The thriving online club exchange has signed an agreement to be partners of the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) for the next two years.
Based in south-west London, Golfbidder began life in 1997 as Mashie Niblicks, a shop which specialised in buying and selling used golf clubs. The success of ‘Mashie’ encouraged the concept to expand online – and as a result Golfbidder, the busiest preowned golf retailer in Europe, was born.
“We are delighted to welcome Golfbidder to the EGCOA community” says Lodewijk Klootwijk, EGCOA director. “This unique service adds great value and advantages for golfers and pro shops alike, allowing them the opportunity to liquidate used clubs and unsold new stock. I would encourage any golf facility to visit www.golfbiddertrade.com to see the benefits of this powerful online resource.”
One of the key benefits of Golfbidder is that it allows pro shops the option to accept used clubs in part-exchange for new clubs, golf lessons or other products. An integral factor in the firm’s success has been its rigorous counterfeit screening processes that includes a team of PGA professionals employed to check the authenticity of all traded clubs. Golfbidder’s commitment to the industry has been recognised by the PGA of Great Britain andIreland, along with the PGAs of Europe.
Liam Robb, founder and managing director of Golfbidder, commented: “Over the past decade we have removed the risk of trade-ins for thousands of golf stores, giving them an advantage over their competitors and helping them to move their new stock quickly. We are delighted to team up with the EGCOA and are looking forward to bringing our services to their members’ pro shops and retail outlets across Europe.”
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European Golf Course Owners Association www.egcoa.eu