Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Stubborn Country Club Math
So I tallied them up...
In 2011 I played 29 rounds of golf at various golf courses from Florida up to New Hampshire.
And I spent a grand total, conservatively, of around $1,900 - or $67 per 18 holes.
I must say I was hoping that the number would come in higher, much higher in fact.
Because then I could more easily rationalize joining a local country club at $8,300 per year (weekday membership + pool).
I've always known that joining a club (in the Northeast) was a jam-job but now, after totaling up my annual golf budget for the first time in my life, I have a better appreciation for my own powers of discernment. Who would have thought that even possible?!
I mean I could take SEVERAL out-of-state golf excursions, get a many more quality rounds in, before I even came close to that $8,300 annual nut.
Heck I'd probably rather take golf lessons from top pros (Leadbetter?) with that money than waste it on country club dues.
After all, it's far more enjoyable to say *hit laser wedges* off a dog-track then it is to hit the ball sideways off plush, illegal-immigrant-mown fairways.