So I've recently replaced quite a few clubs in the bag after getting more of an idea of what I want after playing for 18 months or so.
Irons - bought for £60 sold for £80
Driver - bought for £65 sold for £60
And previous driver I tried but didn't like - bought for £25 part exchanged for £75...
In some ways it can seem that way. For example a really aggressive golfer could get 5 hole outs from fortunate bounces in a year, but could have 300 bounce into hazards, but a more conservative player could get 0 hole outs be seem less lucky by comparison.
I bought a cheap £60 used Wilson set when I started about 18 months ago and just got some Cleveland CBX launcher brand new now that I know what I want a bit more.
I got them at clubhouse golf for about £330 brand new if I remember rightly. There were a set of Srixon ones I tried that were £230...
Tried it when the range first got it, was alright, but then they kept the prices the same but seemed to change to 40/80/120 from 50/100/150, and then they started charging for TT. Think it's about £5 per hour 'off peak' and more at peak.
I don't bother now with TT now if I go to that range