Since I only golf 4 times a year, I don't own golf shoes. But spikes do help with footing on slippery or sloped turf so I've come up with an idea: slip-on golf spikes that would be worn over shoes or sneakers and cost much less than golf shoes.
Benefits: > occasional golfers wouldn't have to spend money for golf shoes. > parents wouldn't have to keep buying new shoes for their kids' growing feet. > travelers could play golf wherever they go (clubs can be rented but not shoes).
#2. "RE: slip-on golf spikes" In response to Reply # 0
I think it is difficult to judge and there should be some serious market research to confirm or deny it. In my mind, I think of Golf as a luxury sport. Everything about it is expensive. Expensive shoes are par for the course (Please excuse very bad pun). I like playing golf, but don't like paying for it. That's why I like your idea.
#5. "RE: slip-on golf spikes" In response to Reply # 4 Sat Nov-08-08 06:57 AM by Pepperfire
Now, I'm thinking that I would do a survey as well.
I too am an occasional golfer due to lack of time, and although I usually have my own shoes that get pulled out of the garage along with my dust-covered clubs, most, if not all of the courses I have played on have shoe rentals.
If I'm going to rent the clubs, why wouldn't I just rent the shoes is what I'm thinking, and if I own my own clubs, why wouldn't I splurge and spend the $50 to $200 to buy my own shoes.