Are You A Golf Addict? See If You Have These 3 Symptoms

golf clubs with senior golfer in background

Golf. It is the one sport that challenges the body, mind and spirit as you try to seek that one great drive that gets the little ball into the hole. Yet for some people, they live and breathe golf. They tell the boss they have an important doctor’s appointment and end up playing a few holes with their doctor. They tell the spouse that they are going out to the store to pick up some tea and come home with a box of tees as the spouse wonders what she will do with the boiling water in her teapot. These are the people who have golf on their mind 24/7 whether they are playing the sport, watching a golf tournament, or watching their favorite golf movie.

Are you a golf addict? Check out these 3 symptoms which will show that you have an affinity for the sport that is deeply rooted in your soul.

1: You’re late for work but not for your tee time

The wife has to toss a pot of water on your head to wake you up in the mornings. The boss threatens to fire you (for the 6th time) because you arrived late for work. You claim you are not a morning person as you might not get up on the weekends until noon. But your internal body clock knows when tee time hits as your eyelids pop open at 6am. You are dressed and in the car before the spouse even puts her feet into her slippers.

2: You play golf everywhere, and we do mean everywhere

There’s a tornado outside? No problem. You will practice your swing in the basement, in the attic or right in the kitchen. There is no place that is free of your swinging club. And if you happen to break a window, you blame it on the neighborhood kids playing baseball next door.

3: Your toddler shares the backseat with the golf clubs

Not only do you make sure there is enough room for both the car seat and the golf club bag, you have developed a foolproof method to get both the child and the GRX-950 travel bag with your electric trolley securely in the car in less than 5 minutes so you can get everyone to local golf course on time. You are the master of organization when it comes to your golf bag, and even the spouse is impressed with your car packing skills.

Do Your Golf Clubs Have To Match?

Golf Clubs In A Row

 

Getting into the swing of the golf season means having the right golf clubs in your bag to set that white ball sailing through the air and toward the green. Yet one of the worst things to witness is to take your golf club out of the GRi-1500Li remote control caddy, step up to the tee, and take a swing as you see the club head speeding off into the distance while you are still holding the shaft.

It is frustrating to lose a club that you have grown used to throughout the years. And because manufacturers are constantly tweaking and changing clubs year after year to give a better performance, you may not find the same exact club to your last one. So what do you do?

You don’t have to get the club that is the same brand as the rest of your set. You simply need to follow the USGA rules for the number of clubs you need in your bag. You can only have up to 14 clubs in the bag — usually people have 12 consisting of three woods, 8 irons and a putter — and that if you do lose a club, you can only borrow a replacement from a partner that you are playing the game with on the course.

Most people have the same golf clubs in their set because it looks aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Yet your first priority is to simply look for a club that feels comfortable for you to use. If you are having problems looking for the golf clubs with the right fit, you can have a professional fitter help you. A fitter will evaluate your swing, grip, posture and other aspects to determine the golf club that will be the right one.

There are no golf clubs that are one-size-fits-all. So you may end up getting a custom club made specifically for you. Once you have your new club, get back out on the links and enjoy the game as it should be played. It won’t matter in the end of the club matches the rest of the set so long as it helps you improve your swing as you have a wonderful time out on the links.

 

Should You Use Recycled Golf Balls?

Golf tee ball club driver in green grass course

Take a swing at the golf ball and watch it fly. There is nothing more exciting than seeing it go through the air toward the green. Yet sometimes the ball just doesn’t fly the way that you want it, as you see it sinking into the depths of a nearby water hazard. As you take out a new ball from the ball holder on your Cart Trek GRi-975Li electric trolley, you realize that you need to stock up on more golf balls.

Yet which should you buy? Should you go with brand new balls or recycled balls? Even though the recycled balls are cheaper, will they work just as well as new golf balls?

The Facts About Recycled Golf Balls

Recycled balls are balls that have been recovered after being lost on a golf course. The balls may have been lost in a water hazard, in the rough or dug out of a sand trap. These balls are cleaned and sorted as they are examined to determine their condition. The balls will then be given a grade. Grades will range from “Excellent” where the ball is almost brand new and may have been played once or twice, to “Fair” and “Practice” where the golf ball was probably used constantly and now shows a bit of wear-and-tear. The golf ball will be priced based on the grade and resold to golf players across the country.

Buying recycled golf balls can help you save money based on what type of grade you get. If you are teaching someone how to play the game, then you want to go with a practice ball or fair grade ball since if it is lost again it won’t really matter. Excellent golf balls are great for players who love to get on the golf course as much as possible, as most players won’t see any difference to their golf play.

Consider buying both new and used golf balls. Use the new golf balls if you are playing a match against the boss or client and want to look professional. Stick with the used golf balls if you are just out to have fun and don’t care if the ball will get lost. You will still have a great game as you can save a few bucks in your wallet.