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How Long Do Golf Clubs Last?

Posted on November 22, 2020 by Justin Ronald

Golf clubs get to a point where you need to repair or replace them. Therefore, if you are an avid golfer, you will notice your golf club deteriorates quality, warranting a replacement. You may start to notice that it does not work as it should and is starting to cost you the game. At this point, you may need to replace it. But, before it gets there, you need to understand how long golf clubs last to manage your expectations. 

The lifespan of most golf clubs on the market can be anywhere from three years to a lifetime with minimal repairs. This is just a simple guide as the longevity of your golf club depends on how frequently you play and how you take care of yours.

Like other sports tools, golf clubs wear over time. However, it is essential to note that a specific golf club can wear quicker than another model. This got to show that the overall quality of the club while new is also a determining factor.

How Golf Clubs Wear

Generally, the wedges and golf driver will be the first to go from a set of golf clubs. Wedges tend to wear out quickly as the grooves scrape while the drivers lose impact with frequent hitting. On the other hand, long irons like the Wilson staff d200 irons may last longer than drivers and wedges. This is because they are rarely used and usually come in sturdy materials for durability.

For example, the putter does not wear out quickly and, if you take the time to take care of it, then it could last the rest of your golfing life.

Back in the day, golf clubs did not last a long time as the various materials used were not as sturdy to withstand regular use. Shafts came in hickory while balls were wooden, which meant that golf equipment needed replacement from time to time. With the advancement of technology, manufacturers out in more work using high-quality materials to improve the durability of the equipment.

Today, golf clubs, shafts, and other golf equipment are much stronger and resilient. On this note, the lifespan of golf clubs has increased over time, increasing from a few rounds on the course to years in good condition.

The bottom line is, if your golf club is performing well, then there is no need to replace it. You can expect it to do the job for a few years as long as you take good care of it. You should be setting the money aside to invest in other equipment and make improvements when needed. When your clubs break, or you feel you have outgrown them, it is only right to find a replacement.

It can be tempting to buy the newest model of golf clubs to keep up with style on the course. But, it is not necessary, especially if you have a set of adequately functioning clubs. On this note, it is advisable to invest in a high-quality ones initially, so you do not have to replace in a few years.

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