How to save money by buying used golf club

It won’t be surprise if I’ll say that golf clubs are expensive. Yeah, generally, not a small amount of money you need to buy golf clubs. But you can always find a smart solution in every situation. Today we will review saving money by buying used gold clubs. This is common method in golf lovers, who can’t afford new clubs or just don’t want to waste too much money. You can purchase second-hand golf equipment in perfect condition in some golf shops and of course online. While buying used clubs is great idea, it may be a bit difficult for beginners. You should consider where to buy, which one you need or what are the risks. In this article, we will help you to find the right equipment and save money at the same time.

First step before buying used golf clubs, is research. Its important to get relevant information from experienced players. Read reviews and make yourself sure you need this equipment. When you will decide what you need to buy and spot second-hand clubs, compare them to new clubs. Compare prices, conditions.

By comparing prices, you will assure that you aren’t being overcharged. Do you think that price is too much and not quite fair? Offer seller reasonable price, in some cases that method works very well.

Inspect clubs, check the size of the club. There are different sizes of golf clubs and you should be one which best fits you. Inspect used clubs’ conditions. Look at the club heads. club head is very important and club head which is in bad conditions can have a negative impact on your game.

Shafts must be sufficiently resilient to make yourself sure that normal use does not damage them. Inspect conditions of grips. It is also very important. If clubs are in good conditions and in good prices, you can consider buying them and then regripping.

If you have chosen golf clubs, you can take a look at other second-hand golf equipment. Bags are important thing to keep your clubs in good conditions. Buying second-hand bag is always a good idea. Personally I always try to buy used bag, of course in good conditions. There are different categories of golf bags on the market.

Stand & Carry bags are convenient to carry and lightweight. They have integrated legs that allow the bag to stand while the golfer plays.

Cart bags are bags which are heavier because of its extra pockets. Cart bags should fit into a golf cart.

Staff bags aren’t recommended for beginners. They are made of leather and can carry every necessary accessory.

When you consider buying second-hand gold bags, ensure the zippers, pockets and shoulder straps are in good conditions. Also inspect material, which should not be damaged.

Buying used golf balls are good idea for beginner golfers. It is common fact that beginners are likely to lose some ball for first trainings. With second-hand balls they can cut down some costs. I always recommend new players to use second-hand balls for first trainings.

Find the shops which offer you trial for some days. That is very important because in many cases, you can not guess if it is enough good with just look. Try purchased equipment on the course and if you do not feel comfortable with them, send them back and get the refund.
Last topic for today I want to write about is quality of golf equipment. I don’t mean conditions in quality. Try to find used golf equipment which is designed by famous brand like Callaway strata or Wilson. If you buy bad-quality used golf clubs, you may waste money instead of saving. Try to find famous brand, which is recommended by professionals. Also for beginners I always recommend to buy half-set, not full. There is no need of full set, when you are studying basics of a game.

Ask the seller about the wear and tear degrees. Be mindful of specific needs Investigate the costs of new and second-hand equipment on the market. Ask sellers if they can give you a time to test the products to ensure they are in good conditions. Make sure the equipment is affordable, if not-offer seller the reasonable price. Remember, buying used equipment is a difficult process, you need many things to consider before buying. I hope this article will help you to make this process easier.

Fitting is just as important though. You need set of golf clubs that are tailored to your body. For example, if you’re short lady, there are some golf clubs for petite ladies that you can get.

 

Practicing golf at home – how to do it right

Golf is the sport what we love so much, but there are periods, when we can’t play this beautiful game. Winter and snowy days are N1 impediment factors for golf. What can be solution? Of course home practice. You can improve all aspects of your game at home. Some golfers think that home practice is just wasting time but trust me you can be a better golfer with a home practice. In 2020 due to covid19 all of us were at home, golf courses were closed and I felt in love with home drills. In this article we will review home practice and will give you some useful tips and recommendation to master your game from home.

Improving Health, strength, conditioning and flexibility will help golfers in many ways. Improvement can be stance, flexibility, shot speed and so on.  Of course everything will effect on your game. Today there are many programs and tools that can guide you to improve these things at home.

To stay fitted for golf at home needs a very little space and is something that helps you not just your golf, every area of your life.

For balance and flexibility professionals always recommend yoga and stretching.

For the core strength yoga is again perfect, with pilates and planks.

For the muscular strength everyone knows that bodyweight exercises are very needed. Dumbbells can be perfect helper there.

Youtube is loaded with home-based fitness workouts from which you can improve all aspects of your game. Education is really unique, so be sure you choose one you will enjoy.

