How long have you been playing golf and $ spent estimate so far?
Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:11 PM
Titleist 917F2, 15*, Diamana Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
Titleist 716T-MB 2 iron, PX Flighted 5.5
Titleist 716CB 6-3i, PX Flighted 6.0
Titleist 716CB PW-7i, PX 5.5
SM6 F-52*, PX 5.5
SM6 M-58*, DGS200
SC California Monterey
Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:15 PM
Edited by kekoa, 29 January 2018 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:23 PM
Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:53 PM
Then my Dad bought me a new set of Callaway's with me having to promise to play more often. I've played more over the last 2 months than I ever have.
Edited by jamesg.nz, 29 January 2018 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:28 PM
A lot, which is good, I have enjoyed it.
I probably would have spent it all on a different hobby to be honest.
If I invested it or saved it, I would be retired, debt free, and bored as heck.
Likewise. And a lot fewer great memories, and especially, a lot fewer great friends.
Titleist 910 15*
Titleist 910H 17*
2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
Vokey SM5 52,58,62
Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:52 AM
Finally, what might you have bought with that money on instead, depending on how long you've been playing? A smartphone, a new car, a new house, your own island?
One can NOT equate the money spent on golf Vs. buying something else.
Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:09 AM
FW Wood----------Ping G 14.5*, Diamana Whiteboard D+ 82X, tipped .5", 42.5"
Hybrid---------------Ping G 19*, Tour AD-DI 105X
Irons-----------------Ping iBlade 4-P, Project X 6.5 Flighted
Wedges-------------Ping Glide 50*, 54*, 58* with Project X 6.5 Flighted
Putter----------------Ping Karsten TR Zing Tour 32.75", built up Pingman Grip (Ping Oslo and Ping Nome TR as backup 33.25" with SS Pistol GT Tour 1.0)
Golf Ball-------------2017 Pro V1, K-Sigs and Chrome Soft X
Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:26 AM
Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:37 PM
I would only have put the money in retirement funds if not golf, but then what would i do with it?
Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:41 PM
Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:56 PM
Been hacking consistently for say 5 years now. Member for 3 years, so that's about $1.2k pa. Before that let's say $30 every 2 weeks or so on average in green fees so that's about $5k.
First set of clubs were $1.5k which I've since sold for $800 to fund a new set for $4.5k (rounded up cos I've bought 2 putters since) so that's $5,200.
Balls are $100 every quarter for the last 3 years (before that I pretty much used second hand balls, usually found in hazards until I lost them so cost IMO was negligible) so $1,200.
Lessons probably in the vicinity of $600.
I've left out tees and gloves cos I don't actually remember and clothes since I can wear them everywhere and they're not golf specific. So total in 5 years I've spent about $12k.
Why on earth did I just undertake this exercise :-(
Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:33 PM
Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:36 PM
Callaway GBB Epic 9*
TM M2 Graphite R-Flex 4-AW NEW
Cleveland CBX 52*, 56*, 60*
Odyssey Works SS #1 Putter
Titliest NXT s
K Sigs (in the shag bag)
Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:49 PM
Cally GBB 3 , Heavenwood , Divine 9
MD 3 - 48 , 52 , 56 , 60
TM Spider Platinum pro putter
Home course white tees , 6,297 yds , slope 134
Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:23 AM
4W: Titleist 917 F2, 16.5º, Speeder Pro 84 TS Stiff
3 Iron: Mizuno MP-H5, KBS Tour Stiff
4-PW: Mizuno MP-4, KBS Tour Stiff
Mizuno MP-T5 50.07, DG Wedge
W/S FG Tour PMP: 55.12, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
W/S FG Tour PMP: 59.10, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Mizuno Bettinardi BC-4
Swing DNA: 91/4/3/6/6
Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:37 AM
2015-2017: In terms of money spent to enter tournaments and related expenses = approx $9500-$10,000. That doesn't include my monthly dues for the club I'm a member at to practice and play on the regular. On the flip side I've made approx $8400 in cash and credit from the same time period. So if over three years of tournament play the net is $1500-$1600 in the hole I think I've done pretty well.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:58 AM
A few extra thoughts: * if someone is an avid golfer and the travel to golf, they would include this as a golf expense. If you otherwise just travel with family and while you are there just happen to have a round of golf, you would not call this a golf expense, but vacation.
If I just do a little math over the course of one year: Let's say it is $3000 a year, and I do another 70 rounds or so, ( I still work full time) assuming that for every round I do 1 hour at the range, that works out to $8.57 an hour. That is pretty cheap entertainment considering.
