Should I sell my driver?

hypergolfhypergolf Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
I just replace my 909D2 driver which i have used for the past 10 years with 915D3. I am planning to sell it off but the other side of my brain is so emotionally attached to my old big gun that I don't really want to let it go. But I don't really need 2 drivers... Have you guys came across this kind of situation before? Should I sell it or just keep it? Call me weird but I really am having a difficult time letting go...


  • WanLeftyWanLefty Members Posts: 464 ✭✭
    Only 2 drivers? I kid I kid.

    Just weigh up if you think it's worth it to sell - I'd say you won't get much for the 909 so I'd just keep it, especially if it was a good performer. That way when the 915 misbehaves you can bench it and put the 909 back in.

  • Damo75Damo75 Members Posts: 711 ✭✭
    I just bought the TS3. I've had a 905R, 907, 910, 913 and 915.

    I've sold all except the 905R - it's never going anywhere.
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  • 11forgedblades11forgedblades Members Posts: 562 ✭✭
    I would definitely sell it. I hate clutter. I won't buy anything new without getting rid of the old.
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  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 467 ✭✭
    No just buy an extra golf bag so you have somewhere to put all your spare golf clubs

    Sorted, you're welcome

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  • MarkAJonesMarkAJones Jonesy Members Posts: 228 ✭✭
    909 is an ace driver. I started back with one, bought off ebay.

    No adjustable hosel, no fussy weights. Taught me how to control face and became a real fairway finder.

    I love my M1 but when it does have an off day, I hanker after 909....
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  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members Posts: 1,270 ✭✭
    The only clubs I keep on the theory that I might go back and use them again are putters.
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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,288 ✭✭
    hypergolf wrote:

    Should I sell it or just keep it? Call me weird but I really am having a difficult time letting go...

    OK, you're weird. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />

    If it's really a dilemma, and the resale value isn't enough for a dozen balls, then stash it in the back of the garage and let your kids throw it away after the funeral.

    (my kids are gonna need a dumpster)

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  • slide13slide13 Members Posts: 1,330 ✭✭
    It’s not like a 909 is going to bring in much cash, keep it around if you feel attached to it. I don’t see any problem there. I’m not a collector at all, I only have one driver at the moment, but I’ll hang onto a club I’ve loved and used for a long time too....just never had that with a driver. I have an old 909 3 wood though that I love. It’s beat to **** so no point selling anyway but I go back to it from time to time just for fun. It always plays well for me.
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  • DavidvDavidv Members Posts: 740 ✭✭
    Not worth much, but I would still sell it. If you keep it the first bad day you have with your new driver you will be putting it back in the bag and adding further confusion.
  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,221 ✭✭
    I have quite a few drivers in my stash and usually not sell them because of emotional attachments and provide great feel and ballflight (like my r510tp and 983k). I'll only sell it if I absolutely hate it. I sold my R1 and R11s after a few weeks of hitting it and trying to sell off a 10.5d SLDR head off of Craigslist.
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members Posts: 984 ✭✭
    I usually don't sell them, because resale is lousy on the older drivers. That said, I don't have too many older drivers. My son grabs some, or I just give them away to people who need them. Much more satisfying than making $20.
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,059 ClubWRX
    Keep it. It isn't worth a whole lot... not to say its not a good driver. Just keep it as a backup for when the 915 gets sideways.
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  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,466 ✭✭
    hypergolf wrote:

    I just replace my 909D2 driver which i have used for the past 10 years with 915D3. I am planning to sell it off but the other side of my brain is so emotionally attached to my old big gun that I don't really want to let it go. But I don't really need 2 drivers... Have you guys came across this kind of situation before? Should I sell it or just keep it? Call me weird but I really am having a difficult time letting go...

    I always keep a winning driver as a backup - in case I change my mind.
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  • benclabbenclab golfn702 Members Posts: 1,625 ✭✭
    I say don't sell it. You're not going to get a lot for it, maybe 20 to 40 bucks, so might as well keep it just in case the other one cracks or decides to go array on you.
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,130 ✭✭
    Trade it in , go to Callawaypreowned .com and I think there

    Are others, see what the trade value is and get something else.