Having a mirror at home while training is very useful because there are a number of exercises you can do to ensure that the basic components of your game are right..

Right set up is crucial for golf shots. You can lower your handicap with and correct swing issues with practicing your grip. When exercising your grip in front of a mirror, you make sure that your hands are exactly where they should be.

Posture is another important component you can improve in front of a mirror. Look yourself from different angles, You can use the mirror for your starting position, after takeoff and observe changes. By looking at the body in these different ways, it helps you realize where you may be mistaken.

Putting is another important skill which you can improve at home. You can really make your stroke quality better.  I highly recommend putting mats for beginners. Putting mats are great option to practice putting at home. There are different sizes and shapes putting mats available and you can choose the perfect one for your house. You have to determine room size you are going to practice at, what you want to improve and then decide which one to buy.

You can practice swing drills at home. Backyard will be best option to improve your swing. Somehow swing tempo practice is not popular in golfers, but trust my guys, this is very useful practice. You will see fantastic results after month of doing this practice. Be patient and you may resolve on of the crucial aspects of the game.

Hybrids are very good type of golf clubs, especially for practice. I am planning to get entire set, if you are interested as well, check out this list of  best all hybrid iron sets.

Backyard putting green is amazing option to improve your skills. You also can find it very entertaining to play golf with friends and family. Having little golf course at home, what can be better?

Next tip could sound weird but this is really useful. Watch golf games on tv. Watching professionals, their posture, set up and shooting methods is really important for you to improve your game. Yeah, watching is entertaining but you can find it educational tho. While watching, try to copy their technique, look at their hands, hands positioning. You can learn so much from watching.

Not going to the golf course due to weather or something else, isn’t the reason to stop trying to improve your game. In this article we gave you some truly useful tips, which will help you to master your skills. While winter snowy days others are just waiting for sun, you can continue practicing and surprise them with improved game after you come back to the course. You can save money, entertain and improve game at the same time with a home practice.

Are strata golf clubs made by Callaway? Quick review

These days a lot of my blog’s readers are interested in Strata golf clubs. I can see the reason why : these clubs are affordable and one of the best rated sets online. They are also best selling golf clubs on Amazon, so people are clearly interested in finding out about these clubs. I am going to satisfy that interest and give out information about Strata golf clubs. I don’t know everything about them, of course, but I’ll provide quick overview of these products.

             A lot of people are curious if Callaway is actually the one producing these clubs. Short answer is that yes, Strata is a Callaway brand. It is used to manufacture and market affordable golf club sets. They have been making and selling Callaway Strata sets since early 2010s, at least that’s the earliest I remember seeing them. They make few different versions of these club sets. The most popular is their cheapest version, which includes 12 pieces. It says 12 pieces on Amazon listings and other marketing avenues, but in reality, set doesn’t include 12 clubs. It includes only 8, at least as far as I remember. The rest of “pieces” are just headcovers and a golf bag. The latter is built very well. I have a friend who bought strata golf club set and even though after few years golf clubs weren’t in good condition, he told me that golf bag is still going strong and he occasionally still uses it today. There are also versions with 16 pieces, and the one called Ultimate Set, which I believe includes 12 golf clubs. The latter one isn’t as cheap as the other two, but it is also very well-built golf club set. Even though you can’t use these clubs on golf tournaments, they won’t let you down if you use them casually. In other words, they aren’t brilliant, but they are very good in terms of performance.

             Overall, if you don’t plan on playing golf professionally, I think Callaway Strata sets are excellent option for you. If you intend on playing casually throughout your golfing career, 12 piece set, which costs around two hundred dollars, will do just fine for you. If you plan to occasionally get competitive with your friends, I think you should get Strata Ultimate set.

             I don’t think you can find any other club sets that are better than Callaway Strata at similar price point. Some other brands try to compete with them, but I think Callaway Strata still reigns supreme when It comes to making affordable golf club sets. Notable competitor is Wilson. This brand makes Profile series sets, which are actually very good as well. It could be debated to decide which is better, but in my humble opinion, it’s Callaway Strata, without a doubt.

             A lot of people have also asked me if it’s okay to get used Callaway Strata golf club sets. Answer to that, in my opinion, is no. That is because after few years, Callaway Strata sets aren’t really usable anymore. I think Callaway intended for these clubs to be used by complete beginners, who should replace them after a year or two and get serious set of clubs. If Callaway Strata set is barely used, then of course it’s worth playing with. You should be careful though, buying used golf clubs is a dangerous business. You might get scammed when you’re buying used clubs, unless you’re careful.

