Why do you play golf?

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So why do you play golf?

I have been hearing so many negative things in the press about how golf is shrinking and NO ONE IS golfing. Millions are still golfing and will continue to golf. I do understand that the big brands are struggling to hit there numbers and are looking to grow the game to stay ahead of there financial projections. But the reality is that people are still golfing, and still loving it!

Golf will never die, golf retail will however evolve and change just like anything in life. Will 15 inch holes ever be the norm, I can only hope NOT! Bottom line, as long as there is integrity and the desire to hit a tiny white ball into a hole that is way too small, the game will exist. I wanted to ask our Facebook Fans why do you play golf?

With over 400 responses, there were no mentions of the pros or golf equipment or money, but just the reasons why we get out to play this challenging but amazing game. Here are just a few of the responses from this question:

Johnny Bello - I like golf because it makes you compete, against the course, against your playing partners but more importantly against yourself. I love competition and this satiates that. Plus It affords me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. The scenery on many courses are beautiful..

Eric Early - I love golf because I get to golf with my hero my best friend my father. He started me golfing when I was 9. I wanted to be just like my father I still do. I strive to be the man he is and golf has kept us together all these years. Even when I golf without the old man I still golf with him. Love you pops

Jeff Seifert - Best way to clear your head, enjoy the weather and bond with your buddies! Whether you play well or not the game pulls you back for another round! I love this game!!

Aaron Olson - I golf because it's just me. I may play with friends or family or complete strangers, sometimes for money, sometimes for fun ... but it's always a measure against myself. How much better can I play than yesterday.

Greg Heyn - Because as difficult and frustrating as it is, when you get it right, it's the most satisfying and rewarding activity there is.

Josh Breinholt- Because in life there can be bad times, but you’re so focused on the game that none of that matters. You can just enjoy you self. Never a bad time on the links. Good way to spend time with loved ones. I hope my kids enjoy the times on the golf course. Just like I have some many times with my Dad.

Raymond Stull Because it is stressful and relaxing at the same time. Every round I play I hit at least one perfect shot and that keeps me coming back!!

Willie D Stewman I love it because it’s fun hanging out with friends outside and being able to put some competition into it. A game that it doesn't matter of you're good or bad, I'm the latter, you can still have fun every time out. So why do you play this great game?!

So really, why do you play golf?

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How to grow the game of golf?

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How to grow the game of golf?

There has been a lot of talk about how to grow the game of golf. Other than the obvious, such as make it more affordable. The biggest challenge is getting new golfers to just play. Offering larger golf holes or making the game easier is not going to grow the game.

I have a chance to speak with thousands of golfer's a month, many of which are beginners. There is a constant theme when I talk to these "beginner" golfers. The beginner golfer's always tell me, "I like golf but I suck". My response is always the same, "SO WHAT!"

These newer golfer's feel like they aren't good enough to play the game. Whose fault is that? Golf courses and golfers have created an environment that doesn't welcome beginners. Yes, I am looking at you MR. 9 handicap. Golf is suppose to be fun and be a group activity. But many newer golfers don't feel that it is acceptable for them to go play a round. I encourage everyone that plays the game to take a step back and ask why we play the game. For the enjoyment and for the chance to pure that 1 or 2 shots per round that keep us coming back.

So I think we need to encourage everyone to just participate. How many times have you been dragged to an event where you didn't want to participate, then after you say thanks to whoever brought you. Bottom line, just get out there and try it.

You aren't a pro, but who cares.

Get out there and play!

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New Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Shaft - Now Available

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New Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Shaft - Now Available

I have been communicating with Chi Chi Rodriguez over the last few months. I know, Chi Chi Rodriguez right. The first time he called me on the phone, I actually didn't believe it was him. But can you blame me, I mean he is a legend. So, anyways we have been talking and he said he would be willing to try our Grenade golf driver. He is not only a great golfer but understands golf equipment and most importantly understands what he wants. He asked for specific requirements regarding the shaft. I worked with Matrix to build a shaft that would fit his game.

He was so happy with the driver that he has agreed to join team BombTech Golf! A video of his review and why he likes the Grenade golf driver with new Chi Chi Rodriguez Signature Edition Shaft coming soon. Well, not soon enough!

So what is new with the Chi Chi Rodriguez shaft?

The new signature series custom shaft option is lighter than the current Grenade golf shaft. The reduction in weight was designed to increase club head speed and make the Grenade golf driver faster! Often when you make something lighter it becomes less stable, so Matrix shafts and I utilized their HD technology to increase stability and increase butt diameter. This helps with overall feel, accuracy and control while allowing the shaft to be lighter overall.

This lighter shaft helped Chi Chi achieve the extra distance he was looking for.

How does this NEW golf shaft compare to the current Grenade golf driver shaft?

The "stock" Grenade golf shaft by Matrix has proven to be a great fit for the majority of golfers. The shaft is stable, consistent and offers incredible kick. The new shaft offering is certainly NOT going to replace one of the best so called stock shaft options available.

