Thursday, 29 March 2012

Super Money Saver Tips for Golf – Part II

Many people think that golf is expensive to play, so we have included some ways of being creative and innovative.

Fairways – Playing on a golf course can be expensive if done regularly. You can however, find some ways to still play without spending more than what is needed:

  1. Ask a vendor or your supplier to sponsor your golf game – In some industries, this is a normal and acceptable practice. For example, your company is a client of a service provider, there are cases wherein your account representative is encouraged to do representations and treat valued customers such as you.

  1. If you are paying for your golf game, choose an inexpensive yet decent golf course. Play in expensive courses only if needed (e.g. if you have to treat a customer, etc).

Training lessons – Golf is a sport that requires constant practice and improvement. Learning the proper use of your golf equipment is just one of the many lessons that a golf trainer can impart to a student. Numerous patrons of the sport engage some form of regular training. You can still be able to find ways to save and still avail of a professional golf trainer.

  1. When you are undergoing training, be serious and maximize your time with your trainer. You will get more value for your money. If you take your lessons for granted, you will need more sessions, which translate to more payments.

  1. Try to befriend your trainer. If you get to his good side, your trainer may even give you a discount, or better: he may choose to give you free lessons!

Realistically, playing golf and keeping golf equipment will always entail a certain cost. The challenge really is to minimize all opportunities to spend by being creative and aware. Now that you have several tips exposed to you, feel free to use them as you see fit.

Super Money Saver Tips for Golf

How true is it that golf is an expensive game? Is golf equipment a luxury items? It all depends. When you think about it, anything in life can be expensive, if you do not learn how to manage your cost. Even if prices of commodities are going high, and the cost of living seems to go up constantly, you can still be able to afford to play golf by being creative and aware of how to spend your money intelligently.

When you are into this sport, what do you really spend on? Let us see enumerate these areas of spending, and find out ways in which to save.

Golf Equipment - this is an umbrella of different items we use to play the game, namely your golf bag, golf club, golf balls, shoes, gloves, tees, and other related items. A player can save money by:

  1. Not being brand conscious. Premium brands entail high costs. You should always try to be open to using good quality golf equipment and not be compartmentalized with just marketing savvy. If you are too particular about brand names, then expect to pay more pounds than what is needed.

  1. Borrow equipment from friends. This allows you to use equipment that you need without having to buy your own. Just make sure that you are careful not to cause damage to these golf equipment, or you may have to buy new ones, and spend more in the end. Besides, if the said equipment is really not being used by your friend, it is better that you use it in the meantime.

  1. Taking good care of existing golf equipment. If you end up buying your own golf set, make sure you keep it in good shape. Never throw it around, and exercise loving care. You want these equipment to last their intended lifespan or longer.

Driving Range – to practise your long game, you have to constantly hit the range and hit some balls. You can still try to find ways to save on this item:

  1. Play in a low-priced range near you. This way you save on gas and other related expenses.
  2. Always maximize your time when inside the driving range. Waste of time means waste of money.

Money Saving Tips on Golf

Golf has been perceived to be a rich man's game. It is associated with business deals, high profile networking, and exclusive clubs. One would never associate golf with something cheap.

Because of this reputation, many people do not try out the game at all (save perhaps for some chance encounter at "mini-golf" courses). What if there was a way to get into the sport without having to pay an arm and a leg? Impossible?

Let us analyse what makes golf seem so expensive.

Is it the Golf course? There are exclusive clubs out there, but you can always find a cheaper alternative nearby.

Is it the driving range? Again, you can always opt to play at a cheap range. No frills, nothing fancy. Just enough space to have this thing going

What really eats up the bulk of your golf expenses would be the equipment and accessories. Golf clubs. Drivers. Balls. Gloves. The whole gamut. The secret here is not to believe all the marketing hype. An expensive driver can definitely add a few extra meters to your ball, but if you are a beginner, who cares? Tiger Woods would care. But then again, you are not him. You are still learning the sport anyway. And if you are an experienced player, will you REALLY need the extra meters? A normal driver can still serve its purpose. Let us move to golf balls. Sales outlets of golf equipment will say: "Buy this brand, and you will have twice the distance!" Is this true? Not at all. Just because an item is more expensive does not necessarily mean that it has twice the quality. If you believe all the hype behind these expensive golf equipment, then you will drown yourself in plenty of expensive hardware that you can very well do without.

Try using just your regular golf equipment. Top of the line is for the pro's. For normal people, ordinary equipment will do. Once you convince yourself of this fact, you will realize that golf CAN be an inexpensive sport after all.

So the next time you go out and buy your golf equipment, always bear in mind that performance is not always dependent on cost. Also, live within your means. Set a personal limit for yourself. If you can, borrow equipment from experienced friends. I am certain they will allow you to use their equipment. And if you want your kids to follow in your footsteps there are some great money boxes for children that could set them up for a life of golf in the future.