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Callaway Preowned Average Condition Irons

Kay_JayKay_Jay NYC/NJMembers Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭✭

I wanted to see if anyone has purchased irons in average condition from CPO and what were your impressions when you received it in hand? Better or worse than you expected? I really don't care about bag chatter and other dings and was more concerned with the faces and grooves being completely worn out. From a probability perspective, I'm thinking that this iron set model is about 3 years old so I have a feeling the chances are high that the average condition might be better compared to a 10 year old model in average condition per say. Appreciate any feedback.

Callaway 2015 Great Big Bertha (10.5*) | Srixon Z-Star (15.5*) | Cleveland Launcher DST (20*) | Mizuno JPX-900 Forged (4-GW) | Titleist Vokey SM5 (54S, 58K) | SC Studio Select Newport 2
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  • SDK67SDK67 MassachusettsMembers Posts: 3

    No irons, but I have purchased a driver and an Odyssey putter from CPO.
    Both showed up in better condition than described by the ratings. From a business standpoint it would make sense for them to be conservative, and send clubs that will pleasantly surprise you vs. the expectation from the condition rating. It was certainly the case with both of my purchases. In any case, I don't think they will even sell clubs with excessive groove wear, and the condition guides are more about the cosmetic aspects....

  • leftyshindigleftyshindig ClubWRX Posts: 76 ClubWRX

    I agree with the previous SDK67.
    Every club I have ever ordered from CPO has shown up in surprisingly better condition than what I expected.

    Flash Sub Zero
    Flash Sub Zero 15
    Epic Hybrid 20, 23
    Cobra Black MB/CB 5-PW
    SM5 48-10F; SM7 54-10S; SM7 60-12D
    Toulon Memphis- 33.5" Stability Shaft 

    SM 4 plus
    Alphard E wheels
  • nlinneman20nlinneman20 Saint LouisMembers Posts: 209 ✭✭✭

    Not much experience here but my friend loves that site.

    He also got a replacement for a cracked driver and ordered a Rogue, like new condition though. However it might have well said it was 'new', there isnt a spot on the thing, the grip is brand new, etc. I ended up buying it off of him as he didnt like the club.

  • OakRockHackerOakRockHacker Members Posts: 44 ✭✭

    Another agreement - No irons here either, but I have always been pleasantly surprised, enough so that next time I might order a level "below" what I think I want just to save a few bucks.

  • double_ddouble_d Members Posts: 344 ✭✭✭✭

    Callaway Pre-Owned typically underestimates the condition of their clubs.
    I once got a "like new" driver that still had shrinkwrap on the grip.

  • oiler45oiler45 Members Posts: 275 ✭✭✭✭

    Agree with all the above - I've bought from them many times.
    Every club I've purchased has been in better condition than advertised - drivers, FW's, irons - all.

  • JStangJStang Members Posts: 2,556 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have always been happy with the condition of products received from Callaway Pre-Owned and I consider myself picky.

    '16 M2 Rogue Fairway | 915H 2 & 3 | 718 AP2 | Vokey SM6 52, 58 | Scotty SS Newport 2 350
  • jeffrey rjeffrey r Members Posts: 2,071 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    CPO generally delivers products commensurate with their rating, but you need to know going in that average condition can be a bit beat up. Not abused per se, but irons could be worn. Woods will usually have some marks and scratches on the crown. That is why they are average condition. But if you want the item, and the price is right, worst case scenario is you send them back if you are really not pleased.

    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion 13.5* Driver, Aldila Quaranta 50 R
    Ping G400 3 Wood and SFT 5 Wood, Alta CB 65 S
    Ping G400 4 and 5 Hybrids, Alta CB 70 S
    Ping G400 Irons 6-UW, AWT 2.0 S
    Mizuno S18 SW (55/9) and LW (59/9), DG Wedge
    Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter
  • joekloojoekloo Members Posts: 108 ✭✭✭

    I got "like new" irons this year and they were literally new. I could not see a single mark on a single club. I got an "Average" driver last year and it showed some wear but well within the range of what I considered acceptable.

  • zebra2955zebra2955 Members Posts: 583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree with everyone here. Bought a putter and it was still in the shrink wrap. Was described as like new
    Bought a shaft for a driver said very good , not a scratch on it, look like the grip was never touched

    Cobra F7

    Callaway Epic

    Cobra F6 fairway woods

    Cobra F6 hybrids, 3-4 and 4-5

    Cobra F6 irons 6i -PW, GW

    Harry Taylor 54* and 58* wedges

    Odyssey "O" Works 2 ball, Super Stroke mid slim 2.0 grip

    What ever ball Costco has LOL
  • AndygoldersonAndygolderson Members Posts: 30 ✭✭

    Bought a wedge, good as new. Only didn't like their (lack of) customer support to check the shipping details.

