Supporting Your Local Golf Course Is Just Plain Smart

I like finding as much golf value for the buck as I can. I hunt for deals and try to stretch my money as far as possible. I think that most golfers are like me and spend their money at many golf stores other than at their local golf course. Over the years, I learned that if I take the time to talk the pro at my local proshop, I make an equal or better deal than I can anywhere else. In those cases, I save money and have instant access to the equipment I am trying to buy. Not only do I save money, but I am supporting my local golf course and that is just smart!

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Is A Lost Golf Ball Really Lost?

With the number of golf balls I find over the course of a year (you are welcome Rick and Blair), I wonder if golf balls are really considered lost? We hit them deep into the woods, search for three minutes, and then carry on with a different ball in our hand. As we add two strokes to our scorecard we lament about another ball being lost!

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Having Fun With Golf

Golf does not always have to be a serious game. There are ample opportunities to play jokes of friends in and around the golf course. I generally do not ‘pull’ jokes on my playing partners, but over the years I have seen some pretty funny things. Of course it is a matter of perspective sometimes, but for the most part, it was intended to be fun.

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Rotating My Golf Ball Seems To Help My Golf Scores

The old adage that a change in as good as a rest. Sometimes I need to change golf balls because it forces me to think about how to play my next shot. I play two balls exclusively (unless I am really having a bad day) and find that they play about 90% the same, there are some subtle differences. It is those differences that I like to exploit whenever possible.

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Golf Goal: Use a Golf Ball for At Least One Round

The golf ball industry must just laugh at amateur golfers. Although thrifty players will re-purpose found golf balls, the fact is that most players will go through dozens of balls in one golf season. Personally, I put aside four dozen new balls and hope that they last the season. In reality, I only used three dozen of my new allotment, on average, over the past five years because I generally get a few rounds out of each golf ball. Additionally, I am not adverse to using found golf balls if they meet my exacting standards (and yes, I do have standards for found golf balls).

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