5 Tips for Packing Right for a Golf Holiday

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Is this your first time going for a golf holiday? Do you know what to pack and what not to pack? Have you had some sort of experience with regards to what a golf holiday could look like? Do you know the necessary gears to put on a plane for such a trip? Have you ever made plans towards a golf weekend getaway? So many questions right? Well it is expected, so many professionals, amateurs in the game of golf have had to undergo stress, ask themselves the questions above, frustrations, the first time they make a trip for a golf weekend getaway or a golf holiday as others would call it due to inexperience on how to plan or get things right the first time. For this reason, here are a few tips to get you started on how to plan and prepare for a cool golf holiday. Weather Conditions: This is a very important factor to consider when making a list because the weather condition of your destination would sure determine the sort of items you would need. Let’s take for example you take a trip to Scotland during the spring; It is obvious that your list of items would sure defer if you were travelling to Vietnam during the rainy season. Although there are some compulsory items, you would always need, no matter the weather condition of your destination; they are, sunglasses, sunscreen, a golf cap, a light jacket; in some cases you might even require an umbrella; so take note. In any case, just make sure you check with your travel agent with regards to the weather condition of your destination before you make your trip. Clothes and Shoes: Now you may be wondering why this should even be offered as a tip. Agreed, the game of golf is known to have a universal style of dressing, which is the polo shirt and the khaki pants; but have you ever wondered what you’d go through if you happened to go to a destination where it’s cold all the time, without preparation? So just think about this, it would be advisable you check directly with the golf courses for their specific dress codes before you make your trip. Purchase Golfing Travel Insurance: Without a doubt, gears used for the game of golf and a golf holiday can be pretty expensive and you never can tell what uncertainties might lie ahead, such as an accident or a theft or some sort of damage to the gears and equipment. Hence it is always advisable that if you are going for such a trip, you should undoubtedly try to purchase golfing travel insurance; so you can get insured in the event of any mishap. Protecting your golf clubs, bag and accessories: It is well known that a lot of professional and amateur golfers prefer to travel with their personal clubs, golf bags and accessories, for which they always take extra measure to get them all protected during the trip. As a tip and an advice if you are travelling with your own clubs, golf bags and accessories, you should try and get a PVC pipe, which you can purchase at a hardware store. Now the essence of the PVC pipe, if you place it in the centre of your golf...

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Guan Tianlang – A Young Golf Prodigy to Reckon With

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

It is probably not a familiar scene to witness a 14 year old taking part in golf Masters Tournament, but as it would be, the mere mention of the name Guan Tianlang, obviously presents an exception and a tingle to the ears. Born in the city of Guangzhou in China, on October 25, 1998, the 14 year old youngster was able to qualify for the 2013 Masters Tournament by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in 2012, a game hosted in Thailand. Guan shocked everyone by making flawless shots of 65, 64, 71 and 72 and secured himself the championship. He Started playing golf aged 4. After winning the championship, in an interview, Guan said, “I’m really proud of myself”, he also added, “I think it really helps Chinese golf. They will train even harder. I’m very happy about it. The game changer for the youngster came when he was able to putt the 72nd hole by utilizing his belly putter, a common sight for him on the greens; he celebrated by punching the air, a sure sign of victory. This single move brought back a nostalgia feeling to observers and spectators, who without a doubt compared the move to signatory moves made by Tiger woods. When asked about the World’s golf champion, Guan replied saying he had met the Golf superstar a couple of times and even had the privilege of playing practice rounds with both Woods and Ben Crenshaw before the tournament.  In his own words, Tiger woods had this to say about Guan, “It’s frightening to think that he was born after I won my first Masters. I mean, that’s just frightening. It’s exciting that I have inspired kids to play and not just here in the States but obviously in China and around the world. Guan on the other hand confessed to having a great feeling just playing with Woods and how much confidence he’s gained from the experience.  Guan Tianlang is known to average just about 250 yards from the tee and before he won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, he was able to surpass his competition by winning the 11-12 division of the 2011 Junior World Golf Championship with just 11 strokes. This victory was the requirement for a position in the 2012 China Open; at this point, Guan had taken the title to become the world’s youngest player to participate in a European Tour event. In an interview with another amateur, Oliver Goss, he had this to say about Guan, “He is too young to be intimidated”. Let’s start to enroll your kids to junior golf lessons that nurtures their interest and stresses having...

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