Golf has always been considered an expensive sport to play. This mindset has an inkling of truth in it, as the required golf equipment is costly to purchase. There are however, ways on how to save money while playing golf. A player does not need to sacrifice the quality of his golf equipment just so he could stay within budget. This article would therefore show how a typical golf player could save up on the extra cash when choosing his golf equipment.
- Golf attire should double as casual business attire.
Every player knows that there is a standard golf attire requirement for all golf courses, and this requirement would change depending on the minimum demands of the golf course. However, to save on purchasing an entirely new wardrobe for golf, a player should just look in his closet attire that he would often use in casual business settings. This is because the acceptable golf attire is a combination of a clean, well-fitting, collared polo shirt and a pair of slacks. A golfer could even invest in golf pants as these can be used in business setting. This attire would eliminate the need to buy the expensive golf shirts available in the market.
- Buy golf clubs that match.
This tip does not mean that the golf clubs should match the attire of the person, but rather the person himself. Now, golf clubs are highly expensive; they might be the most costly equipment that the person would buy. He should therefore invest in a club that he would not regret buying and would end up using for a long time. For this to happen, he should look for golf establishments that offer club fitting. The attendants there would match a golf club with the weight, height, and stance of a person. A fitted golf club would offer maximum comfort and control for the person yielding it.
- The body should be fit as well.
Golf ranges are vast. Walking around the range could burn additional calories for a player. He could also burn a few more calories and save cash by purchasing the right golf bag, as golf bags could be classified according to the player’s travel preference. By walking, a golf player could just purchase the caddy bag, the least type of bag. He would also end up saving a lot more by not renting out the golf cart.
If the person chooses to walk but cannot carry the extra burden, a second alternative he can do is purchase the two-wheeled cart bags. These are slightly more expensive than the caddy bag but are easier to move around as they only require pulling and not carrying.
To ensure that the bag would stay as sturdy for a long time, the player should place the bag in a dry and cool area, avoiding direct sunlight as much as possible. Direct sunlight makes the nylon brittle, making it more susceptible to fraying and breaking.
- Save up through golf balls
A single golf ball may not cost as much as the other golf equipment, but the repeated purchase of one would have a negative financial impact in the long run. One may not believe that he would buy a lot of the balls, but in truth, he would really end up losing balls every now and then, forcing him to buy repeatedly.
To save up on this, he could buy two types of balls that are sold at a huge discount. The first type is the mark-outs. These are balls that fail to pass the standards set by the firm but have passed the legal standards set by the International Golf Association. The second type is the recycled balls. These are lost balls found by the ground keepers and are subsequently sold to manufacturing firms. The firms clean and fix the balls so they would pass the legal requirements. They are then graded based on the level of quality and sold to the public.