Rating the condition of golf equipment properly is something we take very seriously at Nearly New. We strive to ensure that our customers are fully satisfied and we take time to individually inspect each club on arrival at our HQ.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, we’ve put together our condition ratings guide to help you understand what each condition means. If you have any questions, please do reach out by email and one of our expert team members will get back to you within hours. You can contact us at [email protected]
How we rate our clubs:
This club will never have been used, it may or may not have the original wrapper on it. Either way, these clubs will be brand new and will have never hit a golf ball.
The head will be in absolutely top grade condition. It will have hit a maximum of 1 or 2 balls. There may be very minimal signs of ‘shop wear’. 9/10s are little nuggets of gold, you’ll be buying a basically brand new golf club at a discounted price!
Our clubs rated ‘very good’ will have only been used a handful of times – 2/3rounds at most. Any marks would be very minimal, like our clubs rated 9/10 these resemble the very top end of used golf equipment.
When buying a club rated 7/10, you’ll still be buying a golf club in very good condition. These heads show evidence of play, though have been well looked after. You might find some usual play marks on the face and sole.
We strive to buy top quality golf equipment and rate modestly, therefore this is our most common grading. Our clubs rated ‘fair’ are still in good shape, but will show some cosmetic wear. Marks on the face will be from usual play and our drivers/woods may show some sky marks on the crown.
We don’t buy many well used golf clubs, but if we do we’ll let you know why. These clubs will be in good order, but will show some heavy signs of play. That may be heavy wear marks on the fact or sky marks on the crown. There will be no dents on the club.
The shaft will never have been used and there will be no marks at all.
The shaft does not appear to have been used, there may be very small signs of marks from display in pro shops, etc.
The shaft will be in top condition and the club would have been used for a handful of rounds at most. The shaft may show very faint signs of marking.
The shafts themselves are in good order! There may be some slight marking and one or two of the stickers may be slightly frayed..
These shafts are in good order but there will be some cosmetic wear. Steel shafts could have a few small marks or rust spots and graphite shafts may show some bag wear.
These shafts are still in playable condition but ares showing signs of heavy use. Steel shafts could have heavy rust spots or pitting to the shaft. Graphite shafts could show some heavy bag wear. All purely cosmetic, there will be no actual damage.
The grip will have never been used and the original packaging may or may not be intact.
The grip will be in absolutely top grade condition. It most probably would have never been used, though the original packaging will not be in place.
The grip will be in great condition, it will feel almost new and would have been used only a handful of times.
The grip will be in good condition, it will feel tacky and there will be no surface wear.
Still plenty of life left in these grips, however some may have started to wear and lose some tackiness.
Any grip under a 6/10 will be replaced.