How to save on golf clubs

Golf has deserved reputation for being extremely expensive sport. Honestly, i can’t think of any other outdoors hobby that is as expensive as golf. That’s why a lot of people are looking for alternative ways to save money on golf gear. I usually don’t like to be cheap, but when it comes to golf, i often have to, or i would go bankrupt. I don’t think of it as being cheap though. I think you are cheap when you want things that are too good for too little price, but when it comes to my methods of saving money on golf clubs and other accessories, it’s a bit different. I try to look for value in places and golf products where most people overlook it, which enables me to snatch up golf gear that has great value for very reasonable price. 

Driver is one of, if not the most important club in your set. So choosing a driver that isn’t overpriced will be important for your budgeting concerns.

  First and foremost, my favorite way to find the best deals on golf clubs is to buy them used. A lot of people have bad feelings about  owning used clubs, but considering their advantages, they are a must-have for me. These advantages include : 

  1. Low cost – used golf clubs sometimes cost half or even less than the listing price of same clubs in brand new condition. I’m talking about used golf clubs that are in pristine condition, not the worn out ones. 
  2. Little risk – This is associated with the first point. When you spend thousands on few brand new golf clubs alone, there is a lot of pressure to actually use them so that your money doesn’t go to waste. There’s none of that with used golf clubs, which are cheaper. Thus this little attachment to them allows you to experiment and find things that you like. 

The obvious disadvantage is that the clubs that you’re buying have been used by someone else. Except for aesthetic preference for brand new golf clubs that some people might have, there is other problem with this. You can’t really know how well previous owner of the clubs has been treating them and there are no guarantees regarding the quality of the golf club. That’s why i think that when shopping for used golf clubs, you have to have good eye for noticing subtle but important things that indicate actual quality of the club. If you don’t have experience of noticing these intricate features of a golf club, then i would recommend getting help of someone who can, or avoiding getting used golf clubs altogether. One tool that you can use for detecting scam listings of used golf clubs is common sense. If a golf club’s price is too unrealistically low, then it probably isn’t real and that golf club doesn’t exist. Still, as much as i like used golf clubs, there is no denying that new golf clubs have some great features that used ones lack. That’s why i would advise you to consider the option of looking at value golf clubs. Maybe there is a sale coming soon, or great bargain that you’re not noticing. I also think that Bazooka club sets are really a catch at the price they cost now. If interested, you can read more about them in this review. Ultimately, it is up to you to keep an eye out for good deals on golf clubs, new as well as used. You shouldn’t rule out either as being bad deals or waste of money.

Different types of golf clubs overview

Golf, and in particular, golf clubs, can be a pretty hard thing to figure out for a complete beginner. Personally, it took me months just to get the basics down, but i do think that i can share my knowledge in a better way so that other beginner golfers can get it quicker. Knowing golf clubs practically equals knowing how to play golf, which is why i decided to write this post today. In general though, if you want to figure out the game itself, i would recommend getting few used golf clubs and hitting the golf course. Clubs don’t have to be used, i just find them to be less risky than usual. Back to the topic though, what types of golf clubs exist out there? In what ways are they different? These are the questions i will be attempting to answer with this guide. Golf clubs, as i’ve already mentioned, are integral to your golfing experience, but manufacturers are often confusing about golf clubs and they are doing it on purpose. That’s why i’m going to be writing this tutorial in a manner that is as clear as possible. Knowing what purpose each type of clubs serves will help you on the golf course as well as during the process of shopping for golf clubs. There are three main types of clubs and i’m going to talk about them in great detail. These most important kinds of clubs are : woods, irons, hybrids. Two other club types that i’m going to discuss – putters and wedges – are just as important, it’s just they are simpler in how they work so i’m not going to go in as deep about them as the others. So, let’s get started and let’s discuss the driver first. 

