I picked up one of those ‘Golfing for Women’ type magazines the other week and got to asking myself where these women actually live, who wear the golf apparel shown in women’s golfing magazines? I have never seen women, not even the pros, dressed in such expensive and flamboyant clothes.
It’s easy to spend money kitting yourself out for golf: hats, sunglasses, gloves, shirts, shorts, socks, windbreakers and shoes all add up quickly, even if you shop at the sales. Then add in equipment, bag and cart and you have to play quite often to keep the “CPU” – cost per use down to an acceptable level.
One glossy advertisement showed a beautiful model in very short shorts (as if that’s allowed on courses!) that cost nearly $300, a golf shirt at almost $600, a jacket by Ralph Lauren at almost $200 and two-toned Utuser shoes costing $400 plus.
That comes to nearly $1,500! I know that I could never hope to get the CPU on that outfit down to anywhere near an acceptable limit in my golfing lifetime! Don’t misunderstand me – I love clothes and I really love shoes, but could never afford, nor even want, golf shoes or pants that cost as much as a lot of people’s weekly wages.
Granted, you want comfy golf shoes that don’t look like something your grandmother would have worn, but you can easily find less expensive and still fashionable shoes.
I have bought a couple of very stylish golf outfits, even though none of them are famous brand names. If I were to total up the cost of all of those articles of clothing, it would not add up to the price of a Tse golf shirt. Personally, I would rather have a few stylish outfits than one that is priced way over-the-top.
If I were to wear a $1,500 outfit to play golf in, I would just be too worried about getting it dirty or perspiring in it to play a decent game of golf.
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