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How to get quality golf gear on tight budget

Golf is stereotyped to be expensive sport, and it kind of is, but if you’re crafty enough, you can make it somewhat affordable through some tips and tricks i’ve come to learn. I’ve decided to write this post because too many of my friends and golf buddies have issue of money. Especially those in their twenties, who don’t already have their careers figured out and don’t have lucrative job but still want to play golf. It can be frustrating to play with mediocre clubs, and getting new ones every year is simply not an option due to budget constraints. That’s kind of the situation i was in, and instead of going with mediocre set of clubs, i forced myself to adapt to the situation by learning more. So, to save everyone some trouble, here are some of my tips.

 First and foremost, the best way to save on golf clubs and accessories, is buying them used. I know that used golf clubs have gotten a bad rap, and fake products are common on eBay and other marketplaces. But there are ways to protect yourself from scammers when shopping for used clubs. Remember that if price seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s how knockoff sellers attract people to their listings – by dramatically reducing prices. There’s also seller rating, description and pictures. Distinguishing fake products and accounts from real ones is easy and you’ll get the hang of it fairly quickly.  Good places to buy good quality used clubs are eBay, craigslist and globalgolf. GlobalGolf is my favorite, as it’s professional website and they’re more trustworthy. On the other hand, listing sites like eBay and craigslist will require a lot of digging through spammy listings to find rare gems. But sometimes, those rare gems are really good deals, so it’s really up to you and what you value the most. One more tip i have, is to look for last year’s golf club models that are being sold now. Manufacturers usually make little changes between models, but some rich people try to keep up with golf fashion so they usually sell “old” clubs. Those are perfect purchases, because in my experience, they’re usually neatly kept and their quality is still formidable.

 Second best way to save on clubs, i think, is to wait for deals on golf clubs. But not all clubs. Sometimes, discounted golf clubs are pretty bad, but it’s also quite common to find excellent seniors’ clubs for discounted price. In order to find out which clubs are worth keeping an eye for, check this GcG tutorial. I’ve never done this myself, because i don’t really trust golf retailers and manufacturers to really offer good deals on these products. All deals and discounts i’ve noticed were on few year old set of clubs, that were about to be replaced by newer model. Or unpopular set of clubs, that manufacturer couldn’t sell at desired price. My observation might be wrong though, and those deals might really be authentic, who knows.

How to properly take care of Gecko


Geckos live 15 to 20 years. If the gecko is a child’s pet, this implies their caregiver can grow up and leave home, so be sure you are happy with this degree of commitment. The Spruce notes geckos can live alone or in groups, but with only one male per tank to prevent fighting. Obviously, just maintain a man with females if you’re ready for the resulting eggs and hatchlings!

Geckos can also be nocturnal so it’s not essential to provide a UVB lamp (because it’s for other reptiles.) However, geckos are cold-blooded and want the provision of a continuous heat source. Geckos are insectivores and eat the likes of crickets, waxworms and mealworms dusted with a calcium supplement.

Geckos enjoy gentle handling and are sedate walkers rather than roadrunners, which makes them less likely to dart away and have lost. Be prepared for your gecko to lose his skin, and this will make him look quite comical occasionally. The trick to successful gecko parenting is taking good care of the details, making the distinction between a sickly gecko and a thriving one.

Inside the tank, the gecko should have three areas: a place for hiding, 1 space for warmth basking and another place for exploring. This permits the gecko to meet a range of natural behaviors so he doesn’t become bored, frustrated or fearful. This is easily achieved using a half coconut shell for a hiding spot, some stones and branches for basking plants and on to explore. Many men and women opt for artificial plants, however should you fancy dwell greenery always double check that the plant is safe if your gecko ingests it.

A chilly gecko can not digest food so keeping the temperature correct, night and day, is critical. A thermometer is essential so that you may examine your gecko’s habitat frequently. At night, the tank needs to be in the 70s Fahrenheit, increasing to 80-85 Fahrenheit during the day. You can achieve the perfect temperature with a black heat lamp (it does not emit light) or a red lamp put on a thermostat. In addition, the gecko requires a hotter basking spot during the daytime, set to 88 – 90 Fahrenheit. The purpose is to produce a temperature gradient across the tank so that the gecko can regulate his body heat by moving out of a cooler to hotter location, or vice versa.

Geckos are nocturnal and need different days and nights to remain healthy. Geckos also register the seasons and prefer a 14-hour daylight period in summer along with a 12-hour daytime period in winter. Also, geckos dislike bright light so the bulbs should be located above the mesh lid of the tank, to avoid the warmth dreading the gecko.

Cleanliness is imperative to maintaining your gecko healthful. Additionally, do a full tank wash after a week. Remove everything in the tank, including the substrate, and replace it with fresh products. Use a reptile-safe disinfectant to clean the mask down, tank furniture and the glass. You don’t wish to disrupt the gecko’s natural sleep routine, so early evening or morning would be the best days to clean.

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