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Are knockoff golf clubs really that bad?

The topic of knockoff golf clubs and other golf accessories have always intrigued me. They are supposed to be terrible and total waste of money, at least that’s what everyone around me have been saying all the time. I would think that it’s rumors spread by golf club brands, to prevent us from getting the same product at cheaper price, but /no. My actual friends have told me stories after stories about how bad those knockoffs are, and they have nothing to gain from me spending more money on golf clubs, so i have to believe in their honesty.

 I did a little investigation. Reading online forums and asking facebook and other communities especially about this topic. Turns out, at least third of golfers own some kind of knockoff golf products. It’s not always golf club, it can be golf ball or even putting mat. And based on their experiences, turns out, knockoff products aren’t exclusively good or bad, but more of a wild card. Depending on your luck, when you buy a knockoff product, you could be either getting a product that only looks like a golf club, but functions nothing like it, or the exact same replica of golf club for half the price. I guess if you’re feeling lucky, go for it, but always remember that it’s a gamble.

 Another reason why i don’t like the idea of knockoffs are the low price of used golf clubs. Clubs from 1-2 years ago, or even this year’s golf clubs, can be found on eBay for half or even third of the prices. And they’re not bad at all – it’s just that new golf clubs get released every year, and people who can afford to buy them want to recycle their old (months old, actually) golf clubs and get whatever money out of selling them they can. And they are not hard negotiators or anything either. I’ve seen some excellent golf clubs be sold on eBay for unbelievably low prices, just because owners didn’t care to market it properly and basically wanted to get rid of it. You can’t always tell when a golf club is fake, so if you are a beginner, you’ll need help to figure it out. This guide does very good job of giving helpful tips and tricks on choosing irons and other clubs as beginner.

 So that’s what i found out about used golf clubs today. Please share your experience with them in the comments.

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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