Many snowbound golfers dream of travelling for golf. We think about heading someplace warm and enjoying our time on the links. Planned trips are generally for a week or more and there is no question our clubs are at the top of the list of items to carry. Next will be golfing clothes and the rest of the required items, well just does not matter.
Taking your clubs on vacation is a no brainer, but what about a quick trip unforecasted trip for work. Your job sends you someplace warm with the opportunity to play courses you would not normally have access too. You have a real dilemma, take your clubs or not?
Through the years, I was afforded the opportunity to golf while away for work. I have golfed all over North America and one trip to Europe where golf was definitely on the agenda. Interestingly, I never carried any clubs with me; I always rented or borrowed a set.
Naturally not having my own clubs proved challenging sometimes, but the goal of these outings was just to play golf. Usually, I played a round of golf with a friend or two, so the score was less important in the big scheme of things.
Thinking back, I could have taken my clubs on a few trips, however I am not convinced it would have improved the golfing experience. I do not look back with any regrets, but with wonderment. Since I have never carried my clubs on a business trip, I have no frame of reference as to the value of bringing them. So I asking what you think.
Is there value in carrying my own clubs on a business trip for a round or two? Share your thoughts, it might influence my future travel plans.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!