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Welcome to Grumpy Gopher. My name is Dan. My goal is to create a site that helps golfers find the best equipment on the market. The more research I do the more I become aware of the PR spin and shady tactics used in lots of golf reviews. This was worrisome since equipment is such an important piece to improving your golf game.

Unfortunately, I lack the time and the budget to get each and every golf product in the market, try it out and put up a review. Nevertheless, I will be testing new golf gear every now and then, uploading my take on various designs and styles. My goal to provide a diverse and detailed range of reviews, with golf gear in every conceivable budget range.

Beginners Golf Guide

If you're new to golf, check out this beginners golf guide. It should answer a lot of your questions.

Not sure of the best ball you should be playing? Check out this guide on the Best Golf Balls for Beginners or this guide on the Best Golf Balls for Distance.

None of these guides are perfect, they are still works in progress but they are better than most of what is on the internet. Check out the site and let me know if you have any questions.

Epic Golf Fails

Epic Golf Fails

There is no Fail In Golf Fail. That's the lie we tell ourselves each time we fall over after a swing - which, let's face it, is way too often! It's how we keep brave after the ball ricochets off a tree and knocks us out cold. Let's face it, at Grumpy Gopher some of us handle our golf fails better than others. This ...

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Golf Mantras to Improve Your Game

Golf Mantras to Improve Your Game

At first, you may roll your eyes at the idea of repeating golf mantras to yourself as a practical way of improving your technique. But did you know that many of the world's best golfers will admit to using them as a way to stay focused and motivated in both practices and in tournaments? A mantra is a verbal or mental ...

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Rangefinder Reviews

Rangefinder Reviews

If you are unsure of the best golf rangefinder to purchase reading more reviews should hep you narrow down your choices. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the marketing from manufacturers while not getting a real idea of the performance of the device.Many of the insights on this page came from sifting ...

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Pros & Cons of Golf Rangefinders

Pros & Cons of Golf Rangefinders

Why Should You Use a Rangefinder? Simply put, a rangefinder is the easiest way to access accurate distances on the golf course. You have the measuring power in the palm of your hand – all you have to do is aim the device, press the button, and take note of the yardage. Once you are comfortable with using your ...

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Best Golf Rangefinders

Best Golf Rangefinders

After testing dozens and sifting through thousands of reviews of the best golf rangefinders on the market, here are my picks -Bushnell Pro X2 - The best rangefinder on the market Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt - The best value rangefinder on the market TecTecTec VPRO500  - The best cheap rangefinder What makes a great ...

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Golf GPS Devices VS. Laser Rangefinders

Golf GPS Devices VS. Laser Rangefinders

Golf GPS Devices and laser rangefinder serve the same purpose but use different technologies. The technology behind each allows for slightly different benefits.The costs are essentially the same. A GPS watch like the Skygolf Skycaddie Linx sells for $140 on Amazon and the Nikon Coolshot 20 is $180.GPS ...

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Golf GPS Apps VS. Laser Rangefinders

Golf GPS Apps VS. Laser Rangefinders

In addition to GPS Golf Watches or Handheld GPS Devices, GPS Golf Apps are a popular way to get yardages out on the course. GPS Golf Apps have all the same downsides listed above for GPS Watches in addition to a few more relating to cell coverage on the course and the need to have your phone out during your round. ...

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Top Brands in Golf Rangefinders

Top Brands in Golf Rangefinders

Considering how popular golf rangefinders have become, it is no surprise that there are a number of different brands offering their own version of this popular golf device. When you set out to buy your own rangefinder, you are quickly going to discover that you will have to sort through a number of brands to ...

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Most Expensive Golf Courses in the US

Most Expensive Golf Courses in the US

Golf is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in the world. If you love the game of golf but do not know where to book your next golfing getaway, the United States boasts over 50 percent of the world’s top golf courses. These lush green fairways are beautifully constructed to attract everyone from novice players ...

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Nutrition Tips For Golfers

Nutrition Tips For Golfers

What keeps you going throughout a golf course with the least strokes- your favorite clubs or healthy snacks and fluids? Depending on who you ask, you will get mixed answers to this question.Golfers nowadays are obsessed with golf technology. Everyone wants to have the latest golf technology in their bags: from ...

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