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Buyer's remorse setting in, please help...
Hello all,

Just wondering what everyone spends on equipment in a year. And, what you do for a living to afford this stuff!

I am relatively new to the game and site and just bought a brand new setup, I'm feeling rather poor nowadays.

So, if you are not too ashamed, please share...

Thanks!
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I work in the service position within a rural hospital setting. Ya I'm broke, started golf again three years ago after 20 years off. Promised my wife I would buy a nice set and be done. Well I'm on my third major purchase since then, I did feel better as I gave my "old" set to my son, not that my wife believe that I would stop after new putter, wedges or that the new Callaway X460 which I thought was much better than my MP001 400cc. I'm averaging around $300 a year on clubs, balls, bag and shoes. My game is improving and now I want better stuff.

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Hello all,

 

Just wondering what everyone spends on equipment in a year. And, what you do for a living to afford this stuff!

 

I am relatively new to the game and site and just bought a brand new setup, I'm feeling rather poor nowadays.

 

So, if you are not too ashamed, please share...

 

Thanks!

 

Interesting first post there . . . MR. IRS!!! :crazy2:

 

I'm actually doing VERY, VERY good this year. I've only got a couple putter purchases working against me so far . . . that'll change soon enough though (balls, clothes, shoes, etc don't count, those are necessary evils). Best way to get rid of the buyer's remorse though (for me) is to use your equipment as much as possible. If money's tight, hit the driving range. If money's really tight, hit the practice green. Another good option is to get some birdie balls/whiffle balls/foam balls and hit around the yard, park, or house (best with foam). The important thing is to take ownership of your new clubs, make them yours, and most importantly wear off the shine so your significant other can't make you take them back/sell them! Darned sig. others. ;)

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I think a lot of us feel your pain, but as soon as we use all of our new purchases, the guilty feeling goes out the window. I would say that some years are bigger than others for me. This year I have bought a Bridgestone J33 Airmuscle, a Cleveland Launcher Comp Fairway and a Hibore. I plan on getting a new iron set as well. That will put me well over $1000 for the year and it is May. I realize that is pushing my luck a bit, but you only live once and life is too short to be playing without the equipment you want to have. Buy it up and when you are retired, laught about how much fun you had wasting your money on golf.

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I limit myself to one major purchase a year.

 

But this year I have traded up. I used to play forged compentents from Golfsmith and Wishon Golf. I decided to give up the EGO and play the right equipment for my game, not what I think I can play.

 

So I sold my forged 600b irons for $300, sold my Wishon driver for $100, sold 4 forged wedges at $25 each and bought slightly used equipment. I bought my Callaway 454 for $100 on eBay. I bought my Ping i3 Blade irons for $375. I bought my Brand New Ping Craz-E C for $144. And I just added the Ping Tour Wedge for $40 on eBay. And finally I bought the Callaway 3wood on eBay for $40. I will use the birthday money in August to but two more NEW wedges in the bag in August.

 

My tip. Look at just used equipment if you can. The For Sale Forum has some great deals.

 

I'm an Art Director in Denver and don't make that much. I just live and breath GOLF!

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I try to limit my purchases but what can I say I am not a club Ho I am a Golf Ho...bags, balls, clubs, clothes it dosen't really much matter.

 

My wife is trying to change my I like it so I am buying to routine to reserach it, make sure I need and it will help my game before she will release the funds. I easily spent a couple G's last year this year I have only had two medium purchases (new putter and new bag & cart) waiting for the R7 460 to come out for lefties and that will be my one major purchase of the year

 

I manage a Welding shop in Oil Country (Edmonton AB) Go Oilers

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Too much. Well, I spend a lot of time buying and selling, so the number isn't as high as others. I have a lot of money invested into my current setup, but it's gotten that way from wheeling and dealing and moving up. Otherwise my annual spending is due to balls, shirts, pants, new pair of shoes, and gloves. But I get deals on all of that so it's good for me.

 

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According to paypal...$5,037.55 since January....and I havent gotten a new set of irons yet!!! (alot of that $5,000 has since been spun and resold)

Driver: ZX5 MKII 8.5 LS w NEWTON MOTION SHAFT 6 DOT
Fairway: Srixon ZX MKII 13.5* w/ GD TOUR AD M9003
Hybrid: Srixon ZX MKII 16* w/ Nippon GOST

Utility: Srixon ZX MKII 20* w/Nippon GOST
Irons: SRIXON ZX5 LIMITED EDITION BLACK C-TAPER 120 BLACK
Wedges: RTX6 50* and 56*
Putter: Frontline Elite RHO

Ball: Z-Star XV Divide

All with Bad@$$ headcovers

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