Purchasing golf equipment online is a breeze these days. All you need to do is get onto your favorite site for purchases, and a few minutes later, you’re done. Right?
Wrong, actually. To start with, like in all online transactions, there are plenty of potential pitfalls that you will need to carefully consider so as to make your online golf equipment purchase as trouble-free and smooth as possible.
The whole process starts with you selecting a reputable online golf equipment retailer who has prices that you consider to be fair and excellent customer service.
Another important consideration is warranty claims. Remember that online purchases are different from offline purchases where you see and handle the actual good before purchase. This naturally creates a situation where more things are bound to go wrong and they usually do. So the warranty claim is a very important and key consideration when purchasing golf equipment online.
For instance the policy at golfgalaxy.com is that most of their products carry a manufacturer’s guarantee. The other advantage with this retailer is that they also accept returns at any GolfGalaxy physical retail store. Additionally, a 30-day return or exchange policy applies to most products.
It is important to fully understand the return policy of the online retailer you are dealing with before you make any online purchases of golf equipment. For example almost all online retailers do not accept custom orders to be returned, as well as gift cards, merchandise that has been used and pre-recorded videos or DVDs that have been opened.
The other really important tip about purchasing golf equipment online is that somebody who has no thorough knowledge of golf equipment purchases should never do it. If you do not have enough knowledge, then it is advisable to get an expert to help you out, as there are many small details that can easily get you into trouble, when you are not aware of them.
Just to give one example, all golfers should use standard length clubs. That is unless they are too short or too tall. The trick is that standard length clubs allow players to hit the ball on center a higher percentage of the times which increases distance and accuracy. The situation has gotten complicated in recent times with the introduction of light weight Titanium driver heads and ultra-light graphite shafts which have extended driver playing lengths. The longer the club, the more difficult it is to control. These are just some of the small details you will need to be fully aware of when ordering your golf equipment online.
Andy Wagner is an author and avid golfer for Golf Tee Times - TeeTimeWatch.com - the lowest discount tee times on the internet.