iGC (or the Intelligent Golf Club) is a subscription box just for golfers. Choose to subscribe to this box of gear and essentials year 'round, or just during the March-September golf season.
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About iGC Subscription Box for Golfers
The Subscription Box: iGC (Intelligent Golf Club)
The Cost: $19.00 + free US shipping
COUPON: Get your first box free plus free shipping with code MSA
The Products: Golf essentials and gifts
Ships to: US
Intelligent Golf Club Subscription Box Review February 2018
If you're reading this going "Anna? You're a golfer?!" your surprise is not misplaced. I'm no golfer (though I love me a mini-golf course...), but I've got an in with someone who is.
My partner Alistair has been an avid golfer since he was a little boy. (The name "Alistair" just sounds like the name of a good golfer, right?) He has a 6 handicap, which is supposedly pretty good for an amateur... I've thought about getting him a golf subscription box before, but I have zero idea what to look for. So instead, I'm letting him chime in on this box review so that he can help other golfers (and the people who love them) understand what they're in for with this subscription!
Vegas Golf Intro Edition and Chip
I hadn't heard of Vegas Golf the Game, but it strikes me as a drinking game that you play based on what's happenin' on the course. Alistair said, "The beer/beverage chip from the on-course game seems fun for foursomes of friends enjoying a weekend round. At every par three on the course, you compete to see whoever hits the worst tee shot. That person gets the chip. If you have the chip when a beverage cart comes by, it’s your turn to buy a round! The game adds some competitiveness to the game and makes par threes even more interesting."
10 Plastic Golf Tees
Admittedly, it's been awhile since I've seen a golf tee, but these look a good bit different than the old-timey wooden tees I'm used to. Is plastic better or is wood preferable? "Plastic reusable tees are good," Alistair says. "Wooden tees break and add up in cost, especially if you break several per round and are an avid golfer."
6 Golf Balls
This set of 6 golf balls comes in a yellow mesh bag. The expert says, "The golf balls seem like they are about as good as typical second-tier golf balls. That is to say, if you play with higher-end pro-style balls already, these will feel like a step down, as they may not perform as well. But they are probably on par with Titleist NXT Tour or similar balls."
2 Soft Orange Golf Balls
These cushy balls were a surprise. I wasn't super sure what they were intended for. Alistair suggested that people might use them for chipping practice in their backyards. Squishy golf balls won't accidentally crack a window!
Flatball Swing Plane Trainers
At first, I thought these were markers for using to note where your ball landed on the green. But actually, they're supposed to help you control your swing. Here's how Alistair put it: "These flatball swing plane trainers seem very useful for higher handicap golfers as a way to improve your contact with the ball. It helps eliminate “fat” or “thin” shots by giving you a small place to hit the ball and train with when you can’t go to the range and hit hundreds of balls like the pros do. They're great for practicing with in your backyard. Or you could take them to the range and practice with them before hitting real balls, therefore spending less on golf balls."
The Verdict: Alistair said that he thought this would be a solid gift for an amateur golfer—someone who golfs for fun every so often, or who is just getting into golfing. The products weren't top-tier in terms of quality, which may turn off very serious golfers, but they're perfectly good for getting out on the course. Alistair said that $19.00 felt fair for what you get, though he's excited to see what additional items might show up in future boxes (gloves, etc.). Every box comes with balls and tees, which he mentioned might get monotonous after awhile (especially since the plastic tees don't wear out nor need replacing very frequently), but the variety of other items in store might make it worth having extra balls and tees. But hey, you get your first box free with code MSA, your first box is totally free. Why not give it a try, right?!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive next month's box, which will be tailored to your preferences!
Coupon - Get your first box free plus free shipping with code MSA
Value Breakdown: At $19.00, each item has an average cost of $3.80.
Do you golf? What do you think about the items in Intelligent Golf Club?