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Best retail place and online store to buy used golf clubs

With golf costs rising every year, more and more average americans choose to buy used golf clubs, instead of getting new ones every year, as they should. The pace at which golf club manufacturers keep churning out all these new clubs and designs is crazy. It’s like they’re trying to push middle class citizens out of golf at once. Golf used to be expensive sport, but now it’s become impossible to keep up your golf gear to newest standards unless you have thousands of dollars to spare every year. Sure, there are low budget golf clubs out there, and they are fine for beginners, but once your skill improves and game on the golf course gets competitive, you need new golf clubs to compete.

 With these changes to golf market, budget-conscious golfers had to get creative and think of alternative ways to save on golf clubs. Most obvious solution is to buy them used. But it is also quite risky, because there are few brick and mortar stores who sell used golf clubs, and even fewer online ones. Buying every kind of used product online is also risky because you don’t get to actually touch the product. So you can’t be sure that it doesn’t have physical imperfections or that it’s functional at all. That’s why, with this post, i wanted to help beginner golfers overcome the issue of finding reliable sellers of used golf clubs.

 First website i want to discuss and i had experience with, is GlobalGolf. They are also my favorite, because they have biggest pool of used golf clubs, shipping is convenient and customer service is top notch. Price isn’t the cheapest, but if you’re not too concerned about getting the best deal possible, don’t even look further, because Global Golf will have you covered. They sell all kinds of golf equipment – including new golf clubs, so they aren’t exclusively used-club oriented online store.

My second favorites would have to be eBay and Craigslist. eBay is somewhat more reliable, because it at least has some safety checks, like return policy and seller rating. Golf clubs are generally cheaper here, but you’ll also find a lot of knock offs. So you really have to be careful and choose the right seller. Craigslist is even less reliable, so you are totally on your own there. I wouldn’t recommend buying expensive used clubs on Craigslist, but cheaper clubs are probably worth the shot.

 My third favorite option would be CallawayPreowned. It is store made by Callaway brand, which focuses on selling used clubs of this brand. I don’t have much experience with it, but i’ve heard from people that they’re satisfied with the clubs they got from there. My wife got Callaway solaire set from there, and she said it was the best women’s  club set she ever had.

Why golf is so popular with baby boomers and not with young

Number of people who frequently play golf is decreasing every year, and has been decreasing for a while now. So it seems to be happening for a reason. Once the most popular sport in US, golf is no longer able to attract young people to join it’s community. It’s kind of historical moment and breaking point in golf’s history, because numbers of golf facilities are decreasing for the first time in history. I think golf reached it’s peak level of popularity in nineties and early years of 21st century, the years when Tiger Woods took world of golf by storm. But Tiger couldn’t save world of golf alone, and the industry has flatlined ever since. And now it’s popularity is decreasing. I think that’s alarming sign of the direction that our entertainment business is headed to.   

 First, we should try to find reasons for golf’s staggering popularity among baby boomers. One of the reasons, i think, is that business was booming during sixties, nineties and eighties, and golf, which is famous for it’s business-friendly atmosphere, has risen in popularity due to increasing number of salesmen and other business employees. In fact, even today, i think most golf trips are paid for by companies who pass it off as business expenses. I always pay for my solo trips, but i’ve seen a lot of people doing business on golf course. Anyone who has worked as a salesman or any other position that has anything to do with deals, knows that a lot of deals are made on golf courses. So playing golf and having golf club used to be, and still is a nice advantage for salesmen. Especially seniors, in my experience, they benefit the most from having the best golf clubs for seniors.

 On the other hand, younger people seem to be easily distracted by video games and other kinds of entertainment, and aren’t as interested in golf. And you can’t blame them – golf is getting increasingly expensive, and if i had to choose between golf and video games or watching Netflix, i’d definitely choose the latter. It makes sense that people these days wouldn’t want to get into sport that is expensive, quite hard to learn and frankly, a little old-fashioned. Easy access to entertainment has definitely killed young people’s interest in not only golf, but most team sports. And by killing the interest, i mean the interest of playing those sports. But plenty of them still watch channels and follow other sports events. It seems to me that sports competitions have turned more into reality shows, and sportsmen are starting to become more like celebrity than someone pursuing professional sport. It’s just my observation though, and does not apply to everyone.                               

How to make learning your habit

The most crucial step to successful learning is selecting the right skill or subject in the first place. Don’t even look at committing any effort towards something that does not interest you, simply because everyone else is doing this, as it would look cool on Instagram, etc.. Both your energy and time are limited and precious, so ensure to simply spend them on things that are meaningful to you personally or that you like. Ask yourself: What have you ever been curious about, which have you always wanted to be able to do, everything resembles a ton of fun?

If your schedule is super active, do not forget that the range of your own learning is entirely up to you. You’re able to dedicate a complete week to learning how to meditate at a retreat, you may register to get a weekly arcade course or you could just brush up on your Spanish vocabulary through your commute. You don’t need to be able to spend a whole lot of time plus a ability to make it worthwhile. After fifteen minutes of exercise you will have improved, even after reading only ten pages you will know more than previously. So never let a hectic schedule keep you from learning exactly what you wish to know and finding new things, because every little counts.

 

Even when you’re only learning something new for the fun of it, then it’s a fantastic idea to do so with an end purpose in mind, i.e. an event in the not-so-distant prospective once you are able to utilise your new skill or knowledge. By way of example, if you would like to dust off your high college French, then you can plan a trip to France for next fall. If you have a site and want to get better in photography, then come up with a cool photo-based series which you are able to execute in a few weeks time. If you want to get into woodworking and DIY, set yourself the aim of having the ability to construct a seat for your garden in time for summer. The idea here isn’t to include additional pressure for yourself (if your aim has that effect, tone down it), but to inspire you and provide you something concrete to work with.

 

When you’ve produced an enjoyable goal, it’s time to work out how you want to approach your preferred skill or topic. Would you want to have a course, a workshop or even course with a personal trainer/instructor, or do you need to start with working your way through a novel, and online class or some other type of learning material? The key is choosing a method that aligns nicely with your personal preference for analyzing so you’ll enjoy it more and also make much better progress. I like learning on my own rather than actually found listening to folks describing something all that useful, but a number of my friends are the complete opposite and would much rather learn through discussion with others. Whatever your preference, take your time to compare all of your options before you take your choice.

 

If you’re taking a course or working with a teacher, this measure is going to be taken care of for you, but if you are going solo I’d certainly suggest that you spend some time familiarising yourself with your preferred learning materials and then determine a very simple study program. As an example, if you want to know a language, then you might decide you need to work through two chapters per week on your textbook and in addition to that conversation to a native speaker over Skype after weekly. Naturally, you always have the option to correct your plan at a later point, but working with a transparent direction from the beginning can help you make much better progress and that is always the ideal motivation.

 

To really make learning a custom and help you stick to your study plan, consider booking particular time slots in your week for every one of the skills you wish to know. If at all possible, tie your study sessions to another action which you’re already doing frequently. As an example, you could say that every week on sundays following your trip into the farmer’s market you will dedicate 1 hour to trying out a brand new recipe. Or each morning after breakfast you may spend 10 minutes enjoying the guitar before you venture out to get the job done.