Golf clubs all over South Carolina and the rest of the United States are benefitting from the profits of new golf members. As children start to look at professional golfers as their sports role models, it makes sense that many more clubs and groups are catering to children who want to be part of a golf tournament or a golf group. Adults, too, are turning to this sport as a way to not only conduct business like the good old days, but to relax away from home and be outdoors without extensive exertion.
Another reason that golf clubs are profiting is the introduction of pokies. In Australia, for example, clubs and store fronts alike are adding pokies machines and allowing people to play online pokies games while they wait for a friend or significant other to finish shopping, or as they are waiting to shop themselves. With online pokies Australia is showing the rest of the world how to make the most out of this growing market. So why is the market so popular?
The top reason that many people prefer playing online games is the convenience. With the Internet people can gamble from their home any time of day or night. People can do it while they engage in another activity like watching TV. People can do it for just a few minutes at a time when they have a break in their schedule or they can sit down and do it for hours at a time if that’s what they choose. Traditionally people wouldn’t have this flexibility because visiting a brick and mortar casino required effort. In most situations people had to physically travel to a new location. Traveling to this new location meant that you would have to allocate time specifically for playing. People might go for a whole weekend to Nevada so that they could play for three days in a row. But now people can play when they have just a few minutes here or there. This means there is more opportunity to play and more opportunity to profit. People can play a game, make some money, and then log off as soon as somebody comes to the door or as soon as they need to go to work.
Another benefit that many people enjoy with regard to online casinos is the fact that their free games. Not everyone wants to gamble away their actual money. Some people simply want to play the same types of games free of charge. Online casinos give them that option. You can play online games in three versions without having to pay any money. You can log into these websites and play the free versions of the games until you get a handle on how the game is played or until you have money that you can spare. Naturally a traditional brick-and-mortar casino doesn’t offer this option.
Take a break from the front nine and enjoy a round of online pokies.
We’ve added a new toy to our arsenal of tools to help you get the best club or fitting possible on Hilton Head Island! We’ve always had the Foresight GC2 launch monitor used by the field reps of Ping, TaylorMade, Nike, Titleist, Callaway, Adams and Cobra. Now we’ve added on their newly release Head Measurement Technology unit that is the only tool that actually sees the club face at impact. (more…)
Thank you for voting us as Hilton Head Island’s Best Golf Store for the second consecutive year!
We take great pride in our customer service and commitment to providing you the best equipment, apparel, club fitting and club repair services possible, all at great prices. We’ve had an amazing second year and look forward to growing with you for years to come. (more…)
Check out this great video that gives you a behind the scenes look at Mizuno’s forging process from their Chuo forging plant in Hiroshima, Japan. No wonder their irons feel and perform so well! (more…)
It’s almost that time of year again… where Dads can look forward to a new tie or some barbecue tools. I can’t knock either option as my ties are old enough to drive, and I really could use a new grill brush, but I’m not really going to get too excited about opening either. There are lots of options at Golf Etc. that I would get excited about. Here are a few that I think your Dad would love! (more…)
Are you the type of person that has more putters than shoes in their closet…change them just as often? Or did you make one big splurge only to be disappointed? If so, we’re here to help. From now through the end of June, we’re running a special trade in program for Scotty Cameron putters. (more…)
Are you wishing you could have even more Golf Etc.? Well, now you can! We’ve extended our hours to make sure you’re here when you want us.
Sunday – 10:00-5:00
Monday – 8:30-6:30
Tuesday – 8:30-6:30
Wednesday – 8:30-6:30
Thursday – 8:30-6:30
Friday – 8:30-6:30
Saturday – 9:30-7:00
We’re having special hours on Sunday, April 21st. We’ll be open from 10:00-2:00 to celebrate the final round of the RBC Heritage tournament. Come in to check out the last day our great Anniversary Sale!
We’ll be back to our normal hours on Monday, 4/22 at 8:30. Thanks for your business and enjoy the final round!
Ping is launching their newest game improvement line, the G25 drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons on Thursday the 14th!
From the adjustable driver all the way down to the irons with progressive sole widths that help optimize CG placement for accurate distance gapping, these are clubs designed to improve performance and look good going it!
Did you purchase one of the latest drivers with all sorts of adjustment options in hopes it would save your game only to be disappointed in its performance? The available adjustment options on clubs such as the TaylorMade R11 and RBZ, Callaway RAZR Fit or Titleist 910D allow a golfer to adjust the club so that it changes the ball flight. Finding the ideal settings can be a challenge and if not done right, the club will actually perform much worse than if left alone at the factory neutral settings. (more…)
Many people assume that graphite iron shafts are only for older people that need something light weight. Recent technology has started to change that. Golf WRX just named the UST Recoil iron shaft the best product at this year’s PGA Show.
If this sounds appealing please stop in and try one for yourself.
Too many times when I speak to amateur golfers about what kind of clubs they have in their bag, I find out that they do not have any hybrids. Why not?! Hybrids/”rescue clubs” are the biggest technological advancement that has been made in golf club technology in the past 15 years.
