The grand valley's golf industry says the slumping economy is taking a bite out of business but golf stores and courses are gearing up with new strategies hoping to hit a hole in one this season.
Golf, many people in the grand valley love to play it. Some call it an obsession while for others it's a way to relieve stress and unwind.
In these uncertain economic times local shops are seeing the pinch from the customers first hand.
Customers are buying more of midline products to your stuff on sale.
But vendors are trying hard to keep you playing and paying. Companies are coming through trying to lower prices on product trying to drive people into the stores.
Also helping you save a buck, local courses like Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado. They offer the city pass, which helps reduce the greens fees for golfers which is good at both courses. With a city pass, an avid golfer who plays twice a week throughout the season will pay as little a dollar a hole.
Redlands mesa is offering folks a stay–cation. They have the play and stay packages with some local hotels which helps to get people to stay in the grand valley.
So if the economy has you down and you're looking forward to golf to help you maintain your sanity, you may just be able to rest easy knowing that you can still play and it's always going to be cheaper than therapy.