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In today’s day in age of everyone’s addiction to more distance, space age materials and showing off for your playing partners with the latest and greatest. Yes, golf clubs are way overpriced!! It may be just my unpopular opinion but, for a long time now, we have been getting taken advantage of by club manufacturers. Releasing 2-3 drivers a year, a few iron sets, some wedges and a new putter line... Are they really that different?? Or just another reason for them to take $700 from our pockets?!?! I mean you can change paint colours, some numbers and talk up some new fancy technology, did you really change that much?
Even wedges have trended away from nice clean looking lines, they all are starting to have this funky ridge in them...just weird looking to me.
I will respectfully disagree that manufacturers are "taking advantage" of us. If the public will pay an exorbitant price for a piece of metal they use to play a recreational game, why wouldn't the manufacturers take advantage of such obsessive compulsion? Food... water... life-saving drugs... There are some things I do believe need price controls. But, golf clubs... video games... luxury vehicles... yachts... I don't think we should try to control stupidity.
This is why I can't remember the last time I purchased brand new golf clubs... unless they were on a deep clearance due to model changes. In the 90's, golf was my vice. I would search high and low for the latest and shiniest and toss dollars at it. The disposable income was there and... Sheesh!... I wish I had some of those dollars today. If I hadn't spent it on golf clubs, probably would have found something else to toss it at.