Whether purchasing new or used golf clubs, make sure that you inspect the gold club's head for clubface wear. You want a clubface that is smooth, sturdy and unworn.
Clubs that have already been in use for some time may have a shiny spot in the center of their face, according to About Sports. You should stay away from worn clubfaces because these clubs do not hold the ball well. You should also make sure that the grooves have well-defined edges. Indentations in the clubface may affect the ball in flight. Any dents in the material should be avoided, especially in wooden clubheads.