See, if some uber-rich friend (or reader?) sends you a $1,000 gift certificate, it's a no brainer -- you get a new set of irons and a driver.
For $50, it's a dozen ProV1's or a nice shirt to start 2008.
But at $100, things get tricky.
Here's what I've narrowed it down to:
Option #1: A new 60-degree wedge. My old wedge is a few years old and the grooves are wearing down, making it impossible to spin the ball. But before I could reach the check-out line today I started to wonder that maybe it's not the grooves -- maybe I just stink.
Option #2: Four dozen medium-end balls, all of which will be distant memories by 2009.
Option #3: Two dozen high-end balls and a glove, all of which will be distant memories by June, with the exception of the glove which will decompose in my golf bag for years until I find its shriveled remains, mistake it for beef jerky and try to eat it.
Option #4: Money toward a new putter. $100 doesn't buy a putter anymore. Not really sure why since it has the same amount of metal as a wedge. But I've been using a 1st generation Odyssey Two-Ball for 3 years or so and the magic is fading. Again, clearly the putter's fault, not mine.
I need help. Since I'm obviously not mature enough to make this decision on my own, I figured I'd open it up to you guys for some wisdom on what to buy and why. And don't feel constrained by my four options -- heck, maybe what I need is 10,000 tees. If nothing else that would keep me from being that guy who's down to 1 tee by #12 and spends the rest of the round chipping away at it until he has no choice but to hit driver off the deck on the 18th.
Best idea wins and I'll publish the picture of me with my (and in this case, our) big purchase.