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2016 U.S. Open Preview

Ever since Tiger was was beaten by his wife, there has been an endless search for the “Newest Phenom” in golf.   But I think this year is different.  This year, we already have the next generation of golf.

Yes, I am going to miss watching Tiger.  But I think we have something better coming.  This year, we have Rory vs Jordan vs Jason.  U.K. (sorry Ireland) vs U.S.A. vs Australia.  This is what makes golf fun.  When you have a team to root for.  When you feel just as nervous as Rory does standing over a 4 foot putt.  This year will be a battle between countries not individuals.

The course is said to be the most difficult U.S. Open course in recent memory (source: any instagram post on golf over the past 2 weeks).  Which means we are going to get to see one of the greatest mental tests of golf.  How will they respond?

Most oddsmakers have Jason Day favored to win followed by Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.  I guess that makes sense.  Jordan would be my bet, he has the clutch gene (Yes, I know what happened at the Masters) and has better odds right now.  Truthfully, they should all be betting even.

If I had to pick a dark horse, I would choose either Justin Rose or Patrick Reed.  Justin is the best player who hasn’t won a major yet, and Patrick has a U.S. Open game  (Aka. he is a grinder).

So, when you are falling asleep listening to the broadcast on Sunday afternoon, just remember, this is the future and it is going to be great.

P.S.  Sorry Danny Willet.  I think you got lucky 😉

 

 

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5 Ways To Afford Golf

 

In our never-ending effort to make golf more affordable we have listed the top 5 ways for everybody to afford golf.

  1. Play public or municipal courses.  While they may not be the most glamourous, they do offer low rates for a round of golf.  In the end, that’s all we’re really looking for.
  2. Buy your clubs online.  There are a bunch of different websites out there that allow you to buy and sell used golf clubs online (enter my plug for affordgolf.sharetribe.com here).  You don’t need the latest and greatest, you just want some nice sticks to go smack the ball around with.
  3. Build it into your budget.  Hey, who the f*** is talking about budgets!? Yea I know, it’s lame.  But if you can carve out some of your cash flow you can find yourself with (and on) a lot more greens 😉.
  4. See if a membership makes sense.  Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t.  As a general rule, if you play more than 40 rounds a year (at the same course), you should look into a membership.
  5. Play in the late afternoons.  Many courses have “twilight rates” which are usually at a steep discount to the regular greens fees.

This concludes the top 5 ways to afford golf.  Please email us at affordgolf@gmail.com if you have other ideas or suggestions.

Something Different in Affordable Golf Rentals, Sales, and Lessons

How often has a parent wanted to get their child interested in golf but has been turned off by the high cost of lessons and equipment?  And how many times has a college golfer been unable to afford the newest set of irons?  Even just once is too much for us. This is why we have created our online marketplace which allows local golfers to rent or sell their unused or old golf equipment to other players. This allows you to make money while lowering  the costs for others.

Help us affordgolf! Sign up at our marketplace and start posting your listings today!

Free Golf Lessons!

As part of our never ending struggle to find ways to make the game as affordable as possible, we have developed a FREE online lesson plan that anybody can follow.  In the coming weeks, we will be posting our lessons for the masses.  Our hope is to help bring online learning to the forefront of golf instruction.  Whether it be through social media, online marketplaces, Youtube videos or free lesson plans, our goal is to continue to help you affordgolf!

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