Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the past year, you probably are aware of the health of the economy (or lack there of). But don’t despair as there is always a silver lining. With everybody vying for your hard earned money, prices become much more competitive and the golf course industry is no exception.
I recently visited a local track to get in a quick nine after work. Well, it happened to be on league night, so it wasn’t exactly quick, but that didn’t bother me. When I asked the nice young lady at the counter how much it was to walk 9 holes, she replied “That will be $7.50 Sir.” I had to check that I didn’t have potatoes in my ears, because I thought she said “Sir”, but also only $7.50! It was indeed correct and much less expensive than I remembered. I can’t even go to a movie for that price. Plus I get much needed exercise lugging my over-stuffed golf bag while breathing country fresh air.
That same night, I was thumbing through the sports section in my local paper. There was an ad for 18 holes and a cart for $20 and after 3 PM it was only $18. It may not be my favorite course but for that price, who cares? Golfers are getting a lot of solid bang for the buck during this soft economy.
I was talking to a friend of mine who had just joined his local country club. His argument was that playing a decent daily fee a couple times a week would be more costly than the reduced initiation fee and monthly dues at this club. The fact he didn’t need a tee time and could play 18 holes in 3 ½ hours or less was icing on the cake.
The point I am trying to make is I am sure in your area there are bargains galore. Golf doesn’t have to be expensive if you look around. At Hireko Golf we make sure that golf can continue to be affordable and still provides customers with all the benefits of the major brands. So tell us about what great deals are in your neck of the woods.
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