What’s an ArcticPanda?

I wanted to create a website with a quirky and random name, and so, ArcticPanda.com was born!

I am relatively new to the golf world, but I wanted to track my journey in improving my golf game through a blog. Partially so I can look back at my progress, and also so that I can impart my experience along the journey onto other people.

So, please subscribe to the blog using the form on the right hand side, and follow me on my journey!

Golfing on a Budget

My “mantra” if you will, is that you don’t need to be rich to play golf. You don’t need the latest and greatest club technology to be able to beat your friends around the course. I plan to review the very best budget friendly golf options on the market, and give a completely honest review of it.

I aim to be completely transparent in everything that is discussed here.

If you want me to do some research on a specific piece of kit, then please let me know, and I will try my best to get some affordable golf alternatives on the course for you, so I can break them down.

Some things I am interested in trying:


  • Golf club clones
  • Cheap golf balls which still perform well
  • Budget golf clothing! (£80 for a polo shirt is ridiculous!)
  • and more!

Again, if there’s anything around the area of golfing on a budget you would like to hear about, then please let me know in the comment section.

My Handicap

As of writing this (07/05/20) I do not have an official handicap. Unfortunately playing golf during Coronavirus hasn’t been easy, so my ability to collect scorecards consistently and submit a handicap has been limited. However, I’m hoping my local course will be opening up soon.

I’ve been practicing at home a lot using a hand-made range net that I made (I’ll make a post on this if interested). Hopefully this practice will come in handy when out on the course next time!

My goal is to reach a consistent handicap of 18 by the end of the year. I’m factoring in the limitations of playing golf at the moment into this.