Beginner Golf Clubs (Status and Cool Factor)
When it comes to buying beginner golf clubs, there are three major factors to consider. These factors are playability, status and cool factor, and price/resale value. Regardless what club manufacture you are considering (Adams, Callaway, Mizuno, Cleveland, Nike, Cobra, Titleist, Taylormade, secondary brand names or clones) you need to keep these factors in mind. Regardless what type of club you are considering to buy (drivers, putters, wedges, woods, hybrids and irons) the same thing is true. This article focuses on status and cool factor.
Now status and cool factor may not seem like real things to be concerned about when buying golf clubs. However, for many golfers, these considerations are as important as how well they can hit the club. Why? Well golf is a status sport!
First, not everyone can play golf. You need to have disposable cash. Accordingly, the very fact that you are playing golf is a status statement. For many golfers, they feel that if they are going to play a game that cost so much to play and practice, they should have status symbol clubs and cloths.
Second, look at the cars in the lots of golf courses. You will see more top notch vehicles on the more expensive courses you play. Definitely, if you are the member to a country club this statement is all the more true. Just like vehicles are a status statement, so too are golf clubs.
Finally, when it comes to status, you will almost never play a round of golf with strangers without begin asked where you work and where you live (status, status). No wonder you can hardly play a round without someone bragging about the new clubs the just bought.
What about cool factor you ask? Well, how else do you explain the Tiger Woods and John Daly phenomenon? There clearly exist a group of golfer that love to make cool statements with their cloths, clubs and conversation on the golf course.
And so it is important for many new golfers to seek out beginner golf clubs with the right status and cool factor. I have seen far too many golfers that have a great set of beginner clubs that they hit well do the unthinkable. They trade those clubs in once they find out their clubs are not the status or cool clubs.
If these factors don’t matter to you, then that is okay. You will probably be able to get better deals on your golf clubs. Just be honest with yourself upfront or you will just end up buying status/cool clubs later.