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This week’s BS of the Week Goes to Golf Digest
This week’s award is a little different. It’s not that the articles are BS, it’s more about them just being useless information.
First we have what’s in Kevin Chappell’s golf bag. This begs the question of why should you care? You can’t buy it and if you could you couldn’t hit it.
Then we have a swing sequence of Jamie Donaldson. I guess the assumption is that by looking at it and reading the analysis you can magically develop one just like it. I like my odds on the lottery better.
Then we have an article on elite athletes using oxygen-deprivation techniques. Now that out to useful to all of you.
Then we have an article by Ricky Fowler telling you how to “Get More Birdie Looks”. A Wonderful article where he explains exactly what he does. My point is that if you could do exactly what he does you wouldn’t be reading golf tips in Golf Digest. You would be competing against him.
There is a really good one in the on chipping and pitching by Butch Harmon. Of course almost anything he does is good, useful information.
I’m not telling you to cancel your subscription, just pick and choose what you read. Just because it’s in their magazine doesn’t mean it can or will help you. Of course if they took all that out it would be mostly advertising and that wouldn’t be good. Maybe just as helpful but not good. Have you ever thought about how long you’ve been reading the magazine and how much better your game is now.
Until next week’s award and I already have some great candidates, just keep it simple, swing at 75% max and have fun.
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Guide to Buying Used Clubs
One of the things that fascinates me is that people have a much more sensible and logical approach to buying cars than do when they are buying golf equipment.
The fact is that most people are aware that buying a slightly used Luxury car is a much better deal than buying a brand new one because the difference is negligible and the price difference can be substantial. The crucial factor in the buyers mind is especially high value.
For some reason I have never understood people do not apply that factor to buying golf equipment. Most people use this rational or thinking when buying a “Lexus” or “BMW” but do not apply it to buying “PING” or “TaylorMade”.
Basically one of the smartest things you can do to save a lot of money is to by slightly used golf equipment. Not only is it a great deal but if you decide you want to try something else you don’t have to deal with huge depreciation from hitting them one time.
The best place to find deals on used equipment is eBay, but you have to be careful who you are buying from.
For that reason I’ve taken the questions and doubt out of for you. I’ve been selling on eBay for several years and have a 100% customer satisfaction rating which makes me knowledgeable but I’m not in the used club business. This is just my opinion based on my experience.
My number one choice is 3BallGolf because they have the largest selection and they run the PGA Trade-In Network. They carry every major brand including PING, Titleist, TaylorMade, etc. They have over 400,000 positive feedbacks with a rating of 99% positive and they were inducted into the eBay Hall of Fame in 2007.
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