The perspective of this blog is through the eyes of the “everyman” golfer. When most golfers search for information about courses, equipment and other golfing topics, their search results are dominated by big resorts, companies and courses. However, most golfers, like my wife and me, are interested in more everyday kinds of golfing experiences and products. We don’t belong to a country club and most of our rounds are played on municipal courses or lower cost semi-private courses. While we want to play on the best courses we can, we also want to play courses and equipment that are comfortable for both our skill level and pocketbook.
Big name courses and resorts also have big PR budgets but virtually no one covers the courses “everyman” golfers typically play. Our mission is to cover those places where most of us spend the bulk of our golfing resources. We will cover big name courses too, but from the perspective of the everyman golfer. This blog helps the common golfer answer questions like,
“When I travel which course is likely to provide the best experience given both my handicap and my pocketbook?”
“How much should I pay the kid who takes my clubs off the cart and wipes them off with a towel? Do I have to pay him?”
“If I get a chance to play one of those big expensive courses will it be worth the hundreds of dollars I’ll spend on it?”
“How do the courses I regularly play actually stack up to those big names courses in terms of fun, enjoyment and scenery?”
“Is this year’s $450 driver really that much better than last year’s model that I can still get for $150?”
Golf can sometimes be a snobbish game and many places exploit that characteristic in hopes of extracting more money from everyman golfers. These kinds of elitist marketing activities degrade most people’s experience and do not serve the good of the game. We recognize we will never be on the tour and our social circles won’t think worse of us if we don’t have the latest style and accoutrements. We play golf for the fun and beauty one can experience on the course. We believe golf is a great past time and the more people who play it, the better the game will be. The key to getting more people to play is making it more accessible to the “everyman” by creating thoroughly comfortable golfing experiences. We hope you enjoy the perspectives and information shared here and that you return regularly to share your own everyman golf experiences.
** Golf was started by a bunch of everyday bored sheep herders. Everyman golfers are the modern equivalent of those everyday sheep herders and form the core of the game. Be proud of being an everyman golfer!