Jump to content

Thrifty/Frugal/Meager Golfer


MadMex
 Share

Recommended Posts

For many years my goal was to own golf shirts with the alligator on them, it was sort of a financial success goal.

Now that I have reached a level where I can buy those shirts ( not a millionaire, but still play my $2 a week powerball )  I find myself looking for bargains!

I found that the Ben Hogan golf shirts I bought at Wal-Mart are JUST as comfortable my Nike Dry-Fit shirts ( found them at ROSS for $19.99) 

The  $15.99,  golf shorts I bought at COSTCO, are MORE comfortable than the $60+ Under Armour shorts my daughter gave me for Christmas.

So, any other bargains out there?

  • Like 1

 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For many years my goal was to own golf shirts with the alligator on them, it was sort of a financial success goal.
Now that I have reached a level where I can buy those shirts ( not a millionaire, but still play my $2 a week powerball )  I find myself looking for bargains!
I found that the Ben Hogan golf shirts I bought at Wal-Mart are JUST as comfortable my Nike Dry-Fit shirts ( found them at ROSS for $19.99) 
The  $15.99,  golf shorts I bought at COSTCO, are MORE comfortable than the $60+ Under Armour shorts my daughter gave me for Christmas.
So, any other bargains out there?
I thrift my shirts anymore tbh. I probably have close to 100 polos right now. I find tons of Nike, UA, Adidas, Callaway, Puma at the stores. Occasionally I find some Peter Millar and Footjoy too. It's hard to pass up $4 for a shirt that's got nothing wrong with it when I know it's gonna be $50+ new.

Take Dead Aim

  • Like 2

Take Dead Aim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, MadMex said:

For many years my goal was to own golf shirts with the alligator on them, it was sort of a financial success goal.

Now that I have reached a level where I can buy those shirts ( not a millionaire, but still play my $2 a week powerball )  I find myself looking for bargains!

I found that the Ben Hogan golf shirts I bought at Wal-Mart are JUST as comfortable my Nike Dry-Fit shirts ( found them at ROSS for $19.99) 

The  $15.99,  golf shorts I bought at COSTCO, are MORE comfortable than the $60+ Under Armour shorts my daughter gave me for Christmas.

So, any other bargains out there?

I like the Ben Hogan polos at Walmart as well, but i really like the Amazon Essentials golf polos and shorts. You can get them for less than $20 and I have no complaints

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I buy Greyson polos for about $35 a piece. Normally about a $100 a piece.

  • Like 1

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I go to the Ahead factory clearance every December and pick up $50 polos for $5 each on the last day of their sale when they're trying to get rid of as much stock as possible. That usually sets me up for the coming year plus.

Shorts are another story - I've found some really nice ones at BJ's/Sams that usually go for $15-$20 that are extremely comfortable and breathable. I've actually worn them while biking too, so the fact that they can handle double duty helps even more.

  • Like 2

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:ping-small: iWedge 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
Whatever ball I have 3 dozen of that my kids got me as a gift

Twitter: @russtopherb

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hit the outlet stores at the end of the season. Nike and under armor have their shirts on sale and shorts for less than $25 

  • Like 1

Check out my reviews:

 :ping-small: G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small:  Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos::

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X I :taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green 

:taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ I :titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52, 56, 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

I go to the Ahead factory clearance every December and pick up $50 polos for $5 each on the last day of their sale when they're trying to get rid of as much stock as possible. That usually sets me up for the coming year plus.

Shorts are another story - I've found some really nice ones at BJ's/Sams that usually go for $15-$20 that are extremely comfortable and breathable. I've actually worn them while biking too, so the fact that they can handle double duty helps even more.

That's a steal.  Not quite that good, but there is an outlet store in Yuma that has a pretty good selection of golf shorts, tee's, and some pullovers.  Our first season there in 2017, my wife came home from shopping with about a half dozen of each.  I said are you crazy?  I asked her how much.  She told me the prices and I repeated are you crazy... why didn't you buy more? 😆  They were IZOD and Adidas shorts, Callaway and Golden Bear collared polo shirts - for $20 and $12-15 respectively.  I subsequently saw the same Adidas shorts at Dicks on sale for $30. 

I suspect they are seconds, but I'll be darn if we can find any blems.  Besides, even if they did it would match my golf game. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's a steal.  Not quite that good, but there is an outlet store in Yuma that has a pretty good selection of golf shorts, tee's, and some pullovers.  Our first season there in 2017, my wife came home from shopping with about a half dozen of each.  I said are you crazy?  I asked her how much.  She told me the prices and I repeated are you crazy... why didn't you buy more? [emoji38]  They were IZOD and Adidas shorts, Callaway and Golden Bear collared polo shirts - for $20 and $12-15 respectively.  I subsequently saw the same Adidas shorts at Dicks on sale for $30. 
I suspect they are seconds, but I'll be darn if we can find any blems.  Besides, even if they did it would match my golf game. 
If we're not on tour, at least we can dress like we are!

Take Dead Aim

  • Like 3

Take Dead Aim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I worked for adidas for many years. If you can find an outlet they always have some good deals. Once items come in they get a “outlet price” and then have some kind of promo on top of that. The adidas near me is currently doing 50% off. Target also recently started a new athletic brand and I love their shorts. 

