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How to pack smart for golf?

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The Complete “How to”… Pack Smart for your Golf Vacation

The Traveling Golfer’s Motto: “Take half the clothing you think you’ll need, twice the amount of money, and three times the number of golf balls”

Ok, so what exactly to take? Heres a checklist for a week-10 day Golf Vacation:

Carry on Bag
(with wheels , pull-out metal handle, straps to sling over shoulder. Meets airline carry-on size regulations.)

  • 2 Pair Pants (shorts) Dark color-grey, blue, black, wrinkle resistant
  • 2 Golf Shirts
  • 2 Pair Socks
  • 3 Underwear
  • 1 Golf Shoes
  • 1 Vest/Sweater
  • Rainsuit (if rain in forecast)
  • 2 Golf Gloves
  • 3 Sleeves Golf Balls
  • 1 Bag Tees
  • Flip-Flops /Swim Suit
  • Ball Marker/Divet Tool
  • Work-out Gear-Tee Shirt, Shorts, Socks, Sneakers
  • Laptop Computer
  • Toiletries Bag

Comments: I always make sure I have golf clothing and all basic golf gear and toiletries for a couple of days in case my golf clubs get delayed. All I need to do is rent clubs, and I’m ready to tee it up. I always wear a golf shirt, wrinkle resistant pants when I travel. My clothing is all around a color theme with darker pants. If I’m going to a cooler climate, Ireland/Scotland, my sweater and rainsuit is in my carry-on.

How to pack smart for golf?

Toiletries Bag

  • Shave Cream
  • Razor (2 replacement blades)
  • Shampoo
  • Hand/Face Cream
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair gel
  • Deodorant
  • Contact Solution
  • 2 Pairs Contacts

Comments: Use a smaller, travel size of everything. Use a folding bag with hook to hang on bathroom doors. Double- bag it with 2 zip locks for spills.

Travel Brief Case, Backpack, Purse

  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Itinerary w/ Confirmations
  • Maps, Travel Brochures, Travel Books, Books to read during flight
  • Digital Camera
  • Notepad and 2 pens
  • Advil, Tums
  • Ear Plugs
  • Car Keys
  • Reading Glasses (2 pair),Regular Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Lip Balm
  • Contact Solution
  • 2 Energy Bars
  • 2 Apples
  • 2 Herbal Tea bags
  • Cell Phone/Battery Charger
  • In my pocket/Money Clip- $200 Cash with $20 of 1 dollar bills for tipping Small Domination of local currency-$50 worth (Ireland/Scotland) for tips, meals, etc. Credit Cards, Driver Licenses, ID

Comments:I use a small day pack that zips onto my carry on bag. It has zippered compartments to organize and separate all these items, so they are at my finger tips.

Golf Bag

  • Tees, ball marker, divet tool
  • Lip balm,Icy Hot
  • Advil, Tums
  • Contact solution/Eye Drops
  • Band-aids,Cloth Tape
  • 3 Energy Bars
  • 3 Tea bags
  • 3 Hot Chocolate Mix
  • All clubs cleaned, newly re-gripped
  • Raincover attached, Umbrella
  • 2 clean hand towels
  • 2 handkerchiefs
  • 2 pair socks
  • 2 new golf gloves
  • 2 “rain” golf gloves
  • Extra spikes
  • Spike wrench
  • Business cards
  • Sharpie Pen
  • Club brush cleaner, Club groove cleaner

Comments:Hey Bubba, keep that Titlest tour bag at home. Use a lightweight carry bag. . Look for plenty of zippered pockets, at least 2 smaller zippered pockets for tees, ball markers, Advil, tape etc. And one large side pocket for socks, gloves, rainsuit, etc. Look for umbrella straps and bag tag holders. A bag that has an outside mesh water bottle holder is great too! Just picked up the new Sun Mountain Lightening ES—the top collar handle is great—Plenty of storage. The lightest bag I’ve ever owned. This bag rocks!

Golf Travel Bag

  • 2 pants/shorts
  • 3 golf shirts
  • 1 vest (if cold)
  • 1 sweater (if cold)
  • 5 pair colored socks, 2 white for workouts,/li>
  • 1 pair golf shoes
  • 3 T-shirts for workouts

Comments:The only golf travel bag I recommend, Club Glove Last Bag…Lifetime Warranty. Easy to pack, easy to handle. Only tendency is this sucker holds so much that you tend to over- pack. So, stick to my list above and buy lots of shirts and sweaters at your destinations—you’ll have plenty of room. Also, keep the weight under 55 pounds. (I always try to check at curb, have the porter check weight, joke about carefully handling the clubs and tip the guy $10 to make sure he takes care of my clubs.)Another option is to ship your clubs to your destination. Check out the Club Glove Last Bag—Normally $249, now $199