to avoid luggage charges, etc...

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Give them to family members. As I get better and spend more money on better quality clubs I pass the old ones down in order of interest.  Example

i got new srixon irons, son is currently playing grandpas old set. So he will get the Cleveland’s I replaced and grandpas set will get rebuilt into a set for my daughter. And then another set that she used to mess around with will get rebuilt for my nephew. 

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This got me to thinking. Best I can recollect, I have purchased, or won  8 (new) sets of clubs in the past 45 years. Of those 8 sets, I have either donated to a charity, or gave  away 6 of of them. I still have the last two sets I purchased, and currently play both sets in a mixed fashion. 

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Bougth an new set on 2016. I keept the previous one at home and use it to practice at the range and use the new ones just for the course.

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I keep them around lest the shine, on the new ones, wears off faster than expected.  Some I have been able to find homes for but most wind up in my "club room".  

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Give them away to people who want to start playing the game.

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First Tee program

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Sent the last set to Lanai so I have a set over there when I go, before that I gave a set to my niece who is starting the game and before that I donated them to someone at American Airlines, well it wasn’t a declared donation but someone surely thought it was because I never saw that set again. 

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Not sure if older post took correctly.  I have give 2 sets of old clubs and a bag and shoes to The First Tee program to get younger people into the sport

 

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Trade them, give them away, add them to my backup set, or stick them in the big staff bag in my garage.

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First Tee. Drop them off at Skyway in NJ.

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To start the year I had a set of Taylormade Burner Plus irons I bought new in 2011 ( believe those were 2009-10 models). Only used then maybe 30-40 rounds. Moved states in 2012, had not played since I moved. I also had a set of Adams irons laying around that I never used that was my first real set in 2009. I gave those to a very good friend of mine who had a set that wasn't even as good as the Adams irons. 

Decided to upgrade to Taylormade M2 (2016 model) this year. I gave the Burners to the same guy I gave the Adams irons too 😂 

Played the M2s for a few months but really wanted to get one one length irons. In the mean time I bought a new Taylormade M2 driver (2017) to replace my old Burner draw driver. 

About a month ago I bought some Cobra F8 OL irons. I then bought an F8 driver. I sold the M2 irons and driver as a set. Took about a $200 hit but oh well. 

And, also bought my friend a set of F8 OL at the same time (I got an unbelievable deal). Then sold his Burner irons for $100. The Adams clubs are still around, his wife is using them 🙂

Oh, and the Burner driver, friend is now using that. His other driver broke. 

So I sell and donate. 

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First off isn't "Tax Write Off" three words?

I have sold them, gave them away, and even kept a few. Putters are almost always kept, you never know when you might need to make a change. 

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On 10/16/2018 at 10:49 AM, CaseyD said:

i got new srixon irons, son is currently playing grandpas old set. So he will get the Cleveland’s I replaced and grandpas set will get rebuilt into a set for my daughter. And then another set that she used to mess around with will get rebuilt for my nephew. 

I've had a similar experience with my irons.  My dad gave me his G2's when he got G10's to get me playing.  Then he got Mizunos and gave my middle brother the G10's.  After he decided to buy newer Mizuno's I got his MX-23's and gave my G2's to my youngest brother.

Old woods and my putter I have given to them as gifts to round out their bags.

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I’d rather give to family before a charity. But if the family has no interest or everyone is geared up then they will go to charity for sure. 

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Give them to a friend who is of similar size and build but not quite as good looking.

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