Driver: TM M2 2016

Fairway: Cobra King Ltd

Hybrid: Aeroburner TP 3h

Irons: TM Tour Preferred UDI 2 iron

           Cobra Fly Z+ 4 - PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX3 

Putter: Piretti Cottonwood II

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just picked up some Greg Norman shirts at Marshalls for $12 and Greg Norman shorts at Sam's Club for the same price. 

  • Like 1

:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I just picked up some Greg Norman shirts at Marshalls for $12 and Greg Norman shorts at Sam's Club for the same price. 

Same here,,, 2 more pairs of shorts !!

 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I typically shop at my states golf show once a year. They have 2 for 20 brand new polos that are excess branded polos by local golf clubs that didn't sell. I usually buy 2-4. I also search ebays for steals. It's amazing how many brand new nice polos you can find on ebay for less than $20.

I have also started buying Tennis polos instead of golf polos. From a performance standpoint I havent noticed much difference but they do seem to be 50% cheaper than a comparable golf polo. 

Right Handed

Taylormade sim2 9 degree ventus black 7x ( velecore) 44.5

Callaway epic flash sz 5 wood 17 degree tensi AV blue X

Mizuno CLK 19 degree tensi av blue X

Callaway x forged 16 4-pw Project x 6.0 +.75

Vokey SM7 black 50/54/58 Project x 6.0 flighted +.5 length 

Scotty cameron newport 2.6 34 length

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I second the Amazon Essentials Golf Short/Pant. Stretch fabric, silicone shirt keeper on the inside of the waist, etc. Love em.

Tiger is the GOAT, change my mind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/2/2020 at 8:40 AM, Lacassem said:

I hit the outlet stores at the end of the season. Nike and under armor have their shirts on sale and shorts for less than $25 

You can get nice Izod shirts for a steal at the outlet mall.

Also: if you know what you're doing you can get quality stuff SUPER cheap on eBay

  • Like 1

I got something to say then I'm gonna say it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can get nice Izod shirts for a steal at the outlet mall.
Also: if you know what you're doing you can get quality stuff SUPER cheap on eBay
They closed both in Cleveland [emoji26] I have a ton of stuff from them.

Take Dead Aim

  • Sad 1

Take Dead Aim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

You can get nice Izod shirts for a steal at the outlet mall.

Also: if you know what you're doing you can get quality stuff SUPER cheap on eBay

Nike,/UA/IZOD so far are the best fitting for me. I usually use my "kohls cash" to get an IZOD shirt from there. Tends to be right around $20 so why not snag the work/golf shirt for free?! Kind of free.....

  • Like 1

Check out my reviews:

 :ping-small: G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small:  Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos::

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X I :taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green 

:taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ I :titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52, 56, 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the Hogans at Walmart also. 

There is a polo at Academy Sports, I think its BCG, that is usually on sale for around $15 that is a nice shirt.

Got a Saddleback at Belk at 70% off, cost me $13, that is my new favorite.

ksted

  • driver: Ping G410 plus
  • 3 wood: Ping G400
  • 5 wood: Ping G400
  • hybrid: Cobra F8
  • irons: Ping G400 4-gw
  • wedges: Ping G400 U 50, Cleveland RTX4 56, Zipcore 60
  • putter: Evnroll ER2
  • balls:  Srixon Q Star Tour/Titleist Tour Soft
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 8/1/2020 at 5:56 AM, Tsmithjr9 said:

I thrift my shirts anymore tbh. I probably have close to 100 polos right now. I find tons of Nike, UA, Adidas, Callaway, Puma at the stores. Occasionally I find some Peter Millar and Footjoy too. It's hard to pass up $4 for a shirt that's got nothing wrong with it when I know it's gonna be $50+ new.

Take Dead Aim
 

Big fan as well. Usually can find at least one dry-fit shirt every time I go... after seeing this thread yesterday I stopped by and found what looked like a brand new Peter Millar in my size for $4.99 lol

Driver:default_taylormade-small.jpg.7261af28af5ff1c291b0cc05a9d9285e.jpg 2017 M1 
3w:default_mizuno-small.jpg.53d0e81fbaf5c93bffca28dc6fe15a88.jpg  GT 180 15 degree 
5W: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg  Launcher 19 degree
4-PW: default_mizuno-small.jpg.53d0e81fbaf5c93bffca28dc6fe15a88.jpg MP-63 w/ TT S300
Wedges: default_titelist-small.jpg.920d52649433e5fee234ad27e55c0091.jpg Vokey SM7 52F, 56M, 60M
Putter: default_cleveland-small.jpg.2a5a328012300c4d34355e56e5490ae4.jpg HB SOFT 11s
Ball:default_srixon-small.jpg.9b0fc8a90c9d2064823de4fef895a1bf.jpg Z-Star

default_ping-small.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Big fan as well. Usually can find at least one dry-fit shirt every time I go... after seeing this thread yesterday I stopped by and found what looked like a brand new Peter Millar in my size for $4.99 lol
That's what I'm talking about!

Take Dead Aim

  • Like 1

Take Dead Aim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...