Thanks to the Internet, you don't even need to leave your house to shop anymore. At least for me, this comes in handy particularly around the holidays when I want to avoid the madness that is the mall.
It's also nice because of the abundance of golf items you can find on the internet — everything from clubs, shoes, tickets, souvenirs and more. Of course, when it comes to clubs, you should first consult you local PGA Professional to be sure that what you're looking at actually fits your game.
Here are just some of the finds you can score on the Internet, peppered with a little advice:
Window shop, then go online. Many people like to handle a potential purchase and see it in person first. Some, however, like to handle it, but then go home, jump online and find the best deal.
Golf office goods. A pen set for your desk? A roll-up practice green? A driver-head paper-weight? Anything you can imagine related to golf can pretty much be found by surfing the Internet.
Golf cards. Talk about a unique collection. Like baseball cards, believe it or not, they've also made golf cards.
Golf bag. One of the best items to buy online. You might see the style bag you like in a store, but maybe they don't have the color scheme you want. When you jump on the internet, chances are you can find that style along with any color scheme you can dream up.
Rounds of golf. There are so many deals to be had on rounds of golf. All you need to do is look. Before scheduling a tee time in your area, it might be wise to jump online and search for deals near where you live. There could be discounts for booking tee times online on the course's website, a Groupon, etc. It's a great way to save money, because, let's face it, rounds of golf can be expensive.
Golf shoes. Are your feet larger than most? Chances are, you might not be able to find that odd size unless you head to the internet.
Golf balls. There are plenty of deals to be had on top-of-the-line golf balls that are logo overruns (golf balls made for a specific corporate event, in some instances, where too many were made). Clothes/Accessories. Again, so many to choose from and the possibilities are endless when you’re searching online.
Golf clubs. OK, folks, this is where things get a little iffy on the internet if you're not careful. Nobody wants to think they got a huge deal, spending just $200 on the latest, greatest driver that's retailing for $499, only to receive it in the mail and find out it's counterfeit.
While there are many great deals on great clubs to be had, you need to be sure you're looking in the right place. Especially around golf clubs and major equipment investments you're making in your game, we highly recommend that you stop in with your local PGA Professional to talk with them about a fitting and advice around where to purchase your gear so that you're getting the best deal and the best fit for your game.
Also, make sure to check out the PGA Trade-In Network
so you can take those old clubs and put them toward the new ones you're looking to add to the bag.