Club Condition Guide

Golf Club Condition Guide - Clubheads
10 - New or Mint - It may or may not still have the wrapping on, but the club has never been hit.
9 - Excellent - The head is only really shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'.
8 - Very Good - The club has probably only played a few holes - it may only have been hit at the driving range. Either way, if there are any marks at all on the head they will be very light.
7 - Good - In the case of irons, there may be scratching from sand or dirt but no major chips. Woods will have no very obvious sky marks or chips and the face will be in good condition. No buyer will be disappointed with clubs described as ‘good’.
6 - Fair - In perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be minor stone chips in the case of irons and possibly light sky marks on woods resulting from normal wear and tear.
5 - Well Used - Iron heads will either have obvious chips and/or will not be up to much cosmetically because of age or misuse. Woods will probably show sky marks. For any clubs rated 'well used' we will normally elaborate as to why in the description.

4 -Very Well Used - In very poor condition. We will normally elaborate as to why in the description.

 

Golf Club Condition Guide - Shafts
10 - New/Mint - It may or may not still have the wrapping on, but the club has never been used.
9 - Excelent - The shaft is only really shop-soiled and could almost be passed 'As New'. 
8 - Very Good - The club has probably only played a few holes - it may only have been hit at the driving range. Either way, if there are any marks at all on the shaft they will be very light.
7 - Good - On graphite shafts there may be a few light scratches. On steel shafts, one or two of the stickers may have begun to fray slightly but the shafts themselves will be in good order with just a minor scratch here and there.
6 - Fair - In perfectly usable order but cosmetically not quite deserving of a 'good' rating. There may be one or two minor wear marks on graphite shafts where they have rubbed against the bag. On steel shafts, some of the stickers will probably be fraying and there may be a few small rust spots - none of which will affect playability.

5 - Well Used - Graphite shafts will show wear marks because of age or misuse. Steel shafts will probably have heavily frayed stickers. There may not even be any stickers. For any shafts rated 'well used' we will normally elaborate as to why in the description.

4 - Very well Used - In very poor condition. We will normally elaborate as to why in the description.

 

Golf Club Condition Guide - Grips
As a rule, we replace any grips we rate as worse than 'Average' (6) with new ones before displaying the clubs on the website. Grips with a rating of 6 will still probably have up to half a season's use left in them for most golfers. Grip ratings of 7, 8, 9 or 10 indicate increasing good condition - where 7 is good (a full season left in them) up to 10 - which are brand new.