  • COmedicCOmedic Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    Every purchase I’ve made from Callaway Preowned has been in much better condition than I expected.

  • Mike_CMike_C Members Posts: 1,551 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Only one time purchasing from them, years ago I got a Great Big Bertha II 415 driver, like new. It was brand new other than the grip was installed slightly crooked.

    WITB
    2017 9.5 M2 Tour AD DI 7X
    Epic Flash SubZero 15* Tensei AV Blue 75X
    Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrid 18* Fujikura Speeder 865 S
    Srixon U85 23* Recoil F5
    Srixon Z585 5 iron Recoil 95 F5
    Srixon Z785 6-PW Recoil 95 F5
    Srixon 945 PW Recoil proto 95 F5
    Callaway MD 4 54/10 S Modus 3 115 W
    Ping Eye 2 SW 57.5 ZZ lite
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4,  or Spider X, or Cleveland BRZ 2
    Srixon Z Star or XV
  • rwlrwl Lil' Dickie Members Posts: 231 ✭✭✭

    @leftyshindig said:
    I agree with the previous SDK67.
    Every club I have ever ordered from CPO has shown up in surprisingly better condition than what I expected.

    My experience is similar to lefty & SDK. I've bought a number of clubs from CPO & they almost always were much better than listed. The one set I was disappointed in was easily returned w/ no drama.
    Good luck!

    This week`s Starting Line-Up:

    B-Stone J815 w/ Fubuki ZT 60, Stiff
    B-Stone J15 3 & 5 w/Fubuki ZT 75, Stiff
    910H 21* w/ Diamana Ahina, Stiff
    B-Stone J40 Combo set w/ Steelfiber i95, Stiff, 5 - Pw
    52*, 56*, 60* Vokey SM5's
    Ping Ti Anser Wrx
  • SUPERGSUPERG Members Posts: 171 ✭✭✭

    Better than stated usually , although one time I bought some RAC Mb off there in average condition and they were all rusted faces. That said the model was very old that time.

    Taylormade M5 10.5* - PX HC HZRDUS Yellow 76 6.5
    Taylormade M5 3W 15* - Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 8 TX
    Taylormade P750 3-PW - Tour Issue DG X100
    Taylormade MG 2 52* 56* Hi Toe 60* - Tour Issue DG S400
    Taylormade - Spider X
    Taylormade TP5X Ball

  • glmglm Members Posts: 228 ✭✭✭

    Never bought Callaway products but "other brands" that I've purchased have always been better than expected.

  • JayLeftyJayLefty St. Louis, MOLefty Boomers Posts: 2,020 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy average brand condition irons from that site and they always come to my house looking very good. Perhaps used for half a season.

    Ping G 400 Max 10.5* w/ Matrix Black Tie 80X
    PXG 0311x 1 iron w/ Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 95X
    PXG 0311t 3 iron w/ Nippon Modus 3 120X
    Callaway X Forged '18 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 3 120X
    Cleveland RTX 4 50*, 54* and 58* w/ x100
    PXG Mustang w/ BGT Stability Shaft
  • Merlin_13Merlin_13 Henrik Fan MidwestMembers Posts: 67 ✭✭

    @Kay_Jay said:
    I wanted to see if anyone has purchased irons in average condition from CPO and what were your impressions when you received it in hand? Better or worse than you expected? I really don't care about bag chatter and other dings and was more concerned with the faces and grooves being completely worn out. From a probability perspective, I'm thinking that this iron set model is about 3 years old so I have a feeling the chances are high that the average condition might be better compared to a 10 year old model in average condition per say. Appreciate any feedback.

    I've restocked my bag completely at least once from that site- I had an issue with a driver I bought from them that was questionable compared to the rating they had given it. I called them and explained my feelings and opinion and they e-mailed me a return authorization and credited me back for my purchase. I bought a replacement on the sight the next day(or so) and had no problems. As far as the "AVERAGE" rating goes- a vast majority of my "average" clubs could've passed for "very good"- almost always better than I expected.