Let us first define the purpose of a hybrid. A hybrid is designed to replace a long (or even mid) iron that you have trouble hitting consistently. The key word is “consistently”. If I can hit a 3 iron 200 yards when I get it good, but I only hit it good 3 out of 10 tries, then I don’t need a 3 iron. I need a hybrid. (more…)
We finally got our hands on Nike’s new line of clubs for next year…WOW! After 2 initial sessions with them I think they’ve got a hit on their hands. Great feel, even better sound and the ball just goes, even on mishits. Personally, I managed to pull a small muscle in my back the 2 days ago chasing my 2 year old, so couldn’t come close to finishing my swing and my drives were still getting out to 275 with lots of forgiveness and limited drop off on the many miss-hits! As much as we loved the drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, I think the new irons are going to be the sleeper hit. Maximum forgiveness with a respectably thin top line and limited offset combined with unreal distance are major pluses. The part that might just put them over the top is the feel; they feel much softer and solid than a typical cast cavity back. (more…)
The top 5 things to think about when buying a new driver
Price range – Have an idea of how much money you intend to spend before you enter a golf store, but be open to suggestions. If you find somewhere that will take the time to find what is best for you and not just simply sell you the most expensive club, listen. That extra $50 or $100 might be money well worth it.
Do you like it? – You must be comfortable with the way a club sits at address, the way it feels and the sound it makes. Try to hit everything before buying. We know you may have hit your friends a couple of times, but it’s definitely best to try a couple out head to head.
Length vs. Control – A golfer that hits the ball straight and is looking to get a little more distance may want to buy a driver that is a longer or is designed to maximize distance. Do keep in mind that distance isn’t the only thing to focus on. Most of us would rather be a couple yards back and in the fairway rather than hitting a bomb you can’t find. Someone who hits the ball far and is looking for more control may want to look into a shorter driver for a more accurate tee ball
Come in today to experience the difference! We have a wide assortment of glasses for golf, water and casual!
Tag Heuer sunglasses are the pinnacle of performance glasses. Their incredibly light weight, comfort, lens quality and style set them apart from all other glasses. They offer a powerful combination of integrated design, superior materials, and ergonomic engineering. They consistently deliver sunglasses that remain unrivaled in performance and patented innovation. Tag Heuer Sunglasses are the essence of innovation with modern, edgy optical sun styles for every situation or occasion. Featuring lightweight design, total blend of prestige, design and performance, Tag Heuer Sunglasses provide the ultimate in comfort and perfect sun protection. Trendy, sporty, value, technologically advanced, assertive, glamorous, even classic are all about Tag Heuer Sunglasses. (more…)
Golf Etc. is getting into the holiday spirit and needs your help! We’re working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Low Country to help support their junior golf programs. If you have any old clubs that you don’t need anymore, please consider donating them. We’re going to cut them down to the proper length, do any clean up/repair needed and put on new grips once we’re done. (more…)
“I came down to Hilton Head SC, for the Golf Week amateur tour. I played in the championship flight and my first round of golf was horrendous and horrible. Something just didn’t feel right. When you hit your shot the way you think you’re supposed to hit it and the ball doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do, it might be your clubs. I came to this store and had some lovely guys, Dave and Alex, check my material. Every shaft that I thought was a certain flex was not.
Get your stuff checked out because it may be wrong. These guys can do the job for you. They did a great job; I got new shafts put in my hybrids the same day. I went out the next day and played golf. Every shot that I hit with those clubs held its line, held its flight and I improved by 5 shots. It was a great job by the staff here and I recommend it to anybody that comes to Hilton Head, South Carolina!”
“Hi – I’m Jim Davis. I was a 10 handicap and I came over here and had my irons reshafted and now I’m a 7. My iron dispersion got much tighter. I was having problems hitting greens and now it goes right at the pin. They did a great job with those and now I just had my driver fitted and can’t wait to get out there and see how that works! “
Thank you all for supporting us and voting us as Hilton Head Island’s best golf store in Hilton Head Monthly’s annual Best of Competition!
We take great pride in our customer service, whether you’re in just looking around, buying a club off the rack or going through one of our detailed fittings. We’re here to help you play better and more enjoyable golf faster no matter what.
Come in to see our great selection of golf clubs, apparel, shoes and accessories. We’ve always had the lowest prices, but now we guarantee it*!
2012 Hilton Head Monthly Readers Choice Award – Best Golf Store
The putter is one of, if not the most, important clubs in your bag. An average golfer uses it for over 40% of the shots in a round! When looking for a new putter, many people understand the value of finding the proper length and lie angle (if you don’t please stay tuned for a future post where we will get into that) but very few people know how the balance point of the putter head impacts your success.
The balance point of a putter head is dependent on how weight is distributed across the face. If weight is dispersed evenly, it is called face balanced. If the weight is more distributed out by the toe, it is called 90 degree toe hang. There are also various levels in between these two extremes. See the pictures below for examples.
Face Balanced Putter
30 Degree Toe Hang
60 Degree Toe Hang
90 Degree Toe Hang
By now, you’re probably asking “So what does this mean?” The different balance points are suited for different putting strokes. A straight back and through stroke benefits from a face balanced putter as it will fight rotations and help you square the face at impact. If you have an extreme arc in your putting stroke you should look for a putter that has a 60 or 90 degree toe hang as the toe weight will help control the needed rotation and prevent you from pulling or pushing your putts. Somewhere in between? Go with a 30 or 45 degree toe down.
How do you determine the balance of a putter? Well, it’s incredibly easy. You can simply set it on a ledge like I did for the previous pictures, just make sure the grip isn’t interfering with the rotation. Or you hold it across your fingers like the picture below. And remember, you can always ask a sales person at your favorite golf store that really cares about your game to help you out!
How to Determine Balance a Putter
As a general rule, mallet putters like an Odyssey 2 Ball or a center shafted blade putter are usually face balanced and a traditional heel shafted Ping Anser is toe weighted. You will find variations to these rules so we definitely recommend taking a couple of seconds to know for sure.