I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
It’s REALLY hard to find quality golf clubs that don’t cost a fortune.
But by correctly timing your golf club purchases you will save 43% on average.
We monitored hundreds of price points for 20 different golf club sets throughout the year to find out exactly when is the best time to buy golf clubs.
Are golf clubs really that expensive?
Golf is officially the most expensive sport to play according to Today’s Golfer.
It’s so expensive that 10% of golfers hide what they spend from their partner.“One in ten golfers admitted to hiding their expenditure from their partner” –Today's Golfer Click To Tweet
Golf clubs are one of the most expensive types of sports gear a person can buy, just take a look at this Ambrosi Abrianna A.A. Pro Golf Bag that ONLY carries clubs and costs $62,000.
But if you do happen to play the world’s most expensive sport don’t worry.
There are ways to make it more affordable (without having to hide anything from your spouse).
One of the best ways to save money is strategically choosing when to buy golf clubs.
Most other articles recommended buying at two different times throughout the year:
This is when golf season is winding down and retailers are trying to get rid of inventory in preparation for the next year.
This is when new golf club models are coming out and the previous models go on sale.
Also, many Country clubs will demo day and offer large discounts in order to hit sales requirements from the manufacturer.
Is Winter or Spring the Best Time to Buy Golf Clubs?
We wanted to put these two theories to the test, so we conducted a study to find out exactly what time of year was best to buy golf clubs.
We tracked prices for 20 golf club sets throughout the year across 4 major brands including Callaway, Wilson, TaylorMade, and Titleist using a tool called CamelCamelCamel.
From our study it became overwhelming clear that the best time to purchase golf clubs is October and November, near the end of the golf season.
The best time to purchase golf clubs is October and November
The worst time to purchase golf clubs is during April and May, at the beginning of golf season.
How Much Can You Save on Golf Clubs?
We found out how much you could save by correctly timing your purchase by comparing the highest and lowest prices throughout the year for each of the 20 golf club sets.
On average, the amount saved from buying at the best time of year was 43%
How to Know if You’re Getting a Good Deal on Golf Clubs?
Whether you’re buying golf clubs in April of November, it’s important not to use MSRP or sale price as an indicator.
Unless you’re familiar with those clubs and what they sell for, MSRP is usually misleading.
There are two great ways to tell if you are getting a good deal:
Use a price-history-tool:
Some sites, like CamelCamelCamel, will track the price of an item throughout the year. You can visit the site, search for an item, and see if it’s been previously tracked.
Use a price-comparison tool:
Sometimes golf clubs will be significantly cheaper on one site compared to another.
Just take a look at these two identical products with a price difference of almost $100!
The best way to always find the cheapest price is to use a price comparison tool.
We recommend the Chrome extension Compass, it works on all the top golf sites and has saved customers thousands of dollars on golf clubs.
When is the Best Time to Buy Golf Clubs?
Without a doubt the best time to buy golf clubs is in October and November.
Because different retailers have vastly different prices for the same clubs, its important to us a price comparison tool that will guarantee you aren’t overpaying.
We recommend installing Compass for free that will automatically check the top golf sites to make sure you are getting the best deal.
Golf clubs aren’t the only products that have crazy price swings throughout the year, check out our other study on when is the best time to buy a laptop.