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Taylor Made Golf vs The Golf Warehouse

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3.5 stars
Taylor Made Golf

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Features:

Selection includes about 110 clubs

Free shipping on all orders if you create a user account

Returns accepted within 30 days on new/unused items

As one of the most recognized names in the golf industry, TaylorMade has been helping players reach their potential since 1979. Their tour players include Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, and Jason Day; when shopping for your clubs on the TaylorMade site, you can see exactly which golf clubs these pros use and buy them for yourself.

Of course, if you're looking to buy your clubs directly from TaylorMade, it should be no surprise that you won't find any other brands! Fortunately, their selection is wide even though they only carry TaylorMade clubs - you'll still have more than 100 to choose from. Be sure to create a user account; this will entitle you to free shipping on all orders, which is a nice way to save a little bit of "green" before you hit the green.

One thing we really love about the TaylorMade site is the Club Selector Tool; you'll find it under the Shop drop-down at the top of the page. You'll need to select "Find Irons", "Find a Driver", or "Find Wedges"; from there, it'll ask you to specify if you play right- or left-handed, your handicap or typical score, typical course conditions, and other details of your average playing experience. You'll then get a recommendation based on your unique profile.

And, if you wish, TaylorMade also has a custom shop; we were given the option to customize at the end of the Club Selector Tool process. You can create the exact golf clubs you like, all the way down to choosing the shaft material and manufacturer. Personalization options are also available for golf balls, bags, and hats.

Now, if you're familiar with TaylorMade, you probably already expect the price tag. If not, be prepared to spend anywhere from $200 to over $1000 for a single club. You might be able to find what you need for a little less by looking at the Sale category, under the Shop heading; we found a number of clubs discounted by $100 or more when we shopped the TaylorMade site.

This retailer offers a few unique ways to make your purchase more affordable. First, TaylorMade has an upgrade program named The Turn, which allows you to finance your clubs with 12 or 24 equal monthly payments. At the end of that period, you can either continue to pay for another 6 months and then own your clubs outright, or you can upgrade to the latest equipment and continue with a new payment plan. Alternately, you may be able to trade in your clubs and be issued a store credit towards your next purchase.

Another plus is that the prices on the TaylorMade site were the same as or better than what was offered by retailers offering a variety of clubs. In other words, you may save money buying directly from TaylorMade - especially with the free shipping and financing options - rather than trying to find a lower price at a golf warehouse-type store.

In general, the only reason TaylorMade doesn't rank higher in the list is because many golfers want a range of products, not just one specific brand and its accessories. Especially for new golfers, TaylorMade may be too pricey for starting out - but for those who are already dedicated to the brand, this could be the perfect place to shop.

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2 stars
The Golf Warehouse

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Features:

Selection of 700+ clubs

Shipping is free on orders over $99 with coupon code

Returns accepted under 30-day "Mulligan Club Playability Guarantee

Kansas-based TGW, formerly known as The Golf Warehouse, has been delivering the internet's widest selection of golf clubs since 1998. You can also find an excellent selection of related merchandise, such as bags, balls, apparels, and even electronics like GPS watches.

TGW's brand list is long, and includes the following:

  • Callaway
  • Cleveland
  • Cobra
  • Mizuno
  • Odyssey
  • PING
  • Scotty Cameron
  • Srixon
  • TaylorMade
  • Titleist
  • Wilson

For each category of golf club - drivers, putters, wedges, and more - pay close attention to the helpful links offered on the main product page. You'll find links to buying guides, video reviews from other players, and other tools to help you choose the right golf club for your needs.

Also, the filter options on the left side of the page can narrow down the possibilities. You can sort out the available clubs by brand, gender, right- or left-hand, loft, flex, price, and top-rated items.

Although their everyday prices are very competitive, TGW sweetens the deal by offering a low price guarantee. If you find a golf club priced lower on another retailer's site, you can either contact TGW prior to placing your order or within 14 days of your order's ship date. The only caveats are that you can't combine a price match with any other offers, and the price match must not be lower than TGW's actual cost for the item.

TGW is one of the few retailers we found that offers return possibilities for clubs that have been used and come up short. They call it the "Mulligan Club Playability Guarantee", and they guarantee that they'll give you a credit of up to 90% of the value of the club. However, there's a fairly lengthy list of caveats you should be aware of: the original purchase has to be at or above certain price points (such as $450 for an iron set, $240 for a driver, and so on), and you can only make four returns per year. This guarantee is extended to 90 days for custom club orders, and they'll give you 100% back in store credit if you decide that the clubs don't suit your needs. Again, bear in mind that it's a store credit, not a refund.

Also, like most of our higher-ranked retailers of golf clubs, TGW does have a trade-in program. Their interface is better than most: you can choose your club type, brand, model, and shaft type right on their website, and you'll get a trade-in value displayed in real time (instead of having to look it up on a price chart or wait for them to receive your clubs). Your trade-in value will be issued as a gift certificate that you can redeem on your next purchase.

All of these things made us want to like TGW, but when we started looking into the overall customer experience, we were very disappointed. We found review after review complaining about TGW. These complaints included incorrect orders shipped and returns refused, lack of response from customer service representatives, orders charged to credit cards and then cancelled with no explanation, and orders cancelled because the product wasn't actually carried any longer by TGW. In fact, it was difficult to find a customer with good things to say about their buying experience.

Having a great selection and customer-friendly perks only goes so far; neither of those does any good if TGW doesn't deliver. For that reason, we recommend that you consider buying your golf clubs from a more reputable retailer in our review.

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Every golfer can benefit from starting with a club fitting: a one-on-one session with a certified specialist who can match the right equipment to an individual's height, swing speed, and average trajectory. For those who don't have access to such professionals in their area, there are even services online that allow golfers to enter their basic body measurements and performance statistics to determine the best drivers, putters, and wedges for their unique style.

If you already know exactly what you need, consider shopping for your golf clubs online. You'll find the very same equipment offered in local pro shops, but often at a significant savings. And, of course, most of these online retailers carry an extensive line of extras, such as bags, balls, shoes and other apparel, making it a time-saving one-stop-shop for all of your golfing must-haves.

When considering the various stores that offer golf clubs, there are several factors to keep in mind as you shop:

  • Product Availability: How many golf clubs does the store carry? Do they offer many different brands or just a select few? How wide is their selection of accessories?
  • Price: How do the prices compare with other online retailers and your local golf shop? Is shipping included? Are there any discounts or membership plans available that could save you a little more?
  • Reputation: What is the business' track record with respect to customer service? Are customers typically satisfied with both the shopping experience and the quality of the golf clubs they buy? Is the company accredited by the Better Business Bureau?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Golf Club stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right golf clubs for your next trip down the fairway!

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