BOOKED A GOLF HOLIDAY? HERE WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND
Booked A Golf Holiday? Here What You Need To Keep In Mind
It’s done! You booked your golf holiday. So what’s next?
We’ve prepared a couple of things you can do before your next golf holiday to make it as enjoyable as possible!
Golf trips are often the highlight of any golfer’s year! And a well-planned trip allows you to focus on enjoying the game and not the logistics around it!
Read more and learn what you can do before your trip and make it a holiday you won’t forget anytime soon!
Traveling with golf clubs or rent?
Bringing your own golf clubs can seem daunting at first. It’s actually not as complicated as you might think.
Golf is a well-established industry, and airports are well-prepared to accommodate you bringing your own clubs.
Having your own clubs with you gives you peace of mind on the course. You’re already playing at a new location, perhaps with strangers, in a different climate.
Reducing the variables by bringing your own clubs can be calming if you already struggle with first-tee nerves.
Logistics might be figured out, but you still need to manage your clubs to an airport, oversize luggage check-in, etc.
Most clubs let you rent a set fairly cheap. Make sure to call ahead and ask about the exact set they might provide you.
If you opt for bringing your own clubs, make sure you invest in proper golf cases so you don’t damage your equipment.
I won’t go through the obvious, like passport and clothes. But consider where exactly you’ll be playing and if you need to pack for special weather conditions.
Courses abroad might have a different clothing etiquette. Make sure to inquire about that as well if it’s your first time playing a particular course.
In Aisa, wearing long pants is often not required. But a collared shirt is a must. There might be other courses where proper golf shoes are needed, or you can play in whatever you want.
Also, bring enough golf balls. Especially if you play a particular brand and aren’t sure if they will be available at your destination.
Learn about the course
Many courses give you the option to check out their layout online. Make use of that and start familiarizing yourself with the first couple of holes.
Maybe go as far as selecting which clubs you’ll hit and where you want to aim at from the tee.
Having a plan always beats making a quick decision on the tee box, and you’ll often be rewarded with shooting lower scores.
It’s worth asking the course(s) you’ll be playing if they can send you pictures of the scorecard to see what distances the different tee boxes play.
My general advice is not to play any course from the max distance on your first try. Even if you have the distance, familiarize yourself with a course before tackling it from the tips!
Warm-up before the round
We all know that the first 4 holes are considered a warm-up. But imagine being on the first tee and knowing that you hit this exact shot just 20 minutes ago!
Confidence skyrockets, and your score will thank you for the warmup!
I suggest hitting anywhere between 1-2 trays on the range, starting with your wedges, Irons, Woods and finishing up with your Driver.
This is not practicing; it’s a warm-up. Don’t worry about technique and work with the swing you have for that day.
If it’s a fade, that’ll work perfectly fine! Just aim for it. Dusting Johnson won the majors without hitting one single draw.
Most importantly, have fun on your trip! Don’t a bad score bum you out for the rest of the trip. If you’re going with a group, try out a couple of golf games you’ve never played before.
In the end, all that matters is that you have a great time and continue to play golf. If you make a couple of right decisions before your trip, you’ll be well prepared to have an enjoyable trip that you won’t forget.