I’m an avid golfer and, avid buyer of golf-related stuff, and owner of this site. I’m almost exclusively an online shopper for golf stuff – clubs, shoes, clothes, training aids, etc.
I’ve bought and occasionally still buy from most of the online golf stores you’ve heard of. I’m also a bargain hunter to the bone.
Summary – Globalgolf is the first place I look when I need to buy golf stuff and has been for about 5 years. They always have deals or coupons or something that will save you at least a little money. They have a wide selection of the best golf equipment, accessories, and apparel. They sell clubs in all condition. Plus, they are a breeze to order from and deal with.
In this Globalgolf review, I’ll discuss my experience shopping with them, their many customer programs and how they benefit you.
The late 1990s saw a boom in golf (wonder if TW had anything to to do with that). Manufacturers were putting out tons of new equipment every year and local retailers started taking trade-ins to get these new clubs in golfer’s hands.
Problem was, there wasn’t an easy way to get rid of preowned golf equipment in volume.
Ed Byman, who had been in the golf industry since 1974, saw an opportunity. He launched Global Golf in 2001 (with the help of many industry pros) to provide a market place to sell used golf equipment. Global Golf quickly became the leading preowned golf equipment online seller online (well, on Ebay).
He launched globalgolf.com in 2006. The business model stayed the same. Be a market place for buying and selling used golf equipment. Today, Global Golf sells all major golf brands. New and used equipment can be bought side by side.
They also sell tons of golf accessories and have in-house PGA professionals to answer your equipment or golf related questions so you pick out the best gear for you.
They have shipping locations in Raleigh, N.C. (also headquarters), Salt Lake City, Utah, and Missisauga, Ontario Canada. Their retail location is in Greensboro, N.C.
Global Golf Programs
By FAR my favorite program Global Golf runs. I’ve been taking advantage of it for years…to the benefit of Golfer Geeks readers and myself.
It’s simple, select a club or piece of golf tech you’re thinking of buying (that’s also available in the Utry program), pay a fee, and test it for 2 weeks. You can either keep it and pay the full amount or return it on them when your 2 weeks are up – postage is prepaid by Global Golf.
The one issue is you don’t get full customization options when going through Utry. This may work out great and you get the club with the specs you like. Or not, and you have to return it and go through ordering another club(s) through the website.
Either way. The cost ends up being the same. Just a slight inconvenience to return the club you have for the ideal club you just ordered.
In the process of using this service as i’m writing this.
I’ve used this one a few times over the years (trading in clubs right now for a new driver). Again, Global Golf are pros and make this as painless as possible.
Go here and choose the club(s) and/or golf tech you want to trade in. They walk you all the way through the process, including picking out the thing you want to trade in for.
You can already guess you won’t be getting top dollar. This is about speed and convenience. But, the prices are fair enough considering they have to turn around and sell it to try to make money off of it.
Otherwise, its a fairly bad business model for them.
The PGA professionals at Global Golf created USelect to help you choose the best golf equipment or accessory for your game.
Choose from one of eight categories and go through their brief questionnaire. Then, they give you from a couple to a couple pages of recommendations.
- Golf clubs
- Golf balls
- Golf bags
- Golf gloves
- Golf shoes
I find the picks pretty solid for all categories except for “Golf Clubs”. The results don’t
seem to correlate to the answers to the questions.
You get “Global Golf Cash” for spending money with them.
This is another program I’ve taken advantage of repeatedly over the years. No, I don’t buy anything or plan anything around Uperks. I see it as an announced, yet unexpected, bonus. (That doesn’t make a lot of sense, I know)
I’m saying I don’t notice Uperks until I check out and I’m prompted to use the perks (money) I’ve accumulated.
This ads up pretty well considering I’m a frequent customer of theirs.
You can also use Uperks at one of Global Golf’s other brands – Fairway Styles.
Here are the details:
This is accident protection coverage offered on golf equipment and tech. Not so much on apparel. You can purchase 1 to 3 year protection plans. There are no fees or deductibles if you try to make a claim.
I’ve never used this and I don’t think I’d ever use it on clubs. Would have to think about it. I’ve broken a club once in my life and I was being stupid.
I’ve read the terms and conditions and it doesn’t seem to cover sky marks on the crown of woods – so definitely no use to me.
I might consider it if I’m buying one of the more expensive launch monitors or other electronics. Would have to weigh it then.
So, I’d mostly pass on this program. But, you’ve got to assess your own risk tolerance.
My Experience With Global Golf
I’ve been shopping with Global Golf for 10 years or more and almost exclusively – at least for golf clubs – for about 5 years.
Taylormadegolfpreowned.com merged with globalgolf.com somewhere along the way and GlobalGolf quickly became my favorite.
- They are ALWAYS running coupons or deals on the best clubs on the market.
- They ship and deliver fast.
- They will work with you to resolve any issues.
- They’re a company filled with golfers. So, they “know” us.
Global Golf is also where I send most of my readers these days because of the reasons above.