The Bad Economy is Good for Your Golf

The frog sits is a pan of water on the stove tickled green that he is a frog sitting in a pan of water on the stove. As you g.r.a.d.u.a.l.l.y crank up the temperature he barely notices that his smokin froglegs may find themselves on someone’s plate. But, if you let the water boil and then throw his little frog butt in the water he will hop right out.

Are we different than frogs? Yes, we walk..they hop…We can swing a golf club, they can’t..but virtually everything else is the same. As the economy g.r.a.d.u.a.l.l.y gets worse we do little to adjust to what “might be” coming down the pike. Correction:”Might Be”…should be changed to “Will Be”…save this article to prove the existence of my crystal ball.

There is a tipping point. We get out of the shower and catch a glimpse of the fat guy in the mirror. Whoszat? Sooner or later there is what I commonly refer to as the “whoops factor.” As of the date of this scripture….the average price of gas is$3.28 and diesel is over $4 bucks. The price of ice cream and toilet paper has doubled in the last few months. Notice a trend?

How can this dreary news benefit your golf? Now that the economy has your attention…perhaps there is a more sensible way to learn to play golf. Your disposalable income is nearing extinction . . .We are “Forced to,” DANG IT___look at other options. An approach that wasn’t considered because you had the funds to randomly waste coin on 100s of golf books, Palm Springs golf school vacation, 2 or 3 series of golf lessons and that new platinum plated thousand dollar driver, you just couldn’t live without. Just when we were rocked to sleep with a sand wedge thinking everything was peachie the Cosmos comes along and boots us in another direction. The old way wasn’t working anyway.

“Having to change,” can be a blessing, when you step back and look at the breaks. Man is a peculiar animal. He will seldom change anything, including his shorts, until he has to.

The Bad Economy is good news. You can learn golf a better way in your own back yard for a fraction of the money…& show up at the course with an entirely new swing and game. Plus, the big shots who have been charging exorbitant greens fees may have to change their tune. Yes Sir, I think the Good News is that there are some positive changes in store for us. Too bad it took a whopping stick to open our eyes___or is it?.. The worse The Economy the better McLellan Golf DVDs & your backyard look. Don’t wait for the “Whoops Factor” to kick in. Life is short! Keep us in mind!

Jim McLellan

The AntiPro/The Maverick

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