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Which category gets the largest chunk of your golf budget?

 Mych ·  
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  • joeshmojoeshmo Members  1062WRX Points: 125Posts: 1,062 Platinum Tees
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    Other?

    Caddie fee and tip

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    Talent is the desire to practice
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    It's a toss up between equipment and membership, both around $7k per year is my guess

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23810WRX Points: 7,670Posts: 23,810 Titanium Tees
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    Greens Fees

    On -, @cardoustie said:

    It's a toss up between equipment and membership, both around $7k per year is my guess

    Lol. How does one spend $7k on equipment per year? My bag would probably cost $3500 to replace. You going through two to three full sets a year?

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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
    • Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
    • Ping Glide 2.0 52 SS, 56 WS, and 60 WS AWT 2.0 Wedge
    • Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"
  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members  1927WRX Points: 616Posts: 1,927 Platinum Tees
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    Equipment

    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    On -, @cardoustie said:

    It's a toss up between equipment and membership, both around $7k per year is my guess

    Lol. How does one spend $7k on equipment per year? My bag would probably cost $3500 to replace. You going through two to three full sets a year?

    Perhaps an entire PXG bag through club champion?

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5612WRX Points: 610Posts: 5,612 Titanium Tees
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    Greens fees. One round at Pebble is more than I will spend a year on my whole bag.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g
    Callaway Apex '19 3H HZRDUS Handcrafted HYB 85g
    PXG 0211 4-G Modus 105  ...or...  Miura Baby Blades 3-P Steelfiber 110cw
    Callaway PM Grind '19 54/60/64 KBS garbage
    PING Anser 2 Jim Wells 36"

    Outlaw Golf Association #21
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14099WRX Points: 2,923Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,099 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    On -, @cardoustie said:

    It's a toss up between equipment and membership, both around $7k per year is my guess

    Lol. How does one spend $7k on equipment per year? My bag would probably cost $3500 to replace. You going through two to three full sets a year?

    It's pretty easy to be honest
    $7G Canadian = $5,200 USD
    Blueprint irons, new wedge set, new putter, 410LST driver, balls, MyJoys, fwy woods, new Apex hybrid, assorted older Ping sets and rare BeCu single clubs/wedges off of ebay
    Crap - I've probably spent $800+ already this year on graphite iron shaft sets, driver shafts and fwy shafts
    It's only mid June, I have some 620mb irons on order for late August as well

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members  23810WRX Points: 7,670Posts: 23,810 Titanium Tees
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    Greens Fees

    On -, @cardoustie said:

    On -, @Argonne69 said:

    On -, @cardoustie said:

    It's a toss up between equipment and membership, both around $7k per year is my guess

    Lol. How does one spend $7k on equipment per year? My bag would probably cost $3500 to replace. You going through two to three full sets a year?

    It's pretty easy to be honest
    $7G Canadian = $5,200 USD
    Blueprint irons, new wedge set, new putter, 410LST driver, balls, MyJoys, fwy woods, new Apex hybrid, assorted older Ping sets and rare BeCu single clubs/wedges off of ebay
    Crap - I've probably spent $800+ already this year on graphite iron shaft sets, driver shafts and fwy shafts
    It's only mid June, I have some 620mb irons on order for late August as well

    Is this every year??? You're saying you've spend over $35,000 (CDN) in the past 5 years?

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    • Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
    • TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
    • Ping G400 7wd 20.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff 43"
    • Ping G400 9wd 23.5 - Alta CB 65 Stiff
    • Ping G400 26 and 30 hybrids - Alta CB 70 Stiff
    • Ping i200 7-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
    • Ping Glide 2.0 52 SS, 56 WS, and 60 WS AWT 2.0 Wedge
    • Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"
  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members  1653WRX Points: 272Handicap: 5Posts: 1,653 Platinum Tees
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    Golf-related travel

    Used to be greens fees, but I've found myself taking more golf related trips. Although greens fees are in those too, so it's probably a toss up.

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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandUnregistered  2810WRX Points: 1,397Posts: 2,810 Titanium Tees
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    Club membership

    Therapy.

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  • NCLancerNCLancer was Northern NY now The NC Triangle Members  327WRX Points: 199Posts: 327 Greens
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    Greens Fees

    I think it somewhat funny that out of 52 votes no one has voted for instruction. I've read it so many times that new clubs are not always the answer and that lessons might help more.

    My vote went for greens fees. Haven't bought any clubs this year and I have found enough balls to last the rest of my life! We did take a trip to Auburn and played at RTJ Grand National twice and hit Clemson on the way home but I think my local greens fees added up cost more than that trip...

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  • MychMych Members  2291WRX Points: 450Posts: 2,291 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @NCLancer said:

    I think it somewhat funny that out of 52 votes no one has voted for instruction. I've read it so many times that new clubs are not always the answer and that lessons might help more.

    My vote went for greens fees. Haven't bought any clubs this year and I have found enough balls to last the rest of my life! We did take a trip to Auburn and played at RTJ Grand National twice and hit Clemson on the way home but I think my local greens fees added up cost more than that trip...

    That's kinda why I started the poll. If I was doing an hour lesson twice a month, lessons would easily challenge my greens fees.
    Nice trip, the RTJ trail is high on my list of future golf trips, but I've had better luck with places that I could convince my wife to go (San Diego/Torrey). I'm not sure she's quite as excited about having to entertain herself in Alabama while I play golf.

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  • NCLancerNCLancer was Northern NY now The NC Triangle Members  327WRX Points: 199Posts: 327 Greens
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    Greens Fees

    On -, @Mych said:

    On -, @NCLancer said:

    I think it somewhat funny that out of 52 votes no one has voted for instruction. I've read it so many times that new clubs are not always the answer and that lessons might help more.

    My vote went for greens fees. Haven't bought any clubs this year and I have found enough balls to last the rest of my life! We did take a trip to Auburn and played at RTJ Grand National twice and hit Clemson on the way home but I think my local greens fees added up cost more than that trip...

    That's kinda why I started the poll. If I was doing an hour lesson twice a month, lessons would easily challenge my greens fees.
    Nice trip, the RTJ trail is high on my list of future golf trips, but I've had better luck with places that I could convince my wife to go (San Diego/Torrey). I'm not sure she's quite as excited about having to entertain herself in Alabama while I play golf.

    I guess I'm lucky that by we I mean my wife and I. She loves to play and we take little trips every so often. Auburn was a nice little town to stay in and we enjoyed the golf course(s) very much.

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