    Keeps the clutter of old clubs that may not see the light of day again

    Down to a very manageable few.

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  • lil'mikelil'mike Members Posts: 1,291 ✭✭
    Since it is not like the 909 is worth alot, just keep it in case you either can't hit the other one as well (bad day or week) and need a change or if you break the main one some how and have to wait for a replacement.
  • SammyShafSammyShaf Members Posts: 291 ✭✭
    I think that it is only putters and fairway woods that people agree to hoarding. I keep an old Rife Aruba that I stamped effectively nuking resale value. I also have an original rocketballz tour 3 wood with a grafalloy blue sitting out. I think part of the fun is having clubs that you had positive experiences with. Worst case scenario if your current bag gets stolen you only have 13 to replace.
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,436 ✭✭
    You could keep it as a back up as it's probably not worth much on the used market. If you sell, you'll get what... $40? Unless you really need the cash or don't have space for the head somewhere, might as well just hang on to it.
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  • asw7576asw7576 Members Posts: 1,089 ✭✭
    edited Jan 10, 2019 12:11pm #20
    I rather keep the driver for memorabilia items, worth more than $40 .

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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,509 ClubWRX
    Give it to your local high school! If not play it on practice days.
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  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Trident/Lowcountry areaMembers Posts: 347 ✭✭
    Keep it for a season and if it doesnt see much daylight after the season cut it down (usually to length for 12 year old), throw some lead tape on it to get s/w back up some and give it to a jr or first tee near you.
  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members Posts: 583 ✭✭
    platgof wrote:

    Give it to your local high school! If not play it on practice days.

    This ^^^

    I got tired of the back and forth changes. And now days for me it is more about the results instead of having something new and shiny(although the temptation is still there). With equipment prices where they are today, I feel if it is worth making a change I should stick with it. Therefore I have made less changes lately because I would rather stick with what works rather than be tied to the unkown.

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  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 266 ✭✭
    Unless you have to for financial reason's or don't care to collect things, I'd keep it... I don't sell anything, I like having the old stuff to take out to the range, me my buddies usually bring out a old club and part of the game is we have to use it once in the round, we took a Titleist 975D out one day and we all had to hit a tee-shot with it and it was part of the round and had to play the tee shot.... a lot of fun things you can do with old clubs.... I'd say keep it, don't think you will get a ton for it anyways!
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  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
    Personally, I'd hold on to it until you know for sure your new purchase is going to stick. That's why I kept all my drivers aside from 3 since 2012! Haha

    But seriously, once you commit to a new club and don't mind parting with it, I'd suggest donating it to a local First Tee program instead of trying to trade it in. I've done it in the past and it's really made me smile to think there's some kid out there using my older clubs and hopefully getting hooked on the game. I had a few guys who did that with me when I was just getting into it and couldn't afford anything beyond a dozen golf balls and a few rounds on a caddie's budget.
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  • homergolfhomergolf Bay Village, OHMembers Posts: 1,677 ✭✭
    You will never get as much as it is worth. Keep it. I have the same emotional attachment to my Nike VR Tour driver that has remained with me through at least 3 new drivers, even though I never use it.
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  • buntabunta Members Posts: 608 ✭✭
    I usually unintentionally hoard all my old clubs in closet for a few seasons; Then when i see something new i like, i unload the closet on ebay to fund the new club lol. It doesnt hurt as much that way
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  • hypergolfhypergolf Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
    Can sell it for more than $100 where i live but i have decided to keep it until i am completely comfortable with the new driver. Hesitation to sell is already a sign not to sell. Thanks guys!
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon A in golf theory, D- in golf practical HertfordshireMembers Posts: 225 ✭✭
    If it was me I'd sell the head only and put the newer adapter on the shaft.

    Sometimes when things arent quiet working for you, you can slot the old shaft in and see if that sharpens things up for you

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  • NDGolfer13NDGolfer13 Members Posts: 1,227 ✭✭
    10 years with one driver.....Who let you in here. Lol. In all seriousness if it’s working then keep it. I suspect you will see some better results if you change.

    Good luck either way.

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