IN GOLF, I GUESS THE MARKET CAN BEAR MORE

The latest craze is expensive golf clubs. PXG says nobody makes clubs like they do. At $300 an iron and $700 for a driver, I guess not. Callaway is right behind with their Epic irons at $250 each, with their driver quoted at $500. It is probably fair to say that anyone shelling out this kind of money would be first to say they have never hit a club better or longer. What a country, you can buy a game – at least manufacturers have been selling that fantasy for several years. I have a friend who gets a new set of clubs every time the latest model is introduced. He swears it makes all the difference in the world. His scores never change, though.

Now, I don’t doubt that there are people obsessed with golf and having the best-made equipment on the market. But $3,000 for a set of irons? That’s about status. That is saying, I have money and you don’t. A recent GQ magazine article said it best: If you’re wealthy and you want people to know it, then expensive golf clubs are much less of an investment than a Rolls Royce or Bentley.

Makes sense. Because from what I have gleaned from reviews on the net, these clubs feel great but they don’t necessarily perform better than many of the models available at lower costs. Then again, I’m a capitalist. If a person wants to spend that kind of money, more power to them. It’s great to live in a country where you can do so!

By: Mike Stevens, USGTF member and contributing writer

 

 

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