Some of you might be surprised to hear the word driver, as i didn’t mention it as one of the types. That’s because it technically belongs to the class of woods, but because of it’s importance, i think it’s necessary to talk about it separately. Driver is the first club you use to hit the ball off the tee. It is also typically the longest golf club in a bag and intended to make the ball fly the furthest of them all. That is why you need extra caution when you’re hitting with a driver. If you make a mistake, it’s going to have a serious impact on your game. On the other hand, if you are a beginner and you’re pretty sure that mistakes are going to be made, all hope is not lost for you. Golf club brands have figured out a way to make a driver for you, called Super game improvement driver. It is much more forgiving of mistakes and therefore better suited for beginner golfers. Most common problem that beginners face is a slice. But good news is, these drivers can help you hit a draw instead of a slice.

Other woods are very much like drivers, but on a smaller scale. They are a bit shorter in length and even though woods are also optimized for delivering the ball to far away points, they are a bit more accurate than the drivers. You can think of them as a bridge between drivers and irons. There are different numbers of woods, you might have heard : 3 wood , 5 wood and etc. These numbers describe how accurate a wood is. The higher the number, the more accurate wood is. Always remember though, that accuracy always comes at the cost of distance. Most of the time, you can’t get either of these without sacrificing the other.

Irons, in comparison to woods and drivers, are shorter and more accurate, but can’t make balls fly as far as those two. You can probably see a pattern here – the more accurate golf clubs are, the less distance they can offer. That’s why you must have them all in your bag. When you know that you need distance, you can use woods, and while you see that accuracy is what your game needs, then you can use irons.

Hybrids are sort of a wood and iron … well, hybrid. They combine, or at least attempt to combine, best features of both. Hybrids are also extremely useful on the course, because they can do multiple things. Some people even use them as drivers. They can be substituted for other clubs too. Hybrids are unique in that way. 

Putters are extremely precise golf clubs that you’re supposed to use when your ball gets really closer to the hole. Personally i like hitting them the most. 

Wedges are the sort of clubs that you use when your golf ball lands on the sand or other messy surface. They look and feel like irons, but are quite different.

Choosing golf club as a casual golfer

It is usually pretty hard to tell when you stop being a complete beginner and become intermediate golfer. Overall, the distinction only exists in our minds and a lot depends on our own perception of our skills, and confidence that comes from knowing that you’re good golfer. But let’s save that for another blog post. For now, i want to talk about choosing golf clubs as an averagely experienced, intermediate golfer. Golf clubs at this level gain high level of importance. As a beginner, it didn’t really matter which golf clubs you used – lack of sufficient skillset kept you from achieving your best on the golf course anyway. Once you’ve accumulated one or two years experience of playing golf, golf clubs start to become very important. 

Being intermediate golfers, i will assume that readers know a thing or two about golf. I won’t be explaining what loft is or anything like that. I will take more direct approach and try to answer practical questions that might arise when you’re shopping for golf clubs. 

As a beginner, cheap golf clubs might have been perfectly fine, but for intermediate golfers, they are just not sufficient. I know because when i was playing with them, at some point, i started to notice that these cheap golf clubs just didn’t cut it for me. As an intermediate golfer, you should get club set that will keep up with you and won’t become obsolete once you grow as a golfer. Not all golf club sets are bad, of course. I only dislike the cheap ones. Even among affordable club sets, you can find some that will be pretty good for an intermediate golfer. One of those is Callaway Strata Ultimate set. At current price, i don’t think there is any other pre-packaged set of clubs that can even be compared to this one in terms of value for the money. As a rule of thumb though, i recommend to look at club sets that cost at least seven to eight hundred dollars. I think Adams and TaylorMade have some amazing club sets in that price range. I don’t remember the exact names, but quick search on Amazon or GlobalGolf should give you plenty of options to choose from. If you don’t have that amount of money, getting used golf clubs is always an option. An option that is dangerous and requires a lot of attention to get right, but still valid option nonetheless. What i mean to say is, a lot of used golf club listings are actually scams, and you should be either extremely careful or have someone experienced at buying used clubs guide you through the process. 

