What to Pack for a Golf Trip

By Timothy Bodamer
Knowing what to pack will make your golf trip more enjoyable.
Knowing what to pack will make your golf trip more enjoyable.

Going on a golf vacation can be fun with friends or family. But before you jump on the plane, pack all of the essentials to ensure an enjoyable golf trip. This includes everything from apparel to golf gadgets. Some items will protect you from inclement weather, and perhaps help you lower your golf score.

Preparation

Knowing the weather forecast for your golf trip will help determine what clothing to bring. If the forecast calls for cold and wet weather, pack extra socks, gloves and rain gear. If your are bringing your clubs, find out the airline baggage costs before traveling. Flying on airline with a free baggage allowance could save you money. Keep a folder for golf reservations, hotel confirmation at the golf resort and rental car information.

Basics

Besides golf bags and clubs, golfers should carry all of the accessories for the trip. This includes tees, ball markers and a divot tool. You can bring at least a dozen golf balls to save you from buying more. Pack your shoes in your golf bag or luggage.

Travel Bag

Use a travel bag to carry your clothes and golf equipment. A hard-cover case willo protect your clubs. A rolling duffel bag that is lightweight and sturdy can hold your clothes and golf accessories.

Technology

Carrying a golf GPS system can help you and the rest of your foursome track distances. A camera will capture all of the moments on the link. Your cell phone and charger are important for communication on and off the course. Music mp3 players can help you loosen up while you take swings on the practice range.

Clothes

The weather will determine what clothes to take. In general, always pack golf pants, polo shirts, baseball hats or visors, and golf sweater or pullover. If you are playing in a warm climate, pack golf shorts.

About the Author

Tim Bodamer is a freelance writer based in Seminole, Florida. He attended Edinboro Univerity of Pennsylvania where he studied journalism. He has 15 years of writing experience and specializes in sports, business and general interest topics.

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