Breaking the Cycle
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You go to a store to buy a new club. You hit it on the launch monitor, and it’s great. You take it home and the first few swings are awesome. Then the honeymoon period runs out, and you start to have the same problems with the new club that you did with the old one.
This process isn’t fun, and it can get expensive. Stores are happy to take your trade-ins…for 50% of what you just paid. Reselling on eBay isn’t much better, and it’s fraught with hazards.
This year, Global Golf is taking a new approach to club buying. They call it U-Try, and it’s one way to break the cycle of disappointment with new clubs.
The concept behind U-Try is simple: pick a club, try it for two weeks, then decide to keep it or not.
Global Golf is offering a quality selection of drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids. Men can choose from Callaway, TaylorMade, XXIO, Cleveland, Wilson Staff, Cobra, and Mizuno. For women, Callaway, Cleveland, and Cobra are available. The website is easy to navigate, and you can configure options like loft and flex.
Each demo costs $25, and you can take up to two clubs at a time. With this option, you can compare two new drivers head to head to see which one works better on the course. The real kicker is the 14 days. Any club can be great for a day, but if something works well several times over the course of two weeks, it’s a real winner.
If you decide that a club isn’t for you, simply ship it back with the prepaid label that came in the box. If you do want to make the club a permanent part of your set, keep it and the $25 will be applied toward the purchase.
I recently tried U-Try and was impressed with the quality of the website, the customer service, and the speed of the delivery. When I was finished, I packed up the box and sent the club back. It really couldn’t be easier.
While U-Try isn’t a substitute for a high quality fitting, the reality is that some of you are simply not going to get fit. If you’re one of those people, I think U-Try is a great alternative to the expensive, frustrating cycle of buy-try-resell-repeat.