Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Golf Travel Tip: Consider Rental Clubs

About a year ago, I published a post about leaving your golf clubs at home. It bears repeating.

Golfers are certainly picky when it comes to their clubs. Using another set of clubs is like wearing someone else's underwear, wrong on so many levels. But, nowadays you can rent top-quality clubs from major retailers, golf shops and golf courses. You can probably even find your own clubs, or something very close.

Fees vary, but they're quite reasonable. Depending on your location, you may be able to find rental clubs for a few dollars per day to around $50 per week.

I think it's worth the few extra dollars in exchange for the reduced hassle of keeping up with your clubs, or the damage that you risk to them, on a trip of any length.


cheap golf guru said...

I had a guy suggest a business to me in Ireland one time - a company that rents out brand name sets to Americans on golf holidays to the Emerald Isle.

Think it would have been a great idea, but i was only there short term...idea is there if anyone wants to run with it.

AH said...

I think it's a great idea. I think it's even feasible to operate such a business from the US, that is, if you had a contact(s) in IRE/SCO/ENG, etc. that would deliver the clubs. Maybe partner with golf courses over there. Just thinking off the top of my head.

Thanks for commenting.