Rentaclub scheme launched

Will pay-to-try-before-you-buy concept take off in UK?

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 17 Feb 2010

Rentaclub scheme launched

How much would you pay to get your hands on the latest golf equipment, to trial it before considering a purchase? Try-before-you-buy is hugely successful in the US and as well as stealing a march on their mates, gives golfers the opportunity to test clubs from a wide range of brands - not just those stocked in your local pro shop or discount store.

Rentaclub.co.uk, the UK's first online golf equipment rental service,  charges £25 to give golfers the opportunity to hit their best shots for upto five days with top brand equipment, whenever and wherever they want.

If it doesn't suit you, send it back - it will be collected free of charge - but if you want to keep it you'll receive £25 discount off the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

An added benefit is the ability to custom-fit yourself online to ensure the club you rent is as close to your personal specification as possible. But if you decide to go ahead with the purchase you'll be directed to your nearest TGI Golf network for a complete fitting by a PGA professional.

Initiially the service, which has the backing of leading brands, will offer only drivers (models include the new Callaway FT-iZ, Nike Victory Red Tour STR8-Fit, TaylorMade R9 Super Tri and Cleveland Launcher DST) but expects to roll out irons, fairway metals, hybrids and putters at a late date.
 
Matthew Fagan, managing director of Rentaclub.co.uk, says: "Golfers love talking about new equipment and how it will improve their game. We believe this is an ideal way to test drive clubs thoroughly on your own course before making a purchase. And if groups of golfers agree on a club to rent they can share the cost and the experience."

For further information visit www.Rentaclub.co.uk .

We believe this is an ideal way to test drive clubs thoroughly on your own course before making a purchase

Matthew Fagan