What to bring for overseas golf?
Posts : 35
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 37
Location : Woodlands
|Subject: What to bring for overseas golf? Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:26 pm|| |
I am going for my first overseas gold game in Oct via air, besides the travel bag so that I can lock my clubs... May I know is there any do and don't and what gear should I bring along?
I hope seniors and guru can advise me on this.
Posts : 208
Join date : 2010-06-22
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:46 pm|| |
Shoes, gloves, Balls, Tees, Umbrella, Sunblock, camera and umbrella.
Posts : 35
Join date : 2010-07-15
Age : 37
Location : Woodlands
Hall of Fame Golfer
Posts : 8185
Join date : 2009-06-19
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:24 pm|| |
I know some golfers who actually tot of bringing their 2nd choice clubs for overseas games. My 2cents, if the overseas games are in some prime area ie to me is like Mission , Bintan, etc etc....I will actually recommend to bring your best set...
the whole point is to give one self to play ones best especially for those overseas games at prime course.
Posts : 126
Join date : 2010-05-16
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:38 pm|| |
Do remember to get some form of insurance be it travel or golf for your trip.
Bring enough balls too, and always, always remember to padlock your golf travel bags when checking in.
If going Australia, do make sure your golf shoes (the bottom) are free from mud.
Posts : 3798
Join date : 2009-10-09
Age : 52
Location : Wherever my feet take me....
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:01 am|| |
daren26, I prefer to keep my bag as light as possible so I bring my lightest stand bag along. Protect your clubs with individual head covers so they won't knock against each other when the baggage handlers chucks your bag around. Besides the individual head and iron covers, I further tuck my irons inside one of the japanese iron covers that have a drawstring. Double protection.
Balls I just bring enough or a little less for the rounds I play, if I need more, I buy there. Thailand especially can get tons of cheap balls. Balls are the second heaviest addition to your golf bag. I used to bring more than needed, not so bad last time when golf bags weren't weighed on checking in, which they now are. Too heavy and you pay excess, meaning you won't have much room for shopping.
Your travel bag should also strike a good balance between protection and light weight. Never use one of those all fabric ones that allow your golf bag's handle to slip through. They're only good for a day trip to Bintan or Batam.
Bring at least two pairs of gloves and it'd be good if one of them is a rain glove just in case.
Umbrella, bring cheap and light one but full sized of course.
And I remove all collectors tags or towels so they won't be lost or stolen. For me at least, it really bugs me when I lose one of those, and I don't want that weighing on my mind if one mysteriously disappears on my trip.
Lock your travel bag with a good lock, although that I have found is practically useless. Baggage handlers know all the tricks. And I've been shown how to open up a locked zippered bag in just five seconds with just a cheap pen, and then close up the zips again so no one is the wiser. Alarming!
Super Active Golfer
Posts : 1400
Join date : 2009-07-27
Location : Jurong
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:36 am|| |
A good travel bag can be very useful and less heartbreaking when all clubs arrived safe and sound back home after the return flight.
I have always been carrying my first choice set of clubs around. 2 to 7 hours flights are standards.
I still carry my 9.5inch cart bag cos I find it more sturdy then standbags.
Also, after 3 travel bags torn and broken, I have learnt to trust the Ogio STraightjacket. Highly recommended to me by Birdman, and I swear by it after 2 months!
Very Active Golfer
Posts : 531
Join date : 2009-06-22
Location : One Degree North!
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:26 am|| |
You'll probably remember all the big items ("Where's my favorite wedge???") and the folks above have given you lots and lots of great ideas to make sure all goes well.
My 2 cents is a small plastic bottle/tube of bug repellent, a few full size bandaids and a little tube of general topical antiseptic. Nothing worse than a new "blister" to ruin a decent vacation.
PS: Don't go cheap on bringing enough tees. sure they are cheap but try buying some at a course at $5.00 for half a dozen plastic junk tees because that's all they have available on the day you need some.
