I had my first golf lesson a couple days ago… and might I say, it’s fun! I’m an extreme beginner, but it’s so gratifying to hit that ball and watch it sail (or in my case, skid) across the greens. The trouble is that the clubs at the range are too long and heavy for me, so I bought a used ladies’ 9-iron to practice (it only cost $10)… it’s STILL a bit too heavy. I thought about getting a starter set of graphite clubs (I heard it costs around $300), but decided against it for now. Hopefully as I improve (golf-wise and finance-wise), I’ll be able to get something nice.
Due to an arrangement between the school and the driving range, I was able to get range time and instruction for a minimal fee (under $50 for a four-month class). This is the last time in my life that I’ll be able to play golf for such a low price, so I might as well take advantage of it!
Any personal finance bloggers who are also golfers? How did you pick up such an expensive hobby anyway?