Will you play an Expensive Sports?

Playing specific sports can be expensive sometimes.  There are a lot of sports that cost you nothing and games that cost a fortune.

Are you interested to know if your favorite game or sport is expensive or not? Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive sports there are.

Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey is one of the most expensive sports there is. As for the equipment’s, some name brands charge a lot like Easton and Bauer.

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Ice hockey sticks can cost you more than a thousand dollars depending on brand. For example, Easton Synergy E50 is around 1800 dollars on the market. On the other hand, Bauer Vapor X60 is following with the price of 1700 dollars.  Indeed, that is a lot of money considering that it is not the only thing you need in ice hockey.

This kind of elite sport requires a helmet, neck guard, shoulder pads and elbow pads.  Also, you need to have a Hockey jersey, Hockey gloves, Hockey pants, jockstrap or ladies pelvic protector. Furthermore, it also requires garter belts, Hockey socks, shin guards, mouth guard, Ice skates and Hockey puck.

Ice time is the main cost of ice hockey. The hockey club or league must rent the ice from local rinks for practices and training and the more time you play, the more costly it gets.

You are not only paying the price of the facility but also the services to maintain the ice. Some local rinks rates can be expensive depending on the time of the day, the day of the week, and the season of the year.

Golf

Aside from Ice hockey, golf can be expensive too. Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. One of the significant cost items you need for the game is a set of clubs, which can range into thousands of dollars.

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You can get a starter set which costs around 200 to 300 dollars, but a proper set of clubs is expensive. It requires a set of clubs and golf balls. You can get a starter set which costs around 200 to 300 dollars, but a proper set of clubs is high-priced.

The most expensive golf ball there is might be the Dixon Fire which is a whopping $75 per dozen.  Dixon Fire Golf Balls are multilayer eco-friendly golf balls designed for professional golfers who demand the highest level of performance in feel, spin, distance, and durability.

You are correct; the price of Dixon Fire is steep and is the most expensive golf ball on the market. This ball is not for everyone.

Dixon developed this ball for the golfer that demands the absolute best in performance. At time Dixon Fire golf balls were launched, it became a trending topic in the golf world.

Manufacturers created an eco-friendly golf ball in support of the environment, that is why it is quite expensive.

Second on the list was the golf ball manufactured and launched by Nike- One Tour which has the price of 50 dollars. It features seamless urethane cover and power transfer technology. Nike Golf ensures a colorful assortment of balls to help with spin control, high trajectory and maximizing distance.

A golf club is a club used to hit a golf ball in a game of golf. One of the significant cost items you need for the game is a set of golf clubs, which can range into thousands of dollars.  Honma Golf’s Five Star set gets the crown. A club usually starts at $5,400 each. Honma’s fourteen-piece five-star collections, including the bag and accessories, cost $76,000.

Some set of irons, driver, and putter are highly-priced. Indeed, golfers invest a lot of money on their game.  Also, golfers need to pay for green fees every time they play. Green fee is what a golf course charges golfers to play.

Golf apparel is also pricey; an average golf shirt is around 50 to 60 dollars. The f golf attire consists of golf shoes, golf slacks or shorts, hats, socks, and belts.

Polo

They say polo is a game for billionaires. Polo is a team sport played on horseback. The objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Players score by driving a small hard white ball into the opposing team’s goal using a long-handled wooden mallet.

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Now you may have an idea of why this sport is on this list. Equipment used in this sport includes a helmet with face guard, mallet, ball, and a saddle.

Furthermore,  a two-hour introduction costs around 133 dollars or 95 pounds. The introduction includes lessons about theory, tactics and safety, the polo swing, polo riding, and stick and ball practice.

However, full membership is around 2100 dollars or 1500 pounds. If you do not have your ponies, horse hire is 105 dollars for each seven-minute chukka (a period in polo), and a tournament entry fee can sum up to 560 dollars a team.

If you wish to play with a professional, there is also an additional fee. A professional with a one-goal handicap costs 350 dollars, while a two-goal professional can cost 490 dollars.

There is also the cost of buying a pony or two (in tournaments, players will require at least two ponies, which can be alternated to play two chukkas each).

A bottom-end pony aged in its teens typically costs around 3500 dollars to 4200 dollars. A nine-year-old might cost 11,200 dollars, a pony capable of playing medium-goal polo costs 21,000 dollars to 28,000 dollars. Moreover, a high-goal pony is 35,000 dollars or more.

One characteristic of polo is a high rate of injury so those prepared to participate should anticipate high medical expenses as well.

Sailing

There shouldn’t be a surprise to see sailing on this list. Owning a boat is usually more expensive than owning a car, and it requires a boat for this sport, and the assortment of equipment needs deep pockets.

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A sailing vessel can cost up to $100 million. State tax laws on boats exist, like in South Carolina boat owners pay a tax equal to 10.5% of the boats assessed value yearly.

Also, this sport usually takes place over a few months. The rest of the time, the boat has to be stored, and it is an expensive task to make sure it is suitable to go back into the water.

Take storage for example, when winter is coming you need someone to haul the boat, shrink wrap it, and set in on blocks.

Furthermore, an average cost for these services is around 2,000 dollars. You also need to maintain your boat like painting the hull every year, cleaning the deck, and replacing the sails every few years.

Indeed, some sports can be too costly. But if you have the determination, dedication, passion not to mention money, then go for it!

If these kinds of sports will make you happy, no amount of money will live up to it.

 

 

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