You might just be learning about 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie Smylie Kaufman, who seemingly came out of nowhere to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
for his first PGA Tour victory. Kaufman opened with rounds of 67, 72 and 68 in Las Vegas, and started the final round seven shots off the lead before his final-round 61 – including a back-nine 29 – vaulted him to the title.
Kaufman got that victory in large part because of his driving. He averaged 327.7 yards per tee shot, putting him fifth in the field in Driving Distance, and hit 62.29 percent of his fairways, tying him for seventh in Fairways in Regulation. Put those two together, and he led the field in Total Driving.
Kaufman games a Cleveland Classic 290 driver, which gets its name from its weight – 290 grams. The club boasts one of the most distinctive looks in all of golf, with a pear-shaped head and a sole design and color scheme that give it the look of an old persimmon driver. Its large, deep clubface makes it easy to generate solid contact, while the variable thickness of its face helps improve off-center strikes. It is also Cleveland's first adjustable driver, with 12 different settings.
The Cleveland Classic 290 driver made its debut at retail in the spring of 2012 with a suggested retail price of $299.99. It currently has an estimated trade-in value of $16.64 and an estimated resale value of $36.98, according to the PGA.com Value Guide and Trade-in Network.
Are you looking to buy this driver? Do you have one and want to sell it? Either way, it's easy – you can find out all you need to know by clicking the links above. On the Value Guide, you can look up the trade-in value on virtually any golf club made in the past 10 years. And because it is the national standard for golf club values, you'll know you're getting the fair market value.
About the PGA.com Value Guide
The PGA.com Value Guide was created to fill a need in the used golf club market for credible, powerful value standards – and to make the buying, selling and trading of used golf clubs more efficient and fair for both retailers and consumers. With the PGA.com Value Guide, the trading, buying and selling of used golf clubs is easier and more used golf clubs are available at fair market prices, making the game more affordable to more people.