Tips & Guides
Sometimes when at a golf accessory store to buy an accessory that you particularly wanted, you could get mesmerized by so many other accessories that are on show with such aesthetic and prestige appeal that you might forget what you came for. Although you might start thinking of just buying one of those glittering accessories, the chances are that you will end up buying quite a lot of mostly unwanted stuff so that at the end you would find yourself short of money to buy what you really came for!
When buying golf accessories there are some priorities that you should focus on if you do not wish to be in a position as just hypothesized above. The to priorities are; (a) is this accessory going to make any improvement to the game you play; and if so, to what extent? (b) Are you buying more because its the current craze, rather than for its utility value? (A fad is only a very temporary phenomenon). (c) Are you possessed by vanity and obsession to own everything possible on golf, more to impress others? It would be better if you could give the highest priority to accessories that can bring some improvement to the game you play. For example, even going for a better golf bag that helps you to keep your accessories in a more organized manner may be considered a factor that improves your game. I hope you will forgive me for calling most of the other so-called accessories (over which many golfers get hooked due to their glamour and prestige value) are simply a wastage of money.
An acid test to determine how useful an accessory that you have purchased is to take it to a golf course and enter some mark on a chart every time you need it for the game. Even if you don’t get a single mark for it over several days, would you still justify the purchase saying it is worth all the admiration and the envy you drew from your buddies? If it however gets a few a marks, and you are convinced of its usefulness, you may even consider going for a better version of it paying a higher price; but wait, don’t be fooled by a higher price as an indication of superior quality. If you look hard enough, you may be lucky in finding a better version at a much lower price or even at a bargain price!
Apart from the conventional golf goods stores, look around for cheaper accessories and bargains at auctions, yard sales and on the web. Picking a bargain from such sources does not make you a second-class citizen. On the contrary, it would make you smarter in making correct choices. You may even tap some of your buddies who change their golf gear quite frequently to see if they would have some used accessories that they would like to give away for a reasonable price. Who knows, some of them may even give you absolutely free! If you are not careful and wise with your choices in the acquisition of golf accessories, it can strain your purse strings to their breaking point. So don’t miss out on any opportunities to get an absolutely essential item even at a slightly reduced price. Any money saved is having more money in your wallet.
Now to put everything I have stated above in different words, don’t be rushed in making purchases of accessories, but take a little time to avoid being swayed by undue influences and think it out with a cool head. If you could do that bit, then you would be buying more equipment that are really worthy and saving more money too at the same time.