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  • Club Champion Offering Equipment Trade In

    This is a press release

    It’s time to clean out the garage, empty the crawl space and collect the clubs taking up space in your office – your old golf equipment could be worth some cash. In partnership with 2nd Swing, Club Champion offers a trade-in program that pays golfers for unwanted equipment.

    Since its inception in April 2017, more than a thousand Club Champion customers have taken advantage of the trade-in service. According to Erik Lemieux, Key Account Manager for the program, payouts have averaged approximately $300 per transaction. Many customers have received more than $1,000 with at least one taking home more than $2,000. The only caveat is that the trade-in must be made in conjunction with a new purchase at Club Champion.

    The process is simple – in three steps, you can complete your trade-in online. First, get a custom fitting at Club Champion and purchase clubs. Next, check the value of the clubs you’re trading in at clubchampiongolf.com/tradein and complete the checkout process. Individual clubs and full sets are eligible for trade-in. Finally, just ship your clubs using the FedEx labels provided and get paid via check or PayPal within seven business days.

    “There is no limit to the number of clubs a customer can trade in, and in some cases, the total trade-in amount may exceed their purchase price,” Lemieux added. “All major and boutique brands qualify.” All the major brands are accepted as well as niche manufacturers like Epon, Honma and PXG. You can even trade in rangefinders or GPS devices from companies like Bushnell or Voice Caddie.

    New Jersey customer Sam Haines was very satisfied: “It’s probably one of the best online trade-in programs I’ve ever used. I was able to easily navigate the system on the website, select the clubs and see the value,” he said, commending the simplicity of the process. In reference to his projected payout, Haines said, “It was spot on, dollar for dollar. It was not too complicated to figure out what I was going to get. There are guides out there to make sure you’re getting a fair deal. The actual dollars matched exactly what the program was offering. The notification from 2nd Swing was almost immediate. After they received my irons they quickly processed the check, literally one day later. And I received it within four business days.”

    Kyle Carrabine, a customer from Pennsylvania, also took advantage of the trade-in program. His parents had him fit for clubs about 10 years ago and it was time for an upgrade. “I went through the fitting and enjoyed the process, and when they gave me the recommendations and how much it was going to cost, I was thinking I could offset some of my out-of-pocket expenses,” Carrabine said. “I had a stockpile of old clubs that I’d collected. Since I had to pay for the clubs myself, I decided to send a bunch of stuff in and get as much value as I could for them. I was pleased with the amount of money I got – almost $1,000.”

    At the time of our interview, Kyle was scheduled for another fitting the following week. He wanted to hit some of the new drivers for 2019. “If I do buy again, I’m probably going to go through the same trade-in process,” he shared.

    If you’re considering a fitting at the nation’s #1 premium club fitter, builder and retailer, check out the trade-in program to help finance those new clubs you’ve been dreaming about. Turning clubs into cash has never been so easy!
    In my 2018 #TheGrandaddy THP Event Bag

    Driver:
    Epic Flash w/ Helium Shaft 45"
    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
    Custom THP HZRDUS Shaft 43.5"
    Fairway Wood:
    5 Wood
    Hybrids: Launcher HB
    Irons: Apex 19 w/ Recoil Proto 95
    Wedges:
    CBX 50* and RTX-4 56* & 60* PM Grind 19
    Putter: EXO Stroke Lab Marxman
    Balls:
    Chrome Soft X

  • #2
    Smart move IMO. Makes it easier on consumers from a finacial and hassle standpoint.
    Driver: GS53 10.5 w/ Accra TZ6
    FWs: GS53 3W & 5W w/ Helium 5F4
    Hybrid:
    VKTR 22* w/ iRoD 75
    Irons: PTx Pro 5 - PW w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Wedges: Equalizer 50, 54, 58 w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
    Putter: BHB03
    Ball: B330-RX / Tour B RX

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    • #3
      Probably a very smart business move for CC. The cost of their clubs is astronomical and this could help bring consumers back to being able to afford buying from them.
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      F9 fwy 3/4, 5/6 - Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70s
      King F9 4i - KBS C-Taper Lite
      King Forged CB/MB Flow Set 5-GW - Nippon Modus 3 105X
      King Black Wedges 54V, 58WL


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      • #4
        Someone was running the numbers and realized the uptick of this.
        Driver Maybe something Flash?
        Fairways Some more awesome Flash?
        Irons I have no idea what might go in here!!!
        Wedges probably some MD goodness
        probably something that rolls awesome
        an awesone ball

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        • #5
          Definitely a huge business go not lose business to the OEMs themselves who accept the trade ins.. I wonder if they will do the 50% bonus as well to get more purchases thru them

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          Driver- G400 Max with Xstiff KK
          4 wood- Callaway Rogue w/ Hzrdus Yellow
          Irons- 4-P Callaway Apex pro 16
          Wedges- SM7 + MD4
          Putter- Odyssey 2CSM

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          • #6
            This program sounds very similar to the trade-in collaboration Ben Hogan Golf has with Dallas Golf.
            Driver: GS53 10.5 w/ Accra TZ6
            FWs: GS53 3W & 5W w/ Helium 5F4
            Hybrid:
            VKTR 22* w/ iRoD 75
            Irons: PTx Pro 5 - PW w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
            Wedges: Equalizer 50, 54, 58 w/ Recoil 780 ES SW
            Putter: BHB03
            Ball: B330-RX / Tour B RX

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            • #7
              Makes sense!!
              WITB
              Callaway Epic 10.5, Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 5 Shaft (R)
              Callaway Rogue 3 Wood Evenflow Blue 65 Shaft (R)
              Rogue Hybrids (3,4) Evenflow Blue 85 Shafts R
              Callaway CF 16 Irons 5-AW Recoil Proto 95 Shafts F3
              Callaway MD Wedges, 54, 58 Recoil Proto 95 Shafts F3
              Putter: Cameron Newport, 34"

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              • #8
                They would make a killing if they started offering bonuses for trading in and buying their equipment.


