The swift "thwack" of a golf ball is one of the best sounds of summer. Throw in the smell of freshly cut grass and a cloudless, sunny morning and you'll have to drag me off the course at the end of the day. Unless you're lucky enough to live in Florida or Southern California, you're probably looking forward to golf season just as much as the warmer days. Here's our list of must-haves and some great deals to get you ready for a superb season.
Golf can be a slow and methodical sport to watch, but not when Chevy Chase is teeing up while cracking hilarious one-liners. Cult classic Caddyshack makes for endless quotes on the golf course. To enhance your golf/comedy routine even further, be sure to add in a couple quotes from Happy Gilmore and remember to hit the ball with a running start. If you're looking for a more inspiring, less comical golf movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played and the Legend of Bagger Vance will keep you believing until your next tee time.
Watching the Game
No matter who your favorite player is, catch him or her anytime on TheGolfChannel. Call your local cable company and see how much it is to add the channel. Often the key to getting a deal with your provider is simply asking for one.
Another great option is investing in a Roku box. At $71.99 after coupon code save, it's a one-time cost and there are a many of savings benefits beyond catching every golf game you can, such as free streaming videos for Amazon Prime members, Pandora Radio, and more.
We've all said it. My swing would be so much better if I had that new driver. Or a better glove. Or my lucky hot pink golf ball. No matter what helps you, snag some steals with some of these promotions:
Golfsmith: 15% off Sitewide
Odyssey TI-Hot Putter $150 Shipped
Odyssey 2Ball Blade Putter $150 Shipped
Firethorn F-Dry Performance Polo $15
Titleist Pro Personalized Golf Balls $48
Express: Men's Polos BOGO 50% off
Adidas Tech Response 3.0 Golf Shoes $40
Getting to the Big Tournament
Ah to stand on the sidelines of a gorgeous fairway, golf-clapping your way through the day watching masters hit the shots you only dream of. Wherever you plan to take in the game, get 5% off your seats when you buy through TicketsNow. Another great option is StubHub.com, where you can search for hard to find tickets.
Chances are your golf tournament destination isn't in your home town. If you're going to take in the tournament far from home, try hotel deals from Hotels.com. If you're flying, don't forget to always check for flights on Tuesdays, when they generally go on sale. Many sites even include golf getaway packages, such as this Mexican golf getaways on Orbitz. Maybe your dream has always been to play a course where the game was invented? Check out this great Chase credit card deal that will help you get to Scotland for cheap!
Good luck this season golf fans! We hope your numbers stay low and your balls stay straight. Share your tips on how to get the best golf gear and who your favorite Caddyshack character is in the comments below. And while you're here, don't forget to sign up for Brad's Daily Alerts to get more deals like these directly to your inbox.