Who should consider the CCR golf shaft?

- Golfers that want to increase club head speed.

- Slow swing speed golfers that are looking for a lighter option.

- If it is within your budget. Making it lighter and adding stability takes extra costs. Other aftermarket shafts that offer similar technologies are sold for as much as the built driver.

Who should not consider the CCR golf shaft?

- Golfers with a very quick transition

- Very high swing speed players. Over 115mph. We do offer an X flex but have found that most golfers with these club head speeds prefer shaft over 75 grams.

Please note, the club head weight is still tour weighted at 199 grams. Offering a lighter head would not be a benefit as you would lose feel and control. In order to make the golf driver faster we made the shaft lighter, not the head.

How much lighter is the CCR signature shaft?

Ladies and Senior flexes were reduced by 5 grams, Regular and Stiff Flexes were reduced by 7 grams and the X flex was reduced by 10 grams.

"HD design refers to the hexadecagonal (16-sided) internal platform on which the shaft designs are built. HD allows for new levels of structural strength. With the stronger 16-cut butt section, Matrix engineers are able to better structure and strengthen the tip section without adding overall weight. At times this even lowers balance points to better match high MOI and low CG heads. The results is a stronger "tip-strength-to-weight" ratio than with any previous Matrix Shaft."

Bottom line, it is our hope that a new shaft option will do just that, give you options! And if you still want even more options, you can always buy the club head as a stand alone component!

Welcome to the team Chi Chi! To make it official, we will be giving away a set of SIGNED Grenade golf club!

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In Store Golf Club Demo vs. 60 Day On Course Golf Club Demo

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In Store Golf Club Demo vs. 60 Day On Course Golf Club Demo

Everyday I am asked where can I demo these golf clubs or where can I try the Grenade golf driver? And everyday I say the same thing. You can't. And can't isn't a word I like to use. Especially to a potential BombTech team member. So, why can't you go to the local golf store or to Dick's Sporting Goods and find our products?

It is intentional. As you probably read recently, 500 PGA professionals were fired from Dick's Sporting Goods. And that is just the beginning. Golf retail is struggling. Well all traditional brick and mortar retail for that matter. Yea we never will sell 30,000 drivers to Dick's Sporting Goods or 10,000 to Golfsmith, but I am OK with selling 1 at a time to you. If that means you have a better understanding of our technology and can build your own custom golf driver.

And for this reason we offer a 60 Day On Course Guarantee. You pull the pin on any of our custom golf clubs, and you get 60 days to play it. If you don't love it, you get one exchange or you can return it for a 90% refund. It is like renting a golf club for 2 months for $29.

How does this compare to an in store demo at your local big box retailer? You pick up the STOCK golf club or golf driver. Take some swings into a net or a monitor. And you hope it plays well on the course. I have done that, and I would take 60 days out on the course all day over in a store.

So to your question, where can you demo the Grenade driver? We have a 60 day guarantee!

Which would you choose?

In Store Golf Club Demo vs. 60 Day On Course Golf Club Demo

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How many golf drivers do you own?

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How many golf drivers do you own?

I wanted to do a Facebook survey to get a better understanding of how often golfers are buying new golf drivers. Here are the answers when I asked the question, "How many golf drivers do you own?"

Mitchell Thurman - At least 35.

WOW! 35. I am surprised by that answer. Let's continue. So how many golf drivers do you own?

Greg Heyn - Zero after my Grenade.

Ben Ignaszalk – 2. I’d like a grenade to make it lucky #3

Thomas Reed - 5 since 1960 & most 2nd hand because if I bought all the drivers I wanted or yours I'd have nothing left to pay for GOLF

Chris Brandies - 1 Srixon i506.

Dimitri Schenk – 3 (BB Diablo / RBZ / Grenade)

Dave Price - 11

Scott T Brunell - 1

James Murphy - 4. Still have 3 of them.

Bob Williams - Ten!

Corey Lowes - 3 drivers bought in total

Micah Montgomery - how many have I re-Shafted?? That’s a different story

Micah Montgomery - 24 dating back to 86' which really is about average for an avid golfer.

Christopher Rector - 1

Shawn Pope - 5 over the last 20 years. Of course, I did not hit or even carry a driver for many years.

John Bryant - I can't count that high. Lol

David Bonham - 20

Eddie Colon - 18

Jeff Robinson - It's more disgusting as I added up the few.

Chad Henson - 2

Andy Parrish - 20+

Stephen P. Terpak - Omg....only been playing for 12 years, bit at least... And I mean at least 3 per year!!!....I know, gear whore.....and I still own most of them,!?

Ron Parson Jr. - 3

Mark Little - 6

Mike Roehl - 2. Wish I had more money to but grenade

Matthew King - 10

Tim Johnson - 9

Steven J. LeJeune - My new Grenade is #42!!

Alan Berner - 25-30

So, how many golf drivers do you own?

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