Golf Reviews and Buying Guides
Golf sucks, but the never ending process of improving your game doesn't have to.

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.

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.

Best Junior Golf Club Set

Best Junior Golf Club Set

You’ve probably seen the videos of Tiger Woods as a kid striping the ball and thought ‘why can’t I do that now?’.  His good foundation for golf started at a very young age and continued to build on it.  Many golfers start the game at an older age and it is tough to train that natural ability when it hasn’t been ...

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Best Spinning Golf Balls

Best Spinning Golf Balls

With over 1,000 balls on the market to choose from, it’s tough to narrow down all of the options for the best spinning golf ball to put in play. A good way to narrow down the ball options would be to break down your own game.  There are two main factors when deciding which ball to play.  While swinging, your club ...

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How to Break 90

How to Break 90

One of the first goals of every golfer is to shoot an 18-hole score below 90 strokes, or “breaking 90” in golfing parlance.  No matter the age, skill level, or experience, nearly every beginning golfer has the vision of breaking through and shooting a score in the elusive 80s.  As such, nearly every newcomer to the ...

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Best Golf Travel Bags

Best Golf Travel Bags

The biggest fear for any travelling golfer is damaging their precious set of clubs in transit. For this reason, a standard bag simply will not do.  Golf clubs will endure a beating on its journey through airport security and other conveyor belt systems.  There are many cases that have been seen, even with touring ...

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Best Golf Bags

Best Golf Bags

As frustrating as golf can be, at the end of the day the sport is all about one thing: fun.  Choosing the right bag for your on-course needs can make your round a hell of a lot more fun.  Playing a poor round can feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, but not if you select the right bag! ...

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The Best Blade Putters

The Best Blade Putters

For a century or more, the humble blade putter was staple equipment in the bags of golf professionals and amateurs alike. If you’ve ever watched golf movies or seen golf footage of the pros from the 1990’s or earlier, chances are you would have seen a blade putter in action. When compared to a mallet putter, the ...

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Bushnell Neo XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell Neo XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell NEO XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Technology has an incredible way of both making our lives easier and more complicated all at the same time. When you add a piece of technology into your life – no matter what it is – it usually will help you in some ways while also giving you another chore to take care of on a ...

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Bushnell Neo Ghost Golf GPS

Bushnell Neo Ghost Golf GPS

  Bushnell Neo Ghost Golf GPS For a pro golfer, getting an accurate yardage to the green is easy. They turn to their caddie, ask for the number, and get it in return. Of course, you don’t have that luxury as an average amateur player, but you can have the next best thing when you employ the use of a device ...

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Breaking 80 Golf Rangefinder

Breaking 80 Golf Rangefinder

If you love golf, but you also feel like it is too expensive in many cases, you aren’t alone. The cost of the game is one of the main complaints that regular golfers have (along with the pace of play problem), so saving money in any area of golf is always a welcome experience. That is especially true when it comes ...

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Nikon Coolshot 20

Nikon Coolshot 20

The Nikon brand name is not one that is necessarily associated with golf so much as it is with optics in general. However, that has started to change, as Nikon has paid more and more attention to its golf-specific lineup. The Coolshot 20 is a great example to the importance that this famous brand is paying to the ...

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