Where can I find a Golf Club Sale ?
It's almost a standing joke in a big city. The man, standing on the sidewalk, with a billboard around himself or with a big sign in his hand saying "Golf Sale" and pointing in a particular direction. Companies will even manufacture and sell the signs to you these days - which shows how ubiquitous these things are. Nowadays people are turning up at sports event and sitting in the crowd holding a "golf sale" sign pointing nowhere in particular.
What are they pointing to though? What is the difference between a golf shop that has a sale on and a golf sale which is a standalone retailer? Well, it is this. Golf shops often have sales, usually around Christmas or just when they want to move some stock. Even discount golf shops will have sales, where they discount even more. But a golf sale is simply that - a place where golf clubs are sold, and the connotations of the sign suggests that what you are picking up have had their prices lowered.
I've been into a few of these golf sales and noticed a trend. The clubs there tend quite simply to be clones. I mean, just about all of them are clones, which means that they are not high quality and are on sale cheaply because of that. They LOOK like they are good quality golf clubs in that they will have the same design as the famous brands, and their names might even sound like the famous brands - but do not be fooled because they are likely to not be the famous brands.
So where do they come from. Well, as we talk about in our section on cloned golf clubs, the Far East houses many manufacturers who take pride in their ability to copy products almost exactly. The major manufacturers tired of this and took the legal route to banning exact copies of trademarked equipment, but you can certainly make and sell golf clubs that are everything but exact matches.
So the people who run these golf sales will be importing these very cheap golf clubs into the UK and can hire out shops in the centre of your city on very short leases and sell these golf clubs. What they are hoping is that the person buying them will not know the difference and will see a club that looks like the latest Callaway Big Bertha and is even called something like Colloway or similar and will buy it thinking they have the real thing or near to it.
So, you don't have to look for a golf sale, they will find you, and our advice to you is to be careful. The clubs are cheap - and there is a reason for it.