One of the tough things about buying golf equipment online is the process of trying out the equipment before you buy it. It's not like there's an easy way to break the barrier between going to a brick-and-mortar store to be fit and then completing a purchase online. Golf is unique in that regard.
However, GlobalGolf has come up with an idea that can not only help to bridge that gap in the purchasing process but also give golf equipment nerds a way to try out new equipment whenever they want.
Their new program is called U-try, and it allows golfers to select two drivers and/or fairway woods to have shipped to their home with specs of their choice for $25 per club. Golfers then have 14 days to use the clubs, try them out and experience them on the range or the course. If they like any of the clubs and want to keep them, then their $25 fee is deducted from the purchase price and they're charged the remaining retail cost. If they don't want the clubs, they mail them back in the box with prepaid shipping labels provided by GlobalGolf.
Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, TaylorMade and Titleist are all participating in the program. In March, U-try customers will also get an Arccos Driver sensor to keep and use in testing the clubs. It screws into the butt end of the grip and pairs with an Apple or Android mobile device via Bluetooth, giving golfers the ability to track how far and accurately they're hitting the clubs they're testing.
It's a smart way to give golfers a chance to try out new equipment before they buy, and it gives avid equipment purchasers a way to test out clubs to see if what they're gaming is the best equipment for them.
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