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It can be no shock to see that participation in golf is dipping at the same time that our economy has suffered through historic drops. But can the blame extend beyond the economy, and does golf possess a future that could make it go the way of horse racing? I never thought it would happen.
I wouldn’t be doing my Golf Like You’re Poor job if I didn’t take a short break from my current “day job” duties and write up this tip: Keep your eye on Groupon.
I know: it’s rare that Groupon comes with a deal relating to golf. But once it does, it’s highly worth it....
Can’t I ever give it a rest? Do I always have to spout off about playing Golf Like You’re Poor?
I mean, come on, now’s the time for a break. It’s my family vacation next week, for crying out loud. Can’t a GLYPer get a vacation, too?...
I know there is a crisis coming in my game. I could tell when I hit a ball last week at the practice range. I kept making the correct swing, but still it wouldn’t go away. As I shifted my weight to the left side on the follow-through, the toe of the golf shoe on my right foot flipped loose.
Yes, this is a crisis for a guy who plays Golf Like You’re Poor -- a GLYPer -- and has zero in his budget for equipment. That shoe is going to continue to break down as long as I keep swinging correctly and transferring my weight, so I better find a way to get a new pair....
I'm not going to kid myself. I know that people who read about golf also play a lot of golf. And they want to play the best courses and try not to bat an eye when they pay the green fee. So the prospects of this blog, which chronicles a golfer who has to limit his number of rounds to the cheapest ones he can find, having much traction with those folks is pretty far fetched.
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