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.
Taylormade M2 D-Type 10.5* Driver, Diamana M+ 60 S
Cobra Baffler Rail 5 Wood, Fujikura Motore 60 S
Callaway Big Bertha OS 3 and 4 Hybrids, UST Mamiya Recoil ES 460 S
Cobra King Forged Tec Irons 5-GW, C-Taper Lite S
Cobra King 56* C-grind SW and 60* V-grind LW, DG S200
Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2.5 Putter