What To Take On Your Golf Trip

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You finally booked that dream golf trip and the time to depart is rapidly approaching. As your excitement builds, it comes time to pack. What you will be taking with you? Besides your golf clubs and bag, here are a few things to remember to bring on your golf trip.

Golf Trip Needs

Travel Bag

the vault travel bag

The Vault

If a plane, train, or bus are part of your travel, you need a solid travel bag. A hard travel case, like “The Vault,” is highly recommended when taking a plane. Nothing is worse than arriving at your destination and finding them damaged or broken. You’ll be worry free using a hard travel case.

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Club Glove Last Bag

Taking the train or a bus? A good, sturdy, softer travel bag, like the Club Glove Last Bag, is a great choice. These bags have plenty of pockets for your clubs and clothes. Built in wheels make transporting them a breeze too.

Remember this trick if you’re using a simple, soft travel bag. Pack some of your clothes around your club heads at the top of the bag. The clothes provide some padding to prevent the clubs from banging together in transit.

Golf Basics

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You’ve booked a golf trip at your favorite 5-star resort. A logo ball from that resort is a nice souvenir. However, you don’t want to have to buy 2 dozen or more of said logo golf balls for twice the price. Pack enough golf balls for your trip and you’ll avoid this added expense. The same goes for other golf basics, like tees, gloves, and even an umbrella. I’m sure you can think of better ways to spend that money.

Proper Clothing

It’s likely your golf trip is a multi-day trip with multiple rounds of golf. Having proper clothing for the conditions you’ll play in is important. Starting at the bottom, you’re going to want to take at least two pairs of golf shoes. Rotating between rounds goes a long way to keeping you dry and comfortable for the duration of your trip. Make sure the shoes you bring are broken in. If they aren’t, the risk of painful blisters increases. Pack enough socks to have 2 pairs available for each round, again, just in case.

If your location and timing are somewhere that’s typically warm, it’s always a good idea to pack a pair of pants and a pullover wind shirt. Doing so prepares you for the possibility of an overcast day with heavy winds that can be a bit chilly. If you have a rain suit, always a good idea to take that as well.

Your Bag’s Packed, Time To Go

These seemingly simple but often overlooked items go a long way towards making your golf trip fun and memorable. Now get your friends or family, find that magical spot, and book that dream golf trip with the full confidence that you have everything you need.

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Rudi Fann, PGA

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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