Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Definitive Packing List for a Guys Golf Trip

How about taking a golf trip, for two days or 10 days, and being certain you have everything you need. Everything is packed for the course, for dinner, for everything. Well, keep this checklist and you'll be set.

  • Money - Cash, credit/ATM cards, and checks (just in case they don't take cards)

  • Plenty of golf balls - Don't wait until you get to the course, or you'll have to empty your wallet and bank account.

  • Plenty of tees - No one likes to get to the 1st tee box and realize they don't have tees.

  • Cool divot tool - Just makes you look like you can play, even when you maybe can't.

  • Sunscreen - No matter who you are, for or five hours in the sun is bad without protection.

  • Power/protein bars - Pack them in your golf bag and forget about it. You're stomach will remind you when it's time.

  • Two bottles of water (at least) - Again, you will be reminded at the right time.

  • Golf towel and one extra - If it's hot, that bottled water and an extra towel will come in handy to keep grips and hands sweat-free.

  • Rain gear - If you pack rain gear, you can be assured it won't rain.

  • Golf shoes

  • Golf clubs - Don't forget those.

Take clothes for the course and a change for afterwards, for each day of the trip. Remember, weather appropriate.

Now for the things we always forget one or more of:

  • Underwear for each day, maybe some extras
  • Socks (for golf and otherwise)
  • Belts
  • Shoes (casual and event-appropriate)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush
  • Tootpaste
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Tylenol/Aspirin/Excedrin, etc.
  • Shampoo/soap (travel size)

Pretty comprehensive list. Minimal baggage required and you're prepared for California or Maine or anywhere in between. If you think of anything else, post a comment.

1 comment:

Greeku said...

Thanks for the tips. I like the Golf Package to stay after the play.