Now the retired guy across the street did twice as many as this, so he is golfing for under $5 an hour. That is less than the cost of going to the movies.
Last thought, how many years does golf add to your life? How much is this worth?
Mizuno MP53 5-pw. dynalite gold XP S300
Mizuno MP54 4 i. dynamic gold S30
Mizuno JPX900 22 hybrid Fujikura pro63 regular
Ping G25 23 hybrid TFC189 regular
Mizuno S5 wedges 52, 54, 58 KBS Tour X
Scotty Cameron 2012 Select Newport
EZGO 2012 RXV
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:34 AM
Ping 3-wood, G-35, ACCRA
Cobra DWS Utility 19-degree
Hybrid, 22-degree, PXG, Tensi Blue
5-GW, 0311 PXG, i70 Areotech Steel-fiber
SW, 56 PXG
Ping Nickel Anser 2
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:40 AM
If I wanted to look at something where I spent the most amount of money and wonder what could have been done with that money instead it would be taxes.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:32 AM
My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my (large) golf related stash for what I told her I paid for it.
Edited by RSinSG, 02 February 2018 - 11:53 AM.
Ping G30 3 wood, 5 wood
Ben Hogan VTKR 21* hybrid
Ping G30 Irons 5-SW, Steel Fiber i95
Ping Glide 60* LW
Scotty Cameron Studio Blade (or) Scotty Cameron Fastback
https://www.ledges.com/ Home course
Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:01 PM
Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:14 PM
How much money? I haven't got any idea.
What else could I have bought with the money? Doesn't apply to me. I set aside discretionary money to use for golf; it's not like we went hungry so I could play.
Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
Irons: Calla X20 Tour 4i-9i / NS Pro 8950GH R-flex 97 gr.
Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10 / KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
Putter: Ping B60 / 34" w. Winn ProX 1.8 grip
Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
Ball: Calla SuperSoft
* Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:23 AM
XRP #3 XS
Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom
Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:30 PM
Playing for 10 years. Spent $150,000 on CC membership and my wife left me for the head pro; she's got the Bentley and a 3 h/c, I'm living in a cold water flat and can't break 90 at the local muni.
No one's going to admit they spent $100k playing bogey golf for 20 years - it sounds weird and complicates divorce settlements (unless you live in Myrtle Beach, in which case golfers are automatically awarded greens fees and custody of the cart girl).
Jones/Ortiz 4 wood 17*
Kasco hybrid 23*
Adams Idea Black CB2 irons 26, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45*
Callaway MD3 S grind 52, 56, C grind 60, PM grind 64*
Tom Slighter Needle 450g, 3* loft, 74* lie
Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:03 PM
GBB XR16 5 Wd/ Heavenwood
GBB OS 4, 5 Hybrid
Ping G 6-Pw
Ping Glide 50,54SS, 56 ES
Ping Kushin Sigma G
Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:18 PM
Callaway Rogue 15* 3W
Titleist H1 19* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
Titleist H1 23* Diamana S+ Blue 70hy
Adams Idea Tech V4 5H 25* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
Adams Idea Tech V4 6H 28* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
Adams Idea Tech V4 7H 32* ProLaunch Blue 75 HY
Titleist AP2 716 8i 37* KBS Tour S
Titleist AP2 716 9i 42* KBS Tour S
Don Wood Custom Grind 47* PW
Don Wood Custom Grind 51* GW
Titleist "Vokey Design" 56* K Grind
Mizuno S18 60/7 LW
Odyssey Works Versa Tank 1W (bent to 78.5*)
Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:31 PM
Coulda had a space shuttle...
Yeah, but you’ve probably won enough for the space station!
Titleist 910 15*
Titleist 910H 17*
2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
Vokey SM5 52,58,62
Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:35 PM
Tour Edge Exotics CB F2 PRO 15.5* Limited/Speeder 757 EVO 7.1X (Gene Sauers club)
Titleist 915 18*/Fubuki K 80X
Titleist 913 Hybrid 21*/Tour Blue 105X (Matt Jones' club) (OR) TM Burner 4-iron/Aldila RIP 115 Tour S
Wilson Staff V4 5 and 6/Aerotech Fibersteel 110 S
MacGregor PRO M 7-PM/Aldila RIP 115 Tour S
Edel 50*/KBS 610 S
Scratch JMO Grind Don White 56*/DG X-100
Cobra Trusty Rusty Tour 64*/DG S-200
The Cure CX2 putter
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