             To sum it all up, Strata golf clubs are well-made golf clubs and you should get them for the right reasons. This reason can be a need for basic golf clubs when you’re just getting started. Also if you need golf clubs for playing casually on weekends. Golfers who want to compete in tournaments shouldn’t have any illusions about Strata golf clubs. These clubs are not intended to give you best results, they are just a good set of clubs to play with. If you want top performance, prepare to pay big money to get those kinds of clubs. 

If you want to know more about this set of clubs, check out Callaway strata golf club set review on GolfClubsGuru.

Stereotypes about golf and golfers

Over the years, so many stereotypes about golf and in general golfers were formed and spread widely in American culture. In this post, i wanted to address that briefly, and debunk some of them, while adding few of the stereotypes about things and people i’ve noticed on golf course.

 First, and major stereotype is that golf is only for rich. But i have to agree, from the outside, golf has very expensive-ish feeling. It is the sport that executives and presidents play, after all. It is true that playing golf with someone is good way to get closer to influential people in your industry, but playing golf is way more than that. I also see it as very good way to connect with anyone, from your distant relatives to your son. It certainly has helped me a lot to get along with my father in law. When he first saw me, due to some misunderstandings on both our parts, he didn’t have good impression of me, but then i discovered that he played golf and everything changed. We bonded over our love for golf and now are golf buddies.

 Second is not the single stereotype, but overall stereotype of a golfer – rich, retired, overweight guys who only play the sport because it’s the least demanding of all. But if you’ve been to golf course at least couple of times, you would notice that a lot of people choose to be more active now. That can be done by walking on the golf course, instead of driving cart. You also have to exercise your arm to perfect your swing. It’s not power exercise though, as perfecting your swing is more about skill than strength. And yes, there are some golfers who like to show off their wealth, but i doubt anyone spends thousands of dollars solely for that reason. I see it as a nice perk, rather than sole motivation for buying those clubs. The clubs themselves are really good, and often improve their game dramatically. Plus, if it wasn’t for those guys, i wouldn’t be able to find any nice beginner’s golf irons for half the price when i buy them used.

  And now let’s talk about the stereotypes that i’ve formed during my times on the golf course. There is always this one guy who finds everything wrong with your equipment. Whenever they have a bad shot or something, it’s always because of cheap golf balls or bad driver, or something like that. It’s never because of their incompetence, and that gets pretty annoying, so i don’t hang out with those dudes anymore.

 And there are guys who like to teach you, even though you didn’t ask for it. They’ll come over and give you lecture on how you’re supposed to hit the ball, even though they aren’t very good themselves. It just gets plain annoying. Anyway, that’s it for today, i hope you enjoyed it, bye till next time.

Golfing with your wife – my tutorial to how to do it properly

I got married two years ago, and even though my then-girlfriend wasn’t into golf at that time, she was open to experimenting, and after one year of trial and diligent planning to get her excited about it, she’s finally hooked on golf and can’t get enough of it. My friends advised me against it, saying that i need alone time and bringing my partner on golf course would be a bad idea. I didn’t listen, and rightfully so. My wife isn’t like other women who don’t like guy-fun. I don’t know how to explain it better, but she totally blends in with my friends and having her around is not awkward at all. Anyway, now that we’ve got my background covered, let’s get to the point. I wanted to write this article to help others, struggling to get along with their partner while playing golf. I find it to be very easy, and wanted to share some tips and basic advice.

 If your spouse or girlfriend hasn’t gotten hooked on golf yet, you have to keep it as much fun as possible. Do your best to hoard her(or his, i will use her for simplicity from now on) favorite snacks and drinks in your golf bag, so she doesn’t have to think about anything but having fun time golfing with you. It also doesn’t hurt if you get her friends to come over as well, so both groups of your friends can have fun time together. Some guys like to play golf with females around, while others prefer to keep it exclusively male. If your friends are the latter, it’s okay, there are a lot of ways to entertain your wife while playing golf.

 Another key advice would be to keep it fun. I know, i’ve said the same thing in last paragraph, but i’m making different point here. Some guys obsess over bad shots and their partner’s failures in golf, and that is frustrating. First of all, they’re supposed to fail, that’s how you learn as a beginner. I get it, teaching is not easy for everyone, but the best you can do is keep your attitude positive, or if you can’t, don’t invite her to play with you at all. Your partner will be very insecure about her failings on her own, she doesn’t need your validation for that. And i’ve found that anyone learns easily when they’re not put under pressure to do everything correctly.