It probably didn’t escape your attention that in this post, i am only talking about buying golf club sets. Not individual golf clubs on their own. That’s intentional and is derived from my perception that sets (for example, these golf clubs for casual golfers) are the best options for beginners as well as intermediates. They don’t know enough to perfectly choose golf clubs individually anyway, and by buying entire sets, they can at least save money. But if you are intermediate and have strong feeling that you can choose better clubs yourself, then i would recommend doing so. Choosing clubs one by one gives you greater control over your club set and by extension, your performance on the course. When trying to buy best golf clubs for yourself, another route you can take is the route of buying irons as a set and other clubs separately one by one. This might be good golden medium for most people, because it gives you some freedom to customize your own set, without taking too much time or making too much room for mistakes.

Still, if you do decide to buy every type of club except for irons by yourself, driver should get the most of your attention and money. I firmly believe that driver is single most important club in any set, be it for beginners or senior golfers. 

Are golf club brands really that trustworthy?

Commercialization of golf has been going on for few decades now, and i think it has reached it’s peak these days. Golf gear brands release new and improved golf clubs every year, and designs and patterns are changing fast. Newer technologies make it easier for beginner to shoot better, but those magical golf clubs are simply not accessible to everyone. Those new clubs usually cost a lot, and most budget-constrained golfers are forced to play with inferior clubs, which kills competitive spirit if your competitor is outperforming you simply because of his expensive clubs. So some of my friends, who are in this situation, are quite angry at golf club brands and have considered ditching them at once. That’s what inspired me to do a little research to find out just how important these club brands are.  

 Biggest advantage that golf club brands have, is their control of production and therefore, quality. Brands are responsible for each club they churn out, so they don’t take quality control lightly. If you were to buy unbranded or knockoff golf clubs, you are taking a gamble and there’s much higher chance of it being defective and breaking easily. Because there is no sense of responsibility towards its customers. I also doubt they would have return policy, so in case something went wrong, you’d be stuck with your broken club.

 Another reason for why i think brands are important, is economy of scale. Some massive golf club manufacturers like Callaway and Adams get huge discounts on raw materials and basically everything else, so they’re able to build and sell golf clubs at much lower price than others. I’ve found this guide to be very helpful in helping to pick very best quality irons for golf beginners. Meanwhile, chinese clubs usually manage to beat their price, but only by having lower quality standards and production costs. 

 And third reason, which isn’t exactly game changer for me, but is still important, is the authority of a brand. Marketing teams in these huge golf brands are very good at making their brands synonymous with success and winning. So subconsciously, and sometimes consciously, you really start to associate them with winning, and are addicted to that feeling of pride. You want to buy it and wear it, so it can become manifestation of your identity. I probably didn’t do the best job of explaining this, but i hope at least someone understood.

How much of a difference do expensive golf clubs make?

I’ve been active golfer for past two years. Everything started when my friend Evan dragged me to the golf course, and against my expectations, i actually liked golfing. Before that, i had heard stereotypical version of golf, which didn’t seem like much fun. But turns out, as in most things, reality is much better than the stereotype and you can shape it however you want. Anyway, i started writing this post with one question to answer – how much of difference do expensive golf clubs make? My golf skills have grown, so i’m familiar with the growth curve of playing golf. Which is why why i feel qualified to answer this question.

Turns out, golf clubs only make a difference at the pro level. In my opinion, if you’ve played golf for several years consistently, your game should have improved to the point that you require high end set of clubs to realize your full potential. Unfortunately, i think, affordable golf club sets won’t cut at that time. By high end, i mean, properly designed golf clubs with proper materials and good fit for your arm length. Picking golf club that is of relevant size to your arms is crucial. I’ve seen to many rich golfers buy fancy golf club sets that were too big for them to not stress this. Get them customized, that’s most important part. Not the price. It’s also good idea to ask around to find out what other golfers think about product you’re thinking of buying. Or read reviews.

 I should also mention that if you aren’t competitive, you might do just fine with simple, affordable clubs. They will definitely hold your scores back, but if you’re kind of person who doesn’t care about that stuff, good for you, because you’ll save the trouble of spending thousands of dollars on new golf clubs. That isn’t mandatory though, there are many ways to get new and hot golf clubs for fraction of the price. My favorite method is by buying them used. But if you think you’re above that, then yeah, you’ll have to spend quite a lot.

