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
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.
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.
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.
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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