Golfnuck, on 21 May 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:
Sean2, on 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:
dlygrisse, on 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:
Sean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:
I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.
Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.
I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people. But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation? I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....
I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.
If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.
I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.
Got to admire your principle.
I have no idea of your net worth.
IMHO as you get wealthier and older, your sense of value / costs changes.
You begin to realize that this is an one way trip in this life of ours.
So I am going to take you are at your word when you say "Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it." to mean that to you $500 per round is a relatively large of money and in your current financial position.
To many others though $500 is not a lot of money and that perhaps in the future when you have acquired more wealth you may see it differently. Of course I also know of a few very rich people who think as you do now and that is just part of their DNA and probably why they got so wealthy.
Do you even have a golf bucket list? Would Pebble Beach or Augusta National even be on your golf bucket list?
Good post. Thank you.
I can afford to play PB, I just think $500 for a round of golf is over the top. It's not like I am suggesting that PB not make a profit. I am suggesting they could remain very profitable and charge a lot less. I started working when I was 7 years old (assistant paper boy, and shoe shine boy at a couple of local bars). I worked all through grade school, high school, college and graduate school so I appreciate the value of a dollar since if I wanted one I had to earn it. I may be wrong, but I just feel PB management is taking advantage of people by charging so much. Of course everyone who has played it is going to rave about it...heck, they just spent $500...not to mention lodging, food, etc.
There are other examples: a beer at a ball game (as well as parking), a glass of orange juice at a hotel, etc.
Yes, I am aware of supply and demand, along with Adam Smith's "invisible hand". I would never overcharge people for a product. I simply would not feel comfortable doing so. To me, those that overcharge are no different than the sandbagger and people of that ilk.
I am not telling anyone what to do, what to buy, or what to charge, I am simply putting forth how I feel about it. If someone agrees, that's fine. If not, that's fine too. :-)