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Golf Club Manufacturers Want You To Fail

Jun 19, 2008
Have you ever noticed how many ads are on the television or in magazines for the latest, greatest drivers? How many of those ads promise longer, straighter drives? Fade the ball, draw the ball, and hit the green from 300 yards?

Have you noticed what is missing from the majority of those advertisements? They all concentrate on the distance and the accuracy of the drive you can achieve if you buy their new driver for $300 or $400 but they do not say "we will cut your score!"

The simple fact is, if you improve your game you will not spend ever increasing amounts on new golf equipment searching for that mystical, magical club.

Are you an average Joe golfer? If I gave you the latest hi-tech driver could you consistently hit a 350 yard drive? I'm guessing probably not. Would you buy a Ferrari that goes 200 miles per hour and expect to use it for the weekly grocery shop? Of course not, so why then do so many golfers rush out and spend $400 on a driver which spends most of it's time in the bag?

If you are not drowning in money then the cash you do spend on your golf game needs to be getting you the most value; more bang for your buck. Spend your money where it will give you the most return.

Where is your most golf played? I'm not talking about which courses you play but where you make the majority of your golf strokes. Would you believe that around three quarters of your golf game is spent getting the ball the last 120 yards to the green? Take out the drives and putts and golf is virtually about wedge play.

Buying a good set of wedges will be the best thing you can do for your golf game. With the pros now carrying at least three wedges and usually four, even five in some cases they are leaving the driver out of the bag completely. Does this give you an idea of where the Tigers, Phils and Ernies think the action is?

The golf wedge is the average players' best friend and with a little practice you can be peppering the green with birdie opportunities like never before. Fewer putts make lower scores and that is what most golfers want, isn't it?

I buy all my wedges online at auction so I can further reduce the cost. The great benefit to this is that I can save money on a club, try it out for a few weeks and if it doesn't suit me or my game I simply list it at an online auction and sell it on. Prices are fairly constant so as long as I don't damage it I generally get my money back, some times I even make a bit of profit.

So, to round up, leave the jokers with too much money in the woods whilst you drop yet another one on the green. May the golf gods go with you.
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Norman Stanley is a weekend hacker and part time tutor with particular interests in the mental game and short game wedge playCheap Golf
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