Originally Posted by murray the brit
if you want batteries the best place to go and get them is dollar tree 3 for a buck and you can get a pack off led for 2.99 at the shack
Ding ding ding. If you don't want to order online and wait for delivery, Radio Shack 20 pack misc LEDs ($3) + Dollar store batteries = affordable lights in a hurry. Almost didn't see the 20 packs at my store among the 3 trays of LEDs, glad I did.
About half of the 20 LEDs in the pkg I bought at Radio Shack will do the trick, some of them were not ideal for various reasons. Nonetheless, a way better deal than the other various single or double packs, all costing at least a buck and a half for one unit. And at the dollar store around the corner there were plenty of 3v watch-type batteries to be had for pennies on the dollar compared to RS prices. (I wouldn't put one in my watch or camera, but they should do fine for night golf...)
As much as I like "pure" night golf using only glow discs, I find the LEDs to be a great way to extend the playing hours. No more waiting through twilight for it to get dark enough to see the glow discs. And frankly, they're easier to find in most cases.