Thursday, May 30, 2002
More Bang for Your Buck: Golf savings
You're a golfer -- listen up! You don't have to pay a lot of green to play on the greens. Summer is a great time to get some great tips on and off the course.
(WSVN) -- If you're a golfer listen up! You don't have to pay a lot of green to play on the greens. Summer is a great time to get some great tips on and off the course.
Clubs, bags, balls, shoes, cart fees, & green fees. Golf is an expensive sport, but there are ways to score low on your receipt. Tim Mace of Edwin Watts Golf Shop says, "There are bargains out there to be had and it needs to be known that you don't have to spend a lot of money to enjoy the game."
For equipment, close out merchandise is the way to go.
Tim Mace says, "Things that the manufacturer has discontinued then drops the price on last years model - you can get it for maybe half price."
If you're a beginner; think of renting clubs first. If you want to play more; try a package deal.
"You can get a whole set of woods, irons, bag - everything for as low as $199," says Tim Mace.
Or you can go for used clubs -those will drive down the price by 50 %. On the course, now is the time to play for less. Summer rates are about half price compared to winter rates. Another way to make tee time less expensive start your game in the afternoon.
Jackie Ryden of Professional Course Management says, "In the morning if you're coming and not taking advantage of of any of our programs it's $45 for green fees and cart - then if you come after 3 then it's $20."
Also look for coupons we found a great deal in Miami Shores.
Jackie Ryden says,"It's all the golf you can play, we have lunch buffet and it's all the food you can eat, all the range balls you can hit for $29.95."
Usually that would cost about 70 bucks. This is one putt you have to sink you can now afford it.
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