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Global Golf Value Condition Drivers


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#31 Dpak05

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

View Posttoomanymatts, on 31 August 2017 - 08:06 AM, said:

Got my fingers crossed on this. Bought a 3 and 4 hybrid today from them. 3 was 'very good' but the only matching 4 was 'value'. We shall see.

To be honest you really have to expect the worst and hope for the best.  Value is what it is, the lowest grade they give their clubs, right before crap.  So many times people get their clubs and expected something better and is completely dissatisfied.  If you want newer better condition stuff, gotta pay the extra to get it.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:27 AM

To be perfectly honest, I buy mostly value condition these days.  The savings are typically very big over the other ratings, and I have a very high success rate.  If you buy a TM white crown club, sure there might be chips and the like, but nothing I can't touch up with a little white out.  Just received a 915 F 3 wood in value condition, and it has a mint crown, but some fading on the face with some wear of course.  But it's a golf club, so that's nothing crazy.  Putters in value condition have been just fine--picked up several vintage Camerons recently for cheap that have been perfectly fine with a little cleaning.  Irons in value condition have some wear, but especially for cast irons, value is usually just fine (forged irons are inevitably a crapshoot in value condition, especially the older the model).  All-in-all though, if you don't need pristine clubs, value is a great way to demo a bunch of clubs at great prices.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

My experience has been the more recent the release, the better the "value" condition will be.  I've bought value 716 AP2 irons and they were in great shape...signs of use but no dings, browning, etc.  I would have rated them very good, maybe even higher as many of the clubs looked like they had hardly been used.  

The same goes for woods...bought a 917D2 in value condition and it had some light face wear and a tiny chip near the topline that wasn't noticeable at address.  

When I've bought clubs that are a couple of years old (or older), they typically show more wear...paint chips, black finish wearing away, skymarks.  Still completely playable but probably won't win a beauty contest.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:28 PM

All the woods in my signature were purchased at global golf in "value" condition and I was more than happy with the condition of them for the price.  Yes there was some paint chipping  here and there maybe some scuffing, but they cleaned up well, and remember its just a golf club....  I shop global a lot now and have not been disappointed lately.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

I bought a '16 M2 back in the fall and it would have been VG or Excellent if not for a small paint crack on the white portion of the crown.  In general, I buy mostly Value condition and around 80% of the time what I receive could legitmately be classified as one of the higher categories, 15% of the time they're legitimately value but simply due to overall wear (not one major flaw), and 5% of the time it comes down to one significant flaw that pushes it into that category.  Only once have I returned a club I thought was not up to its condition guide, and it was a Value condition fairway wood that had a cut/gouge in the shaft need the hosel.  The only clubs I put much additional value (no pun) in the higher conditions are wedges due to face/groove wear playing a bigger part in their performance... though I'm currently playing 3 wedges purchased in Value condition any they're all working out just fine.

One other thought... some clubs just show wear more than others.  Anything with a black face and/or sole is going to show sand splatter and turf scuffing 10x more than the same club with an un-coated face.  Also, some unfinished titanium will darken over time and develop a patina that looks dull and almost galvanized... I had a JetSpeed driver that had done this and was graded Value but was otherwise in great condition.

Edited by IsleOfMan, 31 August 2017 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

Just bought a set of MP59 in value condition. I expected some browning of the face but they were in excellent shape.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:16 PM

Purchased 3 cobra drivers from global golf in the past 2 years in value condition.  1 showed up brand new in the plastic,  1 was barely hit but you could tell it wasn't brand new and the last one was obviously played but upon cleaning could pass for good condition.  Hope this helps.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:08 AM

I still miss 3balls prior to thw merger though!! Great prices and "very good" could pass as "like new" at other places...
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

Got this Ping G hybrid in value condition today. It was $70 after coupons, and the pictures/harsh light don't even do it justice. It looks fantastic.

I pulled it out of the box like this, I haven't even cleaned the dirt off the bottom or anything yet.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

I've bought drivers, woods, irons, putters from global/3balls. really they are the same inventory on either site. anyway never had any issue with value/barging clubs. only issue I've ever really had was a bargin putter and man was it rough. sent it back, but aside from that, most clubs are way undervalued and are better than you'd hope. I say buy with confidence you wont be disappointed.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:54 PM

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 01 September 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

Got this Ping G hybrid in value condition...

Those pics are quite representative of most items I've received in Value condition... on rare occasion I'll get something that's just been through the ringer but no damaged in any way, but it's relatively rare.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:41 PM

The one thing I've been disappointed with was a combo set of irons that had one hybrid come with a small dent in the head.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:56 AM

So are global and 3balls the same inventory? Some solid deals on 3balls with the stacked codes on used clearance.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:18 AM

View PostBen_315, on 02 September 2017 - 06:56 AM, said:

So are global and 3balls the same inventory? Some solid deals on 3balls with the stacked codes on used clearance.

