It’s beginning to look a lot like the golf off season. The miserable time of year has arrived where; dependent on location, Mother Nature eliminates any possibility of playing golf. The ground begins to freeze and eventually, the undeniable doom arrives; masked as white fluffy stuff. This is the season for golf simulators; the desperate alternative for every ‘crack addict’ golfer out there. While this alternative may float your boat for the time being, the only real escape out of this miserable situation is to go road tripping with the golf clubs. This highly anticipated ‘golf road trip’ provides the golfer’s soul with a much needed boost, a glimmer of hope and belief that springtime will come back, and that golf will return soon enough.
The best part of a golf road trip is the anticipation to play again. It doesn’t really matter where one is going, what’s most important is that one is getting away, leaving the cold terrain for greener pastures. The drive away from home is very easy; everyone is fueled with adrenaline and excitement. The planning stages of the trip are as thrilling as the experience itself. Scouring the internet for the great courses to play, dreaming of checking off all of the top public courses available to play. The most important part of the golf road trip is in having a lot of semi quality golf balls in the car, ready to be hit at any point along the way. Stopping every few hours or so at rest areas or by the side of the road to hit golf balls out in the open allows us to release that tapped energy inside. Having an organized itinerary that allows you to manage your daylight correctly is also important in order to play those 36 holes every day! The beauty of golf is the availability in playing the game on all sorts of landscapes and different designs.
About 80% of conversations and thoughts on the way there are golf related; the golf swing, expectations of your game, choosing the golf courses to play and so on… In my opinion, the true golf road trip will be spent almost entirely in the car or on the golf course. There is always the option and opportunity to plan things in order to catch a PGA tour event along the way, or a European Tour event in Europe. Anything to ignite that golf passion! Driving 20 plus hours to play golf for a week is easy, and a whole lot of fun! Now all it takes is just a little time to get away and all these dreams can turn into reality.
Where are you going on your next golf trip?