Smart spending: The best ways for a low-handicap golfer to invest in their game
In golf, as in real estate, you always aspire to a better neighborhood. Movin’ on up — aka improving your handicap — requires many things, and one of them is money. The cliché that you can’t buy a better game? Nonsense. Spend wisely and you’ll be primed to ascend the leaderboard this season. So I created three sample plans — based on skill level — for a $5,000 budget to get you thinking clearly about how to use your golf cash more wisely on the fairways and in the pro shop. Here are the best ways for a low-handicap golfer to invest in their game.
The best ways for a low-handicap golfer to invest in their game
$200-an-hour instructor, 5-lesson package: $1,000
— Focus on scoring—wedges and putting
— Playing lessons to understand your lost shots
$200-an-hour fitness trainer, 6 sessions: $1,200
— Assess and develop a personal program
— Shaving those last few strokes comes down to fine technical and physical margins
Champion’s Mind sports psychology trainer app: Free
Provides daily thoughts on how you can think better.
Decade Golf app: $100
Help develop strategies to attack courses; it’s less about Strokes Gained than reducing Strokes Lost.
Galvin Green GoreTex rain suit: $900
Top players relish tough conditions — and are ready for them.
Green Book by GolfLogix: $40; custom leather cover: $30
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GolfLogix Greens Books
Iron and shaft fitting and purchase: $1,530
Time to tighten up dispersion.
Four dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track balls: $200
A premium ball whose revolutionary alignment aid is a conversation starter too.
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