Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming around, and you know what that means… deals, deals, and more deals. I’ll update this article each day for the next couple of days, as I’m sure new deals will consistently be coming out.
There’s no better day to shove people around to get the best deal than the day after we are thankful for all that we have. Wait, that doesn’t make sense. Oh well, the deals are worth it! While I tend to skip Black Friday in favor of Cyber Monday, many golf retailers and online stores are planning some great deals this year, so I wanted to write a pretty in depth article so that you don’t miss any opportunities.
I try to make my articles as helpful as possible. Some people can only go to a few stores for Black Friday, so I’ll just list out individual stores (and websites) and let you know the best deals (compared to what these items typically sell for online).
Note: I’m going to be comparing these Black Friday prices to typical eBay prices. So, even if they are offer a club that retails for $500 at $100 off, that doesn’t mean it’s a good deal when you can actually buy that club brand new on eBay for $250.
Anyway, that’s enough of an introduction. Let’s jump right in to the best golf Black Friday deals of 2018!
The Best 2018 Golf Black Friday Deals By Retailer
TaylorMade 5.0 Stand Bag: I’ve often considered this bag to be the best value one that you can buy. It’s not 20% off, so totaling just about $80. For a high quality golf bag brand, you can’t go wrong here.
- Price: $80
- Typical Price: $100
- Why it’s a good deal: already fairly priced at $100. For the quality and the extra 20% off, it’s the best bag that you can buy on Black Friday in 2018.
Mizuno JPX 900 Forged Irons: Who knows, maybe I’m a little biased. I currently play the JPX 825 forged irons, so these are a couple of steps up. They feel incredible at impact and will last you decades of exceptional shot shaping. If you are looking for a new set of irons, I can’t recommend this set more!
- Price: $600
- Typical Price: $800
- Why it’s a good deal: no one has ever been upset over a $200 discount on clubs from the best iron makers in the world
Golf Apparel: if you are looking for apparel, Global Golf seems to be your best bet. They have tons of different clothing heavily discounted for the holidays. For example, take the Adidas 2 colored stripe shirt:
- Price: $24
- Typical Price: $30
- Why it’s a good deal: classic striped polos are definitely in style at the moment. Adidas shirts feel great and last a long time compared to other brands in my experience.
Since we just mentioned used golf balls, we have to mention used golf clubs as well! I’m a huge fan of Callaway PreOwned, as everything is guaranteed to be authentic, the customer service is great, and you have lots of options to choose from. They only have their pre-black Friday deals at the time of this wriring. If their real deals are anything like this, you are sure to be pleased. Here’s an example of a club (like new Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme driver) that I got from them a couple of years back:
- Price: $100
- Typical Price (at the time): $160
- Why it’s a good deal: buying a new golf club and hitting it a few times absolutely kills the value unfortunately… might as well buy slightly used!
Follow this link here to see the item that hardly ever falls below $40. Although the savings are not that large, I was just amazed to see a price difference compared to the rest of the year.
- Price: $40
- Typical Price: $45
- Why it’s a good deal: Any golfer would love this as a gift, no matter how good they are. Typically, the price will be closer to $50 when sales tax is taken into account. So this is a saving of about $6 or so per dozen.
PreOwned Callaway Clubs: many golfers use the Callaway PreOwned website, but other would rather just buy them all through Amazon, as they trust Amazon more and the return policy is much more favorable. There are tons of slightly used Callaway clubs that are just a few years old that offer a great value at the moment. Let’s take the slightly sued 2017 Great Big Bertha (GBB) Epic Sub Zero Driver for example:
- Price: $167
- Typical Price: ~$200
- Why it’s a good deal: I’m always a fan of clubs that have been out for 2-5 years. The quality is nearly just as good as the newest releases, but at a heavily discounted price. Then add in that the clubs are slightly used and you save even more money.
Callaway SuperSoft Golf Balls: for a slightly lower end ball (compared to the Pro V1s at least), the Callaway SuperSoft golf balls are a great option. They spin a decent bit around the greens, feel soft at impact, and still fly far off the club face. They are Amazon’s most popular golf ball based on sales volume, so lowering the price by an extra few bucks is nice!
- Price: $19
- Typical Price $22
- Why it’s a good deal: a more budget friendly option for someone that wants a high quality ball but doesn’t want to spend $40 for Pro V1s.
As golf balls seem to be the best door buster of 2018, this list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of used golf balls. LostGolfBalls.com is my go to for used golf balls, often allowing me to get nearly new Pro V1s for under a dollar per balls. This year is no exception, as I can get 10 dozen AAAA Pro V1s for under $100, as you can see below.
- Price $100
- Typical Price: $150
- Why it’s a good deal: you are probably going to lose golf balls quickly anyway, so you might as well buy new!
Callaway Diablo Tour Golf Balls: This is a surprisingly good deal coming for Dicks. I assumed they would be similar to Golf Galaxy (owned by the same people), but I was proved wrong. Their “door breaker” is a dozen balls of Callaway Diablo Tour golf balls, which were some of the most underrated balls when they were first released. They are a great blend of distance off the tee and spin around the greens.
- Price: $13
- Typical Price: $20
- Why it’s a good deal: An older model balls that’s undervalued to begin with. Then add on an extra discount and you have a great deal! A great way for Dicks to get you coming in to the store to buy other Black Friday deals.
TopFlite XL Complete Set: if you are a brand new golfer or are buying clubs for a brand new golfer, this is a hell of a deal. Most complete sets (no matter what brand you are buying) will end up costing you well over $200. TopFlite is not the BEST brand for complete sets, but they are not too far off the mark. Their clubs will hold up decently well, but sets like these are not meant for intermediate or better golfers.
- Price: $130
- Typical Price: $220
- Why it’s a good deal (for beginners): Has everything you need at a discount of roughly $100 for a brand new complete set. Offered for males and females by the way!
If you have ever wanted to track your rounds better, Arccos is one of the most popular tools. They hardly ever go on sale, so take advantage! Their new grips with sensors in them are discounted by about $40, and their regular sensors that go in the butts of the clubs are down about $70.
- Price: $170
- Typical Price: $250
- Why it’s a good deal: slightly better reviews than Game Golf, and Arccos hardly ever has discounts
Orange Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls: Search any thread online about the “straightest” golf ball out there, and you are bound to find lots of e6 enthusiasts. If you don’t mind the color, I do think these balls will have a positive impact for notorious slicers/hookers.
- Price: $14
- Typical Price: $23
- Why it’s a good deal (for slicers and hookers): the ball is designed to go as straight as possible (designed to fly with the least amount of spin as possible)
PGA Tour SuperStore
Nothing yet. Will update when something comes in though!
I honestly don’t see anything on their catalog that screams “Good deal!” to me. Everything can be bought for much cheaper on other online stores.