Bogey Box Review: Is it the Modern Golfer’s Best Friend?
Let’s just get one thing out in the open, k?
I’m not fashionable. Although I’ve gotten better – I’m still never the most dapper person in the room. And you know what?
I’m ok with that.
Let’s just chalk it up to a Portland thing.
I generally like getting new clothes, but I don’t like having to shop for them.
I’ve been following Bogey Box for the last couple of years, and watched them make a number of transitions in their business – and I love where they finally landed.
What started out as a basic monthly golf subscription box (of which there are too many out there right now), has evolved into the Trunk Club or Stitch Fix of golf.
What is Bogey Box?
Bogey Box is a service that makes it extremely easy and enjoyable for golfers to get new clothes on a regular basis.
Here’s how it works:
- You sign up on at bogeybox.com
- You take a short questionnaire about your style needs, preferences and price range.
- Their stylist looks at all of your parameters and hand picks 4-5 items from a selection of shirts, pants, sweaters, and quarter zips that fit your price range.
- You review the email to see if there is anything you don’t like.
- They send the box, you try it on, and then simply send back whatever you don’t like.
- Repeat as necessary
The experience is absolutely seamless and it truly works as well as advertised.
There’s a $20 stylist fee for each box, but it goes towards anything that you buy. And if you buy it all? You get a 20% discount on everything.
My First Bogey Box
After filling everything out, I got an email from my stylist with a selection of 5 items that formed 2 outfits.
- Zero Restriction Quarter Zip
- Talon Polo
- Treeker Golf Shorts
- Linksoul Crew Sweater (This was something I knew I wouldn’t need right now, so I gave them a heads up and they left it out of the box).
- Chase 54 Pioneer Pant
Pretty much all of these were things that wouldn’t have necessarily been on my golf radar, but were all super high quality.
I was first introduced to Chase 54 at the PGA show, and was just as impressed with these pants as I was with the rest of their line back then.
The Trekker shorts were also exactly my style, although a little bit expensive for what I wanted to spend on shorts.
Is Bogey Box Worth It?
Bogey Box is perfect for a very specific type of person.
If you like new golf clothes, like to look good on the course, but hate shopping – then this will be a godsend, and is totally worth it.
That said, it’s probably not for people who are super budget conscious.
There are other companies out there that send deeply discounted stuff from 3 seasons ago that they haven’t been able to get rid of through regular channels – this isn’t that.
If the only clothes you buy are coming straight off the sale rack, then this service probably won’t be for you.
Even selecting the cheapest options for everything, you’re likely to have a bill of a few hundred dollars if you select everything.
And if you’re not sure? I’d reach out and talk to them to see if it’s a good fit for you. I love the direction they’re taking it, and I think they’ve done a great job of executing a business model that’s worked great in other industries and applying it to golf.
Oh, and they also opened their first retail store in NYC. I love the concept, and hope it works out – because it’s totally the type of place I could see myself spending time if they did it in Portland.