 Pro golfers can make any golf clubs work, and will beat average golfer with top notch clubs any time. Your wallet doesn’t decide the quality of your shots. Your skills do. And even though good golf clubs are a lot of help, they can’t win tournaments for you.

I’ve discovered new and better way to do the chores. Here’s how

For the majority of us, any cleaning task that’s performed everywhere, any place in the home (particularly by somebody else) qualifies as great cleaning.  But if you do chores frequently or just whenever the home is a crisis zone, we’ve got some hints about performing family chores in the perfect sequence to produce the work simpler.Next, go into the kitchen or bathroom where you might have some hefty cleaning to perform.  Get a head start with spraying on goods around soap scum, bathroom stains, or fatty ovens.  Give the cleanup products time to cut and work accumulation as you do anything else; eliminating the gunk will be a lot simpler in 15 to 20 minutes.If a space is full of stacks of toys, papers, or even heaps of clothing, cleaning surfaces and floors becomes considerably tougher.  Start at 1 corner and systematically work round the space straightening or selecting anything that’s out of the place.  Utilize a plastic laundry basket to assemble things which have to get put away along with a garbage bag for items which have to get tossed.

Now you have items underway, decide on a space to wash completely and stay with it till it’s completed.   Always wash a space in the ceiling into the ground so that dust does not fall in an already sterile surface.No requirement to dust.  Do not forget difficult to achieve ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, as well as the tops of tall furniture.  To put it differently, wipe or dust each surface and then sweep or vacuum.It does not really matter which area you wash.  Some individuals like to handle the most troublesome rooms to wash, such as kitchens or bathrooms, initially.  Or, you can begin with the places in which guests and family gather.  The crucial thing is to become a minumum of one area in very excellent form.  This is very important when you just have a limited quantity of time to wash.Make the jobs simpler with each one the cleansers and gear that you need in hand when you begin cleaning.  Making a few trips throughout the home to come across soap wipes, dusters, or even the vacuum cleaner has been wasted effort. Each family and home differs.  There is no wrong or right approach to achieve chores so long as they have done.  It is ideal to work with each other to come across a chore program which works nicely for every family member.  Some prefer to wash a bit daily; others prefer to wait till they have a complete day for errands.  A person in your house might be a laundry magician; while some other might be better.No matter cleaning regimen you set, it is a fantastic idea to create a master set of jobs in order nothing has been overlooked.It’s nearly impossible to achieve each chore that has to be carried out in only 1 cleaning session plus a few things just have to get cleaned once per year. In case you have children, it’s helpful to generate an age-appropriate reminder job listing and place it at a prominent location.  They are able to continue to keep their space straightened up every day (hang up clothing that is clean, throw dirty clothes in the hamper, pick up books and toys, create the bed) in order each sheet varies, dusting, and vacuuming are much simpler.Most jobs are a lot simpler in case you do not wait till the tasks are overpowering.   Doing a little cleaning daily whenever you’ve got a couple minutes and adjusting bad habits can create the cleaning jobs less frightening.Try to organize your own cleaning occasions so that jobs could be completed completely as soon as you start.  Wearing clothing and leaving them find smelly from the washer or wrinkled from the drier just creates more work.

What’s the best place to buy golf clubs and golf accessories

These days, new online golf stores with different value propositions are popping up every day. So it’s kind of hard to keep track of them all. That’s why i decided that i would document my opinion on which golf stores are worth considering, and which ones aren’t. I’ve not used too much golf stores, but i still think i’m qualified because i have wide range of friends who golf and i listen when they talk about experiences they had with different retailers.

The way that most people do their golf shopping is old fashioned way. And it’s kind of good, because i think golf clubs are one of those products that you need to try out in hand before buying them. Getting them online is sometimes cheaper, sometimes not. We should also account for shipping costs, which can get pretty expensive sometimes. These club sets can weigh up to five to ten pounds, depending on the kind of accessories they come with, so you will be essentially paying for that shipping too. Another advantage that brick and mortar retail stores have, is fitting. When you’re trying out golf clubs in person, you are in power to make sure that the product you land on will be appropriately sized for your body. It’s quite common for online shoppers to end up with golf clubs that are too big or small for their height.