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                Proud Member of Team 99 Malort & 2017 Callaway Gauntlet Champs!


                DRIVER:
                G410 Plus 9* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X
                3WOOD: TS2 13.5* (B2) PX Even Flow T1100 6.5 (Tipped 1")
                3 HYBRID: Aeroburner 19* Accra FX-H300
                4-PW IRONS: Z765 2* Flat KBS Tour X-Flex 130
                WEDGES: Vokey SM7 Brushed Steel: 50F, 54F, and 60D with TT DG S400 Tour Issue
                PUTTER: Mullen 2 Brushed Copper 34”
                BALL: ERC Soft

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                • #9
                  great idea here by club champion...
                  Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Tour AD di7X Orange/white
                  Rogue 3W w/EvenFlow Blue 75 6.5
                  KING F8 2Hyb w/ES SW 780 SmacWrap Black S-Tipped 1/2"
                  KING UT 4I w/ CTaper Lite Stiff
                  KING Pro-Black 5,6CB / 7,PWMB w/CTaper Lite Stiff
                  TourB XW-1 52/08, 56/10, 60/10 wedges w/
                  StrokeLab Double Wide 34" bent to 67*
                  Tour B XS ball
                  2019 Championship Participant @ Firestone CC

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                  • #10
                    Great opportunity for more business, especially with a bonus on the trade-in as others have mentioned. Make it a one stop shop for folks looking to upgrade their bags along with clearing out the garage full of clubs.
                    PROUD ALUMNI of Team THP in the 2018 GRANDADDY #100Birdies10kLaughs #Captain'sApprentice thanks to and

                    In my Alpha Convoy 514 Cart Bag

                    Driver: EPIC FLASH 9* w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
                    3W: EPIC FLASH w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
                    5W: EPIC FLASH w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5
                    Hybrid: Apex 23* w/ Catalyst 70 6.0
                    Irons: Apex 5-AW w/ Elevate Tour Stiff
                    Wedges: MD4 54W 58W DG S200 115
                    Stroke Lab Seven S / EXO Stroke Lab Seven S
                    Chrome Soft / "G" Truvis Chrome Soft X / ERC Soft

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                    • #11
                      I guess you trade your clubs into 2nd swing and get the online voucher and can use that towards CC. I use 2nd swing already, pretty good outfit.
                      WITB
                      Srixon Z785 Driver 9.5* W/Aldila Rogue Silver Stiff
                      Srixon F85 3W 15* W/ Aldila Rogue Black Stiff
                      Srixon H85 Hybrid 16*
                      Srixon U85 22*
                      Srixon Z785 5-PW W/C-Taper Lites
                      Cleveland RTX 4 Mid 50, 54 & 58
                      Odyssey SL Double Wide 34.5”
                      Srixon Z-Star

                      2019 Distance Powered by Srixon & Cleveland Golf #TeamNoelle

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JB View Post
                        Since its inception in April 2017
                        has this really been available for 2 years? if so, what is new in this press release? or is it just a reminder that they do offer this.

                        i did a fitting with one of their competitors earlier this year. i would have ordered my clubs through them, except they didn't offer a trade-in program so i purchased elsewhere.
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                        • #13
                          +1 for all who shared seems like a no brainer!
                          Spoiler
                          stand bag
                          DRIVER- F9 10.5*/ Attas PUNCH 6S
                          MINI- Original One 13.5*/ Diamana 7S
                          WOOD- M6 15*/ Tensei Orange 7S
                          HYBRIDS- U85 3/ DG120/X100
                          IRONS- 785 4-9/ DGTI/X100
                          WEDGE-:Cleveland: RTX4 46*, 52*, & 58*/DGS400
                          PUTTER- SquareBack Select Custom or Double Wide
                          BALL- ZStar yella plz
                          RF- Tour V3 and Garmin G80 Approach

                          2019 Shaft Up #3 with @Olympia Fields CC

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                          • #14
                            The trade-in program is a great idea. Trade values without a bonus (for any merchant) suck. I know folks have to make a dollar but there's not much incentive to avoid the hassle of selling the clubs yourself.
                            2019 Graphite Challenge with

                            In my Alpha Convoy RTC or Super Swirl stand bag

                            Epic Flash SZ 10.5° Even Flow blue S, and
                            15° (14) and 20° (19) Diamana Red M+60S
                            APEX 23° HKuro Kage Black 80 S
                            M6 5-AW C-Taper 120 S
                            PM Grind 19 54°and 58° HI-REV 2.0 W
                            Palm Beach
                            ERC Soft with TTT

                            2019 Odyssey Experience

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                            • #15
                              Solid strategic decision for them. I have a Club Champion and a True Spec both within a mile of my office, I was leaning towards using TS for my next set...but this might help to tip the scales a bit in CC's favor.

                              I would need a bonus multiplier for purchasing a new set from them though to make it make financial sense. Their values are much lower than I could get on the Bay, at least at a quick glance.
                              In my Staff Stand Bag pushed by my 8.0:

                              Spoiler
                              Razr Fit Xtreme 9.5° w/ 7M3 Black Tie X
                              XHot Pro 15° & 19° w/ PX 6.5
                              i20's 4-9 w/ C Taper X flex
                              SM6 Vokey 46
                              °(F), 50° (F), 54 (S)°, 60° (M) w/ C Taper S+ flex
                              Futura 6M DB w/ Pistol 2.0 XL





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