Appears to be same inventory . Their prices/deals can differ.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

Value condition M2 arrived today via the eBay Labor Day 20% off coupon code sale.  Club has a couple of paint chips and some general face wear.  For a little over $150 with the coupon discount, I'm a satisfied customer.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:11 PM

View Postpropman, on 02 September 2017 - 07:18 AM, said:

View PostBen_315, on 02 September 2017 - 06:56 AM, said:

So are global and 3balls the same inventory? Some solid deals on 3balls with the stacked codes on used clearance.

Appears to be same inventory . Their prices/deals can differ.

I recently took advantage of Global's 117% trade in deal. After my account was credited I spent a fair amount of time looking the inventory of Both. As suggested by someone here on the site, I had 3 balls and Global webpages open in 2 separate tabs. 3 balls site is way easier to navigate. The inventory is exactly the same, but the prices/discount deals differ slightly one way or the other.

I just received Ping i20 5-pw/ Recoil Prototype 125 shafts ( very good condition ), Ping i20 U wedge ( value condition ), and Cleveland 588 DSG 54* wedge ( value condition ). The iron set in very good condition looks really clean. You can tell they have been used slightly on the faces, but no marks or bag chatter at all. The U wedge looks practically brand new. The DSG wedge at value condition I expected to be well worn, but it was in the best condition of all! That is a much older wedge model and I resigned myself to it having no grooves and maybe a chip/chunk out of the sole. I'm happy as hell. I love those wedges and haven't found a modern wedge I like as much. As little as I play, this should last me quite a few seasons.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:12 PM

Grabbed a M1 460 at value condition, just was delivered. Crown is in very good condition, face is playable, but man this guy must have been hitting off rocks to gouge the bottom like it is.

It's not a big deal to me, I know what I was paying for and it's definitely still playable. While you may sometimes get a gem at value, keep expectations reasonable and you'll end up with a good club.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

Just got an F6 Driver, F6 Hybrid, and Fly-Z+ Irons, all in Value.  The Driver would have easily been VG or EX elsewhere and even had a fresh NDMC grip.  The Hybrid was caked in mud but, once cleaned, was legit VG with just a bit of face splatter.  The Irons were near immaculate with only some smoothing of the original face blasting and I wouldn't have complained if I'd paid for VG or EX... nowhere near browning of any sort which is always my biggest fear ordering forged irons in Value condition.  I've received items in the past that have legitimately been classified Value condition and one single dud I had to return for shaft damage, but 75%+ of the stuff I've bought in Value condition has been legitimately VG or better.

Edited by IsleOfMan, 15 September 2017 - 10:22 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:44 AM

I bought an R11 from Callaway Pre owned back in February.  It was in very nice condition.  Using it since, on Monday, it developed a rattle.  I called Callaway, talked to a nice fellow, Josh, and yesterday, I got a replacement club free, an R11s.  Sterling customer service, I'd say.  A first class outfit.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:46 PM

View PostMrJones, on 30 August 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

I don't know how cheap you're looking for but I'd suggest Callaway Pre-owned. They have a "other brands" section and do have the M2 there. Everything I've bought from them has been better than expected and I'm almost positive they put a new grip on any club no matter the condition. I believe they also have grip upgrade options as well. Excellent customer service.

I have a direct comparison between global and Callaway Preowned.

Purchased "good" irons from CPO and they were in excellent condition

Purchased " very good" irons from GG and they were "value".

Needless to say, I won't be shopping at GG again.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:37 PM

View Postsantasquatcha, on 15 September 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

View PostMrJones, on 30 August 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

I don't know how cheap you're looking for but I'd suggest Callaway Pre-owned. They have a "other brands" section and do have the M2 there. Everything I've bought from them has been better than expected and I'm almost positive they put a new grip on any club no matter the condition. I believe they also have grip upgrade options as well. Excellent customer service.

I have a direct comparison between global and Callaway Preowned.

Purchased "good" irons from CPO and they were in excellent condition

Purchased " very good" irons from GG and they were "value".

Needless to say, I won't be shopping at GG again.
CPO is the way to go.  They underrate their clubs, and put new grips on them

I've had the exact opposite experience with CPO, but my sample size is equally as small as yours is with Global.  

I picked up a Great Big Bertha '15 driver in "Good" condition that has substantial finish loss and deeper than average scrapes on the sole, and the shaft was from a fitting cart (still had the ID plug in the end of the grip).  Luckily I was able to sell the shaft separately, re-shaft with a $10 Axis Blue from DTG, and trade it in at GG for a net profit.  Still, this experience wouldn't hold me back from ordering from CPO again because, in general, their reputation is pretty stellar.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

Definitely a hit or miss.  Have ordered some that I returned, others I kept and would consider as being in good/average condition.  Value club condition are priced for that reason, sometimes I wonder if people over there ship the clubs with their fingers crossed hoping they don't come back!

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