 Next obvious choice is Amazon. Now, i love shopping for golf clubs and accessories on Amazon, because they sometimes have excellent deals which are hard to resist. For example, last summer, i’ve helped my friend get excellent women’s club set for under two hundred dollars on Amazon. It’s not easy to get a deal that good, though. You’ll have to lots of research, but there are ways around that. Read quick tutorials written by golf club experts, like this one about women’s clubs. Granted, the club set wasn’t perfect, but it was great for novice player like her. Then again, despite these deals, Amazon doesn’t focus on selling golf clubs, so in my opinion, it’s can’t match other online retailers who focus solely on golf.

 GlobalGolf, is one of those e-commerce stores focused on golf. Everything about their website is great, including search features, deals, prices and the fact that they sell used golf clubs. They also have great customer service team who are very knowledgeable about golf.

 There are also eBay and craigslist, which are usually used to find good deals on used golf clubs. Both are good for that use, but some products and sellers are not so trustworthy there. You’ll see a lot of Knockoffs and low quality items on both.

Making friends as working from home mom

A working mother’s plate is filled with her profession, her loved ones, along with housework. You might say that locating and maintaining friendships moving is a part of your self-care program. Regrettably, many working mothers will frankly acknowledge that taking good care of these is not a high priority. Can you encounter this camp?
Making new friends requires some time that is something working mother feel that they lack.
Plus you wish to get friends with those that you can relate to. Maybe other working mothers who get the way you live. Therefore, in the event that you understand with girlfriends is a fantastic method to take care of your own well-being but the concept of earning friends is scary exactly what exactly do you do?
Try out those suggestions to get friends with different workings mothers potential.
Facebook is about your pals. So it is only fitting to begin a group with this social network. From the team’s description state your team is to get local mothers who would prefer to hang out after work or over weekends.
You may also cite the types of things you would love to with everybody. It’s your team to command in the start, therefore give it a management!
If your small ones move to daycare you likely temporarily say hello to parents throughout fall off or pickup.
Could not it be good to get to understand a number of those parents? This way you’re able to find a better feeling for those children that your children are hanging out with.
Consult your daycare manager for permission to place a mother’s night out coupon on their bulletin board or front desk. On the flyer place a place, a time and date, and a deadline to RSVP for a email address.
Place the date for a month beforehand others may organize sitters.
Have everyone meet in a public location so that you don’t need to be worried about welcoming strangers to your house. The itinerary does not have to be the attention.
Then what has been suggested so far might not float your boat. So try this proposal. Collect the email addresses of several other mothers in your child’s college or locate them Facebook. Then send a bunch message or email asking when they’d love to meet for drinks or coffee.
Can not consider anybody to reach out? Then it is time to escape or be a little more outspoken. You might attend PTO occasions to meet other mothers in your child’s school. Or when falling off at college hit conversations at the parking lot once you have dropped the children off to decrease interruptions. You want to create the connections before you send out the invitation out.
Meetup.com is a website that brings individuals together who have an identical interest. You may either cover the upfront price of this meetup or request associates to make a donation.
This website permits you program numerous events beforehand and gives individuals the choice to RSVP. Additionally, it is a handy means to meet people beyond the group of acquaintances.
Who knows! Perhaps you can find other working mothers like those who wish to enlarge their private network. On meetup.com there happen to be working mother clubs established you could combine. When there is not, start one!
An alternative for many more introvert would be to shop about at the office for new pals. Are there any other working mothers in the workplace you have been attempting to associate with? Now is your opportunity!
Send a set email to your own working mother friends-to-be and ask them outside for a brown-bag lunch. Brown-bag lunch signifies everybody brings in their lunch rather than setting up or heading out for meals. This saves time and creates the logistics simpler.
Make sure you meet up out of their office. Your co-workers do not have to hear about volatile diapers or mother monitor worries. When you are out this workplace out in a park bench, you may all feel much more at ease and start.
Making friends having a hectic schedule is potential. Maintaining the friendships new can be a struggle but should you make friends with additional operating active mothers they receive it! So delight in making your set of working mothers friends. They might wind up being only the gang you have dreamed of having.