A Golf Vacation Without Leaving Home

It is the time of year when most golfers are planning or dreaming of going on a golf vacation. I am one of those golfers, yet here I sit at home in the freezing cold dreaming of hitting the links. Well, I only have 96 days to go before opening day at Osprey Links Golf Course. Since I am not heading south for a few weeks, what is a golfer to do?

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Course Review: Seguin Valley Golf Club

Jim and Blair at Sequin Valley Golf Club

Sequin Valley should be on your list of must play courses. I recently ventured down to Parry Sound for a round of golf and the full Sequin Valley experience. Blair and I did not know what to expect, but we had heard great things about Seguin Valley. During the entire trip, we talked extensively about the positives of this course and both walked away very impressed. I can tell you from the very start, I was not disappointed. Because of my positive experience with the course and staff, I am already planning a trip for next year.  Continue reading

Travelling With Golf Clubs

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Ice Storm – I need a golfing vacation!

Another Christmas Day is in the books! I hope everyone enjoyed their time with their special someone and had time to relax, eat, and laugh until your belly hurt. For most of us, winter is still limiting our ability to hit the links. With cold temperatures limit our activities, thoughts of sugar plums in our heads has shifted to golf trips to warmer climates. If you are planning on travelling to play golf anytime soon, it is important to pack your clubs with care.

Packing golf clubs properly makes a tremendous difference to their well-being. Additionally, identifying them with a unique tag, cloth, or ribbon is a must to prevent confusion at your destination. But, these are just a few things that every golfer could do to make sure their golf vacation an overwhelming success.  Mark Aumann at the PGA has even more great tips. Here is he has to say:

  • Try to get a non-stop flight, if possible. 
  • Get a durable, well-made travel bag. 
  • If you use a soft-sided bag, don’t forget to pack a golf club protection device. 
  • Don’t forget that golf bags are considered “oversized check-in”. 
  • Add some personal ID marking to your bag. 
  • Don’t wind up with more luggage than you need. 
  • Think about a cab or car service (or ride to airport).
  • Pack your clubs so they won’t move around in the travel bag. 
  • Use your travel bag for additional storage. 
  • Don’t leave your expensive electronics in your golf bag. 
  • If you’re still leery of putting your equipment on a plane, do use a shipping service. 

For more details, you can read his entire article at PGA.com.

Planning a golf trip anywhere warm is always fun. Proper care of your golf clubs only enhances the experience. I am not planning a golf trip this year, but if you are, I would like to hear about it. So drop me a line and let me know where you are going! It is always fun to share golfing stories when snowbound for 4 months!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links