With courses around the world, traveling to play golf offers many exciting opportunities. To experience the amazing courses available in different states and countries, there are some considerations to include in your planning.
Preparing for your next adventure just requires a few steps. Grab your golf club covers and clubs; get ready to pack. Continue reading for traveling tips to play golf anywhere!
When traveling, ensure that you protect your golf clubs. You do not want to arrive at your destination and discover that your clubs are damaged. That would be so disappointing.
To protect your clubs, start with your golf club covers. Protecting the heads and shafts of your clubs is essential. Using golf club covers on the course, packing for your trip, and while clubs are in-transit will safeguard your clubs. This is important because your clubs are an investment. Damaged clubs with knicks or scrapes on the golf head can negatively impact your game. You do not want to travel hundreds of miles and not enjoy your rounds of golf.
Golf Travel Bags
Now that your clubs are ready to go, you need a travel bag. There are many options from which you can select. Golf travel bags are available with hard shells, soft shells, or hybrid – soft and hard components.
Many golfers feel that cases with hard exteriors offer slightly more protection for your clubs. Hard shell travel bags are more costly than soft shell bags; however, these bags are more durable. If you are traveling by air, the extra safeguarding your clubs may be worth the money.
On the other hand, soft shell cases still offer protection for your clubs. Some find these bags easier to maneuver. If you will usually drive for your trips, a bag with a softer exterior might be better for you. Moving your clubs in and out of your car can be more manageable with these bags.
The hybrid bag offers a combination of both. At the top of these bags, there is a hard exterior. This offers a solid layer of protection for the heads of your clubs. Near the bottom of the bags, there is a softer outer layer, making the bag easier to manipulate.
Any choice of bag will give you the ability to travel with your clubs. Check the padding in the bag. Be sure you are comfortable that this will care for you clubs. Additionally, wheels are an important consideration. Trekking your way in and out of the airport is easier if you can pull your bag.
What Else to Pack
In most golf travel bags there is extra storage space. When selecting your golf travel bag, look for one that has outside pockets and space inside the bag. These spots are great for your golf accessories such as golf balls, tees, and your glove. Inside the bag, roll-up your raingear along with a collapsible umbrella. Don’t forget an extra sweater and a few pairs of socks. Now, you will be prepared for changes in the weather.
Have a great trip!