Coming from a golfer who has 6 sets of golf clubs in the garage and one more on the way, I can honestly say that I have plenty of golf equipment stored ready for use. I am not sure there is a minimum amount of stores that players need because it is a personal thing, but I suggest that having some equipment on hand will help reduce overall playing costs. And this is always a good thing, don’t you think?
Personally, I have a few dozen golf balls, plenty of tees, some towels, hats, shoes, and other assorted ‘must haves’ ready to play at a moments notice. Personally, I like to keep a supply locker full of things so I can wait out the price tides and buy my required items on sale. Of course, this is not always the case, but over an entire season I can save a substantial amount of money.
Just to give you an idea of what I mean, I try to keep the following on hand at any time:
- 4 dozen golf balls;
- 100 long and short tees;
- 3 pairs of golf shoes. When one wears out, I start looking for a new pair;
- 5 hats;
- 3 towels; and
- 3 umbrellas.
This might seem excessive, however it is hard to forecast my consumables needs from day to day, but the hats, shoes, towels and umbrellas are easier to manage. Regardless, by staying ahead of the curve I am able to save money of the course of a year.
I think that most golfers have a stash of golf equipment for a rainy day. It really is a matter of how this stash of golf equipment is manage that will make the difference in our pocket book. Of course everyone has their own way of managing golf equipment and I like to take the frugal approach if I can. With the amount of golf I play, saving money with my rainy day stash just makes sense.
Do you have a rainy day stash of golf equipment?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!