 And last, but definitely not least – it would be nice to get her nice club set, with cute golf bag for golf course. It’s not necessary at first, as she can use your golf clubs (if you are around same height) or borrow from someone, but if she does start to like it, best womens golf clubs (according to reputable reviewer GolfClubsGuruset can be perfect gift for the ladies. It doesn’t have to be anything super expensive, as they most probably don’t intend to pursue golf professionally, but it does have to be a color that matches their taste, and bag needs to be light and overall comfortable to carry around.

Finding time to play golf when you’re married

I am married with one year old child, and manage to spend a lot of my time on the golf course. Because of this, my married friends are curious about how i manage my time and what i’m doing differently, since they are usually stuck with their kids. I’m glad to share my experience on taking care of children, but i feel like my friends aren’t the only ones looking for solutions, and whole world is missing out on these tricks that can easily free up some time for parents and allow you to have fun once in a while. I think it’s very important for married people to have some time they can spend separately. It makes the time spent together much more enjoyable.

 First of all, if you are a guy, you need to learn how to talk to your wife about taking time off. You also need to allow your wife to go out once in a while, so both of you are on level grounds. That way, you can give her a proposition, like “would you prefer if i went out golfing in the afternoon, or later in the evening?” And since she’s getting time of as well, she’ll be glad to let you go and she will feel like in charge. Because the question is constructed in a way that puts her in charge. Plus, she’ll have time to prepare for alone time with baby, so she can invite friends or whatever she wants. Whenever i tell my wife that i have to go, she usually puts our kid to sleep, so she doesn’t have to stress out while being alone. And i usually finish my golfing trips in three or four hours, so baby wakes up right when i arrive, so no harm done. And i also have to mention that our girl’s character is very calm so she isn’t hard to take care of, that probably helps a lot as well. And one more thing, you should always be checking your schedule with your wife. Because there might be unexpected times when you will be free to go, but won’t be able to go golfing because of lack of preparing. And it’s not just about taking time off. I also think that couples should manage their funds and decide what to spend it on together, so you should consult your significant other if you’re planning to get one of those best seniors golf clubs they keep releasing.

 If your wife isn’t considerate or doesn’t let you out under any circumstances, there’s always option to lie. Lie about going to work and go to the golf course for the whole day instead. Or leave your phone in your car and lie about it being an accident. But i don’t recommend these tactics, as they’re morally wrong, as the child is both of yours and you should take your part of responsibility. And i’ve rarely seen any woman who doesn’t respond to calm and clear arguments that are beneficial for both of you, so it’s all up to you.

Surprising advantages of running barefoot

 

In case you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human species. In today before we had devised projectile weapons such as spears and darts, early man caught his meals utilizing a technique called persistence hunting. Groups of predators could rely on their endurance to chase prey for hours, hounding the creature until it finally slowed due to fatigue.Our superiority in the animal kingdom can be traced back to the simple actuality that we are very superior long-distance runners. And running hurts. Go for a jog after work today and you’re probably going to wake up tomorrow with stiff limbs and a business resolution to spend more evenings on the sofa watching TV. As doctors frequently warn, running is a high-impact exercise: each stride sends shudders of force up your anatomically complex ankles and throughout your delicate knees, then goading your muscles and joints into harm. Surely something which causes you physical pain cannot be good for you?

Citing barefoot running tribes and ultra-marathon opponents, McDougall set the blame of running’s pain firmly at the trainer-clad foot of shoe businesses. Thickly cushioned bottoms, he contended, had shifted our jogging style, encouraging us to ‘heel attack’ instead of land on the chunk of our feet. Millenia of evolution had been pitched out the window like last year’s mouldy pair of trainers.

Whatever your strategy to stride and footwear, a myriad of scientific research continues to refresh the thought that running has very real and real benefits to the typical Joe.

It’s long been the insistence of runners who going for a jog makes them feel much better. In the uninitiated, it may sound as the pious sermon of this faintly unhinged — however there is now concrete scientific evidence to substantiate their claim.

Exercise can be thought to encourage the body to release dopamine, which improves mood. Ultra-marathon runners frequently speak of ‘surfing a wave of serotonin’ while covering the kind of distances that make non-runners cringe.

Dr. Paul Loprinzi surveyed 1,082 adult women and concluded that those with greater aerobic respiratory fitness had improved hearing role at low and high frequencies. The women with greater aerobic exercise were six percent more likely to get good hearing than bad hearing.