What’s in the bag is one of my favorite monthly features in Golf Digest. I think what a player carries in his/her and their set makeup says a lot about the type of player they are. For example, when you see a weekend warrior carrying and playing a 3-iron your first impression would be to that he/she might be a decent player. However, when that same player carries, a 3, 4, and 5 iron and 3, 4, and 5 hybrid and 2 different yet similar putters your opinion of that player might not be very high. Well what if that golfer was and is the current president of the United States Barack Obama who you may or may not have voted for? Well, I suppose I will can keep my opinions and politics to myself as this is a golf blog not a politics and opinion blog.
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Golfing in a down economy
Statistics have shown the game of golf is on the decline. Fingers point to the price of greens fees. The truth is that golf is expensive. The average price of greens fees at public golf courses in Chicago, IL is $60.00 – $80.00 per person. With a bucket of balls plus lunch that can easily turn into $100.00. In a down economy, it’s not easy to convince the wife that $100.00 is a good investment. If you’re begging her to let you play, shelling out $350.00 to walk 18 holes at Whistling Straights is more of a dream than a reality.
If you’re looking for ways to maximize your dollar, you might want to look outside of the major golf destinations and metropolitan areas of the Midwest.