Today I bought, or pre-bought, 40,000 balls at the local driving range.
The total bill was $1299 or ≈ 3.24 ¢ per ball.
Sure it may take me 2-3 years to hit them all...
But if I paid normal freight for those 40,000 balls I'd be paying $3,750 or ≈ 9.375 ¢ per ball. So I'm reaping a hefty 67% discount.
I contemplated this purchase for several days. Do I really want to hit that many balls? Of course I NEED to if I ever want to reach my full golfing potential.
I looked at this this way - with the market prices for golf here, I'm not going to be playing too many rounds. So hitting balls is a viable alternative. I actually like to practice very much - especially when *playing* involves considerable time (5 hours!) and money.
And my risks are small (compared to my trading!). As I see them:
Still, this is an awful lot of balls for a non-professional to be hitting.
The girl at the counter said I was *the only one to ever buy that amount*.
That remark put a nice smile on my face. As y'all well know, I pride myself on standing out from the crowd: renting, homeschooling, tuning out the *news*, blogging, etc.