Living in the country, there are no opportunities to shop for golf stuff unless I drive about 3.5 hours. This limitation is okay because when I do make it to the golf store, I spend a great deal of time window shopping for something that I need (or want 😉 ). In the meantime, I try to shop online for all my golfing needs and in the past the experience was quite rewarding. Unfortunately, this year is far less productive or rewarding. I went online to my usual places and was not enticed to open my wallet…..I wonder if I am missing something?
The real challenge I am facing is that I do not need anything. I am not exaggerating one bit. During the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, I updated all my electronic devices, purchased enough golf balls to last a few more years, and my clubs are good for at least 3 to 5 more years (if not longer). I am good to go…..except for a new golf bag for my push cart.
I already have an outstanding carry bag given to me by my friend Kirk, by my push bag has seen better days. Additionally, I am looking for something smaller and easier to handle when lifting it in and out of my golf locker aka car. I want it to have 14 different club slots, but does not have to have a multitude of pockets and zippers. The one I have now has pockets I do not even use. So, my search will begin.
For those who don’t already know, I have a process to buying golf equipment. The plan is to save money and reduce any buyers remorse. Here are my steps to buying success:
- Step 1: Research, research, and research. I read the hype of manufactures to see what they say, however, I actually pay attention to the consumer reviews. This is the most important piece of information you will find. People are more than willing to tell you what they think.
- Step 2: Figure out what I want/need. The best way to purchase a golf bag is to see it first.
- Step 3: Wait for it to come on sale. Check Ebay. Check Kijiji. Check Golftown (or other large franchise stores), check the local pro shop (you would be surprised).
- Step 4: If possible haggle over the price. The local pro shop will lower their price if you make them a reasonable deal.
- Step 5: Purchase the piece of equipment.
- Step 6: Probably the most important step – be happy with your purchase. This is very important!
So my journey to purchase a new cart bag is underway. It is going to be fun and eventually I will find one to suit my needs. In the meantime, I will continue to look on line and see what pops up.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!