Can golf be played on cheap?

There is this common misconception around the world, not only in US, that golf is terribly expensive sport. Whenever i ask a friend or acquaintance of mine about golf, there are two responses – they are either playing golf and loving it, or they have this flawed perception of golf. The stereotype about golf seems to be that it is very expensive sport that can only be played by the rich. And based on my experience, that couldn’t be further from truth, but i have to give credit where it is due – Golf manufacturers and players themselves haven’t made it easy for that stereotype to disappear. Some golfers, who usually have fat wallets, like to show off their thousand buck golf clubs and golf course memberships. Brands have to cater to these golfers, because most of their profits comes from selling high quality seniors golf clubs. But that doesn’t mean that’s the only thing they sell. There are plenty of affordable golf clubs that any middle class person can afford, according to GolfClubsGuru.They are more than enough for playing at amateur level. If you start to get more serious though, you definitely need one of those high end clubs, but most people just play golf for fun, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

 But even if you insist on having high end golf clubs, there are still ways and tricks you can use to reduce your spending. Often people, who are in the same position but can’t afford to pay for high end clubs, opt for used golf clubs instead. Although you have to be careful, because sites like eBay and Craigslist, which are the primary source for used golf clubs, don’t have much of a customer service, so if your club set turns out to be faulty, you can’t return or basically do anything about it, except for writing a bad review to the seller. Although there are ways you can get around that as well. You should only consider buying from sellers with high ratings with a lot of satisfied customers. That way, you can be sure that seller is honest, but there are still few things you need to keep in mind. Check golf club description and pictures diligently, there might be some problem with the club. But basically, i follow this simple rule – if it’s too good to be true, it probably is bad golf club. Also you can track the clubs that others are bidding on, having them do all the research for you, while you pick out your favorite club.

 Another good way to save money on them is by buying last year’s models, or 2-3 year old golf clubs are okay as well. There is this trend in golf industry, Golf club brands release new models of clubs every year, and people with money like to keep up and always have newest models available, sort of like iPhone craze that is going on now. So those guys tend to sell their old clubs, and they do it at very cheap rate. That creates opportunity for you to jump on the deal and enjoy your sweet savings.

 

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