Have a great time!!
Very Active Golfer
Posts : 717
Join date : 2010-07-13
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:23 am|| |
One small advice, on my first trip out, I came back with itch on my lower legs... i reckon that was coz of irritants from the grass. Bug repellent before the game and soothing moisturiser after the game should be useful.
Have a good game!
|Subject: Re: What to bring for overseas golf? || |
Total Donation till date to
Autism Association (SG): S$46,285
|» Golf in Cebu|
by freedrop Today at 9:43 am
» Kia Classic Preview, Pairings, and Much More!
by tonyj5 Today at 6:56 am
» OCC term member
by kspl Yesterday at 10:57 am
» Titleist Trial at MBGC
by Titleist Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:57 pm
» YouTube Golf Channel (by Yaozza)
by timang84 Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:45 pm
» Bank of Hope Founders Cup Preview, Pairings, and More
by tonyj5 Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 am
» Restoration of Scotty putters
by vivavic Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:25 pm
» Golf sunscreen is a part of your equipment. Why are you not using the best?
by golfersskinsingapore Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:57 pm
» Hello everyone :)
by willytan Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:53 am
» Looking for good golf coach
by willytan Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:34 pm
» LPGA Player Profile: Belen Mozo (Photos)
by tonyj5 Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:48 am
» JDM clubs - Worth it?
by willytan Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm
» Driving range to play on grass
by danielleecm Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:08 am
» Golf Bag Custom Embroidery
by montageme Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:38 am
» Stats & Facts Vol 32 - Fast Starts (and much more)
by tonyj5 Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:56 am
» HSBC Women's Champions Preview, Pairings, and Much More
by tonyj5 Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:33 pm
» Paula Creamer Parts Ways With Longtime Caddie!
by tonyj5 Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:10 am
» NSRCC ordinary membership...pls advise
by equin0x Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:49 pm
» How much is Ping Crossover?
by billcoke Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:41 pm
» my golf kaki - Whatsapp group chat
by felixchu Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:48 pm
» Kranji weekday voucher
by coe16arg Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:20 pm
» Honda LPGA Thailand Preview, Pairings, and Much More.
by tonyj5 Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:14 am
» Beginners' game for high handicappers...
by dayveed Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:06 pm
» Golfing Lab Ria Bintan Golf Camp in March 2017
by Jade18 Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:24 pm
» Sembawang weekend golfer
by dayveed Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:41 pm
» Need help with MBGC booking system
by billcoke Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:02 am
» Newbie usually at BB
by issey999 Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 am
» Most Popular Photos of the Year - 2016
by tonyj5 Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:44 am
» Coach for a complete beginner
by alfis Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:05 pm
» Thana City & Muang Keaw (Bangkok)
by Noriki Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:50 am
» ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Preview, Pairings, and More
by Ant Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:06 am
» Newbie 2017
by izzx11 Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:57 pm
» Hello Everyone! :)
by dariustanbr Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:49 pm
» hi - new to forum
by dayveed Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:03 pm
» Ria Bintan's FIRST ANNIVERSARY Promotion!
by colin2011 Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:26 am
» Ria Bintan Golf Club
by sebastianlim Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:04 am
» Solheim Cup Update: U.S. Players Fighting For Remaining Spot
by tonyj5 Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:42 am
» 3D golf course mapping / rendering
by stormriders99 Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:47 am
» ELS Desaru Promotion Rate by me
by famacdonald Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:58 pm
» Green Horn with regular practise
by hockie1992 Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:23 am
» LPGA Player Profile: Brittany Lincicome
by tonyj50 Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:13 am
» How Good Are This Year's LPGA Rookies?
by tonyj50 Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 pm
» Brittany Lincicome Wins, Nelly Korda Shines!
by tonyj50 Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:47 am
» Pure Silk LPGA Classic Preview, Pairings, and More.
by tonyj50 Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:02 pm
» Looking for a set of beginner golf clubs
by zhiming1 Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:29 pm