Indispensable Tips For Your Golf Trip
If you really want to enjoy your golf trip there are a number of elements that you should consider, preparing a trip seems easy but we always find small details that we had not taken into account and that can end up ruining your getaway. From our personal and professional experience we want to give you a series of guidelines to ensure the success of your trip.
AS REGARDS THE DESTINY
You have to choose the destination very carefully depending on the date you travel, many places change radically depending on the season of the year. The most popular golf courses require that you book several months in advance, while the lesser known ones allow you to enter the day. Do not forget to check the conditions of reservation of the field you go to to avoid unpleasant surprises.
It seems a no-brainer, but the company you go with depends largely on the success of the trip, choose those who know more and enjoy each other’s company to make the trip as fun as possible for everyone. Avoid mixing very different temperaments, even if they are friends. People respond differently to the stress of a trip.
AS REGARDS BAGGAGE
Make a list of the material that you usually use in your usual field, so as not to forget anything at the time of packing. Above all remember to include in your luggage the most useful items such as sunscreen, water clothes or an umbrella, because if you forget to buy them you could leave much more expensive in your destination.
Take a pair of spare golf shoes, a pair of shoes can always get wet or damaged and you could find yourself without this essential part of the equipment for the next day’s round, if you do not include a second pair of golf shoes in your luggage.
Regarding the golf clubs to transport them invest in a good travel bag preferably rigid and thus will be more protected Pack your clubs with great care, if you use a travel bag of soft tissue, protect your clubs by wrapping with fabrics, towels or plastic of bubbles. As an added precaution, some golfers introduce a broom handle, or something similar, into the club bag, a bit longer in length than the driver, to absorb any impact on the top.
Take advantage of the available space of the bag, to transport shoes, and sportswear that can also be very useful to cushion blows, in addition to anything else you may need. Clearly identify your bag of clubs with your name and phone number (or name of the hotel where you will stay at destination), as the rest of your luggage and close it safely. If you are going to take a long trip or you are going to carry a lot of luggage, a bag with wheels will make it much easier for you to move your luggage.
AS REGARDS THE TRANSPORTATION ENVIRONMENT
If you travel by plane remember that there are a number of restrictions that have to do with luggage. Check with the airline with which you will travel the cost of excess baggage. Weigh your suitcases, bag of sticks and the rest of household goods and anticípate. Knowing in advance the rates of travel with your golf clubs will avoid taking unpleasant surprises when you are at the airport check-in counter. There are many factors that must be taken into account, which will change completely depending on the company with which you fly. Each airline has its own policy on the transport of sports equipment, so it is necessary to devote a special time to this topic before booking your flight and studying the different options. We must know exactly the conditions for transport (packaging, weight, cost,
Being a special baggage should be checked at the specific counters of delivery of heavy luggage and large, and in many cases are different counters to the billing of the rest of suitcases, therefore you must be with more time in advance at the airport if you do not want to miss the flight.
When dealing with special luggage there is a greater possibility, that the clubs do not arrive the same day with us with everything that implies. But there are more risks, due to the dimensions, the bag may suffer damage to the conveyor belts.
An important point especially if you are going to fly to airports in the United States, or large airports, if you have been playing within the 7 days prior to flying you should know that the fertilizer used in many golf courses can leave a trace on the shoes of golf and in the bag. This must be communicated in the event it is detected as it can be confused with the trace of substances not allowed to transport on an airplane.
Remember that sports or bulky luggage is the first thing that is billed and also the last thing to leave, you’ll have to wait a little longer on the luggage tape when you arrive at your destination. This is very important if you have to do a transfer of plane or with some other means of transport, calculate the times with enough margin so that you can arrive with tranquility and avoid losing the connection.
If we travel through the national territory, it is cheaper and advisable to send the sticks by land transport through ordinary parcel services, since as a rule it is very expensive to travel by plane with golf clubs. Even many times sending them by express transport is cheaper than the option to fly with them. The only downside is that you have to send them a few days in advance of our arrival at the destination, but on the other hand, we will save space and comfort in the vehicle in which we have to move to or from the airport, especially if we travel with more players in the same vehicle.