Golf is the language of the entrepreneur, the athlete, and the gentleman. A sport steeped in history, the modern game was allegedly dreamed up by Scottish aristocrats in the fifteenth century and spent several hundred years creeping across the globe to the Southern Hemisphere.
Fast forward to 2020, and our sunny climate and national love for the great outdoors has inevitably made golf the most popular club sport for adults across Australia. No other sport offers such versatility, whether it be a leisurely game to compliment a warm summer afternoon or a high-stakes business negotiation under the guise of a challenging 18 hole round.
Golf is more than just a sport, it’s an art, and all artists need quality tools to produce their best work. With this in mind, seasoned sportsmen need to source golfing equipment from businesses that they can trust, which is where this guide comes in.
We’ve rounded up the most reputable names on the Sydney golfing scene, compiling a list of golf stores that bleed integrity and prestige. Whether you’re looking for a bargain on putters or preparing to splurge on your own caddy, we’ll take you through the hotspots for all budgets.
Pure Performance Golf Labs
62 O’Riordan St, Alexandra, NSW 2015
As featured on Fox Sports, the objective at Pure Performance Golf Labs is to offer the average golf enthusiast a club fitting service worthy of a touring professional golfer. Using simulation technology, the in-store experts combine advanced fitting software and high-speed cameras to select clubs which will compliment your swing.
When you get the pro treatment at Pure Performance, you can be confident that you’ll be walking out of the door with kit that’s guaranteed to do your opponents some serious damage on the green.
Golf Performance Store
With global shipping, Golf Performance Store brings top-notch golfing gear from its Melbourne HQ to the world. Their mission: to provide training aids which will improve your performance on the course. Whether you are a coach, touring professional or just a social golfer, these guys will be able to fix you up.
Each product is hand-selected by a PGA professional, guaranteeing sterling quality products which can be ordered direct from the store. But the stellar service doesn’t end with the dazzling selection of stock, the knowledgeable golfing experts are always on-hand to offer professional advice on which products will best compliment your game.
Golf World/Golf Mart
32 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Budget-conscious golfers rejoice! Golf World has your back. This golfing superstore stocks clubs used by the likes of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson at ridiculously decent prices. And they don’t stop with the clubs,
Golf World offers a huge range of stylish yet practical footwear, clothing and accessories to rock on the course, including big-name brands from Adidas golf to Slotline. Tech geeks will love the variety of GPS and Rangefinder products, too, propelling your evening round into the 22nd century.
11/29 Bridge Rd, Stanmore, NSW 2048
Golf Traders in Stanmore is sure to raise the pulse of any golfing enthusiast, and not just because of the extensive on-site parking! Two levels of quality products plus an indoor practice facility so you can try out your new weapons before unleashing them on the course, need we say more?
If that’s not enough to entice you through the doors, they are also pioneers of sustainable golfing! Specialising in second-hand clubs, Golf Traders will repair your well-worn favourites as well as buying and re-selling your pre-loved putters for you. And no need to venture elsewhere for new grips, you can get them fitted onsite!
116 Victoria Rd, Rozelle, NSW 2039
Balmain Golf has been operating since 1968, and with over 50 years of trading comes experience and expertise that cannot be rivalled. As Sydney’s largest used golf club retailer, their aim is to offer equipment which will take strokes off your score, without the heavy price tag attached to brand new clubs. They can also kit you out with swish accessories for the green, including shoes, balls, and bags.
Sydney Golf House
Suite 605, 7 Railway St, Chatswood, NSW 2067
Professional sportsmen and lovers of luxury will be enchanted by this bouji golfing heaven. Stocking brands such as XXIO and Callaway, some of these club sets will cost you north of $2000! But for a graphite shaft, titanium face, and Speed Groove technology, the improvements you’ll see in your swing will be worth every dollar. Sydney Golf House will also take care of any casualties on the course, offering services including grip changes, shaft repair and golf buggy servicing.
68 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore, NSW 2048
Who says size doesn’t matter? A household name amongst golfing families, Drummond Golf has refused to allow their expansion from an independent store in Bendigo to a nationwide chain to compromise their equality of service.
For over 40 years, Drummond has been stocking the largest range of the world’s leading golf brands to sportsmen of all abilities and ages, solidifying their reputation as a trustworthy retailer for golfers everywhere.
Proving that an old dog can indeed master new tricks, Drummond are also leading the way with technology-assisted club fitting programs, such as MiMatch, the most advanced system for fitting clubs in the golfing world!