    Big Bertha Fusion 10.5 PX LZ 50 (6.0)
    Apex 2016 Hybrids 20/23 Kuro Kage Black HYB (Stiff)
    Steelhead XR 4+ (16) Mitsubishi Tensei CK 65 (Stiff)
    Apex Pro 2016 5-PW PX LZ 6.0
    MD 3 Wedges 50
    /54* KBS Tour V Wedge (S Grind)
    PM Grind 58* KBS Tour V Wedge
    White Hot RX V-Line Fang

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 225 ✭✭✭

    I've ordered a handful of things from them and always been pleasantly surprised at the condition.

    Titleist TS4 Driver 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 18°, 21°
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG 52°, 56°, 58°
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Titleist ProV1x

  • dethmandethman Members Posts: 400 ✭✭✭✭

    generally pretty good, i did get a 'very good' driver once that had a huge scratch on the crown. returned it.

    M1
    M2 3HL
    X2Hot 19 Hybrid
    Apex CF16 4-W
    SM5 54, 60
    Golo 3
  • Dpak05Dpak05 Dpak Members Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭

    I've always received items better than the listed condition. The only downside is, when you have certain expectations based off of everyone else and do receive an "average" condition item, don't be disappointed. Pay for the "like new" if you want like new.

  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 2,144 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Lately the condition guide seems hit or miss. The last few "Like New" clubs I purchased has cosmetic issues and I would have call them "Very Good" at best.

    Taylormade M1 440 (10.5*)
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ (15*)
    Callaway Apex (20*)
    Srixon Z785 (4-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Taylormade Spider X
  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members Posts: 479 ✭✭✭✭

    I've purchased a set of irons in "Average" condition before. The faces were in fantastic shape without any browning or dings. These were forged irons and there was a bit of bag chatter but nothing really bad. I would say the irons saw maybe a year or two of use.

    The only unique thing is that the irons had been paintfilled (and looked really good) and the grips were midsize, so I had to switch those out for my usual standard.

    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion, Aldila Rogue M-AX 75
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood, Project X EvenFlow Blue 75
    Srixon Z H45 3 & 4 hybrid, Kuro Kage Black
    Srixon Z 565 irons, 5 - AW, Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Callaway MD3 S Grind 54 deg.
    Callaway MD4 W Grind 60 deg.
    Toulon Columbus / Odyssey O-Works Black Jailbird Mini S
  • JaNelson38JaNelson38 Members Posts: 2,798 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You shouldnt have any issues with condition. If you do, you can send it back for a refund, no questions asked. But as others have said, have your expectations set accordingly....dont order "average" condition equipment and expect stuff that doesnt look used.

    Ive ordered multiple times from CPO with absolutely no complaints. Just received a gap wedge in "very good" condition from them last week and you can barely tell it was used except for some light wear on the sole.

  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,824 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    They've always been at least as good as I'd expect, and usually better. Really, I wouldn't worry much about it though. They're top notch at taking care of customers after the sale. If you are unhappy with the condition after you receive it, I'm certain you will be taken care of.

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65
    3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Diamana Ahina 70
    5wd: TaylorMade Aeroburner TP 18° (T.I. small head 19°)| Matrix 8Q3 Red Tie
    Irons: Wilson Staff C300 Forged 4 iron | Recoil 95 / FG Tour V6 raw 5-PW | PX Catalyst 100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 raw 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • Lumberjack627Lumberjack627 Members Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    My uncle uses them all the time they usually come a lot better condition then expected.

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Dont order 'average' if you're worried. Always stick with 'very good' or above.

  • mpf08796mpf08796 Members Posts: 151 ✭✭✭

    I have gotten a few "like new" items that were a little rough around the edges. CPO always makes it right.

    revolving door of clubs
  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members Posts: 479 ✭✭✭✭

    The worst part about CPO is their stickers. One on the shaft and one on the clubhead, and apparently applied to the club in 1985.

    Callaway Big Bertha Fusion, Aldila Rogue M-AX 75
    Callaway Rogue 3 Wood, Project X EvenFlow Blue 75
    Srixon Z H45 3 & 4 hybrid, Kuro Kage Black
    Srixon Z 565 irons, 5 - AW, Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120
    Callaway MD3 S Grind 54 deg.
    Callaway MD4 W Grind 60 deg.
    Toulon Columbus / Odyssey O-Works Black Jailbird Mini S
  • DrJetDrJet Members Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

    Bought a titleist 3 wood in average condition and it had a huge scratch on top. Returned it with no problem.

    My bag:

    Titleist 917D3 w/ Tour AD BB S
    Titleist 909 15 or XXIO 4 wood
    Miura 202 3-p NS pro S Pured
    Fourteen RM 12, 52 and 58
    Scotty Cameron 2.6

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