The Pros and Cons of Buying Golf Shirts on Black Friday or Christmas

Getting golf shirts at a low price is something all golfers want. They want to make sure that they get their golf apparel at a low price. Playing the sport is expensive enough as it is without having to worry about the price of buying new shirts to wear on the green.

Whether a person buys their shirt from the internet or from a brick and mortar store, there is always that one time of the year which a lot of people consider to be the best time to go out there and buy shirts. That day is Black Friday. It’s the one time of the year where practically everything everywhere is on sale.

Below is a look at some of the pros and cons of waiting for Black Friday to buy golf shirts.

Everything everywhere is on sale

golf shirtThe biggest advantage of waiting for Black Friday is all the options that are available to the shopper. Think of all the places on the internet or brick and mortar stores offering all the different shirts out there at a really low price.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find shirts at a really low price during Black Friday. Finding something on sale is not the goose chase that it is during any other part of the year. During Black Friday people are bound to find something on sale.

Selection

The downside to buying golf shirts during any other time of the year is that people are often left with broken sizes or poor design. Furthermore, the only things on sale are those from last season. Everything new is still at a regular price.

Stores put everything that they have on sale. This means that people won’t be limited in choosing the style and size of the shirt. More often than not, big sales mean that the outlet has to start moving their product to make room for the next season. This means selling the items at a really low selling price, but the downside is that people will only be left with broken sizes or those shirts with designs or colors so horrible that people won’t want them anymore.

Unlike clearance sales, buying during Black Friday means even newer items or stock are also on sale. It’s a lot easier to find something worth buying given just easy it is to find something worth having given both old and new stocks of golf shirts are on sale.

The traffic or competition

The biggest downside to buying shirts during this time of the year is the competition or massive spike in consumer traffic. There’s a reason why retailers both online and in real life choose this part of the year to throw huge sales and discounts.

Studies have shown that most people really do most of their Christmas shopping during this time of the year. The huge consumer traffic flow is what makes retailer sell their items at huge discounts since they want a bigger slice of the pie during this time of the year.

All things said, going to the mall or trying to shop faster than everyone else on the internet can be really taxing, not to mention challenging. This is perhaps the biggest downside to shopping with everyone else.

Only comes once a year

The other downside to buying clothes during this time of the year is that it only comes once a year. Those who are in immediate need of a shirt best try their luck with clearance sales. It’s kind of difficult for some people to stomach the idea of only being able to shop for golf shirts during that one time of the year.

Why golf balls are shaped the way they are now?

People may be dumbstruck by this question from children the first time that they see golf balls. One may say it’s aesthetic, but true blue golfers should know their facts and there is a reason why these balls have that dimpled outer design. It’s the product of years of evolution. It’s the product of the thinking to try and try until one succeeds. It’s the product of years of golfing experience.

When the game was introduced in the 1400s in Scotland, players were using wooden clubs and wooden balls, played over a vast sheep pastures. The ball was shaped from available wood in the forests.

GolfIt was only around 1617 when the Feathery balls were introduced. Players believed that if feathered animals can take flight, feathers in golf balls can bring it to father distance. These balls were made from fine duck or goose feathers tucked inside cowhide ball. It became very popular because indeed, it traveled farther than the wooden balls. This combination of feathers and leather is left to soak in water and allowed to dry until it is very hard. But manufacturing this kind of balls took longer time. The exterior was varnished liberally. Thus, it became really expensive. But these balls can be used for lengthened time because golfers later found out that dented golf balls travel much farther.

Around 1847, it was Reverend Adam Paterson who invented a new kind of golf balls made using the imported sap of a kind of rubber tree called the Gutter. It was called the Guttie. This rubber, when heated is quite pliable and can be easily molded into crude balls. Production of this kind of ball was cheaper, meaning more people are now able to play the sport. Moreover, the Guttie ball could be reconditioned when heated and can be reshaped. In order to replicate or even come close to the distances reached by bruised and abused Feathery balls, in 1881, Gutty balls were manufactured with textured surfaces. After a decade the Gutty started to get mass produced using a molding process, increasing its quality, consistency, and decreasing its cost.

It was the Dunlop Rubber Company that began manufacturing the Gutty with raised bumps all over the outside of the golf balls to enable them to fly longer and farther; this design was called the Bramble.

The first “dimples” to ever appear on a golf ball were actually rectangular in shape. But this design was eventually scrapped because the pattern actually collected a lot of dirt and mud, thereby affecting the flight path and distance of the balls.It was then when the pattern was changed to small concave cup shapes which we now see in the modern balls. This new design allowed the ball to travel much farther than any of its predecessors.

There was a time in 1906, when tire making giant B.F. Goodrich tried to manufacture balls with a core filled with compressed air; the reason behind this was so the ball will become much lighter. Unfortunately, the compressed air core expanded with heat, and this caused these balls to blow up. After this fiasco, Spalding redesigned the ball and came up with an ingenious two-piece construction design which prevented the balls from exploding.

But the standard weight and size for balls to be used for professional tours were established by the United States Golf Association, only in 1921, more than 500 years since golfing started. The present standard for golf balls was established in 1932, also by the United States Golf Association. The maximum weight for balls was set at 1.62 ounces,no less than 1.68 inches in diameter,and later, when testing devices have been developed, the USGA added a maximum velocity of 250 feet per second to the standard.

Today’s modern golf balls are now made with multiple layers of synthetic materials like urethane and Surly.