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Are you guilty of walking in your local golf big box store and walking out with the goods?  Hmmmmm yea I can't deny it's happen to me a time or ten.  Heck those shiny new toys just beg to be taken home and you're thinking it feels good, looks good, so it must be perfect for me!  Now that you're a member of MGS, you can go into those stores and impulse buy with a purpose because you're equipped with knowledge.  So who all on our forum is guilty of the old walk in and walk out with the goods?

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I'm not guilty!

I don't frequent golf stores very often. The reason is I don't need any of the stuff they are selling. It's all over priced for starters. If I need balls I get them from MG Golf or Snell. Sometimes I get a dozen through business dealings or charity golf events. Occasionally when I'm at Academy to pickup some ammo or something I'll perhaps glance at their ball selection. Sometimes they will have dramatic markdowns. But for golf clubs and such I haven't bought anything from a traditional retailer for probably 15 years. As an example I've recently purchased two NEW (2014 & 2015 models) drivers off ebay. Both were sub-$100 including shipping. As for golf clothing.... a golf retail shop is the last place I'd look.

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This has to be one advantage of living in a remote part of the country: the nearest golf store has to be at least two hours away.

 

So I make up for with impulse buys online.

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I'm an analyzer.  I guess I am an engineer at heart and in my mind.  Rarely have I walked into a store and bought anything on impulse.  Sure, I will try clubs, especially when the new stuff arrives, but even if I like something I will come back again... and sometimes again and again before I will buy.  The times I have walked into a store and bought something are when I have studied and thoroughly researched it and wanted to buy it.  

 

Of course, I can do something stupid... and have!!  I never buy anything at Dick's Sporting Goods because they never have anything I need or want.  Yesterday on my drive home through Portland I stopped at Dick's.  I have had a gift certificate for, oh let's say 10 years, and hadn't used it.  I was surprised that it was still good.  I didn't even know how much money was on the card.  I decided to buy the Callaway Sure Out wedge.  I wouldn't have done it except for the $50 gift certificate.  When I got home I went to the course and hit balls from various lies.  Hmmmm!  Maybe I wasn't so stupid!!

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I am not an impulse buyer. I look at stuff for a long time and generally decide that it is more money than I want to spend. When I go to golf stores I see lots of okay stuff just don't end up purchasing. I even struggle when I have gift cards; just nothing all that interesting. Guess I have all the golf stuff I need.

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Not usually in a store but get some bourbon in me and it's amazing what you can find on sale online. 🤦🏼‍♂️

 

 

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An interesting find on the used putter rack will rope me in every now and then, but I'm pretty good about planning out my new club purchases.

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Not usually in a store but get some bourbon in me and it's amazing what you can find on sale online. 🤦🏼‍♂️

 

 

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LOL! Bourbon had encouraged many an online purchase [emoji6]

 

 

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LOL! Bourbon had encouraged many an online purchase [emoji6]

 

 

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Funny how those happen. Even better is the look from the mrs. When another package shows up at the door.

 

 

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Funny how those happen. Even better is the look from the mrs. When another package shows up at the door.

 

 

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I got one the other day and my wife hid it from me. I was like, where's my effing shipment I was suppose to receive today. She finally fessed up after putting the squeeze on me.

 

 

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Funny how those happen. Even better is the look from the mrs. When another package shows up at the door.

 

 

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Well, there's that... but I have all my golf purchases online sent to my wife's place of business because it's rare that I'm home when things are delivered.  My wife tells me that the UPS/FedEX delivery guy always has a "look".  She just says "It's for my husband."

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I'm not guilty!

I don't frequent golf stores very often. The reason is I don't need any of the stuff they are selling. It's all over priced for starters. If I need balls I get them from MG Golf or Snell. Sometimes I get a dozen through business dealings or charity golf events. Occasionally when I'm at Academy to pickup some ammo or something I'll perhaps glance at their ball selection. Sometimes they will have dramatic markdowns. But for golf clubs and such I haven't bought anything from a traditional retailer for probably 15 years. As an example I've recently purchased two NEW (2014 & 2015 models) drivers off ebay. Both were sub-$100 including shipping. As for golf clothing.... a golf retail shop is the last place I'd look.

I agree with you-- I hardly ever go into any of the big box stores--- I do some business with a friend of mine who owns a local shop and we work together on stuff. He does a lot of Flea Bay business and if a customer inquires as to a club and he does not have it he calls me. I do a lot of horse trading and store credit things with him and he knows where I find a vast majority of my clubs at. As far as grips etc I order quite a few from Maltby but also salvage good grips from POS clubs I find on the yard at work. As far as clothes being a big guy I find what looks good that I can wear at the outlet stores----- I guess I am one cheap SOB

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Amazon kills me with impulse purchases.  Most recent was the orange whip. I have never even swung one.  I hope it does something!  

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Amazon kills me with impulse purchases.

THIS x 1000. Especially if you have Prime. Sometimes I have withdrawals if I'm not receiving a package in the mail, haha.

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Amazon kills me with impulse purchases. Most recent was the orange whip. I have never even swung one. I hope it does something!

One of the best purchases you'll make this year! Love my orange whip [emoji7]

 

 

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I'm pretty sure my middle name is impulse.

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Amazon kills me with impulse purchases.  Most recent was the orange whip. I have never even swung one.  I hope it does something!  

You'll love it.  I tried it at the PGA Show last month and should have ordered it right there. I've been puttying it off since I got back.  

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