Golf can be a very fun and relaxing sport to play. The time spent out in the sun and amongst others playing such a great game are memories you’ll keep forever. If you have always wanted to give golf a try, you can always start at any time. You can go and find some fairly nice beginner gear for a reasonable price, then head out and start practicing your swing. You and your gear will be exposed to the weather, so your equipment should be as tough as you are. The game requires precision and patience, which are very useful traits.
Patience will be a great tool to use when buying some great equipment at extremely low prices. When starting out, buying a complete set of high-end clubs is really pricey. Following in the footsteps of those before you is highly recommended for those looking to learn the game. Some of the best golfers in the world today came from humble beginnings, which meant they started out with a starter set or a few clubs and replaced them one at a time.
While some can buy equipment whenever they’d like, others will wait for the opportune time to bust out their wallet and get those items they’ve been waiting all season for. This is not only the smartest move, but it is the least expensive. The idea is to get introduced to the game to have fun and push your skills to the limit, each and every time. The price of starting may deter some from starting, but it shouldn’t have to.
End of Season Sales
Have you gone to a store after the holiday season in Canada? It seems to be sales as far as the eye can see, right? Well, you don’t always have to wait for the holidays to end for you to add a piece to your set. To be honest, you don’t even need to wait for the season to be over. Once nearing the end of the season, golf equipment manufacturers will lower the prices of their existing equipment in order to stimulate sales. This helps cushion the off season sales, at least before they introduce the next years model.
Where can you find these sales? Well, if you’re involved with the culture, they’ll find you. Major golf related websites will either promote their own equipment or throw up links to flash sales (GolfDigest). By now, you may have subscribed to more than a few newsletters. If you have already purchased the equipment you were wanting, then they may be annoying. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, use that patience again and wait. They will more often than not turn up for cheaper than earlier in the season.
If you are a frequent to moderate user of Amazon or eBay, they will be using your search information to send you emails about the exact or similar product. This is especially useful because these sites have been known to have outstanding deals that can’t be found anywhere else (GolfDigest).
If you just can’t wait for your item to be delivered, going to your local sports equipment store always has the equipment available for purchase. This is how you should be testing equipment for the right size and feel, so getting in the car and taking the drive will help you avoid wasting money on purchases that aren’t to your liking. Even if you simply go to the store to test the equipment, only so you can later buy it online, is smart. How is anyone ever truly sure that something is the right fit? It’s hard to tell through a screen. If you have already bought your item from the company, and they have a store located in your city, you can request delivery to the store so you can pick up the item. This is a way to avoid taking off a day from work to wait for a package that didn’t end up arriving until 8 P.M.
When Is the Best Time to Buy?
So, you’ve got your eyes set on some equipment, and you’re waiting to pull the trigger. How long should you be waiting? Well, some would say as long as it takes, but there are times that you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for. If you add your items on your Amazon wishlist, you will be informed when they go on sale. There is no need to return to the site every day, only to leave disappointed when you don’t find what you’re looking for.
If you time it perfectly and make it at the right time, you may be lucky enough to get a deal on a rather expensive set that is so big you’re basically stealing it. This tends to happen near the end of the season, but also exactly after. Just like Christmas related items are at times 90% off right after Christmas, the same can be said for items after their respective seasons have passed (MyNeGm). Each area may experience a different end of the season, so pay attention to when yours are. The colder the climate in your location, the shorter your season and the earlier on in the year your deals will start. So, as for Canadians, there is a short amount of time to make the best of the season.
There is always events such as Black Friday and flash sales to pay attention to. Items are on sale for short amounts of times, but savings are almost insane. During the offseason, the next season’s model for whatever item you’re interested in will be introduced (GolfDigest). This is actually a great time to get the previous seasons model if you don’t mind having “outdated” equipment. The newest gear won’t make you a great golfer, practice will. So, find something you really like and use it to hone your skill. The better the quality, the longer it will last. If you would like to purchase a new gear load out at the end of every season, that option is available. Make sure to have fun out there, be safe and happy hunting.